DACH Chocolatier Competition 2018 Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the German, Austrian and Swiss Competition (DACH). The competition was held for the fifth time from 1 3 May 2018, with our regional partner chocolats-de-luxe.de, in Hannover.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2018 at the Schokoladen-Gourmet-Festival (Chocolate Gourmet Festival) in Hannover. The judging took place at the inspe-ct food analysis laboratory of Dr. Thorsten Sander, where we were able to judge under laboratory conditions, a new and exciting experience for us.


The judging panel was made up of pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs, as well as members of our 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 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 inclusions or pieces

Gold: Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz  (Austria) - Handmade Pure Nacional beerig

Silver: Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz  (Austria) - Handmade Arriba 72% Blumig

Silver: Schokov  (Austria) - Schokov Organic "No7" Rosmarin & Zitrone

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) - Schokov Organic "Meersalz & Pfeffer"

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) - Schokov Organic "No11" Bergthymian & Walnuss

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) - Schokov Organic "No4" Mandelkrokant & Kardamom

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) - Schokov Organic "No8" Haselnuss & Garam Masala

Bronze: Trüffel Güse GmbH  (Germany) - Melniks Metabolic Booster

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) - Hauszwetschke - Tafel 70g (**)

Silver: Clement  (Germany) - Clement Single Malt Whisky Schokolade

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) - Dirndl (Kornelkirsche) - Tafel 70g (**)

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) - Weißer Spargel - Tafel 70g (**)

Silver: Schell Schokoladen  (Germany) - Gin Masterscut, gefüllte Schokolade

Bronze: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) - Quitte - Tafel 70g (**)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) - Milk Chocolate with salty roasted almond pins

Silver: Das Bernsteinzimmer  (Germany) - MaplePekan & Salz

Silver: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) - Milk Chocolate with Salt and Truffle

Silver: Taucherli  (Switzerland) - La Donna

Silver: Taucherli  (Switzerland) - Raps

Bronze: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) - Milk Chocolate with Amber sugar and salt from the island Sylt

Bronze: Trüffel Güse GmbH  (Germany) - Melniks Restore Booster

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Clement  (Germany) - Clement Jamaika Rum Schokolade

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) - Weichsel Koriander - Tafel 70g (**)

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Taucherli  (Switzerland) - Noel

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - ´Emelie ´

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Clement  (Germany) - Whisky Truffe

Bronze: Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz  (Austria) - Diplomatico

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - ´Mogador ´

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Silver: Schokoladensommelier Stefan Pauly  (Germany) - Ginpraline mit Gin der Gebrüder Elwert

Bronze: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - ´Vitus ´

Bronze: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) - Gin


Dark chocolate gianduiotto / cremino

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - ´Ela ´

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Gold: Sawade Berlin  (Germany) - Walnuss auf Weinbrandmarzipan

Bronze: Sawade Berlin  (Germany) - Königin Luise Praline

Milk chocolate enrobed marzipan

Bronze: Das Bernsteinzimmer  (Germany) - Antjes Apfelkuchen


Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Bronze: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) - Salt Caramel

Others - fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: Clement  (Germany) - Apfelschäumchen

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bronze: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - ´Orangeatstäbchen ´


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Bronze: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) - sweet Dark Caramel Spread

Spreads with milk chocolate

Silver: Daja Chocolate  (Germany) - Salt Caramel Spread

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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