8 Most Unique Flavours at the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival takes place Jan 20 – Feb 14

It’s the sweetest event of the season! Starting this Saturday, January 20 the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 8th annual celebration of all things hot, chocolatey and delicious!

The 8th annual Hot Chocolate Festival will run until February 14, 2018 (there’s your Valentine’s Day date planned), giving you 26 days to try all 75 of the crazy flavours from over 30 local businesses participating in the festival.

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8 Most Unique Flavours at the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

The 2017 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Features 61 Fun Flavours!

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When it’s cold outside one of the best ways to warm up is with a delicious cup of cocoa. If you’ve got a craving for a “warm hug in a cup” you’re in luck! The 7th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is coming back from January 19 – February 14 at various locations throughout the city.

The almost month-long festival makes it easy to give you a chance to check out all of the hot chocolate inspired drinks. For the 2017 Hot Chocolate Festival, there will be 29 cafes participating and over 60 fun flavours for you to try!

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The 2017 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Features 61 Fun Flavours!

Attention Chocoholics: 2015 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Starts Jan 17

Photo credit: Nonie | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Nonie | Wikimedia Commons

There’s nothing like a hot chocolate to warm up on a damp winter day in Vancouver.

But how about a dark hot chocolate made with caramelized bananas and spiced rum? Or a kalamansi lime hot chocolate? Or a hot white chocolate blended with black sesame seeds? Or a Baileys-infused warm white chocolate served in a large syringe?

No, I’m not making these up.  These are just a few of the offerings at the fifth Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, Jan. 17-Feb. 14.  Two dozen local cafes, bakeries and chocolate shops are offering up 57 crazy variations on hot chocolate over the 29 day festival. (In case you’re curious, the drinks mentioned above are – in order – Bella Gelateria’s “Erin Gone Bananas,” Chocolate Arts’ “Put De Lime in De Coconut,” Gem Chocolates’ “Cocoa Lily,” and Mink Chocolates’ “Flu Shot.”) Continue reading:
Attention Chocoholics: 2015 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Starts Jan 17

Last call for the 2012 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

This is a call to action for chocolate aficionados. This weekend is the last weekend to sample the over-the-top, amazing array of hot chocolates available at the city’s best cafes and patisseries during the 2012 Hot Chocolate Festival. We’re all excited about the upcoming Tales of the Cocktail; in the meantime, the Hot Chocolate Festival offers rated-family fun you’re sure to remember.

There are 15 participating Vancouver chocolate masters and over 50 hot chocolate flavours (including vegan options) to try. I’m thinking a weekend hot chocolate crawl is in order.

Canada hot chocolate, by Beta 5 + The Juice Truck, is made with 63% dark chocolate “stick” stirred into milk and topped with a smoked sugar marshmallow. CocoaNymph is serving Maple Cinnamon hot chocolate, made with milk chocolate and garnished with a caramelized apple ring. Thomas Haas has a salty-sweet Soft Caramel & Fleur de Sel sipper, that comes with a signature Haas chocolate sparkle cookie.

Many of the participating 2012 Hot Chocolate Festival cafes are also handy for scooping up Valentine’s Day treats for loved ones.  Find the full list of participating cafes and their hot chocolate menus after the jump. Continue reading:
Last call for the 2012 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival