Scandinavian Competition Winners 2016

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Scandinavian Competition, which was judged in Copenhagen, Denmark from 8-11 March 2016 at the Hotel- og Restaurantskolen/Copenhagen Hospitality College. Winners pass through to the World Final in London in October 2016.

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.

Special prize for innovation

Our first special prize for innovation was given to Goodio, Finland, for their use of desiccated coconut to create alternative ‘milk’ chocolate bars. Although none of their products strictly met the criteria for the categories entered, the Grand Jury chose to recognise these products for their inventiveness and flavour, giving particular recognition to Goodio’s ‘Harmony’ bar, flavoured with liquorice root and anise.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Wild thyme infusion

Bronze: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - Chilifrukt

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) - Dark Cherries + Almonds

Bronze: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - Lakritsrot

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - BJÖRN of Sweden Caramel

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Roasted canola and sea salt

Silver: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - Kaffekross

Silver: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - Vilda Hallon

Bronze: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - Kakaobitar

Bronze: Malmö Chokladfabrik  (Sweden) - Saltstänk

Flavoured white chocolate bars

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

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) - Coffee + Milk

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Grated 100

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Blackberry Infusion

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Lovely Lazy 85%

Silver: Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier  (Sweden) - Smoke

Bronze: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Nicaliso Cider Infusion

Bronze: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Strawberry Gastrik

Bronze: Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier  (Sweden) - Earl Grey

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Choco Chocolate Sweden  (Sweden) - Shinobi Yame Matcha By Alma

Silver: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Violets and salty liquorice

Bronze: Store Kro - Mark Hermann  (Denmark) - Lemon/honey

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier  (Sweden) - Ginger

Silver: Cacaofoni  (Sweden) - Pistachio orange blossom

Silver: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Apple Thyme

Bronze: Cacaofoni  (Sweden) - Green Fairy (absinthe)

Bronze: Choco Chocolate Sweden  (Sweden) - Passionfruit & Lime

Bronze: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Lemon canola

Bronze: Chokladfabriken  (Sweden) - Liqurice & Violet

Bronze: Österlenchoklad  (Sweden) - N.Y. Cheesecake


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Chokladfabriken  (Sweden) - Liqurice toffee

Bronze: Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier  (Sweden) - Lakritskola

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Bronze: Chocolatte  (Sweden) - Browned butter caramel


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: Nordic Chocolatiers  (Denmark) - Olive oil chocolate spread

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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

Special Prize

Special Prize for Innovation: Goodio  (Finland) – Harmony *

* not eligible for World Final