2024 AVPA Chocolates Competition Results | #PodSaveChocolate Ep54

2024 AVPA Chocolates Competition Results  | #PodSaveChocolate Ep54

Episode 54 of #PodSaveChocolate covers the 2024 (Fourth Edition) of the AVPA (Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles) Chocolates Processed at Origin Competition.

When and Where to Watch

The LIVE episode starts at 10:00 AM PDT/MST (11:00 MDT, 12:00 CDT, 13:00 EDT), on Friday, June 28th, 2024.
Updated to include results on 29/06/24.

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AVPA 2024 Chocolates Processed at Origin Results Show | #PodSaveChocolate Ep54
Episode 54 OverviewThis episode of #PodSaveChocolate covers the 2024 (Fourth Edition) of the AVPA (Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles) Chocol…

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Episode 54 Overview

AVPA, the Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, mainly composed of producers and taste enthusiasts. The association’s goal is to enhance the value of agricultural products and to recognize the excellence of certain producers too often forgotten in this era of industrial production and mass marketing.

AVPA currently organizes four competitions for products manufactured in producing countries – Coffees Roasted at Origin, Teas of the World, World Edible Oils, and Chocolates Processed at Origin.

In this episode of #PodSaveChocolate the focus will be on chocolate, naturally, but there will be a broader discussion of how AVPA operates and what distinguishes this chocolate competition from other competitions.

From the AVPA website (edited from the original French > English translation):

AVPA’s Chocolates Processed at Origin contest is organized to recognize that cocoa-producing countries know how to develop chocolates of quality, equal to, and sometimes better than, those made by major brands in consumer countries.

This inte
rnational contest proposes a classification that allows the expression of all the traditional tastes encountered among chocolatiers in cocoa-producing countries.

One way in which this contest differs is that all entries must come from companies transforming cocoa beans into finished chocolates in a producing country.

The composition of the juror and the judging process itself is also unusual and that’s something we will take a close look at.

AVPA Paris Contest: Chocolates processed at the origin
Concours International de Chocolats élaborés à l’origine

Click to visit the Chocolates Processed at Origin page on the AVPA website.

In addition to producing these competitions, AVPA offers a variety of services to its members.

To enter into an AVPA competition entrants must become an AVPA member. This makes entry comparatively expensive, but it does provide access to services not offered by other competitions.

Other Resources


Prior AVPA coverage

TheChocolateLifeLIVE: 3rd AVPA Chocolates Processed @ Origin Contest
Episode 112 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams from 09:00 MST/12:00 EDT on Fri, May 12th from the new HQ of TheChocolateLife: Prescott, AZ & featuring winners from around the globe.
TheChocolateLifeLIVE – Announcing the 3rd AVPA “Chocolates Processed at Origin” Contest
Episode 90 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE will stream on Feb 14th – Valentine’s Day – from 12:00~13:00 EST.
TheChocolateLife::LIVE – Philippe Juglar / AVPA
Episode 37 streams live worldwide from NYC/Paris from 12:00 EDT Friday, April 29th.
AVPA – A New International Chocolate Competition
A new competition just for chocolates made at origin.


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