Italian/Mediterranean Chocolatier Winners 2019

maart 31, 2019 10:10 am by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Italian/Mediterranean Competition, which was judged in Florence, Italy from 8 – 12 March 2019. This competition was open to all companies with their main business or head office in the countries listed: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and all Middle East and North African companies.

The combined Italian National and Mediterranean regional chocolate competition brings together cultures and chocolate companies sharing the influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean sea. Winners will pass through to the World Final in Florence, in October 2019.

This regional competition awards prizes for chocolatier products including filled chocolates/bonbons, pralines, flavoured bars and chocolate spreads. Plain/origin and flavoured bean-to-bar products from all European, African and Middle East chocolate makers will be judged at the European Bean-to-bar Chocolate Maker competition, held in Copenhagen, Denmark 12–16 June, 2019.

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


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


The categories judged 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 een infusie of aroma

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta al limone

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Speziali” fondente con caffè e cardamomo

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Speziali”: fondente con tè verde Sakura

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Insolito” gianduia salata

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Bronze: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Anchoa Monper

+ Special: Gastronomic

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Silver: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Curry con Kikos Monper

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte con sale e olio EVO

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte sale e liquerizia

Melkchocoladerepen met een vulling

Gold: Volpati Davide  (Italy) – Gianduia ai Tre Gusti

Bronze: Volpati Davide  (Italy) – Gianduia Caterina

Witte chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Silver: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Leche Merengada Monper

Silver: Monper Chocolate  (Spain) – Chocolate Mojito Monper

Silver: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta zafferano

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta sale delle Hawaii

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Buffalo Cream

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Giuseppe Manilia  (Italy) – Tartufo Piura 72,5%

+ Special: Classic

+ Gold: Alternate sugars

Silver: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Elba Piura

+ Special: Classic

Silver: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Piura Paolina

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Silosò

+ Special: Gastronomic

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee (**)

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Martinica Dream

Silver: Vestri  (Italy) – Praline Cipolla e Aceto Balsamico

+ Special: Gastronomic

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Caffè Turco (**)

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Passion Fruit (**)

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Albicocca e Sambuco

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Moscato e Menta

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Albicocca e Cognac

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

Gold: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Dressing

+ Special: Gastronomic

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Aleatica

+ Special: Local ingredients

+ Silver: Mixed dark/milk/white


Pralines op basis van noten

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Menta e Liquirizia (**)

+ Gold: Flavoured cremino

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

+ Gold: Gianduiotto

+ Special: Innovation

Silver: Bardini  (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cannella e Calendula (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Fiore di malva e Cardamomo (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio di Bronte (**)

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bardini (**)

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Bardini (**)

Bronze: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – Cremino Tanzania (**)

Bronze: Giraudi  (Italy) – Croccantello Nocciola

Bronze: Giraudi  (Italy) – Gianduiotto 4.3

Met donkere chocolade omhuld marsepein

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Wild oregano and lemon of Sorrento

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Cioccolateria Buschese Fagiolo Peirano  (Italy) – Bacio del Tricolore (Marchio Registrato)

+ Special: Classic

Donkere chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Nocciola Piemonte Bassinata al Gianduia

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Gold: Vestri  (Italy) – Cremino Sale Miyakojima

Silver: Cioccolato TAF  (Italy) – Cremino al Rosmarino

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquerizia

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Noci

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

+ Special: Classic

+ Gold: Organic

Silver: Varvaro  (Italy) – Cremino al Pistacchio e Nocciole

Bronze: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Bronze: Varvaro  (Italy) – Cremino a tre strati

Bronze: Vestri  (Italy) – Pralina Sale e Sesamo Nero Caramellato

Melkchocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola (**)

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pistacchi di Bronte (**)

Witte chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Drageès Pistacchio Siciliano e arancia

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Dragees caramello e sale

Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Donkere chocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Gold: Falicetto Cioccolato Puro Piacenza  (Italy) – Sgranfgnòn

+ Gold: Boero

+ Special: Local ingredients

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

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Boero

+ Silver: Boero

+ Special: Local ingredients

Bronze: Oberhöller  (Italy) – Il coure al caramello (**)

Bronze: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Violetta

+ Special: Local ingredients

Melkchocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Silver: Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté  (Italy) – Persi Pien

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Black Cherry (**)

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Fragole (**)

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Uvetta cioccolato al latte e mandorla


Donkere chocoladepasta (geen melkpoeder)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Crema Nocciola +55 (**)

Silver: Ciokkolando di Grillo Salvatore  (Italy) – Crema Spalmabile Fondente EVO

Bronze: Ciokkolando di Grillo Salvatore  (Italy) – Crema Spalmabile Gianduia

Bronze: Vestri  (Italy) – La Pura

Bronze: Volpati Davide  (Italy) – Elenella Nocciola (**)


Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Crema da Spalmare Riccosa (**)

Melk smeerpasta

Witte chocoladpasta

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno allo Zabaione