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Eastern European Chocolatier Competition 2019 – Winners

March 31, 2019 10:09 am by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our fifth Eastern European Competition, which was judged from 8 – 12 March, 2019 in Florence, Italy. The competition encompasses Eastern, Central and North Eastern Europe and is the first international competition to support the growing interest in fine cacao and fine chocolate making in these regions.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Florence, joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.

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Prizes

The categories judged included flavoured bars, filled chocolates and spreads and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. Plain/origin and plain milk or white bars will be judged at the 2019 European Bean-to-bar Competition, June 12–16, in Copenhagen, Denmark. All judging is anonymised, including at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules.

Awards are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Benjamissimo  (Bulgaria) – Benjamissimo Raw cacao nibs / Dark 75% (**)

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Alma Cokolady  (Slovakia) – Biela čokoláda s kávou Etiópia


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – Praline “Chulu-lulu” (**)
Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Balsamic vinegar ganache

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Demeter Chocolate  (Hungary) – Irsai Olivér Grape Pálinka Truffle
Silver: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – “Dark honey” bonbon (**)


Nuts

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF105
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe RF109

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – “Dream of Asia” bonbons (**)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Bronze: Lyra  (Slovakia) – White praline

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF107
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF103
Bronze: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF104

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Absolut hazelnuts caramel
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF108


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Voilé VL103
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 Raspberry
Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Lemon, honey, rosemary caramel
Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Rum caramel in dark chocolate.

Milk chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Gold: Nobilis  (Hungary) – Yoghurt White chocolate coated cherries
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe RF106


Special awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Special – Local ingredients: Demeter Chocolate  (Hungary) – Irsai Olivér Grape Pálinka Truffle
Gold – Dark milk: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – “Dark honey” bonbon
Special – Local ingredients: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – “Dark honey” bonbon

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Special – Craft: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF105
Special – Recipe: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF105