114 sweet flavours will be featured at the 2020 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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      With even more snow and freezing temperatures predicted for Vancouver’s upcoming forecast, the timing couldn’t be better for a hot cocoa event to return to the city.

      The 10th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival kicks off January 18 and runs through February 14, 2020, giving those with penchant for sweet drinks ample time to indulge in some truly creative beverages.

      A record-breaking 114 flavours will be featured from 44 vendors around town this year, which includes chocolate shops, bakeries, cafes, restaurants, and ice-cream and gelato parlours.  

      Some of the newcomers to the 2020 edition of this highly anticipated festival include 1931 Gallery Bistro, Baker and Table Café, Bellaggio Café, Chez Christophe, Ladurée, Origo Club, and Passione Gelato, among others.

      One of the newcomers is Origo Club in Richmond.
      Origo Club

       Unique concoctions that will be offered include:

      #7 “Japanese First Kiss” from Baker and Table, made with Callebaut Belgian hot chocolate and yuzu (Japanese citrus) and served with a “lucky cat” mocha bun.

      #9 “The Surrealist” from Beaucoup Bakery, which features a shot of white-almond chocolate served in a cookie cup, paired with a sable chocolate spoon.

      #41 “Chilly Chili Chai” from Chocolate Arts, which features a chipotle-spiked, chocolate-chai frozen parfait made with hot chocolate, and served with a spiced shortbread.

      If you have no problem splurging on drinks, check out this $98 hot chocolate:

      #77 “The Legend of Daryl Hannah” from Mink Chocolates, made with Cacao Barry 34% Zephyr white-sipping chocolate, served with organic and sustainable Fraser River white-sturgeon caviar and a “Mermaid’s Choice” chocolate bar.

      The post-holiday sugar rush is real, and no one should be complaining.

      For a full list of this year’s hot-chocolate flavours and more information, click here.

      Vancouver's Honolulu Coffee will be serving up two unique hot chocolate flavours this year.
      Honolulu Coffee

      Below are all 44 participants for the 2020 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival:

      49th Parallel Coffee + Lucky’s Doughnuts
      1931 Gallery Bistro
      Baker and Table
      Beaucoup Bakery
      Bel Cafe
      Bella Gelateria
      Bellaggio Café
      Bellaggio Canada Place
      Bjorn Bar Bakery
      Buddha-full Café + Glow Chocolates 
      Butter Baked Goods
      Cadeaux Bakery
      Caffe Citadella
      Cartems Donuts
      Chez Christophe
      Chocolate Arts
      Earnest Ice Cream
      East Van Roasters
      Eternal Abundance
      Everbean Café
      Gem Chococolates
      Glenburn Soda Fountain
      Honolulu Coffee
      Koko Monk at West 1st
      Koko Monk on Broadway
      La Glace
      Ladurée Vancouver
      Mink Chocolates
      Mon Paris Pâtisserie
      Musette Caffe
      Nelson the Seagull
      Origo Club
      Passione Gelato
      Perverted Ice Cream
      Sciué Italian Bakery Café
      Soirette Pastry Boutique
      Swiss Bakery
      Thierry Chocolates
      Thomas Haas Chocolates
      Trafiq Café & Bakery
      Uno Gelato

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