No Compromise with Chocomize

Friday, May 7, 2010

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One of the perks of being a fabulously famous food blogger is having tons of various product vendors, food companies and book publishers send you scads of all kinds of great products to try out.  Since I’m not a fabulously famous food blogger (except maybe in my mother’s mind), I guess I can’t really comment on that.  But even so, I do get my fair share of offers, some of which are quite…..um…..”interesting”.  Let’s just say that you won’t be seeing any Botox ads, home appliance promotions or MLM schemes on SGCC any time soon.  Still,  after weeding out the obviously inappropriate, I do end up with some pretty appealing propositions that I think you all would enjoy hearing about. Chocomize is definitely one of them.  I’m telling you people, this is one very cool product!

Those of you who visit SGCC regularly already know that I don’t do a lot of product reviews.  This is partly because of time constraints and also because there aren’t too many products I get offered that really thrill me.  But, when Nick from Chocomize contacted me about trying out his product, I was intrigued.  After visiting his web site, I was excited!  Chocomize is a company that creates personalized chocolate bars.  You just go to the web site and click on Creation Station. There, you can choose your chocolate and add-ins to design your own custom chocolate bar.  Brilliant!  Just brilliant!

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All of the chocolate used by Chocomize is high quality Belgian dark, milk and white chocolate.  There are over ninety different kinds of fruits, nuts, herbs and candies to choose from as well, which gives you literally millions of different options. Some of them are pretty obvious, but many are quite unorthodox, like flax seeds, goji berries, mini chipotles, Pop Rocks, crystallized flowers, beef jerky and Cheerios.  And yes, there’s even bacon!

If you’re not feeling particularly creative, Chocomize also has a number of premade bars like their S’mores Bar, a milk chocolate bar with mini marshmallows and Teddy Grahams; and their and Tropical Island Bar, a dark chocolate bar with banana chips, coconut and dried cantaloupe bits.  There is even an “I Feel Lucky” Bar, which is one that the folks at Chocomize will create specially for you.

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Nick generously invited me to design two custom chocolate bars of my own from Chocomize’s extensive collection, and let me tell you – it wasn’t easy! There were so many great ingredients to pick from!  I ended up with a mix of mango, ginger, curry and macadamia nuts in milk chocolate, and sour cherries, beef jerky and mini chipotles in dark chocolate.  Yum!

When I received my chocolate in the mail, I was pleased to see that it came securely packaged in a sturdy box with a cold pack to keep it from melting.  I was delighted to find that Nick had also sent me a S’mores Bar to try as well!  Each bar came wrapped in plastic and in an attractive box which stated the list of ingredients and nutritional information on it.  The boxes also had “Susan’s Chocolate Bar” printed on them, which I thought was a nice touch.

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Of course, the true measure of Chocomize’s success depends on how the bars taste.  Let me tell you, they tasted great!  Both the milk and dark chocolate were very smooth, silky and creamy, with a rich “chocolatey” taste.  The add ins were all fresh and flavorful too.  The bars had that nice “snap” when broken – just like an excellent quality chocolate bar should.   I shared my bars with Mini SGCC and some friends, and they all gave them two thumbs up.

I think that a delicious, personalized Chocomize chocolate bar would make the perfect gift for any occasion.  I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate?  Plus, the fact that you can customize any bar exactly how you want it makes it an extra thoughtful gift.  Another nice thing about Chocomize is that you can order chocolate bars in bulk to give as wedding favors, corporate gifts or for any kind of special event.  Sweet!

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Another benefit of ordering from Chocomize is that the company donates 1% of the value of each order to one of their selected charities.   You even get to choose which charity you want the donation to be made to.

I suppose here is where I should tell you that Chocomize did send me the chocolate bars to try and review for free.  While I did receive free products as an inducement, I did not receive any monetary compensation to write this review.  I wrote this review based upon my personal experience with the product, and it reflects my personal opinion of it.  However, the bottom line is that if I didn’t think that this was both a great concept and product, I wouldn’t say it.  But, I think you already know that.

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Oh, yeah…I almost forgot.  The nice people at Chocomize also want to spread a little chocolate love around to you guys too.  They’ve created a special coupon code for all my fabulous readers. If you go to the web site and place an order, all you have to do is type ?sticky? into the coupon section on the checkout page to get a 10% discount. So, the next time you’re trying to find a unique gift for the person who has everything, or you just want to treat yourself, check out Chocomize.

26 responses to No Compromise with Chocomize

  1. On May 07, 2010 at 2:54pm, Cookin' Canuck said...

    What a cute idea! I’ll have to check out their site.

  2. On May 07, 2010 at 3:06pm, Rachel (S{d}OC) said...

    I could probably spend my whole life on a website right now.

    I’d say you’re pretty famous as a blogger. I read every post you put out!

    • On May 07, 2010 at 7:28pm, Susan said...

      Awww! Thank you Rachel! xoxox 8)

  3. On May 07, 2010 at 3:38pm, LizAnderson said...

    Wait — beef jerky and chocolate? Really?

    • On November 29, 2010 at 4:12pm, Sarah said...

      yah beef jerky! not that i would like it! check the website out they have E V E R Y T H I N G ! like literlly!

  4. On May 07, 2010 at 3:41pm, tia said...

    wow, some people are so entrepreneurial… and smart and inventive!

  5. On May 07, 2010 at 4:56pm, bellini valli said...

    I can see where these would be a welcome treat in many instances. Who doesn’t love chocolate and who doesn’t love things that are made especially for them.

  6. On May 07, 2010 at 4:59pm, Karen@Mignardise said...

    You deserve a lot of really great, customized chocolate after the week you had!
    If (and when) I make one, I’ll probably leave out the beef jerky though.

  7. On May 07, 2010 at 8:15pm, Rosa said...

    What great tablets! Your blog is wonderful, so getting more “famous” is only a question of time, I’m sure…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  8. On May 07, 2010 at 8:22pm, Joan Nova said...

    Fun idea. It’s like being locked in Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. I’m going to check out the website and the cost.

  9. On May 07, 2010 at 11:02pm, Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

    I have been dying to try chocomize!

  10. On May 07, 2010 at 11:31pm, Farmer Jen said...

    Sounds great! Thanks for the idea, the review and the coupon.

  11. On May 07, 2010 at 11:56pm, Ciaochowlinda said...

    What a nifty idea. I’d have a hard time choosing. This is a good sign that things are improving for you after that horrid accident of yours.

  12. On May 08, 2010 at 10:22am, dani said...

    i know what u mean about “interesting” offers (i spend hours sifting through e-mails from different people for products i would never use), but i think u hit paydirt with this one! what an amazing product :)

  13. On May 08, 2010 at 2:46pm, MeLissa said...

    I love this idea. I am going to have to adopt it (only not with bars) the next time I pull out my tempering units. Very very cool! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    MeLissa

  14. On May 08, 2010 at 4:19pm, kailua kid said...

    What a great idea. I just ordered a bunch for a friend’s college graduation. Thanks for the coupon – it really came in handy! I only wish they had different sizes of bars.

  15. On May 08, 2010 at 8:01pm, Pat --Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

    I like the look of these Chocomize chocolate bars, Susan! They would be a nice favor for a bridal or baby shower or for a family reunion.

    You are a fabulous food blogger in my book!

    ♥ Pat

  16. On May 09, 2010 at 11:38am, Michelle said...

    Brilliant! I’ve already spent wayyy too many tempting moments on their site and the 10% discount is calling my name! (and I think you’re pretty famous, too!)

  17. On May 10, 2010 at 4:15am, laura said...

    MUST HAVE CHOCMIZE!! gar these things look fantastic!! I love “Susan’s Bar” that’s great.

    Was dreaming of DImSum yesterday….

  18. On May 11, 2010 at 9:32am, Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) said...

    I’ve seen these around! Love them, wish I was near enough to order some :(

  19. On May 11, 2010 at 11:44am, Manggy said...

    Ooh, I like all the combinations that you created, though I’m a little iffy on the beef jerky (I’m not that beef-y to begin with :) I should try my hand at making a Manggy Bar!

  20. On May 11, 2010 at 7:38pm, Magpie said...

    Um… does anyone know why the Chocomize webpage comes up as ‘Account Suspended’??

  21. On May 14, 2010 at 3:25pm, Eliana said...

    what a great idea! thanks so much for sharing with us.

  22. On May 27, 2010 at 12:12pm, Lauren said...

    This is such a neat idea! I didn’t know there was anywhere that allowed you to do such a thing. I figured I’d have to attempt to make my own!

    Also, I have to say that I love your blog. It’s very personable and fun. =)

  23. On July 17, 2010 at 4:03pm, Ben said...

    Why couldn’t you just buy a chocolate bar… melt it slightly… an add these things on top? Seems a little much for something you could easily do…

  24. On November 30, 2010 at 4:25pm, taylor said...

    hey i was trying to get the code to work and it wont… help im only a teen looking for xmas gifts for my friends but its expensive so this would really help!

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