Canadian National Competition – Winners

September 26, 2017 5:10 pm by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

Toronto at dusk

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Canadian National Competition, which was judged on 22 – 25 September in Toronto.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Toronto, joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.

Links

Prizes

The categories judged included flavoured 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.

Awards are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: DesBarres Chocolate  (Canada) – Black Pepper Cardamom (**)
Silver: Cacao 70  (Canada) – Cacao 70 – Jack Bean 70% (**)
Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Érable & Fleur sel de Maras (**)
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Fleur de Sel (**)
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Orange Cardamom (**)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Toffee Nib (**)
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Verdant Force
Silver: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – The Queen (**)
Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – PB & Joy (**)
Silver: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Pérou Marañón 70% “Orange d’Hiver” (**)
Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Peppers’ Dance! (**)
Bronze: CXBO  (Canada) – Raspberry Rose Fennel
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Honey Lavender (**)
Bronze: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Cranberry Pine

Rough ground flavoured dark chocolate bars

Silver: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Swirl (**)

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Cacao 70  (Canada) – Cacao 70 – Chai 45% (**)
Silver: Cacao 70  (Canada) – Cacao 70 – Earl Grey 45% (**)
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Honey Rosemary
Bronze: Hailed Chocolate  (Canada) – Hailed Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: BETA5  (Canada) – Raspberry + Licorice
Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – ‘racha peanut
Silver: Hailed Chocolate  (Canada) – Hailed Milk Chocolate Almonds
Bronze: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Hazelnut

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Raspberry Bar (**)
Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Gingerbread Bar
Silver: Karat chocolate  (Canada) – High tea bar
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Thai Chili bar (**)
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Lemon Espresso
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Pomegranate & Turmeric
Bronze: Hailed Chocolate  (Canada) – Hailed White Chocolate Almonds


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Pure Nacional

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Herbsaint ganache
Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Lime bonbon
Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Raspberry Noir
Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Douglas Fir
Bronze: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Dark Passion

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Gem Chocolates  (Canada) – Lakrids Hallon
Silver: Moroco Chocolat  (Canada) – Miso Brown Sugar Truffle
Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Passionfruit and St. Germaine Caramel
Bronze: Gem Chocolates  (Canada) – Fika

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Orange Dreamsicle
Bronze: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – P & S Latte

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

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Teaism
Silver: Seed Confections  (Canada) – Red Wine Cherry
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Strawberry Rhubarb Truffle
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Yuzu Sake Kazu
Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Matcha green tea bonbon
Silver: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Cuppa Joe
Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Whisky – Hazelnut
Bronze: Inspiration Chocolates  (Canada) – Raspberry Swirl
Bronze: Inspiration Chocolates  (Canada) – Ube Coconut Extraordinaire
Bronze: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Harry’s Day-o


Nuts

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Almond coconut praline
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Sparkling Praline

Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Soma Milk Gianduja (**)


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Blood Orange Caramel
Silver: Gem Chocolates  (Canada) – Toasted Black Sesame Seed Caramel
Silver: Moroco Chocolat  (Canada) – Lime Caramel Bon Bon
Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Salted Butter Caramel

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Ginger Caramel


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – The Orange Grove


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Silver: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Allo, Simonne!
Silver: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Allo, Simonne?
Bronze: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Chocolate Nut Butter (**)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Gold: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Allo, Simonne?

Triple MMM Special Award

A new prize given by our founding partners, Maricel Presilla, Martin Christy and Monica Meschini. The Triple MMM (or Mmm…) prize represents products chosen by the founders because of a personal appreciation of a product tasted during judging. This prize reflects personal enjoyment and recognition of the product awarded and is not based on the competition scores.

2017 Canadian MMM: Gold: ChocoSol Traders  (Canada) – Jaguar Pure (**)

‘Jaguar Pure’ was recognised for creative and technically skilled use of Theobroma bicolor, a botanical relative of the fruit normally used to make chocolate, Theobroma cacao.