Ingredient of the week

Ingredient of the Week: Pop Rocks

Our new ingredient of the week is pop rocks. Usually our ingredient of the week is a new ingredient that has been suggested during the week.

Ingredient of the Week: Candle + Sugar Candle Holder

The ingredient of the week is a sugar candle holder that comes with the respective candle. If you’ve read our blog before, you know how great custom chocolate bars are for gifts. We already have a lot of unique ingredients when it comes to birthday gifts. Take our ‘happy birthday’ plaques for instance. They really help make your custom chocolate bar stand out when you are giving it for someone’s birthday gift. Now we have a decoration that’s going to set your custom chocolate bar apart from any chocolate bar you’ve ever tried: sugar candle holders.


 

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Candle’s on someone’s birthday is a time honored tradition. Customarily the candles appear in some sort of cake, whether they are birthday cakes or mini cupcakes. Now, however, you can give someone a birthday cake in their own custom designed chocolate bar! The sugar candle holders are firmly placed in your chocolate bar so all you need to do is place the candle (which we give you) in the holder and light them! We guarantee you will surprise and delight whoever is lucky enough to get this awesome gift. The candle holders are made from sugar and completely edible (not to mention absolutely delicious.) So if you’re giving someone a custom chocolate bar for their birthday, remember that no birthday gift is complete without any sugar candle holders!


 

Thanks for everyone who sent in suggestions for ingredients this week. As always we love to hear what ingredients you’d like to have on our website. If you have any ideas be sure to shoot us an e-mail at info@chocomize.com.

 


Ingredient of the Week: Hard Peppermint Candy

The new ingredient of the week is hard peppermint candy! We use crushed candy canes and hard peppermints to give you that delicious and popular mint taste in your custom chocolate bar. This ingredient seems to be especially popular during the holiday season as we’ve been recently flooded with requests by people who were dying to have it in their Chocomize bar.


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Ever wondered why restaurants always have mints for people to eat after a meal? Studies have shown that mints help with digesting large meals. A German study recently showed that mints can help alleviate cramps resulting from digestion problems. Studies have also shown that mint helps with memory and context related learning. Restaurants are hoping that the next time you chew a stick of mint gum, or suck on a piece of mint candy, you’ll remember the great (cramp free) meal you had. We were shocked to learn that so much thought went into those little mints we always grabbed when leaving a restaurant, we were always hoping that they would make our breath smell a little better.

We aren’t offering mint for your custom chocolate bar out of some crazy diabolical scheme to get you hooked on our chocolate bars (although that wouldn’t be a bad side effect) we just think it’s a great tasting ingredient. Our hard mint candy is not the first mint ingredient we’ve added to our website. We also have candied mint leaves which have been very popular. Personally, we recommend that you try dark chocolate with mint, blueberries, almonds, and marshmallows. Mint also goes extremely well with white chocolate and oreos.

So if you’re looking for a great tasting ingredient that may or may not (the only thing we guarantee at Chocomize is that it will taste great) help with digestion and cure your bad breath, try the hard mint candy in your next custom chocolate bar.

As always, thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions for ingredients this past week. If you think you know of a great tasting ingredient that you don’t see listed on our website, send us an e-mail at info@chocomize.com. We’ll be sure to add it to our list, and if you’re lucky it might just be the next ingredient of the week!

Ingredient of the Week: Dried Flower Mix

This week’s ingredient is dried flower mix! This ingredient is a new addition to the list. We already offer other similar decorative toppings like rose and violet petals as well as candied mint leaves. Dried flower mix, however, is an amalgamation of four different types of flowers: mallow petals, sun flower petals, rose petals, and marigold petals.


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So we had over 80 different ingredients to choose from for the I.O.T.W (that’s right we went and made ingredient of the week into an acronym) why did we choose dried flower mix? One of things we love besides the great taste of the dried flower mix is the colorful addition the four different flowers give to your custom chocolate bar. As winter approaches and the days get colder and drearier, it’s nice to have something that reminds you of springtime and warmer weather. So if you’re looking for something to cure those winter blues, be sure to add the flower mix to your next custom chocolate bar.

 What exactly are some of those flowers in the mix? Most people are familiar with sun flower and rose petals, marigold and mallow petals might be a little more foreign, however. The marigold flower is popular in its decorative use and is commonly used as a decorative device for weddings, religious events, and other festivals. It not only looks fantastic (one of the reasons we like to add it to our custom chocolate bar) but has a combined flavor of mint and citrus, and trust us, that’s a good thing. You probably know the mallow by another name, the hollyhock. This beautiful flower has been a popular addition to lots of gardens, and was even the symbol of the Shoguns in Japan, which makes it a true badass addition to your Chocomize bar.

We want to thank everyone who submitted ingredient ideas to us. Some of the ingredients that we are currently working on bringing to you guys are: poppy seeds, mint, rice crispy cereal, and others. If you think you have an ingredient that should be on our list, or you want to see as our IOTW (we love acronym’s) make sure you send us an e-mail at info@chocomize.com.

Ingredient of the Week: Coffee

Our ingredient of the week is coffee! Right now we offer whole Arabica beans by eight o’clock coffee, one of the most popular coffee producers in the world. Like all our other ingredients, we guarantee that our coffee beans are fresh and of the highest quality.

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Chocolate covered coffee beans have been a popular snack for a long time. Now, however, you can enjoy them in your custom chocolate bar as well! We’ve been getting a lot of requests to add coffee to our list of ingredients, and we’re proud to be able to add Arabica beans to our list. Thanks for those who’ve written in and requested them.


Not only do chocolate and coffee taste great together, but they make for a great pick-me-up. A lot of the customers who’ve been requesting coffee for their custom chocolate bars are college students looking for a delicious snack to help them stay alert in their studies. As holiday season approaches, however, it’s not just students who might need something to give them a little boost of energy. If you’re looking for a custom chocolate bar that will give you a boost, we recommend you try dark chocolate with coffee and honey roasted soybeans. Take it from us, this delicious custom chocolate bar tastes great (it’s one of our favorites at Chocomize) and packs a helpful punch to get you through the day.


Right now we only offer one type of coffee bean, Arabica. The Arabica bean is indigenous to Yemen, and is thought to be the oldest cultivated coffee bean in the world (estimates range to up to 1,000 years old). The first written record of coffee was from Arab scholars who wrote that coffee was useful in keeping them awake in their studies. A thousand years later, things have not changed that much. Coffee is still used to help scholars pull those all night study sessions, and we here at Chocomize are proud to say that we love eating our custom chocolate bars with coffee to keep us attentive when making your chocolate!


We plan on expanding our coffee ingredients to not only different types of coffee beans, but also to ground coffee as well. As always, we are looking for suggestions of the type of coffee bean you want. Everyone has their favorite type of coffee that gets them going in the morning, and if you want to see your beloved coffee bean listed on our website, be sure to send us a message.


Again thanks for everyone who wrote in this week suggesting ingredients for the ingredient of the week. If you have a favorite ingredient that you want in your custom chocolate bar, be sure to write us. We’ll definitely add it to the list of options, and you might be lucky enough to see your ingredient listed on our blog!