Monday, January 3, 2011

Sephra Review & Giveaway



As that name suggests Chocolate Fountains! I'm not a huge chocolate fan. Weird I know. I like Chocolate, but never crave it or anything like that. However, chocolate fountains are an exception. I know that quality chocolate is used in them and fruit is AWESOME dipped in chocolate. Sephra agreed to send me a fountain and 4 lbs of chocolate for review. 
I took a picture of everything before I started using it all, and now I can't find it. So you can't see it before hand. Sorry
I could NEVER get it to run smoothly. It said to do 1 lb at a time. I put 2 lbs in that thing and it still didn't run smoothly.


 I made Pretzels with it though!!
 Then I used the Chocolate Chips to make CC Cookies!
 A little too done, but very yummy.
The chocolate was delicious. Some of the bext I've ever had. However, I wasn't impressed with the fountain. Like I said, it never ran smooth. I let it all melt all the way (and then some) I then let it run for 10 minutes before taking those pictures. Nothing seemed to work. I turned it off and on again multiple times. I tried to melt MORE chocolate in it. NOTHING helped it. It just didn't run smooth. But the pretzels still turned out good. I was happy about that. And the cookies were delicious as well. 

Other than that. I put 1 lb of chocolate chips in the bottom and turned the heat on. Stirred a couple times, once it was melted, I added another 1 lb (the whole bag now) and left the heat on and let it melt. Once that was all melted I turned it on. There are 2 switches, one is heat and one is to turn on the motor. There is a spindle that moves the chocolate up the spout and down into the 'fountain'. I loved the process it was fast and easy. It said it would take 45-60 minutes to melt. It took about 15 for the first half and about 10 minutes for the second half to melt. It was pretty fast. 

Overall it was a good experience, but if we were having a party I would've liked it to look a little prettier. 

There are LOTS of different kinds of chocolate to choose from on the site. White, Milk, Belgium, Melano and more.

Price: The Fountain I received is $70 new or $47 refurbished. Decent prices. Chocolate is $22 for 4 lbs of Premium Milk Chocolate.

Overall: **** It just didn't work as planned, but it all tasted good. 


 *Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products*


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The Reese pattern is my favorite but they are all very nice.Here's what I learned: Sephra Chocolate Melts are perfect for all your candy making needs as well as for your chocolate fountain. Designed to harden quickly when removed from heat, Sephra Chocolate Melts work well for chocolate molds, chocolate covered strawberries, dipping strawberries and minimizing messes in a chocolate fountain.

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They offer four different sizes of commercial chocolate fountains ranging from 44 inches in height to 23 inches.


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I learned that rather than buying it, you can rent a fountain locally (they have a list of places on their site).


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Storage of chocolate is very important. Store chocolate in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. When chocolate fountain chocolate is exposed to light it decreases the amount of time in which the chocolate will flow as it should in the chocolate fountain


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I found that there is nobody renting their chocolate fountains within 100 miles of us. Bummer.


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They offer four different sizes of commercial chocolate fountains ranging from 44 inches in height to 23inches. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com


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There are many recipes online using the Sephra white chocolate - my favorite being the Cookies 'n cream cheesecake.

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I learned that most of the individual parts of their chocolate fountains can be washed in the dishwasher. Gotta love that!
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I learned that all of their chocolate comes in microwaveable 2 pound bags. That makes things very easy.

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Store your chocolate in a cool, dry, dark place like a pantry or closet or cupboard. Chocolate over time will lose its chocolate taste if exposed to light and air.

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I learned that the Sephra chocolate melts are designed to harden quickly when they cool, which makes it easier to make some yummy candy :)

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I like that they don"t add extra oil to their chocolate to make it "flow"

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they have some really fun candy making supplies. i love the Dessert Shells Candy Molds :-)


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I never knew how important it is to store your chocolate properly. no more grey chocolste for me!


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Sephra Premium Chocolate is made in the USA!


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I learned they have a great list of suggestions for what to dip (and not dip in the chocolate: Typically fruits such as strawberries and bananas work very well. Other popular items are pineapple, marshmallows, grapes, blueberries, mangos, papaya, apple slices, dried apricots, and pretzels, and of course maraschino cherries. Things that are not recommended are foods that produce crumbs, such as cakes, blackberries, raspberries, and some cookies. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net


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All of the chocolate fountain chocolate has a best by date on the package


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Wow everything looks so good. I learned that Sephra Chocolate Melts are sometimes referred to as a chocolate coating since they are made with vegetable oils rather than cocoa butter. It is 100% trans fat free and has been specially formulated to taste great and flow perfectly in chocolate fountains.


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