Fewer things chase the chilly winter blues away like a nice cup of hot chocolate. Enter Vancouver’s 6th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival, which will find fans of the sweet, warm drink raising their mugs all around the city for four weeks of special menu items and hot chocolate-y creations.
From January 16 to February 14, 2016, participating restaurants and cafés will have their Hot Chocolate Festival menus on offer, and special promotions in place. A total of 25 participants–called, of course, “Chocstars”–will be putting out 59 inventive flavours of hot chocolate over the 30 days of the annual fest.
Keep it as simple as 49th Parallel and Lucky’s Doughnuts‘ classic “Hot Chocolate and a Doughnut” (no explanation necessary) or get as wild as Mink Chocolate‘s always wild entry, like this year’s “The Voices in My Head Tell Me This Ain’t No B.S.” which features Organic butternut squash and almond milk with 70% dark chocolate hot chocolate, served with a smoked oyster. (Hey, last year it was crickets!) Check the Hot Chocolate Festival’s webpage for location and drink details.