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Choclatique and the 4th of July

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique
Author of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, Running Press, 2011

Happy 4thThe 4th of July usually comes with fireworks, warm weather, barbecues and a fun day off to relax and celebrate our nation’s independence with fellow citizens, family and friends. If you’re planning a 4th of July party, whether it’s a grilled dinner on the backyard barbeque or a more formal party, let Choclatique Chocolate be a delicious part of your holiday!

Chocolate FountainThe 4th of July is a great time to cool off with chocolate and berry delights like fresh-dipped strawberries and blueberries in white chocolate fondue. Its festive red, white and blue colors fit in perfectly with the theme of the day. You can use a simple fondue pot or go all out with a rented or purchased chocolate fountain. Don’t just be limited to berries or fruit—you can dip your favorite treats like pound cake bites, marshmallows and Choclatique Double Dark Chocolate Brownies made from our mix or drizzle over home-churned ice cream sundaes. You can place banana slices, blueberries and cherries on wooden skewers to make red, white and blue dipping sticks which can be dipped or fountain-showered.

Berry ParfaitsAnother great holiday dessert is a berry parfait made by mixing mascarpone or cream cheese, yogurt and brown sugar layered with melted Choclatique chocolate. By alternating the dairy mixture with layers of blueberries, raspberries and chocolate you will create a delicious and festive red, white and blue treat!

Chocolate-Dipped StrawberryChocolate makes a great addition to any 4th of July celebration. As long as there’s chocolate, party guests are sure to have a great time socializing and indulging in their rich, decadent chocolate creations!

And while you’re thinking about Independence Day, the red, white and blue and America, please take a moment to say a prayer for our troops deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Japan, Korea, and Europe protecting our citizens from threats abroad and providing humanitarian aid to our friends and allies. God bless them all!

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Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate… with Chocolate!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

— Joan Vieweger, Co-Founder of Choclatique

These days, with so much doom and gloom in the news and our nation’s leaders and representatives bickering like spoiled children, we need to find more reasons to celebrate each and every day. Here at Choclatique, we celebrate with chocolate, of course!

Bald Eagle#5… It’s our birthday! Our country turns 234 on July 4th… seems like a great big chocolate birthday cake is in order, right? A Coca-Cola® Chocolate Cake1 sounds perfect. What could be more all-American than that? Happy Birthday, America!

Frozen Custard Stand#4… Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Nat King Cole got it right with the soda, pretzels and beer, but where was the custard? I’m a Milwaukee girl; growing up our summers always included plenty of trips to Gillesor Kopp’s Frozen Custard stands and I’ve spread the word like an evangelist. So much so that Ed was inspired to create Deep Dark Chocolate Frozen Custard1.

Vuvuzelas#3… No more mandatory vuvuzela! While it might be a bit sad that America is no longer in the running for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, I think we can all celebrate not having to endure the maddening reverberations of the vuvuzela with Intoxicating Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Shots1.

3-D Glasses#2… 3-D technology has gone mainstream! Not that long ago, 3-D movies were travelogue-type documentaries released every couple of years to be viewed at a handful of theaters across the country. Today any number of movies are playing in 3-D at our neighborhood theaters and soon we’ll be watching all of our favorite TV shows in 3-D, too. Celebrate with 3-D Chocolate Filled Pancakes1!

Ed's Best "Got Milk?" BrowniesAnd the #1 reason to celebrate… the book is finished and off to the editor!! Here at Choclatique, we’re definitely celebrating the completion of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique… Ed’s new chocolate adventure book coming out next year! Filled with the most wonderful chocolate recipes you’ll ever dream of and an array of exciting and exhilarating exploits and escapades, this is definitely not your mother’s cookbook. So join us… we’re celebrating with a pan of Ed’s Best “Got Milk?” Chocolate Brownies1!

1Recipe from Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, coming soon (2011) from Running Press.

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