Chocoholics, you won't want to miss your chance to attend this chocolate event. Vancouver's Hot Chocolate Festival is back for the 10th year and is bigger than ever. So big, in fact, that it's hard to pick just one place to visit. To help you figure out all the must-try beverages, we've made a list of the most outrageously over the top flavours that will make your eyes light up and your mouth water.

This year, the festival runs from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020. Dozens of bakeries, cafes and pastry shops will be offering special menus featuring hot chocolates from your dreams.

There will be 44 participating locations, each of which will be serving innovative mugs of liquid chocolate

This year you can try over 100 different flavours, so if you want to try them all, you better start right away. Just kidding, we're sure it's impossible to actually try all of them.

You'll be able to enjoy everything from Star Wars-themed drinks to hot chocolates piled high with pastries and goodies.

In celebration of the decade anniversary, many popular favourites like the unicorn hot chocolate will be making a come back. If you didn't get your chance to try this adorable beverage before, this is your chance.

To help you satisfy your sweet tooth, these are the sinfully decadent chocolates you'll want to try:

Eye of the Tiger

When: Available from Saturday, January 25 to Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 8 to Friday 14, 2020.

Address: Bjorn Bar Bakery, 102-3053 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: If you love peanut butter, you need to try this beverage. It is a peanut butter milk hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce, and then loaded with tiger bar bites.


The Surrealist

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Beaucoup Bakery, 2150 Fir St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You can drink a tiny white almond hot chocolate out of a cookie cup and it's served with a spoon made out of more cookie.


Lucky Orange

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Saturday, February 8, 2020 

Address: Everbean Cafe, 15331 16 Ave #106, Surrey, BC

Why You Need To Go: The Lucky Orange is a delightful blend of mandarin orange and chocolate. On top, it has a super cute fortune cookie coated with pop-rock candy that will crackle in your mouth.


Marie Antoinette

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Laduree, 1141 Robson St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: It is a decadent white hot chocolate made with Marie-Antoinette tea. It also comes with two adorable pink macarons that have a cream filling with notes of tea, rose, citrus and honey.


The Tipsy Unicorn

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Soirette Pastry Boutique, 1433 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: The eye-catching unicorn hot chocolate is back. You won't want to miss your chance to try the strawberry and peach Schnapps hot chocolate and further enhanced with fluffy pink cotton candy.


The Bee's Knees

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: 49th Parallel + Lucky's Doughnuts, multiple locations, BC

Why You Need To Go: You'll want to keep sipping the sweet lavender-infused hot chocolate, served with a lavender and honeycomb shortbread cookie.


Come to the Dark Side

When: Available from Saturday, January 25 to Monday, February 3, 2020

Address: Gem Chocolates, 2029 West 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Star Wars fans will want to get their hands on the 'Dark Side' refreshment that comes with a Darth Vader chocolate.


The Ruby

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Mon Paris Patisserie, 4396 Beresford St., Burnaby, BC

Why You Need To Go: The Ruby hot chocolate is loaded with raspberry and rooibos flavours. 


Happy Birthday Cake

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Butter Baked Goods, 4907 Mackenzie St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: It doesn't need to be your birthday to treat yourself to this delicious dessert. The Happy Birthday Cake white hot chocolate comes with an eye-catching mini slice of cake.


Hot Yoda

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Soirette Pastry Boutique, 1433 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Fans of Disney's The Mandalorian need to get their hands on this baby Yoda Hojicha milk hot chocolate. 


Scent of Spring

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Monday, February 24, 2020

Address: Koko Monk, multiple locations, BC

Why You Need To Go: You won't be able to get enough of this orange and mint green hot chocolate that is vegan-friendly. 


Brok da Mout

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Honolulu Coffee, multiple locations, BC

Why You Need To Go: This Hawaiian-inspired drink has notes of hibiscus ginger tea, honey, and cardamom that will warm you up on a cold winters day.


Rocky Road to Love

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Chocolate Arts, 1630 West 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: It would be a yummy treat for Valentine's Day. The Rocky Road to Love is a bittersweet hot chocolate made with almond butter. On top, it has a light and airy marshmallows and a sweet caramel drizzle.


You da B-Bomb!

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, January 24, and Saturday, February 1 to Friday, February 7, 2020

Address: Bjorn Bar Bakery, 102-3053 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: You will want to race to try this dark hot chocolate that comes with a tower of mini croissant balls drizzled in chocolate.


Japanese First Kiss

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, January 31, 2020

Address: Baker and Table, 6414 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Not only do you get a yuzu hot chocolate, but it also comes with an incredible 'Lucky Cat' mochi bun.


Mademoiselle Jasmine

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Mon Paris Patisserie, 4396 Beresford St., Burnaby, BC

Why You Need To Go: The Mademoiselle Jasmine is almost too pretty to drink. The strawberry and jasmine tea hot chocolate is expertly decorated with a white flower and chocolate strawberry.


Wascally Wabbit

When: Available from Saturday, February 1 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Bel Cafe, multiple locations, BC

Why You Need To Go: If you love carrot cake, you'll want to try this drink that is made with warm spices and covered in a carrot whip.


Show me the Monet

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: 1931 Gallery Bistro, 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Inspired by Claude Monet's famous paintings of water lilies it is a ruby hot chocolate topped with parmesan and candied pecans.


What the Llama!

When: Available from Saturday, January 18 to Friday, February 14, 2020

Address: Soirette Pastry Boutique, 1433 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: This mango dark hot chocolate not only tastes good, but it is eye-candy too with the cute llama on top.

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