Colombian Competition 2021 – Grand Jury Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2021 Cacao Country Support Competition in Colombia, which was judged in November 2021.


The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, having scored at least 80/100, which is the score from which products are considered to have fine flavor quality and be free of major defects. The scores are finalised by the Grand Jury, who may consider and review products where there is not a high level of agreement by the main judging panel.


While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, not all Finalists will receive a prize. Prizes are awarded according to standard benchmark scores for each medal, which may be varied according to the category, local conditions and statistical analysis of the judging scores.


Scores are made public for the Finalists only, scores are not shown for entries that did not achieve a Finalist level to maintain entrant confidentiality.

The scores are calculated using the IICCT Flavor Profiling system and are weighted to match recognised coffee scores, where speciality coffee would begin with a minimum score of 80/100 and upwards.

The Finalists of the Colombian Competition are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Elinor Chocolate (Colombia) - Barra de Chocolate Perfección Pura 73% (88.57) Carlota Chocolat (Colombia) - Chocolate Meta 70% (87.88) CACAO+ (Colombia) - CACAO+ 70% Cacao - Barra de Chocolate (81.10) EQUIORI (Colombia) - Dark chocolate 80% (80.00)

Micro-batch - Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Chocolate Sierra Sagrada (Colombia) - Sierra Sagrada 64% Sierra Nevada (91.00) Carlota Chocolat (Colombia) - Chocolate Arauca 72% (90.54) Carlota Chocolat (Colombia) - Chocolate Nariño 72% (89.10) De Olier Chocolatl (Colombia) - Chocolate 85% Cacao Fino de Aroma (88.66) Chocolate Sierra Sagrada (Colombia) - Sierra Sagrada 85% Cacao Sierra Nevada (88.20) Chocolate Sierra Sagrada (Colombia) - Sierra Sagrada 72% Cacao Sierra Nevada (88.08) Zurych Chocolate Artesanal (Colombia) - Chocolate Zurych (87.83) Aroma a Cacao (Colombia) - Joropo (87.49) Carlota Chocolat (Colombia) - Chocolate Santander 68% (87.19) Aroma a Cacao (Colombia) - Arauca Gold (86.76) Legado - Cacao Experience - (Colombia) - Caqueta 70% (86.22) Xué Chocolate Artesanal (Colombia) - Barra chocolate 72 cacao (85.60) Kilimbo (Colombia) - Chocolate oscuro 70% cacao (85.30) Maluwa Chocolate Company (Colombia) - Huila 60% - Gigante (84.86) Maluwa Chocolate Company (Colombia) - Arauca 70% - Tame (83.52) AMAY CHOCOLATES (Colombia) - BARRA DE CACAO AMAY CHOCOLATES AL 100% (82.74) Maluwa Chocolate Company (Colombia) - Antioquia 90% - Turbo (82.39)

Plain/origin chocolate bars with alternative ingredients

Maluwa Chocolate Company (Colombia) - Chocó 80% endulzado con miel de abejas (84.62)

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

LCacao (Colombia) - Gold Colombia (80.65)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Legado - Cacao Experience - (Colombia) - Legado Spices (84.71) Maluwa Chocolate Company (Colombia) - Catatumbo 60% con Limonaria (83.66) AMAY CHOCOLATES (Colombia) - BARRA AMAY CHOCOLATES AL 70% CON GULUPA (80.62)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Provinzzia Chocolates (Colombia) - Sal marina con 65% cacao (87.76) Chocolate Sierra Sagrada (Colombia) - Sierra Sagrada 70% Cacao y uchuvas (86.84) EQUIORI (Colombia) - Dark chocolate 70%+ cocoa nibs (81.14)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Maluwa Chocolate Company (Colombia) - Santander 35% - Lebrija & Simacota (82.80)

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

LCacao (Colombia) - Colombian Verde Matcha Vegan Chocolate (80.60)

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Maclaud Chocolateria (Colombia) - Bombon De hormiga y licor (82.25)

Others - fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Carlota Chocolat (Colombia) - Uchuvas Recubiertas Con Chocolate (83.57)

Other fillings with dark chocolate

De Olier Chocolatl (Colombia) - Bonbon Miel de Cacao (87.48)

Ingredients from cacao

Cocoa Powder

EQUIORI (Colombia) - Cocoa powder (86.88)