Central American Competition 2019 – Grand Jury Finalists

november 22, 2019 11:22 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the third Central America Support Competition which was held on November 11–15, in San Salvador, El Salvador.

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 Central America 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 2019 Central American competition Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Pure/origine repen

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)
Jez Chocolate (El Salvador)
Wolter (Mexico)

Micro-batch – Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Argencove (Nicaragua)
Belú Cacao (El Salvador)
Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)
Cata Cacao (Costa Rica)
Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua)
Le Caméléon (Mexico)
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica)
Místika Chocolate (Costa Rica)
Oro Chocolate (Nicaragua)
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)

Micro-batch – Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)
Kakaw Museo (Mexico)
Mayak Chocolate (Honduras)
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)

Pure/origine witte chocoladerepen

Wolter (Mexico)


Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Argencove (Nicaragua)
CariBeans (Costa Rica)
Wolter (Mexico)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Argencove (Nicaragua)
Estukurú (Costa Rica)
Mayak Chocolate (Honduras)
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)
Wolter (Mexico)
Yojoa Chocolate (Honduras)
Zucoleto (Honduras)

Donkere chocoladerepen met een vulling

Nahua (Costa Rica)

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Macaw Kakau (Costa Rica)
Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua)
Mayak Chocolate (Honduras)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)
Zucoleto (Honduras)

Melkchocoladerepen met een vulling

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Witte chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)
Estukurú (Costa Rica)
Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)
syokorat / wikka (Mexico)

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Maleku Chocolate (Costa Rica)
Mayak Chocolate (Honduras)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

syokorat / wikka (Mexico)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Kotowa Victoria Chocolate (Panama)

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

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

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)


Noten

Pralines op basis van noten

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Donkere chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)
syokorat / wikka (Mexico)

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Melkchocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Cacaoterra/Xiquipil (El Salvador)

Witte chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate (Honduras)


Karamels

Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)

Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua)
Xocolatisimo (El Salvador)


Smeerpasta

Donkere chocoladepasta (geen melkpoeder)

syokorat / wikka (Mexico)