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Winter’s Warmest Treat: The 14th Year of Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival

Winter’s Warmest Treat: The 14th Year of Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival

If you’ve never experienced the 14th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival, you’re in for a treat! It’s an amazing opportunity to enjoy quality time with your kids, and this year’s lineup is truly exceptional. We’re excited to share our top picks that are bound to captivate your little ones.

Throughout the month-long festival, the finest bakeries, coffee shops, and patisseries in the area showcase their creativity with unique flavors that are not only delicious but also visually stunning.

With a staggering selection of 71 Chocstars, 162 flavours, and 105 locations there’s something to delight every member of the family, no matter their age. These standout flavours have captured our attention and are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on you and your children.

Hot Chocolate Festival Venues to Tempt Your Taste Buds

Marinara Chocolata by A La Mode Pie Cafe

Photo credit: A La Mode Cafe

Try this for you and the kids! Indulge in the Marinara Chocolata, a dark hot chocolate with marinara sauce, a white chocolate rim, basil, and Cheetos sprinkles. It’s served with a “Pear-y Cherry Cheetos Molten Lava Bomb,” featuring pear, cherry, Cheetos, and molten cheese béchamel. Don’t miss out!

1689 Johnston St at the Granville Island Public Market

Everything but the kitchen sink by Cassandra Cakes Co.

Photo credit: Cassandra Cakes Co.

Get ready for some fun! Try our caramelized white hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and crushed pretzels.

For an extra treat, it comes with a dessert flight featuring a mini fudge brownie, a mini brown butter chocolate chip cookie, a mini cupcake, and a mini macaron. It’s a delightful experience for you and your little ones!

105 – 2331 Marpole Ave, Port Coquitlam

Cadeaux Bakery

Photo Credit: Cadeaux Bakery

Embark on a flavourful journey through the seasons with their special lineup. From the cozy comforts of fall with roasted butternut squash and brown butter blended with caramelized white chocolate to the winter warmth of dark hot chocolate infused with mulled wine reduction, each drink captures the essence of the changing seasons. As spring blooms, indulge in lemon-infused guava and oolong white hot chocolate, and for the height of summer, savor a dairy-free blend of dark chocolate, raspberries, and almond butter. Each drink comes with a delectable treat, making it a perfect experience for you and your kids to enjoy the tastes of the year together!

172 Powell St., Vancouver

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Baby Yoda by Beaucoup Bakery and Cafe

Photo Credit: Beaucoup Bakery and Cafe

Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or just love a good treat, this fondue is a must-try. Join them as they blend the force of chocolate finesse with the zen of matcha mastery! This creamy treat combines silky Valrhona Dulcey Blond chocolate with flavourful ceremonial grade matcha from Shizuoka, Japan, and a playful crunch of KitKat. Served with Star Wars character-shaped biscuits for dipping, it’s a fun and delicious experience for you and your little ones!

2150 Fir St., Vancouver
600 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver

To find out where the other locations and flavours of hot chocolates: Check out The Hot Chocolate Festival

Looking for more sweet bakeries? Check out these 5 local bakeries we love.

Let us know your favourites from the Hot Chocolate Festival by using #vancouvermom.

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