World Final Competition 2017 – Grand Jury Finalists

octubre 15, 2017 2:44 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the World Final Competition which was held on 1 – 11 October in London.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the World Final entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following five days of  judging, which included judges from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia and members of our international Grand Jury panel. The panel was made up of chocolate experts, pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs.

All World Final entries were previous winners in the 2017 regional or national competitions.

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).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry will receive a prize.

The 2017 World Final competition Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Barres llises/originals

Barres llises/originals negres

Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Dos Rios
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Apotequil
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Cusco
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Kaori
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – M. Libanio
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Pérou Quilla 70%
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (United States) – 72% Belize Dark Chocolate
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Chuno Double Turned 70 %
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Johe 70 %
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Nicaliso 70 %
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Wild Bolivia Dark
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – LaCumbia 70%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Ríos 72%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Piura 70%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tutu Iku 70%
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Bachelor’s Hall
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Porcelana
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Vietnam Tien Giang
Utopick Cacao (Spain) – Nugu 70%

Micro-batch – Barres llises/originals negres

Ara Chocolat (France) – Chuncho 70%
Ara Chocolat (France) – Porcelana 70%
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Signature Collection – Nicalizo, Nicaragua 70%
East Van Roasters (Canada) – Pangoa,Peru 70%
Fresh Coast Chocolate Co. (United States) – Madagascar 70%
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Gran Blanco – Peru
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada) – Alta Verapaz
LetterPress Chocolate (United States) – Ucayali, Peru
Palette de Bine (Canada) – Pérou Marañón 70%
Shattell Chocolate (Peru) – Chuncho 70%
The Smooth Chocolator (Australia) – Belize 70%
The Smooth Chocolator (Australia) – Vietnam 70%
Zak’s Chocolate (United States) – 70% Dark Guatemala Lachua Cacao

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

Ara Chocolat (France) – Chuncho 88%
Nina Fine Chocolates (Peru) – Nina 85%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%
Potomac Chocolate (United States) – Upala, Costa Rica 85% Dark

Barres llises/originals de xocolata negra amb sabor aspre

Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate (Japan) – Fruity Berry-Like / Fine / Colombia / 65%
Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate (Japan) – Fruity Citric / Bolivia / 67%
Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate (Japan) – Savory Floral / Fine / Nicaragua / 70%

Barres llises/originals de xocolata negra fetes amb sucre alternatiu natural

La Rifa Chocolatería (Mexico) – Barra Blanco Marfil
Palette de Bine (Canada) – Bine à l’érable, wild Bolivia 70%

Barres llises/originals amb llet

Daito Cacao (Japan) – Hokkaido Rich Milk
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Brown Butter Milk
Tobago Estate Chocolate / Pralus (Sweden) – Laura

Barres llises/originals amb llet (> 50%)

Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Morenita
Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – Ambanja (Madagascar) Milk
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan Tablette Bitter milk 51% Madagascar
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Dark Milk 65 %
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Maranon Canyon Dark Milk
Maraná (Peru) – Cusco 50% – Milk Chocolate
Maraná (Peru) – Piura 50% – Milk Chocolate
Meiji (Japan) – Vivid Milk
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Chocolate Peru Maranon Milk 64%
Sirene (Canada) – Lachua Dark Milk
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Fazenda Boa Vista

Micro-batch – Barres llises/originals amb llet

Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) – Milk of Madagascar
Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) – Milk of Nicaragua
TA.CHO taller de chocolate (Mexico) – Ámbar 46% Finca “El Paraíso”.

Rough ground/textured plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Old School Milk

Barres llises/originals blanques

Chocolates El Rey (Venezuela) – Icoa White Chocolate 34% Cacao
Daito Cacao (Japan) – Raw Sugar White


Barres de sabors

Barres de xocolata negra amb una infusió o aroma

Cacao Hunters (Colombia) – Cacao Hunters Cafe de Edi 61%
Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Bitter Orange
DesBarres Chocolate (Canada) – Black Pepper Cardamom
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cardamom
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Merken
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%
Qantu (Canada) – Érable & Fleur sel de Maras

Barres de xocolata negra amb inclusions o trossos

Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Raspberry Rose
Casa Kakau (Bulgaria) – Dark & Cranberry
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Dark Nibs
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Taiwan No.5 62%
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada) – Honey Lavender
Kilian & Close (Germany) – 72% Sizilianische Mandel & Schwarze Rosine
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Black World
Nugali (Brazil) – Dark chocolate (63% cocoa) With Cupuaçu Brittle
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Goldenberry
Qantu (Canada) – Peppers’ Dance!
Sweetic (Hungary) – Caramelized pecan & granola dark chocolate bar
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Madagascar sancho japanese pepper
The Violet Chocolate Company (Canada) – Cranberry Pine
VANILLABEANS (Japan) – Tablette chocolat -Wasabi-
Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Bejofo Estate 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Black Pepper- Organic
Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Madagascar Bejofo Estate 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Pink Pepper – Organic
Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Madagascar Bejofo Estate 75% Trinitario Cocoa & “Wild” Voastiperifery Pepper- Organic

Barres de xocolata negra amb un farcit

Benoit Chocolats (France) – Caramandes®
Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra (Hungary) – Quadrat szilvás – Quadrat plum
Clement (Germany) – Clement Single Malt Whisky Chocolate

Barres de xocolata negra amb sabor aspre

Donna Elvira (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Arancia
Donna Elvira (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Peperoncino

‘Naked’ filled dark chocolate bars (filling only, no coating)

Guido Castagna (Italy) – Gianduja Fondente
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Gianduia – Dark Hazelnut

Barres de xocolata amb llet amb una infusió o aroma

Cacao 70 (Canada) – Cacao 70 – Chai 45%
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Lucuma
Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Turkish Charm
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Vainilla & Ají Panca
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Dark Milk with Flor de Sal
Schell Schokoladen (Germany) – Umami Papua

Barres de xocolata amb llet amb inclusions o trossos

BETA5 (Canada) – Raspberry + Licorice
Co Couture (United Kingdom) – Flat White
cōchu chocolatier (Canada) – Hazelnut
es koyama (Japan) – Kimchi×Chanchamayo 48%
es koyama (Japan) – Nara-zuke(Kamo-Nasu Eggplant)
es koyama (Japan) – Tumaco Leche & Citrus Unshu(Satsuma Mandarin)& Cacao nib(Tumaco)
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Milk Nuts
Ishiya (Japan) – Tokibi
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Kiwami Pineapple
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Wa Berry
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Wasabi
Sweetic (Hungary) – Piemonte hazelnut & granola milk chocolate bar

Barres de xocolata amb llet amb un farcit

Clement (Germany) – Clement Jamaika Rum Chocolate
es koyama (Japan) – Chanchamayo 48% & Hazelnut Praline with Aka-Jiso(Red perilla from WAKAYAMA)
es koyama (Japan) – Green laver from YOSHINOGAWA-River & Almond Praline with Yuzu
es koyama (Japan) – Real strawberry & Hazelnut Praline with Lime
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Orange Gin
Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur (France) – Amandes Fleur de Sel

Barres de xocolata blanca amb sabor

chocoMe (Hungary) – Entrée/Carré BL104
cōchu chocolatier (Canada) – Gingerbread Bar
Daito Cacao (Japan) – Hojicha(Charcoal Fire Roasting)
es koyama (Japan) – Matcha&Hinona-zuke Kyoto
es koyama (Japan) – Three kinds of beans (Daitokuji-Temple Natto, Adzuki & Tanbaguro)
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Hibiskus
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Japan All Stars
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Oriental
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Red World
Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Waka
Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) – Lakkrís + Sea Salt
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – Ethiopian Coffee & Roasted Redskin Peanuts White Chocolate
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Mango Thai Chili bar
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Raspberry Bar


Ganaches, palets, bombons i trufes ganache

Ganaches xocolata negra sense aromatitzar o trufes

Carré Noir (Belgium) – Vietnam
Didier Smeets (Belgium) – Origine Vietnam
es koyama (Japan) – Elizabeth 71%(Colombia Arauca)
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) – arctic o’payo
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Piura buffalo cream
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Pure Nacional

Ganaches o trufes de xocolata negra aromatitzada

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´ INES ´
BETA5 (Canada) – Douglas Fir
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Gin-Tonic
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Frambuesa, Asaí & Ají Panca
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Piña & Pimienta Negra
es koyama (Japan) – Evaporated Soy Sauce&Pedro Ximenez(Sierra Nevada70%)
Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier (Belgium) – Ganache aux olives Taggiasche
Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier (Belgium) – Ganache Yuzu
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Shiso Wasabi
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) – vinmarksfersken ganache
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Vietnam, cocco e mandorla
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Lime bonbon

Ganaches de xocolata amb llet o trufes

es koyama (Japan) – Absinthe & Mango Passion Fruits(Peru Chanchamayo48%)
es koyama (Japan) – Chrysanthemum (Dominica 48%)
es koyama (Japan) – Completely Ripe Red Sansho from Wakayama (Peru Chanchamayo 48%)
es koyama (Japan) – Kaffir lime leaf 2017(Peru Chanchamayo48%)
es koyama (Japan) – Kishu-Nankoume Plum from Wakayama & Sakura leaf
es koyama (Japan) – Raspberry&Raspberry Leaf
es koyama (Japan) – Sake-Yuzu & Sake-lees
es koyama (Japan) – Smoked Soy Sauce from Wakayama(Madagascar 51%)
es koyama (Japan) – Strawberry&Fukinoto(youthful condition)(Nicaragua)
es koyama (Japan) – Triple Tumaco(Colombia)
Moroco Chocolat (Canada) – Miso Brown Sugar Truffle

Ganaches o trufes de xocolata blanca

Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Amalfi
cōchu chocolatier (Canada) – P & S Latte
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Tea alla rosa con litchi
Truffle Shots (United States) – Castelvetrano Olive Truffle Shots
XO Confections (United States) – Bananas Foster

Ganaches o trufes utilitzant recobriment o farcit negre / amb llet

Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Mojito
Cacaofoni (Sweden) – Salty liquorice
Cakao Chocolatiers (France) – Ylang-ylang
Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Bündner Baumnusstorten-Praline
Chocolat.T (France) – Mekong
Compania de Chocolates (Argentina) – Cardamom ginger
Daja Chocolate (Germany) – CaPa
es koyama (Japan) – Kuromoji:branch & leaf(Peru Chanchamayo)
es koyama (Japan) – Olive leaf & Olive oil(Peru Chanchamayo)
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Mint & Miso
Inspiration Chocolates (Canada) – Raspberry Swirl
Mercedes Chocolaterie (Finland) – Åland meets Venezuela (Sea Buckthorn praline)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Perù mango e fave di tonka
The Chocolate Lab (Canada) – Harry’s Day-o


Bombons a base de fruits secs, nous recobertes

Bombons a base de fruita seca / gianduja amb xocolata negra

Bardini (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Cannella e Calendula
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Cardamomo e Malva
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Menta e Liquirizia
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio di Bronte

Gianduiotto de xocolata negra

Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy) – Gianduiotto fondente
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Giuinott

Cremino de xocolata negra sense aromatitzar

Bardini (Italy) – Cremino Bardini

Cremino de xocolata negra amb sabor

Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene
Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquirizia
Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Uva di Corinto

Massapà recobert de xocolata negra

Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Violetta
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Wild oregano and lemon of Sorrento

Dragees de xocolata negra, nous senceres recobertes

ChocoCard (Hungary) – Blackcurrant, violet and hazelnut dragée
ChocoCard (Hungary) – Passion fruit and hazelnut dragée

Praliné a base de nous / gianduja amb xocolata amb llet

Caramela (Mexico) – Salted Caramel pecan milk chocolate bombon
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Peanuts & co
es koyama (Japan) – Almond Praline with Yuzu and Piment d’Espelette
es koyama (Japan) – Almond Praline:Pickled ginger with soy sauce
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Almond coconut praline

Gianduiotto de xocolata amb llet

Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Cremino xocolata amb llet sense aromatitzar

Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

Massapà recobert de xocolata amb llet

Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra (Hungary) – Dupla narancs – Double orange

Dragees de xocolata amb llet, nous senceres recobertes

es koyama (Japan) – Strawberry & Lime dragée(Hazelnut)
Slitti (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola
Truffle Shots (United States) – Malabar Cardamom Dragées

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Tartuflanghe (Italy) – Trifulot, pistachio praline
Tartuflanghe (Italy) – Trifulot, White praline with cardamom

Dragees de xocolata blanca, nous senceres recobertes

ChocoCard (Hungary) – Taste of Italy
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Dragée Pistacchio, Cioccolato Bianco, polvere di arancia e sale
Truffle Shots (United States) – Ginger Snap Dragées


Caramels

Caramels recoberts de xocolata negra

Casa Nobile (Switzerland) – Caramello “Ingwer Limette”
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Tokyo Dreams
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) – muscovado caramel
Winchester Fine Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Passion Fruit Caramel

Caramels recoberts de xocolata amb llet

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´caramel y sel´
Choco Chocolate Sweden (Sweden) – Citrus and liquorice caramel
Chocolatier M (Belgium) – Oriënt
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Banana Cardamom


Altres – fruita / sucre / mantega / crema

Pastes de fruita recobertes de xocolata negra, gelatina/gelée

Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – The Orange Grove

Fruita sencera recoberta de xocolata negra

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – Orangeatstäbchen
ChocoCard (Hungary) – Voatsiperifery-berry (blueberry dragée)
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Goldenberry
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Boero

Fruita sencera recoberta de xocolata amb llet

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Dragée uvetta, cioccolato al latte e mandorla

Manon / mantega / crema recoberta de xocolata negra

Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Kaoliang Liquor & Oolong Tea

Manon / mantega / crema recoberta de xocolata amb llet

The JackRabbit Chocolate Studio (South Africa) – MilkTart

Manon / mantega / crema recoberta de xocolata blanca

Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection (Italy) – Red Heart


Cremes per untar

Cremes per untar de xocolata negra (sense llet en pols)

Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy) – Giacometta Fondente
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Crema Di Nocciole +55
La Botteghina del Cioccolato (Italy) – Nocciolosa
Luca Mannori (Italy) – Spalmabile alle Nocciole IGP con Puro Ocumare 72%
Truffle Shots (United States) – Fig + Chocolate Spread
Truffle Shots (United States) – Gingered Chocolate Spread

Cremes per untar de xocolata amb llet

Arcay Chocolates (United States) – Passion Spread
Bello et Angeli Les Chocolatiers (France) – Jaipur
Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy) – Giacometta Pistacchio
Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni (Italy) – Crema Gianduia
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Buongiorno alla nocciola
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Buongiorno allo zabaione