The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2018 Benelux Regional Competition, which was judged in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 8 – 11 June, 2018.
The 2018 Benelux Regional Competition focuses on chocolatier products and flavoured bars from chocolatiers and chocolate companies based in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. This competition is for chocolatiers and companies working from couverture. Winners will go through to the World Final in Florence in October 2018.
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.
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.
Prizes are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize.
(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)
Dark chocolate bars with a filling
Gold:(Belgium) - Snacking bar Muesli 100 % Vegan
Silver:(Belgium) - Snacking bar Pistache Fruits Rouges
Bronze:(Belgium) - Snacking bar Cacahuète Caramel
Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles
Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles
Bronze:(Belgium) - Congo
Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles
Gold:(Belgium) - Ganache aux Olives Taggiasche
Silver:(Belgium) - Earl Grey
Silver:(Belgium) - Pepper
Silver:(Belgium) - Ganache Yuzu
Bronze:(Belgium) - Rhubarb
Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles
Bronze:(Belgium) - Vanilla Heaven
Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling
Silver:(Belgium) - Vue sur Terre
Bronze:(Belgium) - Mojito (**)
Nut based pralines with dark chocolate
Silver:(Belgium) - Praliné Sésame
Bronze:(Belgium) - Sea Buckthorn Berry
Nut based pralines with milk chocolate
Silver:(Belgium) - Stars
(*) Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.
(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.