The Hot Chocolate Festival is back for another year of fun flavours from participating cafes and restaurants around Vancouver!

To kick off this year, we checked out our favourite neighbourhood haunt Trafiq. If you haven’t been, you should put it in your to do list – their cakes are amazing!

This year for the fest, they’re offering several flavours. The week we attended they were serving Izanagi & Izanami and Shiva & Parvati.

trafiq hot chocolate fest 2019

Izanagi & Izanami is their Japanese inspired drink made with Hamasaen matcha, 34% Cacao Barry Zéphyr white chocolate and pistachio. The hot chocolate is a nice balance of matcha and white chocolate, not too sweet and a great matcha flavour to it (not too bitter). It’s served with a beautiful mini matcha opera cake that’s dense but fluffy.

trafiq hot chocolate fest 2019

The Shiva & Parvati is the Indian inspired drink created with dirty chai with in-house blend of spices, Columbian single origin 85% chocolate and mixed in with a double shot of espresso. I love the mixture of spice and sweetness when it comes to hot chocolates and this one is the perfect blend. It’s paired with a mini Chai Cheesecake that is not too sweet but a nice addition to the hot chocolate overall.

For more information on the Hot Chocolate Festival, check out their website here: