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:(Finland) - Centenario Concha
Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles
Silver:(Sweden) - Apelsin & nejlika
Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles
Silver:(Finland) - Cinnamon Calvados charm
Bronze:(Sweden) - Pepparkaka
Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles
Silver:(Sweden) - Basil & raspberry
Silver:(Denmark) - Sour Gooseberries
Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling
Gold:(Sweden) - Pistachio & Tonka bean
Silver:(Sweden) - Lime mint and Bergamot
Silver:(Norway) - Northern Lights - a taste of heaven (blackberry)
Dark chocolate enrobed caramels
Gold:(Sweden) - ginger (**)
Silver:(Denmark) - Salty caramel
Bronze:(Sweden) - Liquorice and sea salt
Milk chocolate enrobed caramels
Gold:(Sweden) - Cinnamon caramel & walnut
Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)
Gold:(Norway) - Spread the joy hazelnuts (**)
Bronze:(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.