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The 2013 Competition is complete!

Behind closed doors, in a tasting room closed to brand participants and the public, this “double-blind” taste test method is one that is most effective in providing honest opinions from the panel. The products are all brought to their optimum tasting temperature, thus assuring the panel the same sensation of taste that is received by the general populous.

The packaging event occurs after the tasting event process has been completed, which gives the highest level of control over the tasting panels' opinions during the tasting phase. Only after all judging is complete and all scores are tallied are any of the results or information about the competition released to the international press.

Now the results are finally in; after more than 20,000 miles of travel for the judging panel, the Competition has finally completed! This year played host to more entries than any year prior. Many brand owners competed with their entire arsenal of product offerings, yet in the end it seems that the best quality came from a small group of manufacturers whom have honed their craft to become the “World’s Best”.

Congratulations to all of our entrants and award winners, your products are truly the best that the world has to offer and you should all be very proud of that honor!

Wishing you all the best in the new year,
Sincerely,
WCO Administrative Staff

Learn more about how to Enter your Chocolate Brand for next year.

Without further ado, the results of this year's competition!

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Tasting Awards: Bars
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Optimum Dulcia

Smooth & Dark

Dark Chocolate

Origin: Latvia

Judges Notes:
"Unmatched flavor and savory character."

Gold Award

Gold:

Suprema Caramelle

86% Cacao

Dark Chocolate
Italy

Silver Award

Silver:

Godiva

50% Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bar

Dark Chocolate
Brussels

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Hershey

Cookies n Crème

White Chocolate
USA

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Tasting Awards: Bean to Bar, Fine Chocolates Distinction
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Oialla

Chocolate Criollo

Dark Chocolate

Origin: Denmark

Judges Notes:
"Sweet. Just do it. "

Gold Award

Gold:

Czekolada Polska

92% Cacao

Dark Chocolate
Latvia

Silver Award

Silver:

Melhor Feijão

Cacao Dream

Dark Chocolate
Brazil

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Doug Leavenworth

Executive Dark

Dark Chocolate
New Zealand

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Tasting Awards: Box Chocolates, Fine Chocolates Distinction
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Sweetsmith's

Assorted Dark

Dark Chocolate

Origin: South Africa

Judges Notes:
"Bold, Intense, Lovely!"

Gold Award

Gold:

Besten Geschmack

Fine Boxed Assortment

Milk Chocolate
Germany

Silver Award

Silver:

Island Candies

Sweet Escape

Dark Chocolate
New Zealand

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Godiva

Signature Chocolate Truffles Gift Box

Milk Chocolate
Brussels

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Tasting Awards: Coffee Beans, Fine Chocolates Distinction
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Doces Grande

Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Dark Chocolate

Origin: Argentina

Judges Notes:
"Rich flavor with a kick. Cannot put these down! "

Gold Award

Gold:

Melhor Feijão

Coffee Bits

Dark Chocolate
Brazil

Silver Award

Silver:

Bra Choklad

Cafe Crunch

Milk Chocolate
Sweden

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Lo Mejor en Dulces

Café Bravo

Dark Chocolate
Belize

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Tasting Awards: Cups
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Henrique & Co

Café Cups

Milk Chocolate

Origin: Brazil

Judges Notes:
"Coffee liquer makes these chocolate cups irresistable."

Gold Award

Gold:

Dozier's Fine Chocolates

Peanut Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate
South Africa

Silver Award

Silver:

Igor Santos

Nutty Cups

Milk Chocolate
Peru

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Island Candies

Caramel Nut Cups

Dark Chocolate
New Zealand

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Tasting Awards: Dragées
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Sapore Molto

Bite Size

Milk Chocolate

Origin: Italy

Judges Notes:
"Colorfully fun, with a unique, milk chocolate taste."

Gold Award

Gold:

Island Candies

Dragees

Milk Chocolate
New Zealand

Silver Award

Silver:

Sweetsmith

Rainbow Bites

Milk Chocolate
South Africa

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Gran Sabor

Colores Vivos

Milk Chocolate
Mexico

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Tasting Awards: Fruit / Gelée
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Bra Choklad

Strawberry Creme

Milk Chocolate

Origin: Sweden

Judges Notes:
"The strawberries taste as fresh as the day they were picked!"

Gold Award

Gold:

Melhor Feijão

Dark Chocolate Berries

Milk Chocolate
Brazil

Silver Award

Silver:

Subarashī aji

Chocolate Cherry Joy

Dark Chocolate
Japan

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Dozier's Fine Chocolates

Fruity Smooth

Dark Chocolate
South Africa

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Tasting Awards: Liquor Filled, Fine Chocolates Distinction
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Melhor Feijão

Supreme Assortment

Dark Chocolate

Origin: Brazil

Judges Notes:
"Assorted dark chocolates with a surprisingly satisfying bite. "

Gold Award

Gold:

Bra Choklad

Filled Assortment

Dark Chocolate
Sweden

Silver Award

Silver:

Sapore Molto

Dark Chocolate Cordials

Dark Chocolate
Italy

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Henrique & Co

Cachaça Cheia de Chocolate

Dark Chocolate
Brazil

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Tasting Awards: Nut
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Besten Geschmack

Pecan Roll

Milk Chocolate

Origin: Germany

Judges Notes:
"Delightful, wholesome pecans marry perfectly with smooth milk chocolate. "

Gold Award

Gold:

Neuhaus

Art Déco

Dark Chocolate
Brussels

Silver Award

Silver:

Czekolada Polska

Cashew Chew

Dark Chocolate
Poland

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Lindt & Sprungli

Filled Pistachio Bar

Milk Chocolate
Switzerland

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Tasting Awards: Seasonal
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Melhor Feijão

Ovos de Cacau

Dark Chocolate

Origin: Brazil

Judges Notes:
"These eggs really stood out from the rest!"

Gold Award

Gold:

Sweetsmith

Cacao Bunnies

Dark Chocolate
South Africa

Silver Award

Silver:

Lindt & Sprungli

Dark Chocolate Eggs / LINDOR Truffles

Milk Chocolate
Switzerland

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Ghirardelli

Spring Selection Impressions

Milk Chocolate
USA

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Tasting Awards: Shaped
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Doces Grande

Coelhinho da Páscoa

Dark Chocolate

Origin: Argentina

Judges Notes:
"Surprisingly sophisticated flavor."

Gold Award

Gold:

Gran Sabor

Cacao Conejito

Dark Chocolate
Mexico

Silver Award

Silver:

Hershey

Princess Bunny

Milk Chocolate
USA

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Lindt & Sprungli

Lindt Gold Bunny

Milk Chocolate
Switzerland

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Tasting Awards: Starch Based
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Platinum

Igor Santos, Chocolatier

Crisis Mucho

Dark Chocolate

Origin: Peru

Judges Notes:
"The unique crunch means it's long gone before it can begin to melt!"

Gold Award

Gold:

Gran Sabor

Cacao Arroz

Milk Chocolate
Mexico

Silver Award

Silver:

Doug Leavenworth

Fancy Bar

Milk Chocolate
New Zealand

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Sapore Molto

Croccante di Riso

Milk Chocolate
Italy

 

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Copyright © 2012 World Chocolate Competition. All Rights Reserved. Brand names and product photos utilized in the descriptions herein are the property of their prospective trademark holders and are utilized with permission solely for the purpose of brand entry description, award acknowledgement and promotion of the competition itself. No claim is made by the competition to rights on any trademarks or trade names herein other than those of the competition itself.