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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)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy)

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Volpati Davide (Italy)

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

ÉSOPHY Mediterranean Inspired Chocolates (Greece)
T’a Milano (Italy)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gardini (Italy)
Joan Baixas (Spain)
Kaitxo (Spain)

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Knam (Italy)

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

T’a Milano (Italy)

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy)
Joan Baixas (Spain)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy)
Giuseppe Manilia (Italy)
Knam (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy)
Gardini (Italy)
Paola Bertani (Italy)
Stefania Massera – Pasticceria Gino Massera (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Paola Bertani (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Ronen Aflalo (Israel)
Yolanda’s Chocolatiers (Cyprus)

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

elias (Israel)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza (Italy)
La Botteghina del Cioccolato (Italy)
Oberhöller (Italy)
Paola Bertani (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Rafa Gorrotxategi (Spain)


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Bardini (Italy)
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy)
Cioccolateria Buschese Fagiolo Peirano (Italy)
Gardini (Italy)
Giraudi (Italy)
Guido Castagna (Italy)
Pasticceria Ugetti (Italy)

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy)
Ciocomiti (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Az. Agricola Luca Di Piero (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

Nut based pralines with combination chocolate

Bardini (Italy)
Cioccolato TAF (Italy)
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy)
elias (Israel)
Gardini (Italy)
Giraudi (Italy)
Giuseppe Manilia (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Varvaro (Italy)

Combination chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy)

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy)
Bubo Barcelona (Spain)
ÉSOPHY Mediterranean Inspired Chocolates (Greece)
Oberhöller (Italy)

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy)
Bubo Barcelona (Spain)
T’a Milano (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Giraudi (Italy)
La Botteghina del Cioccolato (Italy)

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Giraudi (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

White chocolate enrobed caramels

Mirzam Chocolate Makers (United Arab Emirates)


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bardini (Italy)
Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy)
Cioccolato TAF (Italy)
Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza (Italy)
Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco – Società Agricola Semplice (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

Milk chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

White chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bellantoni Cioccolato (Italy)

Other fillings with dark chocolate

Gardini (Italy)


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Ciocomiti (Italy)
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy)
Gardini (Italy)
Giraudi (Italy)
Guido Castagna (Italy)
Pasticceria Ugetti (Italy)
Volpati Davide (Italy)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Az. Agricola Luca Di Piero (Italy)
Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco – Società Agricola Semplice (Italy)