I know they are naff but the dcs would really like one for Christmas (dd thinks it is called a chocolate mountain ) Any recommendations? Do they come with the chocolatey mixture or do you make it yourself?
HATE them, a friend bought our DD one for her birthday a few years ago, it was used once and put in the bin!! If ever I hate anyone enough I will buy them a chocolate fountain. We had to use a mountain of chocolate, oil (yuck) and most of it was wasted washing the bloody thing. Most of the kids were feeling sick after they had three or four dips, it was very sickly. I would definately go with a fondue as there is much less waste. Next time they wanted to do something chocolatey we just melted a bar in the microwave they they dipped from the bowl, it was just enough, mess was minimal and cleaning easy!
The reviews on amazon said to use chocolate and cream instead of oil,, wonder if that would be any better. I have to get one even if it only get used once a year, have promised now that we will have a chocolate fountain instead of tea on Christmas Day.
I have one you can have if you want, my friend gave me hers, it's been used once (by her not me!!) but still has the box (if you are just doing it for Christmas dinner and not giving it as a present) I am happy to post it to you to get rid of the bloody thing give it a good home!