British Chocolatier Competition 2019 – Grand Jury Finalists

September 12, 2019 10:36 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2019 British Chocolatier Competition, which was judged in York, 9 – 10 September, 2019.

The judging panel included regular UK judges, along with pastry chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and other specialists from the York area and members of our regular judging panel and international 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 one day 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 British National Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Bitter Orange
Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Kalamata Olive Oil

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Turkish Charm

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Twisted Latte
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Grapefruit and Pink Peppercorn Bar
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Coffee Pecan Pie Artisan Bar

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom) – Java Pepper Strawberry
L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom) – Gracinda Juniper
Chococo (United Kingdom) – Cabin Pressure Gin & Rosemary
Chococo (United Kingdom) – Tawny Port & Fig
Chococo (United Kingdom) – Blackcurrant Beauty

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom) – Bolivian Wild Cacao Milk Truffle

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom) – Maracaibo Fermented Oats
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Bitter Orange Marmalade
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Orange and Assam Tea bonbon
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Dark Chocolate Amaretti
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Turmeric Latte Truffle


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Dark Chocolate Praline
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Vegan Raspberry Praline
Baravelli’s (United Kingdom) – Maple & Pecan Praline
Baravelli’s (United Kingdom) – Dark Cashew & Sesame Praline
Baravelli’s (United Kingdom) – Salted Peanut Praline

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans
Baravelli’s (United Kingdom) – Chocolate Coated Salt & Pepper Hazelnuts

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Sesame Crunch
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Pecan and Cinnamon Praline


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Dome

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Mandarin & Star Anise
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Salt & Malt Caramel (White Chocolate)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Salt Caramel (Milk Chocolate)
Chococo (United Kingdom) – Gingerbread Caramel
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Miso Caramel