Canadian National Competition 2015 Winners

October 1, 2015 8:10 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 held from 25 – 27 September 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. After three very successful years in Vancouver, this is the first time the Canadian competition has moved to another vibrant region of the country known for its growing fine chocolate scene.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of 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.

Awards are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize. In view of identical scores at the Grand Jury round for the top two entries in the “Flavoutruffles chocolate ganaches or truffles” category, two Golds were awarded at the Grand Jury’s discretion.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Rose Mint
Silver: Hof Chocolate  (Canada) – Rose & Lemon
Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Fleur de Sel 70%
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – PB & Joy

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Taco
Silver: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Oregano Fusion Tablette
Silver: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Vietnam 72% “La batch boucane avec piments et sel de mer”
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Coffee & Cocoa Nibs
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Spicy Hibiscus
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Tandoori Masala
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Honey Lavender
Bronze: organicfair  (Canada) – Little Italy organic dark chocolate bar

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Honey Rosemary
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Herbes de Provence
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Moroccan Spice

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Birthday Cake
Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Milk Chocolate – Nibs – Sea Salt

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Pumpkin Chai
Silver: The Violet Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Lemon Dill


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: BETA5  (Canada) – Absinthe
Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Peach Magnolia
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Porcini
Silver: Gem Chocolates  (Canada) – Gold Rush
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Fig Balsamic Truffle

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Earl Grey Tea
Bronze: Inspiration Chocolates  (Canada) – Monkey’s Lunch – PBB
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Garam Masala Truffle

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

Gold: Succulent Chocolates and Sweets  (Canada) – Raspberry Bonbon
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Celery – Peanut
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Cucumber – Mint
Silver: Old Firehall Confectionery  (Canada) – Passion Fruit Lavender Truffle
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Thai Stick
Silver: Succulent Chocolates and Sweets  (Canada) – Pumpkin Spice Bonbon
Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Mint
Bronze: Gem Chocolates  (Canada) – Cézanne Pear
Bronze: Succulent Chocolates and Sweets  (Canada) – The Crunchy Apple Bonbon


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: BETA5  (Canada) – Raspberry – Rose
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Roasted Beet – Ginger

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: BETA5  (Canada) – Sesame – Sriracha
Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Pumpkin
Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Hibiscus – Pistachio
Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Salted Peanut Butter Cup


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Gem Chocolates  (Canada) – Lime Chili Caramel
Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Chocolate Caramel with Thai Ginger