Scandinavian Chocolatier Competition 2018 Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Scandinavian Chocolatier Competition, which was judged in Copenhagen, Denmark from 18-19th March 2018 at the Hotel- og Restaurantskolen/Copenhagen Hospitality College. Winners pass through to the World Final in Florence, Italy in October 2018.

The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate.


The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs, members of our permanent international Grand Jury and guest judges.



The categories judged 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)

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Mercedes Chocolaterie  (Finland) - Centenario Concha

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Österlenchoklad  (Sweden) - Apelsin & nejlika

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Mercedes Chocolaterie  (Finland) - Cinnamon Calvados charm

Bronze: Österlenchoklad  (Sweden) - Pepparkaka

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Basil & raspberry

Silver: Jessen Chocolatier  (Denmark) - Sour Gooseberries

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Pistachio & Tonka bean

Silver: Handgjort Stockholm  (Sweden) - Lime mint and Bergamot

Silver: Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier  (Norway) - Northern Lights - a taste of heaven (blackberry)


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Malmstens Mat & Choklad  (Sweden) - ginger (**)

Silver: Jessen Chocolatier  (Denmark) - Salty caramel

Bronze: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Liquorice and sea salt

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Cinnamon caramel & walnut


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: XOCO by Corina  (Norway) - Spread the joy hazelnuts (**)

Bronze: XOCO by Corina  (Norway) - Spread the joy raspberries licuorice (**)

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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