Foodology Disclaimer: Leonidas invited me to try some of their Hot chocolate to gear up for the Hot Chocolate Festival.
Leonidas is located below Canada Place and serves great hot chocolate to locals and tourists. Besides hot chocolate, they have dessert, coffee and shakes. It is a popular franchise all over the world and a few years ago, it arrived in Vancouver.
They pride themselves of offering chocolates made with 100% cocoa butter – no fillers, no wax, no vegetable oil, no animal fats. Their chocolates are flown in from Belgium and not made in-house.
This year, they are participating in the Hot Chocolate Festival starting Saturday January 19th till February 14th, 2013. These sound crazy amazing, especially the frozen noisette.
Their 4 flavours offered this year are The Frozen Noisette, Tiger Milk, Jamaican Kiss and Boho Secret.
The Frozen Noisette
Melted praline blended into frozen yogurt, topped with a shot of melted chocolate, and finished with crushed hazelnuts.
Everyone LOVED this! You must get this!
Leonidas White chocolate, saffron, cardamom, nutmeg, and finished with slivered almonds.
This drink kinda reminded me of Chai tea. It definitely different than all the other hot chocolates.
Leonidas Milk Chocolate, coconut milk and pineapple rum.
M loved this! It has a stronger taste of coconut than the rum, but is a great combination.
Leonidas 72% Sao Tome dark chocolate, mint and a secret ingredient.
This was my second favourite and it reminded me of a peppermint patty or After Eight chocolate.
With the hot chocolates, you get a choice of a chocolate, a sample of leige waffle or some treat to accompany your drink.
This is their regular menu.
72% Dark Hot Chocolate is definitely not for everyone. It is very rich and good for people who like dark chocolate. If you enjoy something a bit smoother, the 52% dark hot chocolate might be better.
The hot chocolate is served in a double walled cup, so it stays hotter for longer.
It even comes with a little chocolate.
Champagne Hot Chocolate isn’t on the menu, but you can order it. It is made of the Champagne truffles and is so good! It’s not alcoholic at all, but it adds a nice after taste. I really enjoyed this one!
Earl Grey Macaron had a very nice flavour, but the texture of the macaron tends to stick slightly to your teeth. The macaron didn’t fall apart easily as some other places in town. A good macaron to go with your hot chocolate is always a plus.
Words of Wisdom:
- Delicious Dark Chocolates and hot chocolates!
- Under $10
- Closest Skytrain: Waterfront
#29 – 1055 Canada Place