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Chocolate Fountain Dips
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Chocolate Fountain Dips

There is definitely nothing to compare with the enticing aroma of warm melting chocolate and now you have made the decision to have a chocolate fountain at your party you will now need to decide what foods you are going to choose to dip into the chocolate.

Most companies will give you the choice of milk, dark and white chocolate but many nowadays will also have some more unusual flavours such as cappucino or banana to tempt you. Some companies can also offer you different coloured chocolate such as blue, green or pink, if this is your preference. However normal dark Belgian chocolate is usually the most popular. Most people might think that milk chocolate would be preferable but the milk and white chocolate can be a little bit on the sickly side. I have to say that I like my milk chocolate but I must prefer the dark chocolate in the fountains. It's not a bitter dark chocolate and as most of the food used for dipping are sweet themselves then the dark chocolate gives a nice balance however this is a personal thing and you might like to ask your supplier if you can have a taste of the different chocolates available.

Now for what to dip into the chocolate. The favourite dip for most people tends to be strawberries but if you chose to have just strawberries then this is going to work out quite expensive even at peak strawberry season and at the end of the day not everyone likes strawberries so you do need to have a variety. You will find that the strawberries will probably disappear first but once they are gone they will find something else to dip, I have even known people to collect glasses of melted chocolate to drink - good luck with cleaning those at the end of the night!

It's probably best to put a selection out then top up at intervals during the event then you can make sure that some of the more popular dips are still available later on during your event. So, here's a list of foods that are ideal for dipping:

Fruits

  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Melon
  • Cherries
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Apples

Sweet Treats

  • Marshmallows
  • Doughnuts
  • Profiteroles
  • Shortbread
  • Biscotti
  • Cookies
  • Krispies
  • Ginger Snaps

Savouries

  • Pretzels
  • Breadsticks
  • Crisps (potato chips)

You might also like to consider having a ladle nearby so that your guests can just ladle melted chocolate onto their deserts, such as:

  • Ice Cream
  • Profiteroles
  • Muffins
  • Birthday/Wedding Cake
  • Brownies
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Popcorn

Ideally you should provide skewers for the dips such as the fruit and marshmallows and some napkins to catch any drips from the chocolate. Most people will leave the guests to just help themselves and you really just needs someone to periodically go and remove the dirty napkins and used skewers and top up the dips so that the area around the chocolate fountain looks neat and tidy.


Street Talk

Where would we be without chocolate???... a girls best friend!

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  about 6 years ago

World would be a sadder place!

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  about 6 years ago

I love those chocolates! I often dip lots of strawberries there whenever we cover wedding parties.

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  about 6 years ago

Strawberries and chocolates definitely a match made in heaven :)

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  about 6 years ago

I just swallowed a whole gulp after reading this. great article sue

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  about 6 years ago

Sorry, hope you weren't trying to cut down :)

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  about 6 years ago

Yummm

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  about 6 years ago

That's how most people react when they see one :)

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  about 6 years ago

I love chocolate. Sometimes I just wanted to dip my spoon into the fountain. :-)

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  about 6 years ago

My son has been known to do that on occasions :)

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  about 6 years ago

Makes my mouth water just thinking about it

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  about 6 years ago

They are definitely popular with the guests :)

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  about 6 years ago
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