A lot of people have been asking us, “What makes your handcrafted Belgian chocolate so smooth and creamy?” Well, we’re finally going to let you in on some of our secrets…
The Belgian Chocolate recipe differs from other chocolate in that it contains no vegetable shortening. The absence of vegetable shortening helps create that pure cocoa flavor that Chocomize customers have grown to love in their customizable chocolate bars. Our mouth-watering milk chocolate is made using cocoa paste, sugar, milk, and cocoa butter. To master the recipe like us, you need the perfect proportion of each ingredient, which can take years for chocolatiers.
Dark Belgian chocolate contains a larger percentage of cocoa. Our white chocolate differs from milk and dark by extracting only butter from the cocoa. This removes the bars brown color while still containing that rich chocolate consistency and flair.
Since Chocomize chocolate bars usually ship within 1-3 days, each hand made order avoids sitting on a grocery shelf for weeks waiting to be eaten. The chocolate is preserved and delivered fresh to each customer as soon as possible.
With prices of cocoa, sugar, and other commodities rising, some chocolate companies have gone to great new lengths to assure large annual profits. In an effort to reduce costs, companies are now adding “air” to the recipe. You heard me right, AIR!!! Chocolate makers lower the amount of chocolate in each bar and bulk up the sweet treat with carbon dioxide while adding little to no additional cost.
Chocomize cares more about the quality of our personalized chocolate bars and pleasing our customers. It’s safe to say that we will never pump air into any of our chocolate bars in an attempt to reduce costs!
Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support as we continue to grow.
Our Time was created to bring together young Americans with an important theme, “Alone we are weak, but together we can accomplish anything!” A non-profit organization, Our Time focuses on motivating the country’s youth to stick together and influence change. In an effort to reach out to young entrepreneurs, Our Time has partnered up with Chocomize as a media of support and promotion.
Integrated in Our Time’s campaign, “Buy Young” Chocomize offers a discount off select bars over a weeklong period.“Buy Young” presents discounts on products while supporting young businesses.
Want to voice your opinion about our nation’s health care system? Check out their “Save Money, Stay Healthy” campaign. Our Time also offers a source for the unemployed to search through available openings on their “AfterCollege” page. With so many great channels of information open to everyone, Our Time will be an important foundation for Americans under 30 to turn to in the future.
For more information, feel free to visit Our Time.
As you know by now Chocomize bars make for a delicious snack, are the perfect gift for any occasion, and are also widely popular for wedding favors. In addition to that we have also had the pleasure to work with dozens of great companies that used our bars for corporate gifts. The folks from Google, for example, can't seem to get enough of our bars. Yahoo!, People Magazine, Cheerios, Melitta, and Nordstrom have been a couple of other companies that we have worked with in the past in addition to dozens of lawyers, doctors, real estate agents, and schools that used our custom chocolate bars for promotional gifts.
This time we wanted to introduce you to a really creative promotional campaign we recently conducted with top notch portrait photographer Dave Moser. Dave took the the pictures for the Chocomize feature in the Costco Connection Magazine. As a creative professional he was looking for an out of the box campaign to leave a long lasting impression with his clients.
Here is what we did:
Dave sent out a very creative letter to everyone on his mailing list which contained some information about his work and most importantly a "golden ticket". The golden ticket invited his clients to create their own one of a kind chocolate bar on Chocomize.com.
The coupon codes that we set up for the promotion covered the chocolate and shipping and allowed up to separate Dave's orders from our regular orders. To strengthen the connection between the chocolate gift and Dave Moser photography every bar got one of Dave's signature stamps on it in the form of an edible image. In addition to this logo, each bar had a custom label on the back of the packaging that read:
"Just what THE ADMIRAL ordered! Your own custom-blended chocolate bar. Enjoy something you don't taste every day, from a guy who specializes in images you don't see every day. Thanks for your chocolate-loving guidance and for visiting www.davemoser.com"
It got even better: After having taken a couple of bites from the chocolate bar his clients would discover three sample pictures between the chocolate and the packaging. What a great way to get people interested and actually make them think about what they are seeing!
Needless to say the campaign was a huge success. One of his clients, a major entrepreneurship magazine, called it the best promotional campaign they have seen in 15 years! We are happy to have been a part of this idea and would love to explore similar opportunities in the future. If you think this is exactly what you have been looking for shoot us an email and let us know what you have in mind.
For more information on 'The Admiral', check out Dave Moser Photography.
Does your dad love mouth watering chocolate? If so, we've got two great new favorite bars made specially in mind for Dads everywhere.
• Dark Chocolate with Almonds, Raisins, and Caramel Pieces
• Milk Chocolate with Banana Chips, Butter Toasted Peanuts, and Kit Kat Bars
Both bars feature our, "Happy Father's Day" plaque, but if you'd prefer to make your own, the plaque is still available as a limited time topping in our creation station.
In addition, remember to check out our new Hot Chocolate on a Spoon available in three great flavors, which can be found in the Favorites Page.
From the Chocomize Headquarters, we wish everyone a Happy and safe Father's Day!
Calling all Chocoholics,
Chocomize Dark Chocolate Bars will now feature 73% cocoa content! Although some might assume this increase will add an extra bitter taste, its safe to say that our new dark chocolate will still keep the same great balance between smooth taste and strong flavor. Wow, I'm salivating just thinking about the new recipe now.
A bar of dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away?
Not exactly, but cocoa beans do contain flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging along with decreasing the likelihood of heart disease. Dark chocolate actually contains nearly 8 times the number of antioxidants found in strawberries! Flavonoids can also help relax blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol by up to 10%.
With a rich full body blend filled with distinctive flavor, we know you'll enjoy every last minute of our new dark chocolate base.
Love Hot Chocolate? Love Chocomize? Wish the two were together? Well now they are! We’re pleased to announce the arrival of our newest product…Hot Chocolate On a Spoon!
Here at the Chocomize Headquarters, we’ve been working hard to bring you the latest and greatest in chocolate innovation. After many long nights up tasting chocolate (so much chocolate) and experimenting with flavors, we’re proud to bring you our newest addition that we know you’ll love. All you have to do is put your Hot Chocolate On a Spoon in a mug filled with milk, heat the milk and chocolate till hot, stir until the chocolate has completely dissolved, and finally the best part…enjoy the delicious hot chocolate!
Initially, we have 3 flavors to enhance your hot chocolate experience, but you can expect that number to greatly increase as we continue to perform tests here at the factory.
• Milk Chocolate with Creamy Hazelnut
• Dark Chocolate with Nutty Amaretto
• White Chocolate with Vanilla
Look for them on our Favorites Page!
Let us know what you think about our Hot Chocolate On a Spoon. What flavors would you like in your Hot Chocolate?
Remember back in August of last year when Chocomize had broke the $2,000 mark on our charity count? Well now the charity count is close to approaching the $10,000 mark!
As many of you know by now, Chocomize donates 1% of the proceeds from each order to one of our selected charities chosen by you. Our newest charity, A Drink For Tomorrow (ADFT) has already raised over $2,300!
Founded several years ago by Stephanie Weaver, ADFT is a non-profit organization raising awareness of the lack of access to clean water sanitation in impoverished communities around the world. All of the money donated is used to help implement water projects and teach sanitary habits. In 2009, ADFT was able to complete its first project, a dug well in West Bengal, India that now brings 140 people arsenic-free water. Through a significant amount of growth after two years, they were able to fund 5 similar projects in Haiti, Botswana, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, and Guatemala.
We chose ADFT as one of our feature charities because we love supporting fellow local entrepreneurs like Stephanie. We’re excited to work with ADFT and look forward to a great partnership. For more information on A Drink For Tomorrow or any other of the charities Chocomize supports, visit our Charity Conscious page.
Hey Chocomize Chocolate Fans,
Known for having one of the best ranked mini bars in the hotel industry, Trump International Hotel in Chicago is about to get even better with its newest addition…Chocomize custom chocolate bars! Our personalized chocolate bars are now available at the Trump Chicago Hotel. Future guests of the hotel can look forward to four mouth-watering varieties.
• Dark Chocolate with Pineapple, Cranberries, and Coconut Flakes
• Dark Chocolate with 23 Karat Gold Flakes
• Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Gold Flakes, and Dried Cherries
• White Chocolate with Cranberries and Crunchy Almond Croquant
With Chocomize chocolate stocked in each room, Trump Chicago will continue its success providing the finest mini bar. We hope all of Trump Chicago Hotel’s guests have as much fun eating them as we had making them!