Scandinavian Competition 2017 Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Scandinavian Competition, which was judged in Copenhagen, Denmark from 2-5th May 2017 at the Hotel- og Restaurantskolen/Copenhagen Hospitality College. Winners pass through to the World Final in London in October 2017.

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)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Barba sea salt

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Vintage Plantations Chocolates  (Sweden) - Vintage Plantations 65% with Angelica (**)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) - Dark Nibs (**)

Bronze: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Pecan Cherry Bar

Bronze: XOCO by Corina  (Norway) - 75% dark juniper and blue berries (**)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) - Milk Nuts (**)

Bronze: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - Malmö Chokladfabrik Liquorice & Sea Salt (Lakrits & Havssalt)

Bronze: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) - Sea Salted Almonds + Milk (**)

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) - Coffee + Milk (**)

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) - Lakkrís + Sea Salt (**)

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - arctic o'payo

Silver: Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier  (Sweden) - madagascar

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - vinmarksfersken ganache

Bronze: Chokladfabriken  (Sweden) - Cardamom

Bronze: Mercedes Chocolaterie  (Finland) - Fusion (Ljung honey and Sansho praline)

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Cacaofoni  (Sweden) - Salty liquorice

Silver: Geiranger Sjokolade  (Norway) - KINN - Øl, Beer

Silver: Jentene på Tunet – Chocolatier  (Norway) - Sjokoladefryd - Liquorice

Silver: Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier  (Sweden) - sudachi

Bronze: Cacaofoni  (Sweden) - Hemp grapefruit

Bronze: Choco Chocolate Sweden  (Sweden) - Liquorice and lemon

Bronze: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Coffee 2.0

Bronze: Geiranger Sjokolade  (Norway) - Vesterås-Brunost , Browncheese

Bronze: Mercedes Chocolaterie  (Finland) - Åland meets Venezuela (Sea Buckthorn praline)


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Bronze: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Creamy dreamy hazelnut

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Bronze: Geiranger Sjokolade  (Norway) - Cruise -Norsk Akevitt , Norwegian Aquavit


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - muscovado caramel

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Chokladfabriken  (Sweden) - Salted caramel

Bronze: Choco Chocolate Sweden  (Sweden) - Citrus and liquorice caramel

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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