DACH Chocolatier Competition 2019 – Grand Jury Finalists

July 4, 2019 3:00 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the German, Austrian and Swiss Competition (DACH), The competition was held from 16–18 May 2019, with our regional partner, in Hannover, Germany.

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 two 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 German/Austrian/Swiss Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic No12 Lavendel & Anis
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany) – Dark chocolate with liquorice and salt

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

chocolate valley (Germany) – Bitterkuvertüre Walnuss Rosmarin Crunch
Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic No2 Pistazie & Kakaonibs
Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic No10 Wacholder & Tanne
Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Peperone Crusco

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Daja Chocolate (Germany) – Zartbitter Mousse Tafel

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany) – Milk chocolate with dark truffle/salt

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Anna Reckmann Pâtisserie – Chocolaterie (Germany) – Tassibe
Volcano (Germany) – Etna
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with salty roasted almonds
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany) – Milk chocolate with caramel and sea salt

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Chokumi (Germany) – Rote Bete | Himbeere | Thymian

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Blondie Tafelschokolade
Birgit Heel Pralinenschule & Manufaktur (Germany) – Mango-Maracuja-Cocos Schokolade

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Chokumi (Germany) – Yuzu | Erdnuss by Christian Bau
Anna Reckmann Pâtisserie – Chocolaterie (Germany) – Praline Kalamataolive
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Grapefruit
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Rye Whisky
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Beetroot Hibiscus
Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Emelie ´
Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Ines ´
Birgit Heel Pralinenschule & Manufaktur (Germany) – Mango-Balsamico-Praline Vegan
Anna Reckmann Pâtisserie – Chocolaterie (Germany) – Praline Cassis

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Chokumi (Germany) – Kings Whiskey-Nuggets
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Honey & Salt
Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´caramel y sel ´
Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Mogador ´

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

chocolate valley (Germany) – Tahiti Vanille Karamell
Trüffel Güse GmbH (Germany) – Golden vanilla
Birgit Heel Pralinenschule & Manufaktur (Germany) – Passionsfurcht-Praline

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

chocolate valley (Germany) – Tahiti Vanille Ganache
Daja Chocolate (Germany) – Limette-Koriander Praline


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Sawade Berlin (Germany) – Walnuss auf Weinbrandmarzipan
Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Alibabas Traum

Dark chocolate gianduiotto / cremino

Sawade Berlin (Germany) – Königin Luise Praline
Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – Dark Mount π & Tonka
Edelmond (Germany) – Edelmond Nougat Praliné

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Edelmond (Germany) – Edelmond Himbeer Honig Praliné
Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – Earl Green / Matcha, Bergamotte, Lemon

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Edelmond (Germany) – Edelmond Schokolierte Kaffeebohne

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – MaplePecan Nougat
Birgit Heel Pralinenschule & Manufaktur (Germany) – Haselnusspraline Vegan Bio


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Salzkaramell & Dschungelerdnuss Praline
Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Caramello “Old Deer”
Anna Reckmann Pâtisserie – Chocolaterie (Germany) – Praline Muskovadokaramell

Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Orangeatstäbchen ´


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Cocoa Experiment (Germany) – drei Haselnüsse für…

Spreads with milk chocolate

Chokumi (Germany) – Schokoladiges Karamell

White spreads

Spreads with white chocolate

Chokumi (Germany) – Pistazie