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[Box Review] Candy Japan: October Part 2 Box

[Box Review] Candy Japan: October Part 2 Box

A few months ago, I came across Candy Japan, a subscription box service for Japanese snack lovers. The foodie in me was immediately intrigued! Snacks from Asia, particularly Japan, often come in all sorts of unique flavours and cute packaging. I was eager to see what a surprise box of hand-picked Japanese snacks would yield, … Continue reading

4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Now in its fourth year, the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF) is an annual community event that showcases creativity at its finest. Last weekend, I had to opportunity to attend this 2-day event and participate in some of the fun & educational workshops there! One thing I really enjoyed about this year’s VMMF was the … Continue reading

YVR Foodies Launch Party

YVR Foodies Launch Party

Last Sunday marked the launch of YVR Foodies, a community for local Vancouver food lovers to learn more about food, network, and explore new restaurants. The inaugural YVR Foodies Launch Party was held at Siddhartha’s Indian Kitchen on Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. Over 40 foodies braved the heavy rain and cold weather to hear … Continue reading

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Koko Monk

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Koko Monk

“The Brunette Bangle” & “The Proposition “The Brunette Bangle” is a spicy hot chocolate drink with a distinctive Indian curry taste. Curry and hot chocolate, you ask? I had doubts about how this one would taste, but I was pleasantly surprised! The curry contrasted with the chocolate flavour, and made each mouthful taste really warm … Continue reading

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Mink Chocolates

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Mink Chocolates

“Paula Dean White Trash Trainwreck” I had to try this one because of its crazy ingredients! Hot chocolate with potato chips? Each ingredient appealed to me individually, but would they taste good together in a drink? I was a little underwhelmed. The liquid drinking chocolate was very rich and flavourful. Kettle Chips are one of … Continue reading

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Bella Gelateria

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Bella Gelateria

This is Bella Gelateria’s Hot Chocolate Festival menu! Their Hot ChocolatO combos include a gBAR (gelato bar) to dip, a cup of hot chocolate, and a half-slice of Erin Ireland’s famous To Die For Banana Bread! “London Foggy” For those who love the earl grey & vanilla flavour, this is the hot chocolate drink for … Continue reading

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Blenz Coffee

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Blenz Coffee

“Mint to Be” Loved the minty twist the peppermint tea infusion added to the Belgian milk chocolate! The mini chocolate croissant was the perfect accompaniment to this light-tasting hot chocolate! ➨ This photo of mine was selected by CityFood Magazine as “Photo of the Day” for Jan 21!  Please click “Like” to vote for it … Continue reading

[ Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 ]

[ Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 ]

The 4th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival is now on! For the past 3 years, hot chocolate lovers (like me!) have been indulging in a variety of unique flavours of hot chocolate – flavours that are only available during the festival! Each year, cafes & dessert shops come up with more & more interesting hot chocolate … Continue reading

The Gift of Starbucks Coffee – In a Single Tweet

The Gift of Starbucks Coffee – In a Single Tweet

Yesterday, coffee giant Starbucks launched their new “Tweet-a-Coffee” service here in Canada! As a diehard Starbucks addict & social media enthusiast, I had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this service in Canada since its US-only launch last October. The idea is simple: After linking Starbucks and Twitter accounts, users are able to send individual … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Haven’t done one of these The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenges in awhile! This week’s theme is “Beginning”. I love the baked goods at this local bakery, especially that buttery, crispy croissant! These delicious treats were the perfect beginning to my very first weekend of the new year, last Saturday! What’s your beginning?