Eastern European Chocolatier Competition 2020 – Grand Jury Finalists

July 13, 2020 5:49 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the Eastern European competition which was held during spring 2020.

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 highest scoring entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

The 2020 Eastern European Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

JK Patisserie (Russia) – Truffle Tocache-Pisco
Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Dijon
ZAX (Slovakia) – Raspberry Praline

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Elena Ovsyannikova (Russia) – The Brunost
Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Pecozu
Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Spicy Coffee
Choklid (Czech Republic) – Passion Fruit Bonbon

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Elena Ovsyannikova (Russia) – Passion Fruit with Lavender
Elena Ovsyannikova (Russia) – Caramel Apple
Chocokoo (Estonia) – Bergamot Bonbon

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Elena Ovsyannikova (Russia) – Cheese Truffle with Gorgonzola
DantoniChocolate (Hungary) – Rum Cherry Rumos Meggyes Trüffel
DantoniChocolate (Hungary) – Lavazza-Kahlùa Kávélikőrös Trüffel
DantoniChocolate (Hungary) – TROPICAL FRUITS egzotikus bonbon
DantoniChocolate (Hungary) – Salty Caramel Sós Karamell Bonbon
Choklid (Czech Republic) – Cihuatan GranReserva Rum
Choklid (Czech Republic) – MalaCara Arabica Espresso Bonbon
Mákvirág Kézműves Bonbon (Hungary) – Rozmaring (rosemary&lemon)


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Soft nut

Combination chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

chocoMe (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée 301/C

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Slowlandia (Slovakia) – Salted Caramel Almonds

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Elena Ovsyannikova (Russia) – Сaramel Pink Pepper
Chocoleya (Bulgaria) – Handmade White Chocolate Pralines

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

chocoMe (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée 301/A
chocoMe (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée 301/B
Nobilis (Hungary) – Coconut, White Chocolate Coated Almonds
Slowlandia (Slovakia) – Hazelnuts With Raspberry Dust


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

ZAX (Slovakia) – Salted Caramel Praline

Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Original Prager Taler (Czech Republic) – Original Prager Taler
chocoMe (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 mango
Chocokoo (Estonia) – Baked Apple Calvados Bonbon

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Manzu


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Chocoleya (Bulgaria) – Organic Dark Cocoa Spread 50% Hazelnuts
Slowlandia (Slovakia) – Slowtella

White spreads

Spreads with white chocolate

Lyra (Slovakia) – Nutty Salted Caramel Spread