Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Winners 2018

marzo 10, 2018 9:33 am by International Chocolate Awards in News @it, Risultati, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Italian/Mediterranean Competition, which was judged in Florence, Italy from 23 – 26 February 2018. This competition was open to all companies with their main business or head office in the countries listed: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and all Middle East and North African companies.

The combined Italian National and Mediterranean regional chocolate competition brings together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean sea. Winners will pass through to the World Final in November 2018.

This regional competition awards prizes for chocolatier products including filled chocolates/bonbons, pralines, flavoured bars and chocolate spreads. Plain/origin and flavoured bean-to-bar products from all European, African and Middle East chocolate makers will be judged at the European Bean-to-bar Chocolate Maker competition, held in Amsterdam in June 2018.

The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate.


The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs and members of our permanent international Grand Jury and guest judges.


The categories judged included flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads, and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. 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)

Barrette plain/origin

Barrette fondenti ruvide plain/origin

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – “Rustico”

Barrette aromatizzate

Barrette cioccolato fondente con infusione o aromi

Silver: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta al limone

Barrette di cioccolato fondente con inclusioni o pezzi

Gold: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Dark chocolate with coffee and star anice

Silver: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Dark chocolate with pink pepper and cocoa beans

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – “Speziali” , fondente con caffè e cardamomo

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – “Speziali”: fondente con tè verde Sakura

Barrete cioccolato fondente ripiene

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Chinotto di Savona

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Insolito” , Gianduia Salata

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Caramello e Sale di Mothya

Barrette di cioccolato al latte con inclusioni o pezzi

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte con sale e olio EVO

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte sale e liquerizia

Barrette al cioccolato bianco aromatizzato con infusione o aromi

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta cioccolato bianco al Caramello e Sale delle Hawaii

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta zafferano e cioccolato bianco

Barrette al cioccolato bianco con inclusioni o pezzi

Gold: Bruno Chocolate  (Israel) – Tiras bar

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – White chocolate bar with cranberry and cinnamon

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – White Chocolate Bar With Strawberry, Vanilla and Lemon

Ganaches, paletes, praline e tartufi alla ganache

Ganache o tartufi di cioccolato fondente non aromatizzato

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Buffalo Cream

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Vietnam Buffalo Cream

Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Dark ganache

Ganache o tartufi con cioccolato fondente aromatizzato

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Martinica Dream

Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Basil ganache

Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Earl grey tea ganache

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Bonet

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee (**)

Bronze: Fanucchi Daniel  (Italy) – Vietnouth

Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Coffee and Cardamon Ganache

Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Grapefruit Ganache

Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Rum and Marzipan

Bronze: Ronen Aflalo  (Israel) – A Middle East and Caribbean Date

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Lampone (**)

Bronze: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Alchermes Fiorentino

Ganache o tartufi al cioccolato al latte

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Salty Madagascar

Ganaches o tartufi di cioccolato bianco

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Elisa’s Cake

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Biancomangiare

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta di cioccolato bianco e Albicocche al Cognac

Bronze: Bruno Chocolate  (Israel) – Strawberry cheesecake

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

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Pistacchio Bronte

Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Zaatar

Silver: Paola Francesca Bertani  (Italy) – Aleatica

Silver: Ronen Aflalo  (Israel) – Middle East Praline

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Cappuccino (**)

Bronze: Chiarascuro  (Italy) – Giò latte

Praline a base di noci e noci ricoperte

Praline a base di frutta/ gianduja con ciccolato fondente

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Menta liquirizia (**)

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

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

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

Gianduiotto fondente

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

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bardini

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Bardini

Cremino al cioccolato fondente aromatizzato

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquerizia

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene

Bronze: Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection  (Italy) – 2018

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – cremino with salt maldon flakes

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Noci

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Uvetta di Corinto

Marzapane ricoperto al cioccolato fondente

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

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

Silver: Sensaciones de Chocolate  (Spain) – Azahar

Praline a base di noci/gianduja con cioccolato al latte

Gold: Giraudi  (Italy) – Pralina Pistacchio

Gianduiotto al latte

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Bronze: Davide appendino Bean[TO]Ciok  (Italy) – Gianduiotto (**)

Bronze: Giraudi  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico

Cremino di cioccolato al latte non aromatizzato

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

Bronze: Varvaro  (Italy) – Cremino a Tre Strati (**)

Marzapane ricoperto al cioccolato la latte

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Zuppa Inglese

Dragées al latte/noci intere ricoperte di cioccolato al latte

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola (**)

Praline con frutta in guscio e cioccolato bianco

Gold: Bardini  (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini

Silver: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Pistacchio Praline

Bronze: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – White praline with hazelnuts

Dragées di cioccolato bianco, noci intere ricoperte

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Drageès di Pistacchio Siciliano, cioccolato bianco, polvere di arancia e sale marino


Caramello ricoperto con cioccolato al latte

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Salty Buffalo Caramel

Altre – frutti/zucchero/burro/crema

Paste di frutta gelatine, gelée ricoperte con cioccolato al latte

Gold: Bruno Chocolate  (Israel) – Sesame and Pear

Frutti interi ricoperti di cioccolato fondente

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

Silver: Cioccolato Orsini  (Italy) – Liquorice Grappa Dark

Silver: Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza  (Italy) – Sgranfgnòn – Boero – Graffione

Silver: Pelagagge Riccardo  (Italy) – Clementina candita con honeybush e mango

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – GInger (**)

Frutti interi ricoperti di cioccolato al latte

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Uvetta cioccolato al latte e mandorla

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Alkekengi (**)

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Black Cherry (**)

Cioccolato bianco ricoperto con manon/burro/crema

Silver: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Dragees caramello e sale rivestito di cioccolato biondo


Spalmabili con cioccolato fondente (senza latte in polvere)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – +55 (**)

Silver: La Botteghina del Cioccolato  (Italy) – La nocciolosa

Spalmabili con cioccolato al latte

Gold: Giraudi  (Italy) – Giacometta Pistacchio

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno allo Zabaione

Silver: Maison della Nocciola  (Italy) – Crema Gianduja

Silver: 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.