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Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Competition 2020 – Grand Jury Finalists

July 13, 2020 6:00 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Competition which was judged during spring 2020.

The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs and members of our permanent international Grand Jury and guest judges.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and a main round of 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).

The 2020 Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta Cioccolato Fondente al Limone

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – Dark Chocolate with Pink Pepper and Nibs
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – Dark Chocolate with Coffee and Anise

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Volpati Davide (Italy) – Gianduia Caterina
Volpati Davide (Italy) – Fondente Tre Strati
Volpati Davide (Italy) – Gianduia Tre Gusti

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

ÉSOPHY Mediterranean Inspired Chocolates (Greece) – Bar with Lemon, Bergamot, Orange
T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta Latte e Tè Matcha

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gardini (Italy) – 38% Cacao & Sale Dolce con Liquerizia
Gardini (Italy) – 38% Cacao & Sale Dolce con Olio EVO
Kaitxo (Spain) – Txokolate con Leche-Regaliz y Violetas
Joan Baixas (Spain) – Chocolate con Leche y Crujiente de Kikos
Joan Baixas (Spain) – Chocolate con Leche, Praliné y Maracuyá

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Knam (Italy) – Sicily

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta Caramello e Sale delle Hawaii
T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta Cioccolato Bianco e Zafferano
T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta Bianco Caramello e Liquirizia

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – White Chocolate Strawberry and Vanilla
Joan Baixas (Spain) – Chocolate Blanco, Yogurt y Frambuesa


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy) – Xela
Giuseppe Manilia (Italy) – Tartufino Piura 72,5%
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Piura Buffalo Cream
Giuseppe Manilia (Italy) – Tartufino all’Acqua Madagascar 72%
Giuseppe Manilia (Italy) – Ganache Madagascar 72%
Knam (Italy) – Frau Knam

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Torta Martinica Dream
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Torta al Caffè Yrgalem
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Torta Agrumi di Sicilia
Stefania Massera – Pasticceria Gino Massera (Italy) – Santus
Gardini (Italy) – Pralina alla Zuppa Inglese
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy) – Mucillago
Paola Francesca Bertani (Italy) – Un Tè con le Tigri

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Yolanda’s Chocolatiers (Cyprus) – Passion Fruit Bonbon
Paola Francesca Bertani (Italy) – V60 O’Payo Milk
Ronen Aflalo (Israel) – Yuzu Bonbon
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Uvetta del Piemonte

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Torta Albicocca e Cognac
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Torta Elisa/Elisa’s Cake
elias (Israel) – Cucumber and Gin

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Oberhöller (Italy) – Cioccolato Ripieno di Puni Whisky
Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza (Italy) – ROSADO
Rafa Gorrotxategi (Spain) – Turrón de Trufa a La Mandarina y Yuzu
La Botteghina del Cioccolato (Italy) – Bee Dark
La Botteghina del Cioccolato (Italy) – Black Honey
Rafa Gorrotxategi (Spain) – Turrón Leche Oveja Latxa, Miel y Nueces
Rafa Gorrotxategi (Spain) – Turrón de Trufa con Yogur y Grosellas
Paola Francesca Bertani (Italy) – Aleatica
Paola Francesca Bertani (Italy) – Ansonica
Paola Francesca Bertani (Italy) – Pane e Olio
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Pomodoro e Basilico


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Cioccolateria FAGIOLO PEIRANO (Italy) – Bacio del Tricolore
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – Dark Cremino with Maldon Salt Flakes
Gardini (Italy) – “Insolito” Gianduia e Sale Dolce
Pasticceria Ugetti (Italy) – Gianduiotto
Bardini (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico
Bardini (Italy) – Tartufo
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Giuinott
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Menta Liquirizia
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Cannella Calendula
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cardamomo Malva
Giraudi (Italy) – Gianduiotto 4.3

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Piura Violetta
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Wild Oregano and Lemon of Sorrento

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Drageès Caffè Yrgalem
Ciocomiti (Italy) – Ciocomiti Fave Cacao Ricoperte Cuvèe 71%
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée al Caffè
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Nocciola Piemonte Bassinata al Gianduja

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Chocolate Crunch
Az. Agricola Luca Di Piero (Italy) – Cioccolato Gianduia della Tuscia

Nut based pralines with combination chocolate

elias (Israel) – CORN
elias (Israel) – Black Sesame Seeds
Giraudi (Italy) – Cremino Chiaro con Nocciola Intera
Cioccolato TAF (Italy) – Cremino al Rosmarino
Varvaro (Italy) – Cremino al Sale di Maldon
Varvaro (Italy) – Cremino a Tre Strati
Varvaro (Italy) – Cremino al Pistacchio e Nocciole
Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Noci di Romagna
Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquerizia
Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy) – Persi Pien
Bardini (Italy) – Cremino Classico Tre Strati
Giuseppe Manilia (Italy) – Tartufino Gianduia
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Combination chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée al Coriandolo
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée Mokaccino

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Oberhöller (Italy) – Fava di Cacao Ricoperto con Cioccolato
ÉSOPHY Mediterranean Inspired Chocolates (Greece) – Pistachio Dragée with Milk Chocolate
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée al Pepe Rosa
Bubo Barcelona (Spain) – Gianduja – Bubo Barcelona

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Dragées Pistacchio e Arancia
T’a Milano (Italy) – Dragée Caramello e Sale
T’a Milano (Italy) – DRAGÉES ARACHIDI E CARAMELLO
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée Pinolo alla Camomilla
Bubo Barcelona (Spain) – Macadam – Bubo Barcelona


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Giraudi (Italy) – PETALI CON CARAMELLO AL LAMPONE
La Botteghina del Cioccolato (Italy) – Honey Moor

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Giraudi (Italy) – Petali al Caramello Salato
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Truffle Caramello Salato

White chocolate enrobed caramels

Mirzam Chocolate Makers (United Arab Emirates) – 36% White Chocolate Malay caramel


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Cioccolato TAF (Italy) – Palombino ubriaco
Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza (Italy) – Sgranfgnòn Boero
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée Foresta Nera
Bardini (Italy) – Graffioni al maraschino
Bardini (Italy) – Pompelmo ricoperto
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Boero
Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco – Società Agricola Semplice (Italy) – SCORZA DI ARANCIA CANDITA AL CIOCCOLATO

Milk chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Dragées Uvetta Latte e Mandorla

White chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée Yogurt e Lampone
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée Liquirizia e Arancio
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy) – Dragée Cheesecake alla Fragola

Other fillings with dark chocolate

Gardini (Italy) – Napolitain con Ripieno Aceto Balsamico


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Giraudi (Italy) – Giacometta Fondente
Guido Castagna (Italy) – +55
Volpati Davide (Italy) – Elenella Nocciola
Pasticceria Ugetti (Italy) – Crema Spalmabile Gianduia
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy) – Amelina Classica
Ciocomiti (Italy) – Ciocomiti Crema Ciocomitica 50% Nocciole

Spreads with milk chocolate

Gardini (Italy) – Crema all’Olio EVO
Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco – Società Agricola Semplice (Italy) – Viallella
Az. Agricola Luca Di Piero (Italy) – Nocciola della linea Nòcciola