Greater Vancouver’s Famous Hot Chocolate Festival Launches This Saturday

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Greater Vancouver’s Famous Hot Chocolate Festival Launches This Saturday

Staring this Saturday, January 15th you can check out the famous Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival!


Vancouver’s tastiest cafes, chocolatiers, pastry shops, and bakeries are coming together to launch over 105 different flavours this year! Escape the gloomy days of early January at one of the 67 different participating locations around Vancouver (and one in Whistler!) for a sweet treat.


There are tons of incredibly innovative flavours to try as well as your classics. You’ve only got a month to try as many of these mouth-watering creations as you can!

Image courtesy of Honolulu Coffee

The delicious Honolulu Coffee has released their all-new hot chocolate flavour, the ‘Bananako’i’, which they recommend pairing with their Banana Foster Ice Cream Sandwich…a tropical spin on a seasonal favourite. Giovane Caffè is offering two different hot chocolates – their minty ‘Aria Fresca’ and ‘Ciao Bella’ with rich hazelnut and cookie crumbs.



Sciué has launched their ‘Mask-querade’ hot chocolate with pistachio white chocolate and ‘Calabria Sunshine’ that blends orange citrus with velvety hot chocolate. Another favourite, Super Veloce’s ‘Formula Piccante’ is a fiery chile hot chocolate and their Pronti, Partenza, Via’ really is the peanut butter-chocolate combo of your dreams.

Image courtesy of Sciué

And if you’re craving some more chocolate-y goodness, the Hot Chocolate Fest is hosting an Instagram contest where you could win up to $500 in gift certificates from participating vendors! All you have to do is a share an IG photo of one of your hot chocolates and tag #HCFphotocontest in the caption! The winners will be announced on Valentines Day, February 14th!

Image courtesy of Super Veloce, Mark Yammine


When: January 15th – February 14th 2022

Where: At over 65 participating locations around Greater Vancouver and Whistler

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