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Eastern European Chocolatier Competition 2019 – Winners

mars 31, 2019 10:09 by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our fifth Eastern European Competition, which was judged from 8 – 12 March, 2019 in Florence, Italy. 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 Florence, 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 will be judged at the 2019 European Bean-to-bar Competition, June 12–16, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 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

Bronze: Benjamissimo  (Bulgaria) – Benjamissimo Raw cacao nibs / Dark 75% (**)

Tablettes de chocolat blanc avec inclusions ou morceaux

Bronze: Alma Cokolady  (Slovakia) – Biela čokoláda s kávou Etiópia


Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – Praline « Chulu-lulu » (**)

Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Balsamic vinegar ganache

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Gold: Demeter Chocolate  (Hungary) – Irsai Olivér Grape Pálinka Truffle

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – « Dark honey » bonbon (**)

+ Gold: Dark milk

+ Special: Local ingredients


Fruits secs

Massepain enrobé de chocolat noir

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – « Dream of Asia » bonbons (**)

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat noir

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF105

+ Special: Craft

+ Special: Recipe

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe RF109

Praliné au chocolat lait

Bronze: Lyra  (Slovakia) – White praline

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat lait

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF107

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF103

Bronze: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF104

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat blanc

Gold: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Absolut hazelnuts caramel

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée RF108


Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat noir

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Voilé VL103

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 Raspberry

Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Lemon, honey, rosemary caramel

Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Rum caramel in dark chocolate.

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat au lait

Gold: Nobilis  (Hungary) – Yoghurt White chocolate coated cherries

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe RF106