Chocolate Fountains

Chocolate fountains are very special additions to entertaining and the sight, smell and taste experience of using one makes for a very memorable occasion. Most people remember exactly where they were when they first saw one and ate from it. Perhaps it was at a wedding or a business conference or at a home party or anniversary gathering. If you haven’t had this special experience yet, don’t worry because it’s only a matter of time before you will.



They started being used commercially in the early 1970’s but their popularity has soared in the last decade. In 2004 manufacturers started producing smaller models for personal use that are moderately priced and easy to use.

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This is an ideal special treat to make a good event truly memorable. Whatever the special occasion, this will turn it into a spectacular event. The flowing chocolate will delight all the senses of your guests, from the visual – as a stunning center piece - to the wonderful aroma that can fill a room.

Sales of professional quality ones have grown steadily and many catering and equipment rental professionals are ready to serve your needs.

Chocolate flowing is an unforgettable conversation piece to be talked about long after a wedding, party, or a special event.


The sections below provide answers to the following common questions:

  • When to use?
  • Use a home model or rent commercially?
  • What kind of chocolate to use? What to dip? Tips!
  • What questions to ask when renting?
  • How to successfully use it for a wedding receptions?



When to Use?

A chocolate fountain is guaranteed to make a great impression no matter what the occasion. From wedding receptions to corporate entertaining, parties and any celebration or special event, it is an ideal focus for the refreshments and is one of the best ways to savor the delicious taste of chocolate.

Sometimes a food color is added to white chocolate to use for special events - such as orange for Halloween, green for St. Patrick’s Day and pink for Easter.

It is a great addition to many special events, such as:

Anniversary Parties, Baby Showers , Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Birthday Parties, Bridal Showers, Business Receptions, Charity Events, Christmas Parties, Class Reunions, Conventions, Corporate Events, Dessert Buffets, Elegant Parties, Family Reunions, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Halloween Parties, Holiday Parties, New Years Eve Parties, Open Houses, Proms, Special Sales Events, Sunday Brunches, Tailgate Parties, Trade Shows, Valentines Day and Wedding Receptions.

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Use a Home Model or Rent Commercially?

Home models are commonly seen at family birthday parties and small group gatherings. They can be used inside or outdoors and are designed to run for an extended period because they have a heating element to keep the chocolate warm so it won’t harden. The small models range in size up to approximately 19" tall. They are typically made of plastic and may have some stainless steel components or are all-stainless models and all are usually dishwasher safe. Home models normally hold up to six pounds of chocolate.

Small models come in different color bases for you to choose from. There are models which have a built in lazy susan to hold dipping items. Accessories such as forks and bowls are available in many designs and colors that can enhance your chocolate fountain experience. You can purchase the chocolate (milk, dark or white) to use or make it yourself (click here for a recipe).

Commercial chocolate fountains are a common fixture at weddings, business receptions, large parties and especially catered parties where there are many guests. They are typically from about two to four feet tall and are designed for use in professional environments such as catered events. These fountains are normally constructed of food-grade stainless steel and are quite durable. Depending on the model, commercial fountains may hold as much as 35 pounds of chocolate.

What kind of chocolate to use? What to dip? Tips!

What questions to ask when renting?

How to successfully use it for a wedding reception?

Need a fountain recipe?

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Chocolate fountains are definitely a hit. Like popcorn and cotton candy machines, they draw a crowd because they are interactive and have an unmistakable, attention-getting aroma when running. Chocolate is universally popular and it has been the subject of desire and romance. A chocolate fountain can bring that mystique to your special occasion!



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