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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    I LOVE chocolate, but can't decide if I want a chocolate fountain! Help me think of pros and cons!

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    • Kaya
      CommentAuthorKaya
      Posted: Apr 25th 2010
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    Yum yum yum!! The yumminess is a definite pro.... and my 12yr old bro pointed out a con today... what if ya get choc on ya dress?! lol

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    • CommentAuthorMrs Sazra
      Posted: Apr 25th 2010
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    That would be my main concern too, chocolate on the dress!
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    It would match the mud!

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    • Suz80
      CommentAuthorSuz80
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    They will normally provide napkins and from the pictures they seem huge so if we remember to use the napkins everything should be fine.. we hope. The only con i see is.....thinking......still thinking.... no can't think of any sorry lol.




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    • mrsquinn2b
      CommentAuthormrsquinn2b
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    Trying to find a downside of 3-4 hours of constant flowing chocolate?????????????
    Sorry dove can't help you with that one!
    xx
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    • rainykins
      CommentAuthorrainykins
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    Only downside i can see to a choccy fountain is kids getting proper messy, (would be a problem for us, 20 kids and half eat like little piggies lol)
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    Yeah the kids- can you believe how much mess a two year old can make with a chocolate brownie let alone chocolate fountain?

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    • Suz80
      CommentAuthorSuz80
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    rainykins at least it will be a really unforgetable wedding for both kids and parents lol.




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    • CommentAuthorkitkat
      Posted: Apr 25th 2010
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    Don't invite any kids (more chocolate for the big girls!) and if you get peckish in the middle of the night you can always suck your dress - win win!
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    • Hoxxyhula
      CommentAuthorHoxxyhula
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    Hungry now! Possible downside is damage to venue and subsequent charge - happened to a friend of mine!! x
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    • Joolsy
      CommentAuthorJoolsy
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    Love this discussion Dove as I'm still undecided on whether to get one or not!!
    People eating too much and making themselves sick is a con, someone getting chocolate all over your dress is a con.
    They are yummy is a Pro!!! xx

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    • rainykins
      CommentAuthorrainykins
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    Well this is true it would be unforgettable our problem isn't the younger ones getting messy as they are clean freaks, its the 13 year old we have that has me worried the boy can miss his mouth even to drink a drink lol
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    • Suz80
      CommentAuthorSuz80
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    LOL awww bless, its usually the older ones, my boys are the same, they're 12 and my girl is much more carefull and she's 3 lol.




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    • laura2481
      CommentAuthorlaura2481
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    Errr, con- some venues may not allow one so double check... pro- it's a chocolate fountain!! :)
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    • mrs pinkalice
      CommentAuthormrs pinkalice
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    the thing that put me off chocolate fountains was when i saw one being set up...to make the chocolate that runny they mix it with loads of oil. Yes, oil. So your not just dipping your strawberries/marshmallows etc in chocolate, your eating oil as well. gross! x

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    • Lucie
      CommentAuthorLucie
      Posted: Apr 25th 2010
     
    We've got one booked! only thing we do have booked at the minute! Pros i guess would be dont need a dessert, looks impressive, tastes amazing and is a talking point! Cons are spillage, people dipping parts of anatomy in there ( i know i have friends who would think it was hilarious to dip their clevage in never mind what the boys would do!) and people pouring drinks in! that makes it go gack apparently.

    Ours is manned so there are 2 people serving with unlimited t hings to dip in and chocolate. Means hopefully less mess and less chocoalte on dress issues and no ddipping or adding anything that shouldnt be there! x
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    • welshcerys
      CommentAuthorwelshcerys
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    I dont like the idea of 'recycled chocolate' - it all seems a bit unhygienic to me soz girls :o(
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    • Roxii
      CommentAuthorRoxii
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    I've never seen a chocolate fountain, but i'm summizing that for the chocolate to stay melted and flowing, they must get hot... And from having lots of kids in the family, I know that they don't always get watched as well as they should. Parents can be too busy gossiping etc... Do you want any burnt kiddywinkles? x

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    • Suz80
      CommentAuthorSuz80
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    pinkalice i guess it depends which company oure using, the one were using heats it up and keps it running by keeping it warm. I know because i've seen them doing it. They only use new chocolate so you know they're not re-using from other functions. It really helps if you see them at work before booking them. xx




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    • sbride
      CommentAuthorsbride
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    Im having one hun. Im having a self serve one. The only thing im worrying about is the chocolate and dips running out, lol. Other then that I think they are a great idea. Im not worrying about getting chocolate on my dress, I will just be extra careful!

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    • loolabelle
      CommentAuthorloolabelle
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    mess con and pro ;)

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    • mrs pinkalice
      CommentAuthormrs pinkalice
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    the one i saw being set up was a DIY one so to be honest i would hope the professionals have a better way of doing it!

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    • sbride
      CommentAuthorsbride
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    Our one wont be recycled coz we will be putting the choc in ourselves so we know it wont of been used anywhere else. I dont think they are aloud to do that. It must be against health and safety.

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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    We are going to get one if any left in the budget but im worried about drips also so the women i was talking to at a wedding fayre suggested WHITE chocolate OR having two little ones and have both?
    REALLY like that idea so might go for that AGAIN IF in the budget? :-)

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    • prissy
      CommentAuthorprissy
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    I was thinking of getting one too. Don't think we will though- just down to cost and trying to do everything on a budget. But I think if your budget allows it; then go for it. My friend had one at her wedding and it was brill. The down side there was that the guests were only allowed one piece of fruit and one dip in.
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    • welshcerys
      CommentAuthorwelshcerys
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    I didnt mean recycled as in been used somewhere else and then brought to you - I meant because the same chocolate is being pumped through over and over and over lol
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    • mrs pinkalice
      CommentAuthormrs pinkalice
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    i get what you mean welshcerys, when people go back for a 2nd dip with the same bit of fruit..then that chocolate is going through all night, yeah thats not nice!

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    • CarolanneJune
      CommentAuthorCarolanneJune
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    i got what you meant welshcerys but as long as someone dunt stick there head in it and just dips the little things for dipping it should be ok x
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    • jaymmz
      CommentAuthorjaymmz
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    We have go one booked and I am struggling to find any cons :D
    Pros- The company we are using bring it and set it all up. They also decorate it with flowers to match your colour scheme. They do not use recycled chocolate or oil, it is 100% pure belgian chocolate. We are having a large milk choc fountain and a small white choc fountain. there will be 12 choices of dip, which are constantly restocked so they don't run out. The fountains come with 2 members of staff who will serve up the choc if neccessary and who keep litle hands, faces, feet, bodies or whatever, out of the choc. at the end, they dismantle and take away and any chocolate left is put in a box and we get to keep.

    Cons - Really can't think of any. And if there are any, I am sure the fact that chocolate is involved automatically makes it a pro! :)
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    • pouchi-loo
      CommentAuthorpouchi-loo
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    i want one however my dress might turn brown, lol
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    • shellay
      CommentAuthorshellay
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    i am having one as we are not having desserts with our buffet, i will get my new hubby to get me mine though as not going to go near it with my dress, everyone i have told that we are having one, loves the idea and cannot wait to try it x

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    • mummyto2
      CommentAuthormummyto2
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    been looking for something to try and put me off having a choc fountain but its not working

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    • MrsH2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsH2Be
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    Kids + chocolate = MESS

    Only con i can think of so depends on how many kids your having :D
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    • XLittleMissMe!X
      CommentAuthorXLittleMissMe!X
      Posted: Sep 27th 2010
     
    I have a problem with hygiene. Think of all them germs going into the chocolate when sticky hands go into it and then into the mouth and back again! Not for me thank you! Give me a big bar of chocolate any day though ;p




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    • angelan1986
      CommentAuthorangelan1986
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    Did you have a chocolate fountain in the end dove? i want 1 but am in the middle of re-designing my whole wedding so there may not be enough people to have 1 lol xx

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    • Rachie :D
      CommentAuthorRachie :D
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    the choc fountains that run beautifully and look like a glorious cascade of it are not PURE chocolate fountains they have vegetable oil in them and dont taste as nice - always check with the vendor to make sure its 100% chocolate :) This coming from a huge choc fiend :D Oh and I couldnt have one as our niece would do a Vicar of Dibley and walk into it! Lol bless her!

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    • CommentAuthorMrs Daltry
      Posted: Sep 27th 2010
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    we decided not to have a chocolate fountain,purely because glenn knew id be sat in it!!!
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    We didn't. We did consider that, and a bouncy castle, the eek before the wedding but got neither.

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    • HannahB6317
      CommentAuthorHannahB6317
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    My sister used a chocolate fountain for her wedding shower and it worked perfectly! There was a good crowd around this thing. Strawberries were a lot more popular than the bananas and plums. The only thing is it will leave chocolate drippings on the floor table, so be careful :)
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    • EllaD63
      CommentAuthorEllaD63
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    Everyone loves chocolate fountains, go for it!
 
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