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Central American Competition Winners – 2018

December 7, 2018 11:45 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the second Central American Support Competition (Segunda Competencia de Chocolates de Centro América 2018), which was judged in Guatemala City, Guatemala 1 – 5 December 2018.

The second Central American competition recognises the tradition and culture of chocolate and cacao over thousands of years in the historical Mesoamerica area. The competition aims to help develop local production of craft and fine flavour chocolate products in the emerging fine chocolate industry and stimulate the production of fine cacao in the Central American region.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Guatemala, joined by local chefs and technical experts.

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Prizes

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Feliu Chocolate  (Mexico) – Criollo Marfil – La Rioja
Silver: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Rio Waslala
Silver: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Waslala
Silver: Feliu Chocolate  (Mexico) – Soconusco
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Quetzalli 85%
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Quetzalli uranga
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Quetzalli wolter
Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 65%
Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 70%
Silver: Zucoleto  (Honduras) – Chocolate Oscuro 70%
Bronze: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70%
Bronze: Kotowa Chocolate Victoria  (Panama) – Chocolate oscuro 70%
Bronze: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala
Bronze: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala & Guatuso
Bronze: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – 65% Chocolate Oscuro
Bronze: Tropical Chocolate Café  (Panama) – Tropical Chocolate 70%
Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 75%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Tenorio Dark 70%
Silver: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Soconusco 70 ( * MAYARI CASTELLANOS)
Silver: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate Dark 75%
Silver: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala & Guatuso
Silver: XKIK’ chocolate de origen  (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Plantación El Rocío
Silver: XKIK’ chocolate de origen  (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Sarabia
Bronze: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – Blanco Marfil 75% Cacao
Bronze: XKIK’ chocolate de origen  (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Galeana
Bronze: XKIK’ chocolate de origen  (Mexico) – 75% cacao, Galeana

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)

Silver: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 85% Finca La Cruz
Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 85%
Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 85% Finca La Catarina
Bronze: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Rioja 85
Bronze: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Upala Single Origin 85%
Bronze: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 90% Upala

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars made with alternative natural sugar

Bronze: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Candid

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Silver: Zucoleto  (Honduras) – Chocolate con leche 45%

Plain/origin ‘dark’ milk chocolate bars (50% and over)

Gold: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Tableta Fino de Leche
Silver: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 65% Dark Milk San Jose del Real de La Carrera
Bronze: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate 60% Milk
Bronze: SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Talamanca 63%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Silver: Danta Chocolate  (Guatemala) – Maya Rojo Milk

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

Gold: Danta Chocolate  (Guatemala) – White Chocolate


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 50% Mocha Guanaca San Jose/Ayutepeque
Silver: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Ginger
Silver: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Orange
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Quetzalli Piña (**)
Bronze: Wolter  (Mexico) – Quetzalli Criollo Pasión 70% (**)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Silver: Tropical Chocolate Café  (Panama) – Tropical Chocolate 65% (**)
Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 75% Cacao Con Gengibre y Galleta (**)
Bronze: SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Roasted Almond 70% (**)
Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate Oscuro con Banano (**)

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Bronze: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Passion Fruit

Rough ground flavoured dark chocolate bars

Gold: Cacao Junajpu  (Guatemala) – Rustico Mayan Spice Cacao Bar

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate 60% Milk Chili (**)
Silver: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Lava – 56% Milk Chocolate with nutmeg & Chili (**)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Danta Chocolate  (Guatemala) – Milk Chocolate with Smoked Chile and Whole Cacao Beans (**)
Bronze: Estukurú  (Costa Rica) – Tableta chocolate con leche y maní garapiñado (**)

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – Chocolate Blanco con Limon y Sal Rosada (**)

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate Blanco Con Frambuesa (**)
Silver: Danta Chocolate  (Guatemala) – White with Nibs (**)
Silver: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Cañas, white 40% with cacao nibs (**)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Danta Chocolate  (Guatemala) – Zacapa Centenario (**)
Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Mayaland Flor de Jamaica Truffle (**)
Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Trufa De Chocolate Oscuro 75% Cacao con Nibs (**)

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Bronze: Danta Chocolate  (Guatemala) – Maracuyá y Chocolate de Leche (**)

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Bombón de Mantequilla (**)

Ganaches or truffles using mixed dark/milk/white for coating and fillings

Gold: SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Rompope truffle (**)
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – bombón de mezcal y balsámico (**)
Bronze: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Napana: Maracuya & Almendra By Chriss Macbeth (**)


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Bombón deMantquilla de Maní y Caramelo de Laurel (**)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Caramelized Macadamia


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Silver: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Praline Vainilla (**)

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Café Irlandés caramel (**)


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Mayaland Tamarind Truffle (**)

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Cascara de Naranja (**)


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Bronze: El Bastión  (Mexico) – EL BASTIÓN CREMA DE CHOCOLATE (**)


Drinks with dark chocolate

Dark drinking chocolate (made with water)

Gold: Chocolate Doña Mari  (Guatemala) – Chocolate en tableta de sabor Almendra
Silver: Cacao Junajpu  (Guatemala) – Mayan Spice Sipping Cacao (**)
Silver: Chocolate Doña Mari  (Guatemala) – Chocolate en tableta amargo al 70% de cacao
Silver: Chocolate Doña Mari  (Guatemala) – Chocolate en tableta, 100% de caca0
Silver: Xbalan’ke  (Guatemala) – Xbalan’Ke Artisanal chocolate powder (**)
Bronze: Chocolate Doña Mari  (Guatemala) – Chocolate en tableta sin sabor

Dark drinking chocolate (made with milk)

Gold: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Tibio de Cartago (**)
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Metate café cacao (**)
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Metate chile y pimienta (**)


Alcoholic drinks

Alcoholic drinks/liquors made with chocolate or cacao

Gold: Don Juan Cacao Liquor  (Nicaragua) – LIKAO
Silver: Don Juan Cacao Liquor  (Nicaragua) – Licor de Cacao Clasico
Silver: Don Juan Cacao Liquor  (Nicaragua) – Licor de Cacao Especial
Bronze: Don Juan Cacao Liquor  (Nicaragua) – Likao con stevia