Here Are The Top 12 Drinks You Have To Try During Vancouver's 2018 Hot Chocolate Festival
Milk, dark or white, which chocolate's right?
One of the sweetest events of the year looks to return for its eighth year - the Vancouver 2018 Hot Chocolate Festival. This year looks to be better than ever, with 35 participants boasting 75 different flavours over 26 days. The event runs from January 20th to February 14th, ending on the most romantic (or Hallmark-y, if you'd like) day of the year.
To celebrate the return of another sweet, chocolatey festival, we've selected the top 12 drinks of the festival based on their unique and creative flavours. So without further ado!
1. Hot Chocolate Chaga // Eternal Abundance Organic Market & Cafe
Truly unique and what one can only think would be surprisingly comforting, their drink is made of BC Wild Chaga mushrooms.
2. El Dorado //
Take your white chocolate, but caramelize it until its golden. Then make it with Avalon organic milk and serve with leche-flavoured shortbread. Yum!
3. Trixie's A Hipster //
Ganache hot chocolate made with a fresh avocado. Whoever this Trixie is, we get it, you're a millennial.
4. Bier Belly //
The bier belly takes a new twist by serving milk hot chocolate with beer caramel - perfect for the craft beer enthusiast!
5. Wascally Wabbit //
Carrot cake hot chocolate gets mixed with blonde chocolate, spices and carrot crema. Sounds like double the dessert to me.
6. Dark Chocolate Love Potion //
A drink that's actually more martini than chocolate, it's served in a martini glass with liquid chocolate, vodka and creme de cacao. Sounds like a mean one.
7. The Campfire //
A fully vegan offering, it's mixed with two different kinds of chocolate and almond milk, served with marshmallow fluff and a graham cracker.
8. Off the Beet'N Patt //
A unique mix of white chocolate and black sesame, the drink is then finished with a fresh beet sauce.
9. At The Movies //
Here's another interesting pick. The drink is served with milk chocolate, popcorn-infused whipped cream, corn nut sprinkles and caramel sauce.
10. Dulcelicious //
Dulce De Leche hot chocolate is served with whipped cream. It's only made better with a side of bourbon peach ice cream and oat crumble topping.
11. Indiana Jones And The Valley Of The Lost Rare Chocolate //
Acclaimed to be the world's rarest and most sublime chocolate, Gem is using the "Maranon Fortunato No. 4" chocolate. A chocolate apparently as difficult to find as the title is to say.
12. A Nonconformist Plea For An Imaginary Summer //
Mixing tomato and raspberry white hot chocolate with rose creates a combo that seems nearly as quirky and perplexing as the drinks name.
Skinny Girl //
Mixing white wines - Riesling and Sauv. Blanc - with organic chocolate and hits of cherry creates a mixture that's just as likely to be seen at basic girl brunch.