12 wildest drinks to try during Vancouver's Hot Chocolate Festival

Jan 10 2020, 8:52 pm

We broke the news of all the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival vendors participating in the 2020 event, and now we’re giving you the list of the wildest ones you need to try.

This year there’s everything from unicorn-inspired drinks to $98 beverages made with organic caviar.

Here are the most outrageous drinks to try during Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Fest this year.

Soirette Pastry Boutique

This W Pender Street bakery wowed us last year with its dreamy mermaid hot chocolate, and this year it will offer another magical creation — The Tipsy Unicorn. This drink is made from a Strawberry and Peach Schnapps hot chocolate and Cacao Barry Zephyr 34% topped with house-made cotton candy and served with a “Peach Sparkle” macaron. You can pick this up from January 18 to February 14.

Address: 1433 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-3308


Mink Chocolates

This award-winning artisan chocolate company is offering a hot chocolate that will go for a whopping $98. One of two hot chocolates being offered from Mink during the fest, The Legend of Daryl Hannah features Cacao Barry 34% Zephyr white sipping chocolate served with organic Fraser River white sturgeon caviar and a “Mermaid’s Choice” chocolate bar. This will be available from January 18 to February 14.

Address: 863 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-2451


Perverted Ice Cream

Perverted almost always has something buzz-worthy going on, so you know its festival drinks are going to be must-tries. We are stoked to try the Young, Dumb(Er) And Full Of Kumquat, made from Kumquat and Yuzu White hot chocolate with Callebaut Blanc Satin and served with Dark And Stormy Lime and Rum Popcorn.

Address: 797 Thurlow Street, Vancouver

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Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery

Glenburn is notorious for making epic sweet treats, and the Split Personality hot chocolate is definitely that. Made with Banana-infused Callebaut milk hot chocolate and strawberry whipped cream, this drink is served with a pineapple donut from Royal City Donuts. Get this beverage from February 1 to 7.

Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-565-0155


Cadeaux Bakery

Described as “apple pie in a cup,” Cadeaux’s Mum’s Apple Pie drink is made from caramelized white chocolate and house-made caramelized apple compote blended together with steamed milk served with a pie crust snacking bar. You can enjoy this beverage from January 18 to 31.

Address: 172 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-608-8889


Baker and Table Café

This spot is offering a Japanese First Kiss drink made with Callebaut Belgian hot chocolate and yuzu (Japanese citrus) served with a Lucky Cat mochi bun. Get this beverage from January 18 to 31.

Address: 6414 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-3233

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Swiss Bakery

Swiss Bakery will offer several different drinks for this event, but one particular creation sounds more outrageous than the others. The Drop! features a 65% bittersweet French dark chocolate infused with roasted chestnut and zesty cinnamon suggestions. Patrons who order this drink can drop a chocolate orange truffle bomb into this drink “to unleash an unexpected but desirable heat.” Get this from January 18 to February 14.

Address: 143 E 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-8785


Butter Baked Goods

Butter Baked Goods is bringing back its smash hit from previous years, Happy Birthday Cake. It’s made with a white chocolate base with pure vanilla topped with a mini slice of Butter Birthday Cake. Get this goodie from January 18 to February 14.

Address: 4907 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-221-4333

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1931 Gallery Bistro

This new spot is located inside the Vancouver Art Gallery, and soon you’ll want to stop in to try one of its outrageous hot chocolates. Show Me The Monet is inspired by Monet’s “picturesque water lily gardens” and features a pink Ruby Callebaut hot chocolate with rich parmesan and candied pecans served with a white chocolate and pistachio-stuffed pretzel. This drink is available from January 18 to February 14.

Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver


Everbean Café

Everbean’s Lucky Orange “Gong Xi Fa Cai” hot chocolate sounds like it’s worth driving for. It’s made with house-made Mandarin orange-infused chocolate sauce and comes with a fortune cookie dipped in orange-infused chocolate then coated with sprinkles of pop-rock candy to reminisce the crackling of Chinese New Year firecrackers.

Address: 15331 16 Ave #106, Surrey
Phone: 604-531-3383


Musette Caffè and Bar

Musette has a hot chocolate dedicated to our favourite quick morning meal, cereal! The Are You For Cereal? is made with a cinnamon-spiced, milk chocolate and caramel hot chocolate infused with cereal milk, and it’s served with a side of homemade cinnamon toast crunch.

Address: 1325 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-4150


Mon Paris Patisserie

This Burnaby bakery has three drinks up for order during the fest, but Sesame Sesame has piqued our interest the most. Made with white hot chocolate infused with matcha and black sesame and served with a black sesame tuille. This is available from January 18 to February 14.

Address: 4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-564-5665

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