Meet Me at the Fountain
Are introductions necessary? Chocolate lover, meet the chocolate fountain, a fondue extravaganza that livens up parties by serving up tiers of flowing chocolate. A motor at the base of the unit heats the chocolate, which then travels up a column, down the tiers and back to the heating tray. Fruits, cookies, cakes, and pretzels are just a few chocolate fountain dippers.
Chocolate fountains make elegant centerpieces for formal occasions. Purchasing, rather than renting, a chocolate fountain for a wedding reception is both economical and practical. The fountain will add fun and novelty to years of dinner parties.
The Chocolate Factory
For $60 to $100 you can purchase a dependable chocolate fountain to create scrumptious mouthfuls of dipped delights. If price is a consideration, don't cut yourself short on these features:
Let's get to the heart of the matter. Chocolate. Many chocolates manufactured for fountains range from $4 to $6 per pound. Milk, dark, and white chocolates are staples and are made with over 50% cocoa butter. Some chocolates are even certified kosher. Look for 100% natural chocolate. Chocolate comes in powder, drop, or liquid forms, and many have up to a two-year shelf life.
Try peanut butter or caramel fondues for a change. Think outside the box; some fountains can do more than chocolate. Cheese sauce, barbeque sauce, creamed soups, and salad dressing are some other ideas for fountain attractions.