(Closed) To those of you who have had chocolate fountains…..

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would skip the grapes and cherries.  those don’t hold chocolate very well, (and grapes don’t really taste good with chocolate).  But I love everything else you have on the list.  I also love pound cake and apple slices for chocolate fountains.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You can find strawberries in MD during Thanksgiving! I would add melon also, if you can.  Yum, @Meowkers: pound cake sounds awesome!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Chunks of fresh coconut are my favorite, but I agree with strawberries, apple, pineapple is really good too as well as kiwi.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I personally love pineapple with a chocolate fountain. I wouldn’t go with grapes or cherries either, but deff some kind of fruit. Strawberries and melon are both good ideas and classic chocolate fountain fruit.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

what about dried apricots if you want to integrate more fruit?

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

melon? what kind of melon do you use for a chococlate fountain? I’m very much considering having either a chocolate fountain or a chocolate wedding cake.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Sounds like you have everything anyone could think of. I guess if you really wanted to get indulgent you could add in some brownie pieces and some cheescake cubes.

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Oh! Nutterbutters, Oreos and Chips Ahoy. You could alwyas bake your own cookies, but if you want to save time, just load up on Nabisco cookies. I bet if you take a walk down the cookie aisle in any store you can find a few things that you would love to dip in chocolate.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@bells: Cantelope! It is very good, I suggest it.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would do apples instead of grapes or cherries.  I would do maybe large nuts – walnuts?  what about just put out spoons?!  for single serve only of course! yumm

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My office had a party with a chocolate fountain a few years ago.  We had apple slices, grapes, strawberries, pretzels, and marshmallows.  But later in the evening these got ignored.  One guest stuck a spoon directly below the flow of chocolate, then another guest did the same, then eventually people begain using glasses and cups and drinking it!

Post # 15
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Honey bee

We’re not having one but I’ve been a guest at a couple weddings that did. Make aure to have individual skewers for each person. One wedding I attended, the couple’s mothers decided to use the 2 metal skewers that come with the machine for everyone to fight over and the fruit is impossible to take off once it’s dipped so the next person can use it.

As for dipping suggestions, what I have seen is your typical fruit platter choices, and not much variation from that. However, grapes don’t go that well with chocolate and are very difficult to skewer because they have a mind of their own as to where they sit on a platter. Everything else you mentioned sounds great. Strawberries are available year round.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

Definitely more fruit. I love chocolate, but I don’t want to dip other chocolate/sugar-laden things in it. I can get strawberries year round here, and you can always chop apples or bananas the night before, then sprinkle them with lemon juice so they don’t turn gross.

Dried fruit, like apricots would be good too.

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