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    HotChocolateFest @hotchocolatefest

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    HotChocolateFest(@hotchocolatefest)

    If you think our Team Hot Chocolate make amazing hocho you should see what some of them have in store for the Lunar New Year! Gong Hei Fat Choy! Wishing you health, happiness and much prosperity in this Year of the Dog. . Left to right, from the @top. thaaschocolates @ thaaschocolates @ eastvanroasters @ monparis.ca Clip @art lovesoirette @ thaaschocolates @ chezchristophe @ lovesoirette . #vancouver #hotchocolatefest #burnaby #pastry #yearofthedog #chinesenewyear #pastryart

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    @josephinewoo Hooray, Josephine!! Congratulations!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ You have just won $500 worth of gift certificates (20 x $25) from our 2018 Festival vendors. Don't eat that chocolate all at once now! πŸ¨β˜•πŸ«πŸ« . . So that's it, folks. Another hot chocolate festival come and gone. We hope you had a fun time and found lots of new favourite places to return to throughout the year! Thank you for joining us and sending in all your wonderful HC photos. We'll see you again in 2019! And until then remember what we always say.. ."Hot Chocolate makes you happy!!! #vancouver #valentine #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #valentinesday #yvrhotchocolate #chocolate #cocoa

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    And now for the big one! Wow there are a lot of ballots in here ..... Drawing for $500 worth of gift certificates from our 2018 Hot Chocolate Festival vendors. And the winner is ..... .drumroll ..................................

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    @jb0968 . . Woo Hoo! Way to go!!! πŸ˜„πŸ””πŸ””πŸ””β­. Jb has won $150* worth of gift certificates from our 2018 Hot Chocolate Festival vendors. You go, girl!!!. . . *(In the form of 6 x $25)

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    And now we have our 2nd prize draw.... . $150 worth of gift certificates from our 2018 Hot Chocolate Festival vendors. . And the winner is ...... .

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    @ryanmyuen πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰πŸŽ† .. . Yay, Ryan! He wins $75 worth of gift certificates from our 2018 participating vendors.*. . *In the form of 3 x $25

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    Next up: The third prize: $75 worth of gift certificates from our 2018 participating vendors....goes to ....

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    Well, no wonder she looks happy. As the winner of the award for the most popular featured photo of the Festival, with 647 votes (unaudited), @3ggi3 has won herself a pass to the 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. . The pass gives one person a free complimentary featured hot chocolate from every participating vendor, and is worth approximately $200 in value. . Congratulations, @3ggi3!

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    πŸ“―πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ We're about to start giving away some prizes! πŸ˜€. Are you feeling lucky?πŸ€ First up will be the "People's Choice" for best photo of Festival 2018. Then it's on to the chocolate πŸ©β˜•πŸ«πŸ΅!!! . We'll award them in this order: 3rd - $75 worth of Gift Certificates/ 2rd - $150 worth of GCs/ 1st- $500 worth of GCs (The Grand Prize) So let's begin...

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    Our final "Photo of the Day", for February 14th, was just too much fun to resist. @once_upon_a_foodie took a whimsical cartoon take on "The Campfire" hot chocolate at @cartemsdonuts, capturing all its smokey chocolate and coconut marshmallow goodness. Quite by coincidence (truly) this happened to be the last photo submitted by @once_upon_a_foodie, who this year managed to sample approximately 40 featured Festival drinks. That's amazing dedication for you, and ought to be worthy of a prize in itself. Congratulations to a true Festival supporter. πŸ˜šπŸ† #marshmallow #vancouver #cartems #smokey #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #yvrhotchocolate #chocolate #campfire

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    Although there were many, many wonderful shots submitted this season that fully deserved to be featured as "Photo of the Day", sadly we only have room for two more. Both were chosen because they took an off beat, artistic approach to the subject of hot chocolate, but in drastically different ways. . For February 13th we have 2 digital photo manipulations by @krazcey. The first is "Rumble in the Jungle" from @trafiqmain and the second is the "Tokyo Drift" from @temperpastry. Swipe left to see both. They don't look like anything you've seen before. #vancouver #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #yvrhotchocolate #chocolate #westvancouver #foodandart

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    Peeps, please play nice. Stop reposting your photos under different accounts. The system recognizes when it has seen a photo before. It won't help you get more ballots and it just clogs up our feed. Don't panic if you have submitted a photo in the last 4 days and you don't see it on the list. We are behind with updating the Web page, but all your photos will be entered. . Please do not purchase likes to win the photo contest. We have a year to check on that and if purchased likes were used to win your entry it will be disqualified. . Check your entry if you sent over a week ago and it doesn't look like we have it. Did you tag it properly to hotchocolatefest not hotchocolatefestival (or cityfood on instagram.) A good way to know if your entry made it into the barrel is to check it for our "like". We "like" every entry we process. If it is missing then your photo may have gone astray. Tag it and resend. But put a line to that effect if you send after 2 pm today. ( After 2 pm we will not be accepting new entries but we will look into any previous missing ones.) . Have a nice day and remember...chocolate makes you happy! Even if we have to beat you. 😊

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    Our second Grand Prize is the winner of the "People's Choice for Best Photo of the Festival". The winner receives a pass entitling them to one free featured hot chocolate from every participating vendor in the 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. Winners are determined by the number of likes on their photos entered this year for the 2018 Fest. So far, these are the lead horses in the race, although their numbers have probably already changed. . From left to @right: 3ggi3 - 634 @votes lagoliviaa - 416 @votes mkayitskris - 382 @votes _indecisive foodie - 244 votes . Voting will remain open until 6 p.m. and announced at 9 p.m. #vancouver #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #vhcfphotocontest

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    Oh Good Golly! Look at this pile of loot - so many gift certificates from our vendors and partners that we can't even get them all into one frame!. Who is going to own them? It could be YOU! . Tonight we will be doing a blind draw from the barrel for three winners. The first draw will be for the Grand Prize (20 GCs for $500 value). Then in the next hour the 2nd Prize winner (5 GCs for $150 value) and finally the 3rd prize (3 GCs for $75 value). All winners (including the "People's Choice Best Photo contest) will be announced tonight at 9 pm, only in reverse order. Chances of winning increase with each photo you submitted. Contest closes at 2 p.m. #vancouver #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #valentinesday #vhcfphotocontest

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    Good Morning and Happy Valentines Day! You don't need red hearts, flowers or poetry to tell someone they are special - Say it in chocolate! It's hot! β˜• . Just a reminder that today is the last day of the hot chocolate festival so be sure to get out there and make the most of it. We will be posting a few more of our favourite festival "Super Shots' and accepting contest entries until 2 p.m. Winners will be drawn and announced at 9 pm tonight. . This photo of @thaaschocolates ' "A Snowball Fight in Chamonix" was taken by @travelswithyangster (and yes, you can vote for it.) ☺

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    Valentine's Choice been a dark day; you're whipped. All you want to do is plop your face into a pink cloud of deliciousness, and you don't give a raspberry what your date thinks about it. Uh, okay. Then its @butterbakedgoods' "Raspberry Pavlova" for you my friend. Dark hot chocolate topped with vanilla whipped cream, topped with raspberry meringue, topped with freeze-dried raspberries. Enough said. Photo by #vancouver #valentine #meringue #raspberry #13 #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #valentinesday #yvrhotchocolate #valentinedrink #chocolate #cocoa

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    Valentine's Choice eating is your date's new thing. Go to @chocolateartsvancouver for a hot chocolate that is as beautiful as a rose and flavoured with beet juice! Even the side treats are chocolate-covered beet chips. Like the name says, "If You Can't Beet 'em, Join 'em!". Photo by #vancouver #valentine #kitsilano #beetjuice #12 #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #valentinesday #yvrhotchocolate #valentinedrink #beet #chocolate #cocoa

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    Valentine's Choice your hot chocolate pal represents the best of "The Greatest Generation". . . Seniors need more fun than TV and bingo so spring them from the home and take them out for Valentines treats to a place that will have them reminiscing about the courting days of their youth, how you used to be able to actually buy something with a dime, and how they once screamed over Elvis. @glenburnsoda and its old-fashioned charm is the spot, and now that they have brought back their cherry-lishous "Sealed with a Kirsch" its even more like a party. The chocolate cherry ice cream sandwich will have Gram or Gramps jiving in no time. . Photo by @eating.the.rainbow, with help from #vancouver #valentine #cherry #kirsch #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #11 #hotcocoa #valentinesday #yvrhotchocolate #icecreamsandwich #valentinedrink #chocolate #cocoa

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    Shall we take a little break from all the Valentine's themed posting and celebrate our 'Photo of the Day' for February 12th? We found it here in @jaxandkeltie 's view of "Rocky Road" - the hot chocolate with house made marshmallows and granola cluster cookie served at @terrabreads. . The study is a reminder that despite the red and gold flash of V-Day and Chinese New Years we are still in the chill embrace of winter. And there is much beauty in its starkness, if one knows how to #vancouver #marshmallow #cookie #granola #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #yvrhotchocolate #chocolate #cocoa

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    Valentine's Choice the only date you want for Valentine's is the companionship of a good book. . Plus a quiet corner to enjoy it, a mug of something comforting and warm, and maybe a delicious donut .. or two. What are sweatpants for anyway? You can find all that with the "Donut Misu" Festival hot chocolate with dark roasted coffee, Ameretto and a hint of nutmeg at @cartemsdonuts. . Photo by #vancouver #valentine #10 #ameretto #hotchocolatefest #hotchocolatefestival #hotchocolate #hotcocoa #valentinesday #yvrhotchocolate #nutmeg #coffee #valentinedrink #chocolate #cocoa

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