TheChocolateLifeLIVE: 3rd AVPA Chocolates Processed @ Origin Contest

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.

The 3rd Edition of the AVPA’s Chocolates Processed at Origins Contest continues to recognize that cocoa-producing countries know how to develop chocolates of quality.

​This international contest is reserved for chocolatiers or their groups (cooperatives, Denominations of Origin), and for which AVPA has developed a classification that allows the expression of all the traditional tastes encountered among chocolatiers in cocoa-producing countries.

The two judging categories are:

  1. Plain dark chocolate (plain dark chocolate with no vanilla/vanillin); and
  2. All other chocolates (dark chocolates with additives: vanilla, milk chocolate, chocolate with various ingredients, and chocolate candies)

There are two juries. The technical jury is chaired by Pascale Adeline and the gastronomic jury is chaired by Emmanuelle de Beauregard.

I was not a member of either of the juries and so I have not tasted any of the pieces that were entered, or that were awarded.

IN THIS EPISODE of TheChocolateLifeLIVE I will be joined by a member of the AVPA staff and representatives from the companies listed below.

We will discuss the purpose of the contest, the judging process, and hear from winners about the process, how the AVPA is different from other contests, what being a member of the AVPA means to them and brings, and what they hope their award will bring them in the coming years

I will also be presenting some analysis – for example why the country that won the most awards won the most awards.

Winning Participants Scheduled* to Join the Live Stream

Company Brand Country
Chocovi Chocovi Ivory Coast
Belmont Estate Belmont Estate Grenada
Chocolaterie Robert Mava la Plantation/Chocolat Madagascar Madagascar
Paytiti Cacao & Coffee SCRL Paytiti Peru
Asoc. de Productores del Vrae Pueblo Libre Baja Miskicha Peru
Diogo Vaz Developpment Diogo Vaz São Tomé
Kad Kokoa Co., Ltd. Kad Kokoa Thailand

*Brand names in bold participated.

The Full Results for Downloading (.PDF)

The AVPA Home Page (English)

AVPA | International Contests:Edible Oils,Chocolates,Teas,Coffees
AVPA | International Contest: Oils of the World, Chocolates processed at Origin, Teas of the World, Coffees roasted at the origin.
Other languages are available.
2023 LIVE Awards Presentation (French)

Watch/Participate on YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Visit TheChocolateWire Channel on YouTube

My LinkedIn profile
TheChocolateLife page on Facebook (live event)


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