Belgian Results – 2016

février 25, 2016 11:36 by International Chocolate Awards in Non classifié(e)

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Belgian Competition, which was judged in Brussels, Belgium from 28 – 31 January 2016. This competition is open to all companies with their main business or head office in Belgium.

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the second Belgian National Competition for chocolatier products, which was judged in Brussels at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place, 28 – 31 January 2016. The winners were announced at the Brussels Salon du Chocolat on 5 February 2016.

The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate.


The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs from Belgium and members of our permanent international Grand Jury and guest judges from Italy and France.


The categories judged included flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads, and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. All judging is anonymised, including at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules.

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

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Tablettes Aromatisées

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec inclusions ou morceaux

Bronze: Contes de Fèves  (Belgium) – Casson noir au sésame grillé

Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat noir non aromatisées

Gold: Galler  (Belgium) – Praline Madagascar

Bronze: Darcis Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Barahona

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Gold: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache Mangue Coriandre Citron Vert

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Elegance

Silver: Darcis Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache Citron & Yuzu

Silver: Demaret Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Passion

Silver: Deremiens  (Belgium) – Blue Passion

Silver: Galler  (Belgium) – Praline Vanille

Bronze: Galler  (Belgium) – Praline Citron Vert-Lavande

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat blanc

Gold: The Chocolate line by Dominique Persoone  (Belgium) – Yuzu

Silver: The Chocolate line by Dominique Persoone  (Belgium) – Brasil

Ganaches ou truffes utilisant du chocolat noir/au lait/blanc pour l’enrobage et la garniture

Gold: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Smokey lemon

Silver: The Chocolate line by Dominique Persoone  (Belgium) – Apero

Bronze: Jérôme Grimonpon Chocolatier – NOT USED  (Belgium) – Figue Thym

Fruits secs

Praliné au chocolat noir

Gold: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Praliné Pistache de Grèce

Silver: Deremiens  (Belgium) – Praslin

Silver: Jérôme Grimonpon Chocolatier – NOT USED  (Belgium) – Praliné sésame et komatsuna

Bronze: Deremiens  (Belgium) – Pécan Soja

Bronze: Deremiens  (Belgium) – Tahiti

Bronze: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Praliné Amandes

Praliné au chocolat lait

Gold: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Peanuts & co

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Woestyne

Bronze: Didier Smeets  (Belgium) – Praliné Pistache

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat blanc

Gold: L’Arbre à Bilous  (Belgium) – Chocolat blanc à l’herbe de blé avec noix de cajou grillée


Caramels enrobés de chocolat noir

Gold: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Tokyo Dreams

Bronze: Deremiens  (Belgium) – Orval

Caramels enrobés de chocolat au lait

Gold: Deremiens  (Belgium) – Exotic Touch

Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Manon/beurre/crème enrobés de chocolat blanc

Gold: Darcis Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Manon Café

Pâte à tartiner

Pâtes à tartiner au chocolat noir (sans poudre de lait)

Bronze: Eugène Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Praliné Eugène

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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