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.


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.



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)

Repen met toegevoegde smaak

Donkere chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

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 (**)

Donkere chocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

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

Grof gemalen donkere chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

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

Melk chocoladerepen met een infusie of aroma

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

Melkchocoladerepen met insluitsels of stukjes

Gold: BETA5  (Canada) – Raspberry + Licorice

Silver: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – ‘racha peanut

Silver: Hailed Chocolate  (Canada) – Hailed Milk Chocolate Almonds

Bronze: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Hazelnut

Witte chocoladerepen met toegevoegde smaak

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 en truffels

Donkere chocolade ganaches of truffels zonder toegevoegde smaak

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

Ganaches of truffels van donkere chocolade met toegevoegde smaak

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

Ganaches of truffels van melkchocolade

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

Ganaches of truffels van witte chocolade

Gold: The Chocolate Lab  (Canada) – Orange Dreamsicle

Bronze: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – P & S Latte

Ganaches of truffels met een coating of vulling van gemengde donkere/melk/witte chocolade

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


Pralines op basis van noten met melkchocolade

Gold: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Almond coconut praline

Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Sparkling Praline

Gianduiotto of cremino van melkchocolade

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


Karamel omhuld met donkere chocolade

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

Karamel omhuld met melkchocolade

Gold: cōchu chocolatier  (Canada) – Ginger Caramel

Overige – fruit/suiker/boter/crème

Donkere chocolade gevuld met een zachte gelei/pasta van fruit

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


Donkere chocoladepasta (geen melkpoeder)

Silver: Allo Simonne  (Canada) – Allo, Simonne!

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

Bronze: East Van Roasters  (Canada) – Chocolate Nut Butter (**)


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

(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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

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.