World Drinking Chocolate Competition Winners – 2015

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our first full World Drinking Chocolate Competition, following last year’s pilot. The competition was judged live at the Schokolade Gourmet Festival in Hannover, 11 – 13 September 2015.

This year’s competition also featured a pilot category for chocolate drinks with alcohol, which must follow our competition rules for all natural ingredients. This category helps to highlight the importance of using good quality chocolate, which is not the case in many commercial alcoholic chocolate drinks.


Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes were awarded after a single round of judging, held in public view at the Festival in the Awards marquee, with samples prepared by our team of chefs according to entrants’ consumer recipes.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)

Drinks with dark chocolate

Dark drinking chocolate (made with water)

Gold: Donna Elvira  (Italy) - Cioccolata Modicana Naturale

Bronze: Madre Chocolate  (United States) - Rosita de Cacao (Tejate)

Dark drinking chocolate (made with milk)

Gold: Madre Chocolate  (United States) - Chocolate De Mesa

Silver: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) - Madagascar 72%

Silver: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) - Winterspice

Silver: Eponine Patisserie & Chocolaterie  (United Kingdom) - House Blend Hot Chocolate

Silver: Hans Andresen Chocolates  (Chile) - Lemongrass dark submarine bar

Silver: Malagos Chocolate  (Philippines) - Malagos 65% Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Amara Chocolate & Coffee  (United States) - "Gran Criollo" Hot Sipping Chocolate

Bronze: beckscocoa  (Germany) - Sinnerman

Bronze: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) - Single Origin Drinking Chocolate - 72% Belize

Drinks with milk chocolate

Milk drinking chocolate (with milk chocolate/milk powder)

Gold: Eponine Patisserie & Chocolaterie  (United Kingdom) - Gianduja Hot Chocolate

Silver: Il Teatro del Gelato  (Italy) - Cioccolato al Latte e Mandorla

Bronze: Ika Chocolate  (Israel) - Rich Hot Chocolate

Alcoholic drinks

Alcoholic drinks/liquors made with chocolate or cacao

Gold: Edelmond  (Germany) - Asian Kakaolikör

Silver: Donna Elvira  (Italy) - Grappa al Cioccolato di Modica

Silver: Edelmond  (Germany) - Sanddorn Kakaobohnenlikör

Bronze: Piskao  (Peru) - Piskao

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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