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Eastern European Chocolatier Competition 2019 – Winners

març 31, 2019 10:09 am by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our fifth Eastern European Competition, which was judged from 8 – 12 March, 2019 in Florence, Italy. The competition encompasses Eastern, Central and North Eastern Europe and is the first international competition to support the growing interest in fine cacao and fine chocolate making in these regions.


The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Florence, joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.



The categories judged included flavoured bars, filled chocolates and spreads and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. Plain/origin and plain milk or white bars will be judged at the 2019 European Bean-to-bar Competition, June 12–16, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 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.

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

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Barres de sabors

Barres de xocolata negra amb inclusions o trossos

Bronze: Benjamissimo  (Bulgaria) – Benjamissimo Raw cacao nibs / Dark 75% (**)

Barres de xocolata blanca amb inclusions o trossos

Bronze: Alma Cokolady  (Slovakia) – Biela čokoláda s kávou Etiópia

Ganaches, palets, bombons i trufes ganache

Ganaches o trufes de xocolata negra aromatitzada

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – Praline “Chulu-lulu” (**)

Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Balsamic vinegar ganache

Ganaches de xocolata amb llet o trufes

Gold: Demeter Chocolate  (Hungary) – Irsai Olivér Grape Pálinka Truffle

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – “Dark honey” bonbon (**)

+ Gold: Dark milk

+ Special: Local ingredients

Bombons a base de fruits secs, nous recobertes

Massapà recobert de xocolata negra

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – “Dream of Asia” bonbons (**)

Dragees de xocolata negra, nous senceres recobertes

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF105

+ Special: Craft

+ Special: Recipe

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe RF109

Praliné a base de nous / gianduja amb xocolata amb llet

Bronze: Lyra  (Slovakia) – White praline

Dragees de xocolata amb llet, nous senceres recobertes

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF107

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF103

Bronze: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF104

Dragees de xocolata blanca, nous senceres recobertes

Gold: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Absolut hazelnuts caramel

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF108

Altres – fruita / sucre / mantega / crema

Pastes de fruita recobertes de xocolata negra, gelatina/gelée

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Voilé VL103

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 Raspberry

Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Lemon, honey, rosemary caramel

Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Rum caramel in dark chocolate.

Pastes de fruita recobertes de xocolata amb llet, gelatina/gelée

Gold: Nobilis  (Hungary) – Yoghurt White chocolate coated cherries

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe RF106