Warm Up With a Hot Chocolate From Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

Sip on the dark Caribbean blend hot chocolate, the spiced single origin hot chocolate or the West African milk chocolate hot chocolate.

From left to right, Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut's dark Caribbean blend hot chocolate, the West African milk chocolate hot chocolate and the spiced single origin hot chocolate. Photograph by Bluefish Studios.

There is an important question you need to answer when you order a hot chocolate at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. Is it best to put the oversized cup right to your lips, or do you use the provided spoon to scoop up the chocolate shavings and whipped cream like a dessert?

I went with the creamy African milk chocolate variety, though there are darker South American and Caribbean varieties on the menu. The hot chocolate itself is thick and rich — and the velvety flavour tones are pronounced, and aren’t disguised by any sort of spices or add-ons. This is a rich, filling experience, and it pairs well with the sweet crepes on order. I went with the salted caramel, which offers a nice counterpoint and tang to the richness of the drink.

10103 124 St., 780-488-0690, cococochocolatiers.com

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This article appears in the January 2020 issue of Avenue Edmonton.

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