Awards & Industry Recognition

At Gem Chocolates, the best accolades are hearing and seeing how our customers enjoy our chocolates, a return visit from a customer, and receiving a customer referral. We pride ourselves in making the best chocolates we can...to tantalize your tastebuds.

As a young company, we strive to constantly improve. We challenge ourselves by entering competitions for critical feedback from our peers, food journalists and critics. We are very pleased some of the results with you:

The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America 2017:

 

  • Four Star Awards 

Canadian National Chocolate Competition, 2016

  • Silver, Caramels - Salted Rosemary Caramel

The International Chocolate Salon, 2016 Caramel Awards

  • Silver - Rosie (Best Ingredient Combinations)
  • Silver - Beat-It! (Best Exterior Design)
  • Silver - Rosie (Best Taste)
  • Bronze - Beat-It! (Best Taste)
  • Silver - Rosie (Most Unique)
  • Bronze - Beat-It! (Most Unique)
  • Silver - Best Packaging
  • Bronze - Rosie (Best Overall Chocolate Artistry)

The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America 2016:

  • Four Star Awards 

2015 International Chocolate Awards (Canada):

  • Gold: Lime Chili Caramel 
  • Silver: Gold Rush 
  • Bronze: Cézanne Pear 

The International Chocolate Salon (USA):

The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America 2015

 

  • Three Star Awards 

Top Luxury Caramel Awards 2015

  • Silver - Best Packaging 
  • Bronze - Most Unique (JB Lime & Chili) 
  • Bronze - Best Taste (JB Lime & Chili) 
  • Bronze - Best Ingredient Combinations (JB Lime & Chili) 
  • Honorable Mention - Best Overall Chocolate Artistry

Top Chocolate Bar Awards 2015

  • Silver – Best Mixed Chocolate Bar (Lost & Found with crushed cocoa beans) 
  • Silver – Best Texture 
  • Silver – Best Graphic Design 
  • Bronze – Top Chocolate Bar 
  • Bronze - Best Taste

 

Top Luxury Caramel Awards 2014

  • Gold – Best Exterior Design (Pepper Spray) 
  • Gold - Best Packaging 
  • Bronze - Most Unique (Pepper Spray) 
  • Honorable Mention - Most Unique (Ginger Soft Chew)
  • Honorable Mention - Best Overall Chocolate Artistry

 

The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America 2014

  • Four Star Awards 

 

Top Truffle Artistry Awards 2013

  • Bronze – Best Ingredient Combinations 
  • Bronze – Best Texture (Sakura) 
  • Bronze – Best Texture (Matcha) 
  • Bronze – Best Use of Color 

 

Top Chocolate Bar Awards 2013

  • Gold – Best Dark Chocolate Bar 
  • Gold – Best Taste 
  • Gold – Best Texture 
  • Silver – Top Chocolate Bar 

 

The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America 2013

  • Four Star Awards 

 

Top Luxury Caramel Awards 2012

  • Gold – Best Packaging 
  • Bronze – Best Taste 
  • Bronze – Best Texture 

 

The Chicago Luxury Chocolate Salon 2011

  • Gold – Best Presentation & Packaging 
  • Silver – Best Milk Chocolate 
  • Silver – Most Artistic Designs 
  • Silver – Best Gift Set 
  • Silver – Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience 
  • Silver – Best Organic or Fair Trade Products 
  • Bronze – Best in Salon 
  • Bronze – Best Truffle 
  • Bronze – Most Delicious Ingredient Combinations 

 

International Chocolate Awards (Canada):

Canadian National Competition 2012

  • Silver – Filled Chocolates Flavoured Dark Ganaches & Truffles 
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