Since we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year will still be a little different. There will not be a launch event this year again, which is slightly sad since there is no way to pre-try some of the amazing drinks that are being offered. Looking at the list of contestants there will be no need to get Calgarians excited because there are so many amazing businesses participating. We cannot wait to get trying these delicious hot chocolates that the businesses of Calgary are offering.
If you don’t know what YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is, it takes place in February every year and participating cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers compete for the coveted titles of Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate, and the Cup that Runneth Over (who sells the most). A portion from each of the Hot Chocolates supports Meals on Wheels and that in turn provides meals to Calgarians in need.
This is our sixth year participating in YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Last year we were able to try over 50 different Hot Chocolates and 44 the year before. We wonder how many we will be able to try this year.
There are so many amazing cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers participating this year, including;
- Bike and Brew
- Black Sheep
- Pixies Candy Parlour
- Café Jindo
- Cravings Market
- Element Café
- V Burger (not on website, but on the app)
Although we have only listed ten, there is so many more that are going to be exciting to try.
If you would like to follow our adventure make sure you follow us @extremecoffeefreak on Instagram or keep checking out the website for all the posts about the drinks.
We look forward to trying the hot chocolates this year!