Last Updated on November 30, 2020 by Irene Seto
Hot chocolate bombs are the hottest confection treat to hit our Instagram feeds in 2020. The delicious cocoa treats are delicious fun. If you haven’t seen what it is, check out the video below:
I made another hot cocoa bomb by dipping a smaller round balloon in melted chocolate (make sure it’s not hot!)-hung it from a clip on a bamboo skewer to set, then popped the balloon & filled it with mini marshmallows & cocoa mix (cocoa + icing sugar) @CBCEyeopener @CBCCalgary pic.twitter.com/LbCSbyStFz— Julie Van Rosendaal (@dinnerwithjulie) November 17, 2020
Are you hooked? There are many Calgary bakeries and artisans putting together local hot chocolate bombs for the holidays. Mmm, I think we all need a little marshmallow surprise at home these days. For most, these bombs can last a couple of months if stored in a dry location so they can definitely make it until Christmas as stocking stuffers and gifts. Check out this list of where to buy.
Calgary shops selling hot chocolate bombs
Kakes & Kanvas
Local artisan Kalia Gounden puts a special handcrafted touch to her hot chocolate bombs, touting unique flavours like Chai Latte and Cookies n Cream just to name a few.
You can see a full list of flavours on the website here and you can email your order in directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with your flavour choices and preferred pickup date (order by Wednesday to pick up for Friday/Saturday). Bombs go for $6 each or $20 for 4. Pick up locations are in N.E. Calgary and Okotoks. You can also find Kakes & Kanvas bombs at Modern Catering in Okotoks as well.
Taking a little twist on the chocolate balls is 8Cakes Hot Chocolate Hearts (also filled with marshmallow goodness). These bombs come in a set of 3 for $15 with some flavours available as vegan. Preorders are already going into December so get those requests in ASAP. The last day to order is December 18th.
See more info and ordering options online here.
Chocolate chief Bernard himself has also jumped on the chocolate bomb bandwagon with plenty of flavours and options. Purchase single bombs from $7.95 or boxes of six or 12 costing upwards of $72. Mix and match options are available. Master Chocolat currently offers eight flavours ranging from white raspberry and vegan dark candy cane.
This boutique cakery has some seriously mouthwatering cakes and cupcakes, but they also got you covered for hot chocolate bombs too! Flavours include dark chocolate + salted caramel, white chocolate mocha, s’mores, and milk chocolate gingerbread. Send in an email to request more info and get your order in ASAP.
Some of the best value hot chocolate bombs in town can be found here at Sugar Worx. A classic chocolate mix runs for $5.50 per single bomb or $20 for 4. These desserts will be available starting December 1 with contactless pickup in Skyview Ranch. Send Sugar Worx a DM on Instagram to place your order!
Distinct Desserts YYC
If you’re looking to also spend your money for a good cause, this is it. Distinct Desserts YYC and Fur-ever Homes Rescue have partnered together host a fundraiser with, you guessed it, hot chocolate bombs! 25% of proceeds will go to help the charity to find homes for displaced pets. Order as part of the fundraiser here or you can also order hot chocolate bombs directly from Distinct Desserts as well.
This online-based shop has tons of hot chocolate bomb flavours to choose from like French vanilla, Reese’s peanut butter and Skor salted caramel (yum!). Check out all current flavour options on their latest Instagram posts. Bombs run for $6 each with extra savings if you order 12 or more bombs for $5 each then. Pickup is in the S.E. and you can order directly by email or through Facebook messenger.
The Chocolate Lab
Now get ready for the mother of chocolate bombs. Meet The Chocolate Lab’s giant drinking chocolate Snowballs! These bombs are triple the size and made with both dark and white chocolate. There’s no cocoa powder at all, but you’ll still end up with a rich, chocolate-y drink experience (with tons of marshmallows as you can see). This Snowball requires a litre of milk to melt it down so it’s perfect for sharing with the whole family. You can order online or visit their warehouse.
Look at how cute these Alforno Bakery chocolate bombs are! Shaped like little ornaments, these treats are available in singles for $12 or a box of three for $27. Stop by the coffee shop to pick up your set!