Awards

ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE 2016 AWARDS

We are delighted to announce the results of the Academy’s Eighth Golden Bean Awards, marking the start of Annual Awards.  The Golden Bean Award(s) will be presented at an Awards Party later in the year.

 ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS 2016

CHOCOLATE BARS
Dark Bean to Bar Under 80%
GOLD
Akesson’s Organic Akesson’s Madagascar 75% Criollo Cacao
Amano Amano Chuao 70% Dark Chocolate
Amedei Porcelana
Amedei “9”
Castronovo Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate – Belize 72%
Chocolaterie Morin Republique Dominicaine Yamasa Noir 63%
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate 72% Madagascar, Sambirano
Duffy’s Red Star Duffy’s Guatemala Rio Dulce 70%
Hummingbird Chocolate Hispaniola 70%
jpczekolada Jakub Piątkowski Czekolada Madagaskar
Michel Cluizel Plantation ‘Vila gracinda’
ÓBOLO Chocolate ÓBOLO Chocolate 70% Cacao
Palette de Bine Kokoa Kamili Tanzania 72%
Ritual Chocolate Mid Mountain Blend 70% Cacao
SILVER
Akesson’s Organic Akesson’s Bali 75% Trinitario Cacao
Amano Amano Guayas 70% Dark Chocolate
Amano Amano Cuyagua 70% Dark Chocolate
Amedei Toscano Black 70%
Amedei Toscano Black 66%
Amedei Blanco De Criollo
Amma Chocolate Gula Merah 70%
Askinosie 72% Mababu, Tanzania Dark Chocolate Bar
Castronovo Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate – Sierra Nevada, Colombia 72%
Chocolate Story ­­- Manufaktura Czekolady Ghana 70% cocoa Grand Cru
Chocolate Story -­ Manufaktura Czekolady Nicaragua Johe 70%
Chocolate Tree Colombia Huila 70%
Dandelion Chocolate Mantuano, Venezuela 70%
Dandelion Chocolate Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania
Duffy’s Red Star Duffy’s Honduras Indio Rojo 72%
Green & Black’s Green & Black’s THIN Dark 70% 100g
Hummingbird Chocolate Vietnam Lam Dong 70%
Hummingbird Chocolate Alta Verapaz 70%
Jordi’s Vietnam Ben Tre 75%
jpczekolada Jakub Piątkowski Czekolada Republika Dominikany
Marou Marou Treasure Island
Metiisto Madagascar 72%
Metiisto Nicaragua 70%
Michel Cluizel Noir 72% cacao
Sirene Chocolate Lachua 73%
Tobago Cocoa Estate Tobago Estate Chocolate
Zotter Labooko Ecuador 75%
BRONZE
Akesson’s Organic Brazil 75% Forastero Cocoa
Amano Amano Ocumare 70% Dark Chocolate
Amano Amano Dos Rios 70% Dark Chocolate
Amano Amano Madagascar 70% Dark Chocolate
Amano Amano Morobe 70% Dark Chocolate
Amazona Chocolate Amazona Chocolate El Shunté – Dark 74%
Askinosie 70% San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador Dark Chocolate Bar
Castronovo Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate – Amazonas 72%
Chocolarder Ashaninka
Chocolaterie Morin Pérou Yvan Noir 70%
Damson Chocolate Damson Chocolate Brazil 70% Fazenda Camboa
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate 76% Ecuador, Camino Verde
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate 72% Belize, Toledo
Dormouse Chocolates 75.6% Dark Madagascar
Green & Black’s Green & Black’s Dark 70% 100g
Hoja Verde Hoja Verde 66% Esmeraldas
Hotel Chocolat 72% Saint Lucia Dark
Hummingbird Chocolate Reserva Zorzal 70%
J. Cocoa 66% Dark Tenor Chocolate
Jordi’s Honduras Xoco Farms 75%
Jordi’s Porcelana 75%
jpczekolada Jakub Piątkowski Czekolada Brazylia
Landers Chocolate Landers Nicaragua Dark Chocolate
Lucocoa 70% Dominican Republic
Malmö Chokladfabrik Esmeralda Ecuador
Marou Marou Dak Lak
Montecristi Manabi 70%
Sirene Chocolate Costa Esmareldas 73%
Solkiki Toledo, Belize 73% Maya Cacao Criollo x Trinitario
Upala Chocolate Upala Chocolate 70%
Zotter Labooko Peru Barranquita 75%
Zotter Labooko Columbia 75%
Dark Bean to Bar Over 80%
GOLD
Akesson’s Organic Akesson’s 100% Madagascar Criollo Cocoa
Domori Domori – 80% Criollo
Pump Street Bakery Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Ecuador 85%
Zotter Labooko Dark Chocolate Belize 82%°
Zotter Labooko Peru 82%
SILVER
Amma Chocolate 100% cacao organic chocolate
Bernard and Sons Chocolates bar 85%
Chocolat Madagascar Chocolat Madagascar Organic 100%
Hotel Chocolat 95% Colombian Aracataca Dark
Michel Cluizel Grand Noir 85%
Zotter Labooko Peru 100%
BRONZE
Beschle 88
Dandelion Chocolate Camino Verde, Ecuador, 100%
Hoja Verde Hoja Verde 80% Esmeraldas
Kilian & Close Kilian & Close 85% Panama Pure Dark
Bean to Bar Milk Under 45%
GOLD
Amedei Toscano Brown
BRONZE
Beschle 38%
Bean to Bar Milk Over 45%
GOLD
Castronovo Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate – Sierra Nevada Dark Milk 63%
SILVER
Castronovo Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate – Dominican Republic Milk 50%
Chocolaterie Morin Jamaique Marvia Lait 48%
Duffy’s Duffy’s Honduras Mayan Milk 61%
Metiisto Madagascar dark milk 56%
Metiisto Honduras dark milk 60%
Sirene Chocolate Guatemala 65%
Zotter Labooko Peru 45%
BRONZE
Akesson’s Organic Akesson’s 55% Brazilian Dark Milk Chocolate
Chocolat Madagascar Chocolat Madagascar Fine Milk 65% Cocoa
Chocolaterie Morin Equateur Esmeralda Lait 48%
Hotel Chocolat 65% Buffalo milk, Saint Lucia
Hotel Chocolat 67% Milk, Colombia, Cienaga
Landers Chocolate Landers Madagascan Milk
Landers Chocolate Landers Venezuelan Milk
Sirene Chocolate Madagascar 65%
White Chocolate Bar Unflavoured
SILVER
Akesson’s Organic Akesson’s 43% Madagascan White Chocolate
Amedei Toscano White
Chocolat Madagascar Chocolat Madagascar – Fine White 34% Cocoa
Green & Black’s Green & Black’s White 30% 100g
BRONZE
Solkiki Toasted White Chocolate 37%
Flavoured Dark Chocolate Bar
GOLD
Akesson’s Organic 75% Trinitario Cocoa & ‘Wild Voatsiperifery Pepper
Akesson’s Organic Madagascar 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Pink Pepper
Beschle Ginger
SILVER
Akesson’s Organic Akesson’s 75% Brazilian Cacao & Coffee Nibs
Chocolat Madagascar Chocolat Madagascar – Dark 68% with cocoa nibs
Hummingbird Chocolate Fleur de Sel 70%
ICAM Vanini Dark Chocolate 62% With Lemon & Pink Pepper
Montecristi Manabi 70% with Cacao Nibs
Pump Street Bakery Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Eccles 55%
Schokov Schokov Organic No6 “Orange & Cacao Nibs”
Zotter Redcurrant Chilli Rock
BRONZE
Akesson’s Organic Akesson’s 75% Trinitario Cacao & Black Pepper.
Amedei Dark Chocolate With Almonds
Bernard and Sons Chocolates snack bar
Beschle Orange
ChocAmor Dark Chocolate & Tonka Bean
Damson Chocolate Café Brasil
Fabric Fabric’s 66% with caramelized almonds+smoked salt
Hummingbird Chocolate Honey Lavender 70%
ICAM Vanini Dark Chocolate 62% with Pear and Cinnamon
Malmö Chokladfabrik Lakritsrot
Montecristi Canuto – Manabi 70% with Sea Salt
Palette de Bine “Sapin” (fir)
Ritual Chocolate Fleur De Sel
Taylor and Bennett Dark Chocolate 70% Coffee and Cacao Nibs
Winchester Cocoa Pecan and maple syrup toffee
Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar
GOLD
Akesson’s Organic Bali 45% Milk Chocolate,Fleur de sel,Coconut sugar
AuBel Butterscotch with Pecan
Kilian & Close Kilian & Close 48% Nocciola Piemonte
SILVER
Co Couture Date & Pecan 56%
es koyama Amazon
Pump Street Chocolate Pump Street Chocolate Honduras Bread & Butter 58%
Zotter Lemon Curd + Orange Lord
BRONZE
Amelia Rope Chocolate Milk Honeycomb & Sea Salt
Baravelli’s Madagascan Sambirano 50% with Madagascan Coffee
ChocAmor Milk Chocolate Orange Jalfrezi
Fabric Fabric’s Viento 44% almond oil+caramelized beans
Hotel Chocolat 61% Milk with Genmaicha Green Tea
Green & Black’s Green & Black’s Salted Caramel 100g
Kilian & Close Kilian & Close 52% Noix Du Périgord
Zotter Bacon Bits
Zotter Caramelized Nuts
Flavoured White Chocolate Bar
GOLD
Amedei White Chocolate With Pistachios
Kilian & Close Kilian & Close 30% Pistacchio Di Bronte
SILVER
Castronovo Chocolate Castronovo Chocolate – White w/ Lemon & Lemon Salt
es koyama Gyokuro
Fabric Fabric’s white chocolate with cinnamon and lemon
The Tea Room Chocolate Company Chamomile & Honey
Zotter Labooko Raspberry
Zotter Labooko Coffee
BRONZE
Bernard and Sons Chocolates pistachio bar
Beschle Lassi
DeRosier Chocolates Lemon and Poppyseed
Jordi’s White with Nibs
FILLED CHOCOLATES
Origin Ganache Dark
SILVER
Demarquette Catongo
Demarquette Wild Criollo
BRONZE
Bettys Cru Sauvage Truffle
Plain Dark House Truffle
GOLD
Beschle Maracaibo 65%
SILVER
Berries Berries 72%
Zotter Zotter-Biofekt Piura 80%
Plain House Milk Truffle
BRONZE
Coworth Park Felchlin house milk truffle
Rococo Chocolates Madagascan Milk Chocolate Ganache
Alcohol Ganache
GOLD
es koyama Grappa (Bric del Gaian Grappa di Moscato d’Astii)
es koyama SMOKEY (Laphroaig 10 Year Old & Raspberry)
Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel Vodka Ganache
Matthieu de Gottal Cardinal Mendoza’s Bitter Mandarin
Wicked and Wonderful Stout & Malted Milk
SILVER
Eponine Patisserie Gin & Tonic
Hotel Chocolat Red wine
Hotel Chocolat Le Reviseur Cognac Ganache
Matthieu de Gottal Dark Milk XO
Matthieu de Gottal Rum Raisin Twist
BRONZE
Bernard and Sons Chocolates mint
Chocolat du Jour Cachaça truffle
Geirangersjokolade Friaren Whisky
Hotel Chocolat Chairmans Reserve Golden rum Ganache
The London Chocolate Company Espresso Martini Truffle
Wicked and Wonderful Buttered Rum & Spice
Fruit Ganache
GOLD
Vincent Guerlais Caipirinha
Wicked and Wonderful Passion Fruit
SILVER
Ben le Prevost Chcocolatier Peach & Green tea Truffle
Chocolate by Miss Witt The Laird
DeRosier Chocolates Passion Fruit
Rococo Chocolates Clementine Ganache
BRONZE
Plantation Chocolates Lemon & Sea Salt Ganache
Taylors of Whitstable Damson Plum & Amaretto Truffle
White Rabbit Chocolatiers Blackcurrant with Juniper Dark Truffle
Floral Spice Ganache
GOLD
es koyama Black Shichimi Pepper & Chinese Milk Vetch Honey
es koyama Double Vanilla
es koyama Kinmokusei (Fragrant Olive) & Chanchamayo 63%
SILVER
Bernard and Sons Chocolates lavender
Bettys Orange Palet D’or
Demarquette Java Cinnamon
BRONZE
Melt Chai Tea Bonbon
Taylors of Whitstable Peach, Geranium & Armagnac Truffle
Troffle Cardamom & Coriander Seed Ganache
Herb Ganache
GOLD
Demarquette Earl Grey
The Chocolate Society Yuzu & Basil
BRONZE
Chocolate by Miss Witt Dark Smokey Apricot Chocolate
Cocoa Cabana Thai truffle
Taylors of Whitstable Lavender, Kentish honey & Whisky Truffle
The Chocolate Society Fennel Pollen
Salted Caramel
GOLD
Rococo Chocolates Honey and Sea Salt Caramel
SILVER
Bernard and Sons Chocolates la Mer 65%
The Chocolate Society Liquid Salt Caramel
BRONZE
Amelia Rope Chocolate Dark Sea Salt Caramel Truffle
Booja-Booja Almond Salted Caramel Truffles
Chococo Salt Sweet Smoke
Chocolat du Jour Caramel & Fleur de Sel
Cocoa Cabana Salted caramel truffle
DeRosier Chocolates Sea salted caramel in dark chocolate
Hotel Chocolat Caramel Ganache
Wicked and Wonderful Miso Caramel
Other Caramel
GOLD
Chococo Gingerbread Caramel
The Chocolate Society Espresso Caramel
SILVER
AuBel Chai Spice Caramel
Fifth Dimension Soy Caramel
BRONZE
Ben le Prevost Chocolatier caramelised Pineapple & Pink Peppercorn
Bernard and Sons Chocolates caraging
Dunnings Mascarpone and citrus praline caramel
Fifth Dimension Apple & Calvados Caramel
Hotel Chocolat Ultimate Caramel
Troffle Lemon & Rosemary Caramel
Flavoured Other
GOLD
Coworth Park Felchlin dark Bolivian,with soft blackcurrant gel
es koyama Coffee&Coffee Flower Honey
Geirangersjokolade Bluecheese
SILVER
Chococo Arbequina & Sea Salt
chocoMe chocoMe Raffinée RF107
Demarquette Grandiflrorum
es koyama Nicaragua (Santa Maria Lourdes) & Peru Chanchamayo
Geirangersjokolade Brunost (Browncheese)
Hotel Chocolat Banana Bread
Matthieu de Gottal Porridge & Honey
Melt Tonka & Cocoa Nib Marzipan
Sawade Sawade Ingwer mit Wodka
BRONZE
chocoMe chocoMe Raffinée RF110
chocoMe chocoMe Voilé VL104
chocoMe chocoMe RF109
Szántó Tibor Fine chocolates Santo Domingo Hispaniola 70% cocoa beans dragée
Szántó Tibor Fine chocolates Sumaco 100% dark chocolate cocoa bean dragée
Zotter Zotter-Biofekt Currant-Lavender Pot
Praline
GOLD
Amedei Praline Chicchi
Amedei Praline Croccantino
Benoit Chocolats Caramandes
SILVER
Amedei Praline Scintille
DeRosier Chocolates Salted Peanut Praline
Eponine Patisserie Crunchy Praline
Sawade Sawade Walnuss auf Weinbrandmarzipan
Winchester Cocoa Piedmont hazelnut praline
BRONZE
Amedei Praline Badia
Amedei Praline Radici
Hotel Chocolat Pecan Praline
Hotel Chocolat Salted Peanut Praline
Hotel Chocolat Pistachio Praline
Layered
GOLD
Berries Fig & Port Praline
Demarquette Basils and Limes
Dunnings Hazelnut feuilletine and coffee ganache
Eponine Patisserie Peanut & Raspberry
Hotel Chocolat Mint Royale
Rococo Mojito
SweetArt Lab Yuzu marmalade & Sake ganache chocolate
SILVER
Dunnings ‘Orangerie’ whisky liqueur and cardamon ganache
es koyama Chamomile & Double Berry (strawberry & red currant)
es koyama Elderflower & Cassis
The Chocolate Society Amaretto Affogato
Winchester Cocoa Rhubarb and ginger
BRONZE
AuBel Kalamansi & Vanilla
Berries Coconut & Pandan Leaf
Berries Chai Latte
Chika Watanabe London Salty Olive with Bergamot Ganache
Fifth Dimension Mandarin & Star Anise
Ildikos Chocolate Miora
JK Fine Chocolates Salted Caramel Triple Truffle
Rococo Pistachio & Rose
White
GOLD
Bernard and Sons Chocolates Bella
Chika Watanabe London Rosemary Strawberry with Balsamico crunch
SILVER
Berries APRICOT & ALMOND
Melt Muscovado Bon Bon
BRONZE
es koyama Gyokuro
chocoMe chocoMe RF108
Choctails Pina Colada
DRINKING CHOCOLATE
Plain
GOLD
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate 72% Belize, Toledo Drinking Chocolate
SILVER
Akesson’s Organic 75% Brazil Choc Drops,Drinking Chocolate
Malagos Malagos Premium Unsweetened Chocolate
Pump Street Bakery Pump Street Bakery Single Origin Drinking Chocolat
BRONZE
Akesson’s Organic Madagascar 100% Choc-Drops, Drinking Chocolate.
DeRosier Chocolates Grenada 66.5%
Eponine Patisserie House Blend Drinking Chocolate
Hotel Chocolat 70% Saint Lucia Hot Chocolate- Made in Borough
Flavoured
GOLD
Eponine Patisserie Gianduja Drinking Chocolate
SILVER
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
BRONZE
Amma Chocolate Chocolate do Pajé
The Tea Room Chocolate Company Premium White Chocolate With Matcha & Orange Oil
Infusions
GOLD
Hotel Chocolat English Breakfast tea with cocoa shells
SILVER
Akesson’s Organic Madagascar Choco-Tea, Cacao Infusion.
BRONZE
Hotel Chocolat Spiced cocoa infusion
PACKAGING
Single Bar
GOLD
Zurg and Fabric Kft Fabric’s Viento 44% almond oil+caramelized beans
SILVER
Madécasse Save the Lemur packaging bar (Salted Almond variant)
Ritual Chocolate Ritual Chocolate Bar
BRONZE
Kilian & Close Kilian & Close 72% Sicilian Almond & Black Raisin
Multiple Bar
GOLD
Dandelion Chocolate Tasting Set
DeRosier Chocolates A bundle of Origin Bars
SILVER
Chocolate Tree Chocolate Tree Bean to Bar range
Montecristi Trio of fine flavour dark chocolate bars
BRONZE
Dandelion Chocolate 2015 Collection Set
Boxes
GOLD
es koyama J.ES KOYAMA.1964
SILVER
Amedei Box For Gocce Dark Chocolate
es koyama Chocolat Chaud
Pump Street Bakery Pump Street Bakery Single Origin Drinking Chocolat
Sawade Sawade 100g Gemischt
BRONZE
Chocolat du Jour Chicken & the Golden Eggs
es koyama Terrine de Chocolat hekkonda