World Final Winners – 2017

ottobre 14, 2017 3:22 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Risultati, Winners

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The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2017 World Final, which was judged before and during Chocolate Week in London, 1 – 11 October 2017 and announced live at The Chocolate Show, 6pm, Friday 13 October 2017.


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



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(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – Chuncho 70%

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Tobago Estate Chocolate / Pralus  (Sweden) – Laura ( * Pralus)

Barrette plain/origin

Barrette fondenti plain /origin

Gold: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno Tripple Turned 70 %

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Gold: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Tutu Iku 70%

Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Amano Dos Rios

Silver: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – M. Libanio

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno Double Turned 70 %

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – LaCumbia 70%

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Los Ríos 72%

+ Gold: Organic

Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Vietnam Tien Giang

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Apotequil

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Cusco

Bronze: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 72% Belize Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Wild Bolivia Dark

Bronze: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%

Bronze: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%

Bronze: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Piura 70%

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Porcelana

Bronze: Utopick Cacao  (Spain) – Nugu 70%

Micro-batch – Barrette fondenti plain /origin

Gold: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – Chuncho 70%

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Directly Traded

+ Gold: Growing Country

+ Gold: Organic

Silver: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Pangoa,Peru 70%

Silver: Hogarth Craft Chocolate  (New Zealand) – Gran Blanco – Peru

Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Alta Verapaz

Silver: LetterPress Chocolate  (United States) – Ucayali, Peru

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Belize 70%

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Vietnam 70%

Silver: Zak’s Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Dark Guatemala Lachua Cacao

Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Chuncho 70%

Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Porcelana 70%

Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Signature Collection – Nicalizo, Nicaragua 70%

Bronze: Fresh Coast Chocolate Co.  (United States) – Madagascar 70%

Bronze: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Pérou Marañón 70%

Barrette ad alta% cioccolato fondente (sopra 85%)

Gold: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Chuncho 88%

Silver: Nina Fine Chocolates  (Peru) – Nina 85%

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 100%

Silver: Potomac Chocolate  (United States) – Upala, Costa Rica 85% Dark

Barrette fondenti ruvide plain/origin

Gold: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Fruity Berry-Like / Fine / Colombia / 65%

Bronze: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Fruity Citric / Bolivia / 67%

Barrette fondenti plain /origin prodotte con zuccheri alternativi naturali

Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Bine à l’érable, wild Bolivia 70%

Bronze: La Rifa Chocolatería  (Mexico) – Barra Blanco Marfil

Barrette al latte plain/origin

Gold: Tobago Estate Chocolate / Pralus  (Sweden) – Laura ( * Pralus)

+ Gold: Directly Traded

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Brown Butter Milk

Barrette al latte plain/origin (sopra 50%)

Gold: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Dark Milk 65 %

Silver: Chocolatier Palet d’Or  (Japan) – Artisan Tablette Bitter milk 51% Madagascar (**)

Silver: Maraná  (Peru) – Cusco 50% – Milk Chocolate

Silver: Maraná  (Peru) – Piura 50% – Milk Chocolate

Silver: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Chocolate Peru Maranon Milk 64%

Silver: Sirene  (Canada) – Lachua Dark Milk

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Morenita

Bronze: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Ambanja (Madagascar) Milk

Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Maranon Canyon Dark Milk (**)

Bronze: Meiji  (Japan) – Vivid Milk

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Fazenda Boa Vista

Micro-batch – Barrette al latte plain/origin

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Nicaragua

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Madagascar

Silver: TA.CHO taller de chocolate  (Mexico) – Ámbar 46% Finca “El Paraíso”.

Rough ground/textured plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Old School Milk

Barrette bianche plain/origin

Silver: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Icoa White Chocolate 34% Cacao

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Raw Sugar White

Barrette aromatizzate

Barrette cioccolato fondente con infusione o aromi

Gold: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Cardamom

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemongrass

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Merken

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%

Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Érable & Fleur sel de Maras (**)

Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Cacao Hunters Cafe de Edi 61% (**)

Bronze: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) – Bitter Orange

Bronze: DesBarres Chocolate  (Canada) – Black Pepper Cardamom (**)

Bronze: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Mint

Barrette di cioccolato fondente con inclusioni o pezzi

Gold: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Amano Raspberry Rose (**)

Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Honey Lavender (**)

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Black World

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Goldenberry

Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Peppers’ Dance! (**)

Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Cranberry Pine

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Bejofo Estate 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Black Pepper- Organic (**)

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Madagascar Bejofo Estate 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Pink Pepper – Organic (**)

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s Madagascar Bejofo Estate 75% Trinitario Cocoa & “Wild” Voastiperifery Pepper- Organic (**)

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Dark Nibs (**)

Bronze: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan No.5 62% (**)

Bronze: Nugali  (Brazil) – Dark chocolate (63% cocoa) With Cupuaçu Brittle (**)

Bronze: Sweetic  (Hungary) – Caramelized pecan & granola dark chocolate bar

Bronze: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Madagascar sancho japanese pepper

Barrete cioccolato fondente ripiene

Gold: Clement  (Germany) – Clement Single Malt Whisky Chocolate

Silver: Benoit Chocolats  (France) – Caramandes®

Silver: Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra  (Hungary) – Quadrat szilvás – Quadrat plum

Barrette ruvide fondenti aromatizzate

Silver: Donna Elvira  (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Arancia

Silver: Donna Elvira  (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Peperoncino (**)

‘Naked’ filled dark chocolate bars (filling only, no coating)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Gianduja Fondente (**)

Bronze: Hogarth Craft Chocolate  (New Zealand) – Gianduia – Dark Hazelnut (**)

Barrette ciccolato al latte con infusione o aromi

Gold: Schell Schokoladen  (Germany) – Umami Papua

Silver: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) – Vainilla & Ají Panca

Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Lucuma

Bronze: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) – Turkish Charm

Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Dark Milk with Flor de Sal (**)

Barrette di cioccolato al latte con inclusioni o pezzi

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Nara-zuke(Kamo-Nasu Eggplant)

Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Raspberry + Licorice

Silver: Ishiya  (Japan) – Tokibi

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Kiwami Pineapple

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Wa Berry

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Wasabi

Bronze: Co Couture  (United Kingdom) – Flat White

Bronze: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Hazelnut

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Kimchi×Chanchamayo 48%

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Tumaco Leche & Citrus Unshu(Satsuma Mandarin)& Cacao nib(Tumaco)

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Milk Nuts (**)

Barrette di cioccolato al latte ripiene

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Chanchamayo 48% & Hazelnut Praline with Aka-Jiso(Red perilla from WAKAYAMA)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Green laver from YOSHINOGAWA-River & Almond Praline with Yuzu

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Real strawberry & Hazelnut Praline with Lime

Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Orange Gin (**)

Silver: Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur  (France) – Amandes Fleur de Sel

Barrette al cioccolato bianco aromatizzato

Gold: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Japan All Stars

Gold: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Oriental

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Lakkrís + Sea Salt (**)

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Gingerbread Bar

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Matcha&Hinona-zuke Kyoto

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Red World

Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Waka

Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Thai Chili bar (**)

Bronze: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Entrée/Carré BL104

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Three kinds of beans (Daitokuji-Temple Natto, Adzuki & Tanbaguro)

Bronze: Solkiki Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – Ethiopian Coffee & Roasted Redskin Peanuts White Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Raspberry Bar (**)

Ganaches, paletes, praline e tartufi alla ganache

Ganache o tartufi di cioccolato fondente non aromatizzato

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Pure Nacional

Silver: Carré Noir  (Belgium) – Vietnam

Silver: Didier Smeets  (Belgium) – Origine Vietnam

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Elizabeth 71%(Colombia Arauca)

Silver: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) – arctic o’payo

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura buffalo cream

Ganache o tartufi con cioccolato fondente aromatizzato

Gold: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Gin-Tonic

Gold: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache aux olives Taggiasche

Silver: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) – Frambuesa, Asaí & Ají Panca

Silver: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) – Piña & Pimienta Negra

Silver: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache Yuzu

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Shiso Wasabi

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Evaporated Soy Sauce&Pedro Ximenez(Sierra Nevada70%)

Bronze: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) – vinmarksfersken ganache

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Vietnam, cocco e mandorla

Bronze: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Lime bonbon

Ganache o tartufi al cioccolato al latte

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Kishu-Nankoume Plum from Wakayama & Sakura leaf

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Chrysanthemum (Dominica 48%)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Completely Ripe Red Sansho from Wakayama (Peru Chanchamayo 48%)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Kaffir lime leaf 2017(Peru Chanchamayo48%)

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Raspberry&Raspberry Leaf

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Sake-Yuzu & Sake-lees

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Smoked Soy Sauce from Wakayama(Madagascar 51%)

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Absinthe & Mango Passion Fruits(Peru Chanchamayo48%)

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Strawberry&Fukinoto(youthful condition)(Nicaragua)

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Triple Tumaco(Colombia)

Bronze: Moroco Chocolat  (Canada) – Miso Brown Sugar Truffle

Ganaches o tartufi di cioccolato bianco

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Castelvetrano Olive Truffle Shots

Silver: XO Confections  (United States) – Bananas Foster

Bronze: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) – Amalfi

Bronze: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – P & S Latte

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Tea alla rosa con litchi

Ganache o tertufi prodotti utilizzando ciccolati misti Fondente /latte/bianco per copertura o ripieno

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Perù mango e fave di tonka

Silver: Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier  (United Kingdom) – Mojito

Silver: Cacaofoni  (Sweden) – Salty liquorice

Silver: Cakao Chocolatiers  (France) – Ylang-ylang

Silver: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Cardamom ginger

Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Kuromoji:branch & leaf(Peru Chanchamayo)

Silver: Mercedes Chocolaterie  (Finland) – Åland meets Venezuela (Sea Buckthorn praline)

Bronze: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) – CaPa

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Olive leaf & Olive oil(Peru Chanchamayo)

Bronze: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Mint & Miso

Bronze: Inspiration Chocolates  (Canada) – Raspberry Swirl

Praline a base di noci e noci ricoperte

Praline a base di frutta/ gianduja con ciccolato fondente

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Menta e Liquirizia (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cannella e Calendula (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cardamomo e Malva (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio di Bronte (**)

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini

Gianduiotto fondente

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Giuinott (**)

Silver: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Gianduiotto fondente

Cremino al cioccolato fondente non aromatizzato

Silver: Bardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bardini

Cremino al cioccolato fondente aromatizzato

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquirizia

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Uva di Corinto

Marzapane ricoperto al cioccolato fondente

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Violetta

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Wild oregano and lemon of Sorrento

Dragées di cioccolato fondente, noci intere ricoperte

Silver: ChocoCard  (Hungary) – Blackcurrant, violet and hazelnut dragée

Silver: ChocoCard  (Hungary) – Passion fruit and hazelnut dragée

Praline a base di noci/gianduja con cioccolato al latte

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Almond Praline:Pickled ginger with soy sauce

Silver: Caramela  (Mexico) – Salted Caramel pecan milk chocolate bombon

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Peanuts & co

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Almond coconut praline

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Almond Praline with Yuzu and Piment d’Espelette

Gianduiotto al latte

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Silver: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico

Cremino di cioccolato al latte non aromatizzato

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

Marzapane ricoperto al cioccolato la latte

Silver: Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra  (Hungary) – Dupla narancs – Double orange

Dragées al latte/noci intere ricoperte di cioccolato al latte

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Malabar Cardamom Dragées

Praline con frutta in guscio e cioccolato bianco

Gold: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Trifulot, pistachio praline

Gold: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Trifulot, White praline with cardamom

Dragées di cioccolato bianco, noci intere ricoperte

Silver: ChocoCard  (Hungary) – Taste of Italy

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Dragée Pistacchio, Cioccolato Bianco, polvere di arancia e sale

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Ginger Snap Dragées


Caramello ricoperti con cioccolato fondente

Silver: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) – Caramello “Ingwer Limette”

Silver: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Tokyo Dreams

Silver: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) – muscovado caramel

Bronze: Winchester Fine Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Passion Fruit Caramel

Caramello ricoperto con cioccolato al latte

Gold: Chocolatier M  (Belgium) – Oriënt

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – ´caramel y sel´

Silver: Choco Chocolate Sweden  (Sweden) – Citrus and liquorice caramel

Silver: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Banana Cardamom

Altre – frutti/zucchero/burro/crema

Paste di frutta, gelatine, gelée ricoperte con cioccolato fondente

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – The Orange Grove

Frutti interi ricoperti di cioccolato fondente

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Boero

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – Orangeatstäbchen

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana

Silver: Paccari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Goldenberry

Bronze: ChocoCard  (Hungary) – Voatsiperifery-berry (blueberry dragée) (**)

Frutti interi ricoperti di cioccolato al latte

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Dragée uvetta, cioccolato al latte e mandorla

Cioccolato fondette ricoperto di manon/burro /crema

Bronze: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Kaoliang Liquor & Oolong Tea (**)

Cioccolato al latte ricoperto con manon/burro /crema

Silver: The JackRabbit Chocolate Studio  (South Africa) – MilkTart

Cioccolato bianco ricoperto con manon/burro/crema

Silver: Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection  (Italy) – Red Heart


Spalmabili con cioccolato fondente (senza latte in polvere)

Gold: Luca Mannori  (Italy) – Spalmabile alle Nocciole IGP con Puro Ocumare 72%

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Crema Di Nocciole +55 (**)

Silver: La Botteghina del Cioccolato  (Italy) – Nocciolosa

Bronze: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Fig + Chocolate Spread

Bronze: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Gingered Chocolate Spread

Spalmabili con cioccolato al latte

Gold: Giraudi Cioccolato  (Italy) – Giacometta Pistacchio

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno allo zabaione

Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Passion Spread

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno alla nocciola

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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

Triple M.M.M Special Awards

A new prize given by our founding partners, Maricel Presilla, Martin Christy and Monica Meschini. The Triple MMM (or Mmm…) prize represents products chosen by the founders and Grand Jury because of a personal appreciation of a product tasted during judging. This prize reflects personal enjoyment of the product awarded and is not based on the competition scores.

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

2017 World Gold M.M.M: French Broad ChocolatesHazelnut Dragee
2017 World Gold M.M.M: Xocolatl by Giovanna MaggioloMiel de picarón
2017 World Gold M.M.M: La PralineMora

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

2017 World Gold M.M.M: Colomb Béréni CréationC.B.C. chocolat menthe fraîche
2017 World Gold M.M.M: Torta Pistocchi FirenzeTorta Fondente Uvetta e Rhum Agricolo della Martinica

Rough ground flavoured dark chocolate bars

2017 World Gold M.M.M: Patrick Gelencser ChocolatierGanache noire origine Pérou 75 %
2017 World Gold M.M.M: WolterQuetzalli 70% with sea salt, chicatana and cardamon

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

2017 World Gold M.M.M: CacaosuyoCamu Camu & Yacon

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

2017 World Gold M.M.M: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci IntuizioniOpaque

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

2017 World Gold M.M.M: Duffy’sDuffy’s Guatemala Rio Dolce

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

2017 World Gold M.M.M: Dandelion ChocolateMaya Mountain, Belize 70%