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 fourth time from 15-18 June 2017, with our regional partner chocolats-de-luxe.de, in Hannover, Germany.
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 2017 German/Austrian/Swiss Grand Jury Finalists are:
(In alphabetical order within each category)
Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring(Germany) - Winterfest
(Austria) - Kardamom
Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces(Germany) - Kirsche
(Austria) - Schokov Organic "No10 Wacholder & Tanne"
(Austria) - Schokov Organic "No9 Superfoods"
(Austria) - Theobroma Cacao
(Germany) - 72% Sizilianische Mandel & Schwarze Rosine
Dark chocolate bars with a filling(Austria) - Lemon bar
(Germany) - Clement Single Malt Whisky Chocolate
Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring(Germany) - Umami Papua
Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces(Germany) - Ingwer-Schokolade
(Germany) - Erdnuss-Salz Tafel
(Germany) - Vollmilch 35%/ Trüffelsalz
(Germany) - 52 % Noix Du Perígord
Milk chocolate bars with a filling(Germany) - Clement Jamaika Rum Chocolate
Flavoured white chocolate bars(Germany) - Erdbeerschokolade
(Germany) - Blanche Safran Curry
(Germany) - weiße Schokolade/ Grüner Tee
(Germany) - 30% Pistacchio Di Bronte
(Germany) - Café del Valles Inambari
Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles
Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles(Germany) - ´Emelie´
Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles(Austria) - Fresh Lemon
(Austria) - Dirndl
(Germany) - ´ INES ´
(Germany) - Chocolate meets Rum
Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles(Germany) - Fruchtige Rumpralinen mit Ron Zacapa, 23 Jahre
(Switzerland) - Lady Killer
(Switzerland) - B 54
(Austria) - Kren Chili
(Germany) - ´Mogador´
Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles(Switzerland) - Amalfi
Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling(Switzerland) - Bündner Baumnusstorten-Praline
(Austria) - Gin Wacholder
(Austria) - Hanf Ingwer
(Germany) - ´Vitus´
(Germany) - ´Sophie´
(Germany) - ´Coco´
(Germany) - CaPa
Nut based pralines with dark chocolate(Switzerland) - Pave "Terra Nobile"
(Austria) - Kürbis Karamell
(Germany) - Edelnougat & Arriba-Nibs
Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan(Germany) - Königin Luise Praline
Nut based pralines with milk chocolate(Germany) - Sesam-Gianduja
(Germany) - Mandelnougat Marrakech
Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino(Germany) - Haselnuss-Gianduja
Dark chocolate enrobed caramels(Switzerland) - Caramello "Ingwer Limette"
(Switzerland) - Caramello "Himalaya Salz"
Milk chocolate enrobed caramels(Switzerland) - Alpenkräuter-Karamell mit Baumnüssen
(Germany) - ´caramel y sel´