Friday, March 31, 2006

Business is Booming

Oh my gosh! I can hardly catch my breath we have been soooo busy! This chocolate fountain is a gold mine. It's amazing how much business we have in such a small town. Word of mouth is a great marketing tool. I've also gotten a lot of business from wedding shows. For a small fee, you can rent a booth at one of these shows and set up your fountains. They certainly draw a crowd. These are becoming very popular at weddings, proms, showers and parties. Try a chocolate fountain today!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Chocolate Fountains Everywhere

I'm back! Sorry I haven't written in a while, but ever since I got my chocolate fountain, things have been crazy. I've had a rental every weekend. From weddings to parties to showers, it's been non-stop. Valentine's Day was super busy, too. If you're thinking about getting a fountain, now is definitely the time to do it. Chocolate fountains are in high demand now that wedding season is approaching. So, I just wanted to let you know I'm still out there, just dipping away!

Friday, December 16, 2005

O rings

Lately, there seems to be a lot of controversy on the use of O rings in The American Chocolate Fountain®. Let me explain why the O rings are used. The center tube of the fountain was originally designed to be thick at the bottom, thinner in the middle and thinnest at the top so that each tier could simply sit upon the "ledges" created by the variations in thickness. This design was very popular and in fact is how Sephra's fountains are designed. There is one major flaw to this design. If the center tube falls and lands on the floor, the top portion of the tube is so thin that it bends. This in essence ruins a chocolate fountain because once the tube is bent or dented, the auger can no longer fit in the tube, meaning that the chocolate fountain cannot be operated. Hence the reason the American Chocolate Fountain® uses O rings. The use of the O rings means that the center tube is the same thickness throughout and is virtually impossible to dent. You may ask how I know all this - well... I finally broke down and bought an American Chocolate Fountain and asked all these questions to the sales rep. He was very helpful and knowledgable. So, now it looks like I'll be writing about my chocolate fountain rental experiences. My first rental is this weekend - I'll let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Quiet Chocolate Fountains

I've been learning a lot about chocolate fountains lately and one of the most interesting things I've learned is why the American Chocolate Fountain is so much quieter than its competitors. To start with, let me explain how chocolate is carried throughout the fountain. In the center tube of the fountain, a stainless steel corkscrew carries the melted chocolate up through the fountain and over the stainless steel tiers. The corkscrew, or auger, has two points of contact, at the bottom and top. The bottom contact is taller than competitors' fountains which helps cut down on the displacement of the auger. The top contact is located in the "Quiet Crown" which fits on top of the tube. This ensures that the auger is held into place. These two points of contact keep the auger from hitting the inside of the tube, creating a rattling noise. The American Chocolate Fountain also has a special material placed strategically in the base of the fountain to decrease vibration. So, as you can see, a lot of engineering has occured to create the quietest chocolate fountain manufactured.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Office Christmas Party

Well, our office Christmas party was Friday night and it was nothing like what you see in the movies - drunks dancing, affairs brewing, employees doing something that will cause them to be fired on Monday. It was a great time with great food and friends. The highlight of the party was of course the chocolate fountain. It's really hard to attend a Holiday party this year and not see the most requested buffet item - the chocolate fountain. The chocolate fountain has become a party staple for successful gatherings. Not having a chocolate fountain at a party is like not having cake at a baby shower. It's a neccessity. Who can resist dipping strawberries, bananas, pretzels, cookies and cake into a decadent chocolate waterfall. Afterall, what would Christmas be without chocolate?

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Chocolate Fountain Holiday

Ok - sorry I haven't written in a while, but you know how the holidays are. I have had a chance to do a little bit more research on chocolate fountains. I hope no one went out and bought one of those toy chocolate fountains the day after Thanksgiving because if you did, you wasted your money. I found a blog about a bad experience with a toy chocolate fountain. Just as I expected. The chocolate didn't stay warm enough to flow evenly. It was more like clumps. That's precisely why these things should be left up to professionals whenever possible. Just imagine messy children running around with clumps of chocolate all over the place, smearing it all over those fancy white couches! Well, lets face it - it makes for a great story if nothing else.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Home Chocolate Foutains

I've been searching online for 2 days trying to find out more information on chocolate fountains and I keep seeing all the home chocolate fountains. I have not heard good things about these. People say they are toys and that they won't hold up for long term usage. That sucks. You pay $250 for a toy that is really messy, hard to set up and hard to store and it only works a limited amount of time???!!!?? I think you would be better to rent a chocolate fountain. These commercial grade chocolate fountains come with the chocolate, someone sets them up, breaks them down and does the clean up - sounds like a deal to me!