Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2015: Where and What To Sip Sweetly in Kits

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January is a snore. That’s why they make up ridiculously indulgent events like Dine Out and Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival to help you endure it. Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, now in its fifth year, commences January 17 and ends February 14. 25 Vancouver cafes, patisseries, chocolateries and bakeries have concocted over 50 special drinking chocolates for the event. They range from enticing and rich to palate-boggling and bizarre.

In Kitsilano, the participants are 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters + Lucky’s Doughnuts, Chocolate Arts, Terra Breads and Thomas Haas.

From wasabi hot chocolate with a sesame florentine at Chocolate Arts to caramelized hazelnut and almond butter infused choc at Thomas Haas, here are the Kitsilano Hot Chocolate Festival menus.

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters + Lucky’s Doughnuts

#01 – “HOT CHOCOLATE AND A DOUGHNUT
Delicious dark hot chocolate and a Lucky’s doughnut of your choice.
Available: January 17 – February 14

#02 – “THE NANAIMO BAR
A 72% dark chocolate paired with butter icing sweetened milk
and topped with a coconut whipped cream.
Served with a doughnut-shaped financier.
Available: January 17  – February 14

#03 – “THE LUMBERJACK
Spicy dark hot chocolate.
Served with maple marshmallow and chocolate covered wafer logs.
Available: January 17  – February 14

Chocolate Arts

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL FLAVOURS

#14 – “PUT DE LIME IN DE COCONUT” REDUX
A kalamnsi lime hot chocolate.
Served with housemade coconut ice cream and a coconut financier
Available: every day of the Festival.

#15 – “WAS’ UP?”
Made with Cacao Barry Ocoa chocolate and infused with wasabi.
Served with a sesame seed florentine
Available: every day of the Festival.

#16 – “ALLURING SIMPLE
Made with Chocolate Arts’ proprietary chocolate blend, Allure
(a 71.1% blend of Mexican, Dominican and Peruvian beans).
Served with a chocolate marshmallow and “shorties”, chocolate-coated shortbread cubes.
Available: every day of the Festival.

Thomas Haas

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL FLAVOURS:

(Please note that both Thomas Haas locations will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.)

#53 – “PEP ME UP”
A 70% cocoa dark hot chocolate with fresh peppermint and a kick of chartreuse.
Served with a minty chocolate ganache bar.
Available: every day of the Festival that the shops are open.

#54 – “THIS IS NUTS”
Hot chocolate (55% cocoa) infused with caramelized hazelnut & almond butter.
Served with our “haaselnut”cream and financier sandwich.
Available: every day of the Festival that the shops are open.

Terra Breads

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL FEATURED FLAVOURS

(Please note that the three participating Terra Breads locations have different operating hours and that the
Mt. Pleasant/West 5th location is not open on Sundays.)

#49 – “BALSAMIC DESIDERIO
Hot Chocolate prepared with Cacao Barry Extra Brute cocoa powder and Acetaia Reale Balsamic Vinegar of Modena topped with whipped cream and cocoa balsamic glaze.
Served with a chocolate Maldon salt truffle cookie.
Available: January 17 – February 14

#50 – “STOLLEN KISSES”
Hot Chocolate prepared with Cacao Barry Extra Brute cocoa powder,
spiced orange and almond syrup.
Served with a stollen kisses macaroon.
Available: January 17 – February 14

Last modified: January 15, 2015

2 Responses to " Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2015: Where and What To Sip Sweetly in Kits "

  1. Susan says:

    Wooww you obviously forgot KOKO MONK CHOCOLATES and their very intersting drinks – infact it was among my top 3 of 12 drinks that I tried. Isn’t west 1st Kitsilano too?

  2. Kitsilano.ca staff says:

    Susan – Cheers for the intel. Good add!