Central America Competition Winners – 2017

novembre 24, 2017 5:56 by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the first Central American Support Competition (Primer Competencia de Chocolates de Centro América 2017), which was judged in Managua, Nicaragua 19 – 21 November 2017.

The competition is an outreach project of the International Chocolate Awards and a Lutheran World Relief (LWR) initiative through the Regional Cacao Móvil project, funded by the Cooperación Suiza en América Central and held in partnership with CUNAKakaw, the mark of high quality cacao and chocolate in Mesoamerica.

The first Central American competition recognises the tradition and culture of chocolate and cacao over thousands of years in the historical Mesoamerica area. The competition aims to help develop local production of craft and fine flavour chocolate products in the emerging fine chocolate industry and stimulate the production of fine cacao in the Central American region.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Managua, joined by local chefs and technical experts.

Links

Prizes

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Tablettes D’Origine/Noir

Tablettes de chocolat noir nature/d’origine

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

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

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 85% Cacao
Silver: Kotowa Chocolate Victoria  (Panama) – Chocolate negro 85%
Silver: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Nahua 90% Dark Chocolate Bar (Maleku)
Silver: SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Negro 85%
Bronze: Gourmet Fields  (Costa Rica) – 100% cacao Unsweetened chocolate bar

Tablettes de chocolat noir brut nature/d’origine

Gold: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Soconusco
Silver: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Lacandona
Silver: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Rancho del Lago ( * Im the chocolate maker.)
Silver: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Tabasco
Bronze: Rustikao  (Nicaragua) – RUSTIKAO DARK
Bronze: Tininiska  (Nicaragua) – Chocolate Tininiska

Tablettes de chocolat au lait nature/d’origine

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

Tablettes de chocolat blanc nature/d’origine

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


Tablettes Aromatisées

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec infusion ou arôme

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

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec inclusions ou morceaux

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

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec fourrage

Bronze: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% Dark & Caramel (**)

Tablettes de chocolat noir affiné grossièrement

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

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec infusion ou arôme

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

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec inclusions ou morceaux

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

Tablettes de chocolat blanc aromatisées

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


Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat noir non aromatisées

Gold: Nahua  (Costa Rica) – Nahua bonbon, Dark, unflavored (**)

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Mezcal bonbon (**)
Bronze: Choco Fest  (Honduras) – DACHOJ CHOCO-FEST (**)

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Gold: Wolter  (Mexico) – Café bonbon (**)
Silver: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Puritos Kakaw – Cítrico
Silver: SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Spice Truffle (**)
Bronze: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Puritos Kakaw – Café Chiapas (**)

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat blanc

Gold: Wolter  (Mexico) – Maracuyá bonbon (**)
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Tequila Bonbon (**)

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

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


Fruits secs

Praliné au chocolat lait

Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Tres Especies (**)

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat lait

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


Caramels

Caramels enrobés de chocolat noir

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

Caramels enrobés de chocolat au lait

Gold: SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Sea salt caramel (**)


Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat noir

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

Manon/beurre/crème enrobés de chocolat au lait

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