Customers often call asking for advice on how much chocolate to use for their chocolate fountain rental events and home fountain parties. Here's some info to help you dicern what you will need to give your guests the chocolate fix they're looking for!
From experience, we estimate each person will dip roughly 3 items about the size of a large strawberry or marshmallow. Not everyone will dip in the chocolate fountain and some people will dip more than others. Take into account how much Sephra chocolate your chocolate fountain needs to run smoothly. Your Sephra chocolate fountain requires a minimum amount of chocolate fountain chocolate to create a full curtain of chocolate over each tier. You will need to take the difference between the maximum amount your chocolate fountain will hold and the minimum it needs to flow and deliver the complete chocolate curtain. This number will be the amount of servable chocolate your guests will eat from before you start to lose the “curtaining” effect of the chocolate flow.
We recommend you start off with more than the minimum your chocolate fountain needs because once guests start dipping, the flow will not be like the pictures, smooth and perfect, but you will have gaps in the chocolate curtain. You can always add more chocolate to your chocolate fountain throughout the event to feed more hungry dippers, so it's better to have too much than not enough. Check out the diagram below for more details.