YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is a fundraiser event that runs all the month of February and it supports Meals on Wheels. Each traditional hot chocolate participating will donate a dollar of their sales per drink while spirited hot chocolate will donate two dollars of their sales per drink. You can download their passport online at YYC Hot Chocolate Fest.
To kick off this year’s YYC Hot Chocolate Fest we went to the kickoff at the Calgary Farmers Market where we got to sample eight different hot chocolates. We sampled hot chocolates from Analog, Waves, Totali Tea, Kienna Cafe Karma, Eaglequest Golf Course, Janice Beaton Fine Foods, Earth Cravings, and Kaben Espresso Bar. Each had its own different taste and unique feel. After tasting each of those we got really excited to see what was coming.
So to kick off the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, my daughter went to Barrow because it was located at Mount Royal University. Barrow’s hot chocolate was an Earl Grey Hot Chocolate which was a combination of tea and hot chocolate. It was an amazing blend between the two.
My family decided to kick off YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, we decided to head over to our local coffee house, Euphoria Cafe. Their signature hot chocolate is called the ‘Avalanche’. Both my wife and daughter ordered the hot chocolate, my son had an aero-press coffee, and I had a Spanish Latte.
The ‘Avalanche‘ was a combination of semi sweet chocolate, steamed velvety milk, topped with an avalanche of touched marshmallows, salted pretzels, caramel drizzle, and a dash of cinnamon. It was absolutely amazing while supporting Meals on Wheels. We talked with the barista and he had said that they have made over 40 Avalanche Hot Chocolates already today.