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French and Benelux Chocolatier Competition 2019 Grand Jury Finalists

April 11, 2019 3:51 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the third French Chocolatier Competition and the second Benelux competition which were judged from 5-8 April, 2019 in Paris.

The judging panel was made up of pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs, as well as members of our Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and four days of Main round judging. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry will receive a prize.

The 2019 French Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Mascarin (France)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Ara Chocolat (France)
Le Petit Chocolatier (France)
Raoul Boulanger (France)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Ara Chocolat (France)
Au Bon Chocolat (France)
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France)
Le Lautrec (France)
Le Petit Chocolatier (France)
Ô gourmandises d’Alice (France)
Paries (France)
Patrick Gelencser Chocolatier (France)
Weiss (France)

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France)
Raoul Boulanger (France)

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

Ô gourmandises d’Alice (France)


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Au Bon Chocolat (France)
Joel Vilcoq Chocolatier (France)
Le Lautrec (France)
Raoul Boulanger (France)

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Le Lautrec (France)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Comptoir du Cacao (France)
Paries (France)

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Au Bon Chocolat (France)


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Weiss (France)

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Orangettes and Co. (France)


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Charles Chocolartisan (France)
Paries (France)


The 2019 Benelux Finalists are:


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

patisseire-chocolaterie Yasushi Sasaki (Belgium)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Chocolatier Reen (Belgium)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Carré Noir (Belgium)
Centho Chocolates (Belgium)
Chocolatier M (Belgium)
Chocolatier Reen (Belgium)
Mr. Togo Matsuda (Belgium)
Patisserie-Chocolaterie Yasushi Sasaki (Belgium)
Shinichi Asaba (Belgium)

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Chocolatier M (Belgium)
Patisserie-Chocolaterie Yasushi Sasaki (Belgium)


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Chocolatier M (Belgium)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Carré Noir (Belgium)
Chocolatier M (Belgium)


Caramels

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Chocolatier M (Belgium)