Competition info – Benelux Chocolatier Competition 2020

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Benelux Chocolatier Competition, 2020

Location: Hannover, Germany
Judging dates: June 15, 2020 – June 18, 2020
Eligible countries: Germany


The 2020 Benelux Chocolatier Competition is for chocolatier products and flavoured bars from chocolatiers and chocolate companies based in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Due to problems receiving samples and with sample condition, the competition will be re-run through our partner in Hannover, Germany, CHOCOLATS-DE-LUXE.DE GmbH.

The Chocolatier competitions focus 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 products from bean-to-bar makers who also produce bonbons and spreads.

Bean-to-Bar chocolate makers of fine, craft and micro-batch chocolate products, who work directly from cacao beans to produce plain/origin and flavoured chocolate bars can participate in the European, Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-Bar Competition, which is also being handled by our partner CHOCOLATS-DE-LUXE.DE GmbH in Hannover, Germany, and is still open for online registrations.

Winners of the competitions will pass through to the World Final (dates to be confirmed).


This competition is open to all companies with their headquarters or main base in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg for flavoured bars, filled chocolate, ganaches, truffles, pralines, caramels, fondants, covered fruits and nuts and spreads made from couverture chocolate and ganaches, truffles, pralines, caramels, fondants, covered fruits and nuts and spreads made from bean-to-bar chocolate.

Hospitality entries must abide by the normal rules of the International Chocolate Awards.

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: Germany.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €0 and the fee for each entry is EUR €50. 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

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:
    – May 19, 2020
  • Last day to receive samples:
  • Online closing date:
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: 300gr (10 ounces) total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 30 pieces
  • Spreads: N/A
  • Hot chocolate: