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DACH Chocolatier Competition 2018 Winners

mei 29, 2018 1:26 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners

DACH Hannover

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the German, Austrian and Swiss Competition (DACH). The competition was held for the fifth time from 1 3 May 2018, with our regional partner chocolats-de-luxe.de, in Hannover.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2018 at the Schokoladen-Gourmet-Festival (Chocolate Gourmet Festival) in Hannover. The judging took place at the inspe-ct food analysis laboratory of Dr. Thorsten Sander, where we were able to judge under laboratory conditions, a new and exciting experience for us.


The judging panel was made up of pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs, as well as members of our Grand Jury.



The entry categories 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)

Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz  (Austria) – Handmade Pure Nacional beerig

Silver: Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz  (Austria) – Handmade Arriba 72% Blumig

Silver: Schokov  (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No7” Rosmarin & Zitrone

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) – Schokov Organic “Meersalz & Pfeffer”

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No11” Bergthymian & Walnuss

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No4” Mandelkrokant & Kardamom

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No8” Haselnuss & Garam Masala

Bronze: Trüffel Güse GmbH  (Germany) – Melniks Metabolic Booster

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Gold: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Hauszwetschke – Tafel 70g (**)

Silver: Clement  (Germany) – Clement Single Malt Whisky Schokolade

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Dirndl (Kornelkirsche) – Tafel 70g (**)

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Weißer Spargel – Tafel 70g (**)

Silver: Schell Schokoladen  (Germany) – Gin Masterscut, gefüllte Schokolade

Bronze: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Quitte – Tafel 70g (**)

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with salty roasted almond pins

Silver: Das Bernsteinzimmer  (Germany) – MaplePekan & Salz

Silver: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with Salt and Truffle

Silver: Taucherli  (Switzerland) – La Donna

Silver: Taucherli  (Switzerland) – Raps

Bronze: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with Amber sugar and salt from the island Sylt

Bronze: Trüffel Güse GmbH  (Germany) – Melniks Restore Booster

Melkchocoladerepen met een vulling

Gold: Clement  (Germany) – Clement Jamaika Rum Schokolade

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Weichsel Koriander – Tafel 70g (**)

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Bronze: Taucherli  (Switzerland) – Noel

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – ´Emelie ´

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Silver: Clement  (Germany) – Whisky Truffe

Bronze: Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz  (Austria) – Diplomatico

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Gold: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – ´Mogador ´

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

Silver: Schokoladensommelier Stefan Pauly  (Germany) – Ginpraline mit Gin der Gebrüder Elwert

Bronze: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – ´Vitus ´

Bronze: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) – Gin


Gianduiotto of cremino van donkere chocolade

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – ´Ela ´

Met donkere chocolade omhuld marsepein

Gold: Sawade Berlin  (Germany) – Walnuss auf Weinbrandmarzipan

Bronze: Sawade Berlin  (Germany) – Königin Luise Praline

Met melkchocolade omhuld marsepein

Bronze: Das Bernsteinzimmer  (Germany) – Antjes Apfelkuchen


Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

Bronze: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) – Salt Caramel

Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Donkere chocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Silver: Clement  (Germany) – Apfelschäumchen

Met donkere chocolade omhuld heel fruit

Bronze: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – ´Orangeatstäbchen ´


Donkere chocoladepasta (geen melkpoeder)

Bronze: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) – sweet Dark Caramel Spread


Silver: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) – Salt Caramel Spread

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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