Strive Over 140 Varieties Of Sizzling Chocolate At The 2023 Vancouver Sizzling Chocolate Competition

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The Vancouver Sizzling Chocolate Competition is again for its thirteenth season with over 140 varieties of scorching chocolate. The pageant runs from January 14 to February 14 at 95 totally different places throughout the town.

The Vancouver Sizzling Chocolate Competition is a superb time to discover a brand new neighbourhood and help native companies. Use their digital map to search out collaborating distributors throughout Higher Vancouver from Whistler to White Rock and in all places in between.

Map by way of Vancouver Sizzling Chocolate Competition

Lots of the chocolate concoctions are photogenic, so you’ll want to snap a pic of your scorching chocolate earlier than you drink. However you’ll want to tag it with #HCFphotocontest. You could possibly win reward certificates from collaborating distributors. The grand prize winner will get $500 value!

The occasion additionally helps a number of charitable companions that target offering meals to kids and households in want. New for 2023, the pageant can be distributing vouchers free of charge scorching chocolate on the pageant to low-income kids via accredited charities as a part of the Marshmallow Goals Challenge.

This yr’s distributors have give you over modern 140 scorching chocolate flavours that may redefine your understanding of the beverage. Search for distinctive concoctions incorporating bubble tea, caramel apples, citrus, cookies, chai tea, and much extra.

Listed below are only a few of the recent candies you’ll be able to pattern at this yr’s pageant.

Kafka’s Espresso

Kafka’s is serving up two distinctive scorching chocolate treats for this yr’s pageant. The Boba Increase Choco-Latta is a mash-up of scorching chocolate and boba tea served with a black sesame chocolate truffle. In the event you’re searching for a maximalist tackle the basic, get the Final “Youngsters” Sizzling Chocolate, which incorporates whipped cream, sprinkles, and mini marshmallows. Essentially the most cute half is the accompanying slice of cookie “pizza”, with sweet toppings.

The place: 151 West Hastings Avenue, Vancouver; 860 Richards Avenue, Vancouver; and 120-577 Nice Northern Method, Vancouver

Two hot chocolates from Kafka's on offer at the 2023 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Picture: Kafka’s Espresso/Cody Briggs

Uno Gelato

Head to this playful gelato spot to strive two totally different scorching candies. The Drink of Kings is a vegan scorching chocolate made with oat milk, decadent Callebaut dairy-free chocolate, and Medjool dates. It comes with a scrumptious vegan and gluten-free vanilla cookie. Or strive the boozy Vancouver Sunny Rush, which incorporates darkish chocolate, Jim Bean Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Cointreau, and maple syrup. It comes with a caramel macaron.

The place: 2579 West Broadway, Vancouver and #36 – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Caffe Artigiano

Strive two several types of scorching chocolate at this espresso store. The Passionfruit Sizzling Chocolate consists of passionfruit syrup and is topped with passionfruit cheesecake whipped cream. The Cookies and Creme incorporates darkish and white chocolate sauces. Each include a signature cookie.

The place: Twelve places throughout the North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby, and Whistler.

Sciue Italian Bakery Cafe + Soirette

For this yr’s pageant, Sciue collaborated with Soirette to create two Italian-inspired scorching candies. Don’t miss Get within the Gondola With Casanova, a Panettone scorching chocolate topped with a galani cookie using in a Venice-style gondola. In the event you love hazelnuts, get the Ticket to Amore, which is Baci-flavoured.

The place: 126 Davie Avenue, Vancouver and 800 West Pender Avenue, Vancouver

Honolulu Espresso

You’ll wish to pattern each of Honolulu Espresso’s choices at this yr’s pageant. The Donut is made with darkish chocolate, espresso, and a sea salt cheese frosting, in a enjoyable donut form. The Raincouver comes with its personal scrumptious cotton sweet cloud, suspended over a cup of darkish scorching chocolate with pink Himalayan sea salt.

The place: 888 Nelson Avenue, Vancouver; 2098 West forty first Avenue, Vancouver; and 97 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

The Pie Gap

This yr The Pie Gap has three totally different scorching candies on the menu. The Fats Elvis consists of chocolate, bananas, and peanut butter and is served with a private pie. Banish the winter blues with the Drink Your Emotions, made with butter pecan syrup. It comes with their signature Eat Your Emotions pecan, chocolate, and oat bar. Or strive the “DDD” Raspberry Cream, a white mascarpone scorching chocolate with raspberry compote that’s served with a private raspberry cream pie.

The place: 1864 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver and 7832 sixth Avenue, Burnaby

By Taryn Eyton
Supply Inside Vancouver