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Canadian Chocolatier Competition 2018 – Grand Jury Finalists

October 15, 2018 11:48 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the Canadian Chocolatier Competition which was held on 13 – 14 October in Toronto.

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.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and two days of Main round judging. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry will receive a prize.

The 2018 Canadian Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Centre and Main Chocolate Co. (Canada) – Blackcurrant

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

David H. Chow Chocolates & Confections (Canada) – Black Currant, Lavender, Earl Grey Bar

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

David H. Chow Chocolates & Confections (Canada) – Thai Peanut Butter Bar

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Centre and Main Chocolate Co. (Canada) – Blood Orange Rosemary

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Karat chocolate (Canada) – Maple pecan
ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Ltd. (Canada) – Pumpkin Spice Milk Chocolate Tablet
ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Ltd. (Canada) – Fanciful Milk Tablet
David H. Chow Chocolates & Confections (Canada) – Rosemary, Buckwheat Honey Toffee, Sea Salt Bar
Centre and Main Chocolate Co. (Canada) – Affogato

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Galerie Au Chocolat (Canada) – Matcha Green Tea White Chocolate – Galerie Au Chocolat
Centre and Main Chocolate Co. (Canada) – Saffron Strawberry Rhubarb

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Solasta Chocolate (Canada) – Lemon, Lavender and Pink Peppercorn
ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Ltd. (Canada) – Whimsical White Tablet


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Pure Nacional

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Karat chocolate (Canada) – Okanagan cherry
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Raspberry Noir
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Herbsaint
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Chili Diablo
The Chocolate Lab (Canada) – Olde Fashioned
The Chocolate Lab (Canada) – Midnight Special
Seed Confections (Canada) – Peach Iced Tea
ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Ltd. (Canada) – Cranberry & Yogurt Ganache
BETA5 (Canada) – Mandarin
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Surette Truffle

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

The Chocolate Lab (Canada) – Shichimi

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

The Chocolate Lab (Canada) – May Flowers
The Chocolate Lab (Canada) – Strawberry Lemonade

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

Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Passion Fruit and St. Germain
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Passion Kalamansi
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Lime
Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Teaism
The Chocolate Lab (Canada) – The King & I
Seed Confections (Canada) – Passion fruit cashew crunch
Seed Confections (Canada) – Cranberry Sage
Inspiration Chocolates (Canada) – Spumoni
Succulent Chocolates and Sweets (Canada) – Espresso Bean Bonbon
BETA5 (Canada) – Greenpoint
BETA5 (Canada) – Negroni
BETA5 (Canada) – Mint Julep
BETA5 (Canada) – Tequila Sunrise
BETA5 (Canada) – Dark + Stormy
BETA5 (Canada) – Gingerbread
BETA5 (Canada) – Matcha – Yuzu
Soma Chocolatemaker (Canada) – Black Forest Truffle


Nuts

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

BETA5 (Canada) – Sesame Crunch


Caramels

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Karat chocolate (Canada) – Apple cider caramel


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates (Canada) – Orange Grove