Chocolate Novelties & Hot Chocolate

Nothing tastes better when the weather starts to warm than a piece of delicious chocolate from Choconet. The feeling that chocolate evokes is something few other foods can duplicate.

There is one hurdle that needs to be cleared in order for the consumer to receive the product in perfect condition, and that is the packaging and shipping of your chocolate item.

I really believe that many people get so excited about ordering one of our many chocolate novelties that they totally overlook the fact that chocolate is a perishable item that changes from a solid from to liquid as the temperature rises. We need to have the temperature stay at 72 degrees or cooler, the entire route that your chocolate must travel in order to assure you that it will arrive in good condition. Many of our clients do not take into consideration that their chocolate is typically delivered by one of the major carriers in a NON –AIRCONDITIONED box truck. The simple fact is that when the temperature is 75 degrees outside and the sun is beating down on these metal box trucks, with no ventilation, the temperature will be between 90-100 degrees. This is not good for the chocolate, unless you are looking to receive hot chocolate.

Many chocolate companies will not ship chocolate during the summer months because of fear of spoilage. We know how to package chocolate items and what method to ship to insure that your order arrives in good condition. We take great pride in shipping chocolate in the warm weather months.

We package your order in a Styrofoam insulated corrugated cooler box, in addition to a couple of reusable icepacks. This type of packaging protects the contents under normal conditions for 24-48 hours. This means that we also need to ship your order either via one(1) or two(2) day service … if possible we also try to arrange to have your chocolate order delivered to an air conditioned location, such as a business, where someone is able to receive and sign for the package. Often times these delivery companies will leave packages on the porch or outside if no one is home, which is very risky when the temperatures are over 70 degrees. Another important fact to consider when ordering chocolate during the warm weather months is that we do not ship any orders over the weekend. So if you need to receive product on Monday, you will have to make arrangements to have it delivered the Friday before. If you order on a Friday and pick next day air the order will really arrive on Monday, which is 4 days in transit. Most carriers will store these parcels in large trailer with no air conditioning or ventilation. I guess I do not have to tell you how warm these trailers may get if the temperature goes to only 80 degrees. So the bottom line is your order needs to ship out Monday to Wednesday to arrive by Thursday or Friday, to insure that the chocolate does not melt. We also will make every effort to contact you by telephone or email if we feel there is any chance that the chocolate may be compromised with the method you have chosen online. If you have any doubts or concerns, please contact one of our knowledgeable chocolate consultants for assistance at 877-924-6206.

Ordering custom chocolate has never been easier!

Ordering Customized Chocolate plus well over 300 different categories can easily be ordered through our website. The process is sophisticated, but easy all at the same time:

1.Click on the category e.g. Corporate Chocolate
2.Select the category e.g. Trade Show
3.Select the type of chocolate e.g. Customized Chocolate Coins or Business Card
4.Then customize the chocolate in a simple step by step process:
a.Add a logo (just upload an image) or your own text or both
b.Choose a foil wrap and the color
c.Choose a gift box if you’d like
d.Choose to hot stamp the wrap and / or the gift box if applicable
e.Choose your quantity
f.Add it to your cart
g.Choose your preferred shipping method
h.Order using your Credit Card or Debit Card and you’re done!

Other customization options online include:
1.Text – font and style
2.Packaging – gift boxes, gift bag varieties
3.Candy colors
4.Labeling
5.Custom Ribbons
6.Presentation Containers

Mike Adler, founder of Choconet … "We have the broad experience, a sophisticated and easy to use ordering process, a great product category, an ever-growing online presence and a great passion for what we do. We feel that this is a winning combination and look to the future with great optimism and enthusiasm."

Choconet has provided "all things chocolate" to corporate clients and to individuals for special social events and gift giving for over a decade. Corporate clients customize their chocolate for promotional and event planning including conventions, new product releases, new corporate identification programs, executive gift giving, or just to say thank you. Customized Chocolate is now as easy as going to the website or picking up the phone or faxing directly.

It all comes down to a tasty game of memory: the promotional tools help people associate your company with their latest greatest culinary experience.

If you have an idea or concept that is not shown on our comprehensive website, then please feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable chocolate consultants, who are anxiously waiting to help you make your next promotion a sweet success.

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About The Author, Christopher Carter Sr
J. Tang is a writer on custom chocolate, Chocolate Novelties and custom chocolate awards for Choconet1.