Ecuador Wins the Gold, Silver and Bronze

Ecuador wins 30 metals with their fine flavored cacao in The International Chocolate Awards from the 2016 Americas Competition. The competition was held in New Jersey, 14-19 May 2016. The judging panel included judges from Europe, Japan, South America and the USA and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

Below are the results of the International Judges Panel for Ecuador:

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lacumbia 70%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Piura 70%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tutu Iku 70%
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)
Silver: Creo Chocolate (United States) – Ecuador 85% cacao

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
Gold: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Guayusa
Silver: Hoja Verde (Ecuador) – 58% Dark chocolate with roses and lemon
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Rose
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
Silver: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Salt & Nibs 60%
Bronze: Hoja Verde (Ecuador) – 58% Organic dark chocolate with quinoa
Bronze: Le Chocolat de H (Japan) – Revolution
Bronze: Mashpi Chocolate Artesanal (Ecuador) – Organic chocolate bar at 70% with cacao nibs
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Chia & Ginger
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Coffee

Dark chocolate bars with a filling
Bronze: Mashpi Chocolate Artisanal (Ecuador) – Organic chocolate bar with cacao pulp

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts
Gold: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cocoa Cacao Beans Banano

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
Gold – Growing Country: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%
Gold – Organic: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
Gold – Latin America: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
Gold – Latin America: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Guayusa

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
Gold – Latin America: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Salt & Nibs 60%

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
Gold – Ecuador: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)
Gold – USA: Creo Chocolate (United States) – Ecuador 85%cacao

source: http://www.internationalchocolateawards.com/2016/06/americas-asia-pacific-competition-2016-winners/

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