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Canadian chocolatiers compete at International Chocolate Awards


October 10, 2014
By Bakers Journal

Oct. 10, 2014, Vancouver – Beta5 Chocolates, Christophe Morel and The
Violet Chocolate Company
were among winners of
the recent International Chocolate Awards 2014 Canadian national competition.

Oct. 10, 2014, Vancouver – Beta5 Chocolates, Christophe Morel and The
Violet Chocolate Company
were among winners of
the recent International Chocolate Awards 2014 Canadian national competition. 

 

The competition saw strong repeat performances from Vancouver’s Beta5 Chocolates and Montreal’s Christophe Morel. Two Edmonton companies, The Violet Chocolate Company and Sweet Lollapalooza, won medals in several categories.

The
Violet Chocolate Company picked up a gold medal for its rosemary-honey bar.
Similarly, Christophe Morel’s Palet Or held onto its gold-medal status
for the third year in a row. And on the heels of its gold-medal win at
the 2013 World Finals, Beta5 Chocolates’ Fisherman’s Friend garnered a gold at this year’s Canadian competition.

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The competition welcomed new companies to the awards podium, including Vancouver’s Temper Chocolate & Pastry, Edmonton’s Cococo Chocolatiers, Gusto Chocolate from Maple Ridge, B.C., Miss Chocolat from Hull, Que., and Hummingbird Chocolate from Mississippi Mills, Ont.

This
year’s competition was marked by flavours that veered into savoury
territory, such as lemon-dill, honey-roasted carrot, and habanero salt.
Christophe Morel’s “Le Bilboquet” beer ganache with barley praline was a
favourite with the judges, and Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie impressed many with their Bonbons Ananas Avocat, which included an unusual pineapple-avocado ganache.

Well-executed
classics won their share of medals, like Cococo Chocolatier’s milk
chocolate caramel and Hummingbird Chocolate’s Dominican Republic bar
with Vancouver Island sea salt. 

 The full list of winners:

Bars – Dark chocolate
bars flavoured with an infusion or flavouring

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Rose Mint

SILVER: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker – Fleur de Sel

Bars – Dark chocolate
bars flavoured with inclusions or pieces

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Spicy Hibiscus

BRONZE: Cococo Chocolatiers – Habanero Sea Salt Dark
Chocolate Bar

Bars – Flavoured dark
chocolate bars with a filling

BRONZE: Miss Chocolat – Orange Caramel Chocolate Bar

Bars – Milk chocolate
bars flavoured with an infusion or flavouring

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Honey Rosemary

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Orange Geranium

Bars – Milk chocolate
bars flavoured with inclusions or pieces

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Carrot Cake

BRONZE: The Violet Chocolate Company – Strawberry Basil

Bars – Flavoured
white chocolate

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company – Lemon Dill

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Pumpkin Chai

SILVER: Gusto Chocolates – Artisan Bark – Dolce Vita

BRONZE: The Violet Chocolate Company – The Mediterranean

BRONZE: Cococo Chocolatiers – Good Clean Fun Bar, Saskatoon
Blueberry White

Unflavoured dark
ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Palet Or Chuao

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Dominican Domain

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Pure Nacional

Flavoured dark
ganaches and truffles

GOLD: BETA5 – Fisherman’s Friend

SILVER: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Le Bilboquet

SILVER: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Framboisier

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Raspberry Noir

Dark – Nut based
pralines and gianduja, enrobed whole nuts

GOLD: BETA5 – Rosemary Caramel

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Almond Coconut Praline

Dark – Caramels

GOLD: Temper Chocolate and Pastry – Caramel Salty Ball

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Salted Caramel

Dark fruit pastes,
jellies, whole fruits, alcohol centres or fondants

GOLD: Cococo Chocolatiers – Apricot Jelly and Lavender

Milk – Ganaches and
truffles

GOLD: Cococo Chocolatiers – Nutmeg Orange

SILVER: The Violet Chocolate Company – Caramelized Onion

SILVER: Cococo Chocolatiers – Honey Anise

White – Flavoured
filled chocolates

GOLD: Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie – Bonbons
Ananas Avocat

SILVER: Christophe Morel Chocolatier – Le Manon

Ganaches and truffles
with mixed dark/milk/white coating & fillings

GOLD: BETA5 – Yuzu Curd

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Passion Paradou

SILVER: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Teaism

SILVER: BETA5 – Rhubarb Crumble

BRONZE: Temper Chocolate and Pastry – Creamsicle

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections
– Butter Popcorn

Milk – Nut based
pralines

GOLD: BETA5 – Carrot Cake

SILVER: BETA5 – Tropical Crunch

BRONZE: BETA5 – Sparkling Praline

Milk – Caramels

GOLD: Cococo Chocolatiers – Sea Salt Caramel in Milk
Chocolate

The Canadian winners
are invited to enter the world finals held Nov. 4-6 in London, U.K.,
where they will compete against the best from the European and Americas semi-final rounds, held in Florence, Italy, and New York, and regional
competitions held in Scandinavia and Germany/Austria/Switzerland.