Name Our Donkey Contest!

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

You all know our Fat-Ass Fudge logo and team member: this adorable happy Donkey with a big butt. He or she still needs a name though, so we’re putting a call out to the public to help us out... 

 

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Visit Us --We'd Love to Meet YOU!

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 4.48.00 PMThe holidays may be behind us, but that doesn’t slow us down one bit.  We have said goodbye to all of the winter festivities and as the weather warms up our days fill up as well.

Long Island is so beautiful this time of the year, we welcome you to come visit and see for yourself.  We have many Farmer's Markets, Pop Ups, One Off events and of course the retail shops where you can purchase any day of the week.  Come hang out with us and see what the fun is all about.

We’re super excited that you can find us every day at the following retail locations:

The Long Island Welcome Center/ Taste New York located at Exit 51/52 Eastbound off the Long Island Express Way.  It’s a great place to stop as you are traveling to the East End this summer.  The Welcome Center is  promoting some of New York’s best locally-made and produced food and beverage products – a farmers’ market and an interactive I LOVE NEW YORK experience for Long Island visitors to learn about the region’s history and tourism destinations.

Cirillo’s Market —Amagansett IGA a family owned and operated business just like us. Many of the employees have been there for years and we're very proud to be part of the team!  They’ve got great organic and gluten free selections and the nicest employees around.   We’ll preparing to do several tastings and pairings through out the year. Doesn't that sound yummy!

Yogo Delish Main Street 211 Main Street in Port Jefferson  We love working with Bill and his friendly staff.  Yogo Delish definitely lives up to it's name, they've got a wonderful selection of flavors and an amazing variety of toppings, our Fat Ass Fudge fits right in.

Spring has Sprung and Summer is Coming!  Look for us at the Following Farmer's Markets this Season:

SETAUKET FARMER’S MARKET

Opening Friday, June 2

3:00PM - 7:00PM

Three Village Historical Society, East Setauket

HAVENS FARMERS’ MARKET

Opening Saturday, May 27

9:00AM to 12:30PM

Shelter Island

Opening Sunday, May 21

9:00AM - 1:00PM

Tommy’s Place parking lot across from the ferry

Without a doubt 2017 is shaping up to be pretty awesome and the Chocology team is excited for you to join us at one or more of the following!  

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Southampton Arts Center, Southampton

Friday, June 9

Long Island Aquarium

A TASTE OF NEW YORK

Friday, June 9

Belmont Race Park

Dan’s MonTaco

July 7

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Montauk Annual Craft Fair

July 15 + 16

September 23 + 24

Garden of Eve’s Garlic Festival

September 17 - 18

October TBD

Centereach Library

November

Old Bethpage Village

EASTEND POPUPS

November and December

Amagansett American Legion Hall

Chocolate and Wine Pairings

Saturday November 11 and Sunday December 17

Sannino Vineyards

Homegrown for the Holidays

December 2

Hayground School, Bridgehampton

Chocology Kids!  Our summer days are jam packed with Farmer’s Markets and events, even solar s’mores! 

 

Maker Fair

June 9

Maritime Explorium, Port Jefferson

Summer Reading Program Kick Off

June 17

Build a Better World

Centereach Library

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Port Jefferson Farmer’s Market

11:00 -Noon

First Sunday of each month we host a Chocology Kids craft

Solar Smores —July

Chocolate Shoes—August

Lego Build—September

Start marking your calendar!  Check back to our website or follow our Social Medias as we will be adding additional events as they pop up.

Of course if you are not able to visit any of these locations you can always visit us at our online shop 24/7.  OR!  Book us for a private party and have us all to yourselves. Give us a call today:  631 901 7151

Anaheim White House Restaurant

Posted on February 05, 2017 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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It is with a heavy heart that we inform all of our Chocology readers about the fire at one of Chocology Gives Back Non-Profits. On Saturday, February 3 a fire broke out in the restaurant of Chef Bruno, one of Madeline's CNN Heroes. Fortunately no one was hurt, however over 80% of the restaurant was destroyed. It will be between 8 and 10 months before they are able to be back up and running.

Chocology has not only donated to but worked closely with Caterina's Club and the children from the Anaheim Boys and Girls Club. The Anaheim White House was home to these charitable organizations. We send our love and prayers for a speedy recovery and are hear to help in any way we can.

If you would like to help, a GoFund me account has been set up on behalf of the Anaheim White house here.

The work of Caterina's Club will go on. To learn more about this wonderful organization headed up by Chef Bruno, or to contribute to their cause please visit here.

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It is such an honor to work with this organization that helps so many families and children. We know that the spirit of this organization will survive this hardship and forge forward through this recovery period. To read more about Madeline's involvement with Chef Bruno please visit this link

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If you would like to find out about other ways you can help, please contact Chocology owner and managing director, Linda Johnson at Linda@chocologyunlimited.com

Holiday Shopping With Chocology

Posted on December 06, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for that someone special? Or perhaps you want a little something extra to tuck into the stockings this year. Chocology is here to help! Walk with us down the virtual lanes of Chocology, from the comfort of your own home, to find a unique and special gift for everyone on your shopping list.

Everyone loves chocolate! And Chocology Chocolates have that something extra that makes it a delight to both give and receive. With a wide variety of delicacies to choose from, Chocology has you covered when it comes to holiday gift giving.

Is it cold where you are? How about choosing an oversized Hot Chocology mug with a slice of our thick and creamy Fat Ass fudge stuffed inside. It will keep your loved ones warm and toasty all winter long and remind them that you care.

Say "Cheers" this holiday season with Fat Ass Fudge Martini Mix and Glass Set.

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Or perhaps your friends and family would like an array of Fat Ass Fudge to help them celebrate this wonderful holiday season. Our Fat Ass Fudge 4-piece Sampler provides a variety of our most popular fudge, ready for slicing and sharing.

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If your loved one is a true blue chocoholic, imagine their surprise when they receive a subscription to our Fudge of the Month club. Choose a 3 or 6-month subscription and your recipient will get the gift that keeps on giving well past the holiday season.

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Chocology also offers an array of artisan truffles, miniature works of art, that your friends and family will enjoy looking at as much as they love eating it. Choose from our 4-piece stocking stuffer sized boxes or make it a full sized gift with our 24-piece You Can Have It All box. With no artificial flavoring or added preservatives, Chocology Chocolate Truffles make a fine gift for everyone on your list. Each box comes with our Art of Tasting card, a perfect compliment to these exquisite chocolates.

We know your corporate team deserves the very best, and Chocology is devoted to creating extraordinary chocolate experiences for your clients and colleagues. Holiday season is approaching faster than you think, get in touch with us today about adding decadents chocolates or whimsical Fat Ass Fudge to your holiday party Corporate Event.

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Still having trouble deciding? Give the gift of choice! Our Chocology Gift card is a great way to say “I love you” at the holidays. In denominations of $25, $50 or $100, your gift recipient will be thrilled to choose a little of this and a little of that to enjoy how and when they wish.

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And don’t forget, with every order of Fat Ass Fudge, choose your charity and Chocology will donate a portion of the proceeds to an organization in need. We love helping people and your Fat Ass Fudge purchase helps us to do just that!

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We hope that you enjoy getting your holiday shopping finished from the comfort of your favorite chair so that you can enjoy the season with family and friends. Let us do the work so that you don’t have to. Chocology is all about making it special! We put love into every order that we fill and know that your loved ones will delight in receiving a special gift from you by Chocology. Order today to beat the rush! Your order will be delivered in plenty of time for your special holiday celebrations.

Happy Holidays from Chocology!

 

Orders over $75 shipped to the same address will receive free ground shipping.

Fat Ass Chocolate Martinis and Signature Martini Glasses

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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What do you get when you mix chocolate with vodka? A Fat Ass Chocolate Martini – that’s what! Imagine rich and creamy Fat Ass Fudge melting into a delicate Martini glass. It’s the perfect addition to a distinct and decadent holiday celebration.

Want to include the kids? Make it a virgin and toast with the little ones in your life! They’ll love the “grown up” feel of our Martini glasses and they’ll feel special toasting along with the adults

How do you make a Fat Ass Chocolate Martini? We have the recipe below! You’ll need a martini shaker and your favorite Fat Ass Fudge and martini glass. Give your celebrations that extra kick! It’s guaranteed to take your holidays to the next level.

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Fat Ass Martini Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Fat Ass Fudge (melted over a double boiler)
  • 2 ½ oz. Half & Half
  • 1 ½ oz. Crème de Cacao
  • ½ oz. Vodka
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • Slice of Fat Ass Fudge

Instructions:

Combine melted fudge, half & half, crème de cacao, vodka and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into chilled, dipped Fat Ass Martini glass(see below for suggestions). Garnish glass with a slice of Fat Ass Fudge on a skewer. Feel free to double, triple or quadruple the recipe as needed. Enjoy!

Virgin Fat Ass Martini Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Fat Ass Fudge (melted over a double boiler)
  • 2 oz. Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • Slice of Fat Ass Fudge

Instructions:

Combine All ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled, dipped Fat Ass Martini Glass (see below for more suggestions). Garnish glass with a slice of Fat Ass Fudge on a skewer. Feel free to double, triple or quadruple the recipe as needed. Enjoy!

Fat Ass Martini’s with a twist – we showcased these martinis at two events this past weekend and got these suggestions.

  • Garnish with a skewered strawberry
  • Replace regular vodka with vanilla vodka
  • Rim the glass with a crushed peppermint stick
  • Rim the glass with Fat Ass Fudge Sauce (melt fudge on double boiler with a bit of cream)
  • Use Fat Ass Fudge White Chocolate
  • Replace Vodka with Champagne

‘Tis the season for enjoying the holidays with those you love! Start a new tradition with Fat Ass Martinis to make your celebrations extra special! We’d love to hear what you think. Send us your martini with a twist suggestion and we’ll give it a try!

Chocology wishes you and yours a holiday season filled with joy, loved ones and chocolate. Bon appétit!

 

Posted in Chocology, Fat Ass Fudge, holiday tradition., holidayshopping, Martini, Signature Martini, Tis the season

Weddings by Chocology...Introducing Terri Palmer

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments


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Weddings have become a specialty at Chocology. We take pride in incorporating fine chocolates into your special day. From passed fudge and truffle platters at your reception to personalized gifts for the wedding party and favors, our top priority is making our clients and their guests feel special

We love weddings so much that we are excited to announce a new addition to the Chocology Wedding Team. Terri Palmer of Plano, Texas will be joining us in the capacity of wedding consultant for the southern region of the U.S.. Terri will be standing by to help you select the perfect wedding favors, chocolate platters, pairings for your cocktail hour and more.

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We have worked with Terri for many years and know that you are in good hands with her. Her attention to detail, her love of event planning and her ability to personalize and make things special are why we are proud to welcome her to the wedding planning team. We love her and we know you will too!

Terri will be happy to help you coordinate luxury truffles to compliment your wedding colors or choose decadent chocolates that will pair well with the wine you will be serving. Even better, allow Terri to help you select one of our mouth watering Fat Ass Fudge choices for your wedding favors. Your guests will appreciate the unique and personalized detail that Chocology Chocolates add to your special day.

What's more, with each order of Fat Ass Fudge you will have the opportunity to 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. Or allow Terri to help you choose one of the Chocology Cares organizations. Either way, adding Fat Ass Fudge to the festivities gives back in a big way, adding no additional costs to you. Your guest's will be touched that your gift is far reaching and helping others in the community.

“Whether a wedding in your backyard or at venue like ‘Big Red’ Courthouse or the Museum of Biblical Arts in Dallas, I have been beside the bride/bride’s family and created a beautiful,  memorable wedding.  And an exclusively-wrapped Chocology box took center stage on the table-setting – a gift within a gift!   I would love to make a memory with you and remove the stressful aspects of planning a wedding.”  Terri

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Is your special day around the corner? We know that planning your wedding day is important, down to the last detail. Let Chocology take care of the details so that you can enjoy your time with family, friends and loved ones.

Posted in Big Red Courthouse, bridal, chocology, chocology cares, Dallas Weddings, fatassfudge, finechocolate, texas weddings, wedding favors, weddings

8 Reasons WHY I LOVE MY JOB

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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October is a special month to me – my birth month. At this time of year, I always feel the pull towards self-reflection and reevaluation of my goals and purpose. It is a time in which I recommit and align my actions with my innermost desires and vision. This year I am grateful for the path I have taken with Chocology. It brings joy, connection and fun into my life. This is why I’d like to share with all of you why I do what I do.


No. 1: I love seeing people smile

Everyone LOVES chocolate! It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to work with people who are happy and enjoying themselves. I love helping our clients choose the perfect gift, dessert for a special event or wedding favors.  People are happy when they talk chocolate and this makes me happy as well. Madeline always says, “We meet the best people!” and she’s right. We are fortunate to cross paths with people in their finest moments.


No. 2: I’m good at it!

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Being the Managing Director of my own company allows me to utilize all of my gifts and talents. Strong work ethic, good communication skills and a love of people are key ingredient's to running a successful business. Do what you love and you never work a day of your life! That is our philosophy and it’s worked well for us at Chocology. I love what I do every single day and am able to thrive because of this philosophy!


No. 3: I get to do it with my family!

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One of the greatest gifts I feel I can give to my daughter is to show her that when you set a goal it can be achieved through hard work, a good attitude and perseverance. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to model for my daughter that your dreams can come true! Not everyone has the privilege of working with family. Recently David is able to join us more and more on our chocolate adventures! We never know what is around the corner, but together we get the job done – ALWAYS!

 


No. 4: Every Day is Different

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I love different! It’s so easy to get stuck in the humdrum of day-to-day life. At Chocology, each day is diversified. One day we’re working with children on a Chocology Kids project and the next we’re working with the senior’s community. We might go to a corporate meeting to serve fudge and then head out to plan a wedding or work on one of the various festivals that we attend. There’s always something new and fresh to keep us motivated and excited.


No. 5: Giving Back to our World

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From the very beginning it was important to me to give back. I feel so blessed to live a happy and joyful life. Giving a little of that back makes me even happier. I don’t work for a non-profit however I sure can support them. And that’s what we do, plain and simple. Not only to we glean joy from helping our non-profits with monetary donations, we love doing simple acts of kindness. I just love it when parents allow their children to come by our Farmers Market booth to make purchases by themselves. The parents have realized that we take those children under our wings and feel blessed to have them as customers too. Kids are the best at “the art of tasting” and we love seeing them take it so seriously. We love giving our money, our smiles and our compassion to everyone that we meet!
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No. 6: I Get to Travel

tavel-pictIf you’ve read our blog, you know I love to travel. I love going new places and being the owner of Chocology provides that travel outlet for me. Whether it’s driving to the East End, traveling on the ferry across the Long Island Sound to make deliveries in Connecticut or going cross-country to deliver a check to one of our non-profits, the opportunity to travel keeps life interesting and new every single day.

 


No 7: It provides Freedom and Autonomy

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Most people think that when you own your own business, you get to set your own hours. This is not exactly true. I make myself available to my clients therefore my hours are dictated by the need. However, I do have the flexibility to use creativity to get a job done well and efficiently. People often ask, “How do you manage balance in your life?” My answer: “I don’t. I integrate.” Being with my daughter Madeline and my husband David is very important to me. We’ve learned to integrate our time together as a family while enjoying running the business. And I not only get to be with my daughter while homeschooling, I get to teach her about having a career that you love and doing it with a joyful heart.


No. 8: I can do it all!
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Admittedly, I will welcome the day when our growth allows for more employees and my position will be more of a leadership role. For now, I get the opportunity to run the business both from the front and back end. Creativity, New Products, Website, Social Media, New Client visits, special events – these are the things I love. Bookkeeping – Not so much! Luckily, I love developing both sides of my brain; Analytical and Creative. There are so many facets of my personality and they serve me well in running the business. I need to switch hats quickly from planning and creative thinking to one of analytical and business-minded thinking. One day soon there will be others that can help, but for now I love the constant shifting and maneuvering that my business demands of me.


Overall, the message is that I am so grateful for my life as the owner and Managing Director of Chocology. I feel blessed to come across so many wonderful people out in the world. I love making people happy! The smiles I get to see are the icing on the cake! I love my life and thank all of those that have helped me live out my dream of running a family business.

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