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The Chocolate Fountain - Dessert and More

Updated on July 16, 2009

The chocolate fountain seems such an innocent contraption if taken purely at face value. After all, it is simply a machine that facilitates the eating of chocolate in a novel fashion. The mechanics of it are rather simple. A set of trays dispersed on various levels, be they simple wedding cake style or more elaborate like the amazing fountain at the Bellagio. A motor that heats the chocolate to then pump or corkscrew it up to the top of the unit so that it flows down into the trays and back to the bottom. The principle is the same from the small home chocolate fountain to one as huge as the world's largest chocolate fountain at the Bellagio.

World's Tallest Chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio

Yet, if we look beyond the chocolate fountain as a novel and interesting means of offering a sweet treat we find that it has greater significance than just dessert. After all it's social value cannot be denied since it is highly doubtful that you would whip out your fountain to settle in and watch your favorite soap while dipping away. It serves as a focal point for social events and can even be a conversation starter in case one is lacking in the small talk department. It also represents a way of fulfilling a childhood fantasy because who hasn't dreamt of visiting Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.  But still, chocolate is chocolate, and who can deny that a taste of it is an event in itself.

Coming back to the cold hard facts, one of the great advantages of the chocolate fountain is the fact that it is a highly versatile dessert. You can take anything from fruit to cake to cookies to dip in the chocolate, as long as it doesn't crumble you will be good to go. You can also vary the type of chocolate be it white, dark or milk. So, if you've planned a big party and want to make an impression there is no better way. First, you have the visual, which will definitely impress your guests and then you have a multitude of desserts in one without having to slave over the stove or oven for days or hours on end. With all the other preparations to get out of the way it is doubtful you will miss the extra work.

Photo courtesy of Alexander Klink
Photo courtesy of Alexander Klink

It used to be that chocolate fountains were only available as commercial units for restaurants, hotels, catering companies etc. and would cost a pretty penny. Since they have become so popular, though, many smaller, less expensive models for the home have been made available. The choice is yours, whether you want cordless, stainless steel or plastic, small or large there are many options available from many manufacturers.




Whichever you may choose it is a great show stopper and the more ways you have of enjoying chocolate the better.


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      ramsha 

      8 years ago

      ahahah!!!!! cool!! i have a chocolate fountain like that one in the pic at home!! soo.. cool!! but mine is a little bigger and the colour is maroon!!

    • Temperance M profile image

      Temperance M 

      9 years ago from Oregon

      I think I'm in love! I could drown myself in that Bellagio chocolate fountain!

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      christine almaraz 

      9 years ago from colorado springs

      Looks yummie. Now I know where to go when I go to Vegas.

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