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Chocolate Fountain Displays: The Japanese WOW Factor

The British media renamed cocoa mogul Anthony Ward “Chocolate Finger” after the James Bond villain Goldfinger. Perhaps this is because Ward just bought 240,000 tons of cocoa on the London Exchange worth about $1 billion. How did Ward corner the chocolate market like that?

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While the flowing attraction of a chocolate fountain often needs no introduction, creating an innovative display takes your business to another level of appeal. ChocoFantasy's Japanese displays are known for their "WOW" factor, and these tips courtesy of Harvey Stockwell can help you steal the spotlight in every event. Create a Display That Says "WOW" ChocoFantasy pre-skewers certain dipping treats and artfully displays them in crystal containers filled with colorful sugar to mimic a bouquet of flowers. They place these "bouquets around the chocolate fountain on both sides to help maintain the drama. Colorful marshmallows cut into strips and entwined in a sweet rainbow, strawberries, and cookies baked on the stick are all included in this particular display method. For weddings, ChocoFantasy sets a beautiful background to the commercial chocolate fountain. The company uses a trellis wrapped with white tulle and blinking lights complete with a decorative wedding bell that hangs from the center of the trellis. In addition, ChocoFantasy incorporates the ever-popular pink color into its displays with pink blinking lights that surround the chocolate fountain base. These lights are all connected to a remote that can turn up the intensity to make a statement and then easily toned down so that pictures can be taken. Needless to say, the presentation is memorable, beautiful, and dramatic. Create Chocolate Fountain Drama ChocoFantasy likes to create drama and suspense surrounding their chocolate fountain display, especially at weddings. Instead of creating the display and letting it sit in plain view throughout the reception (this philosophy also applies to events that begin with a dinner or appetizer selection), they use a black three panel folding screen to hide the chocolate fountain display. Once dessert is announced at the event, the chocolate fountain is unveiled and the lights are turned on to dazzle guests. This always creates a steady flow of excited and hungry guests towards the chocolate fountain. Setting the Theatrical Stage ChocoFantasy furthers the allure of the chocolate fountain by offering a French fable that the MC can utilize before the unveiling of the chocolate fountain at a wedding. Once upon a time, during a forgotten war, a French nobleman was imprisoned in the Tower of London. While he was captured, he bribed the warders to send chocolate covered strawberries to his love in France as a symbol of his undying love. From this act, the relationship between strawberries, chocolate, and love was born! In addition, ChocoFantasy encourages the MC to introduce the "First Bite" ceremony, which is similar in symbolism to the traditional cake ceremony. The bride and groom come to the chocolate fountain and give each other a chocolate coated strawberry - which represents their lifelong commitment to love and support each other. At this point, guests are invited to come to the chocolate fountain to show their support and good wishes for the couple. Keep Them Coming Back for More Chocolate There is always an initial rush towards the chocolate fountain once it is unveiled to the room. To make sure guests continue to enjoy the chocolate fountain and its surrounding treats, an announcement is made that chocolate fondue from the chocolate fountain can be spooned over ice cream and cake (or any alternate dessert being served separately at the event). For ChocoFantasy, this always brings about a second rush. Tomorrow, we look forward to sharing a peek into a Japanese "First Bite" ceremony firsthand. With the growing popularity and beauty of chocolate fountains, could the chocolate-covered strawberry "First Bite" ceremony replace the cake cutting one?