The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2017 Americas Competition, which was judged in Hoboken, in the New York Metropolitan Region, 29 March-4 April.
The competition was judged alongside the 2017 Asia-Pacific competition, with a combined total of over 1,000 products registered for judging, a record for the International Chocolate Awards, including over 650 plain and flavoured bars. For the first time, 2017 sees Americas and Asia-Pacific announced as a separate competitions, recognising the increasing number of entries and quality in both regions.
The judging panel included judges from USA, Europe, Japan, South America and the USA and members of our international Grand Jury panel.
The entry categories include dark and milk plain/origin bars along with micro-batch categories, filled chocolate and spreads and are based on consultation with the fine chocolate industry. All judging is anonymised, included at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules. Entrant confidentiality is respected at all times and only the names of Winners and Grand Jury finalists are released.
Best in competition
Overall ‘best in competition’ single Golds were awarded for the best bar in the combined dark and combined milk chocolate categories, as voted for by the Grand Jury after all other scores have been compiled.
Additional Silver and Bronze prizes were given in several categories due to the high number of entries and excellent quality level.
Prizes are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard in each category.
Gold: Chocolates El Rey (Venezuela) – Icoa White Chocolate 34% Cacao Bronze: Angovi (Ecuador) – Angovi Chocolate Blanco ( * Fundación Familia Salesiana) Bronze: Mamuschka (Argentina) – Blanco con Vainilla Bronze: República del Cacao (Ecuador) – White Chocolate Ecuador 31%
Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring