[Pictured above: cocoa beans at East Van Roasters]

 

Last month at the International Chocolate Awards, Canadian bean-to-bar chocolate artisans saw victory after victory in all categories of competition. 


Today we’re celebrating our favourite Canadian bean-to-bar champions - including the bean-to-bar artisans we work with on our Vancouver gift baskets, Toronto gift baskets, and Canada Gift Baskets. Check out the list below (in alphabetical order), and feel free to print & take shopping with you the next time you need a chocolate fix!



Avanaa, Montreal, QC

Photo Credit: Avanaa

 

Bar: Tumaco 70%

Award: Bronze, Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Cafė

Award: Bronze, Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring



ChocoSol Traders, Toronto, ON

Photo Credit: ChocoSol Traders

 

Bar: Jaguar Pure – Vegan Milk Chocolate

Awards: 

  • Gold, Special Awards - Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

  • Bronze, Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring 


Bar: Jaguar Swirl

Awards:

  • Bronze, Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring


Bar: Jaguar Crunch

Awards:

  • Bronze, White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

 

East Van Roasters, Vancouver, BC


 

Bar: Lachua, Guatemala 70%

Award: Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Pangoa, Peru 70%

Award: Bronze, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

 

Find East Van Roasters in our Vancouver Gift Baskets.

 

Hummingbird Chocolate, Almonte, ON

Photo Credit: Hummingbird Chococolate

 

Bar: Reserva Zorzal 70%

Award: Bronze, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Tumaco 70%

Award: Bronze, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Tumaco Dark Milk

Award: Bronze, Plain/origin milk chocolate bars


Bar: Toffee Nib

Award: Silver, Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

 

Jacek Chocolate Couture, Edmonton, AB

Photo Credit: Jack

 

Bar: Colombia 70%

Award: Bronze, Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

 

Find Jacek chocolate in our Canada Gift Baskets.

 

Kin + Pod Chocolate, Calgary, AB

Photo Credit: Kin + Pod

 

Bar: 70% Tumaco Colombia

Award: Bronze, Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: 60% Rosso Espresso Bar

Award: Bronze, Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

 

Find Kin + Pod chocolate in our Canada Gift Baskets.

 

Palette de Bine, Mont-Tremblant, QC

Photo Credit: Palette de Bine

 

Bar: Bines à l’érable Guatemala Polochic 72%

Awards:

  • Gold - Alternate Sugars, Special Awards - Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

  • Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: La Reunion Trinidad 70%

Award: Gold, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Haïti Pisa 70%

Award: Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Santa Maria Estate Trinidad 70%

Award: Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

 

Sirene, Victoria, BC

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Bar: Kokoa Kamili 100%

Awards:

  • Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

  • Silver, Special Awards - Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Ch’abil

Awards:

  • Silver, Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

  • Special Awards - Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces


Bar: Rio Jari

Award: Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Lachua Dark Milk

Award: Bronze, Plain/origin milk chocolate bars


Soma, Toronto, ON

Photo Credit: Soma

 

Bar: Mango Lassi

Award:

  • Gold, Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

  • Special – Ground-in: White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

  • Special – Innovation: White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring


Bar: Mango Chilli

Awards:

  • Gold, White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

  • Special – Ground-in: White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring


Bar: Guasare

Awards:

  • Gold - Canadian, National Awards: Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

  • Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Ucayali

Award: Silver, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Raspberry

Award: Silver, Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces


Bar: Bejofo

Award: Bronze, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars


Bar: Hacienda Victoria

Award: Bronze, Plain/origin dark chocolate bars