The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2017 Americas Competition, which was judged in New York Metropolitan Region, 29 March-4 April 2017. For the first time, this year the Americas and Asia Pacific results will be announced as separate competitions, acknowledging the huge growth in entries in both regions.
The judging panel included judges from Europe, Japan, South America and the USA and members of our international Grand Jury panel.
The Grand Jury Finalists are the companies that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and four or more days of Main round judging. 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 entrant will receive a prize.
Winners will be announced in Hoboken, in the New York Metropolitan area on June 26 2017 at 7pm Eastern Time.
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The 2017 Americas Competition Grand Jury Finalists are:
(In alphabetical order within each category)