Competition info – Primer Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Peruano 2015

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Primer Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Peruano, 2015

Location: Lima, Peru
Closing date: June 26, 2015
Judging dates: July 2, 2015 – July 4, 2015


We are pleased to announce the First Peruvian Chocolate Competition (Primer Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Peruano), an outreach project of the International Chocolate Awards. We are proud that our first ever Cacao Country Support Competition is to be held in a cacao-growing country in Latin America, cacao’s ancestral home.

Lima Salon del Cacao y Chocolate 2015 logoThe competition is being run in partnership with the Committee of the Salón del Chocolate y Cacao, a group formed by the Asociación Peruana de Productores de Cacao (APPCACAO), the country’s largest association of cacao growers, the United States Agency for International Develoment (USAID) and its operator and partner TECHNOSERVE (TNS), Agronomists and Veterinarians without Borders (AVSF), the Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo y Vida sin Drogas (DEVIDA), the Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo (PROMPERU), and the Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (MINAGRI).

Sponsored by the International Chocolate Awards, the competition will be run using the International Chocolate Awards judging system and rules and will be adjudicated by members of our Grand Jury. This Cacao Country Support Competition judges bars, filled chocolates, and chocolate beverages, and it is not part of our 2015 World Final qualifying series. Designed as a self-contained National Competition, it is a prototype for world-wide contests where we will help establish objective and transparent benchmarks that contribute to the self-evaluation of emerging fine chocolate industries in cacao-growing countries.

The contest will take place in the historic city of Lima as part of the activities of the VI Salón del Cacao y Chocolate, Peru (July 2-5) and is devoted entirely to celebrating the emergence of a fine chocolate industry in Peru, a country whose growing cacao potential and genetic diversity promises to support the development of a strong chocolate industry based on fine origin chocolate.

Full rules and categories of this competition can be downloaded here (opens PDF file).

Prizes will be awarded by the VI Salón del Cacao y Chocolate, Peru 2015 during an official ceremony on July 4 at the Hotel Maria Angola.


Open to all Peruvian companies with their main office or headquarters located in Peru. The competition accepts entries from the following types of products: plain origin chocolate bars (dark, milk or white); flavoured bars (dark, milk or white), with infusions, inclusions, and filled; filled chocolates, and chocolate beverages.

The Primer Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Peruano is a Cacao Country Support Competition and not part of our World Final qualifying series of competitions. National prizes will be presented in Lima at the VI Salón del Cacao y Chocolate.

The admission fee for this competition is PEN S/.0 and the fee for each entry is PEN S/.50. Prices will be converted into local currency by your credit card company, if required.

Competition status

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Address for samples

Laboratorio de Productos Naturales – Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Av. Honorio Delgado 430
Urb. Ingeniería Lima 31
Atención Dra. Rosario Rojas


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:
    – June 22, 2015
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – June 26, 2015
  • Online closing date:
    – June 26, 2015
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: 300 total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: 30 pieces
  • Spreads: 200
  • Hot chocolate: 300