Canadian Chocolatier Competition 2019 – Winners

September 17, 2019 10:55 am by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the Canadian Chocolatier Competition, which was judged on 14 – 15 October 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.

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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 inclusions or pieces

Gold: Etat de Choc  (Canada) – Mini-Tablette Maïs Piment

Silver: Etat de Choc  (Canada) – Carte Montréal

Silver: Etat de Choc  (Canada) – Mini-Tablette Sapin Érable

Silver: Island Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Honduran 76% single farm dark chocolate (**)

Silver: ONYX Chocolates  (Canada) – Mi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Noodle)

+ Special: Gastronomic

Bronze: Centre and Main Chocolate Co.  (Canada) – Sesame Za’atar Bar

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Centre and Main Chocolate Co.  (Canada) – Turkish Coffee Bar

Silver: CXBO  (Canada) – La Banane Bar

Bronze: Centre and Main Chocolate Co.  (Canada) – Toffee & Potato Chip Bar

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Centre and Main Chocolate Co.  (Canada) – Saffron Bar

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Alicja Confections  (Canada) – Matcha Postcard Chocolate Bar

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Centre and Main Chocolate Co.  (Canada) – Gin & Tonic Bar

+ Special: Innovation

Silver: Centre and Main Chocolate Co.  (Canada) – Tea & Toast Bar

+ Special: Innovation

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Latte Bar

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Pecan Pie Bar

Bronze: Guild Chocolates  (Canada) – Lavender and Candied Lilac Petals Bar

Bronze: ONYX Chocolates  (Canada) – Black Sesame Yuzu


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

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

Silver: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Rio Moho (**)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Raspberry Noir

+ Special: Classic

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Balvenie & Prune

Silver: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Cardi C (**)

Silver: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Cranberry Spruce (**)

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Herbsaint

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Lime

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Orange Grove

+ Special: Classic

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Sakanti Bonbon

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Teaism

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Tonka Bean

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Honey Coffee

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Karē Yuzu

Bronze: Guild Chocolates  (Canada) – Smoked White Chocolate with Lime

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

Silver: Drunken Chocolatier  (Canada) – Elderflower Lime Truffle

Silver: Inspiration Chocolates  (Canada) – Ube Coconut Delight

Bronze: ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Ltd.  (Canada) – Earl Grey Tea

Bronze: CXBO  (Canada) – Butter Pecan

Bronze: Succulent Chocolates and Sweets  (Canada) – Passion Fruit Bonbon


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Hazelnut Caramel (**)

+ Special: Classic

+ Special: Craft

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Hazelnut Crunch

Silver: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Pepita Praline (**)

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Cara Latte Hazelnuts (**)

Bronze: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Chocolate Covered Giant Inca Corn (**)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Half Popped Popcorn Toffee

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Peanut Crunch

Bronze: Island Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Peanut butter supreme

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Pecan Pie Tumbles (**)

Bronze: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – PB&J Malts


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – ButterScotch

Bronze: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Coffee Caramel and Cream

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Silver: Cococo Chocolatiers  (Canada) – Passionfruit Caramel in White Chocolate


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: Etat de Choc  (Canada) – Lingot Tout Érable

Bronze: Island Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Honduran 76% with PEI Raspberry (**)

Bronze: Island Chocolate Company  (Canada) – Lemon Lime


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Noisettes & Chocolat Jaguar

Silver: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate

Silver: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate and Buckweat

Bronze: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate and Coffee