Peru Competition 2015 Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2015 Peru Competition, which was judged July 2-4, 2015, in Lima as part of the activities of the VI Salón del Cacao y Chocolate, Peru. This is the First Peruvian Chocolate Competition (Primer Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Peruano), an outreach project of the International Chocolate Awards.

We are proud that our first ever Cacao Country Support Competition was held in a cacao-growing country in Latin America, cacao’s ancestral home. The contest celebrates the emergence of a fine chocolate industry in Peru, a country whose growing cacao potential and genetic diversity promises to support the development of a strong chocolate industry based on fine origin chocolate


Lima Salon del Cacao y Chocolate 2015 logoThe competition was run in partnership with the Committee of the Salón del Chocolate y Cacao, a group formed by the Asociación Peruana de Productores de Cacao (APPCACAO), the country’s largest association of cacao growers, the United States Agency for International Develoment (USAID) and its operator and partner TECHNOSERVE (TNS), Agronomists and Veterinarians without Borders (AVSF), the Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo y Vida sin Drogas (DEVIDA), the Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo (PROMPERU), and the Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (MINAGRI).

Sponsored by the International Chocolate Awards, the competition was run using the International Chocolate Awards judging system and rules and was adjudicated by members of our Grand Jury. This Cacao Country Support Competition judges bars, filled chocolates, and chocolate beverages, and it is not part of our 2015 World Final qualifying series. Designed as a self-contained National Competition, it is a prototype for world-wide contests where we will help establish objective and transparent benchmarks that contribute to the self-evaluation of emerging fine chocolate industries in cacao-growing countries.

International Judges

The judging panel included food writers, cacao and chocolate experts, journalists, bloggers, chefs and chocolate tasters from Europe, South America and the USA and members of our international Grand Jury panel. The panel also featured winners from our World Final series from Ecuador, the USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.


The competition judged entries from the following types of products: plain origin chocolate bars (dark, milk or white); flavoured bars (dark, milk or white), with infusions, inclusions, and filled; filled chocolates, and chocolate beverages.

Prizes were awarded by the VI Salón del Cacao y Chocolate, Peru 2015 during an official ceremony on July 4 at the Hotel Maria Angola.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) - Piura Select

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) - Lakuna

Bronze: AMAZ Chocolate  (Peru) - Amazonas

Bronze: AMAZ Chocolate  (Peru) - San Martin

Bronze: ChocoMuseo  (Peru) - Barras de chocolate de origen Chulucanas

Bronze: Cocama  (Peru) - 60% Bitter

Bronze: Cocama  (Peru) - 75% Bitter

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) - Piura Milk

Silver: Fábrica de Chocolates La Ibérica S.A.  (Peru) - Barra Milky La Ibérica

Bronze: AMAZ Chocolate  (Peru) - Chocolate con leche

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

Gold: Mishki Cacao  (Peru) - Chocolate con Majambo al 60% de cacao

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: AMAZ Chocolate  (Peru) - Hierba Luisa

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Q'uma Chocolate  (Peru) - Chocolate Maras Salt (Sal de Maras) 70% Cacao

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) - Piura Nibs

Bronze: Makao Peru  (Peru) - Chocolate bitter de 60 % con Aguamanto

Bronze: Orquidea  (Peru) - Dark chocolate with cacao nibs

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) - Camu Camu & Yacon

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Fábrica de Chocolates La Ibérica S.A.  (Peru) - Barra Milky Crocante

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) - Quinoa

Bronze: Orquidea  (Peru) - Chocolate con leche y pecanas

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold: AMAZ Chocolate  (Peru) - Capuccino

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) - 70/70

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) - Piura / Amazonas

Silver: Xocolatl  (Peru) - Moscatel

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Xocolatl  (Peru) - Ranfañote

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) - Ají Amarillo

Silver: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) - Lúcuma / Pisco


Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bronze: Fábrica de Chocolates La Ibérica S.A.  (Peru) - Bombón Pecana


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: ChocoMuseo  (Peru) - Chocolate Jam with Maracumango

Silver: ChocoMuseo  (Peru) - Chocolate Jam - Peanut

Drinks with dark chocolate

Dark drinking chocolate (made with milk)

Gold: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) - Canela, clavo y jengibre

Gold: Xocolatl  (Peru) - Chocolate Caliente

Silver: AMAZ Chocolate  (Peru) - Cup Chocolate

Drinks with milk chocolate

Milk drinking chocolate (with milk chocolate/milk powder)

Silver: ChocoMuseo  (Peru) - Licor de crema de café

Silver: Mishki Cacao  (Peru) - Chocolate para Tasa 100 % Cacao

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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