2016 Corporate Gift Guide

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

Nothing says “thank you” like decadent chocolate. That’s why Chocology has prepared some exquisite choices for our corporate clients this year. Chocology realizes the importance of your business relationships and we go the extra mile to show them that you care.

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Autumn is Fudge Season

Posted on October 04, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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We love the subtle changes of autumn at Chocology: the crispness in the air, the changing leaves and a hint of the festive holidays to come. The season reminds us of grandmothers working tirelessly in the kitchen, preparing goodies for the celebrations of fall. Popcorn balls, Candied Apples and of course fudge.

Autumn is fudge season and we at Chocology have been testing flavors that we hope will set the stage for all of your fall festivities. Our final products: A quartet of comfort flavors that will enhance your celebrations and have you relaxing into the mood of the season.

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For our pumpkin lovers we have the Fat Ass Pumpkin Pie Butterscotch. Healthy pumpkin accompanied by rich butterscotch and finished with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

 

 

 

Straight Maple—minus the nuts. For those of you who believe that the nuts just get in the way of the mouth-watering velvet fudge.

 

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Maple and Walnuts make up our Fat Ass Maple Walnut fudge. Loaded with crisp walnuts – you can’t go wrong with this choice!

 

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And finally, rich and creamy caramel mingled with fresh, crunchy pecans to fashion our Fat Ass Caramel Pecan fudge.

In addition to our new fall flavors we have another surprise in store! Send the gift that keeps on giving with our Fat Ass Fudge of the month subscription. Choose a 3 or 6-month subscription and your loved one will receive a Chocology Choice Fat Ass Fudge package each month for as long as the subscription is active. A personalized note can be sent with each gift as well. Even better – your recipient will get to choose their favorite fudge for their last delivery.

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What’s more is that Fat Ass Fudge is the gift that is far reaching. When you place your order, choose one of the Chocology Cares charities and we will give a percentage of the proceeds to your charity of choice. Chocology cares about community and giving back. Your gift subscription says, “I love you” in more ways than one.

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We would be thrilled to have you join us at the Westhampton Harvest Festival or the

Belmont Park Best of New York Fair this autumn to help us usher in another wonderful season. Come by and sample our fudge, do some holiday shopping or just hang out with us!

We hope you have a wonderful autumn season filled with family, friends and chocolate!

 

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Chocology Kids Summer Project Number : Sun S'mores!

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments


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Want to do something fun, tasty and educational with the kids this summer? Well, grab these simple supplies and get outside for a science project that will have your kids coming back for s’more!

 

 

 

 

DIY SUN S’MORES

In this Chocology Kids Project you will learn about:

Energy, Solar Power, Sun, Heat/Melting Point, Cooking

 INGREDIENTS: 

Graham crackers, mini-marshmallows and a chocolate bar or (Fat Ass Fudge!).

TOOLS NEEDED:

Scissors, Ruler, Glue Stick, Plastic wrap, Tape, A Sheet of black paper, A wooden skewer or pencil, Utility knife, Aluminum foil, 2 thermometers

A Warm, sunny day—preferably 85 degrees or warmer 

 PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please read ALL of the steps carefully before cutting. Adult assistance is recommended for the use of utility knife. Also, use caution when cooking with the solar oven. It can get quite hot (sometimes up to 200 degrees)

BUILDING THE OVEN

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Step 1
Clean out the pizza box.

Step 2
Use your ruler to draw a rectangle on the top of the lid, about 1 inch from the sides.

Step 3
Ask an adult to help using the utility knife (and the ruler as a straight edge) to carefully cut along 3 sides of the square, leaving the side that runs along the hinge of the box uncut. Cut all the way through the cardboard on those three sides. Once your 3 sides are cut, fold the flap (near the hinge of the box) back slightly along the attached side. Prop the flap open with tape. Lastly, cover the inside of the flap with foil,(leaving the shiny side of the foil facing out) securing with glue or tape.

Step 4
Cover the opening made by the flap (in the lid) with a layer of plastic wrap. Attach the plastic wrap to the opening's edges using shipping tape or duck tape. Make sure there are no holes in the plastic wrap and that all of its edges are completely attached to the lid. No openings please!

STEP 5
Line the inside of the box with aluminum foil (shiny side out) so that when you shut the box the entire interior is coated with foil. It is easiest to do this by covering the bottom of the box with foil first and then covering the inside part of the lid (don’t cover the plastic wrap!) with foil. Glue the foil in place.

STEP 6
Glue or tape a sheet of black paper to the bottom-center of the pizza box, on top of the foil. This will act as your solar oven's heat sink. How do you think it will help cook your food?

Step 7
Lastly, use a wooden skewer or pencil (and some tape) to prop the solar oven's lid up, at about a 90-degree angle from the rest of the box.

Think about this:

  • Why do you think you should coat the inside of the box with foil like this? What is the purpose of the foil?
  • Why do you think it's important to make sure the plastic wrap completely seals the lid's opening?
  • Why do you think we use the black paper inside of the box? How will this help us cook our food?

Let’s Make S’mores!

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 Before you begin, go check your weather app to see what the temperature is outside. Is it over 85 degrees? Then let’s get cooking!

STEP 1
Place your chocolate and mini marshmallows between two graham crackers.

STEP 2
Place your S’mores inside of your solar oven

STEP 3
Take your oven outside. Be sure to place your oven in a place in a sunny place, taking care to position it to where the sunshine will refect from the foil on the flap into your box.

STEP 4
Check your box every 15 minutes to see if the chocolate and marshmallows have melted. BE CAREFUL! It might just be a pizza box, but you’ve made this into an oven! IT’S HOT!

STEP 5
Bon Appétit! Enjoy your Sun S’mores!

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Think about this:

  •  How long did it take to melt the chocolate? Did the temperature outside have anything to do with the length of time it took to melt the chocolate?
  • How did the foil help to melt the chocolate?
  • What do you think the black paper did to help the process along?
  • Did the size of the pizza box make a difference in the cooking time?
  • Do you think preheating the solar oven would make a difference? If so, have you tested your theory?
  • Do you think the S’mores would cook on an overcast day? What about on a cold day?

What Is Going On?

Solar Ovens convert sunlight to energy. That energy is retained for cooking food. Although there are all kinds of solar cookers, they all have similarities. For instance, many solar ovens have at least one dark surface to attract sunlight. If you’ve ever worn a black shirt on a hot summer day, you’ve probably noticed that dark colors get very hot in the sunlight. This is because dark colors hold more solar radiation than light colors. The heat absorbed by your dark paper is transferred to the food, which speeds up the process. Most solar cookers also have reflectors, which direct sunlight toward the dark cooking surface and transparent tops that let in sunlight, trapping the heat inside the cooker. Try cooking hot dogs inside of your solar oven and see what happens!

What Else?

Did you have fun with this activity? We hope so. We encourage you to try it again with different variables. Here’s some to try:

  • Experiment with different sized boxes. Does size make a difference in how long it takes to cook your food?
  • Try insulating your cooker. Add newspaper or other safe material to trap more sunlight. Does it make your food cook faster?
  • Experiment with other foods, such as hot dogs, baked beans or cookies.
  • Most of all – HAVE FUN! Cooking with solar saves energy and helps us learn more about how solar power works.

Be sure to check our blog for more fun chocolate activities to do with the kids! Learning should be fun!

 

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Favors that Give Back

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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Ah. . . Weddings. Everyone loves them. We at Chocology appreciate the thought that goes into planning this once in a lifetime special day. From choosing the dress to developing the menu, we understand that everything should be perfect on your wedding day. Chocology is honored to say that we’ve helped countless couples do just that.

Imagine this. Your guest arrives in anticipation of your celebration. They are honored to bear witness to one of the most significant days of your life. As the celebration ensues, he or she is presented with a gift from you. A gift that not only will please the palette but that also gives back to the community. Your attention to detail and your desire to use your celebration to help others is touching. They remember why they love you so much.

Chocology’s Fat Ass Fudge will not only delight each of your guests with it’s comical name and decadent, mouthwatering flavor, it will also charm your guests with sentimentality.

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Our unique fudge is made with goat’s milk and butter, fine Belgian chocolate and our secret ingredient: LOVE. With flavors like Dark Chocolate Mink, Soft Caramel Fudge, S’mores and more, there’s a flavor to match all discerning palettes. Our fudge favors are not only tasty but socially conscious as well.

With each order of Fat Ass Fudge you will choose a 501 C3 charity of your choice. Chocology will donate a portion of the proceeds from your order to honor the charity that touches your heart. Have you worked together as a couple for a special organization? Why not honor them at your wedding with wedding favors that give back.

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Perhaps you want to pay homage to a grandmother or special family member? Has an organization helped them in some way? Chocology would love to give back to those organizations, in your name. What a sweet way to give back!

Don’t forget to let your guests know that their special wedding favor is far reaching and keeps on giving. As they delight in the taste of our Fat Ass Fudge they’ll know that someone, somewhere is benefiting from every bite.

These fudgy favors are not just for weddings either. Consider them for gifts at the holidays, corporate meetings, birthday parties and more. For every order of Fat Ass Fudge, you have the opportunity to give back. Choose your own charity or choose one that Chocology supports in our Chocology Cares Campaign.

Let’s change the world one bite at a time. We are honored to serve you on your special day. Let’s serve the world together.

 

~ The Chocology Team

 

 

 

 

 

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Easter Extravaganza

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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Whew! What a weekend it was for Chocology. From coast to coast, everyone on the Chocology team had lots of chocolaty hands in some awesome Easter goodness.

First off, Madeline, our Chief Creative Officer (and Linda’s daughter), dressed as the Easter bunny, made an appearance at Atria, the senior living community in Port Jefferson, New York. With a wide smile and big floppy ears, our Easter Bunny delivered hugs and Chocology goodies to all of our senior friends and their families. The smiles were contagious! Young and old alike made memories they will cherish for years. We were so excited to be a part of the Easter celebrations at Atria this year!

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Then, across the country on the West Coast, our team in California was honored to participate with our charity partner, Operation Freedom Paws, on their community annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The entire community showed up, including their veterans, their families and of course their service dogs.

 

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Operation Freedom Paws supplied plastic eggs filled with goodies and the kids set off on their Easter egg hunt extravaganza. All veterans were gifted a copy of Mannheim Steamroller’s cd entitled, “Spirit of America.” And of course, all of the service dogs were rewarded with doggie treats contributed by yours truly. The kids, veterans and dogs supplied the smiles, fun and laughter – the most important ingredient for a successful event!

 

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who made these events possible this weekend. We are honored to work with such great people!

A special thanks goes out to our team of volunteers in San Francisco who radiate the Chocology spirit and personality and who made each and every attendee feel special.

We also want to extend our gratitude to Manheim Steamroller for donating the cd’s to all of the service men and women who have made great sacrifices to make this country great!

Manheim CDWe appreciate all of the photos that were sent in as well. If you have photos from any of the past weekend Chocology events, please send them over to Linda@chocologyunlimited.com. We can ALWAYS use more photos.

We hope you all had a happy and healthy Easter as well!

 

~The Chocology Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chocoholics Unite ~ National Chocolate-Caramel Day

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

Do you know the significance of March 19th? It’s National Chocolate-Caramel Day and you can bet we’ll be celebrating at Chocology.

Who doesn’t love the ooey, gooey merging of chocolate and caramel? It’s a tried and true combination and certainly deserves recognition in a big way. No wonder it has it’s own national holiday!

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At Chocology, we recognize that chocolate and caramel deserve a special place in our line of gourmet chocolate treats. Have you tried our sweet and rich caramel fudge?  Our Milk Chocolate Caramel goat's milk fudge is one of our most popular flavors. Goat's milk and goat's butter fudge is extra creamy and melts like a chocolate dream in your mouth.  And don’t forget our artisan milk chocolate ganache truffles. No matter how you slice it, there’s no denying that chocolate and caramel make great companions.

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We want to celebrate with you! For every order placed this week, we’ll send along a complimentary treat sized sampler of our caramel fudge. What better way to celebrate than to share with you, our valued customers?

We hope you are enjoying the updated website and blog. To stay up to date on all things chocolate don’t forget to follow us on TwitterInstagram or Facebook. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to get Chocology Today delivered right to your inbox.

What is your favorite chocolate holiday? We’d love to know your preference! Let’s stay in touch!

~ The Chocology Team

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The Art of Tasting Fudge

Posted on December 16, 2015 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments


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At Chocology we value artistry in every form. Meandering down the halls of an art museum, sitting at a wine tasting bar or enjoying a meal set before us invites appreciation and reverence. These are the meaningful experiences of life and we don’t want to rush through them.

Chocolate making, of course, is another form of art. At Chocology, each and every step of the chocolate making process is a deliberate act. For this reason, we invite our customers to slow down when tasting our chocolates, and our Fat Ass Fudge is no exception.

Our focus at each event that we attend is to teach our customers to take a moment to pause before eating. Close their eyes perhaps and contemplate the surroundings. Mindfully tasting chocolate can be a rewarding experience when we slow down and appreciate it. When we are accustomed to popping it into our mouths heedlessly, we miss the adventure of skillfully tasting what we eat.

OurFudge_mediumOur Fat Ass Fudge is made with top-notch ingredients including Belgian chocolate, goat’s milk and butter. Now that’s worth slowing down for! This rich and unbelievably creamy delight melts in your mouth effortlessly, providing a rich and tasty experience for young and old alike.

So how can you slow down and savor a sweet like this when you want to eat it as fast as you can? Chocology has devised three easy steps to get the most delightful experience out of your Fat Ass Fudge.

Step One: Pop it Into Your Mouth

Slice off a small piece of your favorite flavor, place the fudge on the tip of your tongue and let your taste buds begin a sensory experience.

Step Two: Don’t Chew, Don’t Swallow

Allow the fudge to melt on your tongue to experience an intensely satisfying chocolate flavor coupled with a deliciously smooth texture. This is an extraordinary adventure for your taste buds.

Step Three: Your Mouth Works Like an Oven

As the Fat Ass Fudge melts in your mouth, it will flow over your entire tongue. Savor this experience. Depending on the flavor you have chosen, you may experience sweet and savory, spicy or nutty. You may even make a cappuccino right inside your mouth!

In a world where everything seems to be rushed, a simple pause in your day can make all the difference. Putting the focus on mindful eating, especially when eating chocolate, is a satisfying experience that refocuses the mind, allowing us to be present and aware of flavors, textures and artistry. Our appreciation increase when our center of attention is placed upon the experience of eating rather than hurrying on to the next bite. When we remember to acknowledge and slow down for the finer things in life, we are certain to feel more gratitude and joy in our lives, something we all want more of.

 

~ Happy Holidays from The Chocology Team

 

 

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