Last month our family was asked to host a little chocolate fondue get-together and experience the world of Velata. Chocolate, sweets … what girl can say no to that? If you’re unfamiliar with the Velata brand, you’d be surprised to know that it’s an idea stemmed from the makers of Scentsy plug-in scented wax warmers. Much like the Scentsy system, the Velata fondue warmer is a beautiful ceramic warmer with a silicone fondue plate warmed by a low wattage light bulb. The idea is amazingly simple and the results are delicious. For more information on how to purchase or even become a Velata consultant, visit www.Velata.com online.
As for our experience using Velata, I can tell you it was one tasty treat. It all starts with Velata Premium Belgian Chocolate available in four distinct flavors including: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel milk chocolate and white chocolate. Each 6 oz chocolate comes in a specially designed bag that is microwaved for one minute and then you use the easy pour spout to put the chocolate in the Velata fondue warmer.
We set up our little get-together with all of the essentials including two Velata warmers filled with milk chocolate and caramel milk chocolate, along with a spread of treats to dip. You’ll also notice that each warmer comes with four matching dipping forks.
While you can certainly dip anything you want, our favorites include: pound cake, gummy worms, marshmallows, brownie bites, fresh strawberries and pineapple chunks.
Some other chocolate fondue dipping ideas:
- pretzel sticks
- rice krispies treats
- donut holes
- apple slices
- chocolate chip cookie dough
While I absolutely love the warmers, which offer three heat settings, I’m more in love with the chocolate. This isn’t your everyday candy bar kind of chocolate, it’s smooth, rich and the flavor is close to the best I’ve ever had.
We all agreed that the milk chocolate caramel was the best of the varieties we tried.
When the holidays roll around I will most definitely be using the Velata warmer and chocolate to create a dessert spread that everyone will love. At just $7 per bag of chocolate, it’s a very low cost option to provide dessert for a crowd.
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*Velata provided me with a warmer, chocolate and gift card to share my experience.