Israeli National Competition 2013 – Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to reveal the winners of the first Israeli National Competition, which took place in Jaffa, 7-10 February 2013 as part of the first Israeli Chocolate Week.

The International Chocolate Awards is a new competition set up 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 and pastry chefs from the host country, overseen by a Grand Jury who travel to each competition.


The categories, which range from flavoured bars to filled chocolates to spreads, are designed to reflect the current chocolate industry. Prizes are separated according to category, with just one Gold awarded in each category and a number of Silver awards available.

World finalists have also been indicated, these are products which have achieved a highly commended and will also be invited to enter the judging of the World Final in October 2013 in London, along with the medal winners.

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



Bars – Flavoured dark chocolate

No awards given


Filled chocolates – unflavoured dark

Unflavoured dark – Ganaches and truffles

World Finalists

Ika chocolate – Pave

Ora Chocolate – Dark Truffle

Unflavoured dark – Nut based pralines

World Finalists

Ika chocolate – Crunch

Overall winners

GOLD: Ika chocolate – Feve de cacao


Filled chocolates – flavoured dark

Flavoured dark – Ganaches and truffles

Overall winners
GOLD: Ika chocolate – Rum ganache and marzipan
SILVER:  Ika chocolate – Earl Grey fleurs bleus
SILVER: Ika chocolate – Raspberry ganache

Flavoured Dark – Nut based pralines

(No flavour other than nut)

World Finalists
Sigal Karpel – Jiandissimo

Flavoured Dark fruit pastes, jellies/gelée, enrobed whole fruits

World Finalists
Ika chocolate  – Raspberry pate de fruit on top of pistachio Marzipan


Filled chocolates – milk (flavoured or unflavoured)

Milk – Ganaches and truffles

Overall winners
GOLD :Ika chocolate – Salted caramel ganache
SILVER: Yulia Freger – Halvah cream
SILVER: Yulia Freger – Mumbai crunch

Milk – Nut based pralines

World Finalists
Ika chocolate – Rocher
Ora Chocolate – Crunch bonbon 

Overall winners
SILVER: Ika chocolate – Lemon Praline