EuroBean Chocolate of the Year Award

Award for the best, of the best!

Every year the Chocolate Makers of the EuroBean Chocolate Festival have the opportunity to submit one of their chocolate bars to us. On Saturday a carefully selected jury gathers with Carl Geißler and decides who is worthy to win the EuroBean Chocolate of the Year Award!


Winner 2019 - Chocolate Tree

2019 - a year that exceeded our expectations. We cracked over 5,000 visitors; more European than ever with 16 chocolate makers from 12 countries - including 6 newcomers! And one of these newcomers surprised not only our guests, but also the jury. Chocolate number 12 - 70% Dark Chocolate Peru Chililique by Chocolate Tree from Scotland won over the hearts (and tongues) of the jury this year!

"Feeling honoured and grateful, amongst some of the best chocolate makers in the world here in the Rochsburg Castle at one of the best & most uplifting European festivals." - Alistair Gower


Winner 2018 - CocoCaravan

2018 - more chocolate makers than ever before & and lots of new ones from the land of unlimited possibilities - America. But it would be an Englishman who would flatter the palates of our jury the most. A 70% bar was the winner - but not just any! The  70 % Lachuá Cacao Guatemala earned CocoCaravan the EuroBean Chocolate of the Year Award 2018!


Winner 2017 - Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii

2017 the hawaiian Chocolate Maker Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii convinced the jury with their 70% Hawaii Island Bar! Only local cocoa from Big Island (the big island of Hawaii) was used, together with local cocoa butter & organic sugar and organic milk powder for the bar. 
The award was accepted by the founder of Mānoa himself - Dylan Butterbaugh!

"What a great event and so happy to be back at the Rochsburg Castle EuroBean Chocolate Festival event. Coolest chocolate festival in the world!" - Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii