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Italian/Mediterranean Winners 2017

avril 9, 2017 7:00 by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Italian/Mediterranean Competition, which was judged in Florence, Italy from 16 – 20 March 2017. This competition was open to all companies with their main business or head office in the countries listed: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and all Middle East and North African companies.

The combined Italian National and Mediterranean regional rounds, bringing together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean sea. Winners will pass through to the World Final in London in October 2017.

This regional competition awards prizes for chocolatier products including filled chocolates/bonbons, pralines, flavoured bars and chocolate spreads. Plain/origin dark, milk and white bars from all European, African and Middle East chocolate makers are judged at the European Semi-final competition, held in Amsterdam in June 2017.

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

Judges

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

Prizes

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 infusion ou arôme

Gold: Luca Mannori  (Italy) – Tavoletta Nicaliso 72% Spicy and Salted

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Dark chocolate with coffee and star anise

Bronze: Just Justin  (Israel) – Cinnamon Dark Chocolate (**)

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta al limone

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec inclusions ou morceaux

Gold: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni  (Italy) – Opaque

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Spezial fondente con caffè e cardamomo

Silver: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni  (Italy) – Bergamot

Silver: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni  (Italy) – Pancaglieri

Silver: Utopick Cacao  (Spain) – Dark chocolate with caramelized macadamia nut with salt (**)

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – dark chocolate with pink pepper and cocoa beans

Bronze: Nadalina  (Croatia) – Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Nibs (**)

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec fourrage

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Insolito gianduja salata

Silver: Mirzam  (United Arab Emirates) – Dates and Fennel (**)

Tablettes de chocolat noir affiné grossièrement

Gold: Donna Elvira  (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Peperoncino (**)

Silver: Donna Elvira  (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Arancia

Tablettes de chocolat noir fourrées ‘nues’ (fourrage seulement, sans couverture par enrobage)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Gianduja Fondente (**)

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec infusion ou arôme

Bronze: Utopick Cacao  (Spain) – Bean to bar milk saffron (**)

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec inclusions ou morceaux

Gold: Cacao Sampaka  (Spain) – Milk chocolate with black truffle

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Gianduja

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Tavoletta Caffe’ Latte

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Finissimo al latte con sale e olio EVO

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec fourrage

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Arancia di Calabria

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Limone di Sorrento

Tablettes de chocolat blanc aromatisées

Gold: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta cioccolato bianco al caramello e sale delle Hawaii

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta zafferano e cioccolato bianco


Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat noir non aromatisées

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura buffalo cream

Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Papua

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Gold: Luca Mannori  (Italy) – Red Honduras Sour and Spicy

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Fondente Uvetta e Rhum Agricolo della Martinica

Bronze: Pasticceria Ernst Knam  (Italy) – Pralina alla mora (**)

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Vietnam, cocco e mandorla

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Bronze: Kuppelrain – Nathalie Trafoier  (Italy) – L´Amore

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat blanc

Silver: Pasticceria Ernst Knam  (Italy) – Pralina capperi e limone (**)

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Tea alla rosa con litchi

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

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee

Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Zaatar

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Perù mango e fave di tonka

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Passion Fruit

Bronze: Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection  (Italy) – Spirit

Bronze: Pasticceria Ernst Knam  (Italy) – Pralina mango e frutto della passione (**)

Bronze: Ronen Aflalo  (Israel) – Middel East raw tehini bonbon

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Ginger


Fruits secs

Praliné au chocolat noir

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Menta e Liquirizia (**)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio di Bronte (**)

Silver: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Praline with pistachios

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cannella e Calendula (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cardamomo e Malva (**)

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini

Bronze: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Trifulot, dark praline with hazelnuts

Chocolat noir gianduiotto / cremino

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Giuinott (**)

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Bardini

Bronze: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Gianduiotto fondente

Chocolat noir cremino non aromatisé

Silver: Bardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bardini

Chocolat noir cremino aromatisé

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquirizia

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Uva di Corinto

Massepain enrobé de chocolat noir

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Wild oregano and lemon of Sorrento

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Ricciarello and fondente Tanzania 75%

Bronze: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Violetta

Praliné au chocolat lait

Silver: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Praline with sesame

Bronze: Layla  (Tunisia) – « Sesame Flower » (« Fiore di Sesamo »)

Bronze: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Trifulot, Peanuts praline

Chocolat au lait gianduiotto ou cremino

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Silver: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico

Chocolat au lait cremino non aromatisé

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat lait

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola

Praliné au chocolat blanc

Gold: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Trifulot, White praline with cardamom

Bronze: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Trifulot, pistachio praline

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat blanc

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Dragée Pistacchio, Cioccolato Bianco, polvere di arancia e sale


Caramels

Caramels enrobés de chocolat au lait

Silver: Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection  (Italy) – Black Spirit


Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat noir

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Wild apples and fresh basil

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Lemon and Yuzu

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat noir

Gold: Pelagagge Riccardo  (Italy) – Clementina candita ricoperta di fondente

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Boero

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Organic Orangette Piura 70%

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Graffione Bardini

Bronze: Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza  (Italy) – Sgranfgnon di Piacenza

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Ginger

Bronze: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Pralina allo Yuzu e olio di Oliva

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat au lait

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Dragée uvetta, cioccolato al latte e mandorla

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Black Cherry

Manon/beurre/crème enrobés de chocolat blanc

Gold: Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection  (Italy) – Red Heart


Pâte à tartiner

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

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Crema Di Nocciole +55 (**)

Silver: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Giacometta Fondente

Silver: Luca Mannori  (Italy) – Spalmabile alle Nocciole IGP con Puro Ocumare 72%

Bronze: La Botteghina del Cioccolato  (Italy) – Nocciolosa

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Crema da spalmare Gianera

Pâtes à tartiner au chocolat au lait

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno alla nocciola

Silver: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Giacometta Pistacchio

Silver: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni  (Italy) – Crema Gianduia

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno allo zabaione

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Crema da spalmare Riccosa


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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