The first ever Victoria Hot Chocolate Festival is brewing up winter’s favourite beverages from January 20 to February 20, 2024. Participating cafés, eateries, and bakeries all around Victoria are ready to serve unique artisan flavours. One dollar from every hot chocolate sold will go to the BC SPCA Victoria Community Animal Center.
Some of the signature hot chocolate creations featured in this year’s festival include red velvet hot chocolate with cream cheese whip, butternut toffee milk chocolate, 71% cocoa drinking chocolate, pink white chocolate with candied bacon, and white chocolate raspberry to name a few examples. Select merchants will also be offering non-dairy and vegan options so everyone can find a flavour to savor.
Participating merchants for the 2024 festival include:
- The Veranda at the Fairmont Empress
- Duo Café Bakery (Inn at Laurel Point)
- Pure Lovin’ Chocolate
- Chocolat & Co
- Bear & Joey Café
- Oso Cookies & Donuts
- Floyd’s Diner (All locations)
- Shirley Delicious
- Pendray Inn and Tea House
- Good Earth Coffeehouse (Bay Centre)
- Caffe Fantastico (All locations)
- The Fickle Fig (All locations)
- Flourish BeauTea (All locations)
- Courtyard Café (Hotel Grand Pacific)
“We’re honored the Victoria Hot Chocolate Festival has chosen to support the BC SPCA Victoria,” says Jes Alder, Senior Officer, Community Giving (Southern Vancouver Island) BC SPCA. “It will make such a positive difference for vulnerable animals in our community who need help this year.”
The Hot Chocolate Festival is a great way to support local businesses, give back and enjoy the winter season with friends and family or meet other hot chocolate lovers withing your community.
“It is such a pleasure to collaborate with the BC SPCA, Days Inn, and Black Ball Ferry Line to host Victoria’s 1st Hot Chocolate Festival,” says Kelly Lynn Kurta, Executive Director of the Greater Victoria Festival Society. “We are excited to taste some of the wonderful creations from local businesses. The generosity and warmth of our community continually amazes me.”
The Victoria Hot Chocolate Festival, supported by Days Inn Victoria and Black Ball Ferry Line in partnership with the Greater Victoria Festival Society runs January 20 to February 20, 2024, for more information and a complete list of participating merchants visit hotchocolatefestvictoria.com and follow on social media to see the great creations.