Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Mink Chocolates’

Since I started working downtown, I’ve been wanting to try Mink Chocolates but was never able to find a good time to drop by (they close too early on weekdays to make it happen). During the Hot Chocolate Festival earlier this month, I finally made the effort to swing by. It was the only chocolate shop I visited during the festival.

Food

Of the two offerings, I opted for The Sheba – ganache hot chocolate with pistachio. There’s an option of milk or dark chocolate, and I chose milk.

Hot Sheba Milk Chocolate

Hot Sheba Milk Chocolate

I had to order it to-go. However, I took a sip almost immediately after I received it, to make sure I was trying it at its best form. It was rich and creamy, like drinking a bar of melted milk chocolate, with some additional boiled milk. I wasn’t sure if I could taste any pistachio, though. It may be very subtle, too subtle for me to tell apart. I don’t think the pistachio flavour was prominent enough to call it The Sheba. And it’s certainly not a cheap cup of hot chocolate, and I would prefer it to be slightly hotter. The accompanying 72% dark chocolate wafer demonstrated to me that Mink has some good quality chocolate, which brings us to the 2nd reason why I went to Mink.

My visit was two-fold. (more…)

Read Full Post »

I received an invitation to the media event at the One of a Kind Show. There I had the opportunity to walk around the show, but as the VanFoodies, my focus was on the Flavours section. This post is going to be short and sweet, with lots of pictures to tell the story.

Before wandering around everyone (including the public) was treated to a performance of The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet.

The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet - 1

The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet - 1

The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet - 2

The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet - 2

The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet - 3

The Nutcracker by Goh Ballet - 3

Then I was intrigued by this cool-looking espresso machine. Turns out it’s an award-winning machine by Nescafe. It can make hot and cold beverages.

Circolo Machine by Nescafe

Circolo Machine by Nescafe

This is part of its Dolce Gusto Family.

Cool Display at the One of a Kind Coffee Competition Booth

Cool Display at the One of a Kind Coffee Competition Booth

Dolce Gusto Beverages

Dolce Gusto Beverages

Of the many varieties, I treated myself to a Caramel Macchiato. The taste was pretty good, and the machine & coffee pods are surprisingly affordable.

Nescafe Caramel Latte Macchiato

Nescafe Caramel Latte Macchiato

After getting some caffeine in my system, I approached the Flavours aisle. There were 34 vendors in this section, with a majority of them locally from BC. The following ones were particularly memorable for me. (more…)

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: