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Canadian National Competition 2016 Winners

September 21, 2016 1:15 pm by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

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The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Fifth Canadian National Competition, which was held from 17 – 20 September 2016 in Toronto, Ontario at the Design Exchange.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of chocolate experts, pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs, as well as members of our Grand Jury panel who oversaw the competition.

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Prizes

The categories judged included 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, including at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – “Sapin” Wild Harvest Bolivie 70%
Silver: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Swirl
Silver: Monarch Chocolates  (Canada) – Orange and clove
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Stratus Bar
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Fleur de Sel
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – PB & Joy

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – “Éclats de miel” Marañòn Pérou 70%
Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Honey Lavender
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Coffee & Cocoa Nibs
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Pumpkin Spice Latte
Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Alaea Mint
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Toffee & Nib
Bronze: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Raspberry Honey

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Honey Rosemary
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Moroccan Spice
Bronze: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – London Fog

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Strawberry Basil

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – The James
Silver: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Pure
Silver: David H. Chow Chocolates & Confections  (Canada) – Roasted white chocolate bar with honey toffee, fennel pollen & sea salt
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Raspberry Bar
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Chamomile Mint
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Gingersnap Cookie
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Pumpkin Chai
Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Dill Fusion
Bronze: Shoko Chocolates  (Canada) – Matcha Bar


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Pure Nacional
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – La Quemazon

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Bee Pollen Gianduja
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Peach Magnolia
Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Raspberry Noir
Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Torque
Bronze: Chocolates X Brandon Olsen  (Canada) – Orange Blossom, Honey
Bronze: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – L.L. Dean

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Japanese Curry
Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Coconut

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Lychee Rosé
Silver: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Lemon Yuzu Passion
Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Matcha Citrus

Ganaches or truffles using mixed dark/milk/white for coating and fillings

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Birch Blackstrap Truffle
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Roasted Twig Truffle
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Thai Stick
Silver: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Starry Night
Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Thai Mango


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: BETA5  (Canada) – Sparkling Raspberry
Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Tropical Crunch

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Almond Coconut Praline

Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Gianduja


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Dark Salted Butter Caramel
Silver: Gem Chocolates  (Canada) – Rosie Salted Caramels

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Maple Buttertart


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Bronze: Inspiration Chocolates  (Canada) – Maple Walnut Supreme


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Majoun – Hazelnut



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