British Chocolatier Competition 2019 – Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the British Chocolatier Competition, which was judged in the historic UK chocolate city of York,  9 – 10 September 2019.

The British Chocolatier Competition is the UK’s only chocolate competition dedicated purely to chocolatier products made in the UK by British chocolate companies.

The Competition celebrates the craft of chocolatiers and chocolate companies who create filled chocolates, truffles, ganaches, caramels, fondants, enrobed fruits and nuts, and spreads made from chocolate couverture or from their own bean-to-bar chocolate and includes flavoured chocolate bars made from chocolate couverture.


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



The entry categories included flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. 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.

Winners of the competitions will go forward to to the World Final in Florence, on 7 – 12 October 2019.

Awards are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Silver: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) - Bitter Orange

Bronze: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) - Kalamata Olive Oil

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Silver: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) - Turkish Charm

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Winchester Cocoa Company  (United Kingdom) - Grapefruit and Pink Peppercorn Bar

Bronze: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Coffee Pecan Pie Artisan Bar

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Chococo  (United Kingdom) - Tawny Port & Fig

Silver: Chococo  (United Kingdom) - Blackcurrant Beauty

Silver: Chococo  (United Kingdom) - Cabin Pressure Gin & Rosemary

Silver: L'Amethyste Patisserie  (United Kingdom) - Gracinda Juniper

+ Special: Innovation

Silver: L'Amethyste Patisserie  (United Kingdom) - Java Pepper Strawberry

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Bronze: L'Amethyste Patisserie  (United Kingdom) - Bolivian Wild Cacao Milk Truffle

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Winchester Cocoa Company  (United Kingdom) - Orange and Assam Tea bonbon

Silver: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Bitter Orange Marmalade

Bronze: L'Amethyste Patisserie  (United Kingdom) - Maracaibo Fermented Oats

Bronze: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Dark Chocolate Amaretti

Bronze: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Turmeric Latte Truffle


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: Baravelli's  (United Kingdom) - Maple & Pecan Praline

Gold: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Vegan Raspberry Praline

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bronze: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Silver: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Sesame Crunch

Bronze: Winchester Cocoa Company  (United Kingdom) - Pecan and Cinnamon Praline


Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Chococo  (United Kingdom) - Gingerbread Caramel

+ Special: Recipe

Silver: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Salt Caramel (Milk Chocolate)

Bronze: Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier  (United Kingdom) - Mandarin & Star Anise

Bronze: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Salt & Malt Caramel (White Chocolate)

Bronze: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) - Miso Caramel

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.