Israel National Competition 2013 – winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Israel National Competition, which was judged  in Jaffa, Israel, 7-10 February 2013 at Dan Gourmet ( and with the help of our other sponsors. The organisers were delighted to have the first Israeli National Competition coincide with the first Israeli Chocolate Week.

The International Chocolate Awards aim to recognise the best fine quality chocolate from around the world. The awards are designed to reflect international tastes and offer a level playing field for international entries. The judging panel is made up of experts, food journalists, sommeliers and pastry chefs from the host country and is overseen by members of our international Grand Jury, who travel to each competition.


The categories, which range from flavoured bars to filled chocolates, are designed to reflect trends in the current chocolate industry. Prizes are given according to category, with no more than one Gold and a number of Silver awards per category available at the discretion of the Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury can also nominate outstanding products that didn’t quite make an award to go forward as World Finalists. These products qualify to go forward to the World Final in October 2013 in London, along with the Gold and Silver medal winners.


The Winners and World Finalists of the 2013 Israeli National Competition are:



Flavoured dark bars

No winners


Filled chocolates

Unflavoured dark ganaches and truffles

NOMINATION – Ika chocolate – Pave  

NOMINATION – Ora Chocolate – Dark Truffle  

Unflavoured dark nut based pralines

GOLD: Ika chocolate  – Feve de cacao 

NOMINATION: Ika chocolate – Crunch  

Flavoured dark ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Ika chocolate  – Rum ganache and Marzipan

SILVER: Ika chocolate – Earl grey fleurs bleus

SILVER: Ika chocolate  – Raspberry ganache 

Flavoured dark nut based pralines

NOMINATION: Sigal Karpel – Jiandissimo

Flavoured dark fruit pastes, jellies or enrobed fruit

SILVER: Ika chocolate  – Raspberry pate de fruit on top of pistachio Marzipan


Milk chocolate flavoured ganaches or truffles (flavoured or unflavoured)

Milk – Ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Ika chocolate  – Salted caramel ganache 

SILVER: Bruno Chocolate – Halvah cream  

SILVER: Bruno Chocolate – Mumbai crunch 

Milk chocolate nut based pralines (flavoured or unflavoured)

SILVER: Ika chocolate – Lemon Praline  

NOMINATION: Ika chocolate  – Rocher 

NOMINATION: Ora Chocolate – Crunch bonbon