Launched in 2011, the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest is the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world.

From January 19th to February 14th the festival returns for its 9th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before.

This year 30+ “chocstars” are participating with Kitsilano represented by the following:

49th Parallel Coffee

#01 – “CHOCOLATE POWER PLANT (V)(GF)
Vegan almond or vegan hazelnut milk hot chocolate. Paired with a Vegan Chocolate Doughnut.
Available: January 19  – February 14 (*Note: Not served before 9 a.m. in all locations.)

#02 – “DARK CHOCOLATE LOVE
Sumptuous dark chocolate (79%) hot chocolate.
Paired with a classic ‘Chocolate Glazed’ or ‘Triple Choc-Old-Fashioned’ doughnut.
Available: January 19  – February 14 (*Note: Not served before 9 a.m. in all locations.)

Beaucoup Bakery

#06 – “THE CITRONELLE
Lemongrass white chocolate latte. Paired with a Lemongrass Kumquat Macaron.
Available: January 22 – February 14

#07 – “HAZEL AND MARIE
Hazelnut rosemary hot chocolate. Paired with a Hazelnut Praline Macaron.
Available: January 22 – February 14

Bel Café

#08 – “PRETTIER IN PINK
Valrhona 33% Opalys white chocolate with raspberry and rose. Accompanied by a Raspberry and Meyer Lemon Macaron.
Available: January 19 – February 2

#09 – “NUTS ABOUT YOU
Valrhona 35% Azelia milk chocolate, caramel and hazelnut. Served with a Mini Milk Chocolate Praline Sandwich.
Available: February 3 – 14

Cartems Donuts

#18 – “ROSEBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE”
Raspberry white hot chocolate with rose-water whipped cream and dried rose petals. Paired with any donut in the display case. ‘Earl Grey’ recommended.
Available: January 19 – February 14

#19 – “MIDNIGHT SPICE” (V) 
Dark Chocolate with almond milk, organic cayenne and cinnamon. Garnished with spices and slivered almonds. Paired with any donut in the display case.
Available: January 19 – February 14

Chocolate Arts

#22 – “EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING
Maple hot chocolate made with Chocolate Arts’ own ‘Or Noir’ Allure dark chocolate. Served with a Buttermilk Financier.
Available: January 19 – February 14

#23 – “WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU COCOA
Espresso hazelnut hot chocolate made with Chocolate Arts own ‘Or Noir” blend of dark milk chocolate ‘Amore’. Served with a Mini Oat Bar.
Available: January 19 – February 14

#24 – “CARAMEL, CRACKLE & POP
Caramel hot chocolate made with a house-made, bittersweet blend of Cacao Barry ‘Fleur de Cao’ and ‘Mi Amore’. Served with a Rice Crisp and Pop Rock Square.
Available: January 19 – February 14

Koko Monk

#40 – “HEART OF THE WATER” (V)
Vegan maple water dark hot chocolate with coconut milk. Paired with a Passion Fruit Praline.
Available: January 19 -25

#41 – “ISTANBUL – TOKYO DOUBLE KICKER” (V)
Vegan coconut milk matcha tea white chocolate with Turkish Coffee. Served with a vegan Eggnog and Rum Praline.
Available January 26 – February 1.

#42 – “THE LIGHT SYLLABLES” (VO)
Spicy ginger and chai tea dark hot chocolate with cardamom. Paired with a rum truffle.
Available: February 2 – 8

#43 – “BLACK MOON” (VO)
Rich dark drinking hot chocolate made with 74% Venezuelan Trinitario. Paired with Tea and Cardamom Praline.
Available: February 9 – 13 (No Festival participation on February 14.)

La Glace

#48 – “ÎLLES FLOTANTES” (FLOATING INSLANDS)
Dark hot chocolate with white and dark chocolate shavings. Topped with your choice of a petit scoop of Ganache Ice Cream or a dark Valrhona Chocolate Marshmallow.
Available: January 19 – February 14

#49 – “PETIT GOÛTER” (MILK AND COOKIES)
White hot chocolate with orange blossom, topped with fresh whipped cream. Served with your choice of a mini Cinnamon Sugar Sable Ice Cream Sandwich or a Passionfruit Macaron.
Available: January 19 – February 14

Thomas Haas Chocolates

#65 – “YOU ARE FIRED!”
Caramelized “blonde” chocolate, slightly “burned & agitated” with sea salt and a “fake & hollow” chocolate sphere. Served with an “overbaked” Chocolate and Almond Shortbread.
Available: January 19 – February 14

#66 – “THERE IS HOPE!”
Milk chocolate and passion fruit delight with “reliable & light” Chantilly. Served with a “strong & authentic” “Diplomat” Cake.
Available: January 19 – February 14

Uno Gelato

#71 – “BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
A blend of black cocoa (99% cocoa) and two other cocoas, Avalon organic milk and a touch of made in-house, organic Black Sesame Paste. Served with a scoop of Uno’s Organic Avalon Dairy Gelato or Vegan Gelato.
Available: January 19 – February 1

#72 – “WATCH YOUR COCONUTS” (V)
RAW coconut water and made in-house RAW coconut milk with Michel Cluziel 85% chocolate and a touch of Rice Powder from Pakistan. Served with a scoop of Uno’s Organic Avalon Dairy Gelato or Vegan Gelato.
Available: January 19 – February 1

#73 – “BRIAN LOVES LINDA” (S)
This HC uses a blend of 4 different chocolates and a hint of Milano Coffee’s ‘La Futura’ espresso shot, plus a touch of Single Cask Whiskey. Served with a scoop of Uno’s Organic Avalon Dairy Gelato or Vegan Gelato.
Available: February 2 – 14

#74 – “SQUEEZE YOUR OWN LEMON” (V)
RAW coconut water and made in-house RAW coconut milk infused with Erin Ireland’s fab ‘To Die For Lemon Loaf’ and a medium dark chocolate blend. Served with a scoop of Uno’s Organic Avalon Dairy Gelato or Vegan Gelato.
Available: February 2 – 14

Last modified: November 21, 2019

One Response to " Hot Chocolate Festival Returns to 10 Locations in Kitsilano "

  1. viviane says:

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