January 31, 2019 11:13 am
Updated: February 28, 2019 8:43 am

New app lets Calgarians get easy access to YYC Hot Chocolate Fest vendors

Bell's Bookstore and Cafe in southwest Calgary is one of the participants in YYC Hot Chocolate Fest 2019.

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A Calgary festival that encourages people to sip on hot chocolate for charity kicks off on Friday, and this year there’s a new app to help you find participating vendors.

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest runs throughout the month of February, with over 75 local cafes, restaurants and chocolatiers selling special cocoa creations in support of Meals on Wheels.

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New for 2019, those wishing to taste one of the charity chocolate drinks can download the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest app which lets users find the closest participating businesses and vote for their favourite drink.

A list of participating vendors can also be found on the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest website.

According to Meals on Wheels, YYC Hot Chocolate Fest was a huge success last year, raising nearly $35,000 through the sale of over 20,000 hot chocolates.

BELOW: With over 2,300 ratings submitted, here are the three winning hot chocolates from 2018

  • Calgary’s best hot chocolate award: The Pistachio Orange Blossom Bliss from Blush Lane Organic Market
  • Calgary’s best spirited hot chocolate award: The Cinnamon Spice Hot Chocolate from Cravings Market Restaurant
  • The cup that runneth over award: The Black Gold Hot Chocolate from The Light Cellar (1,143 sold)

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