Since dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic last year, this year is back at it full steam ahead. This year the launch is a go, but sadly we will be unable to go. Looking at the list of contestants there will be no need to get Calgarians excited because there are so many amazing businesses participating this year. We cannot wait to get trying these delicious hot chocolates that the businesses of Calgary are offering. This year there are 109 participating vendors and 115 different drinks, so start planning which you would like to try.
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 which in turn provides meals to Calgarians in need.
This is our seventh year participating in YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Last year we were able to try over 60 different Hot Chocolates and 50 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;
- Black Sheep
- Pixies Candy Parlour
- Café Jindo
- Cravings Market
- Element Café
- Fringe Coffee
- Bullet Coffee House
- Boogie’s Burgers
- Brekkie / Sammie Cafe
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!
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