It’s that time of year again. Yes, yet another year has almost come and gone and now it’s time to start thinking about giving back to those clients who have made a difference!
Chocology serves corporations and small businesses alike. We put our focus on making your clients feel appreciated, helping you to establish deep connections and long standing relationships.
Chocology chocolates are a unique way to say thank you. Our handcrafted artisan truffles and our creamy Fat Ass Fudge will delight and surprise even the most discerning of clients. Imagine your client receiving your company logo and a hand written note artfully placed on their very own box of gourmet chocolates. What a way to make a lasting impression!
There’s a lot to choose from at Chocology. Perhaps you desire a signature hand crafted four-piece box of truffles complete with our Art of Tasting card. Or, maybe a beautiful assortment of our homemade award-winning Fat Ass Fudge is more up your alley? Whatever you choose, rest assured Chocology will make gift giving this year easy and special with a focus on appreciation at it’s core.
What to choose? Chocology is here to help. We help you customize your order to your preferences, with Chocology staff ready and willing to assist you in keeping within your desires and budget. Here’s what we have to offer this year.
A fresh 4, 12 or 24 piece gift box is the perfect gift for all clients, big and small. You’ll never find artificial flavoring or added preservatives in our chocolates. We incorporate only the freshest and finest ingredients to create intriguing and indulgent taste and texture combinations. Add your company logo and a handwritten card to create that extra special touch.
A beautiful assortment of our homemade fudge, made with goat’s milk, goat’s butter and Belgian Chocolate. Create a mixture of Dark, Cappuccino and Vanilla to appeal to all appetites. Or better yet, choose from an array of other popular flavors. Our Fat Ass Fudge is definitely an experience your clients will appreciate.
Assorted homemade fudge, made with goat’s milk, goat’s butter and Belgian Chocolate, arranged on a cheese plate. We can pair this with a bottle of Amazing Olive Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar for a unique and indulgent twist. Suggestion: drizzle the balsamic over your favorite fudge for an epicurean experience like no other. Imagine dark chocolate coating your tongue with a raspberry kick on the finish.
Browse our website to create a signature selection of chocolates or fudge that are both pleasing to the eye and palette. We’re standing by to assist you through the entire gift selection process.
Our clients appreciate the special attention to detail and service that Chocology delivers. Here are a few of our corporate client testimonials:
There are only seven days left to order your corporate selection. We have extended our-Corporate Order Deadline to November 17th. Email us at Linda@ChocologyUnlimited.com or call at (631) 901-7151 to discuss your gifting needs. We look forward to serving you and your clients this holiday season.
~The Chocology Team
With Labor Day behind us, it’s time to make way for fall ~ changing leaves, cooler weather and shorter days.
At Chocology, the fall season conjures up memories of comfort food. Remember coming in from raking the fallen leaves in the yard to the smell of autumn soup simmering on the stove? Or, the aroma of homemade bread baking in the oven? We love those memories and enjoy making new ones each year.
To commemorate the emergence of fall we thought we would bring you a much loved fall comfort food recipe. It combines the essence of autumn with . . . can you guess?
Chocolate of course!
Perhaps you’ll add this chocolate zucchini bread recipe to your repertoire of comfort foods. We think you’ll be glad you did.
1 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sugar
4 cups grated zucchini
2-1/3 cup organic flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup Belgian Chocolate
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a medium bowl mix eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar and zucchini.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Add nuts and chocolate chips.
Pour into two greased 5″ x 9″ loaf pans.
Bake for approximately 90 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean. (Time can vary greatly depending on ovens. Check often after 45 minutes)
We made this delightful bread for our customers at the Farmer’s Market this past Sunday and it was wildly popular! Some asked if we could start selling it. Parents of young children were so excited that they could actually get their kids to eat zucchini. But of course, we know everything goes better with chocolate – even zucchini!
Will you be making chocolate zucchini bread this autumn? If so, we’d love to hear about it! Or better yet, post us a picture! Maybe you have a favorite fall comfort food recipe of your own? Please share with us here in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter.
Enjoy the changing season! And remember to eat lots of chocolate.
~ The Chocology Team
We were so busy this week we almost forgot to post our blog and say Happy National Fudge Day! Since it was National Fudge Day (what a perfect day to celebrate!) and since we have so many new follower’s we’ve decided to repost our popular blog The Origins of Fudge.
Have you ever wondered where fudge came from? Is it American or French or Canadian? What exactly is it that sets fudge apart from other candies? And why do we love it so much?
We at Chocology like to know everything there is to know about the products we offer. Since Chocology acquired Fat-Ass Fudge in early November, we thought it might be fitting to do a bit of research about the history of fudge. While we know all about the makings of fudge, since we make it in the Chocology kitchen, we weren’t quite sure about the origins of this sweet delight. So, we set out to do research and of course, when we learn something new, we like to pass it on to you.
Every story about the beginning of fudge differs a bit but it seems that it may have started in the late 1800’s in a women’s dorm room in the United States. Here’s the picture we envision:
Several women hover around a stockpot simmering on a hot plate in a dorm room. One of the women, currently enrolled in a taffy making class, stirs the pot as the others take in the aroma. The taffy student is working diligently to perfect her caramel for class the next day. Another woman stands by the door as a look out, lest they get caught cooking in their room. She whispers, “They’re coming!” The women quickly put out the fire and hide the pot behind the rocking chair.
When the coast is clear again, the taffy student stirs and stirs but realizes the caramel is a flop. They have failed to get the temperature hot enough!
Dismayed that the ingredients were now wasted, they dipped their fingers in to see what the concoction tasted like. To their delight, it was delicious! They called their new discovery “fudge”, to identify it as a mistake. The taffy student takes her fudge to class the next day and a new product is born.
We will probably never know exactly what happen that night in the dorm room. But we do know that the first fudge was sold at a Baltimore grocery store in 1886 for forty cents a pound. In 1888, Emelyn Hartridge obtained the recipe for fudge. After selling it at an auction at a Vassar College, fudge became the newest popular confection. The desire for fudge spread to other women’s colleges where new and improved recipes were developed.
The ladies in the dorm room were only two degrees away from their caramel. Lucky for us, the pot got turned off too quickly resulting in the fudge recipes we enjoy today.
Fudge is generally made by mixing milk, sugar and butter and then heating it to 240 degrees. The mixture is then blended with chocolate and beat while it cools to obtain a creamy, smooth consistency.
Over one hundred years have passed since the invention of fudge. The recipes have developed over the years and now we have access to thousands of interpretations of that first mishap. Experimentation with ingredients has yielded us the many varieties of fudge that we enjoy today.
Our Fat-Ass Fudge is made with goats milk, goats butter, sugar and the finest Belgian chocolate available. We then mix it with other quality ingredients to bring out the most decadent taste imaginable. A lot of care goes into our recipes; attention to detail, temperatures and fine ingredients are strictly followed. We think this makes our fudge one of the best on the market.
We hope you will give our Fat Ass Fudge a try. With prices starting at $10 you can’t go wrong! Choose from Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with nuts, Dark & White, Peanut Butter fudge, White chocolate and White chocolate with nuts and our latest creation… Cappuccino. There’s something to please everyone’s palette! And keep checking back. We are in the process of developing new flavors to add to our fudge line in the months to come.
Plus we are proud to announce a collaboration with the following non-profit organizations who pull on our heartstrings: Back on My Feet, PA, Operation Freedom Paws, Caterina's Club, Pathways to Peace, Maritime Explorium. To sweeten the pot even further, you can help. . . simply by eating our Fat Ass Fudge! Chocology will donate $1.00 from every fudge order ($2.00 for orders over $50.00) to one of the above charitable organizations using their code at checkout..
We would love to hear from you when you try our fudge. Be sure to comment here or visit us on Facebook and let us know if you think this is the best fudge ever!
Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received so far about Fat Ass Fudge:
Linda, My fudge arrived today. I am more excited than a dog with two tails. I have eaten a lot of fudge in my day, but nothing like yours; it’s DIVINE!
I hoarded it for Thanksgiving but will buy more for Christmas to share with family members.
I can't get over how GOOD your chocolate tastes - every other chocolate maker's chocolate I have tried over the past ten years has been just awful - lots of sugar, no chocolate.
So glad you have taken over this company and are experimenting with additional varieties, also. However, your dark chocolate with nuts is TOPS with us.
The white fudge was incredible. Appearance and fragrance much better quality than other companies and it melted so deliciously "white" on my tongue.
Hi Linda - Owner and Maker of Fat Ass Fudge that I could easily become addicted to ...Your fantabulous fudge arrived on Thanksgiving morning by carrier messenger ... And it has totally changed my desire for chocolate! I had almost forgotten how delicious - truly fresh and rich chocolate can be - I LOVE IT!!! I LOVE YOUR CHOCOLATE!!!
Wishing you our loyal followers a happy belated National Fudge Day. Enjoy!
San Francisco, California
We left New York on April 17th with 8,004 miles ahead of us. Madeline and I plan to return to home base by May 17th - putting us currently at the half way mark of our Chocology Gives back cross-country extravaganza. Madeline and I are in absolute awe of this great country we live in, especially of the people we meet along the way!
We have a system. I drive – Madeline navigates. Being in the car together for long stretches of time has given us lots of opportunity for deep philosophical conversations. Besides solving all of the world’s difficulties, Madeline and I have decided that we’re not just New Yorkers, were citizens of America! Home is where we land each day and the people we meet are family. What an honor it is for us to work with people across America who make a difference in the world by giving back!
Besides working with some awesome organizations, we’ve had the chance to visit with friends and family and do lots of chocolate tastings along the way.
So. . . who have we visited and what have we been up to besides driving? Well, helping causes, sharing our Give-Back philosophy and passing out chocolate of course! It's been a really great adventure so far, here's a sampling of where we’ve been:
Back on My Feet In Philadelphia
Short visit with friends in Atlanta and Texas
Booked two wedding while in Texas
Homeschooling Conference in Texas
Interviewed the Director of Corporate Citizenship at Disney in Anaheim
Brought some messy Chocolate fun to the Boys and Girls club in Anaheim
Visited Madeline’s 2011 CNN Hero - Chef Bruno
Met with RoadTrip Nation in Costa Mesa
Homeschooling Event in California
A smattering of visits to family and friends
We'll share all of our adventures with each of these wonderful people and organizations when we get back, so stay tuned.
Our mom’s are so special. They pamper us, are always there for us and love us more than anyone else in the world. No wonder we have a special day set aside to honor these special women in our lives.
Mother’s Day is May 10th this year. What do you have planned for your mom? Breakfast in bed? Or perhaps you’ve made reservations at a plush restaurant? However you choose to indulge your mom this year ~ remember the chocolate!
All mothers love chocolate. Our Mother’s Day collection will melt the hearts of all the women in your life. Beautiful handcrafted truffles or mouthwatering fudge will cure any woman’s chocolate craving. Nothing says “I appreciate you” more than a box of deluxe chocolates.
Want to consider purchasing a gift that keeps on giving? Our Chocology Chocolate Lovers Club is the perfect gift giving choice this Mothers Day. With this gift, you remind your mom month after month of how much she means to you.
Your mom will receive a box of fresh chocolate once a month for 3, 6 or 9 months depending on the depths of her cravings. Each box comes with our signature card on How to Eat Chocolate Mindfully and is delivered right to her front door. Imagine mom’s smile every time she receives this gift. Everyday becomes Mother’s Day with our Chocolate Lovers Club.
However you choose to give to your mom this Mother’s Day, Chocology wishes you and your mom a spectacular day celebrating the most important job in the world ~ being a mom.
The winner of the 24-piece “You Can Have it All” Chocology Chocolates, is Ted Cart. Thank you Ted for helping us spread the word about Chocology.
Winners of our Fudge giveaway are Candy Johnson, Nitsa Swain,Tricia Folliero, DanTeresa Loos, Wesi Tresi and Beda Nelson. Thank you all for participating in our contest and sharing your love of Chocology with your friends and family.Thanks to everyone who participated in our give aways! Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter so that you will stay updated on all of the contests and specials we are having during the holidays. Have a terrific, chocolate filled week! ~ Linda Johnson
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