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Winning chocolate and chocolate bar 2020

13.03.2020 10:52

Whilst the Radovljica Chocolate Festival won't be going ahead this year, we are pleased to be able to announce this year's winning chocolate and chocolate bar.

The judging of this year's 'Best Chocolate' and 'Best Chocolate Bar' took place at the company Zotter in Austria. Josef Zotter, the owner and founder of the exceptionally successful chocolatier Zotter, as well as Bastjan Puhan, the main technologist at Zotter, judged the entries based on their originality, appearance, taste and technical execution.


Five chocolatiers submitted chocolates and chocolate bars for assessment:

  • Tramontana from Izola with its 'Green fusion' and a chocolate bar with a Refošk wine cream
  • Passero from Tešanovci near Moravske toplice with its Ajdov cvet (buckwheat flower) chocolate and dark chocolate with raspberry and coriander
  • Lucifer from Velenje with its 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' chocolate and 'Satisfaction' chocolate bar
  • VR Chocoart from Pula in Croatia with its 'Coffe drink' chocolate and Teran wine chocolate
  • Cukrček from Ljubljana with its 'Hrustljavček medenjavček' (crunchy honeybread) chocolate, and strawberries in champagne chocolate

In their final evaluation, Zotter and Puhan praised the efforts and hard work of the chocolatiers, whilst the famous chocolatier also gave concrete advice to the chocolatiers on how to improve their chocolate products. Josef Zotter also showed his readiness to cooperate in such a manner in the future, since he is aware of the meaning of raising the quality of chocolates and chocolate bars and is also prepared to help Slovenian chocolatiers in this respect.


The three winning chocolates are:

  • 1st place: Green fusion (Tramontana)
  • 2nd place: Bitter Sweet Symphony (Lucifer)
  • 3rd place: Ajdov cvet (Passero)


The three best chocolate bars are:

  • 1st place: Refošk wine chocolate bar (Tramontana)
  • 2nd place: Satisfaction (Lucifer)
  • 3rd place: Dark chocolate with raspberry and coriander (Passero)


You will have a chance to taste and buy the winning chocolates and chocolate bars at the next Radovljica Chocolate Festival, which will take place from 16-18 April 2021.


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09.04.2020 09:48
Recipes for chocolate desserts

Unfortunately this year's Radovljica Chocolate Festival has been cancelled, however, that doesn't mean we have to go without chocolate. Below you can find some chocolate recipes that you can make at home, which have been provided by chefs from Taste Radol'ca restaurants.

13.03.2020 10:24

In light of the current situation, the Radovljica Public Institute for Tourism and Culture has taken the decision to cancel this year's Radovljica Chocolate Festival, which was due to take place from 17-19 April 2020.

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