It's here..the 2015 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival runs from January 17th through February 14th. Each week we feature a different hot chocolate flavour with an accompanying creative treat. See you soon! And don't forget to enter the photo contest to win prizes over $500 in value.
Week #2, January 24-30, Pandan-à-Cocoa: We are using this fragrant grass used in Thai cooking, combined with toasted coconut in hot milk chocolate. January 24-30. Served with a milk chocolate tablette with dried panda, mango, chill and coconut.
Week #3, Miss Scarlett's Pecan Pie: Maybe Rhett Butler never would have left Miss Scarlett if he tasted this caramel pecan hot chocolate drink! January 31-February 6
Week #4, Cocoa van Gogh: The Dutch Speculaas (cinnamon, clove, et al.) spices are transformed into a Gem's own hot Speculaas chocolate. February 7-14
Going, Going, Gone...Week #1, Cocoa Lily: Like a Renoir (yes, both Pierre-Auguste and Claude Monet painted them) painting, there will be a chocolate flower floating on a black sesame seed hot chocolate. January 17-23
The Globe and Mail recommends putting the festival on your list of to-do's!
We have penguins bearing gifts / caramels
Here's last year's festival video with a Gem cameo for our black liquorice hot chocolate.
Today's Gelato flavours: pistachio, mango, coconut, mocha, sour cherry and raspberry (sorbetto).
We have a line of Swedish rotary tea lights and votives from Sweden's Pluto Producer AB - great for gifts! Happy Birthday, cats, lovebirds and several designs to choose from.
We also have vegan dark chocolate truffles and sugar-free bark...something for everyone!