Scandinavian Competition 2016 – Grand Jury Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the Scandinavian Competition which was judged in Copenhagen, Denmark from 8-11 March 2016.

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

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and two days of Main round judging. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry received a prize.

The 2016 Scandinavian Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Goodio (Finland) - Harmony
Malmö Chokladfabrik (Sweden) - Chilifrukt
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Wild thyme infusion

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) - Dark Cherries + Almonds
Malmö Chokladfabrik (Sweden) - Lakritsrot
Metiisto Artisan Chocolate (Australia) - Madagascar + nibs 72%

Rough ground flavoured dark chocolate bars

Goodio (Finland) - Dreamy

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Goodio (Finland) - Chai
Malmö Chokladfabrik (Sweden) - BJÖRN of Sweden Caramel

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Malmö Chokladfabrik (Sweden) - Saltstänk
Malmö Chokladfabrik (Sweden) - Vilda Hallon
Malmö Chokladfabrik (Sweden) - Kakaobitar
Malmö Chokladfabrik (Sweden) - Kaffekross
Chocolatte (Sweden) - Roasted canola and sea salt

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) - Lakkrís + Sea Salt
Omnom Chocolate (Iceland) - Coffee + Milk

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Grated 100
Store Kro - Mark Hermann (Denmark) - Chocolate love

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Choconina (Denmark) - Cranberries In Orange
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Lovely Lazy 85%
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Strawberry Gastrik
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Blackberry Infusion
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Nicaliso Cider Infusion
Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier (Sweden) - Earl Grey
Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier (Sweden) - Smoke

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Chokladfabriken (Sweden) - Golden honey
Simply Chocolate (Denmark) - Crunchy Coco
Store Kro - Mark Hermann (Denmark) - Blodorange
Store Kro - Mark Hermann (Denmark) - Coffee
Store Kro - Mark Hermann (Denmark) - Passionfruit
Choco Chocolate Sweden (Sweden) - Jasmine Tea & Citrus

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Store Kro - Mark Hermann (Denmark) - Lemon/honey
Choco Chocolate Sweden (Sweden) - Shinobi Yame Matcha By Alma
Chocolatte (Sweden) - Violets and salty liquorice

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Chokladfabriken (Sweden) - Liqurice & Violet
Cacaofoni (Sweden) - Green Fairy (absinthe)
Cacaofoni (Sweden) - Pistachio orange blossom
Österlenchoklad (Sweden) - N.Y. Cheesecake
Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Apple Thyme
Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier (Sweden) - Ginger
Choco Chocolate Sweden (Sweden) - Passionfruit & Lime
Chocolatte (Sweden) - Lemon canola


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Store Kro - Mark Hermann (Denmark) - Hazelnuts


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Chokladfabriken (Sweden) - Liqurice toffee
Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier (Sweden) - Lakritskola

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Chocolatte (Sweden) - Browned butter caramel


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Nordic Chocolatiers (Denmark) - Olive oil chocolate spread