Americas Competition 2017 – Grand Jury Finalists

Juni 21, 2017 5:54 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists @de, News @de, Results @de

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2017 Americas Competition, which was judged in New York Metropolitan Region, 29 March-4 April 2017. For the first time, this year the Americas and Asia Pacific results will be announced as separate competitions, acknowledging the huge growth in entries in both regions.

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

The Grand Jury Finalists are the companies that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and four or more days of Main round judging. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entrant will receive a prize.

Winners will be announced in Hoboken, in the New York Metropolitan area on June 26 2017 at 7pm Eastern Time.

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The 2017 Americas Competition Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Pure / HerkunftsTafeln

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel

Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Cuyagua
Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Dos Rios
Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Macoris
Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Madagascar
Cacao Hunters (Colombia) – Cacao Hunters Tumaco 82%
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Chuncho – Cuzco
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Cuzco 80
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Piura Select
Conexión Chocolate Ecuador (Ecuador) – 70% Conexión Chocolate
Cru Chocolate (United States) – Honduras, La Masica
Dandelion Chocolate (United States) – Ambanja, Madagascar 70%
Dandelion Chocolate (United States) – Mantuano, Venezuela 70%
Dandelion Chocolate (United States) – Maya Mountain, Belize 70%
Dandelion Chocolate (United States) – San Francisco De Macorís, Dominican Republic – 70% (Japan production)
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (United States) – 72% Belize Dark Chocolate
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (United States) – Dick Taylor Chocolate 72% Madagascar Bar
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (United States) – Dick Taylor Chocolate 75% Brazil Bar
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Wild Bolivia Dark
Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate (United States) – 70% Dark Chocolate Fortaleza Del Valle Bar
Herencia Divina (Venezuela) – Barlovento 60%
Maraná (Peru) – Cusco 70% – Single Origin
Maraná (Peru) – Piura 80% – Single Origin
Maraná (Peru) – San Martin 80% – Single Origin
Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii (United States) – Hilo, Hawaii Island Chocolate – 70% Cacao
Nugali (Brazil) – Dark Chocolate Serra do Conduru 80%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – LaCumbia 70%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Ríos 72%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Piura 70%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tutu Iku 70%
Potomac Chocolate (United States) – Duarte, Dominican Republic 70% Dark
Sirene (Canada) – Kamili
Sirene (Canada) – Tingo Maria
Solstice Chocolate (United States) – 70% Kilombero Tanzania
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Bachelor’s Hall
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Porcelana
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Vietnam Tien Giang
White Label Chocolate (United States) – Honduras, La Masica

Micro-batch – Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel

Acalli Chocolate (United States) – Barataria Blend 70% Dark Chocolate
Acalli Chocolate (United States) – Barataria Blend 81% Dark Chocolate
Brasstown Chocolate (United States) – Nicaraguan O’Payo 70%.
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Amazonas 72%
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Signature Collection – Nicalizo, Nicaragua 70%
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Signature Collection – Patanemo, Venezuela 70%
Cocama (Peru) – Chocoazú 70% – Theobroma Grandiflorum
Cru Chocolate (United States) – Dominican Republic, Zorzal
Cru Chocolate (United States) – Honduras, La Masica
Dark Forest Chocolate (United States) – Dark Bolivian 75%
East Van Roasters (Canada) – Pangoa,Peru 70%
Fresco (United States) – Dominican Republic Recipe 212
Fresco (United States) – Dominican Republic Recipe 224
Fresh Coast Chocolate Co. (United States) – Belize 70%
Fresh Coast Chocolate Co. (United States) – Madagascar 70%
Fresh Coast Chocolate Co. (United States) – Tanzania 70%
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada) – Alta Verapaz
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada) – Cap Haitien
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada) – Reserva Zorzal
LetterPress Chocolate (United States) – Ucayali, Peru
Molucca (United States) – Molucca – 72% Morogoro, Tanzania
Ohiyo Chocolate (United States) – 75% Peru Maranon
Palette de Bine (Canada) – Guatemala Polochic 70%
Palette de Bine (Canada) – Haïti Pisa
Palette de Bine (Canada) – Pérou Marañón 70%
Palette de Bine (Canada) – Vietnam Lam Dong 72%
Shattell Chocolate (Peru) – Chuncho 70%
Stone Grindz Chocolate (United States) – Ecuador 70%
Stone Grindz Chocolate (United States) – Wild Bolivia 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Criollo Tabasco 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Uranga 74%
Zak’s Chocolate (United States) – 70% Dark Guatemala Lachua Cacao
Zak’s Chocolate (United States) – 70% Dark Haitian Cacao

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

Brasstown Chocolate (United States) – Brasstown Blend 85%
Dandelion Chocolate (United States) – Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania – 85% (Japan production)
East Van Roasters (Canada) – Madagascar 100%
Mamuschka (Argentina) – 90% Criollo Peru
Nina Fine Chocolates (Peru) – Nina 85%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%
Potomac Chocolate (United States) – Upala, Costa Rica 85% Dark
Tesoro Amazonico (Peru) – Dark 88%

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

Mindo Chocolate Makers (United States) – 70% Pure Rustic Chocolate Bar

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft dunkel alternative Zuckerarten

La Rifa Chocolatería (Mexico) – Barra Blanco Marfil
La Rifa Chocolatería (Mexico) – Barra Uranga
Palette de Bine (Canada) – Bine à l’érable, wild Bolivia 70%

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft Milch

Brasstown Chocolate (United States) – Brasstown Milk 45%
Chocolates El Rey (Venezuela) – Caoba Milk Chocolate 41% Cacao
French Broad Chocolates (United States) – Milk Chocolate
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Brown Butter Milk
República del Cacao (Ecuador) – Milk Chocolate Ecuador 40%

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft Milch (50% und mehr)

Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Piura Milk
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Dominican Republic Dark Milk 55%
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Patanemo, Venezuela Dark Milk 66%
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Sierra Nevada, Colombia Dark Milk 63%
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Tumaco, Colombia Dark Milk 60%
Chocotenango (United States) – Happy Medium
Dark Forest Chocolate (United States) – Goat Milk 55%
Dark Forest Chocolate (United States) – Milk Chocolate 50%
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Maranon Canyon Dark Milk
Khao Caribe (Dominican Republic) – Anacaona Chocolate Oscuro con Leche 60%
Maraná (Peru) – Cusco 50% – Milk Chocolate
Maraná (Peru) – Piura 50% – Milk Chocolate
Sirene (Canada) – Ambanja Dark Milk
Sirene (Canada) – Lachua Dark Milk
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Fazenda Boa Vista
TCHO (United States) – Cacao

Micro-batch – Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft Milch

Mucho Chocolate (Mexico) – Carmelo Mestizo
TA.CHO taller de chocolate (Mexico) – Ámbar 46% Finca „El Paraíso“.

Rough ground/textured plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Old School Milk

Tafeln – Pur / Herkunft Weiss

Angovi (Ecuador) – Angovi Chocolate Blanco
Chocolates El Rey (Venezuela) – Icoa White Chocolate 34% Cacao
Mamuschka (Argentina) – Blanco con Vainilla
República del Cacao (Ecuador) – White Chocolate Ecuador 31%


Tafeln mit Geschmackszusatz

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – eingerührte / untergemischte Zutaten – dunkel

Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Mango Chili
AMMA (Brazil) – Cupuaçu
Cacao Hunters (Colombia) – Cacao Hunters Cafe de Edi 61%
Cocoa Republic (Trinidad and Tobago) – 65% Dark Chocolate with Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
Creo Chocolate (United States) – Minty Dark
Forte Chocolates (United States) – Honey Bar
Forte Chocolates (United States) – Orange Jazz
Herencia Divina (Venezuela) – Sabores de Doña Petra 65 %
Hoja Verde (Ecuador) – Hoja Verde Organic Orange 66%
Maverick Chocolate Company (United States) – Espresso Dark Chocolate
Ohiyo Chocolate (United States) – 70% Alto Beni Dark Chocolate with Coffee
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Rose
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cardamom
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Guayusa
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Merken
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Orange
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Sweet Pepper / Allspice
TCHO (United States) – Coconut Crisp

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – Einschlüsse / Stücke – dunkel

Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Cardamom Black Pepper
Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Amano Raspberry Rose
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Cuzco Maras Salt
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Inka Berry
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Piura Nibs
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate (United States) – Dick Taylor Chocolate Black Fig Bar
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Eucalipto & Frambuesa
Madre Chocolate (United States) – Triple Cacao
Nina Fine Chocolates (Peru) – Nina 70% with Nibs
Nugali (Brazil) – Dark chocolate (63% cocoa) With Cupuaçu Brittle
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Blueberry 60%
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Coffee
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Fig
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Ginger & Chia
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Goldenberry
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Salt & Nibs 60%
Potomac Chocolate (United States) – 70% Dark + Coconut
TCHO (United States) – Drunken Nibble: Reserva de La Familia Tequila infused Nibs
TCHO (United States) – Mint Chip Gelato
Xocolatl de Davíd (United States) – Almond & Pimentón
Xocolatl de Davíd (United States) – Brown Butter Crunch Bar
Xocolatl de Davíd (United States) – Peanut Butter Truffle Bar

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – gefüllt – dunkel

Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Camu Camu & Yacon
Hudson Valley Naturals (United States) – Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter and Crispy Rice
Lux Artisan Chocolates (United States) – 64% dark chocolate, Peanut butter & sea salt bar
Milla Chocolates (United States) – Hazelnut Praliné Bar
Milla Chocolates (United States) – Hazelnut Praliné Bar with Turkish Coffee

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – rough ground (grob gemahlen / wenig conchiert) – dunkel

Askinosie Chocolate (United States) – Dark Chocolate + Crunchy Sugar Crystals & Vanilla Bean CollaBARation™ Bar
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli 70% with sea salt, chicatana and cardamon
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Mexican Memories 74%

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – eingerührte / untergemischte Zutaten – Milchschokolade

Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Banana Maras salt
Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Lucuma
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Tumaco, Colombia Mocha Milk 58%
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Vainilla & Ají Panca
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Dark Milk with Flor de Sal
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Hudson Valley Bourbon Dark Milk
Maverick Chocolate Company (United States) – Prohibition Milk Chocolate
Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii (United States) – 60% Dark Milk with Alii Kula Maui Lavender
TCHO (United States) – Earl Grey
TCHO (United States) – Mokaccino

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – Einschlüsse / Stücke – Milchschokolade

Cacaosuyo (Peru) – Quinoa Crunch
Chuao Chocolatier (United States) – Caramel Apple Crush
Chuao Chocolatier (United States) – Potato Chip
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Milk Chocolate Quinoa Crunch
Maverick Chocolate Company (United States) – 60% Dark Milk Chocolate with Nibs
TCHO (United States) – Golden Milk: Ginger + Turmeric
TCHO (United States) – Snickerdoodle
Vivra Chocolate (United States) – Curry Cashew
Vivra Chocolate (United States) – PB & Pretzel

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – gefüllt – Milchschokolade

KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates (United States) – Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
St. Croix Chocolate Company (United States) – Peanut butter and wild grape jelly

Tafeln – mit Zusatz – weisse Schokolade

Askinosie Chocolate (United States) – “Dirty” White Chocolate + Vintage Cocoa Gravel Bar
Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – White Chocolate with Lemon & Lemon Salt
Forte Chocolates (United States) – Lemon Pepper Bar
Forte Chocolates (United States) – Rosemary Sea Salt Bar
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Strawberries and Cream
Le Caméléon (Mexico) – Abril en México tea in white chocolate
Solstice Chocolate (United States) – Brown Butter White Chocolate


Ganache, Taler, Ganache Pralinen, Trüffel

Gefüllte Pralinen – ohne Zusatz dunkel – Ganaches und Trüffel

Chocolaterie Tessa (United States) – Costa Rica 85
Chocolaterie Tessa (United States) – Madagascar 70
Chocolaterie Tessa (United States) – Madagascar 100
Chocolopolis (United States) – Dominican Republic House Blend Truffle
Chocolopolis (United States) – Madagascar Craft Truffle
Garcia Nevett (United States) – Amazonas
Truffle Shots (United States) – Girl Power Truffle Shots
Truffle Shots (United States) – World Peace Truffle Shots

Gefüllte Pralinen – mit Zusatz dunkel – Ganaches und Trüffel

Arcay Chocolates (United States) – Coco Rum
Chocolopolis (United States) – Spicy Aztec Truffle
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Frambuesa, Asaí & Ají Panca
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Granada IPA
Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Piña & Pimienta Negra
French Broad Chocolates (United States) – Strawberry Balsamic Truffle (vegan)
Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal (Peru) – Cherries & Pisco
Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal (Peru) – Spices
Roots Chocolates (United States) – Lapsong Souchong – Smoked Tea
Socola Chocolatier (United States) – Jasmine tea truffles
Truffle Shots (United States) – Bumbleberry Truffle Shots
Truffle Shots (United States) – Lemon Basil Truffle Shots
Truffle Shots (United States) – Rosemary Caramel Truffle Shots
Wolter (Mexico) – Mezcal bonbon
XO Confections (United States) – Modena Summer

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

Chocolat du Jour (Brazil) – Coffee Truffle
Chocotenango (United States) – Yuzu & Ginger
Forte Chocolates (United States) – Classic Milk

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

Chocolat du Jour (Brazil) – Passion Fruit Truffle
Chocolaterie Tessa (United States) – Maracuya
Chocolopolis (United States) – Lemon Lavender Truffle
Compania de Chocolates (Argentina) – Pistache and Lime praline
Le Caméléon (Mexico) – Hibiscus flower ganache in white chocolate
Truffle Shots (United States) – Castelvetrano Olive Truffle Shots
Wolter (Mexico) – Tequila Bonbon
XO Confections (United States) – Bananas Foster

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

Arcay Chocolates (United States) – Lemon Basil
Arcay Chocolates (United States) – Romero Salé
Compania de Chocolates (Argentina) – Cardamom ginger
Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal (Peru) – Almendras y limón
Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal (Peru) – Miel de picarón
Milla Chocolates (United States) – Manhattan Bon Bon
Milla Chocolates (United States) – Raspberry Bon Bon
St. Croix Chocolate Company (United States) – Coffee malt bon bon


Nüsse

Gefüllte Pralinen – ohne Zusatz dunkel – Nuss Pralinen

Arcay Chocolates (United States) – Praliné D’Orange

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

Truffle Shots (United States) – Pistache Orange Dragées

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

Caramela (Mexico) – Salted Caramel pecan milk chocolate bombon
Chocolaterie Tessa (United States) – Carmel Almond Praline

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

French Broad Chocolates (United States) – Hazelnut Dragee
Truffle Shots (United States) – Malabar Cardamom Dragées

Weisse Dragées, umhüllte ganze Nuss

Truffle Shots (United States) – Ginger Snap Dragées


Karamellpralinen

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

Chocolaterie Tessa (United States) – Salted Butter Caramel, Dark
Chocotenango (United States) – Coffee Caramel
Fruition Chocolate Works (United States) – Brown Butter Bourbon Caramels

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

Chocotenango (United States) – Simply Lemon
Forte Chocolates (United States) – Milk Sea Salt Caramel
French Broad Chocolates (United States) – Lavender honey caramel
Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Apple lime caramel


Sonstiges – Frucht/ Zucker /Butter / Sahne

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

La Goulue Chocolatier (Argentina) – Dark Chocolate filled with Malbec Sweet red wine
La Praline (Venezuela) – Mariposa
La Praline (Venezuela) – Mora

Dunkle ganze Früchte ummantelt

Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cocoa Cacao Beans Natural
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana
Paccari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Goldenberry

Milch ganze Früchte ummantelt

Le Caméléon (Mexico) – Mexican banana coated in milk chocolate

Dunkler ummantelter Manon/Butter/Sahne

Chuao Chocolatier (United States) – Mocha Bonbon


Aufstriche

Aufstriche mit dunkler Schokolade (ohne Milchpulver)

Truffle Shots (United States) – Fig + Chocolate Spread
Truffle Shots (United States) – Gingered Chocolate Spread

Aufstriche – mit Milch-Schokolade

Arcay Chocolates (United States) – Passion Spread
Arcay Chocolates (United States) – Tamarind Spread
Mamuschka (Argentina) – Mamusch Cream
Truffle Shots (United States) – Rum Raisin Chocolate Spread