Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a chocolate fountain and what is the Chocolate Fountain used for?
A: First, it is a three-tiered stainless steel fountain that is filled with melted chocolate that cascades down the tiers for you to dip items into, such as strawberries, bananas, graham crackers, marshmallows, pretzels, etc. The Chocolate Fountain can be used for anything you desire; weddings, corporate events, banquets, bar mitzvahs, brunches, catered events, birthdays, showers, or any other excuse you can come up with just to have one! (even Super Bowl parties. Really... we did one!)
Q: What kind of Chocolate works with the fountains?
A: Callebaut or Couverture chocolate is provided. Chocolate choices include: semi-sweet Dark Belgian chocolate (this is most popular), Milk chocolate, and White chocolate. Furthermore, for those that aren't indecisive, there is a list of exotic flavors available too.
Q: Does the fountain use a pump?
A: No, our fountain uses a stainless steel auger (see photos). The auger draws the melted chocolate to the top of the fountain where it then cascades over the tiers below.
Q: How much chocolate is required to run the fountain?
A: The small fountain will run on as little as 3 lbs. of chocolate. The large will run on as little as 4 lbs. of chocolate. The amount you actually need will depend on the size of your event and the rate of consumption by your guests.
Q: How much chocolate will the fountain hold?
A: The medium and large fountains will hold approximately 24 lbs of chocolate each. The small fountain holds a maximum of 10 lbs.
Q: What happens if someone drops something in the fountain such as a strawberry or pretzel?
A: Don't fight with anybody to get it out, there is a gap at the bottom of the chocolate tiers. This will hold the item behind the chocolate sheet until the event is over.