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International Chocolate Awards 2019: Australia

The results are in for the International Chocolate Awards 2019, Asia-Pacific, for Bean-to-Bar and Chocolatier entrants and we’ve done a round-up of the Aussie competition winners. 

The 2 categories Australian chocolate makers won this year were White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces and Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit. We didn’t do as well as last year (2018) winning a massive 11 awards from 5 different chocolate makers. 

** Bean-to-bar chocolatier products – the recognise the growing trend of flavoured bars and filled chocolate made by chocolate makers, winning products made with an entrant’s own chocolate are marked with (**)

International Chocolate Awards 2019 | Australia

 

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Silver: Monsieur Truffe  (Australia) – 29% Peach Melba

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bronze: Jasper and Myrtle  (Australia) – Dark Chocolate Coated Ginger (**)

International Chocolate Awards 2018 | Australia

If you’re curious to see who took home awards last year here’s the full list of Australian winners for Asia-Pacific 2018.

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Piura Blanco Peru 67%

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Ramnath Trinidad 67%

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Tanzania Kokoa Kamili 70%

 

High percentage plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)

Bronze: Metiisto Artisan Chocolate  (Australia) – Patovaki 85%

 

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Sweet Pea & Poppy  (Australia) – The Andes

 

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Jasper and Myrtle  (Australia) – Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia Milk chocolate (**)

Bronze: Sweet Pea & Poppy  (Australia) – Orange Cardamom Pecan

 

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Silver: Monsieur Truffe  (Australia) – Australian Plum (**)

 

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Australia: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Piura Blanco Peru 67%

 

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Chocolate Maker: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Piura Blanco Peru 67%

Gold – Directly Traded: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Piura Blanco Peru 67%

International Chocolate Awards 2019 |

New Zealand

And for our New Zealand neighbour across the water here’s how they did this year, here’s how they did if you’re curious. 

 

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Bronze: Wellington Chocolate Factory  (New Zealand) – Peru Chocolate Bar

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Silver: Wellington Chocolate Factory  (New Zealand) – Organic Milk Chocolate Bar

In Summary 

 

So we hope you found our round-up of the International Chocolate Awards 2019 interesting. And if you have a chocolate craving why not buying from one of these amazing award-winning craft chocolate makers is good for you, the farmer and better for the environment.

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