It's the Second Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival and my pals at the Juice Truck have teamed up with super-yummy chocolatier Beta 5 Chocolates this year and will be offering a different hot chocolate every week during the festival. Today they debuted their first entry, the White Chocolate Matcha Hot Chocolate, and I was the first to get a chance to taste it!
Beta 5 made this big block of matcha white chocolate, which gets dipped and stirred into hot water.
2 minutes later, voila! Add some yuzu marshmallows, and you have a delicious non-dairy treat! Perfect for a snowy day like today.
I'm not a huge white chocolate fan, but this was amazing. The combination of the matcha with the sweetness of the white chocolate was perfect, and not too rich. I say YES.
I'm going to try to get out to sample some of the other hot chocolates on offer during the festival - you can check out the schedule and list of participants at CityFood Magazine.