The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2016 European open Competition, which was judged in Budapest, 13-16 September.
This special competition is for European chocolate companies who have not been included in other European competitions in 2016, giving winners a chance to progress to the World Final in October. The competition was judged in Budapest alongside the Eastern European competition.
The judging panel included judges from Europe, and members of our international Grand Jury panel.
All judging is anonymised, included 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)
Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
Silver:(France) - Noir 63% Grué de cacao
Bronze:(France) - Noir 63% Écorces d'Orange
Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
Gold:(France) - Grand Lait 45% Noisettes
Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles
Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles
Gold:(France) - Porcelana ganache
Silver:(France) - Ba Lai
Silver:(France) - Mexique
Bronze:(France) - Pérou
Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles
Bronze:(France) - Tonka bean and Belize ganache
Nut based pralines with milk chocolate
Gold:(France) - Bergerac
Silver:(France) - Capri
Dark chocolate enrobed caramels
Bronze:(France) - Intrépide
(*) Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.
(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.