AWESOME THING WE ATE #883: The Maple Bacon Chocolate Bar From “Meat & Bread”

January 14, 2013 

There are a lot of bad things in this world that one can easily get addicted to, and then there’s the smoked salt-dusted maple bacon chocolate caramel bar with roasted almond and nougat made by BETA5 for Meat & Bread. We think it’s hands-down the best chocolate bar being made in Canada right now. If it could be chain smoked, we’d buy a pack and light the hell up. | $3


GOODS: Vancouver’s Own BETA5 Named One Of North America’s Top Chocolatiers

December 5, 2012 

Beta5 is located at 413 Industrial Avenue in Vancouver, BC (in the purple-peach building) | 604.669.3336 |

The GOODS from Beta5

Vancouver, BC | Adding to their growing list of accolades, BETA5 has been named as one of North America’s Top 10 chocolatiers in the December issue of the prestigious Dessert Professional magazine, a highly respected industry publication that annually honours ten North American-based chocolatiers whose craft exemplifies the use of chocolate, and whose contributions have elevated the chocolate industry. BETA5 is the only Canadian chocolatier to make the list.

Vancouver’s BETA5 was also recently recognized with silver in the World Finals at the prestigious International Chocolate Awards. Held in London in October, the awards were judged by an international panel of chocolate experts, food journalists and pastry chefs, with competitive entries from around the globe. The International Chocolate Awards recognized BETA5’s Imperial Stout flavour with the silver award for filled milk chocolates. Imperial Stout chocolates are available alongside national award winners Olive Oil, Banana and Crispy Praline. These and the rest of the full line-up of signature chocolates are available this holiday season at the BETA5 workshop in Vancouver or online.

In addition to chocolates, BETA5 also makes award-winning marmalades. Taking the silver and bronze at the 2012 International Marmalade Awards, the preserves are brightly flavoured and delicately set. Made with traditional techniques, and using sustainably farmed California citrus, these marmalades are perfect with a fresh BETA5 croissant. Marmalades come in flavours like Bergamot, Yuzu, Pink Lemon and the award-winning Rangpur Lime and Seville Orange. Read more