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Central America Competition 2017 – Grand Jury Finalists

november 24, 2017 6:05 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the first Central America support Competition which was held on 18 – 21 November in Managua, Nicaragua.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following three days of  judging, which included judges from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia and members of our international Grand Jury panel. The panel was made up of chocolate experts, pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs.

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 entry will receive a prize.

The 2017 Central American competition Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Pure/origine repen

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca La Cruz 60%
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca San Juan 60%
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate 70% (Bonanza)
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Wolter 80%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Uranga 74%
Caribeans Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Caribeans Reserva Especial
Caribeans Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Caribeans Single Estate Felip Hone Creek
Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Negro Bar
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% Dark Chocolate Bar (Maleku)
Choco Fest (Honduras) – DACHOJ CHOCO-FEST
Matka Chocolate (Mexico) – 66% cacao finca guanajuato
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra E.L. Jucuapa 70% Dark Bar
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 65% Cacao
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 75% Cacao
Zucoleto (Honduras) – Barra de Chocolate Oscuro 60% cacao solids
Choco Atelier (Nicaragua) – Atelier Oscuro Especial

Hoog % puur/origine donkere chocoladerepen (85% of meer)

Gourmet Fields (Costa Rica) – 100% cacao Unsweetened chocolate bar
Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Negro 85%
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – Chocolate negro 85%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 85% Cacao

Grof gemalen pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Rancho del Lago
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Lacandona
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Soconusco
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Tabasco
Rustikao (Nicaragua) – RUSTIKAO DARK
Tininiska (Nicaragua) – Chocolate Tininiska

Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca San Juan Milk 43%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Milk 47%
Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Leche bar

Pure/origine witte chocoladerepen

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White Chocolate (Chocolate Blanco)


Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Caribeans Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Caribeans Black Beach Espresso
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate with Pre-columbian herb Pericón (Tagetes Lucida)
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate with Ceguapatli (local sage) and Grapefruit

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Chocolatería Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta de chocolate 75% con Maracuyá
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Mexican Memories 74%
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% Dark & Lemongrass
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% dark & Nibs
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra E.L. 51% dark pepitoria caramelizada con sal de mar.
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 75% cacao con Caramelo con Sal

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 70% Dark & Caramel

Grof gemalen donkere chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

Rustikao (Nicaragua) – RUTIKAO NARANJA
Chocolate Doña Mari (Guatemala) – Chocolate en tableta de sabores

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua 39% Milk Chocolate & Chai

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Chocolate de Leche con Chile Cobanero Ahumado y Granos de Cacao
Chocolatería Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta de chocolate de leche con Maní Garapiñado
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Habanero 47%
Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Coffee Toffee bar
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate con Leche con Semillas de Marañon
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate con Leche con Cranberries

Witte chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White with Nibs (Blanco con Trozos de Cacao)
Chocolatería Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta de chocolate blanco con nibs
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra E.L. 29.9% White with nibs caramelized with passion fruit


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua bonbon, Dark, unflavored

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Wolter (Mexico) – Mezcal bonbon
Choco Fest (Honduras) – DACHOJ CHOCO-FEST

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Wolter (Mexico) – Café bonbon
Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Spice Truffle
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Puritos Kakaw – Café Chiapas
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Puritos Kakaw – Cítrico

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Wolter (Mexico) – Tequila Bonbon
Wolter (Mexico) – Maracuyá bonbon

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

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua bonbon, white chocolate & lemon ganache
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – Bombón de chocolate 70% relleno de chocolate blanco y maracuyá
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – bombon de chocolate 70% relleno de chocolate blanco y coco rallado
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Tamarind Truffle
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Chili Orange Truffle
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Rosa de Jamaica Truffle
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Passion Fruit Truffle


Noten

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tres Especies

Melkchocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cinnamon Dusted Milk Chocolate Almonds


Karamels

Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Passion fruit Tarragon Caramel
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Nahua bonbon, salted caramel

Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Sea salt caramel


Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Donkere chocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Chocolote Mussy (Nicaragua) – Chocolate Mussy Mermelada Tamarindo
Chocolote Mussy (Nicaragua) – Chocolate Mussy Mermelada Maracuyá con Chile

Met melkchocolade omhulde manon/boter/crème

Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbon with Cashews, Nutmeg, and aged Rum
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbn with Pineapple, Nibs, and Allspice
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbon with Ginger, Rum, Coconut, and spices
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Fresh Chocolate Bonbon with Coffee, Dried Bananas, and Scotch Whiskey