Belgium National Competition 2015 – Winners

februari 11, 2015 2:57 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Geen categorie

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the first Belgian National Competition for chocolatier products, which was judged in Brussels at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place, 22 – 25 January 2015. The winners were announced at the Brussels Salon du Chocolat on 6 February 2015.

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

International judges

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



The entry categories include 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, included at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting.

The Winners of the Belgium National Competition 2015 are:


Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

BRONZE: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Yuzu du Japon

BRONZE: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Poivre Noir de Madagascar

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

GOLD: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Cumin Vert d’Alnif

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

GOLD: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Fleur de Sel de Guerande

Witte chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

SILVER: Jean Galler – Tablette yaourt framboise

Gevulde chocolade: bonbons, pralines, truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

GOLD: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Ganache Cru

SILVER: VS (Stephen Vandeparre) – Croco de Madagascar

Pralines op basis van noten

GOLD: Godiva – Réserve Privée Pistache Bronte Praliné

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Sésame

BRONZE: Godiva – Réserve Privée Noisette Piémont Praliné

Gianduiotto of cremino van donkere chocolade

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Tonka

Donkere chocolade ganache of truffels smaak

GOLD: Chocolatier M – Gin Tonic

SILVER: Chocolatier M – Dark Mix

SILVER: Contes De Fèves – Praline Arthur

BRONZE: Benoit Nihant Chocolatier Cacaofèvier – Sésame

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Coquelicot

Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

GOLD: Chocolatier M – Umami / Artisan Soy sauce Caramel & roasted sesame

SILVER: Didier Smeets – Caramel au beurre salé

Donkere chocolade omhuld heel fruit

BRONZE: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Gingembre de Guilin

Melk chocolade: bonbons, pralines, truffels

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

SILVER: Chocolatier M – Passion – Sechuan

Ganaches of truffels met een coating of vulling van gemengde donkere/melk/witte chocolade

GOLD: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Passion

SILVER: Chocolatier M – Kalamansi – Coriandre

BRONZE: Chocolatier M – Seabuckthorn – Duindoornbes

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

GOLD: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Cacahuète

Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

GOLD: Chocolatier M – Caramel fleur de sel – sesamecrunch

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Aphrodite



BRONZE: Chocolatier Demaret – Pâte à tartiner Noisettes

We thank all of this year’s entrants for taking part, our sponsors and partners for helping to make the Awards possible and all the judges who gave up their time to be part of the judging process.