So we all know that chocolate is good for you right? Well Forbes recently wrote an article linking Nobel Peace winners and chocolate consumption. The article contains sayings like "Chocolate consumption has been documented to improve cognitive function" and "geniuses are more likley to eat chocolate". Gee geniuses, you really you think so :).
The article has some great facts and research supporting it. See it here: Link between Nobel Peace Winners and Chocolate Consumption
Below you will find a recent study published by Forbes showing the affects of dark and mild chocolate. This 10 year study revealed that men who ate at least a choclate bar a week were 17% less likely to have a stroke. These changes can mainly be attributed to the benficial affects of flavenoids.
Check out this great chocolate article here.
Our Chocomize team member Philip is currently traveling around Europe spreading the word of Chocomize through goodwill. With a car and a dream, Philip and his team will travel over 10,000 miles through Europe and into Asia. The initial descent across Europe starts off in Great Britain. From Britain, the team will travel across Europe in nothing but a customized car until they reach Mongolia. Of course, the customized car will be decked out with its sponsorships from Chocomize. That’s right, Chocomize is now applying our customization skills to cars, well sort of J.
Along their Journey into the unknown, the team plans to raise money for the Lotus Childrens Centere Charitable Trust (a charity that is dedicated to improving education for children in Mongolia by providing schools). Through tales of adventure the team hopes to stir up enough commotion to raise over 15,000 towards the charity. Here is one of their quit humorous tales from Bukhara, the capital of Uzbekistan:
“Driving along happily due to the good condition of the asphalt (this road would still be illegally dangerous in European countries), we got stopped by the police. And Michel made a huge mistake: he actually stopped. Apparently speeding in Usbekistan is like speeding in Austria. The cops randomly choose a speed limit, the speed they think you were going, and the fine. In our case,100 dollars. It actually took all of Michel’s negotiation skills to adjust the fine to one pack of Turkish candy and one pack of Azerbaijani cookies.”
Chocomize wishes Philip’s team the best and hope they achieve all they set out to do. To check out the charity the donations are going to click here: http://www.lotuschild.org/
Are you freaking out about not getting your dose of customizable chocolate this summer? Worried that you will have to resort back to plain old supermarket stuff? Don’t sweat. This summer, Chocomize offers worry-free shipping. For starters, we ship ALL of our bars with lots of ice packs to keep them nice and cool for the ride. If for some reason your bars do hit the heat and melt before you get to savor their flavor, we will replace your order at absolutely no cost.
As for larger orders, the shipping is now on us! Hooray! All orders that are over $40 will be treated to completely free shipping.
Hey Chocomize Fans,
We currently have a new addition to our creation station. Chocolate label plaques! Our new labels are made of decadent white chocolate with a neat inscription. We currently have a few in stock, including a Congratulations plaque and Class of 2012 (for all your graduating family members and friends). There is currently a poll on our Facebook page asking customers and fans what new plaque they'd like to see added to the creation station.
Cruise on over to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite! Current options include "Get Well!" "I'm sorry," "Happy Father's Day!" and, of course, Other. We would love to hear any suggestions you may have. Post it on our page! While you're at it, check out our Favorites page and the newest additions from our Facebook "Create Your Own Bar" chocolatier competition: Up and at 'Em, Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Captain America bar, and the Sweet and Salty Utopia.
-The Chocomize Team
We're proud to say we have very creative customers. Since our launch, we have received millions of imaginative chocolate bar combination orders. We're still pleasantly surprised to witness new combinations, and sometimes we get so excited that we give the combination a try for ourselves.
Anyone that's ordered from our site knows that the combination possibilities seem almost infinite. However, we already know your creations are so carefully crafted - toppings complimenting toppings, sweet and salty converging, mouthwatering combinations - we believe it's innovative art. And we'd like to see your best.
Until Friday, April 13th, visit our Facebook page and write your perfect combination on our wall. Give it a witty and fun name, too. Once your ingenious creation is published on our wall, encourage your friends to visit our Facebook page, like us, and like your chocolate bar on our wall. The more "likes" your bar gets, the closer it will get to the top 10. You can post more than one bar and ask your friends to like it but we will only pick one bar per person (the one with the most likes) for the top 10.
On April 13th 10am EST, we will choose the 10 creations with the most likes and they will be photographed and posted on our favorites page by the following Monday, where they will battle it out. You can use the 'FB share', 'Twitter', and 'Google+' functions on the product details page to create buzz for your chocolate bar, get your friends to find your bar, and LIKE it.
The contest will end on Monday, April 23rd, 10am EST. The most liked bar will be deemed "Choctastic" and earn a permanent spot on our "Favorites" page. The clever chocolatier will win perks that include free chocolate!
1st price: $100 Chocomize gift certificate + 3 of your suggested favorite bars
2nd price: $50 Chocomize gift certificate + 3 of your suggested favorite bars
3rd price: $25 Chocomize gift certificate + 3 of your suggested favorite bars
With Easter right around the corner, we chocolate enthusiasts have put together three special Easter bars!
Easter Egg Hunt is an egg hunt in a bar. The bar is dark chocolate with an edible Happy Easter plaque, peanut butter chocolate, colorful jelly beans, and a chocolate Easter egg. A rich bar with a burst of fruity flavor and spring themed color.
Our second bar is Peep My Bunny! This is a delectable milk chocolate bar with an edible Happy Easter Plaque, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, and sugar Easter bunnies.
Our third bar is an Easter Delight. This is a creamy white chocolate bar with an edibly Happy Easter Plaque, a chocolate Easter egg, yogurt pretzels, and sugar Easter bunnies.
Besides our popular Easter bars, you can make your own! Head over to the creation station. Choose your base: milk, dark, or white. Then get creative with your toppings. Under "Decorations" you will find the Happy Easter plaque, sugar Easter bunny, and the chocolate Easter egg. Satisfy your sweet tooth with candy for a very Easter themed bar, including jelly beans, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, or Pop Rocks for an extra fun bar. The possibilities are endless! Our Easter themed bars will only be around until Easter day, so stock up! They're ideal for all ages, and kids will especially love them.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.
-The Chocomize Crew
Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. Believe it or not, spring is also the most popular wedding season. As couples take to wedding magazines to pick themes, decorations, color schemes, food, and flowers, why not add something creative to your reception - say, a custom chocolate bar?
With Chocomize, you can order a bar that fits your taste and suits your wedding theme. Perhaps you've chosen a black and white theme, and calla lilies are your flowers of choice. Your guests can indulge in a white chocolate bar with dark chocolate chips, blueberries, and lavender. Or perhaps - in the spirit of spring - your wedding is colorful. Your guests can enjoy a milk chocolate bar with jelly beans, cantaloupe melon dices, and crystallized rose petals.
Pick your favorite toppings:
Some couples have compromised on one bar, while others have divided the bars between the two and designed two different bars that suite the different tastes of each.
Design your box:
Not only are the bars all you, but so is the presentation. You can customize our traditional Chocomize
box with photos, the date of your wedding, or even a love poem.
Personalize your bar even further by adding our labels made of edible icing sheet and edible ink. Choose words of love, the date of your wedding, or anything else. The label goes right on the bar and is completely edible.
Making your dream chocolate bar for your dream wedding is our mission.
If you would like to get a quote, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price of each order largely depends on your toppings and the size of your order. If you're overwhelmed by the endless selection, check out our creation station to virtually see what your bar would look like, or get some inspiration from our Facebook page where you will see suggestions other Chocomize enthusiasts have tried and loved.
-The Chocomize Team