Italian/Mediterranean Competition 2015 – Winners

maart 23, 2015 8:53 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners


The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2015 Italian/Mediterranean Regional Competition for chocolatier products, which was judged in Florence at the Scuola di Arte Culinaria “Cordon Bleu” – Firenze, 19 – 23 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 Italy, France and Japan 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.

In view of near identical scores of the top two products in the “Spreads with milk chocolate” category, two Golds were awarded at the Grand Jury’s discretion.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Gold: Vestri  (Italy) – Gianduia Fondente sale & pepe

Silver: Il Teatro del Gelato  (Italy) – Fondente all’Olio d’oliva agrumato

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni  (Italy) – Fondentemente

Silver: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Tavoletta di cioccolato fondente con caffe’ e anice stellato

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Fondente con caffè e cardamomo

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Fondente con gianduia salata

Grof gemalen donkere chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

Silver: Vestri  (Italy) – Boglio

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Silver: Prodotti Gianduja Torino  (Italy) – Giandujone

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Tavoletta CaffèLatte

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cioccolato al latte con anice stellato

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cioccolato al latte con sale e liquerizia

Witte chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Vestri  (Italy) – “I Tocchi” Pistacchi e Uvetta

Silver: Vestri  (Italy) – “Sfogliate” Sesamo e Sale Rosa dell’Himalaya

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Tavoletta di cioccolato bianco con mirtilli e cannella

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Damian Allsop Chocolates  (Spain) – Piura water ganache

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Quetzalcoatl

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Damian Allsop Chocolates  (Spain) – Sea Water ganache

Bronze: Vestri  (Italy) – Ganache all’arancino cinese

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Silver: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni  (Italy) – Tartufino

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Pralina Grappa Barricata

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

Gold: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Za’atar ganache

Silver: Gian Luca Forino  (Italy) – Antanarivo-Roma

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Amarena

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Passion Fruit

Silver: Vestri  (Italy) – Ganache al Basilico

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Tartufo Zabajone

Bronze: Riccardo Pelagagge  (Italy) – Pralina con Coriandolo di Taddei

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Lampone


Pralines op basis van noten

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino pistacchio

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino cannella e calendula

Silver: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) – Sesame Lemon praline

Bronze: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – Mini tartufo dolce nero

Gianduiotto of cremino van donkere chocolade

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

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Bronze: Tartuflanghe  (Italy) – mini tartufo dolce pistacchio

Gianduiotto of cremino van melkchocolade

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo gianduja

Cremino van melkchocolade zonder toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Gustolato  (Croatia) – Cremino classico Nocciola Piemonte ( da noi Tostata e raffinata), ricoperto al latte (40%)

Silver: Vestri  (Italy) – Cremino

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino tre colori

Cremino van melkchocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino bigusto con amarene

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino bigusto con liquerizia

Silver: Vestri  (Italy) – Cremino al Caffè

Witte chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Drageè Pistacchio e Arancia

Silver: Gustolato  (Croatia) – Mandorla d’Avola (da noi tostata) ricoperta di cioccolato bianco con infusione di Zafferano Istriano (Croazia)

Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Melkchocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Alkekengi

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Drageè Uvetta, Latte e Mandorla

Met donkere chocolade omhuld heel fruit

Gold: Riccardo Pelagagge  (Italy) – Clementina calabrese biologica candita

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


Donkere chocoladepasta (geen melkpoeder)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Crema gianduja +55


Gold: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni  (Italy) – Crema gianduia

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Crema da Spalmare Riccosa

Silver: Gustolato  (Croatia) – Spalmabile al Pistacchio Greco

Bronze: Gusti di Napoli  (Italy) – Crema di cioccolata al latte di bufala

Bronze: Vestri  (Italy) – Vellutata al Latte

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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