As midterms approach, or have already hit for some of us, nerves can be running high. What better to control those pre-exam butterflies with a little (or a lot) of sweet deliciousness? Whether you like just a taste of chocolate every now and then, or if it's a staple food in your diet, UBC can accommodate. Elf's four main food groups might be candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup; but with this guide, I'm recommending a fifth: chocolate.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, CHOCOLATE WILL BE THERE.
Seriously, there are a million (or so) Starbucks on campus, and you're a rare person if you say no to their double chocolate chip frappuccino. Alright, I might be biased, but you're walking on main mall, or headed to the SUB? Chocolate. University village/marketplace? Even more chocolate. Headed home through Wesbrook? You get the idea.
Tim Horton's. Definitely a Canadian classic. A mocha, (or for a little extra sweetness, ask for a half hot chocolate half french vanilla), is always wonderful on a rainy day. Tim Horton's also takes UBCcard.
Blue Chip Cookies. Hello heaven. Almost anything on this menu is wonderful, but hazelnut hot chocolate? YES. Pair that with the Marbelous cookie, a delightful mix of white and dark chocolate, and you'll have enough cocoa for days. For all of you with food money on your UBCcard, Blue Chip'll definitely accept it.
Pearl Fever Tea House. This one's honestly my favourite, if you've never had an Oreo bubble tea (make sure you get pearls with it) you definitely need to get yourself there. Another fairly unusual, scrumptious creation is their Ferrero Rocher bubble tea. The only downside here is that they don't take UBCcard.
Menchies. Besides their usual array of chocolate goodness, they also occasionally have nutella frozen yogurt!
In addition, don't forget about the upcoming events with ISSA, Meet Your Mentor on Tuesday Oct. 7th, from 4:00 - 6:30pm, and another event that those of us with a sweet tooth will love, a pie eating contest on Friday, Oct. 10th, from 12:00 - 2:30pm (see Events page for details).
Alright chocoholics, I hope I've mentioned at least one new concoction to try!
MID-TERMS: (which are surprisingly not at the midway point in a term but simply in the middle of one)
See also: Tears, drowning in the seas of Overwhelm, dental appointments.
RECOMMENDED READS: CATEGORIES "MENTOR SPOTLIGHTS" AND "ALUMNUS INTERVIEWS"
About Me: My major is Integrated Sciences; I'm integrating physiology and psychology, and completing a minor in kinesiology. The movie 'The Imitation Game' blew my mind, and every piece done by the artist Alex Cherry is spectacular. Also, if you look up the definition of a bookworm, you'll find me.
Integrating Physiology and Neuroscience!
I like hanging out at Tower Beach but you can usually find me studying at Ponderosa even though I don't live there.