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7 must-try drinks to get during YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 12, 2019 7:49 am

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is back for 2019, and while there are a whopping 61 spots participating in this year’s event, there are some that are a bit more outrageous than others.

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The festival officially runs from February 1 to 28, during which participating cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers will compete to be voted YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate by Calgarians.

Here are seven must-try drinks to get during YYC Hot Chocolate Fest.

Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

 

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This chocolate chip cookie dough hot chocolate is made with cookie dough-infused steamed chocolate milk, topped with chocolate whipped cream, house-made chocolate drizzle, and a mini chocolate chip cookie and extra chips.

Address: 3326 17 Ave SW
Phone: 403-727-7627

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The Chocolate Lab

 

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The ‘Chai on Life’ is made with The Chocolate Lab’s Midnight Casanova chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, Chai Masala, Vietnamese cinnamon, and fresh ground nutmeg finished with cinnamon sprinkled whipped cream and a house-made pizzelle.

Address: 202d Centre Street S
Phone: 403-455-3022

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Cravings Market Restaurant

 

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Cravings has been serving patrons this killer Buttered Bourbon Pecan Chocolate for the 2019 festival.

Address: 7207 Fairmount Drive SE
Phone: 403-252-2083

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Buffo

 

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This drink has a base of milk and dark chocolate with Nutella, some whisky and a splash of hazelnut liqueur topped with homemade marshmallow fluff.

Address: 6455 MacLeod Trail SW
Phone: 403-351-2316

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Vendome Cafe

 

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Enjoy a mug of decadent hot chocolate sprinkled with cinnamon and cayenne from Vendome during the festival.

Address: 940 2nd Avenue NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-453-1140

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Ollia Macarons & Tea

 

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Ollia is offering a delicious chai hot cocoa for YYC Hot Chocolate Fest this year, and it comes with a macaron, of course.

Address: 810C 16th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-457-9775

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Berlingo

 

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This 23rd Avenue spot is serving up its drink called the “Mon Berry,” a dark hot chocolate made from cocoa beans and topped with homemade raspberry whipped cream placed on top and a handmade marshmallow sphere filled with raspberry coulis.

Address: 327 23rd Avenue SW

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