Chocolate Fountain Fun!
Chocolate fountains are ubiquitous these days and are sure to tickle anyone’s fancy. Part of the reason is that it no doubt feeds into the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fantasies people have of rivers and waterfalls of pure chocolate. In real life, the chocolate fountain is probably as close as a person will get to making those fantasies come true.
Maybe you want your own personal chocolate fountain for parties, or just to indulge yourself. There are numerous tabletop varieties that are quite affordable. However, not all of them melt the chocolate themselves. Some chocolate fountains require that you pre-melt the chocolate, as they will only keep it heated and flowing, while others do melt the chocolate for you.
Let the Chocolate Flow!
When choosing a chocolate fountain, make certain that you carefully read the description for this information. That being said, there are some fun models of fountains out there such as a number of models at online sites. For those who are worried about tripping over power cords and knocking their fountains over, there are rechargeable battery-powered models available.
Even the clumsiest individual is unlikely to cause an accidental chocolate flood with a battery-powered chocolate fountain such as the Giles Posner model. It actually looks well, adorable, and comes in a jet black model or a candy pink version. It would be great for an outdoor party in particular where you may not have an electrical outlet available.
If you want to stay relatively small, try a Sephra model. Sephra is a maker of large-scale chocolate fondue fountains that includes models up to 40 inches tall, but you can get one of their mini-fountains for home use. There’s a 16-inch model available that should be a perfect fit for most people, and this version will melt the chocolate for you so that you don’t have to melt it in the microwave first.
Is There Anything Bigger?
Here is a fun fact for you readers out there: there actually is a fountain bigger than anything you have probably ever seen. The largest chocolate fountain in the world is located at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It measures a whopping 27 feet in height, although only 14 feet of the fountain is actually visible. The Bellagio’s chocolate fountain circulates a bit over 2000 pounds of white chocolate and milk chocolate in total!
It consists of 25 glass “shells” into which the chocolate spills from pipes in the ceiling. Upon close inspection, those with an eye for art will note that the basins are in fact distinctly Chihuly-esque. As a matter of fact, the ceiling sculpture in the Bellagio’s lobby was designed by noted glass artist Dale Chihuly. If you ever travel to Las Vegas, you absolutely must get a look at this fountain! Meanwhile, have fun at home with your own mini-fountain.