Central American Competition Winners – 2019

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

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the third Central American Support Competition (Tercera Competencia Regional de Chocolate de Centroamérica 2019), which was judged November 11–15, in San Salvador, El Salvador.

The third Central American competition recognises the tradition and culture of chocolate and cacao over thousands of years in the historical Mesoamerica area. The competition aims to help develop local production of craft and fine flavour chocolate products in the emerging fine chocolate industry and stimulate the production of fine cacao in the Central American region.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of members of our Grand Jury and judges from Central America who traveled to El Salvador, joined by local chefs and technical experts.

Links

Prizes

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Shaw’s 70%

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Kakaw Museo – Finca la Cruz


Pure/origine repen

Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Gold: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Shaw’s 70%

Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Criollo Aguaselva 72%

Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Uranga 74%

Bronze: Wolter  (Mexico) – Wolter 80%

Micro-batch – Pure/origine donkere chocoladerepen

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – 70% Cacao Blend Usulután-Morazán

Silver: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – “Cocibolca” 70% Dark Chocolate

Silver: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – “Masaya” 70% Dark Chocolate

Silver: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – “Mombacho” 70% Dark Chocolate

Silver: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 70% Finca Los Angeles

Silver: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 70% Finca Palomo

Silver: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate 90% Nueva Segovia

Silver: Místika Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Barra de Chocolate 70%

Silver: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – 70% Chocolate Oscuro Tela

Silver: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – 75% Chocolate Oscuro Mayan Red

Silver: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – 75% Chocolate Oscuro Wampu

Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – 70% cacao Special Blend Usulután-Morazán

Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – “Apoyo” 70% Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – “Batch No. 13” 80% Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Belú Cacao  (El Salvador) – Panela

Bronze: Cata Cacao  (Costa Rica) – Cata Cacao 85% Very Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Dark Chocolate 90% Rio San Juan

Bronze: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – So. Xo.-Root 4 Neocriollo, 75% cacao

Bronze: Oro Chocolate  (Nicaragua) – Single Origin Dark

Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – 70% Cacao Elmer Martínez

Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – 85% Cacao Blend Usulután-Morazán

Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Silver: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Shaw’s 41% Milk Chocolate/SJRLaCarrera

Micro-batch – Pure/origine melk chocoladerepen

Gold: Kakaw Museo  (Mexico) – Kakaw Museo – Finca la Cruz

Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 65% Dark Milk SJRLaCarrera

Bronze: Mayak Chocolate  (Honduras) – 50% Milk chocolate

Bronze: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – 60% Chocolate Oscuro con Leche Wampu

Pure/origine witte chocoladerepen

Gold: Wolter  (Mexico) – Chelo Caramelo 34%


Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Chocolate Oscuro La Carrera- Leche Coco (**)

Silver: Wolter  (Mexico) – Piña Dark 60% (**)

Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – Passion fruit 70% Dark Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Wolter  (Mexico) – Guanabana Dark 60% (**)

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Wolter  (Mexico) – Chicatana 70% (**)

Silver: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – 65% Chocolate Oscuro Naranja y Almendras (**)

Silver: Yojoa Chocolate  (Honduras) – Ajonjolí y Sal de Mar Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – Banana Cinnamon and Cloves 70% Dark Choc (**)

Bronze: Argencove  (Nicaragua) – Saffron 70% Dark Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Estukurú  (Costa Rica) – 75% dark chocolate with orange (**)

Bronze: Mayak Chocolate  (Honduras) – 75% Dark chocolate whith Cashew & salt (**)

Bronze: Yojoa Chocolate  (Honduras) – Naranja con Arándano Chocolate (**)

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Bronze: Macaw Kakau  (Costa Rica) – Macaw Kakau 60% con Cafe don Roberto

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Chocolate con leche con Frambuesa (**)

Silver: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Chocolate con Toffee, Almendras,especias (**)

Bronze: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Chocolate de leche “Banano en Gloria” (**)

Bronze: Mayak Chocolate  (Honduras) – 50% Milk chocolate, with chilli Cabro (**)

Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Chocolat c/Leche Café-Almendras-Vainilla (**)

Bronze: Zucoleto  (Honduras) – Zucoleto Milk Fruit & Nut (**)

Melkchocoladerepen met een vulling

Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Choc./Leche C/Praline Almendra/Mandarina (**)

Witte chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

Gold: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Xiquipil 30% White Manilatzapotl / Mango (**)

Bronze: Estukurú  (Costa Rica) – White chocolate cappuccino bar

Bronze: Estukurú  (Costa Rica) – White Chocolate with Hibiscus sabdariffa (**)

Bronze: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – Chocolate Blanco con Limón y Sal (**)

Witte chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Chocolate Blanco Menta-Matcha-Limón (**)

Silver: Maleku Chocolate  (Costa Rica) – Maleku Chocolate White 40% w/nibs (**)

Bronze: Mayak Chocolate  (Honduras) – 35 White chocolate & Almonds (**)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Trufa Negra (**)

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

Silver: syokorat / wikka  (Mexico) – Campón 73% by Chris Macbeth (**)

Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Bombón de Cava Freixenet Brut

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Bombón de Baileys (**)

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

Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Bombón Ron Cihuatán 12 años

Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Truffle de Pesto (**)


Noten

Pralines op basis van noten

Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Bombón Mont Blanc (**)

Donkere chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Bronze: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – Almendras con Chocolate Oscuro y Naranja (**)

Bronze: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – Cafe con Chocolate Oscuro (**)

Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Gold: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Bombón de Frambuesa y Maní (**)

Melkchocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Chocolate Covered Almonds with Cinnamon (**)

Witte chocolade dragees, omhulde hele noten

Silver: Palato Hand Crafted Chocolate  (Honduras) – Almendras con Chocolate Blanco y Limón (**)


Karamels

Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

Bronze: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Cesta de Caramelo (**)

Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

Silver: Xocolatisimo  (El Salvador) – Toffee de Almendra (**)

Bronze: Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo  (Nicaragua) – Rellenitos de Dulce Navideño (**)


Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Donkere chocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Melkchocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

Met melkchocolade omhuld heel fruit


Smeerpasta

Donkere chocoladepasta (geen melkpoeder)

Bronze: syokorat / wikka  (Mexico) – Untable Hacienda Napana by Chris Macbeth (**)