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

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. sara

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

  2. Darbi

    My favorite thing to dip chocolate in is Peanut Butter!

  3. jacy

    I love strawberries dipped in chocolate... but I've never tried a real fondue!

  4. Sarah T.

    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!

    1. Sarah T.

      Oh and my favorite thing to dip in chocolate is strawberries!

  5. Sarah Weaver

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

  6. Jenny

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

  7. Mandy Rigler

    Any kind of fruit is great in chocolate!

  8. Christine

    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. Tammy

    Mmmm. I love fondue!

  10. Pauline Gudas

    Fresh picked strawberries

  11. Laurel

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

  12. Krista

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

    1. Krista

      And my fav thing to dip is crusty bread in the cheese!!

  13. Samantha

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

  14. Helen

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

  15. Erin

    I love dipping strawberries in chocolate!

  16. Dawn

    I love to dip bananas in chocolate!!

  17. Jodi

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

  18. Jennifer

    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!

    1. Jennifer

      Definitely love to dip strawberries in chocolate!

  19. Ingrid J.

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

  20. Kimbra

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

  21. summer m.

    I love dipping bananas in chocolate.

  22. Jennifer

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

  23. Becky T

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

  24. Shannon Hirstein

    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. Amie Powell

    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. Lettie


  27. Magela

    My favorite is strawberries.

  28. Christiane Austin

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

  29. Lauren

    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!

  30. Jennalyn Wood

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

  31. Sandy Maupin

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

  32. Jenn McIntire

    Definitely strawberries!!

  33. Bianca

    any fruit is just so yummy with chocolate

  34. Kayla

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

  35. Rachel

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

  36. Laura

    Fondue is fun! I love dipping strawberries the best.

  37. Michelle

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

  38. Anna

    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.

    1. Anna

      Oh - I forgot.... my favorite dip would be milk chocolate =)

  39. Camille

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

  40. Katie

    Pretzels dipped in chocolate!! Yummy!

  41. Carla Rodrigues

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

  42. Crystal

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is pineapple!

  43. Sheila

    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....

  44. Kim W

    That looks neat. I would love to try it.

  45. Kim W


  46. Shayla

    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)

  47. Kym Lundy

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

  48. Katie

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is homemade donuts.

  49. Ashley @ Simply Designing

    What a fun giveaway!!

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

    Hoping I win :)


  50. Maralea


  51. Kathy T

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

  52. Melinda

    I love cherries dipped in chocolate! So good!

  53. Kajsia

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

  54. Kajsia

    I also love dipping Pretzels and Strawberries

  55. Ashton

    Looks awesome Nikki! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  56. Ashton

    er... awkwardly used "awesome" twice. My bad.

  57. Ashton

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

  58. Amy

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

  59. Mubeena

    Oooh I haven't had a fondue in ages!

  60. jessica

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

  61. Ann

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

  62. Michelle

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

  63. Kristine

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

  64. becky m

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

  65. Kimberly Starks

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

  66. sharonjo

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

  67. Shantel Rearden

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

  68. Julie

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

  69. RuthAnn

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

  70. Tristell

    Strawberries and bananas!

  71. Tina

    looks delicious - thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Tina

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

  73. Regina

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

  74. Ann Caldon

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

  75. Connie Pruitt

    I love to dip strawberries.

  76. jennifer

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

  77. Rachel

    I love to dip cream wafers and cheesecake in chocolate!

  78. Barbara

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

  79. Jill

    I love to dip marshmallows in chocolate!!

  80. Barb

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

  81. Shelly

    My favorite is a toss up between strawberries and pretzels!

  82. Cindy B.

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

  83. June Ferguson

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

  84. Brittany

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

  85. Kim

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

  86. Michelle Persek

    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.

  87. Corrie

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

  88. Kelly Palmer

    Would love to win this :) Thanks!

  89. Beth

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

    1. Beth

      I forgot to answer the question! I love anything dipped in chocolate!

  90. Sissi

    What an easy way to do chocolate fondue....

  91. Dona Pugh

    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!

  92. Chris Baker Cox

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

    1. Chris Baker Cox

      Sorry...favorite thing to dip....brownie bites!!

  93. Denise

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

  94. Jessica Mullins

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

  95. Kimberly P.

    I love to dip strawberries and bananas in melted chocolate!

  96. Kristina

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

  97. Megan M

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

  98. Brette

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

  99. Georgette

    Crystallized ginger! So good!

  100. Lori

    Peanut butter! Better together!

  101. Marcella

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

  102. docdanni

    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!

    1. docdanni

      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!

  103. Lora

    apples and strawberrys

  104. Vanessa

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

  105. nikki

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

  106. Jamie

    Strawberries! YUM!

  107. Cat

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

  108. Amy

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

  109. Cynthia B

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

  110. Jessica

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

  111. Lindsay

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

    1. Mindy

      My favorite thing to dip in chocolate is pineapple. Yummy!

  112. TX JennyWren

    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.

  113. jaime

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

  114. Alyssa Georgie

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

  115. Rachel

    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!!

  116. Cassidy

    Brownie are great dipped in chocolate!

  117. Kimberly J

    Salty potato chips are the best!!

  118. Eliza

    I love dipping marshmallows and strawberries in chocolate!

  119. Holly Hodges

    Has to be strawberries and bananas

  120. Dynae Pofahl

    Love to dip strawberries

  121. Patti Ninneman

    Mmmmm I so WANT to win this! Yum!

  122. Patti Ninneman

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

  123. Katie

    I dip teddy grahams. Yum!

  124. Kelli

    I love to dip bananas in chocolate!

  125. Laurie

    Love, love, love fondue!!

    1. Amber

      I love strawberries and cinnamon bears dipped in chocolate. So good! Ooh.. and macaroons!

  126. Kaitlin

    My favorite is definitely strawberries!:)

  127. Sara

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

  128. Heather


  129. Amanda Chidester

    Yum! I love chocolate covered pretzels!

  130. Terri


  131. Pamela

    I love to dip pretzels and strawberries in chocolate

  132. Debbie

    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!!

  133. Samantha

    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!!

  134. Kristin

    I love dipping pretzels in chocolate!

  135. bridget

    any type of fruit :)

  136. sharona


  137. Kaitlyn Sherman

    Pound Cake and Strawberries!

  138. Berdina

    Dipping strawberries!!!

  139. Kaylee

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

  140. Melissa G

    POUND CAKE in chocolate is my fave!!!

  141. Jen

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

  142. Amber Person

    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!

  143. Jodi

    Mmm love fondue!!!!

  144. Christine Wallis

    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!

  145. Trulie

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

  146. Trulie

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

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  148. Denisse


  149. Felicia

    This is so reminds me of the scentsy warmers but for does it get better than that????

  150. Felicia

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

  151. Andy

    I like to dip pretzels in chocolate! :)

  152. joanne

    my favorite is animal crackers dipped in chocolate

  153. Susan

    My favorite thing to dip in chocolate are pretzels!

  154. van pham

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

  155. Jeanine

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

  156. G.Layman

    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
    Happy Dipping!