European, Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-bar Competition 2019 – Grand Jury Finalists

juni 17, 2019 10:35 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2019 European Middle Eastern and African Bean-to-bar Competition, which was judged in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 10 – June 15, 2019 at the prestigious Hotel- og Restaurantskolen / Copenhagen Hospitality College.

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

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and two days of Main round judging. 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.

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The 2019 European Bar Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Pure/origine repen

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Copuazu
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – 1903
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Cacao Real del Xoconuzco
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Côté d’Ivoire
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – El Castillero
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Madre de Dios
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Equateur Esmeralda 100%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Equateur Esmeralda Noir 70%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Nicaragua Nicalizo Noir 70%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Nicaragua Rugoso Noir 70%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Perou Chanchamayo 63%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Perou Chanchamayo 100%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Perou Pablino Noir 70%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Perou Yvan 70%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Venezuela Chuao Noir 70%
Deremiens (Belgium) – Philippines – Kablon Farms
Deremiens (Belgium) – Saint-Vincent & les Grenadines
Deremiens (Belgium) – Tanzania – Kamili
Fresh Cacao (Russia) – Origin, 70% Venezuela Guasare
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Barba 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Chuno 70% Double Turned
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Chuno 70% Tripple Turned
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Indio Rojo 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Johe 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – La Dalia 60%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – La Dalia 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – La Dalia 85%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – La Dalia 100%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Løgismose 76% Mørk
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Medagla 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Nicaliso 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – O’Payo 68%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Rugoso 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Rugoso 70% Bad Fermentation
Holy Cacao Chocolate (Israel) – 70% Cacao, Marañon
Holy Cacao Chocolate (Israel) – 100% Cacao, Camino Verde
La Fèverie by Hasnaâ (France) – Honduras – Tela Madre 74%
Le chocolat des Français (France) – Noir Origine – Equateur
Le chocolat des Français (France) – Noir Origine – Pérou
Le chocolat des Français (France) – Noir Origine – République Dominicaine
Lyra (Slovakia) – Lyra Galery dark
Marussia (Russia) – Premium Chocolate Marussia, Cuba Baracoa
Marussia (Russia) – Premium Chocolate Marussia, Tanzania
Millesime Chocolat (Belgium) – Madagascar Sambirano – 75%
Millesime Chocolat (Belgium) – Tanzanie Vallée de Kilombero – 75%
Millesime Chocolat (Belgium) – Tanzanie Vallée de Kilombero – 90%
PERÚ PURO Chuncho Gold (Germany) – Chuncho Gold Grand Cru 70%
Tobago Estate Chocolates (Sweden) – Tobago Estate Chocolate 70%

Micro-batch – Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Ara Chocolat (France) – Huallaga 74%
Ara Chocolat (France) – Indio Blanco 72%
Ara Chocolat (France) – Maceo 70%
Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate (Italy) – 72% India – Idukki Kerala
Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate (Italy) – 72% Madagascar-Bejofo Estate Åkesson’s
Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate (Italy) – 72% Piura Albino Perù
Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate (Italy) – 78% Tanzania – Kokoa Kamili
Bare Bones Chocolate (United Kingdom) – Madagascar 70%
Bean Geeks Chocolate (Denmark) – Costa Rica 70% Handroast
Bean Geeks Chocolate (Denmark) – Guatemala 70%
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – 75% Dark Chocolate Madagascar
Cacao Betulia (Switzerland) – Cacao Betulia B6 72%
Cacao Betulia (Switzerland) – Cacao Betulia B6 100%
Cacao Betulia (Switzerland) – Cacao Betulia B8 80%
Cacao Betulia (Switzerland) – Cacao Betulia B9 80%
Casa Kakau (Bulgaria) – Craft Extra Dark chocolate 100%
ChocoBio (France) – Chocolat cru 71% Pure origine Pérou.
Chocokoo (Estonia) – El Salvador 75%
Chocolat Encuentro (France) – 70% Bolivie – Emmoni
Chocolatoa (Belgium) – Tanzania 80% Kokoa Kamili
Ciao Cacao, s.r.o. (Czech Republic) – Chuao 75% Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
Cococaravan (United Kingdom) – 80 % Selva Tabasqueño
Cococaravan (United Kingdom) – 100 % Arhuaco – Colombia
Coup De Chocolat (Belgium) – Jerome
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy) – Depetris I Ciculate’ – Piura 75%
Donna Elvira (Italy) – Colombia La Lengüeta Sierra Nevada 70%
Donna Elvira (Italy) – Perù Chuncho Urusayhua 70%
Dormouse Chocolates (United Kingdom) – The Four Ferments: Kablon Farms P1R2
Dormouse Chocolates (United Kingdom) – The Four Ferments: Kablon Farms P2R1
Duffy’s (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Guatemala Rio Dulce 70%
Duffy’s (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Honduras Indio Rojo 72%
Duffy’s (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Juno 70%
Feitoria do Cacao (Portugal) – Costa Rica Maleku 76%
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – 70% Dark Tanzania
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – 72% Dark Guatemala
Garçoa Chocolate (Switzerland) – Garçoa Chulucanas 85%
Garçoa Chocolate (Switzerland) – Garçoa Sronko 75%
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Gran Nativo Blanco 74%
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – India 71%
Kaitxo (Spain) – Congo Mayuano 88%
Kaitxo (Spain) – Tanzania 75%
Kakau Worship (Greece) – 75% Guatemala Collection
Karuna Chocolate (Italy) – Fast Dried cocoa from Belize, 70%
Karuna Chocolate (Italy) – Kokoa Kamili beans from Tanzania, 70%
Karuna Chocolate (Italy) – Slow Dried cocoa from Belize, 70%
Kilian & Close (Germany) – Kilian & Close Guatemala 90%
La Fèverie by Hasnaâ (France) – Pérou – Piura Blanco 75%
Legast (Belgium) – Finca los Lagos – Colombie
Legast (Belgium) – Sierra Nevada – Colombie 78%
Martin Mayer Schokoladen (Austria) – Indio Rojo – 72%
Meybol Cacao (Germany) – Chuncho Collection N°3
Meybol Cacao (Germany) – Chuncho Collection N°5
Meybol Cacao (Germany) – Criollo Origin Piura Peru
Meybol Cacao (Germany) – Criollo Origin Vraem Peru
Míšina Čokoláda / Misha’s Chocolate (Czech Republic) – Solomon Islands Dark Chocolate 70%
Nadalina (Croatia) – Bolivia Wild Beans 66%
Nadalina (Croatia) – Nicaragua -Nicaliso 77%
Prime Chocolate (Belarus) – Prime Chocolate Bolivia 70%
Prime Chocolate (Belarus) – Prime Chocolate Peru Maranon 70%
Prime Chocolate (Belarus) – Prime Chocolate Peru Maranon 85%
Prime Chocolate (Belarus) – Prime Chocolate Tanzania 70%
Romance Chocolate (Belgium) – Romance 60% Kablon Farms
Seed Chocolate (United Kingdom) – 75% Gran Chililique
Standout Chocolate (Sweden) – Bolivia Palos Blancos 70%
Standout Chocolate (Sweden) – Guatemala Lachuá 70%
Standout Chocolate (Sweden) – India Idukki 70%
Standout Chocolate (Sweden) – Madagascar Sambirano 70%
Utopick Cacao (Spain) – Sierra Nevada 70%
Utopick Cacao (Spain) – Tumaco 70%
Zoto (Belgium) – Betulia Ocho 70%

Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Equateur Esmeralda Lait 48%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Jamaique Marvia Lait 48%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Dark Milk 55%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Dark Milk 65%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Løgismose 48% Mælk
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – O’Payo Milk 50%
La Fèverie by Hasnaâ (France) – Colombia – Arhuaco Dark Milk 60%
Lyra (Slovakia) – Cuba 45%
Lyra (Slovakia) – Lyra Galery Milk
Michel Cluizel (France) – Chocolat Plantation La Laguna Lait 47%
PERÚ PURO Chuncho Gold (Germany) – Chuncho Gold Grand Cru 52%
Rosehill Estate Chocolates (Sweden) – Rosehill Estate 45%
Rosehill Estate Chocolates (Sweden) – Rosehill Estate Dark Milk
Tobago Estate Chocolates (Sweden) – Tobago Estate Chocolate Laura 45%

Micro-batch – Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Bare Bones Chocolate (United Kingdom) – Honduras Milk 60%
ChocoBio (France) – Chocolat au lait 51% Pérou
Chocokoo (Estonia) – El Salvador Dark Milk 65%
Chocolaterie ZUUT (David van Acker) (Belgium) – Mexico ‘Soconusco’ 56%
Depetris Riccardo / Depetris…i Ciculaté (Italy) – Depetris ICiculate’-Esmeraldas Latte 48%
Duffy’s (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Honduras Mayan Red 61%
Duffy’s (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Oh Juno! 45%
Feitoria do Cacao (Portugal) – Tanzânia 60% + Leite de Ovelha
Holy Cacao Chocolate (Israel) – 70% Cacao, Milk Chocolate, Marañon
Idilio Origins (Switzerland) – Idilio No. 15 con Leche
Lilla Chokladfabriken Borgå (Finland) – Madagascar 40%
Míšina Čokoláda / Misha’s Chocolate (Czech Republic) – Madagascar Milk Chocolate 50%
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – 62% Dark Milk, Gran Chililique, Peru
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – 65% Dark Milk, Gran Palo Blanco, Peru
Steiner & Kovarik by Prague Chocolate (Czech Republic) – Aluna 44%
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Staatzer Milk Chocolate

Pure/origine witte chocoladerepen

Chocolat Dieter Meier (Switzerland) – White Chocolate Guatemala 42%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Perou Chanchamayo Blanc 40%
Chocolaterie Morin (France) – Venezuela Sur del Lago Blanc
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – White 40%
Summerbird (Denmark) – Amber Chocolate Bar
Summerbird (Denmark) – White Chocolate Bar


Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – Dark Chocolate Bar Coffee and Anice
Casa Kakau (Bulgaria) – Bulgarian Rose Water and Cardamom
Kakau Worship (Greece) – 55% Belize Collection Acai-Huasai
Kakau Worship (Greece) – 62% Guatemala Collection Coffee
Kakau Worship (Greece) – 77% Peru Collection Cardamom
Karuna Chocolate (Italy) – Coffee Arabica and Cocoa from Belize 68%
Lilla Chokladfabriken Borgå (Finland) – Licorice 65%

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Amazing Cacao (Russia) – Dark Chocolate 70% with Pine Nuts
Bean Geeks Chocolate (Denmark) – Beer Geek Crunch
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Noir Pistache
Casa Kakau (Bulgaria) – Dark with Pineapple and Pink Pepper
Coup De Chocolat (Belgium) – Marcel
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – 68% Dark India & Nibs
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – Medagla 70% – Soy
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Cacao nibs in Aszú Törköly Pálinka
Idilio Origins (Switzerland) – Idilio No. 7 Selección Cata Ocumare Nibs
Kakau Worship (Greece) – 65% Peru Collection Banana & Nibs
Karuna Chocolate (Italy) – Raspberries and Cocoa from Belize, 70%
Legast (Belgium) – Piura- Eclats de Cacao 70%
Savanna Premium Chocolate (Zambia) – Savanna Premium Chocolate Coffee Dark
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – 59% Dark Gran Palo with Candied Peanut
Utopick Cacao (Spain) – Cidra Canarone

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Guido Castagna (Italy) – MES Gianduja Fondente
Vito Allotta Craft Chocolate (Italy) – Sicilian Autumn Gianduia Fondente
Volpati Davide (Italy) – Antica Torino
Volpati Davide (Italy) – Fondente Tre Strati

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – 45% Milk & Norwegian Wild Mushroom
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – 50% Milk & Liquorice Root
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – O’Payo Milk 50% – Sansho
Kilian & Close (Germany) – Kilian & Close Warener Salinensalz
Savanna Premium Chocolate (Zambia) – Savanna Premium Chocolate Ginger Milk
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – 33mg 5.5%CBD 63% Gran Nativo Dark Milk
XOCO by Corina (Norway) – Koselig Sjokolade
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Damson

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – 45% Milk & Brown Cheese
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – 50% Milk with Sourdough Bread & Salt
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) – O’Payo Milk 50% – Chunky Salty Liquorice
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Whole grain bread oliveoil salt
Lyra (Slovakia) – Lyra Galery Milk with Hazelnuts
Savanna Premium Chocolate (Zambia) – Savanna Premium Chocolate Coffee Milk

Melkchocoladerepen met een vulling

Holy Cacao Chocolate (Israel) – 45% Cacao, Milk Chocolate,Salted Caramel
Holy Cacao Chocolate (Israel) – 45% Cacao, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter

Witte chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Fresh Cacao (Russia) – Matcha Tea White Chocolate
Mojo Cacao (Russia) – Cashew White Chocolate – Cookie
Míšina Čokoláda / Misha’s Chocolate (Czech Republic) – White Chocolate 40% + Strawberries

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Amazing Cacao (Russia) – White Chocolate&Tieguanyin Tea&Nibs
Edelmond (Germany) – Edelmond Sanddorn Mandel WeißeSchokolade
Fjåk Chocolate (Norway) – White & Blackcurrant Crumble Cake
Holy Cacao Chocolate (Israel) – 32% Cacao, White Chocolate, Cappuccino
Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – Cranachan White Chocolate