Archives for September 2010

Chocolate Fun Facts

With many people spending the holiday shortened week returning to the grind of a new school year and bidding farewell to the 90-plus degree temperatures of the summer months, we here at Chocomize wanted to help lift your spirits with a few goofy tidbits from the world of chocolate that we have stumbled across.  What else would you expect from a group that spends their days building chocolate bars and listening to Harry Potter books on tape?

The answer, of course, is items like these to distract you just long enough to forget about the fact that sweater weather is just around the corner.

For example, did you know…?

  • The world’s largest chocolate bar – which served as the main attraction at the 15th International Milka Chocolate Festival in Bludenz, Austria – weighed in at a remarkable 4,410 pounds.  The gigantic bar measured 16.4 feet by 6.5 feet and was reportedly viewed by about 30,000 spectators at it’s unveiling in 1998.  It was produced by Milka, a popular European chocolate company owned by Kraft Foods.  I thought they just made cheese
  • The most expensive chocolate bar in the world is known as the Wispa Gold special edition bar.  Released in 2009 as a tribute to the defunct Wispa Gold bars that were discontinued in 2003, the bars are have an outer layer of edible gold and are packaged in golden wrappers.  So if you have an extra $1,626.73 lying around, feel free to enjoy the most luxurious chocolate bar money can buy.  Or you could just buy the second most expensive chocolate bar – the limited release Apollo bar of Lost fame – that was auctioned on eBay for a mere $130.  Then you can give me the other $1,500 you were going to spend on a chocolate bar.
  • This upcoming Sunday, September 12, is National Chocolate Milkshake Day.  While the milkshake is only a distant cousin of ours here at Chocomize, we respect the process of self-creation in all of its forms.  Even when it is created just from some chocolate ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup instead of our premium Belgian chocolate and wide variety of ingredients.

Hopefully you have enjoyed reading our little chocolate tidbits, and remember to impress people by wishing them a Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day on Sunday while watching some football.

Chocomize Now Available At Olive's

oliveslogoSometimes, a few business days is just too long to wait for access to Chocomize’s premium chocolate bars with delicious added ingredients.  Luckily, if you live near Prineton, NJ, that will not be a problem for you anymore.  As of this week, a few fan-favorite flavors of Chocomize chocolate bars will be available at Olive’s Restaurant, making access to our bars easier than ever.  The Olive’s market is now stocked with and will be featuring the following flavors:

  • Smores Bar (Milk Chocolate Bar with Graham Teddies and Mini Marshmallows)
  • Milk Chocolate Bar with Chocolate Candy and Mini Pretzels
  • Dark Chocolate Bar with Coffee Beans and Hazelnuts
  • Dark Chocolate Bar with Cinnamon, Crunchy Almond Croquent, and Dried Raspberries

So, if you are in the Princeton area and just can’t wait for your Chocomize order to arrive a few days after it is placed, then get yourself over to Olive’s Restaurant on Witherspoon Street and try out some of our top-selling varieties.

An Autumn Addition to the Chocomize Crew

daveAs the summer draws to an end and the kiddies all go back to school Chocomize would like to welcome the newest addition to the hardest-working team in customizable candy websites.  Dave Mulhern is an alumnus of the Columbia University Lightweight Crew Team, and an experienced chocolate-eater.   While here at Chocomize, Dave will be inheriting “The View From Candyland” and other writing responsibilities from known plagiarist Jim Brown, who clearly stole that blog’s title from the name of Dave’s sports blog “The View From Broad Street.”  In his free time, Dave likes to obsess over the successes and failures of Philadelphia sports teams.  Especially the Phillies—who just moved into first place in the division, thank you very much.





Delicious Combinations of the Weekend

Labor day weekend is over and gone. Fabian spent the weekend at the beach, Nick and Eric hung out in the Chocomize home state of New Jersey. You guys came up with so me really great creations. Check out our top five favorite chocolate bar combinations of the weekend:

1. Yummy in GIA’S Tummy!!fabian tropical island bar
Milk Chocolate
Nuts & Seeds: Butter Toasted Peanuts
Herbs & Spices: Sea Salt
Candy: Caramel Pieces
Decorations: Happy Birthday Plaque
Candy: Chocolate Candy

2. Forget the itsybitsyteenyweeny yellow polka dot bikini!! EAT THE BAR!!!
White Chocolate
Candy: Oreo Pieces
Other: Crunchy Almond Croquant
Decorations: Sprinkles
Decorations: Candle

3. White Chocolate
Herbs & Spices: Lavender
Fruits: Blueberries
Other: Graham Teddies
Fruits: Diced Lemon Peel

4. Dark Chocolate
Herbs & Spices: Lavender
Decorations: Crystallized Violet Petals

5. Cookie Dough Crunch
Milk Chocolate
Candy: Cookie Dough
Other: Mini Pretzels