Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Cookie Monster from Novella Coffee Bar | 2024 Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Our Taste of Chinatown adventure may have concluded, but our quest for delicious discoveries didn't stop there. On our way home, a quick bus transfer at Main Street and Broadway presented an irresistible opportunity: the Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was still in full swing! With smiles wide and taste buds ready, we veered off our route and headed straight for the inviting warmth of Novella Coffee Bar.

Their menu boasted "The Cookie Monster," which is part of the 14th Annual Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival.

#132 - The Cookie Monster from Novella Coffee Bar
A Chicago-style Oreo cheesecake white hot chocolate topped with raspberry drizzle.

The first sip confirmed our suspicions: this wasn't just hot chocolate. It was like melted ice cream. The rich white chocolate base, infused with the subtle sweetness of cheesecake, was pure bliss. But the real stars of the show were the abundant Oreo crumbles, adding a delightful textural contrast and bursts of chocolatey goodness.

The raspberry drizzle was the perfect finishing touch, cutting through the sweetness with a delightful tartness and adding a vibrant pop of colour.

Novella Coffee Bar not only warmed our hands on a chilly afternoon but also reminded us that the best adventures are often found by taking a chance and indulging in a bit of sweetness.

Below is a list of all the hot chocolates we have tried this year.

  1. #11 - Chocolate Caliente from Artigiano
  2. #12 - S'morelicious Hot Chocolate from Artigiano
  3. #13 - Join the Dark Side from Beaucoup Bakery and Cafe
  4. #15 - Java the Hutt from Beaucoup Bakery and Cafe
  5. #30 - Violet's Berry Delight from Boba Run
  6. #31 - For the Love of Mint Chocolate from Boba Run
  7. #69 - Hot Choc'cuterie Board from Faubourg Bakery
  8. #71 - Tiramisu Au Chocolat Noir from Faubourg Bakery
  1. #77 - Unicorn Kisses from Fufú Café
  2. #92 - Snow-Coco from Honolulu Coffee
  3. #93 - Calli-Coco from Honolulu Coffee
  4. #132 - The Cookie Monster from Novella Coffee Bar
  5. #133 - Bear with Me from Nuttea
  6. #140 - Barrel of Chunky Monkeys from The Pie Hole
  7. #147 - Pala Siau Chocolat from Thierry Chocolates

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