Archives for September 2010

Celebrity Profile: Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins

dawkinsIn lieu of the traditional blog post discussing facts about chocolate and new deals to be found on the Chocomize site, I thought it would be fun to discuss a famous person who associates himself with chocolate.  The self-decided moniker (to go along with “Sir Slam” and “Dr. Dunkenstein”) makes him a perfect candidate for analysis.


So, let’s take a look at Darryl Dawkins in relation to some words commonly associated with the world of premium chocolate:

 

Rich: No brainer here, as Dawkins was a professional athlete, meaning that he made the kind of money most of us can only dream of.  As one of the first professional basketball players ever to receive a million-dollar salary, his estimated career earnings land him somewhere around $7 million, or enough to purchase almost 800 thousand Cinnamon Special bars.

 

Smooth: Chocolate Thunder did not get his name by accident.  While being notoriously powerful, it was his grace and agility as a dunker that earned him a high profile during his playing days.  He was also notorious for being something of a club rat, carousing in the nighttime with perhaps the smoothest player of the era, Julius “Dr. J” Erving.

 

Robust: Dawkins was a big boy, measuring out at 6 feet 11 inches and 255 pounds.  He was so big and strong, in fact, that he had a reputation for breaking the backboard.  He did it twice in the space of three weeks, leading the NBA to create a rule that it was a finable offense for a player to break the backboard.  Ever the nickname artist, Dawkins named his patented move “The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam.”

 

For these qualities and the creativity only rivaled by our customers at our Creation Station, we salute Darryl Dawkins for doing the chocolate world proud.

Oops…Production Mistake Leads to Discount Bars

cinnamon_barAs hard as we work to ensure that the orders we fill for you are accurate and delicious, sometimes slip-ups happen and we now present you with an opportunity to capitalize on our latest goof.


We had a bulk order come in recently for many milk chocolate bars with mini pretzels and dark chocolate bars with cinnamon.  Unfortunately, we swapped those arrangements by mistake, and now have 65 unclaimed bars that will be sold at the special price of just $3.00.


So, if you think a milk chocolate with cinnamon sound like a bar that you would like to try, shoot on over to the Favorites page and find the new Cinnamon Special bar being sold at a discount price while supplies last.

 

Hurry though, I have a feeling these bars will last about as long as the Chocomize beard-growing contest from earlier this summer.

 

 

 

The View from Candyland-Part 5

A pleasant good morning and greetings from Candyland from your new author here at the smoothest, the sweetest, and the “richest” headquarters in the world of custom chocolate (hopefully soon the quotation marks can be removed from that last description).  Well, fall is coming which means the holidays are fast approaching and some of the latest out of 1879 Old Cuthbert has the gang preparing for everything from Halloween to Thanksgiving to the winter holiday season.


collage_chocolate-barsThe next big holiday coming up?  Let’s try Canadian Thanksgiving, celebrated annually on the second Monday of October.  And how perfect the timing is, as Chocomize just streamlined the shipping process to Canada.  Previously our northern neighbors had to call on the phone to place an international order, but now the option is available to ship orders to Canada directly through our Creation Station.  And remember to use the coupon code Canada for 10% off at checkout now through the “other” Thanksgiving on Monday, October 4th.


The team has been hard at work creating all kinds of interesting bars, my favorite of which (for its name as much as for its ingredients) is the “Tighty Whiteys” bar.  Don’t worry though, there’s more to our office than just chocolate creation.  Beginning last week, Nick has us all listening to the Harry Potter series on tape.  We have made our way steadily through the collection and are now in the midst of The Goblet of Fire.

 

We all agree that it has been much more enjoyable and stimulating than listening to the same top-40 songs over and over again on the radio.  However, as they say, this too shall pass.  Unfortunately, Harry, Dumbledore, and the gang will not entertain us forever.  If you have an interesting suggestion for the next book on tape collection we might enjoy, I for one would love to hear from you.  Feel free to leave any ideas in the comments section of the post.

 

It’s great to be here bringing our loyal customers and followers the latest from Chocomize HQ, and be sure to familiarize yourself with our list of Favorites bars.



Delicious chocolate bar combinations

We’ve had some really tasty combinations lately, check out our top five here:thats nuts


1. Friday Night Football Fiesta
Milk Chocolate
Decorations: Candle
Candy: Peanut Butter Drops
Candy: Oreo Pieces
Candy: Kit Kat


2. Becky’s Birthday Surprise!
Milk Chocolate
Candy: Toffee
Candy: Mini Marshmallows
Decorations: Happy Birthday Plaque


3. Hot & Spicy Hunk
Dark Chocolate
Nuts & Seeds: Hazelnuts
Herbs & Spices: Cayenne Pepper
Decorations: 23 Karat Gold Flakes


4. Love Bar
White Chocolate
Decorations: I Love You Heart
Decorations: Crystallized Rose Petals


5. It’s not bedtime!
Milk Chocolate
Candy: Gummi Bears
Candy: Nerds
Candy: Chocolate Candy

Oh, Canada: Chocomize Shipping to Canada Streamlined

candaHere at Chocomize, we are more than just the first customizable chocolate service here in the good ole US of A.  We embrace the international flavor of today’s world, and have officially made it easier than ever for our brethren up north in America’s Hat to get their chocolate fix.  Whereas before our Canadian comrades had to phone in their orders due to limitations in the shipping options on our website, we have expanded to include the Great White North so that our chocolate can make the trip across the border much more easily.


So whether you’re watching a Jim Carrey movie, headed to a Justin Bieber concert, drinking a Molson at a bar on your 19th birthday, or staring at your Sydney (freakin’) Crosby poster, feel free to order all the Chocomize chocolate you can eat.  After all, if you get sick, the doctor’s visit will be free anyway.