Awards

INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE AWARDS

To date Pacari has won over 300 international chocolate awards. This is because Pacari prioritises taste above all else and so only uses the finest Ecuadorian Cacao beans. Our chocolate is made from Arriba Nacional cacao beans. Known as “Fino de Aroma’ these beans are known for their rich, full taste and their fruity and floral notes.

Read more about how the International Chocolates works from here International Chocolate Awards explained

 

Please find a list of the awards won by Pacari here below. 

 

2018 - World Final

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – La Cumbia 70%

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) - Raw 85% with coconut sugar 
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%
Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint 
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cardamom
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Rose
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Jasmine
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Allspice

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Coffee
Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)– Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana


Special awards
Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)– Raw 85% with coconut sugar

 

2018 – Americas Competition Winners, September

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabi 65%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – La Cumbia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
BRONE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%

High % plain/origin dark chocolates bars (85% and over)
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 85% with coconut sugar 
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Rose
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Jasmine
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Allspice
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cardamom
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Orange
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)–  Passion Fruit

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Coffee
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cuzco Pink Salt and Nibs
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Ginger and Chia
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Goldenberry 
Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Goldenberry
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered  Cacao Nibs
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cocoa Cacao Beans Natural
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) –  Cocoa Cacao Beans Ginger

National awards
Given to Grand Jury finalists when there are 10 or more entries from one country in a category
Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
GOLD – Ecuador: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – La Cumbia 70%
 

2017 – World Final

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)  – Tutu Iku 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – LaCumbia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Ríos 72%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Piura 70%
High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%</strong

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cardamom
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Merken
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Goldenberry
Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)– Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Goldenberry

Special awards
Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria
Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)– Los Ríos 72%

 

2017 – Americas Competition Winners, June

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – LaCumbia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Ríos 72%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Piura 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tutu Iku 70%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Rose
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Guayusa
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Merken
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Orange
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)– Sweet Pepper / Allspice
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cardamom

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Blueberry 60%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Coffee
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Goldenberry

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Goldenberry
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cocoa Cacao Beans Natural
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Special awards
Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria
Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

GOLDGrowing Country: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%
GOLDOrganic: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%

 

2016 – World Final, October

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador)  – Tutu Iku 70%
Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Rose
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass

Special awards
Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria
GOLD – Growing Country: Pacari Chocolate – Tutu Iku 70%

 

2016 – Round Americas – Asia, May 

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%

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Guayusa
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: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Chia & Ginger
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Coffee

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

Special awards
Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria
Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
GOLD – Growing Country: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%
GOLD – Organic: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%

World Regional awards
Given to Grand Jury finalists when there are 10 or more entries from one World

Region in a category
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%

National awards
Given to Grand Jury finalists when there are 10 or more entries from one country in a category

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

 

2015 – World Final, October

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lacumbia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Geranium

Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream
Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Chocolate Covered Banana

Special awards
Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
GOLDGrowing Country: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
GOLD – Organic: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 70%

 

2015 – Americas Round, June  

Bars- Plain/origin dark chocolate
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lacumbia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Geranium
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lemongrass

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Cuzco Salt and Cacao Nibs
Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Chocolate Covered Cacao Beans Natural
Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Chocolate Covered Banana

Special awards
Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars
GOLD: Directly Traded: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
GOLD: Growing Country: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
GOLD: Organic: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%

 

2014 – World Final, November

*Bars – dark plain/origin bars
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Piura – Quemazon 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – La Cumbia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%

*Special category awards – Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria
Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
GOLD – Chocolate Maker
GOLD – Growing Country
GOLD – Organic
GOLD – Directly Traded

*Bars – high percentage dark plain/origin bars
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 85%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%

*Bars – dark chocolate bars flavoured with an infusion or flavouring
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Pacari Andean Lemon Verbena Chocolate Bar

*Bars – dark chocolate bars flavoured with inclusions or pieces
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Pacari Pink Cuzco Salt & Cacao Nibs Chocolate bar
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Pacari Coffee chocolate bar

 

2014 – Americas Round, October 

*Bars – Dark plain/origin bars
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Piura 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lacumbia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Nube 70%
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Garua 70%

*Special category awards
GOLD – Chocolate Maker: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%
GOLD – Growing Country: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%
GOLD – Organic: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%
GOLD – Directly Traded: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%

*Bars – High Percentage Dark plain/origin bars
SILVER: Pacari (Ecuador) – Raw 85%
BRONZE: Pacari (Ecuador) – Raw 100%
Bars – Dark flavoured with an infusion or flavouring
GOLD : Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Lemon Verbena
SILVER : Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Andean Mint

*Bars – Dark  flavoured with inclusions or pieces
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 70% Passion Fruit
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Coffee
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Pink Cuzco Salt & Cacao Nibs
BRONZE: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 60% Passion Fruit

 

2013 – World Final, October 

*Plain & origin dark bars
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate for Piura Quemazon 70% cacao
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate for Raw 70% cacao

*Special Awards
GOLD – Chocolate Maker: Pacari Chocolate for Piura Quemazon 70% cacao
GOLD – Growing Country Chocolate: Pacari Chocolate for Piura Quemazon 70% cacao
GOLD – Directly Traded Cacao: Pacari Chocolate for Piura Quemazon 70% cacao
GOLD – Organic: Pacari Chocolate for Piura Quemazon 70% cacao

 

2013 – Americas Round, October 

GOLD: Chocolate Maker – Pacari Chocolate
GOLD: Growing Country Producer – Pacari Chocolate
GOLD: Organic Chocolate – Pacari Chocolate
GOLD: Directly Sourced Cacao – Pacari Chocolate
GOLD: Origen Dark Chocolate – Pacari Raw 70% Cacao
GOLD: Flavored Dark Bars – Pacari 60% with Lemongrass
GOLD: Plain and Dark Origen Bars – Pacari Raw 70% Cacao
SILVER: Plain and Dark Origen Bars – Pacari Guayacán 70%
SILVER: Plain and Dark Origen Bars – Pacari Piura-Quemazon 70%

 

2012 – World Final, October 

GOLD: Pacari 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic
GOLD: Pacari 60% with Lemongrass
GOLD: Chocolate Maker: 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic
GOLD: Growing Country Chocolate: 70% Raw Organic Biodynamic
GOLD: Directly Traded Cacao: 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic
GOLD: Organic: 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic
GOLD: Best Cacao Source: Piura-Quemazon
SILVER: Pacari 70% Piura-Quemazon
SILVER: Pacari Raw 70% Chocolate Bar with Salt and Cacao Nibs – Organic and Biodynamic
SILVER: Pacari Raw 70% Chocolate Bar with Maca – Organic and Biodynamic

 

2012 – Americas Round, September 

GOLD: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Piura-Quemazon
GOLD: Chocolate Maker: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Piura-Quemazon
GOLD: Growing Country Chocolate: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Nube
GOLD: Directly Traded Cacao: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Piura-Quemazon
GOLD: Organic: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Piura-Quemazon
GOLD: ECUADOR: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Nube
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – Pacari 60% with Lemongrass
GOLD: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – Organic and Biodynamic Chocolate Covered Goldenberries
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Nube
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – 70% Raw
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – Raw 70% Chocolate Bar with Salt and Cacao Nibs
SILVER: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador – Raw 70% Chocolate Bar with Maca

THE NORTWEST CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL (September 2012)
SILVER: Organic Manabi 65% Single Origin Chocolate Bar

 

GREAT TASTE AWARDS

2017

1 STAR: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador -  Los Ríos 72%

1 STAR: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador -  Merken, Chile

2016

1 STAR: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador -  Esmeraldas 60%

 

SUBLIME GOOD BRAND AWARDS

2016

GOOD BRAND AWARD: Pacari Chocolate, Ecuador