Benelux Chocolatier Competition 2020 – Winners

juliol 9, 2020 6:45 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the third Benelux chocolatier Competition, which was judged in spring, 2020.

This Competition focuses on chocolatier products and flavoured bars from chocolatiers and chocolate companies based in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. This competition is for chocolatiers and companies working from couverture. Winners will go through to the World Final later in 2020.


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.



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.

** Bean-to-bar chocolatier products – recognising the growing trend of flavoured bars and filled chocolate made by chocolate makers, winning products made with an entrant’s own chocolate are marked with (**).

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

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Ganaches, palets, bombons i trufes ganache

Ganaches o trufes de xocolata negra aromatitzada

Gold: Ariqua Denis Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache Noir Thé Earl Grey

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Just Cassis

Silver: Chocolatier Reen  (Belgium) – Passion Twister

Bronze: Jérôme Grimonpon  (Belgium) – Limette

Ganaches de xocolata amb llet o trufes

Silver: Ariqua Denis Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache Lait à la Cacahuète Salé

Silver: Chocolatier Reen  (Belgium) – Lingering Liquorice

Ganaches o trufes de xocolata blanca

Gold: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Sudachi Fizz

Ganaches o trufes utilitzant recobriment o farcit negre / amb llet

Gold: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Cuban Style

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Tingling Passion

Bronze: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Coffee Shot

Bronze: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Hot ‘n Spicy

Bombons a base de fruits secs, nous recobertes

Bombons a base de fruita seca / gianduja amb xocolata negra

Bronze: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Gare aux Noisettes – Noir

Praliné a base de nous / gianduja amb xocolata amb llet

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Peanuts & Co

+ Special: Innovation

Bronze: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Gare aux Noisettes – Lait

Praliné a base de nous / gianduja amb xocolata amb llet …

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Piemonte Deluxe


Caramels recoberts de xocolata amb llet

Gold: Ariqua Denis Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Caramel Beurre Salé

+ Special: Classic

Bronze: By Michèle  (Belgium) – La Symbiose

Caramels recoberts de xocolata amb llet …

Altres – fruita / sucre / mantega / crema

Manon / mantega / crema recoberta de xocolata negra ..

Bronze: Chocolatier Reen  (Belgium) – Speculoos