2nd Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – January 14 – February 14, 2012


2nd annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival - January 14 - February 14, 2012

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 2nd year — and this time, there are twice as many participating venues! The Festival features 15 Vancouver participants, offering 50+ crazy hot chocolate flavours over 32 days (January 14 — February 14, 2012).

Sales from the Festival feature hot chocolates will benefit the food program of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

Participating Cafes:

Bel Cafe
801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Citrus and Green Cardamom

– 70% Valrhona Guanaja Dark Chocolate, orange oil, orange zest, roasted green cardamom
Served with: Valrhona dark chocolate fudge cookie
Available: January 14 – 24

Rose and Raspberry
– Valrhona Ivoire White Chocolate, rose oil, vanilla, freeze-dried raspberry
Served with: Vanilla shortbread
Available: January 25 – February 3

Organic Filbert and Sweet Spice
– 36% Valrhona Caramelia Milk Chocolate, organic hazelnut, hazelnut oil, chai spice
Served with: Hazelnut breton
Available: February 4 – 14

Beta 5 Chocolate + The Juice Truck
200 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC

Beta 5 Chocolates have teamed up with The Juice Truck (located in Gastown) to offer these Hot Chocolates inspired by their travels around the world:

“Japan” – Matcha and White Chocolate Stick stirred into hot water.
Served with: Yuzu Marshmallow
Available January 14 – January 20

“India” – 45% Milk Chocolate stirred into almond milk
Served with: Chai-spiced Marshmallow
Available: January 21 – January 27

“Mexico” – 72% Dark Chocolate Stick stirred into rice milk.
Served with: Cinnamon-Vanilla Marshmallow
Available: January 28 – February 3

“Canada” – 63% Dark Chocolate Stick stirred into hot milk.
Served with: Smoked Sugar Marshmallow
Available: February 4 – February 14

Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France
198 East 21st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Surprise Flower – 64% dark chocolate – origin: Ecuador. Infused with the flower of the day.
Perhaps: Jasmine, Violet or Hibiscus.
Available: January 19, 25, 31 and February 6, 12

Anise – 66% dark chocolate – origin: Mexico. Infused with aniseed
Available: January 18, 24, 30 and February 5, 11

Cardamom – 66% dark chocolate – origin: Mexico.Infused with cardamom
Available: January 17, 23, 29 and February 4, 10,

Orange Blossom Flower – 64% dark chocolate – origin: Ecuador. Infused with orange blossom flowers.
Available: January 14, 20, 26 and Feb 1, 7, 13

Lavander – 64% dark chocolate – origin: Ecuador. Infused with lavender flowers.
Available: January 16, 22, 28 and February 3, 9,

Rose – 64% dark chocolate – origin: Ecuador. Infused with rose petals.
Available: January 15, 21, 27 and February 2, 8, 14

CocoaNymph Chocolates & Confections
3739 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Dark Drinking Chocolate with Black Sesame (vegan)
Served with a wafer of sesame bianco chocolate bark
Available: January 14 – February 14

Maple Cinnamon Milk Drinking Chocolate
Served with a caramelized apple ring
Available: January 21 – February 14

Apricot Almond Dark Drinking Chocolate (vegan)
Served with chocolate-covered dried apricot
Available: January 28 – February 14

Dark Cardamom Drinking Chocolate
Served with coconut orange marshmallow
Available: February 4 – 14

French Made Baking
81 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

French Made Baking will be changing their feature flavour every day. See dates below. Closed on Mondays.

Praline – Milk chocolate
Served with a house-made macaron
Available: January 14, 20, 26, Feb 1, 7, 12

Yuzu – Dark Chocolate
Served with a house-made macaron
Available: January 15, 21, 27, February 2, 8,

Vanilla Chestnut – White Chocolate
Served with a house-made macaron
Available: January 17, 22, 28, February 3, 9,

Passion Fruit – Milk Chocolate
Served with a house-made macaron
Available: January 18, 24, 29, February 4, 10, 14

Earl Grey – Milk Chocolate
Served with a house-made macaron
Available: January 19, 25, 31, February 5, 11

Gem Chocolates
2029 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Flavours change weekly. See hours below. Shop is closed on Mondays.

Candy Cane – Dark Hot Chocolate with peppermint
Served with: a sample of caramelized and organic almonds, chocolate-coated hazelnuts or chocolate-coated almonds.
Available: January 14 – 21 (Closed Mondays)

Orange – Milk Chocolate
Served with: a sample of caramelized and organic almonds, chocolate-coated hazelnuts or chocolate-coated almonds.
Available: January 22 – 29 (Closed Mondays)

Raspberry Cheesecake – White Chocolate
Served with: a sample of caramelized and organic almonds, chocolate-coated hazelnuts or chocolate-coated almonds.
Available: January 31 – February 7 (Closed Mondays)

Blueberry – Milk Chocolate
Served with: a sample of caramelized and organic almonds, chocolate-coated hazelnuts or chocolate-coated almonds.
Available: February 8 – 14 (Closed Mondays)

Leonidas
29-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Raspberry – dark chocolate
Served with a choice of chocolate or liege waffle sample.
Available every day of the Festival.

Tosca – dark chocolate and rum
Served with a choice of chocolate or liege waffle sample.
Available every day of the Festival.

Frozen Noisette – milk chocolate
Served with a choice of chocolate or liege waffle sample.
Available every day of the Festival.

Raspberry Cheesecake – white chocolate
Served with a choice of chocolate or liege waffle sample.
Available every day of the Festival.

Mink
863 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

The Sheba – milk or dark chocolate ganache hot chocolate with pistachio.
Served with a 72% dark chocolate wafer.
Available: Every day for the duration of the Festival.

The Mermaid’s Choice – milk or dark chocolate ganache hot chocolate with salted caramel and hint of rosemary.
Served with a 72% dark chocolate wafter.
Available: Every day for the duration of the Festival.

Schokolade Artisan Chocolate & Cafe
2263 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Spicy Aztec Heart – 70% single origin dark chocolate.
Served with 3 truffles: Cinnamon Heart, Cherry Jelly Heart, Raspberry Cream Heart Praline.
Available: Every day of the Festival. Closed Sunday and Mondays.

Fresh Ginger – 70% single origin dark chocolate
Served with 3 truffles: Coconut & Ginger, Simply Sinful, Brandy.
Available: Every day of the Festival. Closed Sunday and Mondays.

Strawberry Love Ice – white chocolate
Served with 3 confections: Strawberry & Pepper Praline, Swiss Almond Cluster, Raspberry Jelly.
Available: Every day of the Festival. Closed Sunday and Mondays.

Squirrel Special – Swiss milk chocolate and hazelnut butter
Served with Swiss Hazelnut Puff Pastry Roll, or 3-Hazelnut praline.
Available: Every day of the Festival. Closed Sunday and Mondays.

Passion Fruit Madness – 70% single origin dark chocolate.
Served with 3 pralines: Passion Fruit, Pomegranate, Majon Tile Orange.
Available: Every day of the Festival. Closed Sunday and Mondays.

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe
1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC

Chestnut – Dark Chocolate
Served with: mini chocolate macaron
Available: January 14 – 20

Gianduja – Dark Chocolate
Served with: cigarette tuile
Available: January 21 – 27

Ginger – Dark and Milk Chocolate
Served with: almond financier
Available January 28 – February 3

Pink Praline – Milk Chocolate
Served with: white chocolate mendiant
Available February 4 – 14

Thomas Haas
128-998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, BC
2539 West Broadway Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Classic Hot Chocolate with Soft Caramel and Fleur de Sel
Served with warm Chocolate Sparkle Cookie
Available every day of the Festival that the shops are open.

Extra Dark Chocolate with Fresh Vanilla
Served with vanilla marshmallows
Available every day of the Festival that the shops are open.

Hazelnut
Served with crispy hazelnut wafers
Available every day of the Festival that the shops are open.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cityfood.com/events/hotchocolate


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