National Chocolate Fondue Day (February 5)
Check out the weird holiday National Chocolate Fondue Day on Feb 5. Learn the history of chocolate fondue & get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Chocolate Fondue Day
Did you know that fondue is considered the national dish of Switzerland? They developed the concept in the 1800s (alhtough some people say the 1600s). Fondue is a communal dish where melted cheese is in a central pot kept warm with a candle or lamp.
Chocolate fondue, however, was first created in the United States in the 1950s or 1960s. Some credit the invention of chocolate fondue to Konrad Egli, a Swiss restaurant owner who lived in New York City in the 1960s. His restaurant – Chalet Suisse – began offering both chocolate fondue and cherry brandy fondue.
In 1975, a restaurant called The Melting Pot was opened in the United States. They began serving all kinds of fondue, including chocolate.
Fruit and marshmallows are the primary foods that are dipped into the melted chocolate at the center of the table. Some large events – like weddings – use a chocolate fountain instead of a pot.
Please be aware that etiquette dictates no double-dipping or putting the fondue skewers in your mouth! You should only use the toothpicks, fondue forks, or skewers to bring the food to your own plate, then use a separate fork or utensil to eat it.
Ideas for National Chocolate Fondue Day
Here are some ideas and recipes for chocolate fondue.
Chocolate fondue recipe
This chocolate fondue recipe is quick and easy to make on National Chocolate Fondue Day with or without a fondue pot. It requires only 3 ingredients and comes with suggestions for dippers.
Best Melting Chocolates
The best melting chocolates for all your baking and candy-making needs are shared here today. This will help ensure the chocolate you melt for National Chocolate Fondue Day comes out smooth, creamy, and decadent. These melting chocolates are the best confections for all your coating, dipping, drizzling, & dunking needs.
Chocolate Fondue Dipping Ideas
Got some fondue but no idea what to have it with on National Chocolate Fondue Day? Fret not! This post contains 17 of the best chocolate fondue dipping ideas, including some homemade recipes too! There are options for everyone, including gluten-free dippers, healthy options and of course the more rich, indulgent dippers.
Chocolate Fondue made in the Slow Cooker is an easy recipe!
Chocolate Fondue has never been easier! Made in individual cups in a slow cooker! Fast and easy to make any time, not just on National Chocolate Fondue Day.
Dark Chocolate Fondue Board
In just 10 minutes you can have this rich, creamy dark chocolate fondue! Serve on a board with all your favorite dippers for a romantic National Chocolate Fondue Day spread!
Mexican Chocolate Fondue
This Mexican Chocolate Fondue is over-the-top delicious. Only two ingredients and melt. It’s that easy! Add your favorite dippers, and enjoy the chocolatey richness for National Chocolate Fondue Day.
How to Make Chocolate Fondue at Home
Chocolate fondue is a delicious dessert that’s fancy enough for holidays, Valentine’s Day, or as an alternative to cake for a special occasion. But it’s simple enough to have any time of the year. Read on to learn how to make chocolate fondue and surprise your family tonight on National Chocolate Fondue Day!
Easy Healthy Dark Chocolate Fondue Recipe (2 Ingredients!)
Once you find out how easy it is to make this 2 ingredient, rich, and decadent Healthy Dark Chocolate Fondue Recipe, it’ll be your to-go dessert, and not just on National Chocolate Fondue Day.
Vegan Chocolate Fondue
This thick vegan chocolate fondue is the ultimate decadent dessert! It's so easy to make and is perfect for parties, National Chocolate Fondue Day, or just a quick indulgent treat for yourself.
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