Archives for March 2011

Golden Ticket!

golden ticket chocolate bar

It’s that time of the year again. As some of you may remember, last year we held a golden ticket contest in honor of the epic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. This year there will be two golden tickets added to random orders., the lucky recipients of these orders will receive a 3 month subscription to our Chocolate of the Month Club. Is there anything better than biting into a hand made Chocomize chocolate bar only to be rewarded with more chocolate? Maybe jumping into our chocolate river, but our diving board is not yet complete.

We will be giving away two tickets in the next two weeks. Order now for your chance to win a 3 month subscription to our Chocolate of the Month Club.

 

The Case of the Chocolate Car

Imagine driving a chocolate Volvo, and we are not talking about the paint job. Earlier this month Toya Green, a member of the Charleston County, South Carolina school board discovered her car was covered in chocolate when she returned to the parking lot after a series of meetings. The driver’s side doors and windows were covered in chocolate syrup.  Local authorities are looking for the sweet-toothed vandals but have yet to come up with any leads. Hopefully suspects can be narrowed based on the fact that we are certain the vandals did not use Chocomize chocolate as no gummy bears or pop rocks were found at the scene of the crime.

Personalized chocolate …?

Here at Chocomize, customizing ingredients in premium Belgian chocolate bars is what we love to do. We have had a lot of luck and a lot of fun building personalized chocolate bars for our customers, and we hope that it has been just as much fun designing and receiving your bars.


However, we’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our business and we were wondering the other day: what other forms could mass chocolate customization take? If people like to have their own tasty combinations of toppings and treats on their candy bars, then what other items in the chocolate world might people like to customize for their own preferences (or for chocolate gifts).


Since we like to keep our collective finger on the pulse of the chocolate industry, we have come up with a few options so far in our brainstorming:


chocolate_milk1. Customizable Chocolate Milk: Okay, you’re probably thinking, “Chocolate milk is chocolate milk. I can get it at any store. Why would I want to customize it?” Well, there are methods that people use, primarily available in Europe up until now, of melting chocolate into milk from what looks like a chocolate popsicle. The milk is heated and the chocolate melts of the end of the “popsicle” to flavor your (hot) chocolate milk with premium, high-quality chocolate. What we have in mind are things like: white chocolate milk with a slight orange aroma, or dark chocolate with raspberries. The kind of things that are more special than the same old stuff you find in supermarkets.

 


chocolate_truffles2. Customizable Chocolate Truffles: We’ve all (hopefully) tasted the deliciousness of a chocolate truffle. The sweet, succulent taste of the soft chocolate, often with a little something filling it in the middle. Now, imagine you get to choose what is in the middle of your chocolate truffle, what type of chocolate you want (dark, milk, or white), and even the shape of your truffle. There are probably even more things that people would like to specify. Before we think about all the details, though, we just wanted to run these ideas by you to see what you think.

 

Would you be interested? Do you have any other chocolate items that you would like to see us customize to your choosing one day? Please, let us know in the comments section here or on our Facebook page.

 

 


Poll Results – The new candidates!

Our ingredients poll has come to an end and we are excited to announce the winners. The top three ingredients are:


- Reese’s Pieces

- Rice Crispies

- Caramel Popcorn


We will try to get our hand on these ingredients asap so that the next time you make your own chocolate bar you can choose from even more options.


Here are the detailed results of the poll:

poll results

 

Thanks to everyone who voted. We hope you had a good time and your favorite made the selection. If not, maybe it helps that we will have our next ingredients poll up in a couple of months. In the meantime, you can think about other goodies that you would like to see on your future custom chocolate bars.

 

Official Ingredients poll

As we announced in our last post, we would like YOU to vote on your new favorite ingredients. We wrote together all of the viable options and are excited to see what the top 3 ingredients will be that will be added to our creation station next week!
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