European Plain/Origin Bar Semi-final 2015 – Grand Jury Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2015 European Plain/Origin Bar Semi-final, which was judged in London, 14 – 17 March 2015.

The judging panel included judges from Denmark, Italy, France, Germany, Italy, the USA, UK, Venezuela, India and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and two days of Main round judging. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry will receive a prize.

Winners will be announced for Easter on Good Friday, 3rd April 2015.

The 2015 European Plain/Origin Bar Semi-final Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Chocolaterie Morin (France) - Nicaragua Chuno noir 70%
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Cacao Real del Xoconuzco
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Maragnan
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Vale do Juliana
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Haiti
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Cuba
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Dark Organic
Åkesson's (United Kingdom) - 75% Criollo Madagascar - Akesson's
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Nicaliso 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Rugoso 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Johe 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Chuno 70% - Double Turned
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Chuno 70% - Triple Turned
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Medagla 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Barba 70%
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - La Dalia 60% - The Lazy Cocoa Grower
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - La Dalia 70% - The Lazy Cocoa Grower
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) - ECUADOR 75%

Micro-batch - Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) - Peru Marañón 69%
Guido Castagna (Italy) - Raw Venezuela
Guido Castagna (Italy) - Raw Madagascar
Ara Chocolat (France) - Porcelana 70%
Duffy's (United Kingdom) - Duffy's Honduras Indio Rojo
Duffy's (United Kingdom) - Duffy's Nicaragua Chuno
Duffy's (United Kingdom) - Duffy's Nicaragua Nicaliso
Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) - Madagascar 66 %
Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé (Hungary) - Porcelana
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate (United Kingdom) - Pump Street Bakery Grenada 70%
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate (United Kingdom) - Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Madagascar Criollo 74%

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)

Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé (Hungary) - Trincheras 95
Timo A. Meyer (Germany) - 95% Venezuela
Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) - MADAGASCAR EXTRA DARK
Hotel Chocolat (United Kingdom) - Honduras, Mayan Red, 100% cocoa
Åkesson's (United Kingdom) - 100% Criollo Madagascar - Akesson's
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - La Dalia 85% - The lazy cocoa grower
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - La Dalia 100% - The lazy cocoa grower

Rough ground/textured plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Donna Elvira (Italy) - Cioccolata Modicana 70% Peru Piura
Donna Elvira (Italy) - Cioccolata Modicana 70% Madagascar

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Menakao (Madagascar) - Menakao 44% Milk
Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) - Tanzania Dark Milk
Idilio (Switzerland) - Idilio 15 NTO Con Leche
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Surabaya
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Java
Bonnat Chocolatier (France) - Chocolat au lait
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Dark Milk 65% - Nicaragua
Friis-Holm Chokolade (Denmark) - Dark Milk 55% - Nicaragua

Micro-batch - Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) - Madagascar Sambirano 42%
Timo A. Meyer (Germany) - 48% Venezuela
Duffy's (United Kingdom) - Duffy's Venezuela Ocumare Milk
Duffy's (United Kingdom) - Duffy's Honduras Mayan Milk
Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) - Milk of Madagascar
Duffy's (United Kingdom) - Duffy's Nicaragua Oh Chuno!
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate (United Kingdom) - Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Ecuador Dark Milk 60%
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate (United Kingdom) - Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Madagascar Milk 58%