Feats of Chocolate to Check Out

May 4th, 2015
chocolate feats and chocolate sculpture

Chocolatiers are doing magical things with chocolate all over the world.

As a Wockenfuss fan, you already know that some pretty spectacular things can be done with chocolate. From humble beginnings as a bean in a pod to some spectacularly delicious truffles and peanut butter cups, chocolate is a pretty versatile ingredient, and certainly a favorite one. While the masterminds at Wockenfuss get creative with things like our gourmet artisan truffles, and our heavenly rocky road bars, some other people take chocolate to places it’s never been before. Check out these unusual ways in which people have used chocolate. Read the rest of this entry »

“Prom-pose with Wockenfuss Chocolates and Candies”

April 11th, 2015
Chocolate-candy-prom-proposal

Wockenfuss chocolates and candies can make your “promposal” extra special.

For juniors and seniors, prom is one of the most defining moments of high school. SAT’s are stressful but important, Graduation is about pride and moving on, but prom is about celebrating everything the friendships you’ve created and the years of work you’ve put into finishing high school. Prom is about finding the perfect dress, a date you’ll have fun with, and enjoying your time with friends as high school draws to a close. If you’re looking for the perfect way to ask or “prom-pose” to a friend, a crush, or a significant other, Wockenfuss’ chocolates and candies can help you make it cute, funny, and special. Read the rest of this entry »

Planning the Perfect Chocolate Easter Egg Hunt

April 3rd, 2015

Group of Children with Easter BasketsEveryone loves a good Easter egg hunt regardless of their age, but not everyone loves eggs. Your little ones might love the process of dyeing eggs a hundred different colors and adding fun bunny rabbit stickers, but how often do you find yourself searching for ways to use a dozen colorfully dyed hard-boiled eggs that no one seems to want to eat. This year, instead of hiding nature’s original symbol of spring, stick with something a little sweeter. Make Easter even sweeter with an exciting twist. You provide the fun and Wockenfuss Candies will provide the treats. Read the rest of this entry »

Building the Perfect Easter Basket with Wockenfuss Candies 

March 27th, 2015

jellybeansEaster is less than two weeks away and if you’re planning on making it a big celebration, you may want to get a jump start on creating Easter baskets for your children, or even for yourself. Holidays are the perfect chance to indulge in some sweet treats before you get back on the summertime health grind. Start your Easter basket creations with Wockenfuss Candies. You’ll be able to create the perfect mix of traditional and unconventional. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Ready for Easter with Wockenfuss Candies

March 20th, 2015

easter-fun-factsWinter is just about over with and spring is on the horizon. With spring comes one of the sweetest holidays of the season, Easter. Every year, children and adults alike, dye eggs with wonderful rainbows of colors, and wait to find what treats the world’s most famous bunny has left for them. They search their baskets for holiday favorites like jelly beans and chocolate rabbits, and then enjoy their fair share of eggs and ham. Easter is the second most sugar-filled holiday after Halloween, and we are here to celebrate it with some fun Easter facts. Read the rest of this entry »

The Dark Chocolate Process

March 20th, 2015

Health Benefits of ChocolateDark chocolate hasn’t always been as beloved as its milky counterpart, but once people learned how good it tastes when paired with things like fruit and nuts, they never looked back. You can feel the richness of dark chocolate as it melts in your mouth, depositing what you can only imagine is chocolate at its best. The best part of the entire experience is that you can walk away feeling only minor regret, as dark chocolate has been proven to have bonus health benefits that milk chocolate simply can’t claim. Do you actually know the how dark chocolate is made? Read the rest of this entry »

How to Create a Playful Dessert Buffet for your Wedding

March 12th, 2015

Delicious wedding tableYour wedding is one of the most exciting days of your life. It is a celebration of happiness and love that you get to spend with those closest to you. While wedding cakes are the traditional choice for desserts, more and more couples are choosing sweet alternatives to cakes. One great choice that is taking the wedding world by storm is dessert buffets. A dessert buffet allows each of your guests to create their own unique dessert based on their individual interests. Read the rest of this entry »

Chocolate Alternatives to get you through Lent  

February 27th, 2015

Mixed colorful sweetsFor many chocolate lovers, the next several weeks are going to be especially tough. Chocolate treats consistently rank amongst the most common things given up for Lent. If you’ve got a serious sweet tooth, this can be tough. Lucky for you, there are other sweets that can curb your cravings. These tasty chocolate alternatives may not quite fill the chocolate-shaped hole in your heart, but they can certainly help you make it to the finish line. When Easter finally arrives, you can indulge in chocolate treasures without an ounce of guilt.

Sweet alternatives

  • Caramel apples. These sugary favorites are extra indulgent. When you’re feeling like you’re on the brink of breaking, a caramel apple can provide just the relief you need. A caramel apple is no small undertaking and should keep you satisfied for a good while. You can customize your caramel apple with all of the add-ons you need to sail safely through your chocolate craving.
  • Non-chocolate fudge. Lucky for you, Wockenfuss has several fudge creations that are chocolate free. From vanilla to peanut butter to vanilla walnut, fudge comes in many flavors and can give you that creamy chocolate texture you’ve been missing. It’ll feel like you’re eating chocolate, but you’ll be firmly in the safe-zone.
  • Candied nuts. The great thing about nuts is that they’re a bit more nutritious than some of your other sweet options. Now when you pair them with delightful toffee coatings, the nutrition level might go down, but they become a million times more delicious.
  • Wockenfuss has every kind of gummi you could hope for. Whether you prefer to snack on bears, fish, butterflies, worms, frogs, or shoestrings, we’ve got something for you. Gummies are not only fun to eat, they’ve got longevity. The tiny pieces are easy to snack on and can keep your cravings at bay all day.
  • Lollipops. What lollipops lack in chocolate, they make up for in color. Their bright hues will have you reaching for more. Even better, they are so fun to eat and can last you all day. When you’ve got a hankering for the sweet stuff, reach for a rock candy lollipop instead.

Wockenfuss Candies

When you’re looking to get through some serious chocolate yearning, stop by Wockenfuss to get your sweet fix. Celebrate your success with a delicious chocolate treat. If you have any questions about our sweets, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

 

 

Chocolate World Records

February 21st, 2015

chocolate-recordsChocolate isn’t just a treat for romantic holidays like Valentine’s Day. Fans of the sweetest treat on Earth can be found in literally every corner of the world. This isn’t a new phenomenon either. Chocolate was revered by ancient Mayan civilizations as the food of the Gods, and used as currency by the ancient Aztecs. These days, people show their chocolate fever in slightly more amusing ways. The Guinness Book of World Records includes an absurd number of chocolate related feats and they range from the unbelievable to the seriously strange.

Chocolate records

The biggest chocolate truffle was created in January of 2012. This massive truffle weighed in at 1,768 pounds and 11 ounces and was one meter tall. The Italian-crafted delight utilized some seriously crazy amounts of dark chocolate, cream, and cherries.

In 1901, Captain Robert Scott set sail on his first Discovery Expedition to Antarctica. One hundred years later, a single four-inch chocolate bar that was on the Discovery was sold at auction. This wrapped and uneaten Cadbury chocolate bar, sold for £470, or $670, is the most expensive candy bar ever sold at auction.

For one Indianapolis resident, chocolate bars are more than a treat, they’re a hobby. With 770 different chocolate bars, Bob Brown’s collection reigns supreme as the largest collection of chocolate bars in the world. When his accumulated treasures aren’t on display, they line the walls of his basement.

When it comes to spectacular achievements, Las Vegas is the place to look. In 2010, the largest chocolate fountain on record was created, and its dimensions are pretty mind blowing. The fountain reached a towering height of 26 feet and 3 inches and circulated two tons of chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts per minute.

In July of 2007, Hershey’s earned themselves quite the spectacular world record. They created the largest chocolate the world has ever seen. For the company’s 100th anniversary, they crafted one massive Hershey’s kiss. It weighed an unbelievable 30,540 pounds.

The largest chocolate sculpture was created in 2012. Francois Mellet created this 18,239.5-pound replica of the Kululakan pyramid whose real-life counterpart is located in Chichen Itza, Mexico. It measured nearly 2 feet in height, and was 12 feet by 12 feet at its base.

Wockenfuss Candies

If all of this talk of chocolate has you searching for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by Wockenfuss to get your fix. If you have any questions about Chocolates from Wockenfuss, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

 

Thoughtful Flower and Chocolate Pairings

February 13th, 2015

RosesThere’s nothing more classic on Valentine’s Day than the gift of flowers and candy. It’s cheesy and some might find it a little uninspired, but this February 14, you can give the old standby a little luster. Valentine’s Day should be a celebration of all types of love. Whether you are in a serious relationship, a brand new one, or you’re just friends, this sweet combination can let your loved one know you care. When you learn the language of flowers, you can choose the perfect chocolate pairings to make someone feel mighty special.

Romantic Love

If you’re really looking to make a bold statement of love this Valentine’s Day, the classic picks are truly your best bet. Deep red roses are synonymous with love and passion. If you want your special someone to feel like a goddess this weekend, pair red roses with bold dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is rich and luxurious. Purchase some dark chocolate coffee truffles or dark chocolate raspberry truffles to bring the pair together flawlessly. The combination of the two will show that you are serious about Valentine’s Day. The combo may seem cliché, but with a little explanation, your gift will be a showstopper.

Your significant other may not be a fan of roses and for that sort of rebel, a bouquet of red tulips should do the trick. The red color conveys the same sort of passion as red roses, and the sturdy nature of tulips shows the stability of your feelings. Red tulips are best paired with delicious desserts like dark chocolate covered strawberries.

Budding Relationships

If Valentine’s Day happens to catch you in the beginning stages of a relationship, red roses may be a little bit intense. A really fun option is orchids. Orchids symbolize beauty and are highly coveted. This pretty option can show an appreciation for your date, especially when paired with Wockenfuss’ box of gourmet artisan truffles.

Lilacs not only smell fantastic, but represent first love or love at first sight. Some florists recommend combining lilacs with purple roses for a special air of royalty. Pair lilac with rich and delicious caramel filled truffles. This perfect mix will show off your unique style and give your new relationship a sweet start.

Friendship

Not everyone has a special date lined up for Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show them some love. If you want to show your friend that you are thinking of them, pick yellow roses or tulips. These sunny options will brighten your best friend’s day. Colored lilies are another great choice for celebrating friendship. Pair these sunny flowers with something sweet and fun like peanut butter cups or chocolate covered pretzels.

If you have any questions about Valentine’s Day Chocolates from Wockenfuss, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!