European Craft Chocolatier Competitions 2021-22 – Grand Jury Finalists

March 27, 2022 12:24 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

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The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2021-22 European Craft Chocolatier combined competitions, which were judged in late 2021 and early 2022 and included DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Scandinavian, Eastern European, French and Benelux entrants. Entries into the Craft Chocolatier competitions are required to give traceability details of the sources of cacao used in the chocolate and these are vetted before approving entries.

Finalists

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entrants that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, having at least one product that scored at 80/100 or more. (80/100 is the score from which products are considered to have fine flavor quality and be free of major defects.) The scores are finalised by the Grand Jury, who consider and review products where there is not a high level of agreement within the main judging panel. Products with scores with a high level of agreement will be automatically assigned prizes according to their score.

Prizes

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, not all Finalists will receive a prize. Prizes are awarded according to standard benchmark scores for each medal, which may be varied according to the category, local conditions and statistical analysis of the judging scores.

Scores

Scores will be made public after the winners are announced and will be shown for the Finalists only (80+). Scores are not shown for entries that did not achieve a Finalist level to maintain entrant confidentiality.

The scores are calculated using the IICCT Flavor Profiling system and are weighted to match recognised coffee scores, where speciality coffee would begin with a minimum score of 80/100 and upwards.

The 2021-22 European Craft Chocolatier Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Crispy Cherry Bar (83.58)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

chocoMe (Hungary) – chocoMe Entrée F130 (86.25)
Lyra (Slovakia) – Crazy pecan caramel (83.15)
PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Almond “milk” Chocolate Bar (80.69)

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Liquorice caramel bar (81.73)

White chocolate bars with a filling

PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Caramelized White Chocolate Cookie Bar (83.13)

Combination chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Mastic, vanilla, cardamom Chocolate Bar (84.20)

Combination chocolate bars with a filling

PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Hazelnut Cookie Chocolate Bar (80.62)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – Emelie (89.36)
Ara Chocolat (France) – Ganache Nature Agua Viva Criollo (88.96)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Quince fruit and alcohol dark ganache (87.50)
Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Black cherry dark chocolate ganache (87.14)
Suklaa Täplä (Finland) – Cloudberry Night (86.65)
Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Lemongrass coconut spicy dark ganache (86.26)
La Fèverie by Hasnaâ (France) – Ganache au vin – Pauillac (85.85)
La Fèverie by Hasnaâ (France) – Ganache au vin – Pomerol (85.67)
Shinichi Asaba (Belgium) – Dark chocolate with quince and Earl Grey (85.10)
Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Spicy mango dark ganache (84.69)
Chococo (United Kingdom) – Tangerine Dream (84.67)
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – Lervig Christmas beer bonbon (84.24)
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – green coriander (83.93)
Umber & Ecru (United Kingdom) – Roasted Pineapple & Loomi Lime Quenelles (82.95)
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Kaffirlime lemongrass (82.71)
PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Kuura (80.63)
Umber & Ecru (United Kingdom) – Toffee Apple & Cinnamon Quenelles (80.63)

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Green Cinnamon (87.08)
Andreas Muschler (Germany) – Mogador (86.75)
Ten Watch Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Beurre Noisette Bonbon (85.43)
La Vie Chocolat (Czech Republic) – Passion fruit (85.16)
Ariqua Denis Chocolatier (Belgium) – La Royale (82.13)
Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Popcorn Caramel (81.75)
La Fève by Pavel Pavlov (Bulgaria) – Rose geranium (79.58)

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Black Currant (87.68)
Summerbird (Denmark) – Chocolate Truffles Liquorice (87.38)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Pasjonsfest med yoghurt (85.57)
PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Rosmarin – Seabuckthorn (85.38)
Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Yuzu Cheesecake (84.61)
Shinichi Asaba (Belgium) – Quince and bergamot (83.54)
La Vie Chocolat (Czech Republic) – Pistachio (82.14)
Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Lemon Meringue Pie (81.75)
La Vie Chocolat (Czech Republic) – Strawberries with balsamic (81.65)

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Pineapple & Tomato (88.60)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Multe og tindved (88.28)
Chococo (United Kingdom) – Mango + Passionfruit (87.53)
Chocolatte (Sweden) – Vanilla caramel / blackcurrant (86.70)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Karamellpasjon (86.21)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Lakris og banan (86.20)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Kremet bringebær (85.33)
Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Cinnamon Bun (84.88)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Pærefull (84.77)
Chococo (United Kingdom) – Rhubarb + Vanilla (84.43)
Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Irish coffee Piura ganache (84.29)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Solbærdugg med marshmallows (83.80)
Ten Watch Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Hazelnut Bonbon (83.67)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Jordbærkyss (83.42)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Epleglede (83.40)
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Verjus (83.10)
PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Blackcurrant (82.70)
Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Blackberry lavanda two layers ganache (82.15)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Blåbærflyt (81.33)
Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Espresso Brasil (81.05)
Chocolatte (Sweden) – Gooseberry / black sesame (80.70)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Passion Fruit & Coffee (80.10)


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

La Fèverie by Hasnaâ (France) – Praliné Noisette Croustillant (87.38)
SIGOJI (Belgium) – Pavé Cinacien – Noisettes Cafe (84.55)
Ara Chocolat (France) – Praliné Noix de Cajou (83.65)
SIGOJI (Belgium) – Pavé Cinacien – Noisettes Citron Yuzu (82.22)
Andreas Muschler (Germany) – Almera (81.26)

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Trio (81.16)
Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Yuzu Ginger Marzipan (80.50)

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

HILL BAR (France) – Feves Enrobées (80.11)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

SIGOJI (Belgium) – Pave Cinacien – Praline Cacahuetes (86.25)
Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier (Norway) – Hasselknas (85.85)
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – Peanut Esmeraldas Bonbon (85.80)
Shinichi Asaba (Belgium) – Umami , Bonbon Au Chocolat With Miso (84.22)
PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Hazelnut Pralin (83.42)
Summerbird (Denmark) – Noisette Dragée (82.43)
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Spekulatius (82.03)
chocoMe (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 9 – Salty pistachio (80.48)

Nut based pralines with combination chocolate

Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Pistachio Cremino (87.88)
La Fève by Pavel Pavlov (Bulgaria) – Pecan (87.39)
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – Gran Palo and Piedmont Hazelnut Bonbon (87.35)
Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – Pekan – Karamell – Tarte (87.26)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Black Sesame & Peanut (82.75)
Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – Boozy Pfirsich Melba (80.78)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Hazelnut Cremino (80.48)

Combination chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Lyra (Slovakia) – Maximum Hazelnuts Caramel (85.81)

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – ” Milk ” Chocolate Marcona Almond (83.87)
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – Liquorice enrobed almonds (82.85)

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – Bergamot caramel & breton biscuit (86.86)

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Blackcurrant – lavender almond dragée (82.63)
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – Lingonberry enrobed almonds (80.42)


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Chinese Black Bean Caramel (82.55)

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Chococo (United Kingdom) – Molasses + Brown Butter Caramel (89.52)
SIGOJI (Belgium) – Truffe Passion – Poire Piment D’espelett (85.59)
Trondheim Sjokolade (Norway) – Liquorice Caramel (84.23)
Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Salty caramel milk chocolate (83.11)
Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – Orangenkaramell (81.05)

White chocolate enrobed caramels

Maria Magdalena Bizgan (Romania) – Coffee whisky white chocolate caramel (89.78)
Carré Noir (Belgium) – French Kiss (82.62)
Summerbird (Denmark) – Amber (81.15)


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Peru – ginger passionfruit dragée (85.44)
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Frederiksdal Cherry (83.62)

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – Orangeatstäbchen (86.66)

Dark chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Umber & Ecru (United Kingdom) – Dark Chocolate Domes with Espresso Fudge (82.83)
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Calvados (81.18)

White chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

PetriS Chocolate (Finland) – Raspberry Liquorice (88.00)

Milk chocolate torrone/manon/butter/cream

Umber & Ecru (United Kingdom) – Milk Chocolate Domes with Sea Salt Fudge (82.77)

White chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Absinthe (84.77)
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Raspberry – honey nougat dragée (84.53)

Other fillings with milk chocolate

Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – Solkiki’s Smore Boulders 64% (82.57)


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – Piedmont Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (90.93)
Bonneheure (Switzerland) – Crema di Nocciole e Cacao (87.88)
HILL BAR (France) – Nocciola (85.52)
HILL BAR (France) – Gianduja (80.81)
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – Hazelnut & dark chocolate spread (80.21)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – Gingerbread milk chocolate spread (85.33)
Charles Chocolartisan (France) – Pâte à tartiner Façon Rocher (85.11)
La Vie Chocolat (Czech Republic) – Salted caramel with Tonka (80.65)