Americas and Asia Pacific Competition 2016 – Winners

Juni 28, 2016 11:59 am by International Chocolate Awards in News @de, Results @de, Winners @de

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2016 Americas Competition, which was judged in New Jersey, 14-19 May.

International Judges

The judging panel included judges from Europe, Japan, South America and the USA and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

Prizes

The entry categories include dark and milk plain/origin bars along with micro-batch categories and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. All judging is anonymised, included at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules.

Best in competition

As introduced last year, overall ‚best in competition‘ single Golds were awarded for the best bar in the combined dark and combined milk chocolate categories, as voted for by the Grand Jury after all other scores have been compiled.

Additional Silver and Bronze prizes were given in several categories due to the high number of entries and excellent quality level.

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

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(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‚Best in competition‘ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Porcelana 70%

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Tumaco Leche 53%


Pure / HerkunftsTafeln

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Porcelana 70%

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Dos Rios

+ Silver: USA

Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Ocumare Village

+ Silver: USA

Silver: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Bolivia, Alto Beni

+ Silver: USA

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Maranon 76%

+ Silver: USA

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Wild Bolivia

Silver: Nugali  (Brazil) – Dark Chocolate Serra do Conduru (80% cocoa)

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lacumbia 70%

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%

+ Gold: Ecuador

+ Gold: Growing Country

+ Gold: Organic

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%

+ Gold: Latin America

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Piura 70%

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Tutu Iku 70%

Silver: Rogue Chocolatier  (United States) – La Masica

+ Gold: USA

Silver: Rogue Chocolatier  (United States) – Tranquilidad

+ Silver: USA

Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – CSB Chama 70%

Bronze: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Chuao Village

Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select

Bronze: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Le Grand Cru San Joaquin Private Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao

+ Gold: Venezuela

Bronze: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Guatemala, Lanquin

Bronze: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 72% Belize, Toledo

Bronze: Maraná  (Peru) – Chocolate Bitter al 70% Origen Cusco

Bronze: Maraná  (Peru) – Chocolate Bitter al 70% Origen Piura

Bronze: Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat  (Vietnam) – Dong Nai 72% Pod-to-Bar

Bronze: Meiji  (Japan) – Elegant Bitter

Bronze: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%

Bronze: Raaka Chocolate  (United States) – East African Blend

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Oko Caribe vs Camino Verde 62%

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – St Thomas Parish

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Tien Gang 70%

Micro-batch – Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel

Gold: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Sierra Nevada 64%

+ Gold: Latin America

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

+ Gold: Growing Country

Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Haïti 70%

+ Gold: Canadian

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Silver: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Venezuelan Guasare 70%

+ Silver: USA

Silver: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Maya Mountain Villages, Belize 72%

Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – 73% cacao

+ Silver: USA

Silver: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – Tarapoto 70% cacao

+ Silver: Latin America

+ Gold: Organic

Silver: Terroir Chocolate  (United States) – Finca Elvesia

+ Gold: USA

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Madagascar

+ Gold: Asia-Pacific

Bronze: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Belize 70%

Bronze: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Nicaragua O’Payo 70%

+ Silver: USA

Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Amazonas 72%

Bronze: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Purely Dark 73%, Heirloom Arriba Nacional

Bronze: Domenico  (Peru) – Domenico Gran Reserva, Fruity Notes

Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Reserva Zorzal 70%

Bronze: Millcreek Cacao Roasters  (United States) – 70% Pure Arriba Dark Chocolate Bar

+ Silver: USA

Bronze: Terroir Chocolate  (United States) – Wild Bolivia

Bronze: The Australian Chocolate Farm  (Australia) – 62.5% Smooth Dark

Bronze: The Roasting Masters  (South Korea) – Maleku

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel hoher Kakaoanteil (85% und mehr)

Silver: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Ecuador 85% cacao

+ Gold: USA

Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Hispaniola 85%

Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Crazy 88

Silver: The Australian Chocolate Farm  (Australia) – 85% Pure Darkness

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Arcana

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel – grob gemahlen / wenig conchiert

Gold: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Fruity Berry-Like, Vietnam

+ Gold: Asia-Pacific

Bronze: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Fruity Berry-Like, Colombia

Bronze: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Savory Floral Bolivia

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel alternative Zuckerarten

Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – „Bine à l’érable“ Wild Harvest Bolivie

Bronze: Starchild Chocolate  (United States) – Tanzania, Kokoa Kamili

+ Silver: USA

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft Milch

Gold: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Marañón Milk

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Milk

Silver: Meiji  (Japan) – Dark Milk Chocolate of Deep Fruity Cacao

+ Gold: Asia-Pacific

Bronze: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – 85th Anniversary Special Edition

Bronze: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Caoba Milk Chocolate 41%

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Hokkaido Rich Milk 41%

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Milk Chocolate : Fazenda Boa Vista

Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – Cacao Milk 53%

+ Gold: Organic

Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – Classic Milk 39%

Micro-batch – Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft Milch

Gold: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Tumaco Leche 53%

+ Gold: Growing Country

Silver: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Dominican Republic Dark Milk 55%

Silver: Charm School Chocolate  (United States) – Coconut Milk Chocolate

+ Gold: USA

Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – 50% Milk chocolate

Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Sierra Nevada, Colombia Dark Milk 63%

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Madagascar Milk

Bronze: Sirene  (Canada) – Lachua Dark Milk

Bronze: Zak’s Chocolate  (United States) – 55% Dark Milk Chocolate Bar

Rough ground/textured plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Old School Milk Chuao

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft Weiss

Gold: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Carenero Superior ICOA White Chocolate, 34% Cacao

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Hokkaido Pure White


Tafeln mit Geschmackszusatz

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – eingerührte / untergemischte Zutaten – dunkel

Gold: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Guayusa

+ Gold: Latin America

Silver: Hoja Verde  (Ecuador) – 58% Dark chocolate with roses and lemon

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Mint

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Rose

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemongrass

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%

Bronze: Askinosie Chocolate  (United States) – 77% Whiskey Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Sea Salt 62%

+ Gold: USA

Bronze: Millcreek Cacao Roasters  (United States) – 70% Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar

Bronze: Millcreek Cacao Roasters  (United States) – High West Whiskey Bars

Bronze: Vanillabeans  (Japan) – Tablette Chocolat -Yuzu-

+ Silver: Asia-Pacific

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – Einschlüsse / Stücke – dunkel

Gold: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Raspberry Rose

+ Gold: USA

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Triple Cacao – cacao fruits, cacao nib and chocolate (Tumaco 66%)

+ Gold: Asia-Pacific

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Red-Miso

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Salt & Nibs 60%

+ Gold: Latin America

Silver: TCHO  (United States) – Mint Chip Gelato

Silver: Xocolatl de Davíd  (United States) – Orangette Bar

Bronze: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Cardamom Black Pepper

Bronze: Domenico  (Peru) – Domenico Gran Reserva, Pink Salt

Bronze: Hoja Verde  (Ecuador) – 58% Organic dark chocolate with quinoa

Bronze: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Revolution

Bronze: Mashpi Chocolate Artesanal  (Ecuador) – Organic chocolate bar at 70% with cacao nibs

Bronze: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Chia & Ginger

Bronze: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Coffee

Bronze: Vivra Chocolate  (United States) – English Garden Bar

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – gefüllt – dunkel

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Praline Takuan (pickled radish)

Bronze: Chocotenango  (United States) – Chili Caramel

Bronze: Mashpi Chocolate Artesanal  (Ecuador) – Organic chocolate bar with cacao pulp

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Honey Caramel Orange

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – eingerührte / untergemischte Zutaten – Milchschokolade

Gold: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Milk

Silver: Askinosie Chocolate  (United States) – 62% Dark Milk Chocolate + Fleur de Sel

Silver: French Broad Chocolates  (United States) – Malted Milk Chocolate

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Dark Milk with Flor de Sal

Silver: TCHO  (United States) – Mokaccino

Bronze: Cacao Kenkyusho  (Japan) – Milk Chocolate Hojicha

Bronze: Cacao Kenkyusho  (Japan) – Milk chocolate sansho

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – Einschlüsse / Stücke – Milchschokolade

Gold: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Miso and Apple

+ Gold: Asia-Pacific

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Black soybean flour & Azuki bean + lemon

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Japanese Mandarin Orange & Kikaijima-Island White sesame

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Kanpyo (dried gourd shavings) & olive oil

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Narazuke (radish pickled in sake lees)

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Sake

Silver: Vivra Chocolate  (United States) – Chili Crunch Bar

+ Gold: USA

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – 4 Amazonian Fruits & Cacao

Bronze: Jasper and Myrtle  (Australia) – Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia Milk Chocolate

Bronze: Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii  (United States) – 60% Dark Chocolate with Roasted Cacao Nibs & Hawaiian Coffee

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – gefüllt – Milchschokolade

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Matcha & Passion Fruit Praline

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Narazuke Praline (radish pickled in sake lees) & Mango

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Yuzu Milk

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – weisse Schokolade

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Real Gyokuro

+ Gold: Asia-Pacific

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Black soybean flour & Milk Kintoki (Milk & Azuki)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Dadachamame (Japanese special beans)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Fried Yuba (dried bean curd)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Marigold Exotic Ginger

Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Rosemary Sea Salt Bar

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Kinkan-Lemon

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Naoshichi 100%

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Wasanbon Kuromame-Kinako

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Ethiopian Coffee (Blue Nile, Natural ) & Lychee + Raspberry

Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper Bar

Bronze: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – White chocolate with flor de Jamaica (hibiscus)

Bronze: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Gyokuro

Bronze: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Heaven

Bronze: Madre Chocolate  (United States) – Cafe Con Leche


Ganache, Taler, Ganache Pralinen, Trüffel

Gefüllte Pralinen – ohne Zusatz dunkel – Ganaches und Trüffel

Gold: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Güere

Silver: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Sosaya

Silver: Chocolopolis  (United States) – Madagascar Craft Truffle

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Dos Primos

Silver: Yu Chocolatier  (Taiwan) – Yu

Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Guasare Grand Cru

Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Ocumare

Bronze: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Dark Chocolate Truffle

Bronze: Chocolopolis  (United States) – Dominican Republic House Blend Truffle

Bronze: Chuao Chocolatier  (United States) – The Darkest bonbon

Gefüllte Pralinen – mit Zusatz dunkel – Ganaches und Trüffel

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Kinmokusei (fragrant olive) & Chanchamayo 63%

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Ethiopian Coffee (The Blue Nile, Natural) & Honey of Coffee Flower

Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Cherry Almond Truffle

+ Gold: USA

Silver: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Anis y Papelon

Silver: NETO Chocolate  (United States) – Blood orange praline

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Macallan Whisky Caramel

Bronze: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Walnut and Amarula

+ Silver: Latin America

Bronze: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Yerba Mate Bombon

Bronze: Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal  (Peru) – Pisco Truffle

Bronze: Yu Chocolatier  (Taiwan) – Sherry Longan

Gefüllte Pralinen – Milch mit und ohne Zusatz – Ganaches und Trüffel

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Kenyan Coffee (Kainamui) & Chanchamayo 48%

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Fukimiso

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Moromi-mash

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Shoyu Nouveau (Soy sauce & Pedro Ximénez)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Taiwanese Kiriboshidaikon (dried Japanese radish julienne)

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Minted Grapefruit

Gefüllte Pralinen – Weisse Schokolade mit und ohne Zusatz – Ganaches und Trüffel

Gold: Chocolopolis  (United States) – Lemon Lavender Truffle

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Gyokuro

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – White miso and Sansho (Japanese pepper)

Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper in White Chocolate

Silver: Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal  (Peru) – Ranfañote

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Castelvetrano Olive

Bronze: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Goat milk and Raspberry Jelly

Bronze: Wolter  (Mexico) – Maracuya Bonbon

Gefüllte Pralinen – gemischte Schokoladen Ummantelung / Füllung mit und ohne Zusatz – Ganaches und Trüffel

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Sake lees(one year)

Silver: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Dulce de Leche Bombon

Silver: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Tangerine and Pink Pepper

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Oriental Fromboise-Lotus tea & framboise (Vietnam 71%)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Phoenix Oolong Mi Tao Xiong & Mango

Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper Dark Truffle

+ Gold: USA

Bronze: Adriana Baler Chocolatier  (United States) – Dulce de leche and cognac bonbon

Bronze: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) – Orígenes: Piura

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Panama Coffee (Geisha Natural) & Lychee

Bronze: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Tulasi


Nüsse

Gefüllte Pralinen – ohne Zusatz dunkel – Nuss Pralinen

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Praline of Burdock and Blackshichimi Pepper

Gefüllte Pralinen – mit Zusatz dunkel – Marzipan mit dunkler Schokolade (mit und ohne Zusatz)

Bronze: NETO Chocolate  (United States) – Pistachio marzipan praline

Gefüllte Pralinen – mit Zusatz dunkel – Nuss Pralinen und Gianduja, ganze umhüllte Nüsse

Gold: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Cocoa Cacao Beans Banano

Gefüllte Pralinen – Milch (mit und ohne Zusatz) – Nuss Pralinen

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Rooibos tea & Akajiso (Red Perilla) Praline

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Keraji-Pepper & Keraji Sesame praline

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Praline Amazon (4 Amazonian fruits) & Matcha

Gefüllte Pralinen – Milch (mit und ohne Zusatz) – schokolierte, ganze Nüsse

Silver: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Almond Chocolate

Silver: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Macadamia Chocolate

Silver: Vanuato Kakaw  (Mexico) – Coffee Moka


Karamellpralinen

Gefüllte Pralinen – mit Zusatz dunkel – Karamel (auch ohne Zusatz)

Gold: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Dark Sea Salt Caramel

Silver: Chuao Chocolatier  (United States) – Dark Passion bonbon

Silver: Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal  (Peru) – Maras

Silver: Laurie & Sons  (United States) – Dark Chocolate Toffee with Fiji Ginger & Blue Poppy Seed

Bronze: Animas Chocolate Company  (United States) – Colorado Cache

Gefüllte Pralinen – Milch (mit und ohne Zusatz) – Karamell (mit und ohne Zusatz)

Gold: Theo Chocolate  (United States) – Sweet Onion Caramel

Silver: Chocolaterie Tessa  (United States) – Milk Chocolate Salted Butter Caramel

Bronze: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Caramel & Fleur de Sel / Milk


Sonstiges – Frucht/ Zucker /Butter / Sahne

Gefüllte Pralinen – mit Zusatz dunkel – Fruchtpasten, Gelees, ganz umhüllte Früchte, alkoholische Füllung, Fondants

Silver: Mountain Food  (Colombia) – Lulo

Bronze: Mountain Food  (Colombia) – Maracuyá

Milch Frucht Pasten / Gelées

Silver: La Goulue Chocolatier  (Argentina) – Milk Chocolate tablet filled with Malbec wine

Dunkle ganze Früchte ummantelt

Bronze: Mountain Food  (Colombia) – Banano de Urabá

+ Silver: Latin America


Aufstriche

Aufstriche – mit Milch-Schokolade

Gold: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Passion Spread

Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Moraberry Spread


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.