German/Austrian/Swiss Winners 2016

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the German, Austrian and Swiss Competition (DACH). The competition was held for the third time from 28 April-1 May 2016 at our regional partner, in Hannover.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2016 at the Schokoladen-Gourmet-Festival (Chocolate Gourmet Festival) 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 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 an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Trüffel Güse  (Germany) - Grand Cru Zartbitter, 65 %, mit Carolina-Reaper Chili und Mango

Bronze: Karin Ebelsberger  (Germany) - Beni Kaffee Schokolade

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Trüffel Güse  (Germany) - 65 %, mit Bird Eye Chili und gerösteten, gesalzenen Erdnüssen

Silver: Trüffel Güse  (Germany) - 65 %, mit Habanero Chili und leicht süßen Sauerkirschen

Bronze: Schokov  (Austria) - Schokov Organic No5 "Chili & Himbeere"

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Clement  (Germany) - Single Malt Whisky Schokolade

Silver: Schell Schokoladen  (Germany) - Gefüllte Whiskyschokolade

Bronze: Clement  (Germany) - Bratapfel Marzipan Schokolade

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - Milk chocolatebar with lemon

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) - Vollmichschokolade mit Trüffelsalz

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Clement  (Germany) - Jamaika Rum Schokolade

Silver: Clement  (Germany) - Zirben Schokolade

Silver: Trüffel Güse  (Germany) - 40 %, gefüllt mit einem Ganache aus Sizilianischer Blutorange

Bronze: Clement  (Germany) - Slyrs Whiskyliqueur Schokolade

Bronze: Clement  (Germany) - Spekulatius Nougat Schokolade

Bronze: Konditorei Johannes Pernsteiner  (Germany) - Ingwer Trüffel Schokolade

Bronze: Konditorei Johannes Pernsteiner  (Germany) - Rum Trüffel Schokolade

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Silver: Trüffel Box handgemachte Pralinen  (Germany) - Weiße Schokolade mit Curry Kürbiskerne

Bronze: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - White chocolatebar with cranberries, pistachios & cocoa bits

Bronze: Kilian & Close  (Germany) - 30% Pistacchio Di Bronte

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - Emelie

Bronze: Clement  (Germany) - Grand Cru Arriba 72% Truffe

Bronze: Timo A. Meyer  (Germany) - Palet d'or

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - Negroni Praline

Silver: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - Absinth coffee praline

Bronze: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - Praline Rose melissa

Bronze: Clement  (Germany) - Whisky Truffe

Bronze: Harrerchocolat  (Austria) - Calamansi Gingerpraline

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - Mogador

Silver: Harrerchocolat  (Austria) - Grapefruit praline

Silver: Meisterwerk Chocolaterie - runde Schokolade  (Germany) - Vollmilch Praline Gin mit einem Hauch Himbeer-Rosé

Bronze: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - Mountain hey milk praline

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - Praline Tropicana

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - Coco

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - Sophie

Bronze: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) - Caramel y sel

Bronze: Clement  (Germany) - Doppelbock Truffe

Bronze: Clement  (Germany) - Pfirisch Joghurt Nougat


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Bronze: Sawade Berlin  (Germany) - Pastetenkonfekt

Milk chocolate enrobed marzipan

Bronze: Sawade Berlin  (Germany) - Walnuss auf Weinbrandmarzipan

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Silver: Confiserie Mélanie  (Germany) - Gesalzene Erdnuss

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bronze: Schell Schokoladen  (Germany) - Zitronennüsschen


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Bronze: Casa Nobile  (Switzerland) - 1001 Night Caramel

Bronze: kettler Schokolade  (Germany) - Bierkaramell

Bronze: kettler Schokolade  (Germany) - Orangenkaramell

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Bronze: kettler Schokolade  (Germany) - Quittenkaramell


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: beckscocoa  (Germany) - Schokohaselnusscreme

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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