Canadian Craft Chocolatier Competition 2021-22 – Grand Jury Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2021 Canadian Craft Chocolatier Competition, which was judged in November 2021.


The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, having scored at least 80/100, which is the score from which products are considered to have fine flavor quality and be free of major defects. The scores are finalised by the Grand Jury, who may consider and review products where there is not a high level of agreement by the main judging panel.


While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, not all Finalists will receive a prize. Prizes are awarded according to standard benchmark scores for each medal, which may be varied according to the category, local conditions and statistical analysis of the judging scores.


Scores are made public for the Finalists only, scores are not shown for entries that did not achieve a Finalist level to maintain entrant confidentiality.

The scores are calculated using the IICCT Flavor Profiling system and are weighted to match recognised coffee scores, where speciality coffee would begin with a minimum score of 80/100 and upwards.

The 2021-22 Canadian Craft Chocolatier Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Guild Chocolates (Canada) - Dark Milk Gesha (85.14) Guild Chocolates (Canada) - Peru x 2 (83.52) Guild Chocolates (Canada) - Bolivia x 2 (81.98)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Etat de Choc (Canada) - Jaguar & Érable (80.52)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Etat de Choc (Canada) - Nougatine amande & Citron (92.93)

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Guild Chocolates (Canada) - Strawberry Rhubarb (83.59)

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Karat Chocolate (Canada) - Oatmeal Cookie Bar (91.34)

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Mellis Chocolate (Canada) - Apple Pie (92.82)

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Guild Chocolates (Canada) - Graceland (85.88) Guild Chocolates (Canada) - Strawberry, Lemon, Basil (85.53) Guild Chocolates (Canada) - Hickory Praline + Pear (81.53)


Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Allo Simonne (Canada) - Barre a croquer - 02 (88.49) Allo Simonne (Canada) - Barre a croquer - 03 (85.72)

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Jacobean Craft Chocolate (Canada) - Gingerbread Spice Almonds (82.28)


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Hummingbird Chocolate Maker (Canada) - Vodkow Caramels (87.18)

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Mellis Chocolate (Canada) - Banana Caramel (82.28)


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Allo Simonne (Canada) - Hazelnut & Jaguar Chocolate (89.58) Allo Simonne (Canada) - Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate (88.53) Allo Simonne (Canada) - Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate and Buckweat (86.25) Allo Simonne (Canada) - Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate and Maple (82.87)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Allo Simonne (Canada) - Hazelnut & Milk Chocolate (85.09)