Name Our Donkey Contest!

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Linda Johnson | 2 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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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

Chocology at the Garden of Eve Garlic Festival

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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Do garlic and chocolate go together? Why, yes they do, thank you very much! In fact, chocolate helps to neutralize garlic breath, believe it or not!

Chocology spent this past weekend at the annual 2-day Garlic Festival held at the Garden of Eve Organic Farm  in Riverhead, New York.  We loved it so much so, we sponsored the garlic-eating contest!  Participants lined up to see who could get the most stinky garlic breath on Long Island.

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A big round of applause goes out to Elizabeth who actually judged the contest and chose the contestant with the stinkiest breath.

 

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Linda, owner of Chocology, didn’t participate in the contest, however she did volunteer to give the winner a big hug!

 

When everyone heard that chocolate neutralizes garlic breath, they headed over for a sample (okay, maybe more than a sample) of chocolate at the Chocology tent. We had so much fun tasting and pairing chocolate with some of the amazing local vendor’s wares.

One of the favorite pairings was Arlotta Lemon Olive Oil drizzled over our white chocolate Fat Ass fudge to make "lemon drops". It was fun watching our taster’s eyes pop when this little delight melted in their mouths. They couldn’t believe how well these two items went together.

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We also paired our 70% dark Fat Ass Fudge with the cabernet from Sannino Vineyard. What a delightful match that made! And we can’t forget the pairing with the Soda Shop Bar-B-Q sauce from the Killer Cook. It was all so much fun, pairing flavors that most of us would never dream would taste well together!

 

It was like walking down memory, watching the children play at the play area where Madeline played as a child. The playground, located directly behind the Chocology tent, ran along the entire backside of the farm. Games, pumpkin pickings, pony rides, face painting and hayrides were just a few of the fun things for kids to do at the Garlic Festival! Linda loved being greeted by the goats each morning when she arrived to set up. Music filled the tent all day long and food demonstrations were happening everywhere. The entire Garlic Festival was such a fun and festive place to be all weekend long.

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We were so pleased to see several of our customers from the Setauket and Port Jefferson Farmers Market! And we were delighted by the two cutest Chocology fans (twins in a stroller) that insisted on stopping by for a taste of fudge!

 

Since this was, after all, a garlic festival, there were so many amazing and unusual garlicky foods. Everything was garden fresh! How about Garlic Soup or Garlic Ice Cream? It was lovely to meet Fred and Sue Forsburg and their daughter Jennifer of Honeyhill Organic Farm, who taught us to use the juice from the scapes (the end of the garlic) to make a dirty martini!

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Roasted garlic is buttery, just like our fudge so we decided to create a dark chocolate cake with a roasted garlic hot fudge sauce. It may sound unusual but everyone thought it was delicious!  You’ll never know until you try.

 

 

 

 

Eve, from you guessed it, the Garden of Eve, said this about the festival:

“We had a great Festival this year, with over 4,000 garlic lovers attending to get garlic for their gardens and stomachs, and a new Garlic Eating Contest record set of 27 cloves in 2 minutes!”

What a whirlwind of a weekend! We had so much fun meeting new people, eating chocolate and garlic and participating in a good ole fashioned farm fun. We can’t wait for next year’s festivities!

 

Posted in Chocology, Fat Ass Fudge, Garden of Eve, Garlic Breath Contest, Garlic Eating Contest, Garlic Festival, Roasted Garlic Hot Fudge Sauce, Sannino Vineyard

Chocology Kids and Chocolate Shoes

Posted on August 14, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

Meet the Author

At Chocology, we love to learn as well as teach. That’s why when children’s author, Stephanie Sorkin, agreed to read all three of her books to our Chocology Kids at Yogo Delish in Port Jefferson this past Sunday, we were thrilled. The kids were delighted to meet the author and enjoyed hearing some of their favorite stories read to them.

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Stephanie is the award-winning author of 3 children’s books, Frenemy Jane, the Sometimes FriendNutley and Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces. She recently won both the Indie award for Chocolate Shoes. She also won the  Mom’s Choice award for Nutley and Chocolate Shoes.

Like Chocology, Stephanie shares our love for giving back to the community. A percentage of the profits from Chocolate Shoes goest to Soles 4 Soles and 100% of the proceeds from Nutley goes to F.A.R.E., an organization dedicated to food allergy research and education.

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It is always so exciting to meet the author of our favorite books.  After the readings, Stephanie shared with us a bit about how she developed her character for Chocolate Shoes. While visiting schools and doing readings for Nutley, Stephanie created a sort of "focus group" with the kids by placing her draft of Chocolate Shoes on an big piece of oak tag. She would carry this along with her to her readings of Nutley and ask the kids questions about who they thought the character should be. A girl? A boy? Five years old? Ten? She explained to the kids that when she tallied up the results, she would have her character. The kids loved the fact that they had some input on her next book. When all the results were in, Stephanie had her eight year old boy with red hair, the main character in Chocolate Shoes. As Stephanie told this story, all of our Chocology Kids eyes lit up with excitement.

Stephanie's love for children was apparent. After the reading, Stephanie autographed books for the kids. We gave out licorice laces to everyone, to go with this with "Chocolate Shoes", of course! We can't wait to read what she writes next.

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For more about Stephanie and her books and to learn more about her charity work, please visit www.stephaniesorkin.com.

 

 

Posted in BookByBook, Charity, Children's Books, chocolate Shoes, Chocology, Fat Ass Fudge, Soles4Souls, Stephanie Sorkin

Treat Yourself to a Chocolate Milk Bath

Posted on August 02, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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Owning a chocolate business is such a joy. This summer we have been busy with summer weddings, farmers markets, festivals and private events. Madeline is participating in a camp counselor program that she loves. With all of this activity, though, there hasn’t been time for a much needed spa treatment.

Since I couldn’t find a place in our schedule for a trip to the spa, I decided to create a little TLC treatment of my own. How better to do that than to incorporate chocolate into the mix?

While Madeline was in camp one day, I decided I would surprise her when she got home. I found a delightful chocolate milk bath recipe here that I hoped would relax and rejuvenate her mind, body and soul. The great thing about this recipe is that you can do it ahead. It would make a great gift for that busy person in your life or for yourself after a hard day at work. And to sweeten this recipe even more, cocoa power provides much needed antioxidants to help repair the skin! Not only is chocolate good to eat, it’s good for your skin as well.

Chocolate Milk Bath

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of powdered milk
  • 2-tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-tablespoon cornstarch.

***As an optional treat you could add about ⅓ cup of unscented bubble bath to your warm running bath before adding in the other ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl (not including the bubble bath, if using).
  2. Transfer the contents to a cellophane bag with a tie or a small container with a lid.
  3. Add ½ cup to warm bath water. Swirl it around the water to mix it in.
  4. If you’re using the bubble bath, add it first to a warm running bath before adding in the other ingredients.

Before Madeline got home, I mixed up the ingredients and then lit a chocolate candle to get the room smelling extra nice. I placed the chocolate soap bar that I’d purchased from the Southampton Soap Company and a small plate of Fat Ass Fudge on the tubs edge. Voilà! A much needed spa treatment that fit into our busy schedules. This recipe makes enough for two baths, so we were set.

While Madeline was relaxing in the bath, I enjoyed a Chocolate Fat Ass Martini on the porch. When Madeline emerged she was glowing. Her escape to tranquility had restored her inner and outer well-being. What a fantastic way to take a breath and find that inner peace. This inexpensive spa treatment is one that we will incorporate into our busy schedules more often!

Have you ever taken a chocolate milk bath? If so, we’d love to hear about it. If not, try this recipe and give yourself a much-deserved break. What a sweet ending to a long and busy day.

Thanks goes out to helloglow.co for the wonderful recipe and other great DIY ideas.

 

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FAF - The Unexpected Ingredients

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

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Have you ever wondered what makes Fat Ass Fudge so creamy and delicious? Here at Chocology we take pride in handpicking the freshest and highest quality ingredients for our recipes. Our Fat Ass Fudge is chock full of nutritious and delicious ingredients that make our fudge a top shelf indulgence.

We start with Meyenberg goat milk products. Why use goat rather than cow products? It’s simple really. Here are a few reasons we use goat products rather than cow.

  • Goat’s milk is naturally homogenized.
  • Goat’s milk is easier to digest.
  • Goat’s milk rarely causes lactose intolerance.
  • Goat’s milk matches up to the human body better than cow’s milk.
  • Goat’s milk is less allergenic. —The allergic reaction can be blamed on a protein allergen known as Alpha s1 Casein found in high levels in cow's milk. The levels of Alpha s1 Casein in goat's milk are about 89% less than cow's milk providing a far less allergenic food.

Most fudge products on the market use dairy in their recipes, making it difficult for those with lactose intolerance to enjoy them. Goat products are much easier to digest, making it a pleasure to eat, even with lactose intolerance. We’ve chosen Meyenberg goat products for the creamy, melt in your mouth texture. Plus we find that it is more nutritious for everyone and naturally gluten free. Who ever thought that fudge could taste so good while at the same time being so good for you?

Genuine Belgian chocolate comes next. We are proud to say that we import the highest quality chocolate for our Fat Ass Fudge recipes. From white to dark, rest assured the finest chocolate available is carefully incorporated into the various Fat Ass flavors showcased on our shelves. Now how’s that for quality?

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Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 7.07.49 PMWe consider love and care one of our top most ingredients. Chocolate is our passion and careful attention to detail is what makes every bite of our Fat Ass Fudge an exquisite melt in your mouth experience every time. We finish with a last stir of love and hand package each and every slice with meticulous detail. To extend the love even further, Chocology donates to the #ChocologyCares Campaign of your choice, when you choose your charity at checkout. NO extra cost to you; BIG help to those in need. It’s our commitment to spreading the love.

 

Chocology is devoted to using simple, yet extravagant ingredients in our products. We know that you detect quality when you taste it and we are dedicated to bringing our best~ ALL of the time. From our kitchen to you, rest easy knowing that Chocology always extends distinct quality ingredients and loving care in everything we create. Guaranteed!

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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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