Central American Competition 2018 – Grand Jury Finalists

december 7, 2018 11:45 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the second Central America support Competition which was held on 1 – 5 December, in Guatemal City, Guatemala.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following five 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 2018 Central American competition Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Pure/origine repen

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Feliu Chocolate (Mexico) – Criollo Marfil – La Rioja
Zucoleto (Honduras) – Chocolate Oscuro 70%
Tropical Chocolate Café (Panama) – Tropical Chocolate 70%
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras) – 65% Chocolate Oscuro
Feliu Chocolate (Mexico) – Soconusco
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 65%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 75%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli 85%
Kotowa Chocolate Victoria (Panama) – Chocolate oscuro 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli wolter
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli uranga
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala & Guatuso
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70%
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta 80% Tuma La Dalia
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Rio Waslala
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Rio San Juan
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Oscuro 70% Waslala

Micro-batch – Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Zaguate Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Zaguate Chocolate Lot #12
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate Dark 75%
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Tenorio Dark 70%
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 75% cacao, Galeana
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Sarabia
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Plantación El Rocío
XKIK’ chocolate de origen (Mexico) – 65% Cacao, Galeana
Le Caméléon (Mexico) – Blanco Marfil 75% Cacao
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Soconusco 70
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Finca San Juan 82% Dark
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Upala & Guatuso

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

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – San José Real de La Carrera 85%
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Upala Single Origin 85%
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Xocolate Chiapas – Rioja 85
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 90% Upala
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Guacimo-Talamanca 100%
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 85% Finca La Catarina
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 85% Finca La Cruz

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen gemaakt met alternatieve natuurlijke suiker

Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras) – 75% Chocolate Oscuro con Panela
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Candid

Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Zucoleto (Honduras) – Chocolate con leche 45%

Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen (50% of meer)

Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate 60% Milk
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Bijagua 56% semi-dark Milk
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Talamanca 63%
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) – Tableta Fino de Leche
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 65% Dark Milk San Jose del Real de La Carrera

Micro-batch – Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Maya Rojo Milk

Pure/origine witte chocoladerepen

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White Chocolate


Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Criollo Pasión 70%
Wolter (Mexico) – Quetzalli Piña
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Ginger
Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Orange
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 50% Mocha Guanaca San Jose/Ayutepeque

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Tropical Chocolate Café (Panama) – Tropical Chocolate 65%
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate 75% Cacao Con Gengibre y Galleta
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate Oscuro con Banano
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Roasted Almond 70%

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Dark 70% Passion Fruit

Grof gemalen donkere chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

Cacao Junajpu (Guatemala) – Rustico Mayan Spice Cacao Bar

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Lava – 56% Milk Chocolate with nutmeg & Chili
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate 60% Milk Chili

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Estukurú (Costa Rica) – Tableta chocolate con leche y maní garapiñado
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Milk Chocolate with Smoked Chile and Whole Cacao Beans

Witte chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras) – Chocolate Blanco con Limon y Sal Rosada

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica) – Cañas, white 40% with cacao nibs
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – White with Nibs
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Coco/Nibs with White and Milk
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Tableta de Chocolate Blanco Con Frambuesa


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Zacapa Centenario
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Trufa De Chocolate Oscuro 75% Cacao con Nibs
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón Flor de Azahar ( Orange Blossom )
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Mayaland Flor de Jamaica Truffle

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Maracuyá y Chocolate de Leche

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Trufa de Chocolate Blanco Caramelizado
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Mantequilla

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

Wolter (Mexico) – bombón de mezcal y balsámico
Kakaw Museo (Mexico) – Napana: Maracuya & Almendra By Chriss Macbeth
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala) – Horchata Praliné
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Fresa y Albahaca
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Cardamomo y Café
SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Rompope truffle


Noten

Pralines op basis van noten

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón deMantquilla de Maní y Caramelo de Laurel
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador) – Bombón de Almendra y Galleta de Gengibre

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Caramelized Macadamia


Karamels

Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

Nahua (Costa Rica) – Praline Vainilla
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Creme Caramel with Sea Salt

Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

SiBö Chocolate Costa Rica (Costa Rica) – Café Irlandés caramel


Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Donkere chocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Mayaland Tamarind Truffle

Met donkere chocolade omhuld heel fruit

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Shaw’s Cascara de Naranja
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra/Shaw’s Cranberry Dragée


Smeerpasta

Melkchocoladepasta

El Bastión (Mexico) – EL BASTIÓN CREMA DE CHOCOLATE