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February 10, 2017


Valentine's Day Hours

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and both of our locations have been busy preparing for the big day.

We'll be operating with special hours at our Industrial Ave location, and will be OPEN on MONDAY FEBRUARY 13 from 10.30am - 5.30pm. On Valentine's Day we'll be open with regular hours from 10.30am - 5.30pm, but we will then be closed on Wednesday February 15 and Thursday February 16 and resuming regular hours of operation on Friday February 17.

Our #beta5popup shop at 3345 Cambie St (between 17th and 18th) will be open every day through Valentine's Day with daily hours of operation of 12 - 7pm. We are incredibly grateful for the warm welcome we've received from the Cambie Village neighbourhood, and hopefully we'll be back again soon!

December 10, 2016


Christmas in Paris - Holiday Collection

Introducing a holiday menu that evokes memories of winter in the City of Lights and the iconic Parisian treats that fill the holiday season with joy, pleasure, and delight. This holiday season, share the taste of Christmas in Paris with everyone on your list.

 

100 x LIMITED EDITION
CHOCOLATE UNION BOXES

Many of our long-time customers will remember the Chocolate Union, our monthly subscription program. Every month, we created a custom menu of five new small-batch items, based around a common theme. One of our most popular monthly Chocolate Union boxes was Christmas in Paris.

We have re-created this Chocolate Union menu, which features hand-rolled truffles, chocolate-covered candied orange peels, mulled wine caramels, pâte de fruits, and crispy croissant chips coated in a thin layer of milk chocolate.

Be sure to
order yours now, or hurry down to the shop - these won't last long!

 

 

Crèpe Suzette / Vin Chaud / Mont Blanc / Palet d'Argent / Sparkling Praline / Café Noir
 

Our handcrafted holiday chocolate collection pays homage to the traditional holiday flavours in Paris, and to the classic combination of white and black found in timeless Parisian bistros, old French films, and in the nighttime sky in the City of Lights.

 

CREAM PUFF SNOWMAN
light milk chocolate and chestnut mousse, mandarin jelly, vanilla custard


This new tasty snowman references the classic choux pastry ‘religieuse’ but with a twinkle of BETA5 humour and West Coast charm.

 

 

DOUGLAS FIR ÉCLAIR
douglas fir custard, dark chocolate cremeux, spiced milk chocolate whipped ganache, pistachio sponge cake, dark chocolate mushroom

This new holiday éclair references a classic bûche de Noël, and is inspired by the fallen logs we hike past on north shore mountains.

October 22, 2016


Fall Collection - In Search of Gran Blanco

In Search of Gran Blanco
Fall Collection
Release Date: 10.22.16.

Earlier this year, I had the chance to visit Northern Peru and meet a small collective of farmers in the community of La Quemazon, who sustainably farm a rare, white cocoa bean called Gran Blanco. Our Fall Collection was inspired by this unique cocoa bean, and the remarkable flavours that I encountered along my journey to find it.
- Adam Chandler, Chef/Owner, BETA5


Fall 2016 Chocolate Collection
La Quemazon / Chicha Morado / Dulce de Leche / Pisco Chilcano / Horchata / Inca Berry
 
The small-scale farmers of the community of La Quemazon worked hard to conserve the traditional, native plants of an old variety of cacao called 'criollo porcelana', also known as Gran Blanco, amidst modernization policies in the Peruvian cocoa sector. Thanks to their efforts, we are able to feature this remarkable chocolate in our new collection.

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September 27, 2016


5th BETA5 Birthday

You're Invited to our nostalgic birthday party filled with limited edition birthday treats, sweet tunes, and good times!

Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: BETA5 – 413 Industrial Ave. Vancouver, BC

Party Timeline:
• 10am: Loot bags for our first 25 customers
• 12pm: celebrating our birthday with free mini cream puffs for 50 customers
• 1pm-5pm: Serving up limited edition birthday ice cream sundaes!

Party Menu:

• Limited Edition Birthday Polygon Bars

  • 10 Golden Bars are hidden in the mix! Each golden bar contains a ticket for a super sweet BETA5 prize (ranging from a 4pc box of cream puffs to signature chocolates to a gift box)

• Birthday Cream Puff
• Birthday Sundae
• All regularly stocked signature and seasonal items


Birthday Contests:

1. In-store Draw to win 5 tickets to a private tour and tasting at BETA5!
  • How to Play:
    • Make a purchase, fill out a ticket, drop it in our contest box
  • Rules:
    • On October 1, 2016, customers will be given a ticket to enter our in-store draw at time of purchase, and must record their contact information (name, phone #, email address)
    • One entry will be randomly selected at 5:30pm as the winner
    • Winner will be contacted by email / phone
    • We will arrange a mutually compatible date for the winner and BETA5 to hold the private tour and tasting

2. #BETA5turns5 Instagram Food Memory Contest to win a private, 5-course dessert experience for you and five friends!

  • How to play:
    • On Instagram, post / re-post an original picture (taken by you) of your all time favourite BETA5 treat and tell us why this specific sweet treat is still on your mind
    • use the #BETA5turns5 hashtag to enter your picture into the contest, or send us your picture by direct message if you have a private Instagram account
    • Post your picture by October 1st.
    • We’ll select our favourite picture and will announce the winner on our Instagram feed on Sunday Oct 2nd
  • Rules:
    • Contest participants must post or re-post an original photo (taken by them) of a BETA5 product from the past five years, to their own Instagram account with the #BETA5turns5 hashtag, and a description of the item and why they loved it to enter the Instagram Food Memory Contest
      • In doing so, participants agree to having their photo entry reposted by BETA5 chocolates
      • Participants with private Instagram accounts must Direct Message their photo entry and description to BETA5, and in doing so, agree to have their photo entry and user name posted to the BETA5 Instagram account
    • Photo entries must be posted to Instagram by October 1st, 2016
    • BETA5 will select one winner and will publicly announce the winner on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 on our Instagram feed
    • We will work with the winner to select a mutually compatible date in 2017 for the dessert party to be held at the winner's home
    • Our team will prepare a 5-course, custom dessert menu to be served in the winner’s home for up to 6 guests on the agreed upon date

3. Win the chance to create your own, custom batch of polygon bars!

  • How to Play:
    • post a picture from our 5th Birthday Party on your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter feed, with the #BETA5birthday tag, by 10pm on Sunday, October 2 to enter
  • Rules:
    • We will select our favourite picture and announce the winner on Monday, October 3, on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Feeds
    • We will work with the winner to create a batch of custom polygon bars (48 bars) – custom flavour / inclusions and a custom label
July 23, 2016


2016 Summer Collection

summertime, and the livin's easy...

if you're lucky, summertime is about chilling with friends, soaking up the sun, relaxing in the breeze, enjoying cold drinks, and listening to good tunes.

our summer soundtrack of choice is always Sublime, and our new summer collection, the livin's easy, takes it's name from the opening line of Doin' Time. it's a famous line borrowed from George Gershwin's iconic song, Summertime - one of the most covered songs out there, with musicians from Ella Fitzgerald to Janis Joplin having offered their take on this classic song.

we've tried to capture this cool summertime vibe in our new collection. you'll find bold colours, bright flavours, a little humour, and references to summer nostalgia. come by the shop and enjoy a carefree summer moment while indulging in our new treats.

Ice Cream Socials are Here!

weekly feature sundaes + scoops

join us every saturday from 1-5pm + on canada day from 1-5pm


ice cream socials are back!
this is our third summer filled with sundae making, and we're stoked to introduce a new line up of feature sundaes, ice creams and sorbets. our team has been hard at work designing sundaes that are a sensory experience.

our ice cream is always made from local dairy, and features in-season produce from our favourite local farms. every sundae is finished with a collection of hand-crafted toppings.


let's get social over ice cream.
join us!


ICE CREAM SOCIALS
every saturday during the summer - 1pm to 5pm
canada day - 1pm to 5pm

THANKS MOM!

all of us at BETA5 are wishing all the mamas out there a very happy Mother's Day!

say thank you to mom for everything she does by treating her to an indulgent, delicious, food adventure! today in honour of all moms, we're serving up limited edition Mango Bubble Tea Sundaes and a special cherry - jasmine eclair! plus, our new spring menu is sure to be a hit with mom!

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