Local Vancouver maker wins big at International Chocolate Awards

Nov 26 2019, 12:02 pm

We always had a hunch that Vancouver’s local chocolate scene was medal-worthy, but now we know for sure.

Local purveyor East Van Roasters has won big at the 2019 International Chocolate Awards World Final.

The popular bean-to-bar maker, which is owned and operated by the PHS Community Services Society, received two medals at the competition, where submissions from around the globe go through a “rigorous multi-level judging process.”

East Van Roasters won a silver medal for The Cranberry Spruce (pâte de fruit on top of spruce-infused ganache), and it was awarded a bronze medal for the Cardi C (cardamom and coffee-infused ganache with a crunchy feuilletine).


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“Our chocolate is made from bean to bar in a collaborative effort, and all of our recipes are developed by our team, led by our amazing head chocolatier, Gizelle Pare,” explains Shelley Bolton, East Van Roasters manager and chocolate maker. “All of us at East Van Roasters and the PHS are very proud of this achievement.”

If you want to break off a piece of East Van Roaster’s delicious creation, check out where you can purchase the goods or stop into the 319 Carrall Street shop and enjoy!