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Canadian National Winners – 2014

October 10, 2014 6:14 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2014 Canadian National Competition for flavoured bars, filled chocolates and spreads, which was judged at Vancouver Community College – Baking & Pastry Arts Department, Vancouver, Canada 5 – 8 October 2014. The winners were announced at the prize ceremony held at Xoxolat, Vancouver on 9 October 2014. Grand Jury Finalists are listed here.

The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate.

International judges

The judges were drawn from experts, food journalists, sommeliers and pastry chefs from Canada and members of our permanent international Grand Jury. A list of the judges who attended the competition and profiles of each of the Grand Jurors for the 2014 Canadian competition can be found here.

Prizes

The entry categories include flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. All judging is anonymised, included at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting.

This year’s competition saw inventive use of savoury flavours alongside solid classics, with the winners including many world-class products from established companies and strong development from recent newcomers.

A full list of the products that made it to the Grand Jury round will be published in the next few days.


The Winners of the 2014 Canadian National Competition Competition are:

(All Gold, Silver and Bronze winners qualify for the World Final.)

Bars – Dark chocolate bars flavoured with an infusion or flavouring

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Rose Mint

SILVER: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker – Fleur de Sel

Bars – Dark chocolate bars flavoured with inclusions or pieces

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Spicy Hibiscus

BRONZE: Cococo Chocolatiers – Habanero Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar

Bars – Flavoured dark chocolate bars with a filling

BRONZE: Miss Chocolat – Orange Caramel Chocolate Bar

Bars – Milk chocolate bars flavoured with an infusion or flavouring

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Honey Rosemary

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Orange Geranium

Bars – Milk chocolate bars flavoured with inclusions or pieces

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Carrot Cake

BRONZE: The Violet Chocolate Company – Strawberry Basil

Bars – Flavoured white chocolate

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Lemon Dill

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Pumpkin Chai

SILVER: Gusto Chocolates – Artisan Bark – Dolce Vita

BRONZE: The Violet Chocolate Company – The Mediterranean

BRONZE: Cococo Chocolatiers – Good Clean Fun Bar, Saskatoon Blueberry White

Unflavoured dark ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Palet Or Chuao

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Dominican Domain

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Pure Nacional

Flavoured dark ganaches and truffles

GOLD: BETA5 – Fisherman’s Friend

SILVER: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Le Bilboquet

SILVER: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Framboisier

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Raspberry Noir

Dark – Nut based pralines and gianduja, enrobed whole nuts

GOLD: BETA5 – Rosemary Caramel

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Almond Coconut Praline

Dark – Caramels

GOLD: Temper Chocolate and Pastry – Caramel Salty ball

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Salted Caramel

Dark fruit pastes, jellies/gelée, enrobed whole fruits, liquid centres with alcohol and fondants

GOLD: Cococo Chocolatiers – Apricot Jelly and Lavender

Milk – Ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Cococo Chocolatiers – Nutmeg Orange

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Caramelized Onion

SILVER: Cococo Chocolatiers – Honey Anise

Ganaches and truffles with mixed dark/milk/white for coating and fillings

GOLD: BETA5 – Yuzu Curd

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Passion Paradou

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Teaism

SILVER: BETA5 – Rhubarb Crumble

BRONZE: Temper Chocolate and Pastry – Creamsicle

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections – Butter Popcorn

White – Ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie – Bonbons Ananas Avocat

SILVER: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Le Manon

Milk – Nut based pralines

GOLD: BETA5 – Carrot Cake

SILVER: BETA5 – Tropical Crunch

BRONZE: BETA5 – Sparkling Praline

Milk – Caramels

GOLD: Cococo Chocolatiers – Sea Salt Caramel in Milk Chocolate


Note: only judged categories with winners are listed.



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