German/Austrian/Swiss 2015 – Grand Jury Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the German, Austrian and Swiss Competition (DACH), The competition was held for the second time from 7 – 10 May 2015 at our regional partner, in Hannover.

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 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.

The 2015 German/Austrian/Swiss Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Schokov (Austria) - Schokov Organic No7 "Rosemary & Lemon"
Beschle Chocolatier (Switzerland) - Rosemary & Lemon Thyme
Beschle Chocolatier (Switzerland) - Ginger
Beschle Chocolatier (Switzerland) - Orange
Schell Schokoladen (Germany) - Barrique

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Schokov (Austria) - Schokov Organic No6 "Orange & Cacao Nibs"
Edelmond (Germany) - Edelmond Schokolade 66 % mit Orange

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Clement (Germany) - Gefüllte Whiskyschokolade
Clement (Germany) - Gefüllte Mango Mascarponeschokolade
Clement (Germany) - Gefüllte Lüttje Lage

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Schell Schokoladen (Germany) - Papua Umami
Evers & Tochter (Germany) - Vollmilchschokolade 35% mit Trüffelsalz

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

FAVARGER (Switzerland) - Tablette au chocolat au lait noisettes

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Clement (Germany) - Gefüllte Erdnuss Caramelschokolade
Clement (Germany) - Gefüllte Pistazien Nougatschokolade
Clement (Germany) - Gefüllte Erdbeer Mascarponeschokolade

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Clement (Germany) - Gefüllte Pina Coladaschokolade
Beschle Chocolatier (Switzerland) - Matcha
Beschle Chocolatier (Switzerland) - Lassi
Evers & Tochter (Germany) - Weiße Schokolade Tête-à Tête mit Gin

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Clement (Germany) - 64% JavaTruffes

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) - Raspberry
Pott au Chocolat (Germany) - Whiskey
Clement (Germany) - Whisky Truffes
Clement (Germany) - Erdbeer Chili Pavé
Timo A. Meyer (Germany) - Trüffel mit frischer Minze

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) - Aniseed
Clement (Germany) - Zirben Truffes
Timo A. Meyer (Germany) - Riesling Auslese Trüffel
Petit Chocola (Germany) - Orientalische Salz-Honig-Mandel Truffel

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Clement (Germany) - Blaumohn Safran Truffes
Daja Chocolate (Germany) - Rote Grütze Praline
Schell Schokoladen (Germany) - Sekt Trüffel
Petit Chocola (Germany) - Indische Cocos Truffel mit Safran und Curry

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) - Veltliner Brandy
Pott au Chocolat (Germany) - Pfirsich-Johannisbeere
Pott au Chocolat (Germany) - Tonka Bohne
Törtchen Törtchen (Germany) - Orange-Tee


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Pott au Chocolat (Germany) - Pistazie
Clement (Germany) - Lebkuchennougat
Törtchen Törtchen (Germany) - Florentiner
Törtchen Törtchen (Germany) - Pistaziennougat

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Clement (Germany) - Banane Marzipan
Clement (Germany) - Persia Marzipan
Daja Chocolate (Germany) - Kaffeemarzipan

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

FAVARGER (Switzerland) - Praliné pistache lait
Timo A. Meyer (Germany) - Sahnenougat mit Fleur de Sel


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

kettler Schokolade (Germany) - Passionsfrucht-Tequila
kettler Schokolade (Germany) - Meersalzkaramell

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Törtchen Törtchen (Germany) - Mango-Passion


Spreads with milk chocolate

FAVARGER (Switzerland) - Pâte à tartiner praliné fin aux noisettes