How to Fondue with Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot.

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I love chocolate! What woman doesn’t right? What I love even more than chocolate is dipping things into chocolate! With the double boiler method it takes a lot of time to melt the chocolate and then you have to deal with a lot of steam and possible burning yourself with the hot steam, water or hot pans. With the microwave method, sure the chocolate is warm right away, but after a few minutes it quickly hardens and you have to reheat it. Have you seen chocolate that’s been reheated too many times? It’s not so great. What I really needed was a chocolate fondue set complete with warming pot! I found one I instantly fell in love with from Velata!

Velata chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot adds class and fun to chocolate dipping!

For those that have never heard of Velata, you have probably heard of their sister company, Scentsy. Yep, the same company, just difference division. Velata works just like Scentsy, where you can have home parties, or shop online from your own Velata consultant. Or you can create your own work at home business with Velata. It’s all quite simple.

Where Scentsy is solely about fragrances and fragrance warmers; Velata is all about the chocolate fondue and fondue warmers! They bring style and fun to a chocolate fondue party! Don’t you already know a few friends who’d love to come to a chocolate fondue party? Now that’s a party I’d love to attend!

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Velata has a variety of different colors and come in three different styles and each fondue warmer retails for $40.00.

Velata also carries a variety of premium Belgian chocolate in Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate and Caramel Milk Chocolate flavors and retail for $7.00 per package.

How to Fondue with Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate warmer pot.

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Velata fondue warmers are really easy to use! They come nicely packaged just like the Scentsy warmers, and are complete with light bulb, base, warmer pot and four fondue forks.

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Warming the chocolate is simple. You can follow the directions on the chocolate bags by warming for one minute in the microwave and then pouring into the warmer pot to keep warm. Or you can turn on the warmer, cut the top off the bag and dump the chocolate pieces into the warmer and wait for it to melt. Doing it the latter way will take approximately 30 minute to warm and melt the chocolate, but it will also ensure that you get all the chocolate from the bag.

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Once you have your chocolate melted you are ready to begin dipping all kinds of food into your chocolate! We dipped apples, banana slices, strawberries, cinnamon bears, Ritz bits peanut butter sandwich crackers, and even our favorite European cookies Biscoff and Leibniz crackers!

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

These are found in many different grocery stores in the gourmet cracker section. They are absolutely amazing dipped in the Velata Dark chocolate!

It’s really easy to dip your food into the chocolate. Just cut them to bite size pieces, stick on the dipping fork and then dip into the chocolate. For sanitary reasons, it’s advised to not eat the food off the fork you are dipping into the chocolate sauce, but really it’s up to your preference if you don’t mind sharing germs.

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Have I made you hungry for chocolate dipped goodies yet? Oh, I’m not even close to done! Like I told you, we did a lot of dipping, trying different treats dipped into the chocolate. See our small collection, well what I was able to gather before the kids ate it all.

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

We got to try out the Dark chocolate and the Caramel milk chocolate fondue flavors. Oh my, they were delicious! The dark chocolate is very much true to traditional Belgian Dark chocolate that we had when we lived in Germany! Oh my, how I have missed that flavor!

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Purely due to my laziness, and not wanting to wash the warmer between flavors, we even ended up with a mixture of the caramel milk chocolate and dark chocolate in some of the dipped foods. I have to say, even though done unintentionally and due to my laziness, it was my best lazy moment ever! Out of everything we dipped my favorite was the Strawberries dipped in the mixture of the two chocolates!

I’m also happy to announce, I’m not the only one who was loving this night of dipping chocolate goodies! I had little one’s hovering over me the entire time I was dipping!

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Even little Jade found a chair and pushed it around to the other side of the kitchen counter so that she could reach the goodies, even when I told her, “not yet.” She’s a sneaking one and got some chocolate dipped bananas anyway.

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

The chocolate dipped bananas were her favorite. J. loved the strawberries in the mixture of dark and caramel chocolates the most.  T. loved the the strawberries in the caramel chocolate the most. I guess that means next time we will be having a lot of dipped strawberries and bananas!

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking this little girl definitely was loving this chocolate dipping night!

Get your own Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot!

I love that the Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate warming pots are so easy to set up and use! And even better is the flavor! Velata is definitely a great party option, whether you own your own or you host a velata party with a consultant, it is sure to be a hit! They also make great family night activities as kids and adults all love them!

Be sure to visit my favorite Velata consultant, Renae; to see all the great Velata chocolate Fondue sets online!

Also be sure to follow Renae’s Velata Independent Consultant Facebook page, where you can stay up to date on Velata, Scentsy and Grace Adele (another Scentsy sister company) products, sales and giveaways!

Velata Chocolate Fondue and Chocolate pot

Do I have you wanting some chocolate Dipped goodies yet? How would you love to win your very own Velata Chocolate Warmer and Velata chocolate to go with it? Be sure to visit our Gifts for Girlfriends Velata Chocolate Fondue Giveaway blog hop to enter to win! The Giveaway runs 9/20/2012-9/27/2012, so visit and enter to win!

What if your favorite food to dip in Chocolate fondue? 


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free to facilitate this review in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.. All opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced.

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About Amber Edwards

Amber is the owner & Editor of JadeLouise Designs located in South Eastern Idaho. She is a stay at home mom to 3 kids; Jonathan (10) Talmage (8) and Jade (4), 1 dog and 1 cat. She loves to read, creating crafts, baking, shopping, traveling, and being a Mom and homemaker. She loves her family, and is passionate about sharing how to help families design a more family friendly lifestyle.

58 comments

  1. OH LORD! that looks delicious!

  2. I have been wanting to try one of these, but I know no one who sells them locally so that I could see it first.

    Dawn
    http://www.cheapisthenewclassy.com

  3. My family and I love the restaurant The Melting Pot and my daughter has been begging for a fondue maker. This looks perfect!

  4. I would love to try this with my daughter, i think the caramel chocolate sounds good but any of them would be good. I just seen this at a festival and thought it looked like a good thing to buy.

  5. Love the idea of using this as a dessert for a casual dinner party. Keeps people talking and at the table~

  6. I’ve always loved fondue and how much fun it could be. I have an old fondue pot and the Velata warmer is so much cuter and modern. This would be great for upcoming Holiday parties. I would love to try the Caramel Milk Chocolate flavor.

  7. My boyfriend and I love going out for fondue! We are addicts:) I am really excited to try this product!

  8. This looks like a nice and simple fondu pot! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to do with the kids.

    I also love the picture with the chocolate all over the face, it is so cute! Must have been yummy!

  9. I’ve never heard of this company but those warmers are adorable. I probably wouldn’t mind leaving mine out when I wasn’t using it. :)

  10. I love going to the Melting Pot (they are a bit pricey though) this would be a great and reasonably affordable way to get some of that experience in the comfort of home. Fondue is so much fun.

  11. I would make so many chocolate covered strawberries with this! I’d love to try chocolate covered pineapple too!

  12. I love chocolate dipped strawberries and cherries.

  13. I am a HUGE chocolate lover, but have never tried fondue! I’ve actually been scoping out the Melting Pot restaurant for a while now! lol This looks amazing and simple! I’d love to try pretzels and am really interested in the gummy bear idea! lol Thanks for this review with all the pictures! =)

  14. Favorite to dip in chocolate: Strawberries

  15. i love the color of the pots and how you even did it with gummy bears lol

  16. We actually have two full size fondue makers at home. We never use them because they are bulky and difficult to clean. The Velata warmer looks EXTREMELY easy to use and clean. With three little kids, it is important to save as much time (and energy!) and possible. I would love to win one of these and I think that my kids would thoroughly enjoy using one of these!

    Maureen
    [email protected]

  17. Wow this looks great (to make and to eat!) I love how easy and mess free this looks, this would be great (and fun) for a family night in, or a dinner party with friends!

  18. It sounds INCREDIBLE. I have to say, the caramel chocolate is extremely drool-inducing! I never would have through to dip a gummy bear!

  19. I have been wanting to try this! I love scentsy and I hope this works as well!

  20. I never thought to cover gummi bears in chocolate but I am sure they taste could. Fondue is a lot of fun especially when you do it with a group of people that will cover themselves in chocolate just like you and laugh when they see your chocolate mustache!

  21. ooh, la, la! Le chocolat Belgique, c’est magnifique! J’adore le fondue! My favorite restaurant in all the world is The Melting Pot, a tres expensive place, to be sure. If I win this set, I can celebrate at home with fondue anytime. Bonne chance, femmes!

  22. Mmmm, this would make a really great gift to my mother for her birthday! She LOVES chocolate. :)

    Or . . . maybe I could just bring it over a few times and keep it for myself;)

  23. The warmer is cute. This would be a great family dessert activity to do at home. :)

  24. we love chocolate covered bananas so that’s the first thing we would make using this. Looks so easy to do

  25. The fondue warmer is really cute. I would love to win this and have a fondue night with friends.

  26. This sounds like such a great product! Out of curiosity, is there a max time you can keep the warmer on with the chocolate? And did you have any problems with the chocolate getting ‘crumbly’, or ‘chalky’, if you know what I mean. I’ve had that issue with other fondue sets.

  27. Wow ive been wanting to get one of these. This reveiw was great detailed i learned a lot. Love milk chocolate strawberrys yummy. only thirty minutes to warm is a little long but i bet its great.

  28. Woah! I really like how Scentsy made their warmers be dual-purpose like this. Plus, the colors on these Veleta warmers are really cute and fun!

  29. I love our fondue pot. Especially my 3 boys. There are great and fun to use and enjoy.

  30. What a neat idea! I’ve made my own fondue in the past,but this seems so easy to do!

  31. What fun! A fondue is such a great way to get people–family or friends–sort of focused in a fun way. A great way to make way for conversation.

  32. I’ve always wanted a fondue pot! You have a great detailed post and makes me want to eat chocolate right now! All looks so yummy. I really love dipping white chocolate and strawberries, never thought about doing cookies or crackers!

  33. I have been hearing about this ever since it came out! I love fruit dipped in chocolate. All the flavors sound delish, but the while chocolate would be my first choice with the milk chocolate a close 2nd! YUM!

  34. Making fondue at home is such a pain! this looks like such an easy and delicious way to do it!

  35. Looks like you’re missing some rice krispie treats up there for the dipping. I’d love to have one of these set up for my family get togethers. I’d definitely have to try the dark chocolate with white chocolate swirled in, like the above photos. Yummy, that looks so delicious!

  36. Wow! Looks delicious! My family loves chocolate covered strawberries and this would be such a great way to have them. My son went to the Melting Pot with his wife once and was telling us all about the fondue. I can’t wait to try all the different flavor fondue and items to dip combinations.

  37. This sounds like it might the icing on the cake for a romantic dinner. And it doesn’t sound like it would take that much to prepare countless varieties of deserts

  38. so many things you can fondue…we love to use strawberries and also marshmallows

  39. This looks perfect for us. Since its just the two of us. I love the idea of not having a ton of things to clean up. Thank you.

  40. LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of the east of cleaning. I never do fondue (even tho wonderfully tasty) its so hard to clean up after! I would love to have one of these. Maybe if the price comes down…

  41. I have always been intimidated by the double boiler method, so this is much more user-friendly! Your photos are fantastic.
    I love dipping grilled pineapple chunks and grilled mango slices in chocolate!

  42. I love this product one day I want to buy this or win it. My daughter’s would love it :)

  43. I’m sure, as usually is the case, that these pictures do not do the product justice. Wow, it looks awesomely delicious. I would get some Sara Lee poundcake and dip it in the chocolate- i didn’t see poundcake listed as an idea, but for some reason, I think it would work.

    • OH you are right Georgette! Cake would be amazing here! That’s a great idea….hmmm.
      I also think pretzels, marshmallows, cookies, candies, all kinds of goodies. Basically everything is better with chocolate! lol.

  44. I could almost taste the warm smooth chocolate! I never thought about dipping food in chocolate. It never really appealed to me. But after reading this it sounds and looks good. And it’s so easy to do! That’s the best part! I bet she did enjoy the bananas!!! I think I would!

  45. You had me at Chocolate. I think I need to start my Christmas shopping. I would have to try the dark chocolate first with fresh pineapple and maybe thrown in some cherries. The gift certificates are a great idea to give when you really don’t know what color to choose.

  46. Chocolate is my one weaknesses, I once had dinner at a place that had a chocolate fountain it was delicious. I especially love fruit dipped, it feels healthier even if it is not. Dark chocolate is also supposed to be good for you so I guess if you dip fruit in dark chocolate you get the best of both worlds.

  47. I have never owned a fondue maker. This looks so fun and my kids would do exactly what yours did. Awesome.

  48. I love how compact this fondue set is – it looks like it would be much easier to clean than some of the others out there. Could you use almond bark in these?

  49. Eileen Charbonneau

    Love chocolate, love fresh fruit, marshmallows, love fondues pots, put them all together and what do you get??? Liquid gold~~~ chocolate fondues and fresh fruit and the ideas are endless, fruit, marshmallows, cookies, candy carmels, all covered in melted chocolate, milk, dark, nutty chocolate!! Yummy for sure!!!

  50. This is such a fun idea. My two year old daughter would love this as a special treat. (I can’t lie, I would love it too). The caramel milk chocolate looks delicious. What a fun gift idea too.

  51. I don’t think I have ever seen a fondue set that is warmed with a light bulb. It is actually quite a creative concept. The chocolate will stay consistently warm versus having a tea light underneath that keeps loosing its “heat umph”!

  52. I love fondue, reading (and viewing the pictures) made me hungry!!

  53. my daughter would enjoy this so much! i cant wait till i can eat chocolate again :/

  54. This would be great with the girls, with some wine, of course. I would definitely try the dark chocolate first, but they all look delicious!

  55. ok,this is seriously awesome! i have been wanting a fondue set for a long time but i didn’t want one of those big,ugly stainless versions.that’s all i could ever find in stores. this is so cute! i love that you can host a party with these! who the heck wouldn’t buy one? if i don’t win,i’m buying one for sure! my son would love to dip strawberries,and me,well i would dip everything in chocolate if i could.

  56. This would be really fun to do with the family one night as a special treat.

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