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Canadian 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

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Japanese Curry

Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Coconut

Flavoured 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

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

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/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Bronze: Inspiration Chocolates  (Canada) – Maple Walnut Supreme


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Majoun – Hazelnut


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.