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Americas Bean-to-Bar and Chocolatier Competition Winners 2019

juni 26, 2019 12:53 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2019 Americas Bean-to-bar and Chocolatier Competition, which was judged May 27–June 3 in New York.

International Judges

The judging panel included regular USA judges, along with pastry chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and other specialists from the New York area and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

All judging is anonymised, included at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules.

All Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in this competition are eligible to enter the World Final.

Best in competition

From 2019 we are introducing new special recognition prizes, with special logos or additional medals. These recognising the many developments and innovations chocolate makers and chocolate companies are creating in the craft chocolate world, while simplifying our main categories.
** Bean-to-bar chocolatier products – recognising the growing trend of flavoured bars and filled chocolate made by chocolate makers, winning products made with an entrant’s own chocolate are marked with (**).
Prizes are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard in each category.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Elemento Chocolates  (Peru) – Elemento 52% Milk ( * Rainsforest SAC)


Pure/origine repen

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Gold: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select
Silver: Amano Chocolate  (United States) – Amano Dos Rios Dark Chocolate
Silver: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Arauca 70%
Silver: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Sierra Nevada 64%
Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Chuncho
Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Lakuna
Silver: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Canoabo70%
Silver: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Carenero 70%
Silver: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Rio Caribe 70%
Silver: Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii  (United States) – 70% Tanzania Kokoa Kamili
Silver: Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii  (United States) – Ko’olaupoko 70% Cacao
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lacumbia Arauquita, 70 %
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
Silver: Sirene  (Canada) – Kokoa Kamili 100%
Silver: Sirene  (Canada) – Rio Jari
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Guasare
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Ucayali
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Agua Selva 72%
Bronze: Amano Chocolate  (United States) – Amano Madagascar Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Armando canelon chocolates  (Venezuela) – Cuyagua 70% (hacienda las bromelias )
Bronze: Askinosie Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Del Tambo, Ecuador Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Colombia 100%
Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Tumaco 70%
Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Cuzco 80
Bronze: Cocoa Republic  (Trinidad and Tobago) – Cocoa Republic 100% Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Cocoa Republic  (Trinidad and Tobago) – Cocoa Republic 82% Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Domenico  (Peru) – Domenico Awajún 85%
Bronze: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Choroni 70%
Bronze: French Broad Chocolates  (United States) – Guatemala 73% Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Dominican Hispaniola 68%
Bronze: Minka Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Minka organic 77% Raw Pure
Bronze: Nugali  (Brazil) – Cacau em Flor Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa
Bronze: Nugali  (Brazil) – Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa
Bronze: Nutry Body  (Peru) – Organic Bars of Chocolate 100%
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Chuncho Vrae, 70%
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 85%
Bronze: Sirene  (Canada) – Tingo Maria
Bronze: Solstice Chocolate  (United States) – 70% India Anamalai Chocolate Bar
Bronze: Solstice Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Vietnam Ben Tre Chocolate Bar
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Bejofo
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Hacienda Victoria

Micro-batch – Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – La Reunion Trinidad 70%
Silver: Areté  (United States) – Fiji Matasawalevu 70% Dark Chocolate
Silver: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – Masaya 70% Dark Chocolate
Silver: Boho Chocolate  (United States) – Boho 70% Ucayali Single Origin – Peru
Silver: Chocolates Miroshnik  (Peru) – Miroshnik Nativo 70%
Silver: Chocolates Miroshnik  (Peru) – Miroshnik Yana Vrae99 85%
Silver: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania-2016 Harvest, 70%
Silver: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Maya Mountain, Belize–2016 Harvest, 70%
Silver: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Piura Blanco, Peru-2015 Harvest, 70%
Silver: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Tumaco, Colombia-2017 Harvest, 70%
Silver: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Lachua, Guatemala 70%
Silver: Eldora Chocolate  (United States) – Guatemala Polochic 70%
Silver: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – “Motogon” Nueva Segovia 70%
Silver: Feliu Chocolate  (Mexico) – Criollo Rioja
Silver: Fresco  (United States) – Polochic Guatemala 70% Medium Roast
Silver: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – El Carmen, 77%
Silver: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Special Reserve, 100% Cacao
Silver: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Ucayali, 70%
Silver: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Kakaw Museo – Tulipan 72
Silver: Kasama Chocolate  (Canada) – 70% Papua New Guinea
Silver: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – So. Xo. – Root 7 Blanco Jaguar 100%
Silver: Luisa Abram  (Brazil) – Luisa Abram 70% Wild Cocoa Jurua River
Silver: Maraná  (Peru) – Cusco 70% – Dark Chocolate
Silver: Maraná  (Peru) – Piura 70% – Dark Chocolate
Silver: Nikadi  (Colombia) – NIKADI 65% Cacao Arauca
Silver: Nina Fine Chocolates  (Peru) – Nina 70% Rough Ground
Silver: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Bines à l’érable Guatemala Polochic 72%
Silver: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Haïti Pisa 70%
Silver: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Santa Maria Estate Trinidad 70%
Silver: Q’uma Chocolate  (Peru) – Junin 80% Cacao
Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Bagua 70%
Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Morropon 70%
Silver: Ta.Cho taller de chocolate  (Mexico) – “Dos Cielos” 71% Finca “El Rocío”.
Silver: Tibitó Chocolate  (Colombia) – Tibitó Chocolate-Arauca 70%
Silver: Tribar Chocolate  (Peru) – Dark 75% – Curimaná, Ucayali
Silver: Zucoleto  (Honduras) – Dark 70% Chocolate Bar
Bronze: Areté  (United States) – Viet Nam Tien Giang 73% Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – Apoyo 70% Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – Cocibolca 70% Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – Mombacho 70% Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Avanaa Chocolat  (Canada) – Tumaco 70%
Bronze: Baianí Chocolates  (Brazil) – 70% Trinitarios Bold Roast
Bronze: Barbon Chocolate  (Canada) – Lion 85% Pure Albino
Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Arhuacos 72%
Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Perla Negra 74%
Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Soconusco, Mexico 70%
Bronze: Chaleur B Chocolate  (Canada) – Pérou Marañón 87%
Bronze: Chaleur B Chocolate  (Canada) – Pérou Ucayali River 72%
Bronze: Chaleur B Chocolate  (Canada) – Tanzanie Kokoa Kamili 79%
Bronze: Chokola bean to bar  (United States) – 70 Belize, Maya Mountain
Bronze: Chokola bean to bar  (United States) – Lachua, Guatemala
Bronze: Chokola bean to bar  (United States) – Tranqulidad
Bronze: Chokola bean to bar  (United States) – Tumaco
Bronze: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Esmeraldas, Ecuador-2016 Harvest, 70%
Bronze: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Esmeraldas, Ecuador-2016 Harvest, 85%
Bronze: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Zorzal Comunitario, DR-2016 Harvest, 70%
Bronze: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Pangoa, Peru 70%
Bronze: Escazú Chocolates  (United States) – 70% Single Origin – Trincheras, Vzla.
Bronze: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – ” La Campesina Coop” Matiguas 75%
Bronze: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – “Mogoton” Nueva segovia 100%
Bronze: Feliu Chocolate  (Mexico) – Flor de un Día 70%
Bronze: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Cuyagua 72%
Bronze: Fresco  (United States) – Dominican Republic 72% Medium Roast
Bronze: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Asochivite, 77%
Bronze: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Coto Brus, 73%
Bronze: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Esmeraldas, 70%
Bronze: Hazel Hill Chocolate  (United States) – Mayan Mountain 75% – Belize
Bronze: Hazel Hill Chocolate  (United States) – Öko-Caribe 70% – Dominican Republic
Bronze: Hazel Hill Chocolate  (United States) – Sambariano 67% – Madagascar
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Reserva Zorzal 70%
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Tumaco 70%
Bronze: Jacek Chocolate Couture  (Canada) – Jacek – Colombia 70%
Bronze: Kin+Pod  (Canada) – 70% Tumaco Colombia
Bronze: Lucy Meifield Chocolate  (United States) – Guatemala 70%
Bronze: Maraná  (Peru) – Cusco 80% – Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Monarch Chocolates  (Canada) – Jaguar 70%
Bronze: Mucho Chocolate  (Mexico) – Arroyo Hondo IV
Bronze: Mucho Chocolate  (Mexico) – Emiliano Almendra Blanca
Bronze: Mucho Chocolate  (Mexico) – Finca La Rioja
Bronze: Nikoa  (Ecuador) – Nikoa ( * ALIKAKAO S.A.)
Bronze: Qantu  (Canada) – Chaska 70%
Bronze: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – 72% Berriozábal
Bronze: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – 72% Comitán
Bronze: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – 72% Tuxtla
Bronze: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao Ganzo
Bronze: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Esmeraldas, Ecuador 70%
Bronze: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Ucayali River, Peru 70%
Bronze: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Wild Bolivia 70%
Bronze: Ultimately Chocolate by Finnia, Inc.  (Canada) – Chocolate Maker’s Blend 70%
Bronze: Ultimately Chocolate by Finnia, Inc.  (Canada) – Ucayali 85%
Bronze: White Label Chocolate  (United States) – 68% Tanzania, Kilombero
Bronze: White Label Chocolate  (United States) – 72% Porcelana, Sorotaima

Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Bronze: Sirene  (Canada) – Lachua Dark Milk

Micro-batch – Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Gold: Elemento Chocolates  (Peru) – Elemento 52% Milk ( * Rainsforest SAC)
Silver: Areté  (United States) – Colombia Tumaco 56% Dark Milk Chocolate
Silver: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – 65% Dark Milk La Carrera
Silver: casa lasevicius  (Brazil) – Catongo Ao Leite 42%
Silver: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Tumaco, Colombia Dark Milk 60%
Silver: Escazú Chocolates  (United States) – 60% Goats Milk Single Origin – Patanemo
Silver: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – “Río San Juan” Milk Chocolate
Silver: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – “Wasaka” 45% Milk Chocolate, Matagalpa
Silver: Nina Fine Chocolates  (Peru) – Nina 55% with Milk
Silver: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – 55% Teopisca
Silver: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO 54% Dark Milk
Silver: Ultimately Chocolate by Finnia, Inc.  (Canada) – Buttermilk 48%
Silver: Videri Chocolate Factory  (United States) – 55% Dark Milk Chocolate
Silver: White Label Chocolate  (United States) – 48% Brown Butter Milk
Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Sierra Nevada, Colombia Dark Milk 63%
Bronze: Chocolaterie Bonneau  (Canada) – Jo chocolat lait 50%
Bronze: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Caramelized Milk Chocolate
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Tumaco Dark Milk
Bronze: White Label Chocolate  (United States) – 60% Dark Milk, Single Origin

Pure/origine witte chocoladerepen

Gold: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Pure White Chocolate
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Chelo Caramelo
Silver: Zak’s Chocolate  (United States) – Belize Maya Mtn Sonoran Desert White
Bronze: Elemento Chocolates  (Peru) – Elemento White Chocolate ( * Rainsforest SAC)
Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Vanilla Bean Toasted White 38%
Bronze: Zak’s Chocolate  (United States) – Peru Marañón Sonoran Desert White


Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Gold: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Amazonian Bitter Orange
Silver: Amano Chocolate  (United States) – Amano Cardamom Pepper (**)
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Jasmine (**)
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena (**)
Silver: Tropical Chocolate Café  (Panama) – Barra de chocolate Geisha Coffee (**)
Silver: Xocolatl de Davíd  (United States) – Foie Gras Bar
Silver: Xocolatl de Davíd  (United States) – Lavender & Honey
Bronze: Amano Chocolate  (United States) – Amano Mango Chili (**)
Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Café de Edi 61% (**)
Bronze: Kasama Chocolate  (Canada) – Wallflower Gin (**)
Bronze: Kin+Pod  (Canada) – 60% Rosso Espresso Bar (**)
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Guayusa (**)
Bronze: Raphio Chocolate  (United States) – 72% Clementine Olive Oil Chocolate (**)
Bronze: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Raspberries & Vanilla 68% (**)
Bronze: Zucoleto  (Honduras) – Espresso Chocolate Bar (**)

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Juniper-Enebro
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Tasmanian Pepper and Lime
Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Toffee Nib (**)
Silver: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Brazil Biomes Project: Guava 70% (**)
Silver: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Brazil Biomes Project: Umbu 70% (**)
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Green Olives (**)
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 101%
Silver: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – 65% Chocolate Oscuro- Naranja y Almedras (**)
Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Erable et Sel de Maras (**)
Silver: Saltus  (Bolivia) – Wild Cacao Chocolate 62% w/coffee nibs (**)
Silver: Saltus  (Bolivia) – Wild Cacao Chocolate 62% with cacao nibs (**)
Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Chicatana Criollo 70% (**)
Bronze: Armando canelon chocolates  (Venezuela) – NAIBOA (trincheras 65%) (**)
Bronze: Avanaa Chocolat  (Canada) – Cafe (**)
Bronze: Barbon Chocolate  (Canada) – Léopard 70% Crunchy Maple (**)
Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Pimienta Hunters 70% (**)
Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Inka Berry
Bronze: Cuore di Cacao Chocolateria  (Brazil) – Dark 70% cashew nuts and fleur de sel (**)
Bronze: Estukurú  (Costa Rica) – 75% dark chocolate with orange (**)
Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Aztec Bar
Bronze: Korín Chocolate (Real chocolate )  (Peru) – Korin organic chocolate Aguaymanto (**)
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Molle- Pirul
Bronze: Qantu  (Canada) – Aventure Moka (**)
Bronze: Qantu  (Canada) – Silk Road (**)
Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO Maker’s Series: Bramble + Rose (**)
Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO Maker’s Series: Grapefruit + Ginger (**)
Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO Mint Chip Gelato (**)
Bronze: Ultimately Chocolate by Finnia, Inc.  (Canada) – The Sweet & Salty Canadian (**)

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Bronze: CocoTutti  (United States) – CocoTutti La Kama Infused Bonbon

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Gold: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO Mokaccino (**)
Silver: casa lasevicius  (Brazil) – Amazonian Tchai (**)
Silver: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Whiskey Milk (**)
Silver: Cuore di Cacao Chocolateria  (Brazil) – Milk chocolate 38% with Mate Tea (**)
Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Hudson Bourbon Dark Milk 61% (**)
Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Spring Salted Dark Milk 56% (**)
Silver: K+M Extravirgin Chocolate  (United States) – K+M Extravirgin Dark Milk Nicaragua (**)
Silver: K+M Extravirgin Chocolate  (United States) – K+M Extravirgin Milk Nicaragua (**)
Silver: Nina Fine Chocolates  (Peru) – 45% with Majambo & Coconut (**)
Silver: Sirene  (Canada) – Ch’abil (**)
Silver: Zak’s Chocolate  (United States) – Zak’s Coffee Break Bar (**)
Bronze: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Pure – Vegan Milk Chocolate (**)
Bronze: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Swirl (**)
Bronze: Chocotenango  (United States) – 54% milk chocolate with Raspberry (**)
Bronze: French Broad Chocolates  (United States) – Chai Masala Milk Chocolate (**)
Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Brown Butter Milk Chocolate 43%
Bronze: K+M Extravirgin Chocolate  (United States) – K+M Extravirgin Dark Milk Ecuador (**)

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Only Child Chocolate Co  (United States) – Rosemary and Ginger Walk into a Bar
Silver: Cuore di Cacao Chocolateria  (Brazil) – Milk 38% with nibs crunch and molasses (**)
Silver: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Coconut Milk Ginger 55% (**)
Silver: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO Hazelnut Chunk (**)
Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Quinoa Crunch
Bronze: Cocoa Republic  (Trinidad and Tobago) – Vegan Malted Milk with Almond Toffee (**)
Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Marcona Almonds in Milk Chocolate
Bronze: Llankhay  (Ecuador) – Llankhay Dark&Milk 49% Wild Pineapple (**)
Bronze: Me To We  (Canada) – Me To We 42% Chocolate + Coffee Nibs
Bronze: Minka Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Minka Cappuccino
Bronze: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – DarkMilk 55% Chuncho Sacha Inchi praline (**)
Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO Peppermint Mocha (**)

Witte chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Lassi Bar (**)
Silver: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Coffee & Cream White Chocolate (**)
Silver: Kasama Chocolate  (Canada) – Raspberry White Chcoolate (**)
Silver: Maverick Chocolate Company  (United States) – Lemon Lavender White Chocolate (**)
Silver: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Mesquite White Chocolate (**)
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Raspberry bar (**)
Silver: TCHO  (United States) – TCHO Maker’s Series: Mango Lassi (**)
Bronze: Boho Chocolate  (United States) – Boho White Chocolate Lemon Olive Oil (**)
Bronze: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Blue Corn Atole White Chocolate (**)
Bronze: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – Chocolate Blanco con Limon y Sal Rosada (**)

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Chili bar (**)
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon and Pepper in White Chocolate
Silver: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Brazilian Desserts: Romeu & Julieta (**)
Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – White Chocolate Lemon Oil & Lemon Salt (**)
Bronze: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Crunch (**)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

Silver: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Canoabo
Silver: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Ocumare

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Gold: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Black Sesame Ginger
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Cherry Almond Truffle
Silver: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate  (United States) – Bourbon Pecan Bar
Silver: Mamuschka  (Argentina) – Dark Berries & Flowers de la Patagonia
Silver: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Basil Strawberry Bon Bon (**)
Silver: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Whiskey Del Bac Dorado Bon Bon (**)
Silver: Phiabella Chocolates  (United States) – Mystique
Silver: Xocolatl by Giovanna Maggiolo  (Peru) – Colección Alturas: Cuzco (**)
Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Raspberry Fig Truffle
Bronze: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate  (United States) – Cherry Cola Vanilla
Bronze: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate  (United States) – Oatmeal Cookie
Bronze: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Peppermint Dark Chocolate Truffle (**)
Bronze: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Sonoran Sea Salt Truffle (**)
Bronze: Phiabella Chocolates  (United States) – Blue Jasper
Bronze: Phiabella Chocolates  (United States) – Flamenco Diva
Bronze: Phiabella Chocolates  (United States) – UberLuxe

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Gold: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – Cremoso de chapulines
Gold: Xocolatl by Giovanna Maggiolo  (Peru) – Coleccion Alturas: Piura (**)
Silver: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate  (United States) – Miso Dare
Bronze: Chocolaterie Tessa  (United States) – Pink Peppercorn
Bronze: Gallette Chocolates  (Brazil) – Jabuticaba Bonbons
Bronze: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – Bombón de Naranja y Romero (**)
Bronze: Roots Chocolates  (United States) – Wild Pai
Bronze: Wolter  (Mexico) – Black Chai Truffle (**)

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Gold: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Guava Tamarind
Silver: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Saffron Passion
Silver: Chocolaterie Tessa  (United States) – White Chocolate Matcha
Silver: LeSaint French Chocolate  (United States) – Passion Fruit & White Chocolate Ganache
Bronze: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Rooibos Berry
Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon and Pepper Truffle

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

Gold: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Garam Masala Pistachio
Gold: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Pepper Rose Bon Bon (**)
Silver: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Rosa de Jamaica (Hibiscus) Truffle (**)
Silver: Chocolats Passion  (United States) – Pistachio Raspberry chocolate
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Cherry Pistachio Truffle
Silver: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Rum Vanilla
Silver: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Blueberry Oat Cardamom Bon Bon (**)
Silver: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Caramelized White Chocolate Truffle (**)
Silver: Roots Chocolates  (United States) – Sheeps Milk Blue Cheese
Silver: Sibö Chocolate Costa Rica  (Costa Rica) – Tequila Truffle (**)
Silver: Tropical Chocolate Café  (Panama) – Bombón de chocolate relleno de maracuya (**)
Bronze: Chocolats Passion  (United States) – Almond Citrus chocolate
Bronze: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Coconut
Bronze: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Blood Orange Dulce De Leche Bon Bon (**)


Noten

Pralines op basis van noten

Gold: Charlotte Truffles  (United States) – Sesame Praline
Bronze: Cuore di Cacao Chocolateria  (Brazil) – Dark gianduiotto (**)

Donkere chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Gold: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Dark chocolate Golden Berries (**)
Gold: Luphia  (United States) – Caramelized Almonds + Dark Chocolate

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Silver: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Cashew Cinnamon

Melkchocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Gold: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Cinnamon Dusted Milk Chocolate Almonds (**)
Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Crystallized Ginger w/ Matcha Green Tea (**)
Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Pecans w/ Maple Cinnamon Milk Chocolate (**)
Bronze: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – Grageas de almendra con cardamomo (**)

Witte chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Gold: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Pistachios with Za’atar & Orange Spice (**)
Silver: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Chocolate Pearls -Fennel (**)


Karamels

Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

Gold: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Poblano Caramel
Silver: Chocolaterie Tessa  (United States) – Dark Chocolate Salted Butter Caramel
Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – Cardamom (**)
Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – Loco for coco (**)
Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – Rosemary and Fig (**)
Silver: CocoTutti  (United States) – CocoTutti Florentine Caramel
Silver: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – whiskey caramel (**)
Silver: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Mezcal Caramel (**)
Silver: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Prickly Pear Caramel (**)
Silver: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Suntory Whiskey & Asian Pear Caramel (**)

Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

Gold: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Pecan Caramel
Silver: Chocolaterie Tessa  (United States) – Milk Chocolate Salted Butter Caramel


Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Met donkere chocolade omhuld heel fruit

Gold: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Organic chocolate covered Bananas
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Goldenberries covered with coconut choco (**)

Met melkchocolade omhulde manon/boter/crème

Gold: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – “Roasted Cashews, aged Rum and Nutmeg” (**)


Smeerpasta

Donkere chocoladepasta (geen melkpoeder)

Bronze: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Chocolate Hazelnut Spread


National awards

Given to Grand Jury finalists when there are 10 or more entries from one country in a category

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Gold – Canadian: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Guasare

Gold – Ecuador: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lacumbia Arauquita, 70 %

Gold – Peru: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select

Gold – USA: Amano Chocolate  (United States) – Amano Dos Rios Dark Chocolate

Micro-batch – Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Gold – Brazil: Luisa Abram  (Brazil) – Luisa Abram 70% Wild Cocoa Jurua River

Gold – Canadian: Qantu  (Canada) – Morropon 70%

Gold – Colombia: Tibitó Chocolate  (Colombia) – Tibitó Chocolate-Arauca 70%

Gold – Mexico: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Kakaw Museo – Tulipan 72

Gold – Nicaragua: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – “Motogon” Nueva Segovia 70%

Gold – Peru: Nina Fine Chocolates  (Peru) – Nina 70% Rough Ground

Micro-batch – Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Gold – USA: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Tumaco, Colombia Dark Milk 60%


Special awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select
Gold – Direct Traded: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select
Gold – Growing Country: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select
Gold – Organic: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
Silver – 100%: Sirene  (Canada) – Kokoa Kamili 100%
Silver – 100%: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Colombia 100%
Bronze – 100%: Cocoa Republic  (Trinidad and Tobago) – Cocoa Republic 100% Dark Chocolate
Bronze – High %: Domenico  (Peru) – Domenico Awajún 85%
Silver – 100%: Nutry Body  (Peru) – Organic Bars of Chocolate 100%
Silver – High %: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 85%
Silver – Alternate sugars: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 85%
Gold – High %: Chocolates Miroshnik  (Peru) – Miroshnik Yana Vrae99 85%
Gold – 100%: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Special Reserve, 100% Cacao
Gold – 100%: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – So. Xo. – Root 7 Blanco Jaguar 100%
Gold – Organic: Maraná  (Peru) – Cusco 70% – Dark Chocolate
Gold – Rough ground: Nina Fine Chocolates  (Peru) – Nina 70% Rough Ground
Gold – Alternate sugars: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Bines à l’érable Guatemala Polochic 72%
Gold – Direct Traded: Qantu  (Canada) – Morropon 70%
Gold – Growing Country: Tibitó Chocolate  (Colombia) – Tibitó Chocolate-Arauca 70%
Silver – High %: Chaleur B Chocolate  (Canada) – Pérou Marañón 87%
Bronze – High %: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Esmeraldas, Ecuador-2016 Harvest, 85%
Bronze – High %: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – “Mogoton” Nueva segovia 100%
Silver – High %: Ultimately Chocolate by Finnia, Inc.  (Canada) – Ucayali 85%

Micro-batch – Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Gold – Growing Country: Elemento Chocolates  (Peru) – Elemento 52% Milk ( * Rainsforest SAC)
Gold – Direct Traded: Elemento Chocolates  (Peru) – Elemento 52% Milk ( * Rainsforest SAC)
Gold – Chocolate Maker: Elemento Chocolates  (Peru) – Elemento 52% Milk ( * Rainsforest SAC)
Gold – Dark milk: Elemento Chocolates  (Peru) – Elemento 52% Milk ( * Rainsforest SAC)
Special – Self-made cocoa butter: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – 65% Dark Milk La Carrera
Special – Non-cow milk: Escazú Chocolates  (United States) – 60% Goats Milk Single Origin – Patanemo
Special – Caramelized: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Caramelized Milk Chocolate

Pure/origine witte chocoladerepen

Special – Caramelized: Wolter  (Mexico) – Chelo Caramelo
Special – Local ingredients: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
Special – Ground-in: Tropical Chocolate Café  (Panama) – Barra de chocolate Geisha Coffee
Special – Innovation: Xocolatl de Davíd  (United States) – Foie Gras Bar

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Special – Gastronomic: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Juniper-Enebro
Special – Biome: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Brazil Biomes Project: Guava 70%
Special – Biome: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Brazil Biomes Project: Umbu 70%
Special – Gastronomic: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Green Olives
Special – Gastronomic: Wolter  (Mexico) – Chicatana Criollo 70%
Special – Cacao flavoring/aging: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Hudson Bourbon Dark Milk 61%
Special – Dark milk: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Hudson Bourbon Dark Milk 61%
Special – Alternate fats/oils: K+M Extravirgin Chocolate  (United States) – K+M Extravirgin Milk Nicaragua
Special – Gastronomic: K+M Extravirgin Chocolate  (United States) – K+M Extravirgin Milk Nicaragua
Special – Biome: Sirene  (Canada) – Ch’abil
Gold – Alternate theobromas: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Pure – Vegan Milk Chocolate

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Special – Alternate vegan milk: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Coconut Milk Ginger 55%
Special – Vegan: Cocoa Republic  (Trinidad and Tobago) – Vegan Malted Milk with Almond Toffee
Special – Gastronomic: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – DarkMilk 55% Chuncho Sacha Inchi praline

Witte chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Special – Ground-in: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Lassi Bar
Special – Innovation: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Lassi Bar
Special – Gastronomic: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Blue Corn Atole White Chocolate

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Special – Ground-in: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Chili bar
Special – Innovation: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Brazilian Desserts: Romeu & Julieta
Special – Local ingredients: Xocolatl by Giovanna Maggiolo  (Peru) – Colección Alturas: Cuzco

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Special – Gastronomic: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – Cremoso de chapulines
Special – Local ingredients: Xocolatl by Giovanna Maggiolo  (Peru) – Coleccion Alturas: Piura

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Special – Innovation: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Guava Tamarind

Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

Special – Gastronomic: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Poblano Caramel
Special – Alcohol: Monsoon Chocolate  (United States) – Mezcal Caramel
Special – Innovation: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Suntory Whiskey & Asian Pear Caramel