Explore Squamish - January 14, 2022

Your Guide to the Squamish Hot Chocolate Festival

They say that chocolate is happiness that you can eat – but what about if you drink it?

From February 4th to 21st, 2022, get ready to dive deep into the tantalizing world of delicious hot chocolate! The Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Hot Chocolate Festival is BACK for its second year and chocolate lovers throughout the lower mainland are rejoicing!

At this years festival we'll see Squamish's finest local coffee crafters create a unique hot chocolate and dessert pairing that will tempt your taste buds and awaken your senses.

Be sure to make the rounds and visit each locale, sipping and appreciating each divine hot chocolate for its presentation, flavour, creativity and overall appeal. In the end, the only judge in this devilishly decadent experiment is you. 

Tips to do it right:

  • Make a plan
  • Pace it out
  • Share with friends
  • Post on social!

There are some new participants this year so now you've got just 17 days to try all 16! We've split them up by neighbourhood below to help get your started. 

Participating Businesses:

 

South Squamish

 

Chatterbox Café at the Britannia Mine Museum 

Raspberry White Hot Chocolate. Paired with a dark chocolate raspberry sandwich cookie (gf & vegan). 

Available in 12oz & 16oz with option for alternative milks.

 

Co-Pilot Café at the Sea to Sky Gondola 

Churro Hot Chocolate. Paired with Churro.

Available in 12oz & 16oz with option for alternative milks.

 

DOWNTOWN SQUAMISH

 

1914 Coffee Co.

Chocolate Red Velvet Cake Hot Chocolate sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries and dark cocoa powder. Paired with a vanilla sugar cookie from Fox & Oak. 

Available in 8oz, 12oz & 16oz with option for alternative milks. 

 

Caffé Garibaldi

Hot Tropic: Ginger Lime Hot Chocolate. Paired with a mini silky smooth mango, ginger & lime flan or tartlet from Cul de Sac Kitchen (gf & vegan option available) 

Available in 12oz with option for alternative milks.

 

Fox & Oak

The Stroopwafel Hot Chocolate with hocolate and caramel sauce with skor marshmallow topping. Paired with a mini caramel- glazed brioche doughnut topped with a stroopwafel (all house-made).

Available in 8oz & 12oz with option for alternative milks. 

 

Grateful Gift Shop

Cordyceps Collagen Hot Cacao - Heirloom Cacao blended with adaptogenic, energy boosting cordyceps super mushroom + plant-based collagen. Paired with a peppermint no-bake chocolate cup with a crunchy outer shell and a rich chocolate centre from Yellow Glacier Kitchen.

Available in 12oz. 100% organic, gluten-free & vegan.

 

The Green Moustache

Banana Date Hot Chocolate. Paired with chocolate banana bread. 

Available in 12oz. 100% gluten-free, vegan, organic & only sweetened with dates.

 

The Green Olive Market & Café

Creamy Organic Tahini Hot Chocolate. Paired with dark chocolate square truffles with organic honey halva and roasted almonds OR European Thick Hot Chocolate with vanilla bean chantilly, chocolate sprinkles. Paired with Mosaico squares.

100% vegan & gluten-free

 

Sunflower Bakery & Café 

The Cotton Candy Alpenglow, a cotton candy infused electric pink chocolate topped with whip cream float, rainbow sprinkles, & finished with Fairy Floss.

Available in 12oz takeout only, with options for alternative milks.

 

Zephyr Café

Banana Hot Chocolate garnished with a homemade rosebud marshmallow. Paired with a chocolate dipped peanut butter cookie sprinkled with banana chips.

Available in 10oz & 12oz with option for alternative milks. Vegan & gluten-free options. 

 

Squamish Central

 

Alice & Brohm (Garibaldi location only)

Hokey Pokey Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream. Paired with a mini hokey pokey ice cream cone.

Available in 12oz, option for alternative milks. Gluten-free option available.

 

Cloudburst Café

Chai Hot Chocolate. Paired with a Pistachio Truffle.

Available in 12oz,16oz & 20oz with option for alternative milks.

 

Counterpart Coffee 

Hot Chocolate infused with caramelized pears poached in a brown sugar caramel sauce, with walnuts, ginger and vanilla. Paired with a chocolate from Xoco. 

Available in 8oz &12 oz. with option for alternative milks. Vegan option available.

 

North Squamish/Brackendale

 

Bean Brackendale Café

Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate. Paired with a pretzel s’mores cookie on the side.

Available in 12oz 

 

The Crabapple Café

Spiced Raspberry Matcha Hot Chocolate. Paired with a Raspberry and Citrus Chocolate Cream Truffle.

Available in 12oz with option for alternative milks.

 

Ride Hub Café 

"Tinder" Hot Chocolate. A spicy ginger dark hot chocolate beverage sure to warm the belly!  Made from dark chocolate sauce and ginger chilli syrup, topped with cinnamon. 

Available in 8oz with option for alternative milks.

 

Level up your chocolate intake and see what that makes you:

1-5 Hot Chocolates: Crazy for Cocoa

6-10 Hot Chocolates: Chocolate Monster

11-16 Hot Chocolates: King/Queen of the Chocolate Kingdom

Milky or dark, white or all the colours of the rainbow, pinnacles of whipped cream or foamed to perfection, we can’t wait to taste each location's dreamy confectionary concoctions. 

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