It’s that time of year again! Time for Vancouver annual Hot Chocolate Festival! From January 18th to February 14th, 24 local participants will be offering over 60 flavors. At roughly two hot chocolates a day, I think that’s eminently doable. Last year, Akemi and I managed to sample about half the hot chocolates being offered and, this year, we plant to do even better. Yes, we’ll be like athletes, pacing ourselves, giving a 110% in the face of adversity except that, instead of running a marathon, we’ll be downing liquid chocolate.
There were some great offerings last year:
And I’m eager to get started. I’ve started my training by consuming a quarter bar of dark chocolate every day leading up to kick-off. Wish me luck!
Perfect timing too as, today, I received a clean bill of health from my doctor. Well, more or less. Essentially, he didn’t find anything wrong with me and that’s good enough for me.
A couple of days ago, my sister sent me the following link:
Yep, mighty expensive. And, in some cases, kind of intriguing as well. Double vanilla with cashew brittle? Whiskey eggnog? Sea salt caramel? Hmmm.
You folks strike me as worldly in the ways of ice cream. Ever sampled any of the mentioned brands? Are they worth their premium price tag? Or are we sticking with Breyers?
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