Eastern European Competition 2018 – Winners

septembre 28, 2018 11:08 by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our fourth Eastern European Competition, which was judged from 21 – 22 September, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. The competition encompasses Eastern, Central and North Eastern Europe and is the first international competition to support the growing interest in fine cacao and fine chocolate making in these regions.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Budapest, joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.

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Prizes

The categories judged included flavoured bars, filled chocolates and spreads and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. Plain/origin and plain milk or white bars were judged at the 2018 European Bean-to-bar Competition, which was judged May 10 – June 11, in Amsterdam. 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

Silver: Maya Chocolate  (Hungary) – Santo Domingo 70% dark chocolate with Cognac figs & Caramelized walnuts

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec inclusions ou morceaux

Bronze: Gingalló Csokoládé  (Hungary) – Dominican milk chocolate with roasted malt (46%)

Tablettes de chocolat blanc aromatisées avec infusion ou arôme

Silver: Gingalló Csokoládé  (Hungary) – White chocolate with lemon & elderflower

Tablettes de chocolat blanc avec inclusions ou morceaux

Silver: Réel Chocolate  (Serbia and Montenegro) – Salted caramel chocolate
Bronze: Passion Hand made chocolate  (Czech Republic) – Cinnamon &Tonka bean


Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Bronze: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Kaffir lime levél-madagaszkári vadbors (leaves of kaffir lime-wildpepper from Madagascar) (**)
Bronze: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – kakukkfű-citromnád (thymian-lemongrass) (**)

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 – Bite-sized milk chocolate squares with Piemonte hazelnut praline and Ethiopean Harrar coffee filling
Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – fügefalevél (leaves of fig) (**)

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

Gold: CsoKiss Manufaktura  (Hungary) – Gyulai Vadbodza bonbon / Gyulai’s Wild Elderberry bonbon
Bronze: CsoKiss Manufaktura  (Hungary) – Sós Datolya bonbon/ Salted Dates bonbon


Fruits secs

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat noir

Bronze: Chocomaze  (Slovakia) – CrunCHÉ oat, chia and quinoa
Bronze: Chocomaze  (Slovakia) – CrunCHÉ pecan, coconut, chia and white quinoa enrobed in 60,1% dark chocolate

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat blanc

Bronze: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée – Sicilian almond enrobed with chocolate made of Ruby


Caramels

Caramels enrobés de chocolat noir

Gold: Chocokoo  (Estonia) – Chanterelle Bonbon
Silver: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Sea-salt caramel in dark chocolate
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 – Bite-sized dark chocolate squares with caramel and yuzu filling
Bronze: Bonbonier Chocolate  (Hungary) – Apple pie caramell


Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat noir

Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Local black currant dark chocolate bonbon

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat noir

Gold: Réel Chocolate  (Serbia and Montenegro) – Candied orange peel coated with dark chocolate
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Voilé – Mango slices coated with dark chocolate
Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – fekete berkenye drazsé (aronia dragee) (**)

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat au lait

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée – Freeze-dried blackcurrant coated with blueberry yogurt and white chocolate
Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – kakakóbabtöret-mangó passiógyümölcs drazsé (cacaonibs-mango passionsfruit dragee)


Pâte à tartiner

Pâtes à tartiner au chocolat au lait

Gold: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Spread praline
Silver: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Birch juice caramel spread
Bronze: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Spread walnut