Friday's Fabulous Find: French Chocolate Fondue!

Careful Peach Boutique offers up a delicious treat that any foodie would fall for.

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By Christina Pippin

Local Shopping & Fashion Blogger

Today, we're featuring the very first foodie item for those aficionados of food and drink (or if like me, you are simply a chocolate aficionado): Aux Anysetiers du Roy French Chocolate Fondue!

Inside a unique stoneware tumbler, two wonderfully delicious worlds collide: a product of France (ooh la la, I love all things French!) and chocolatey goodness (oh, how I love chocolate!).

Heat up your night with some sensational chocolate fondue from one of my favorite local boutiques, the The Careful Peach Boutique (1024 North Boulevard).

From our friends at the Peach:

If you love chocolate, this fondue will rank at the top of any you've tasted! Available in two flavors: Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Praline. Dark chocolate contains 70% cacao for a luxuriously decadent dessert.

Compared with glass jars, the specialized stoneware tumbler keeps the chocolate warm and melted for a minimum of 45 minutes, so there's no need to continuously reheat or use a fondue set. If you can't finish it all at once, just snap the lid on and refrigerate until the next reheating. 

Simply remove the lid and microwave for 2-3 minutes or set in a hot water bath during your meal to enjoy when ready to serve dessert! 

Dip pieces of fresh fruit (banana, strawberries, pineapple, apple, grapes, cherries or melon), biscuits, croissant, brioche, baguette or dried fruits and nuts. (Or for an unparalleled experience, one can eat it with a spoon, like soup, as my six-year old nephew once did!)

Stop back next Friday for another fabulous find from our local shops or take a peek at last Friday's fun find from Chameleon Clothing. I'll see you around town and in the shops!

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Christina from  

Posted: February 28th, 2011 3:46 PM

I'm always pleasantly surprised by Careful Peach Boutique's merchandise. My favorite products for bath and body are from Careful Peach. Their artisan soaps are so aromatic - simply divine! These new chocolate products are perfect as gifts or for entertaining. Love, love the selection!

David Hammond from  

Posted: February 28th, 2011 12:13 PM

Careful Peach, that seems a reasonable price for a dessert that could stretch across several meals. FYI, I'm still using the French soap I bought from your stand at last summer's Wednesday market: as we discussed at the time, higher-quality soap like yours costs more but it lasts much, much longer and is so much nicer to use.

CarefulPeach from Oak Park  

Posted: February 28th, 2011 11:03 AM

David, yes we thought it was quite a novel idea as well! The fondues cost $26 each. Check them out online here:,/Detail.bok

David Hammond from  

Posted: February 27th, 2011 4:54 PM

What an excellent way to market chocolate fondue! Using a re-heatable stoneware container is a very smart idea. Wondering how much it costs...?

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