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Victoria Hot Chocolate Festival is 32 days of warm, velvety goodness

Event is raising money for the BC SPCA
A child cools down her hot chocolate. The Victoria Hot Chocolate Festival delights fans Jan. 20 to Feb. 20 Dan Ferguson / Langley Advance Times photo

By Tanara Oliveira

The mouthwatering Victoria Hot Chocolate Festival pours 32 days of sweet treats Jan. 20 to Feb. 20.

In support of the BC SPCA Victoria Community Animal Centre, a number of local businesses will create one-of-a-kind hot chocolate experiences at this delicious event.

Among the 14 participating businesses is Duo Cafe Bakery at Inn at Laurel Point, which has a signature hot chocolate inspired by the flavours of classic Thai coffee. This creation boasts a velvety dark chocolate base infused with the vibrant freshness of basil.

Meanwhile, Floyd’s Diner offers a daring twist with their fusion of chocolate and bacon. Their featured hot chocolate includes steamed milk and (pink) white chocolate, crowned with a generous dollop of real whipped cream and candied bacon.

Check out the full list of delicious options here.

While each participating business determines the price of their hot chocolate, the Hot Chocolate Festival takes a charitable approach.

For every sale made, $1 is earmarked for the BC SPCA Victoria Community Animal Centre. The festival was conceived as a delightful means of fostering community bonds while championing a local cause. This year’s target is to raise $10,000 for the centre.

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