Eastern European Chocolatier Competition 2020 – Winners

juillet 9, 2020 6:49 by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our sixth Eastern European Competition, which was judged over March and April, 2020. 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. Winners will pass through to the World Final later in 2020.


The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges, local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.



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 2020 European Bean-to-bar Competition. 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)

Ganaches, palets, pralines avec ganache, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

Bronze: JK Patisserie  (Russia) – Truffle Tocache-Pisco

Bronze: ZAX  (Slovakia) – Raspberry Praline

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

Gold: Choklid  (Czech Republic) – Passion Fruit Bonbon

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – Pecozu (**)

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – Spicy Coffee (**)

Bronze: Elena Ovsyannikova  (Russia) – The Brunost

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat blanc

Gold: Elena Ovsyannikova  (Russia) – Caramel Apple

Silver: Elena Ovsyannikova  (Russia) – Passion Fruit with Lavender

Bronze: Chocokoo  (Estonia) – Bergamot Bonbon

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

Gold: DantoniChocolate  (Hungary) – Rum Cherry Rumos Meggyes Trüffel

Silver: Choklid  (Czech Republic) – MalaCara Arabica Espresso Bonbon

Silver: Elena Ovsyannikova  (Russia) – Cheese Truffle with Gorgonzola

+ Special: Gastronomic

Bronze: DantoniChocolate  (Hungary) – Lavazza-Kahlùa Kávélikőrös Trüffel

Bronze: DantoniChocolate  (Hungary) – Salty Caramel Sós Karamell Bonbon

Bronze: Mákvirág Kézműves Bonbon  (Hungary) – Rozmaring (rosemary&lemon)

Fruits secs

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat lait

Bronze: Slowlandia  (Slovakia) – Salted Caramel Almonds

Praliné au chocolat blanc

Silver: Chocoleya  (Bulgaria) – Handmade White Chocolate Pralines

Bronze: Elena Ovsyannikova  (Russia) – Сaramel Pink Pepper

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat blanc

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée 301/A

+ Special: Ingredients

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée 301/B

Silver: Slowlandia  (Slovakia) – Hazelnuts With Raspberry Dust

Bronze: Nobilis  (Hungary) – Coconut, White Chocolate Coated Almonds

Dragées/ fruits secs entiers enrobés au chocolat lait …

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée 301/C

+ Special: Ingredients


Caramels enrobés de chocolat noir

Bronze: ZAX  (Slovakia) – Salted Caramel Praline

Autres – fruits / sucre / beurre / crème

Pâtes de fruits, gelées enrobées de chocolat noir

Gold: Chocokoo  (Estonia) – Baked Apple Calvados Bonbon

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 mango

+ Special: Ingredients

Silver: Original Prager Taler  (Czech Republic) – Original Prager Taler

+ Special: Ingredients

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat noir

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – Manzu (**)

Pâte à tartiner

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

Gold: Slowlandia  (Slovakia) – Slowtella

Bronze: Chocoleya  (Bulgaria) – Organic Dark Cocoa Spread 50% Hazelnuts

Pâte à tartiner lait

Pâtes à tartiner au chocolat blanc

Bronze: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Nutty Salted Caramel Spread (**)

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.