Central America Competition 2017 – Grand Jury Finalists

novembre 24, 2017 6:05 by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the first Central America support Competition which was held on 18 – 21 November in Managua, Nicaragua.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following three days of  judging, which included judges from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia and members of our international Grand Jury panel. The panel was made up of chocolate experts, pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs.

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 entry will receive a prize.

The 2017 Central American competition Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Tablettes D’Origine/Noir

Tablettes de chocolat noir nature/d’origine

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca La Cruz 60%
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca San Juan 60%
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate 70% (Bonanza)
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Wolter 80%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Uranga 74%
Caribeans Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Caribeans Reserva Especial
Caribeans Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Caribeans Single Estate Felip Hone Creek
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Negro Bar
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% Dark Chocolate Bar (Maleku)
Choco Fest (Honduras) – DACHOJ CHOCO-FEST
Matka Chocolate (Mexico) – 66% cacao finca guanajuato
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra E.L. Jucuapa 70% Dark Bar
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 65% Cacao
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 75% Cacao
Zucoleto (Honduras) – Barra de Chocolate Oscuro 60% cacao solids
Choco Atelier (Nicaragua) – Atelier Oscuro Especial

Tablettes de chocolat noir nature/d’origine % élevé (85 % et plus)

Gourmet Fields (Costa Rica) – 100% cacao Unsweetened chocolate bar
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Negro 85%
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – Chocolate negro 85%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 85% Cacao

Tablettes de chocolat noir brut nature/d’origine

Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Rancho del Lago
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Lacandona
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Soconusco
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Tabasco
Rustikao (Nicaragua) – RUSTIKAO DARK
Tininiska (Nicaragua) – Chocolate Tininiska

Tablettes de chocolat au lait nature/d’origine

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca San Juan Milk 43%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Milk 47%
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Leche bar

Tablettes de chocolat blanc nature/d’origine

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White Chocolate (Chocolate Blanco)


Tablettes Aromatisées

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec infusion ou arôme

Caribeans Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Caribeans Black Beach Espresso
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate with Pre-columbian herb Pericón (Tagetes Lucida)
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate with Ceguapatli (local sage) and Grapefruit

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec inclusions ou morceaux

Chocolatería Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta de chocolate 75% con Maracuyá
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Mexican Memories 74%
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% Dark & Lemongrass
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% dark & Nibs
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra E.L. 51% dark pepitoria caramelizada con sal de mar.
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 75% cacao con Caramelo con Sal

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec fourrage

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% Dark & Caramel

Tablettes de chocolat noir affiné grossièrement

Rustikao (Nicaragua) – RUTIKAO NARANJA
Chocolate Doña Mari (Guatemala) – Chocolate en tableta de sabores

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec infusion ou arôme

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 39% Milk Chocolate & Chai

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec inclusions ou morceaux

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Chocolate de Leche con Chile Cobanero Ahumado y Granos de Cacao
Chocolatería Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta de chocolate de leche con Maní Garapiñado
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Habanero 47%
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Coffee Toffee bar
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate con Leche con Semillas de Marañon
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate con Leche con Cranberries

Tablettes de chocolat blanc aromatisées

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White with Nibs (Blanco con Trozos de Cacao)
Chocolatería Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta de chocolate blanco con nibs
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra E.L. 29.9% White with nibs caramelized with passion fruit


Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat noir non aromatisées

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua bonbon, Dark, unflavored

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Wolter (Mexico) – Mezcal bonbon
Choco Fest (Honduras) – DACHOJ CHOCO-FEST

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Wolter (Mexico) – Café bonbon
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Spice Truffle
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Puritos Kakaw – Café Chiapas
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Puritos Kakaw – Cítrico

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat blanc

Wolter (Mexico) – Tequila Bonbon
Wolter (Mexico) – Maracuyá bonbon

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

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua bonbon, white chocolate & lemon ganache
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – Bombón de chocolate 70% relleno de chocolate blanco y maracuyá
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – bombon de chocolate 70% relleno de chocolate blanco y coco rallado
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Tamarind Truffle
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Chili Orange Truffle
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Rosa de Jamaica Truffle
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Passion Fruit Truffle


Fruits secs

Praliné au chocolat lait

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tres Especies

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat lait

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cinnamon Dusted Milk Chocolate Almonds


Caramels

Caramels enrobés de chocolat noir

SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Passion fruit Tarragon Caramel
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua bonbon, salted caramel

Caramels enrobés de chocolat au lait

SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Sea salt caramel


Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat noir

Chocolote Mussy (Nicaragua) – Chocolate Mussy Mermelada Tamarindo
Chocolote Mussy (Nicaragua) – Chocolate Mussy Mermelada Maracuyá con Chile

Manon/beurre/crème enrobés de chocolat au lait

Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbon with Cashews, Nutmeg, and aged Rum
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbn with Pineapple, Nibs, and Allspice
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbon with Ginger, Rum, Coconut, and spices
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbon with Coffee, Dried Bananas, and Scotch Whiskey