Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Winners 2019

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

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Italian/Mediterranean Competition, which was judged in Florence, Italy from 8 – 12 March 2019. This competition was open to all companies with their main business or head office in the countries listed: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and all Middle East and North African companies.

The combined Italian National and Mediterranean regional chocolate competition brings together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean sea. Winners will pass through to the World Final in Florence, in October 2019.

This regional competition awards prizes for chocolatier products including filled chocolates/bonbons, pralines, flavoured bars and chocolate spreads. Plain/origin and flavoured bean-to-bar products from all European, African and Middle East chocolate makers will be judged at the European Bean-to-bar Chocolate Maker competition, held in Copenhagen, Denmark 12–16 June, 2019.

The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate.

Judges

The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs and members of our permanent international Grand Jury and guest judges.

Prizes

The categories judged included flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads, and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. 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 an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta al limone

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Speziali” fondente con caffè e cardamomo

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Speziali”: fondente con tè verde Sakura

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Insolito” gianduia salata

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Anchoa Monper

+ Special: Gastronomic

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Silver: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Curry con Kikos Monper

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte con sale e olio EVO

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte sale e liquerizia

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Volpati Davide  (Italy) – Gianduia ai Tre Gusti

Bronze: Volpati Davide  (Italy) – Gianduia Caterina

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Silver: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Leche Merengada Monper

Silver: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Mojito Monper

Silver: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta zafferano

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta sale delle Hawaii


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Buffalo Cream

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Giuseppe Manilia  (Italy) – Tartufo Piura 72,5%

+ Special: Classic

+ Gold: Alternate sugars

Silver: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Elba Piura

+ Special: Classic

Silver: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Piura Paolina

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Silosò

+ Special: Gastronomic

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee (**)

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Martinica Dream

Silver: Vestri  (Italy) – Praline Cipolla e Aceto Balsamico

+ Special: Gastronomic

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Caffè Turco (**)

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Passion Fruit (**)

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Albicocca e Sambuco

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Moscato e Menta

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Albicocca e Cognac

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

Gold: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Dressing

+ Special: Gastronomic

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Aleatica

+ Special: Local ingredients

+ Silver: Mixed dark/milk/white


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Menta e Liquirizia (**)

+ Gold: Flavoured cremino

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Giuinott (**)

+ Gold: Gianduiotto

+ Special: Innovation

Silver: Bardini  (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cannella e Calendula (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Fiore di malva e Cardamomo (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio di Bronte (**)

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bardini (**)

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Bardini (**)

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Cremino Tanzania (**)

Bronze: Giraudi  (Italy) – Croccantello Nocciola

Bronze: Giraudi  (Italy) – Gianduiotto 4.3

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Nocciola Piemonte Bassinata al Gianduia

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Wild oregano and lemon of Sorrento

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Cioccolateria Buschese Fagiolo Peirano  (Italy) – Bacio del Tricolore (Marchio Registrato)

+ Special: Classic

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: Vestri  (Italy) – Cremino Sale Miyakojima

Silver: Cioccolato TAF  (Italy) – Cremino al Rosmarino

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquerizia

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Noci

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

+ Special: Classic

+ Gold: Organic

Silver: Varvaro l’arte nobile del cioccolato  (Italy) – Cremino al Pistacchio e Nocciole

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Bronze: Varvaro l’arte nobile del cioccolato  (Italy) – Cremino a tre strati

Bronze: Vestri  (Italy) – Pralina Sale e Sesamo Nero Caramellato

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola (**)

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pistacchi di Bronte (**)

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Drageès Pistacchio Siciliano e arancia

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Dragees caramello e sale


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Gold: Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza  (Italy) – Sgranfgnòn

+ Gold: Boero

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Pelagagge Riccardo  (Italy) – Clementina candita con honeybush e mango

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Boero

+ Silver: Boero

+ Special: Local ingredients

Bronze: Oberhöller  (Italy) – Il coure al caramello (**)

Bronze: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Violetta

+ Special: Local ingredients

Milk chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté  (Italy) – Persi Pien

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Black Cherry (**)

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Fragole (**)

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Uvetta cioccolato al latte e mandorla


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Crema Nocciola +55 (**)

Silver: Ciokkolando di Grillo Salvatore  (Italy) – Crema Spalmabile Fondente EVO

Bronze: Ciokkolando di Grillo Salvatore  (Italy) – Crema Spalmabile Gianduia

Bronze: Vestri  (Italy) – La Pura

Bronze: Volpati Davide  (Italy) – Elenella Nocciola (**)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Crema da Spalmare Riccosa (**)


Milk spreads

Spreads with white chocolate

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno allo Zabaione