Registration for the AVPA: 1st International Contest “Chocolates Processed at Origin” is open.

AVPA is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), mainly composed of global producers. Their objective is to promote agricultural producers who are too often forgotten in the midst of mass marketing.

The organisation has held international contests for 18 years for exceptional products made in origin countries for roasted coffee. teas and vegetable oils.

This year, AVPA has decided to offer chocolate makers in cocoa-producing countries a platform to compete at the first international ‘Chocolates processed at Origin’ competition. 

The international contest is reserved for chocolate makers or their groups (cooperatives, Protected Origin Names) for which AVPA will propose a richer classification than the usual classifications in order to allow the expression of all tastes found in chocolate makers in cocoa-producing countries.


  • Dark Chocolate bars with a minimum of 65% cocoa content
  • Dark, white or milk chocolate in a solid format
  • Confectionery (i.e Candies or filled chocolate bars)
  • Cocoa derived products (i.e) Grilled/caramelised and can include other ingredients such as fruits/flavours)


  • See where your products stand in comparison with other producers
  • Obtain global recognition
  • Receive impartial review on product acceptance in the French and European market
  • Increase sales in the European and international markets

The competition is judged by a panel of chocolate sensory and analysis experts and personalities from around the world.

They will judge each chocolate according to its allocated category, and the best products in each category will receive the title of “Gourmet Product AVPA 2021”, and ranked Gold, Silver and Bronze. Winning producers will earn the right to display its medal on their packaging.

If you want to attend, you can register here.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in June 2021 in Paris, France.

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