Archives for July 2010

Salsabol

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Sometimes we hear about an idea that’s so awesome we can’t help but to tell our favorite people about it (I’m talking about you guys) even if it doesn’t have anything to do with chocolate. We recently heard about a company started by fellow Columbia University graduates that is one such thing. What’ssalsabol the great idea? It’s called Salsabol, www.Salsabol.com. These two geniuses were tired of spilling salsa all over the table every time they had a party. Instead of just wasting money on buying new salsa, they decided to take matters into their own hands and invented the ‘salsabol’.


So what is the salsbol? The picture should be pretty explanatory, but the geniuses behind the ‘bol explain it best: ‘the salsabol is an elegantly crafted ceramic bowl which features a curved rim that pushes your salsa or dip back onto the chip for the perfect scoop, every time.’ In short, it’s the perfect solution for all your salsa problems (and makes for a great conversation starter at parties.)


We’re all about great party ideas at Chocomize (hint hint try our personalized chocolate bars for your next party) and these ceramic dip bowls are perfect for your next get together. We’re thinking about getting a couple for the office. We probably would just fill them with melted chocolate and then dip pretzels and cookie dough to eat, but that’s just us…

BareFootTess Women's Shoes

barefoottessshoeWe at Chocomize understand what its like to sell a product that is difficult to find in all the stores. That is what makes all of our mass customization businesses unique and useful – sometimes exactly what you want isn’t on the shelf. That is why we have established a strong relationship with BareFootTess.com, a website that sells women’s shoes in world exclusive sizes 10-15. Tess, who wore size 11, was passionate about making sure that nobody else experienced the frustration that she had when she found that her options were limited by size and, in 2005, opened up her e-store – “because style doesn’t stop at size 10”. For a 15% discount on your order from barefoottess.com, use the code CHOC15.

Vote For Your Favorite

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It was not easy narrowing a field of near 40 entries. But, after intense in-office voting and collaboration we have narrowed the field to 10. Look at the descriptions below and vote for up to 3 of your favorites! Reminder: The creators of the winning bars will each receive a free bar and the bar will be placed on our Favorites Page.

 

Fresh Face Forward


Dark Chocolate
-Organic Flax Seeds
-Roasted Sunflower Seeds
-Bluberries
-Gogi Berries
Cantaloupe Melon Dices

Almond All the Way


Milk Chocolate
-Sliced Almonds
-Whole Almonds
-Crunchy Almond Croquant

Tighty Whiteys


White Chocolate
-Sliced Almonds
-Coconut Flakes
-Mini Marshmallows

Banana Split


Milk Chocolate
-Banana Chips
-Dried Strawberries
-Pineapple Dices
-Chopped Peanuts

Hawaiian


White Chocolate
-Pineapple Dices
-Coconut Flakes
-Banana Chips
Macadamia Nuts

Drunken Sailor


Dark Chocolate
-Coffee Beans
-Sea Salt
-Caramel Pieces

Hawaiian Sunset


Milk Chocolate
Macadamia Nuts
-Pineapple Dices
-Coconut Flakes
-Sea Salt
-23 Karat Gold Flakes

Gotta Love It


Milk Chocolate
-Peanuts
-Caramel
-Toffee Bits
-Peanut Butter Drops

From Sea to Shining Sea


Dark Chocolate
-Macadamia Nuts
-Sour Cherries
-Sea Salt

Trail Mix


Dark Chocolate
-Almonds
-Peanuts
-Raisins
-Chocolate Candy

Pick The Package

You know the story by now – we want you to be able to customize everything from Chocomize and we need your help picking out our new pillow packaging for the custom chocolate bars. Check out the designs and leave a comment about which you like better and why so we can give you exactly what you are looking for. (ignore the strange text on the right sides, its just a space filler for the moment)

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Eat Chocolate – It Keeps You Alive

 

fotolia chocoheartIn the United States, cardiovascular disease has been the number 1 killer for over 100 years, but we have some heart-healthy treats to help combat this. According to a study done in Sweden, chocolate consumption decreases the likelihood of death related to heart disease. The results even suggest that it is dose-dependent, meaning that if you eat more chocolate, you are even safer. So put your healthy custom chocolate order in today!


For the healthy chocolate-eaters we suggest:

 

Dark Chocolate – high in antioxidants
Pecans or Walnuts – reduce cholesterol, high in protein, unsaturated fat, and antioxidants
Raisins – high in antioxidants
Raspberries or Blueberries– help preserve eyesight, high in antioxidants and vitamin C