Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2012

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival returns for a second year January 14 to February 14, 2012. I heard mention of this on Twitter yesterday and found details on Erin Ireland’s blog which linked to the event host, CityFood Magazine.

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The month-long festival has a massive line up of daily flavours and treats that will be served up at the 15 participating cafes and restaurants. In case you’re wondering if that many flavours of hot chocolate exist, believe me they do! The Hot Chocolate Festival has a Flavour Index listing over 20 dark chocolate, over 15 milk chocolate, 5 white chocolate, and 5 non-dairy options. You can look up flavours by date and follow the festival on Facebook for daily information.

Participating venues are: Bel Cafe, Bella Gelateria + It’s to Die For Banana Bread, Beta5 Chocolates + The Juice Truck, Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France, CocoaNymph, French Made Baking, Gem Chocolates, Leonidas Chocolates, Mink – A Chocolate Cafe, Schokolade, Terra Breads, Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe, and Thomas Haas. Click on a day in the calendar/listings to see what they’ll be serving up.

Proceeds from featured festival drinks will benefit the food program at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. With the weather dipping mid-month, it’s the perfect time to try a new silky sweet hot chocolate flavour and support a very worthy cause in the process.

You can also pick up a Hot Chocolate Passport for the festival which you can stamp at the various locations when you pick up a participating beverage.

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  1. RobertaThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 12:25pm PST

    I love the idea of a hot chocolate festival! Especially for us non-coffee drinkers. Proceeds are going to a great cause.

  2. EileenThursday, January 12th, 2012 — 8:56pm PST

    How did I not know about this event?! It is officially on my calendar.

  3. CityFoodMagazineWednesday, January 18th, 2012 — 8:59pm PST

    Thank you very much for telling your readers about the 2012 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival! We are no longer offering the passport program this year. Instead, we are running a Twitter Photo Contest where festival goers may post photos of their hot chocolate experience for a chance to win the Grand Chocolate Cup – gift certificates that may be redeemed at all participating HC Festival cafes and stores (Value $300). You can find details and contest instructions here:

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