European Bar Semi Final Winners

agost 2, 2017 1:45 pm by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

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The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2017 European Bar semi-final Competition, which was judged in Amsterdam, 9 – 12 June, 2017 at the Hilton Amsterdam.

The European Bar Semi Final 2017 focuses on cacao origins, varieties and chocolate production quality, exploring and celebrating the nuanced notes of fine origin chocolate from around Europe. Winners of this regional round for plain/origin chocolate bars go through to World Final in London in October 2017. The competition is supported by the Hilton Amsterdam, by Amsterdam’s leading chocolate festival Chocoa and bean to bar chocolate shop Chocolatl.

Judges

The judging panel included regular European judges, along with pastry chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and other specialists from the local area and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

Prizes

This was the third international competition devoted to plain unflavoured and origin chocolate bars made in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This was the regional round for plain/origin chocolate bars, winners will go through to World Final in London in October 2017. All judging is anonymised, including at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules.

Prizes are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize.

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(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno Tripple Turned 70 %

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Tobago Estate Chocolate / Pralus  (Sweden) – Laura ( * Pralus)


Barres llises/originals

Barres llises/originals negres

Gold: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno Tripple Turned 70 %

+ Gold: Danish

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Silver: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – M. Libanio

Silver: Chocolaterie Morin  (France) – Pérou Chanchamayo 63%

+ Gold: French

Silver: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Chililique (Piura, Peru)

+ Gold: British

+ Gold: Organic

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno Double Turned 70 %

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Johe 70 %

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Nicaliso 70 %

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Rugoso 70 %

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Rugoso BAD fermentation 70 %

Silver: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Chocolate Jamaica 75%

Silver: Utopick Cacao  (Spain) – LACHUÁ

Silver: Utopick Cacao  (Spain) – Nugu 70%

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Brazil Fazenda Sempre Firme 75% Forastero Cocoa ( * Pralus)

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Madagascar Bejofo Estate 75% Criollo Cocoa – Organic ( * Bonnat)

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Apotequil

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Cusco

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Kaori

Bronze: Chocolaterie Morin  (France) – Pérou Quilla 70%

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Barba 70 %

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Indio Rojo 70 %

Micro-batch – Barres llises/originals negres

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Madagascar 66%

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Porcelana 70%

Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Tolita 72%

Silver: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Guatemala Rio Dolce

+ Gold: British

Silver: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Chuno

Silver: Solkiki Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – 68% Dark Chocolate – Fortunato No.4, Marañón, Peru

Silver: Solkiki Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – 78% Dark Chocolate, Gran Nativo Blanco, Peru

Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Chuncho 70%

Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Huallaga 74%

Bronze: Krak Chocolade  (Netherlands) – Philippines Kablon Farms 70%

Bronze: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Lachua 70%

Bronze: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Nicaragua 73%

Barres llises/originals/negres alt % (> 85%)

Gold: Feitoria do Cacao  (Portugal) – Feitoria do Cacao – Costa Rica 92%

Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Chuncho 88%

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Madagascar Bejofo Estate 100% Criollo Cocoa – Organic ( * Bonnat)

Bronze: Delicacao Berlin  (Germany) – Peru 95% Schokolade

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – La Dalia 100 %

Bronze: Nadalina  (Croatia) – RAW 85%

Barres llises/originals amb llet

Gold: Tobago Estate Chocolate / Pralus  (Sweden) – Laura ( * Pralus)

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Bronze: Chocolaterie Morin  (France) – Jamaique Marvia lait 48%

Bronze: Chocolaterie Morin  (France) – Vietnam Lait 48%

Bronze: Kilian & Close  (Germany) – 45 % Panama

Barres llises/originals amb llet (> 50%)

Gold: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Morenita

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Dark Milk 65 %

Silver: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Chocolate Peru Maranon Milk 64%

Silver: Solkiki Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – 63% Coconut Dark Milk Chocolate – Gran Nativo Blanco, Peru

Silver: Solkiki Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – 63% Coconut Dark Milk Chocolate – Gran Nativo Blanco, Peru

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Brazil Fazenda Sempre Firme 55% Dark Milk Chocolate

Bronze: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Ambanja (Madagascar) Milk

Bronze: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Honduras Mayan Red milk

Micro-batch – Barres llises/originals amb llet

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Madagascar

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Nicaragua

Bronze: Feitoria do Cacao  (Portugal) – Feitoria do Cacao – Tanzânia 60% Leite de Ovelha

Bronze: Lilla Chokladfabriken Borgå  (Finland) – Madagascar 40%

Barres llises/originals blanques

Gold: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Madagascar Bejofo Estate 43% White Chocolate – Organic ( * Morin)

+ Gold: Directly Traded

+ Gold: Organic

Bronze: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Chocolate Ecuador Dirty White 42%

Barres de xocolata blanca caramelitzades

Gold: Summerbird  (Denmark) – Amber 36%


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.