Fondue Friday – Fruity Chocolate Bars

A chocolate bar with fresh strawberries in it?  Yes, please!  t.time Chick had a great idea, just fill an ice cube tray with Velata chocolate, add fresh strawberries, and freeze.  I’ve got to try this!

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Fondue Friday – Perfect Drinks To Serve At Your Velata Party

Wondering what drinks you should serve at your next Velata fondue get together?  I’ve done the research for you and found some great party drink options that go well with chocolate.  Leave a comment if you have your own drink favorite to serve with Velata.

This Champagne Cocktail from Sweet Paul Magazine is the perfect pair to chocolate dipped  strawberries and other fruit with Velata.

Champagne Cocktail
3 oz. champagne
1/3 oz. cognac
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 sugar cube
1. Soak sugar cube in champagne flute with bitters.
2. Add champagne and cognac.
3. Garnish with a sprig of currants.
From Sweet Paul Magazine – Winter 2011

Sangria is wine based cocktail made with fresh fruit.  You can buy a bottle of Sangria from the liquor store and add fruit, or you can make your own.  Check out Life Hack’s 11 Sinfully Easy Sangria Recipes.

11 Sinfully Easy Sangria Recipes by Life Hack

Non-alcoholic party?  No problem.  Try one of Nancy Creative’s Flavored Water finds.

Fruit Water from Nancy Creative

Wine is also an option for serving with chocolate.  Take’s advice on wine and chocolate:

  • Dark Chocolate – Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Tawny, Vintage Port
  • Milk Chocolate – Pinot Noir, light-bodied Merlot, dessert wines, sparkling wine or champagne for dipped strawberries.
  • White Chocolate – Sherry, Moscato d’Asti, Orange Muscat. 

Lastly, a mild cup of coffee compliments chocolate.

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Velata Chocolate Nutritional Information

Wondering what’s in Velata Chocolate?  Find the ingredients and nutritional information here.  All Velata Chocolate is gluten free.  Dark Chocolate is also dairy free.  Click here for more information about Velata Chocolate.

Dark Chocolate –
Cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lechitin, natural vanilla.

Milk Chocolate –
Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, *cocoa liquor, soy, lecithin, natural vanilla.

White Chocolate –
Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, soy lecithin, natural vanilla.

Caramel Milk Chocolate –
Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, *cocoa liquor, caramel powder (skimmed milk powder, milk proteins, sugar, butter), whey powder, lactose, soy lecithin, natural vanilla, caramel.

*Cocoa liquor, also known as cocoa mass or cocoa solids, is the cocoa that remains after the cocoa butter is removed.  There is no alcohol in this liquor.

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