(Closed) Is chocolate the right answer? Advice, please.

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should I buy the fountain?
    Yes : (16 votes)
    37 %
    No : (21 votes)
    49 %
    Maybe, I need some more info (will explain below) : (6 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    to be honest, the whole chocolate fountain kind of turns me off. i think it’s pretty in theory but the reality of a bunch of people sticking food in the chocolate is just not my thing. 

    Post # 4
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    I love chocolate! But I dont like chocolate fountains. They seem dated to me. And I can just pictures gross people sticking their fingers or something in there.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have been to a lot of weddings with chocolate fountains and I ALWAYS avoid them. Why? Because at EVERY.SINGLE.WEDDING. there were little kids sticking their fingers in the chocolate and licking it, over and over. Even with a waiter-guard it happens. No kids at your wedding? Watch the old people too. I’ve seen Great Aunt Rita double dip/lick her fingers and go back for more. Gross!

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wouldn’t BUY one; what if you can’t sell it afterwards? Then you have an awkward chocolate fountain. Also – I remember they had one of these at my prom in high school so that’s what I always think of. It’s cool, but I’d rather just be given a piece of chocolate. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Also, consider that dripping chocolate can be very messy. And do you want kids (and aduilts) hugging you (in your white dress) which chocolate fingers?

    Post # 9
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m not a big fan of chocolate fountains either.  I’ve seen kids at restaurants stand around the fountain, put food in it, bite it off, and put it back in as they lick their fingers! Eeew!  If you wanted a fun dessert, I’d go for an ice cream sundae bar or even a dessert bar; but I definitely wouldn’t do the chocolate fountain. Sorry…honest opinion 🙂

    Post # 10
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    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love chocolate fountains.  You can rent one if you really want one.  Look at the people in your life do you think that they would love it?  Do you think that it would work at your wedding? If so then look into renting, Save the money and don’t buy.  A lot of places/venues have them already.  Check into that or finding a company like in my area “Capital Fountain” that uses belgium.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Um I love chocolate fountains! I guess Im not a germophobe and dont really care about people double dipping or little kids fingers. I think chocolate fountains are so much fun and absolutely delicious! Mrs. Hermit Crab had a chocolate fountain at her wedding!

    Post # 12
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    84 posts
    Worker bee

    I like them. They smell wonderful too! They make the whole dessert area smell like chocolate…yummy, and kind of romantic. People dip fruit or marshmallows with bamboo skewers. I’ve never seen people using fingers. That is a bit yucky…but just fyi, not every event has guests that do this.

    Usually people rent the fountains from companies that specialize in them or the catering hall will offer it as an add-on. This way you wont have to worry about setting up or clean-up. So maybe you should look into this and compare it to the price of the fountain.

    If it doesn’t work out, you could always supply some other type of chocolate for dessert. Those pre-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries with the little tuxedo designs are pretty cute.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    A chocolate fountain is soo much better in theory than in use.  Every wedding that I’ve been to that has one, there’s always a huge mess around it!

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee

    I think the chocolate that is typically used tastes gross.  Its a special chocolate often so it flows easily, but it tastes waxy.

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