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) – Chocolat blanc au biscuit et au citron


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Le Petit Chocolatier (France) – Ganache Bean-to-Bar Colombie 73 %
Ara Chocolat (France) – Ganache Nature Chuncho
Ara Chocolat (France) – Ganache nature Colombia 70%
Raoul Boulanger (France) – Pérou

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Le Lautrec (France) – Hypnose
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – Chocolat Noir aux cèpes
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – Fiorone – chocolat noir aux figues
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – Abeilles à Manu – chocolat noir au Miel
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – Nepita – chocolat noir à la Nepita
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – Pain d’épices – chocolat noir
Ô gourmandises d’Alice (France) – Le Terroir
Ô gourmandises d’Alice (France) – L’Estival
Le Petit Chocolatier (France) – Ganache Menthe Fraîche
Weiss (France) – Ganache Sureau Cassis
Weiss (France) – Ganache Rose Framboise
Patrick Gelencser Chocolatier (France) – Ganache Poivre de Timut
Au Bon Chocolat (France) – Durdat-Larequille
Ara Chocolat (France) – Ganache ananas caramelisés
Ara Chocolat (France) – Ganache fruit de la passion
Paries (France) – PARIES

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – Anto – chocolat Lait Cigare Origine
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – chocolat lait au miel de lavande
Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C. (France) – Chocolat lait aux fruits de la passion
Raoul Boulanger (France) – Brésil

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

Ô gourmandises d’Alice (France) – L’Exotique


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Le Lautrec (France) – Dandy
Le Lautrec (France) – Nougatine Noir
Joel Vilcoq Chocolatier (France) – Praliné Sarrasin
Au Bon Chocolat (France) – Saint Bonnet
Raoul Boulanger (France) – Fleur de sel

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Le Lautrec (France) – Marcos

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Paries (France) – Iranja
Comptoir du Cacao (France) – Praliné Noix de Pécan Chocolat Blond

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Au Bon Chocolat (France) – Enrobés Noisette


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Weiss (France) – Pâte de Fruit Fraise Basilic

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Orangettes and Co. (France) – Orangette parisienne


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Charles Chocolartisan (France) – Nutôloire
Paries (France) – Pâte à Tartiner Paries


The 2019 Benelux Finalists are:


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

patisseire-chocolaterie Yasushi Sasaki (Belgium) – Caramel miso cacahouette piquant


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Chocolatier Reen (Belgium) – Infinite Belize

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Patisserie-Chocolaterie Yasushi Sasaki (Belgium) – Ganache thé vert Hoji Cha (torréfié)
Shinichi Asaba (Belgium) – Chocolat caramel et fruit de la passion
Mr. Togo Matsuda (Belgium) – Yuzu-praline jasmine
Centho Chocolates (Belgium) – Yuzu
Centho Chocolates (Belgium) – Fortunella
Chocolatier Reen (Belgium) – Adventurous Bergamot
Carré Noir (Belgium) – Volga
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Dalmore Experience
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Colombian Power

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Patisserie-Chocolaterie Yasushi Sasaki (Belgium) – ganache Matcha
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Sudachi Fizz


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Tokio Dreams

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Carré Noir (Belgium) – Pistache
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Eclectic summer


Caramels

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Peanuts & Co.
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Oriental