A while back the lovely folks at Velata contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out one of their new silicone fondue warmers. Melted chocolate for dipping? Yes please! I happily replied that I would be delighted to try out the product. The funny thing is, up until now I’ve always wanted to try fondue but never had the opportunity. Crazy but true.
Fast forward a couple weeks and one morning I woke up to discover my new burner and two pouches of chocolate fondue waiting to be opened!
(the cats were excited too)
So what makes this fondue warmer different from others? Velata warmers use a 25-watt light bulb to help keep your chocolate fondue warm and in a melted state while the silicone prevents heat from escaping so there is no need to stir. The silicone dish can go from the microwave to the fridge to the dishwasher which makes it much easier to clean and keep than other traditional fondue warmers.
Now what really makes this fondue different is the preparation process. Instead of having to make the fondue on the stove, then transfer it to the warmer creating all those dirty dishes and let’s face it – taking up more of your time, the Velata fondue warmers and chocolate take you from empty warmer to warmed filled with fondue happiness in less than 2 minutes. Did I mention there are not dirty dished involved? Score!
You simply choose your Velata chocolate flavour of choice, pop the bag into the microwave and melt the chocolate in 45-60 seconds while still in the pouch. Then you take it out, knead the bag slightly to make sure all of the chocolate is melted, then unscrew the bag top and pour into your warmer – it’s that easy!
And it’s gggooooooooooooooooddddd. Like really good. In fact there is a video of me standing in the kitchen dipping pineapple in chocolate while dancing on the spot because I’m so happy. I sweat they lace the chocolate with happiness.
And no, I’m not sharing the video. I didn’t know I was being recorded and I look like a super goofball.
I may have eaten an entire pineapple along with an entire pouch of fondue in one sitting (or dancing while standing) on two different occasions. Perhaps not the best display of self restraint, but it did give me a few servings of fresh fruit 😉
Now to go order a few more (*cough* cases *cough*) packets of fondue so I can continue on with my happy fondue dance 🙂
Interested in Velata Fondue and Fondue Warmers?
I received both the Velata Silcone Fondue Warner and chocolate in exchange for my opinion on the product, no other compensation was provided. All opinions and views portrayed in this post are 100% my own.