Grandmas' Beach Treats is extremely excited to announce that our award winning butter tarts have won another award!!! The local store in Wasaga Beach has been making handmade butter tarts for the past seven years and they are now officially two-time award winning tarts, having won Bronze last year.
This past weekend, 60 of the stores' butter tarts were entered into the professional category to compete with over 40 other businesses across the province for the title 'Best Butter Tart in Ontario'. This years' contest was a freestyle competition and Grandma's Beach Treats entered two flavours; a Maple Bacon Peanut Butter Butter Tart and their now award winning Crumbly Caramel Apple Butter Tart, which was placed second in the competition. Grandma's Beach Treats came home with a cheque for $200, a silver medal but most importantly bragging rights!
"How exciting," said owner Sylvia Bray "we know we make a great tart based on the feedback from our happy customers, but it's so amazing to have the judges confirm just how good they really are!"
The 3rd annual Best Butter Tart Festival and Contest was marketed as the sweetest showdown of the year by a committee from the Town of Midland and the local BIA. They anticipated more than 80,000 butter tarts would be at the event and the majority of the vendors sold out early in the day. "We baked for 30 straight days and took well over 2,200 butter tarts which were SOLD OUT by 10:30am! We raced back to the store for a second load but sold out for the second time by 12:30pm," said Sylvia, "What an amazing day!"
Grandma's Beach Treats is located at 1014 Mosley Street (at 22nd) in Wasaga Beach and was named Wasaga Beach's Favourite Ice Cream shop in 2014, won Business of the Year in 2009, and had their butter tarts mentioned in a National Geographic travel article on things to eat in Georgian Bay in 2013.
A division of Baymark Holdings Inc. Grandma's helps customers satisfy their sweet tooth with homemade butter tarts, pies and other fresh baked goodies in addition to hand-scooped ice cream, homemade fudge and a wide selection of soft serve ice cream and yogurt treats, every day of the year! New in 2015 is Grandma's Coffee Shop so be sure to stop in for a hand crafted expresso, latte, cappuccino or a great selection of tea leaves for take-out or at-home brewing.