Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Velata - Fun Fondue - Review & Give-away


My boys are spending a few days with their grandparents so the girls were begging me yesterday to have a "girl party". Of course, one of the favorite things we love to do when the girls get together to party is eat treats and our favorites have something to do with chocolate.

Yesterday, for our "girl party", I pulled out the new fondue warmer I recently received from Velata. I sliced some apples, bananas and poured bitty marshmallows and pretzels into a bowl. Then melted the Belgian Milk chocolate pouch from Velata in the microwave. Once the chocolate was melted (just a minute), I poured the chocolate into the fondue warmer. The girls loved dipping the treats in the delicious chocolate. Utah Dad even joined us though the girls protested a bit.

The chocolate was delicious. The prep was mere minutes and clean up was a breeze. I am definitely a fan of how easy and yummy our special treat was courtesy of Velata.




Developed by a team from Scentsy, Velata Fondue Systems offer cute fondue warmers that are dishwasher and microwave safe. They use the heat from a light bulb to keep the chocolate or cheese warm. The sell premium Belgian chocolates in the easy-to-use packets and now they also offer Velata cheese fondue in fun flavors such as Rich Bacon Cheddar and Smoked Gouda.

Check out the Velata website for more information on products and parties.


One reader will win a Velata Fondue Warmer as well as two packages of Velata Premium Chocolate and a cheese.

To enter, leave a comment on this post. You may receive up to 2 extra entries by sharing this contest on Facebook or Twitter. Leave additional comments for sharing. The contest will be open to entries until Friday, August 16th at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments and announced on Saturday, August 17th (my birthday present to you!). Open to US residents only.

151 comments:

mandy said...

This looks like a lot of fun! Love that it's easy and cute!

Kerri said...

My sis in law loves this!!

akidd said...

Looks like fun! Always wanted to do fondu but didn't want to deal with the mess. Looks like a great product.

Heather said...

I love the Velata warmers and how easy it is! I can't believe I don't own one yet! My sister in law uses them all the time.

Stacie said...

I think this would be super fun to use for parties, date night and a girls night in or Pinterest party!

Stacie said...

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OmahaCouponClipper said...

Who wouldn't love this!

golden storm said...

I have never tried a fondue set but this one looks easy and not big and clucky to clutter my kitchen up!! good luck all
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Kalona Elaine said...

i love how compact this is!

Kalona Elaine said...

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czech it said...

I'm so glad I found this blog last night! I've been hooked all day! This is such a fantastic idea for a nice night in. My sister's birthday's coming up next month and I think a fondue warmer might be just what we need to jazz up our family party!

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AmeliaB said...

mouth watering :)
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AmeliaB said...

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Deanna Watson said...

I love fondue!
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hazel-mae said...

we really enjoy fondue-ing (yea, i know it's not a REAL word) and this is the cutest fondue warmer I've ever seen!

Busy Mama said...

I love fondue! This would be fun :)

Tara Haidinger said...

My daughter would have a blast with this at her PJ birthday party coming up!

Candi said...

What fun!

Michelle S. said...

This looks like it would be so much fun! I have never had fondue but would love to try it sometime!

Michelle S. said...

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Stacy said...

This would be fun with the kiddos!

Brimhalls said...

Every Christms, I decide that I am going to get myself a fondue set, but usually I have spent too much on everyone else to go through with it. This looks great, and Christmas in August would be fantastic! :)

none said...

This is amazing and would be totally perfect for someone (me) that lives in a tiny apartment :)

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Jenalen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This looks fabulous!
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1froglegs said...

I think chocolate fondue is something anyone would enjoy. Yoyu could dip just about anything in chocolate and make it palatable. People eat chocolate covered grasshoppers for pete's sake.

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Kirby said...

Oh my gosh looks so good! My cousin just started selling it but I would like to get to try it out first!

Amber Freesocial said...

This would be fun!
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Jennifer Aldridge said...

I would love to win this. Looks like fun! I've never "fondued".

Jennifer Aldridge said...

I tweeted

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Katherine Hahn said...

I think this would be something fun to do with my kids!

Elizabeth Gentry said...

This looks so easy and yummy. I definitely would love to have one :)

Elizabeth Gentry said...

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Jenn the saving mommy said...

I love chocolate and would love one of these

eclairre said...

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Jessica Dobbs said...

Well this is just TOO cool! It's CUTE and doesn't look like its a total pain to use/care for

samdaleo said...

This is awesome! So cute and perfect!

Thanks!
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WhoKnew? said...

I love to entertain and this would be great!

Nancy said...

This looks like such delicious fun!

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Kaitlin Muir said...

What a modern twist to fondue! I would love to use this for entertaining Kaitlin.M.Schott (at) hotmail dot com

Kaitlin Muir said...

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Naomie B said...

I love Velata fondues!
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MC - Salt Lake City, UT said...

Would love to try this!

Alison M Lechowicz said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win.

noreen said...

This would be so much fun

Jennie said...

This looks like something fun the kids would enjoy it too! Thanks for the giveaway! My email is jenpsht at gmail

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ginahull said...

This looks yummy & so fun!

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Teresa Thompson said...

My grandkids would love this.
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Jackie said...

Would love to win thanks for the giveaway!

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fb130072-0616-11e3-8065-000bcdcb5194 said...

This would be great for holiday and special occasions.
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one frugal lady said...

This would be perfect for date night once the kids go to bed!
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katzkids by Kathy D. said...

That looks like fun.I would love to have fondue party.Thanks for the giveaway:)
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Ellen said...

My kids would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ellen said...

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cpage2323 said...

Looks like a lot of fun and yumm, too!
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Beau said...

i love chocolate!

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kmcgrew213 said...

this is the cutest little fondue maker! perfect for two people

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Lauren Roch said...

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the darkest lord said...

i hope i win. XD

dailymom said...

This looks so great! I love chocolate fondue!
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dailymom said...

This looks so great! I love chocolate fondue!
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dailymom said...

This looks so great! I love chocolate fondue!
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dailymom said...

This looks so great! I love chocolate fondue!
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dailymom said...

This looks so great! I love chocolate fondue!
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dailymom said...

This looks so great! I love chocolate fondue!
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Danielle Williams said...

this looks SO cool!

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Kemberley Crosswhite said...

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Caroline Ivory said...

Chocolate and cheese are my favorite things. They are good with everything! I would use this way too often

Darby Elizabeth said...

looks like a great product!

Lucinda Harrington said...

I'd like to win!

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amanda hoffman said...

looks yummy amandahoffman35@yahoo.com

TarynPasco916 said...

This would be perfect for my family dinner get together coming up!! I hope to win this great prize! Thank you for the chance! :)
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walk9 said...

I love anything dipped in chocolate!

Katie Rose said...

Yum! my daughter would love this!

Dawn Sterner said...

This looks like it would be delicious & so much fun! Thanks :)
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Misha said...

OMGosh, this looks cool! misha.hettie@gmail.com

Melissa B. said...

I love dipping strawberries in melted chocolate. This would make it so much easier.

BethElderton said...

How fun! A great conversation starter.
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missy schutz said...

Fun giveaway!1 Love fondue:)

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Yona Williams said...

I think it would be so cool to have a fondue set at my house. I love dipping Rice Krispie treats in melted chocolate. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

missy schutz said...

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Ronda said...

This looks like fun. My family would love this. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Healthy Rebel said...

Yum I would dip raspberries and blueberries.

Dorothy Teel said...

I love this Veleta Fondue System and I like that it can be used for cheese or chocolate, sounds great and sounds easy to use. Holidays are coming up and it would be a great deal for my granddaughters to use at our family gathering..

Hayley Schermerhorn said...

Mm that looks awesome! And what a perfect girls night thing! It would also be fun for Christmas or other family gatherings!

Vikki Billings said...

I love this, it would make an awesome addition to any small gathering.
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wendy wallach said...

Just what I need to put some fun into dinner!

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Holly S. said...

That looks so awesome! We had a fondue set once, but had to keep buying sterno and it was a pain to clean up...we don't have it anymore. Thanks for the great giveaway; I'd love to try this on a family night.

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akortokrax said...

MMMM... I would love to try this out!

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william saylor said...

I want one of theses really bad hope I win.
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Peteyn said...

Would love to try this! How fun!

Diana said...

THanks for the great giveaway!
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Kestrel said...

This is so cute!

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Amy Honious said...

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Lisa P. said...

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Christine Jessamine said...

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Candie L said...

Can we say yum Thank you

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sunflowerally22 said...

This woudl be AMAZING to win for parties! Yummy in my tummy!!!!

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Kristie said...

We have a tradition where we fondue every Christmas! This looks easy and yummy! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

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farmgirl said...

I have always wanted one of these since I seen them.

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blew415 said...

my mother would love this

debra daigle said...

Looks yummy!

Deb S. said...

I would love this.

Misty Battle said...

Love to enter! Happy Early birthday you!

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Thank you for the chance!!!

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Kimberly Shay said...

Looks fun!

Michelle J. said...

I'd love to have a cheese fondue party!

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Jen Schneider said...

Looks tasty and fun!

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Kristy Moon said...

This would be a great for a late night, date night with the husband.

Sue Hull said...

I'd like to win this so my daughter,my 2 sisters,my 2 nieces and my mom could have a fondue all girls party.Thank you :)
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Sam Stamp said...

I would love to win! I can imagine all the fun my mom & I would have! Thank you for the chance!

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bxcrochet said...

I love fondue!

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Amy M said...

I've always loved fondue. There's something so fun about it...