Scandinavian Chocolatier Competition 2020 – Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2020 Scandinavian Chocolatier Competition, which was judged by our panel of Scandinavian judges and Grand Jury, working with remote judging.

The Scandinavian competition celebrates the craft of chocolatiers and chocolate companies who create filled chocolates, truffles, ganaches, caramels, fondants, enrobed fruits and nuts, and spreads made from chocolate couverture or from their own bean-to-bar chocolate and includes flavoured chocolate bars made from chocolate couverture.


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 given only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize. Winners of the competition go forward to to the World Final.

Please note: This is a temporary posting of the winners. A full post including a list of judges and Grand Jurors will be published shortly, including scores compiled using our new judging system.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Flavoured bars

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: LABYs  (Sweden) - Raspberry Liquorice (Hallonlakrits)

Silver: LABYs  (Sweden) - Rhubarb (Rabarber)

Silver: LABYs  (Sweden) - Strawberry Dream (Jordgubbsdröm)

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Mayan Red Waterganache

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Bronze: Craig Alibone  (Norway) - Rosemary and Tonka Bonbon

Bronze: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Apple Infusion

Bronze: PetriS Chocolate  (Finland) - Raspberry Truffle

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier  (Norway) - Lakrislykke

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier  (Norway) - Multefløyel

+ Special: Local ingredients

Bronze: PetriS Chocolate  (Finland) - Passion Pralin

Bronze: Suklaa Täplä  (Finland) - Arctic Blue Gin White Chocolate

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Blueberry Ginger

Silver: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Salty Licorice Caramel

Silver: Fjåk Chocolate  (Norway) - Norwegian Gingerbread Bonbon (**)

Silver: Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier  (Norway) - Go Bananas

Silver: Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier  (Norway) - Grepa Frukt

Silver: Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier  (Norway) - Sitronsmil

Bronze: Fjåk Chocolate  (Norway) - Blueberry & Lemon Cream (**)

Bronze: La Fève by Pavel Pavlov  (Bulgaria) - Rom, Orange and Smoked Milk Chocolate

Bronze: La Fève by Pavel Pavlov  (Bulgaria) - Salty Caramel

Bronze: La Fève by Pavel Pavlov  (Bulgaria) - Strawberry and Champagne

Bronze: Malmstens Mat & Choklad  (Sweden) - Apple Cinnamon

Bronze: Trondheim Sjokolade  (Norway) - Browned Butter Caramel & Cinnamon


Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Gold: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) - Portwine Plums and Marcipan (**)

Nut based pralines with combination chocolate

Silver: Sverre Sætre Konditori  (Norway) - Vaffelhjerte

+ Special: Reinterpretation

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Summerbird  (Denmark) - Noisette Dragée

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Fjåk Chocolate  (Norway) - Almond Dragées with Gingerbread White (**)


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Non Dairy Cashew Caramel

+ Special: Innovation

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Silver: Trondheim Sjokolade  (Norway) - Salt Liquorice Caramel

Others - fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Gold: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) - Rose Geranium (**)

+ Special: Reinterpretation

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) - Sloe Gin (**)

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars. (**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.