October 02, 2023
At Chocology, we are passionate about chocolate, and it seems we're not alone. On average, Americans consume almost 12 pounds of chocolate each year. That's why we set out on a mission to better understand why we crave chocolate so much and how it affects our brain. Ten years ago, we embarked on this journey, starting with a trip to Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute's Brain Expo. Join us this week as we continue to explore this connection, will be conducting our own experiment pairing chocolate and music next week.
While it's no secret that chocolate tastes and smells delicious, what many of us may not realize is how our brain's pleasure center reacts to this sweet treat. Chocolate contains over 380 chemicals, each with a unique effect on our brain and nervous system. Here are some of the most notable ones:
YES! I had the fortunate opportunity of holding a genuine three-pound human brain
Chemicals in chocolate interact with our brain's neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and endorphins, resulting in mood elevation, reduced stress, and positive memories associated with chocolate. The brain looks for past experiences when we see or think about chocolate, creating a positive association and a desire to indulge.
Recent studies suggest that music may have an impact on how our brains perceive taste, leading us to think about the relationship between music and chocolate. Would you listen to jazz if it made your chocolate taste better?
We're excited to continue our research and share our findings with you. Come join us next weekend at the shop to participate in our exclusive experiment: “How does listening to different music affect the taste of chocolate?” Be a part of this unique experience and help us uncover new insights into the human brain. This Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 3pm.
1099 North Country Road
Stony Brook, New York
January 29, 2023
...breakfast in bed, leaving a trail of chocolates in your loved one’s wake or taking the time to bathe in chocolate at the end of the day.
But. . . then we got real.
December 31, 2022
We hope that you had a wonderful festive season, filled with friends, family and chocolate! We thank you for all your loyalty and support throughout 2022, you have made our year extraordinary. As the old year passes and a new one emerges, many of us spend some time reflecting on the old and planning for the new.
At Chocology, this time of year gives us a chance to contemplate all that has happened in the past year. We see what worked well and what maybe didn’t go as planned, and start anew. We look to evaluate where we can offer our clients fresh new ways to experience chocolate. We determine how we can raise the bar when it comes to giving back and improving our products.
We welcome a brand new year with peach, hope and gratitude for those we have met and for those we have yet to meet. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our products and educate the public about all things chocolate. We hope you’ve learned more about chocolate than you knew last year.
One resolution never changes at Chocology though – we keep our focus on gratitude and service every single year. We are grateful for all that we’ve accomplished in 2022 and are excited for what is to come in 2023. We value our customers and are so delighted to have you on this chocolate journey with us.
Although we have several New Year’s resolutions, rest assured we will remain diligent in our efforts to bring quality chocolate each and every day and always show up with a grateful heart. The heart of Chocology has been and always will be focused on R.E.D. ~Relationships, Education, and being Distinctive, plain and simple. This mission not only helps us grow our business but we believe it also builds a better world, one chocolate at a time.
So, we bless the past and celebrate the future and look forward to the year to come. Thank you for being a part of the Chocology family in 2022. May the New Year bring only health, happiness, and joy to you and your family. We look forward to a rewarding, fun, prosperous and chocolaty 2023 and wish you all the blessings you desire.
Cheers to endings, new beginnings and the endless possibilities.
With love from, The Chocology Family
December 04, 2022
Each session, your child will get a sweet, a craft, and an author reading their children's book. This event is geared towards children 4 to 10 but all are welcome. Please call Linda to register your child(ren) at 631.901.7151 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org - register for 1 or all 5 events!
While you are at the shop, you can enter to win this beautiful Chocology Snowman basket. Search for the hidden (and not so hidden) snowmen around the shop and cast your vote as to how many there are! Wier will be selected at the end of the last reading on December 17.
Start your holiday shopping here and give the gift of delicious chocolate for your loved ones. also makes a great teacher gift!
*please note: this is not an allergen free shop. some of the chocolate include allergens such as: Milk, Peanut, Tree Nut, gluten, Egg, Soy, Sesame, Artificial Colors and Flavors.
November 22, 2022
Now that our shop is decorated for the season, we at Chocology are here to help you check off your holiday shopping list. From delicious Belgian and Swiss artisan chocolates, to hot chocolate bombs and beautiful gift baskets, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. We also have a wonderful range of Hanukkah gifts, allergen friendly chocolates, teacher/busdriver, employee and clients gifts and MORE!
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You’ll remember from farmers market that we love scavenger hunts and we especially love children so we’ve put together 5 fun events for the kiddos this December and a Snowmen Hunt …Check this out!
4pm Nutley the Nut-free Squirrel *this is a an allergen Friendly reading
5:30pm Am I a Unicorn
Deborah Prinz --from NYC by Zoom
2:30pm The Boston Chocolate Party
Darren Sardelli Laugh A Lot Poetry
4:00pm What If?
Caralyn Buehner --from xxx by Zoom
4pm Snowmen at Night
Each session, your child will get a sweet, a craft, and an author reading their children's book. This FREE event is geared towards children 4 to 10, but all are welcome. Please call Linda to register your child(ren) at 631.901.7151 or email her at email@example.com - register for 1 or all 5 events!
Side note: these books are perfect Christmas and Hanukkah gifts.
Oh, no! The snowmen have taken over the shop! One night some Snowmen escaped our display windows because they wanted to check out the delicious chocolates inside the shop.
While you are at the shop, you can enter to win this beautiful Chocology basket. Search for the hidden (and not so hidden) snowmen around the shop and cast your vote as to how many there are! Winner will be selected at the end of the last reading on December 17.
We at Chocology are creative and enthusiastic when it’s about celebrating holidays and we truly love creating these holiday baskets, To discover our amazing chocolate range and beautiful and delicious gifting ideas, pop into the shop or give us a call.
You need to look no further than Chocology for inspiration, gifts, and of course, your favorite fudge! So, make like a reindeer and hurry, hurry — because the holidays are coming...!
Chocology is located at 1099 North Country Road, Stony Brook, between The Bench and the new shopping center.
Chocology is a local retail chocolate shop, we have chocolate from around the globe and we pride ourselves on making chocolate personal. We hope to see you soon.
November 17, 2022
Read and laugh with award-winning Authors, enjoy yummy chocolate chip cookies, do a craft and search among the delicious chocolate for the missing snowmen! We’re so excited. Enter our FREE drawing to win a delicious hot chocolate snowman basket!
For children 4 - 10 years old. Reservations required. Space is limited.
Stephanie Sorkin Award-winning Children’s Book Author
Sunday, December 4, 2022
4:00pm-5:00pm —This session is an Allergen Friendly Reading
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Stephanie Sorkin is an award-winning author of four children’s books, “Nutley, the Nutfree Squirrel,” “Frenemy Jane, the Sometimes Friend,” “Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces,” and “Am I a Unicorn?” A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Ms. Sorkin donates a portion of her books’ proceeds to charities supporting children. Ms. Sorkin has won multiple awards including Indie Book of the year, Moms Choice Awards, NAPA Award and more!
Sunday, December 11, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Get ready to laugh with Darren Sardelli as he reads his hilarious poetry! This award-winning poet and children’s book author shows children the FUN side of poetry. Darren’s relatable topics and surprise endings, mixed with interaction and humor, keep everyone engaged and entertained. Participants will have multiple opportunities to participate in various ways. Giggles guaranteed!
Saturday, December 17
4:00pm - 5:00pm
We’ll be wrapping up our holiday Meet the Author series by Zooming in with Caralyn Buehner, author of one of our personal favorite winter children’s books, Snowmen at Night. We’ll make a snowman craft, then pull the winning Snowman Basket giveaway ticket!
Oh, no! The snowmen have taken over the shop! One night some Snowmen escaped our display windows because they wanted to check out the delicious chocolates inside the shop. Pop into the shop and search or take a guess. Winner will receive a Snowman basket filled with sweet treats.
Admission is free but you must register to save your space. Register below with the date and time of your preference and you will receive a confirmation email.
For more details about the programs, reach out to Linda at 631.901.7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*please be advised that this is not an allergen free shop. some of the chocolate include allergens such as: Milk, Peanut, Tree Nut, gluten, Egg, Soy, Sesame, Artificial Colors and Flavors.
July 26, 2017
Chocology has an exciting new development for all you chocolate enthusiasts out there. Through the combination of science and creativity, we have a new piece of technology that will change the chocolate game forever. No, it is not a chocolate powered hoverboard (though hopefully that will be invented soon). Even better, we have a 3D chocolate printer! It combines all of the best qualities of both chocolate and technology.
To understand how the 3D chocolate printer works, first we must understand how a regular 3D printer works. A design is created and given to a computer to construct. The computer then drives a mechanical arm to place plastic, layer be layer from the ground up to match the design exactly. Our new machine functions exactly like a typical 3D printer except the boring old plastic is replaced with delicious chocolate! This means there is practically no limit to the chocolate designs we can create.
One of the reasons this machine is so spectacular is the way that technology and chocolate have to work together. The chocolate used to make designs is the same Belgian chocolate that we use for our Fat Ass Fudge that you know and love. To keep our quality the same, the printer must keep the chocolate within a 1 degree range while it makes a design with extreme precision. This is no easy task, but the result is spectacular. We get a beautifully designed chocolate treat thats ready to eat right off the printer!
This technology has so many applications we are very excited about, including printing logos for companies or names for parties. More importantly, we are excited for the way we can engage the public, especially kids, in technology and science. Regular technology doesn’t interest everybody, but adding chocolate to the equation has the potential to change all of that. Now adults and children alike have the opportunity to explore new interests in science they never knew they had.
This chocolate printer is an amazing new addition to the Chocology team. Our products are no longer limited by technical ability. The limit of our chocolate is now bound by our creativity alone, and that is something we are very exciting to share.
April 25, 2017 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...
April 10, 2017
The 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
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
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
Old Bethpage Village
November and December
Amagansett American Legion Hall
Chocolate and Wine Pairings
Saturday November 11 and Sunday December 17
Homegrown for the Holidays
Hayground School, Bridgehampton
Chocology Kids! Our summer days are jam packed with Farmer’s Markets and events, even solar s’mores!
Maritime Explorium, Port Jefferson
Summer Reading Program Kick Off
Build a Better World
Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Port Jefferson Farmer’s Market
First Sunday of each month we host a Chocology Kids craft
Solar Smores —July
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
February 05, 2017
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.
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
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
December 06, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
November 23, 2016
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.
Fat Ass Martini Ingredients:
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:
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.
‘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!