The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2020 British Chocolatier Competition, which was judged by our panel of British judges and Grand Jury working with remote judging.
The British competition is the UK’s only chocolate competition dedicated purely to chocolatier products made in the UK by British chocolate companies. Winners go through to the World Final, which is being held in phases from November through to January.
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, journalists, specialists and members of our regular international panel and 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.
Awards are given only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize. Winners of the competition go forward to to the World Final.
Please note: This is a temporary posting of the winners. A full post including a list of judges and Grand Jurors will be published shortly, including scores compiled using our new judging system.(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)
Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Hazelnut Hawke
Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles
Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles
Gold:(United Kingdom) - Lady Lavender
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Spiced Rum
+ Special: Local ingredients
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Cherry Shot
Bronze:(United Kingdom) - Liquorice Ganache
Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles
Gold: Ten Watch Chocolates (United Kingdom) - Irish Coffee Bonbon (Teeling Whiskey)
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Honey & Macadamia
Silver: Ten Watch Chocolates (United Kingdom) - Tropical Fruit Bonbon
Bronze:(United Kingdom) - Lemon Verbena and Ginger
Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling
Gold: Lauden Chocolate (United Kingdom) - Banana Caramel
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Rajesh Goes to Vienna
Bronze:(United Kingdom) - Earl Grey
Nut based pralines with milk chocolate
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Macadamia ChaCha
Combination chocolate enrobed caramels
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Black Treacle
Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)
Gold: Lauden Chocolate (United Kingdom) - Luxury Hazelnut and Chocolate Spread
(*) Declared chocolate maker for private label bars. (**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.