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Competition info – Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier 2018

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Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier, 2018

Location: Florence, Italy
Judging dates: February 23, 2018 – February 26, 2018
Eligible countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates


The combined Italian National and Mediterranean Chocolatier regional rounds, bringing together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean sea. This competition is for chocolatiers working from couverture. Winners will pass through to the World Final in London in November 2018. African chocolatiers are also invited to enter this competition.

New for 2018 – Chocolatier and Bean-to-bar competitions

From 2018 onwards, our regional competitions will become Chocolatier competitions, focusing on the craft and skill of small-scale chocolatiers who work with chocolate couverture and flavouring ingredients to create fine chocolate bars, bonbons and spreads. This includes bean to bar makers also producing bonbons and spreads.

Our Bean-to-Bar competitions will focus on fine, craft and micro-batch chocolate makers who work directly from cacao beans to produce plain/origin and flavoured chocolate bars.


This competition judges filled chocolates, bonbons and pralines, flavoured bars and chocolate spreads made by chocolatiers and is open to all companies with their main business or head office in the countries listed and all Middle Eastern and African companies.

This is a Chocolatier competition for all categories EXCEPT for Plain/origin and Flavoured dark, milk and white bars made by Bean-to-Bar chocolate makers. These products are judged at the regional Bean-to-Bar competition, held in: Netherlands.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €55 and the fee for each entry is EUR €40. Prices will be converted into local currency by your credit card company, if required.

Competition status

This competition is not currently open for entries or has passed. Please check back for future competitions.


Address for samples

Per International Chocolate Awards IT/MED competition
Att.ne Alessia Pucci e Monica Meschini
Educatorio del Fuligno
Via Faenza 48
50123 Firenze


To ensure your samples are in the best condition for the competition, please do not send for delivery before the samples opening date. For fresh products such as ganaches, you are advised to send in the last week before the closing date.

  • Open to receive samples:
    – January 29, 2018
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – February 22, 2018
  • Online closing date:
    – February 22, 2018
Sample quantities

To ensure that we have enough products go through our Selection, Main and Grand Jury judging rounds, please send the following quantities of EACH product you enter:

  • Bars: 400g (14 ounces) total weight total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 40 pieces pieces
  • Spreads: 1 jar (min 300 grams/10 ounces)