Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Winners 2018

mars 10, 2018 9:00 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 23 – 26 February 2018. 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 chocolate competition brings together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean sea. Winners will pass through to the World Final in November 2018.

This regional competition awards prizes for chocolatier products including filled chocolates/bonbons, pralines, flavoured bars and chocolate spreads. Plain/origin and flavoured bean-to-bar products from all European, African and Middle East chocolate makers will be judged at the European Bean-to-bar Chocolate Maker competition, held in Amsterdam in June 2018.

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 D’Origine/Noir

Tablettes de chocolat noir brut nature/d’origine

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – « Rustico »


Tablettes Aromatisées

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec infusion ou arôme

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

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec inclusions ou morceaux

Gold: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Dark chocolate with coffee and star anice
Silver: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Dark chocolate with pink pepper and cocoa beans
Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – « Speziali » , fondente con caffè e cardamomo
Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – « Speziali »: fondente con tè verde Sakura

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec fourrage

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Chinotto di Savona
Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – « Insolito » , Gianduia Salata
Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Caramello e Sale di Mothya

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec inclusions ou morceaux

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte con sale e olio EVO
Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte sale e liquerizia

Tablettes de chocolat blanc aromatisées avec infusion ou arôme

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta cioccolato bianco al Caramello e Sale delle Hawaii
Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta zafferano e cioccolato bianco

Tablettes de chocolat blanc avec inclusions ou morceaux

Gold: Bruno Chocolate  (Israel) – Tiras bar
Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – White chocolate bar with cranberry and cinnamon
Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – White Chocolate Bar With Strawberry, Vanilla and Lemon


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: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Vietnam Buffalo Cream
Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Dark ganache

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Martinica Dream
Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Basil ganache
Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Earl grey tea ganache
Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Bonet
Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee (**)
Bronze: Fanucchi Daniel  (Italy) – Vietnouth
Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Coffee and Cardamon Ganache
Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Grapefruit Ganache
Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Rum and Marzipan
Bronze: Ronen Aflalo  (Israel) – A Middle East and Caribbean Date
Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Lampone (**)
Bronze: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Alchermes Fiorentino

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Salty Madagascar

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat blanc

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Elisa’s Cake
Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Biancomangiare
Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta di cioccolato bianco e Albicocche al Cognac
Bronze: Bruno Chocolate  (Israel) – Strawberry cheesecake

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

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Pistacchio Bronte
Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Zaatar
Silver: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Aleatica
Silver: Ronen Aflalo  (Israel) – Middle East Praline
Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Cappuccino (**)
Bronze: Chiarascuro  (Italy) – Giò latte


Fruits secs

Praliné au chocolat noir

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Menta liquirizia (**)
Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cannella Calendula (**)
Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cardamomo Malva (**)
Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio (**)

Chocolat noir gianduiotto / cremino

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Giuinott (**)
Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bardini
Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Bardini

Chocolat noir cremino aromatisé

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquerizia
Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene
Bronze: Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection  (Italy) – 2018
Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – cremino with salt maldon flakes
Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Noci
Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Uvetta di Corinto

Massepain enrobé de chocolat noir

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Wild oregano and lemon of Sorrento
Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Violetta
Silver: Sensaciones de Chocolate  (Spain) – Azahar

Praliné au chocolat lait

Gold: Giraudi  (Italy) – Pralina Pistacchio

Chocolat au lait gianduiotto ou cremino

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja
Bronze: Davide appendino Bean[TO]Ciok  (Italy) – Gianduiotto (**)
Bronze: Giraudi  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico

Chocolat au lait cremino non aromatisé

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori
Bronze: Varvaro  (Italy) – Cremino a Tre Strati (**)

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat lait

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola (**)

Massepain enrobé de chocolat lait

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Zuppa Inglese

Praliné au chocolat blanc

Gold: Bardini  (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini
Silver: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Pistacchio Praline
Bronze: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – White praline with hazelnuts

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat blanc

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Drageès di Pistacchio Siciliano, cioccolato bianco, polvere di arancia e sale marino


Caramels

Caramels enrobés de chocolat au lait

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Salty Buffalo Caramel


Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat noir

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Boero
Silver: Cioccolato Orsini  (Italy) – Liquorice Grappa Dark
Silver: Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza  (Italy) – Sgranfgnòn – Boero – Graffione
Silver: Pelagagge Riccardo  (Italy) – Clementina candita con honeybush e mango
Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – GInger (**)

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat au lait

Gold: Bruno Chocolate  (Israel) – Sesame and Pear

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat au lait

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Uvetta cioccolato al latte e mandorla
Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Alkekengi (**)
Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Black Cherry (**)

Manon/beurre/crème enrobés de chocolat blanc

Silver: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Dragees caramello e sale rivestito di cioccolato biondo


Pâte à tartiner

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

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – +55 (**)
Silver: La Botteghina del Cioccolato  (Italy) – La nocciolosa

Pâtes à tartiner au chocolat au lait

Gold: Giraudi  (Italy) – Giacometta Pistacchio
Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno allo Zabaione
Silver: Maison della Nocciola  (Italy) – Crema Gianduja
Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno alla Nocciola