Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2024

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Now in its 14th year, the Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival will feature over 160 hot chocolate designs featured at 105 locations across Metro Vancouver. Try out some of these exciting, limited-time flavours from January 13 to February 14, 2024.

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival - Aquarium Hot Chocolate Shark
Vancouver Aquarium Hot Shark’olate

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2024

When it launched in 2011, the Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide initiative of its kind in the world. This January, it return for the 14th season to feature the region’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers – all coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before. 

Flavours & Chocolate Creations

Sort your search by gluten free, dairy-free, vegan options, and by which places are open late or have takeout/dine-in. View the full list of 160+ flavours and the Location Map.

Here’s just a small sampling:

The Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way, Vancouver) is offering 2 drinks including the Hot Shark’olate (pictured aboved) featuring house made velvety chocolate syrup with steamed milk, whipped cream, and sprinkles served in an adorable shark mug with a handcrafted aquatic sugar cookie. The second option is Otterly Decadent with hand made dark chocolate mixed with a rich dark chocolate syrup topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles served with a paw’dorable handcrafted otter sugar cookie.

Bjornbar Bakery (102-3053 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver & 111-581 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam) will feature two drink offerings. A Bear Necessity is a spicy cayenne and caramel infused hot cocolate topped with whipped cream and caramel served with a bear-shaped sprinkle shortbread cookie. The second offering is “Bjorn” The Bear, a dark chocolate orange hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate decor served with a dark chocolate biscotti filled with orange zest and toasted hazelnuts,

To Live For Bakery + Everbean Cafe (1508 Nanaimo St, Vancouver & 106-15331 16 Ave, Surrey) have collaborated to create two delicous dairy-free and vegan drink options. Candied Yam & Toasted Marshmallow is made with milk chocolate, candied sweet potato puree, coconut cream, coconut sweet condensed milk, brown sugar, spices, steamed oat milk, and torched marshmallows. Served with an almond financier, an extra buttery vegan version of the traditional French almond cake. Cereal Milk features milk chocolate and toasted cornflakes cereal milk served with cornflakes and peanut butter crispy cookie (similar to a rice crispie but with cornflakes).

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival - Honolulu Coffee
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Honolulu Coffee

Honolulu Coffee (888 Nelson St, 2098 W 41st Ave, 97 W 2nd) is offering the Snow-Coco with the finest 70% dark chocolate blended with steamed oat milk, creating a creamy canvas. A drizzle of Macadamia nut and coconut syrup adds an exotic twist, while two marshmallow snowmen create a winter wonderland in your cup. Every sip is a sweet escape to a snowy, cocoa-filled dream.

Enjoy these and many more!

Enter The Festival’s Contest

Enter the festival’s Instagram contest for sweet prizes. Post your photo of one of the participating cafes or shops hot chocolates with the @hotchocolatefast tag and include #HCFphotocontset on Instagram and you could enjoy chocolate treats all year long. Winners will be drawn and announced on Valentine’s Day.

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