Velata Review and Giveaway!

I am a true fondue lover!  Every Valentine’s day, my hubby’s family gets together and does a huge fondue party. They are the best and have pretty much any kind of fondue out there… oil for steaks and chicken, cheese, and my favorite… CHOCOLATE! Oh goodness, I could dip pretty much anything in chocolate and it would make it that much more delicious!

I attended a blog conference in April where I was first introduced to Velata. Velata is seriously pure genius and makes fondue SO SIMPLE!  No more candles or special things to heat your fondue… Nope!  Velata uses a LIGHTBULB- making it safer, easier and just downright simple.  Simply plug it in, turn the switch to the warming setting you want, and WAHLA! Ready to go!

Velata has a variety of flavors of chocolate for dipping (Caramel Milk being my personal fav :) ) all delicious, pure and smooth chocolate- just the way you want it to be!

One of the best things about Velata, is that the top piece that holds the chocolate is dishwasher safe!  Thats right… just pop off the rubber top, rinse it out and put it in the dishwasher! AMAZING right?!

I was given a Velata warmer and some chocolates to try out and review.  I brought them for the dessert at our Father’s Day party and they were probably the highlight of the menu!  My whole family had fun dipping away and talking.  Fondue is such a great idea for a crowd because it helps get people talking and good conversation started as everyone is gathered round.

 

Here are some things we dipped in our Velata

 I absolutely LOVE my Velata Warmer and chocolates! It is truly a wonderful product and I know it would be a hit at your next party, too!

 

Well Guess what?!

Velata has so kindly offered one lucky reader
one Velata Warmer and 2 bags of Velata Chocolate of their very own!

Here is how to enter!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. 1

    oooh i looooove fondue. this would be so perfect for me to have for my housewarming party this summer!

  2. 2

    My favorite thing to dip chocolate in is Peanut Butter!

  3. 3

    I love strawberries dipped in chocolate… but I’ve never tried a real fondue!

  4. 4

    Awesome! I had a fondue pot years ago and it was such a pain that i got rid of it. This looks so much better!

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    Sarah Weaver says:

    I love dipping berries, poundcake, and chocolate chip cookies in chocolate!

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    What a great idea! Alot easier than a chocolate fountian. My fav thing to dip is fresh fruit!

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    Mandy Rigler says:

    Any kind of fruit is great in chocolate!

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    Christine says:

    I absolutely love fondue and am so glad you highlighted this product. This will be a perfect way to introduce my kids to my favorite treat!

  9. 10

    Mmmm. I love fondue!

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    Pauline Gudas says:

    Fresh picked strawberries

  11. 12

    Cookies! Chocolate cookies dipped in chocolate. Mmmmm…..

  12. 13

    I love fondue!! Our family calls it a Fondue Festival!

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    Samantha says:

    Vanilla Cheesecake Bites Are Best Dipped in Dark Chocolate!!!

  14. 16

    This sounds wonderful. I do Coldstone ice cream sundae parties and this would be a wonderful addition! Everything tastes better with chocolate.

  15. 17

    I love dipping strawberries in chocolate!

  16. 18

    I love to dip bananas in chocolate!!

  17. 19

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is pretzel rods and then we put sprinkles on them:)

  18. 20
    Jennifer says:

    Fondue is so much fun. I remember being little and my mom fixing steak fondue for me and my brother and sister. I would love to win this!

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    Ingrid J. says:

    Fav thing to dip in chocolate? May sound weird but, plain Pringles!

  20. 23

    ohhhh we love fondue favorite things to dip are strawberries and pineapple

  21. 24
    summer m. says:

    I love dipping bananas in chocolate.

  22. 25
    Jennifer says:

    How cool is this! I wouldI’ve to have fondue at home! Thanks for sharing another great find!

  23. 26
    Becky T says:

    I love to dip anything in chocolate, but my favorite is probably just simple pretzels!

  24. 27
    Shannon Hirstein says:

    I love there is something like this out there! I love dipping Strawberries or any type of fruit. I still feel like I ate healthy!!

  25. 28
    Amie Powell says:

    Ooo I love to dip bananas and pound cake in chocolate! I just made chocolate fondue for my hubby to celebrate Father’s Day. YUM!

  26. 29

    Strawberries!!!

  27. 30

    My favorite is strawberries.

  28. 31
    Christiane Austin says:

    Almost everything! : ) Fruit, if I really have to choose…

  29. 32

    I love Velata, it is such a great product and company! Some of my favorite items I use to dip are apples, pretzels, oreos and more! If anyone is wanting to buy any I sell it too! http://LaurenLittle.velata.us

  30. 33
    Jennalyn Wood says:

    I love to dip berries, peanut butter, and pound cake into chocolate! This would be so much fun to have for parties!

  31. 34
    Sandy Maupin says:

    This looks wonderful… I love fruit dipped in chocolate… has to be healthy, isn’t it?

  32. 35
    Jenn McIntire says:

    Definitely strawberries!!

  33. 36

    any fruit is just so yummy with chocolate

  34. 37

    This looks AMAZING!

  35. 39

    My favorite thing to dip into chocolate is strawberries! But I also love small bite size pieces of rice krispy treats.

  36. 40

    I love to dip brownies and pound cake in chocolate, mmmmm!

  37. 41

    Fondue is fun! I love dipping strawberries the best.

  38. 42
    Michelle says:

    I love dipping fresh fruit in dark chocolate! Mmm yummy! :)

  39. 43

    Wow, nice idea for parties! I like fruits with chocolate =) May I also take part in your give-away? Cause I am from Germany…. if not, please take me out of the pot ;-)

    Greets, Anna.

  40. 45

    My favorite thing to dip in fondue it bananas and strawberries! Yum

  41. 46

    Pretzels dipped in chocolate!! Yummy!

  42. 47
    Carla Rodrigues says:

    I love to dip special cheese from my husband’s island Sao Jorge (part of the Azores). It’s very yummy!

  43. 48

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is pineapple!

  44. 49

    Fondue, fondue of chocolate…. how much I like you & luv!!!! I like you with stawberries, Pretzels, pound cake, apples, bananas and pineapples. You are always great for get togethers….

  45. 50

    That looks neat. I would love to try it.

  46. 51

    Strawberries

  47. 52

    i love fondue but i havent had the chance to buy one so wining this would be so cool. and my mom would love it too(she’d probably take over it. lol)

  48. 53
    Kym Lundy says:

    Love to put fresh fruit, ie strawberries, apples, bananas in chocolate!

  49. 54

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is homemade donuts.

  50. 55

    What a fun giveaway!!

    I am very traditional and still LOVE to dip strawberries in chocolate!

    Hoping I win :)

    Ashley

  51. 56
    Maralea says:

    Strawberries!

  52. 57
    Kathy T says:

    Strawberries, cookies, salty pretzels. Just about anything tastes good dipped in chocolate…..

  53. 58
    Melinda says:

    I love cherries dipped in chocolate! So good!

  54. 59

    berries for sure

  55. 60

    This looks awesome! I love Fondue and having fondue parties!

  56. 61

    I also love dipping Pretzels and Strawberries

  57. 62

    Strawberries!!

  58. 63

    Looks awesome Nikki! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  59. 64

    er… awkwardly used “awesome” twice. My bad.

  60. 65

    And I like to dip strawberries in chocolate! So boring, I know :)

  61. 66

    my fave would have to be frozen raspberries….they are so yummy!!!

  62. 67
    Mubeena says:

    Oooh I haven’t had a fondue in ages!

  63. 68
    jessica says:

    mmm…sounds and looks delish! Would love to have one of these!

  64. 69

    Vanilla wafers. They are a simple cookie and won’t overpower the chocolate.

  65. 70

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is Strawberries and pound cake :)

  66. 71
    Kristine says:

    I like strawberries and bananas dipped in chocolate. What a great giveaway. Thanks.

  67. 72
    becky m says:

    Anything and everything, but if I had to pick just one it’d be brownies!

  68. 73
    Kimberly Starks says:

    My favorite things to dip in chocolate are Strawberries and Bananas!!

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    sharonjo says:

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is toasted pound cake. Thanks!

  70. 75
    Shantel Rearden says:

    I like to dip peanut butter pretzels in chocolate! This looks like a fun new product!

  71. 76

    LOVE the easy clean up and the chocolate looks DELISH!!!!

  72. 77

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is graham crackers. Thank you Nikki for the chance of winning a Velata !

  73. 78
    Tristell says:

    Strawberries and bananas!

  74. 79

    looks delicious – thanks for the giveaway!

  75. 80

    a little bit of everything yummy – thanks for the giveaway!

  76. 81

    Love chocolate fondue! Favorite to dip: any fresh fruit! Would love to try Velata!!

  77. 82
    Ann Caldon says:

    Sounds like a great thing to celebrate my 26 th anniversary on August 19… Hope, hope, hope!

  78. 83
    Connie Pruitt says:

    I love to dip strawberries.

  79. 84

    I love dipping bananas and cheesecake… YUMMILICIOUS! :)

  80. 85
    jennifer says:

    My favorite food to dip in chocolate is strawberries! :D

  81. 86

    I love to dip cream wafers and cheesecake in chocolate!

  82. 87
    Barbara says:

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate would have to be marshmallows. YUM : )

  83. 88

    I love to dip marshmallows in chocolate!!

  84. 89

    What a fantastic invention, especially great when you have fondue loving kids in the house – much safer for them.

  85. 90

    My favorite is a toss up between strawberries and pretzels!

  86. 91

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate are fruits; bananas, strawberries, apples, etc…

  87. 92
    June Ferguson says:

    I have never tried fondue, but it sounds like loads of fun! I think my favorite thing to dip might be pretzels…..love sweet and salty together!

  88. 93
    Brittany says:

    Um other than my finger?! Haha I’ll have to go with strawberries.

  89. 94

    Strawberries are my favorite thing to dip in chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.

  90. 95
    Michelle Persek says:

    I love this, and could really use it for my upcoming baby shower! All I can say is that my baby girl is already craving large amounts of chocolate! My favorite is dipping marshmallows in chocolate and then coating them with something salty and crunchy.

  91. 96

    Love dipping FRUIT…pineapple, strawberries, bananas. Maybe ’cause you feel better about yourself when you’re eating your chocolate with fruit?! :o)

  92. 97
    Kelly Palmer says:

    Would love to win this :) Thanks!

  93. 98

    This fondue pot is great! I would love to have it! My mouth is watering!

  94. 100

    What an easy way to do chocolate fondue….

  95. 101
    Dona Pugh says:

    This looks so yummy! Would love to try it at my next women’s small group meeting! I am sure it will be a hit!

  96. 102
    Chris Baker Cox says:

    Fondue is so much fun…and dessert fondue…the BEST! YUM!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  97. 104

    I think the ultimate chocolate combo is with peanut butter…or other chocolate!

  98. 105
    Jessica Mullins says:

    Fave thing to dip in chocolate is strawberries…hands down!

  99. 106
    Kimberly P. says:

    I love to dip strawberries and bananas in melted chocolate!

  100. 107
    Kristina says:

    I have Never even seen this product, but I LOVE IT!

  101. 108

    Yum, I love fondue. I like to dip pretzels in chocolate. Nothing beats the sweet and salty combo!

  102. 109

    This would be great for entertaining…and for Christmas gifts for Mom and sisters!

  103. 110
    Georgette says:

    Crystallized ginger! So good!

  104. 111

    Peanut butter! Better together!

  105. 112
    Marcella says:

    I love little cheesecake bites dipped in chocolate, so delicious!

  106. 113
    docdanni says:

    LOVE that you told us about this product!! I love fondue, but not the hassle of the traditional set-up. I can’t wait to get one or two of these!! Thanks for reviewing it and the chance to win!

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      docdanni says:

      Oops, I forgot to answer the question!! I love to dip pretzels in chocolate, but I love it even more when it’s white chocolate!

  107. 115

    apples and strawberrys

  108. 116

    My favorite thing to dip into chocolate would have to be any type of fresh fruit I can get my hands on.

  109. 117

    I love strawberries in chocolate! Lets be honest I love anything dipped in chocolate :) fondue chocolate is the best.

  110. 118

    Strawberries! YUM!

  111. 119

    I LOVE fondue but always make the same kind. Now I want to try this caramel one!

  112. 120

    I LOVE fondue. This warmer looks so cool, too. I love to dip pound cake in chocolate. Mmmmm.

  113. 121

    Wow! So fun! This would be a great thing to have. Thanks!

  114. 122
    Cynthia B says:

    How cute it the Velata Warmer ! I would dip Strawberrys and Angel Food Cake. Yummo

  115. 123
    Jessica says:

    This is so cool! My family loves all kinds of fondue too! I think I have to have this!

  116. 124
    Lindsay says:

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is strawberries and bananas.

  117. 125

    Strawberries!! YUM!!

  118. 127
    TX JennyWren says:

    i love love love chocolate. The best thing to dip into it is fruit, especially strawberries and raspberries. I would love to have this Velata warmer for a cozy and fun party.

  119. 128

    My favorite thing to dip is bananas in caramel – yum!

  120. 129
    Alyssa Georgie says:

    I have to agree with many of the other comments that the best thing to dip in chocolate is fruit, preferred fruit is cuties.

  121. 130

    I love fondue! I love to dip pretzels that have peanut butter on them. I also love to dip marshmallows and bananas and apples, potato chips…..there are so many options!!

  122. 131

    What a great idea for a warmer. I love fondue! It was always a special treat when my Momwould serve it for New Years Eve!

  123. 132

    Brownie are great dipped in chocolate!

  124. 133
    Kimberly J says:

    Salty potato chips are the best!!

  125. 134

    I love dipping marshmallows and strawberries in chocolate!

  126. 135
    Holly Hodges says:

    Has to be strawberries and bananas

  127. 136
    Dynae Pofahl says:

    Love to dip strawberries

  128. 137
    Patti Ninneman says:

    Mmmmm I so WANT to win this! Yum!

  129. 138
    Patti Ninneman says:

    Whoops, forgot to tell you my favorite thing – besides my fingers FRUIT like strawberries!

  130. 139

    I dip teddy grahams. Yum!

  131. 140

    I love to dip bananas in chocolate!

  132. 141

    Love, love, love fondue!!

  133. 142

    Pound cake!

  134. 144
    Kaitlin says:

    My favorite is definitely strawberries!:)

  135. 145

    I love all of your recipes!! And thank you for the chance to win the Velata warmer!!

  136. 146
    Heather says:

    Strawberries!

  137. 147
    Amanda Chidester says:

    Yum! I love chocolate covered pretzels!

  138. 148

    Strawberries

  139. 149

    I love to dip pretzels and strawberries in chocolate

  140. 150

    Fondue is so awesome and so fun! I love strawberries in chocolate but just about anything dipped in Chocolate is so so good! I’ve never heard of Velata warmers but after reading about them on your blog – I gotta have one!!

  141. 151

    Have you ever tried creampuffs? They are espically delicous when they just defrost and are still really cold in the middle mixed with the warm chocolate is absolutely amazing. YOU MUST TRY IT!!

  142. 152
    Kristin says:

    I love dipping pretzels in chocolate!

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    bridget says:

    any type of fruit :)

  144. 154
    sharona says:

    pretzels!

  145. 155

    I totally want one! I just picked up a mini fondue pot at Goodwill, and the ideas are flowing.

  146. 156
    Kaitlyn Sherman says:

    Pound Cake and Strawberries!

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    Berdina says:

    Dipping strawberries!!!

  148. 158

    Would love to try the Velata warmer! Thanks for the chance to win one.

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    Melissa G says:

    POUND CAKE in chocolate is my fave!!!

  150. 160

    I love strawberries, pretzels, and cheesecake dipped in chocolate! YUM!!!

  151. 161

    Yum! Only had fondue once if I remember correctly, but soooo yummy! I would love one of these! Lord knows I have enough kitchen gadgets already, but that’s what makes life and cooking so fun!

  152. 162

    Mmm love fondue!!!!

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    Christine Wallis says:

    Most of my students are not familiar with the many fruits that we take for granted. I have melted chocolate (white and chocolate) in a microwave for special events, birthdays and school parties. They absolutely love to dip bread, fruit, cake and cookies in chocolate. They love my fondue maker and will eat almost any vegetables that can be dipped in cheese. I would love to add this to my classroom for special occasions!! My students would thank you also!

  154. 164

    This is such a cute item and there are so many possibilities! I know I would put this to good use!

  155. 165

    OOOPs for got to add the chocolate dipping item…. I love fruit in chocolate but pound cake is good too!

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    Michael J. McCoy says:

    Strawberries!

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    Denisse says:

    Strawberries

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    Felicia says:

    This is so adorable……..it reminds me of the scentsy warmers but for chocolate………how does it get better than that????

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    Felicia says:

    oh and my item is rice krispie treats!!! yum yum :)

  160. 170

    I like to dip pretzels in chocolate! :)

  161. 171

    my favorite is animal crackers dipped in chocolate

  162. 172

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate are pretzels!

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    van pham says:

    YUM! We are actually setting up a girls’ night at the Melting Pot this would be so much cheaper!

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    Jeanine says:

    Favorite thing to dip in chocolate? My face! ;}

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    Love, love, LOVE all the Velata Chocolates & my favorite item to dip to date is peanut butter balls! For more info on Velata, visit my site at http://WWW.fabulousfondueforyou.Velata.us
    Happy Dipping!