Central American Competition 2018 – Grand Jury Finalists

décembre 7, 2018 11:45 by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the second Central America support Competition which was held on 1 – 5 December, in Guatemal City, Guatemala.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following five 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 2018 Central American competition Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Tablettes D’Origine/Noir

Tablettes de chocolat noir nature/d’origine

Feliu Chocolate (Mexico) – Criollo Marfil – La Rioja
Zucoleto (Honduras) – Chocolate Oscuro 70%
Tropical Chocolate Café (Panama) – Tropical Chocolate 70%
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras) – 65% Chocolate Oscuro
Feliu Chocolate (Mexico) – Soconusco
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 65%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 75%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli 85%
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – Chocolate oscuro 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli wolter
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli uranga
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala & Guatuso
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70%
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta 80% Tuma La Dalia
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Rio Waslala
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Rio San Juan
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Waslala

Micro-batch – Tablettes de chocolat noir nature/d’origine

Zaguate Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Zaguate Chocolate Lot #12
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate Dark 75%
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Tenorio Dark 70%
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 75% cacao, Galeana
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Sarabia
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Plantación El Rocío
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Galeana
Le Caméléon (Mexico) – Blanco Marfil 75% Cacao
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Soconusco 70
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca San Juan 82% Dark
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala & Guatuso

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

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 85%
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Upala Single Origin 85%
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Rioja 85
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 90% Upala
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Guacimo-Talamanca 100%
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 85% Finca La Catarina
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 85% Finca La Cruz

Tablettes de chocolat noir nature/d’origine avec sucre naturel édulcorant

Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras) – 75% Chocolate Oscuro con Panela
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Candid

Tablettes de chocolat au lait nature/d’origine

Zucoleto (Honduras) – Chocolate con leche 45%

Tablettes de chocolat au ‘noir lait’ nature/d’origine (50 % et plus)

Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate 60% Milk
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Bijagua 56% semi-dark Milk
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Talamanca 63%
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Fino de Leche
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 65% Dark Milk San Jose del Real de La Carrera

Micro-batch – Tablettes de chocolat au lait nature/d’origine

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Maya Rojo Milk

Tablettes de chocolat blanc nature/d’origine

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White Chocolate


Tablettes Aromatisées

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec infusion ou arôme

Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Criollo Pasión 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Piña
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Ginger
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Orange
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 50% Mocha Guanaca San Jose/Ayutepeque

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec inclusions ou morceaux

Tropical Chocolate Café (Panama) – Tropical Chocolate 65%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 75% Cacao Con Gengibre y Galleta
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate Oscuro con Banano
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Roasted Almond 70%

Tablettes de chocolat noir avec fourrage

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Passion Fruit

Tablettes de chocolat noir affiné grossièrement

Cacao Junajpu (Guatemala) – Rustico Mayan Spice Cacao Bar

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec infusion ou arôme

Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Lava – 56% Milk Chocolate with nutmeg & Chili
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate 60% Milk Chili

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec inclusions ou morceaux

Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta chocolate con leche y maní garapiñado
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Milk Chocolate with Smoked Chile and Whole Cacao Beans

Tablettes de chocolat blanc aromatisées avec infusion ou arôme

Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras) – Chocolate Blanco con Limon y Sal Rosada

Tablettes de chocolat blanc avec inclusions ou morceaux

Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Cañas, white 40% with cacao nibs
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White with Nibs
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Coco/Nibs with White and Milk
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate Blanco Con Frambuesa


Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Zacapa Centenario
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Trufa De Chocolate Oscuro 75% Cacao con Nibs
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón Flor de Azahar ( Orange Blossom )
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Mayaland Flor de Jamaica Truffle

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Maracuyá y Chocolate de Leche

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat blanc

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Trufa de Chocolate Blanco Caramelizado
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Mantequilla

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

Wolter (Mexico) – bombón de mezcal y balsámico
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Napana: Maracuya & Almendra By Chriss Macbeth
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Horchata Praliné
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Fresa y Albahaca
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Cardamomo y Café
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Rompope truffle


Fruits secs

Praliné au chocolat noir

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón deMantquilla de Maní y Caramelo de Laurel
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Almendra y Galleta de Gengibre

Praliné au chocolat lait

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Caramelized Macadamia


Caramels

Caramels enrobés de chocolat noir

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Praline Vainilla
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Creme Caramel with Sea Salt

Caramels enrobés de chocolat au lait

SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Café Irlandés caramel


Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat noir

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Mayaland Tamarind Truffle

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat noir

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Cascara de Naranja
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra/Shaw’s Cranberry Dragée


Pâte à tartiner

Pâtes à tartiner au chocolat au lait

El Bastión (Mexico) – EL BASTIÓN CREMA DE CHOCOLATE