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Day 4 of Will Travel for Food’s 7th anniversary giveaway! {photo © Ian Schneider}

Welcome to day 4 of the Will Travel for Food 7th anniversary giveaway and congratulations to yesterday’s winner! Four more days and four more gifts to go! Today’s gift is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I am ecstatic to have discovered this young company and its dynamic young founder a couple of weeks ago and to find out that they’re only a couple of blocks away from where I live! I am very happy to be introduce you to this Montreal-based gem and I hope you’ll like it as much as I do. Good luck!

Make sure to check here every morning at 10 A.M. to find out what the daily gift is and to participate. The previous day’s winner will be announced on my Facebook page, my Instagram account and my Twitter feed.



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Montreal based chocolate company Avanaa makes delicious bean-to-bar chocolates

Have you ever wanted to quit your job and travel the world? That’s exactly what Catherine, the founder of Avanaa chocolates did. A geologist by trade, Catherine was working in Bay James in Northern Quebec when her partner and her decided to take a year off and travel the world. Catherine was already experimenting with roasting cocoa beans and making chocolate in her home for personal consumption so she decided to visit chocolate-producing countries in Asia and South America during her year of travelling. She learned as much as she could about the process of producing cocoa and making chocolate by visiting co-ops, small factories and farmers. On her return to Montreal, she took the plunge and founded the Avanaa bean-to-bar chocolate factory where she uses solely single plantation cocoa beans from fair trade farmers. Avanaa is one of the first and only bean-to-bar chocolate makers in Canada. Cath produces a small collection of excellent bars in her Villeray workshop where it smells heavenly! At the moment, she’s working with two different cocoa beans, one from the Dominican Republic and one from Equateur, that she turns into plain bars or pairs with different flavours such as cocoa nibs, coffee or coconut. I strongly encourage you to visit her at her workshop (call or email first) and taste some of the chocolates. A word of warning though, they’re so good you may want to purchase the whole collection. Go ahead and give them a follow on Instagram and Facebook. Your feed will be filled with delicious chocolatey photos!

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Avanaa bean-to-bar chocolate

Today’s winner will win the 4-pack discovery pack of Avanaa chocolates.



There are several easy ways to participate…

Leave me a comment here and tell me if you’d share these chocolates with someone OR…

Like my Facebook page and leave me a comment there OR…

Follow me on Twitter and tweet me OR…

Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on the contest post I’ll put up daily for the next 7 days OR…

Do all of the above and multiply your chances of winning!

Also, share this with your friends so they can share the prize with you if they win!

I will randomly draw the name of a daily winner and announce it on my Facebook page, my Instagram account and my Twitter feed so keep an eye on those spaces.


  • This contest is open to residents of Quebec, mainly because all the prizes that I’m giving away are here in Quebec. If you live elsewhere and you still want to participate, you will have to plan a trip to Quebec if you win to collect your prize!
  • I will not mail any of these prizes, the winner will have to pick them up from me or from the different Montreal businesses involved.
  • You have to be 18 years and older to participate.
  • The photos in this blog post are for representation only and do not necessarily depict exactly what you will be receiving.

Good luck to you all!

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