Custom Chocolates

How to make your Company stand out with Logo Custom Chocolates this Holiday Season

Think about all those you wish to thank this holiday season, employees, clients, and service personnel. Many companies divide all the gift recipients in to groups and create tiers based on different types of criteria. It may be that larger client’s get one type of gift, while smaller clients or employees get a different type of gift.

Decide what type of gift will really “wow” your recipients and make your company stand out. Custom chocolates are a perfect example of that “Wow” type of gift. Your logo or a line drawing of your building, a photo or some other rending that is meaningful to you as a company will make the biggest impression.

There are plenty of custom chocolate gift ideas in the less than $10 per gift price range that can represent your business.  Think about custom chocolates in different shapes. If you are a construction firm you may want to purchase chocolate tools or even chocolate hard hats.  If you are in the entertainment industry a chocolate CD would be appropriate, and if you own any type of trucking, moving or hauling business you could put your logo on a chocolate van, delivery truck or chocolate semi truck.

For just a little bit more, you can add your logo to a large dark and milk bar of chocolate or purchase an edible box of chocolates filled with truffles or industry specific pieces. Cable companies or those that sell televisions or news stations may want to send a unique custom chocolate gift: a chocolate remote.   Companies that sell globally can give custom chocolate globes in varying sizes engraved with your logo.

If you have a large office to give too, or just want to give one larger gift to an entire department instead of individually, then a large milk and dark chocolate assortment would be suitable. A unique idea would be to spell out your message in chocolate squares.

And packaging is just as important as the gift inside. Think about all those presents you receive for your birthday or other special holiday. They are always wrapped in beautiful paper. This makes the excitement of the gift all the more fascinating.  There are many ways you can wrap your custom chocolates. Full color lids that are designed by you is one way, or you can take a full color stock design and add your logo in the middle to make it uniquely yours.

To see more custom chocolate gift ideas for the holiday season visit: www.CorporateGiftShowcase.com

Announcing: “Cooking with Tristan” Has Moved YouTube Channels

No Bake Frozen Citrus Pie one of many recipes on Cooking with TristanAbout a month or so ago we decided to take “Cooking with Tristan” off of the YouTube.com/GourmetFoodGifts site and give him his own video platform. He can now be found with all of his delicious recipes at YouTube.com/CookingWithTristan. His latest recipe is quick and easy. He made moist breaded chicken breasts that can be cut with a fork. This recipe can be made by younger children and adults alike. It only has 3 ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit “Cooking with Tristan”, his last couple of episodes were for a delicious hash brown and sausage bake which is wonderful for breakfast or brunch and also new this past month was his no bake frozen citrus pie.  All recipes with measurements can be found at http://GourmetFoodGiftPeople.com/Recipes  or become a fan on facebook!

How To Make Chicken Pasta Salad

How To Make Chicken Pasta SaladEver need a really quick, but nutritious meal? Maybe you are heading out with the kids to ball practice, or the gym and you need to feed the family but are short on time. How To Make Chicken Pasta Salad  is a quick and easy recipe that will not only feed your crew, but it will take care of almost all the food groups – meat, veggies, & grains. Just add a glass of milk and some fruit and you are good to go. Check out this weeks “Cooking with Tristan” series and see just how easy it is to make Chicken Pasta Salad.

Did you know that CEShoppes has 2 Different Corporate Gift Blogs?

Just like we have many different corporate gift websites that cater to niche markets, we also have blogs that do the same. If you are in to cooking and great food, you will want to check out our Gourmet Food Gift People Blog – featuring “Cooking with Tristan”. Tristan is our 14 year old son who loves to cook and bring you new recipes a few times a month. His latest episode was about “How to Make Smoked BBQ Ribs,” and they were absolutely delicious! He has quite a few more recipes up his sleeve and more that are now playing on our YouTube/Gourmet Food Gifts Channel. For the best of both worlds, check out his recipe pages, that explain each recipe,  notes about what he might not have mentioned as he was making the meal on video and any other little tips or hints – you can also watch the video right from the recipes page.

The Gourmet Food Gifts blog also has the latest in business food gift ideas, and new product launches for the holiday season.  Check it out today!

Finding the Right Holiday Corporate Food Gift

The holiday season is a time when every business wants to thank their clients and employees. The number one business gift for the holiday season is food.  Even more so, it seems to be chocolate! Many customers come to us year after year looking for holiday business food gifts that really stand out from the competitions gift in the break room. Sitting side by side you want your gift to be the most remembered gift they receive this holiday season.

GourmetFoodGiftPeople.com offers the best tasting chocolate logo gifts and corporate holiday food gifts made to order.  They have not been sitting on the shelf for months at a time. You may not realize that these food items that you find at the membership clubs and big box stores have been sitting on a warehouse shelf for 6-7 months before you purchase them. I guarantee you this will not be the gift you were hoping to give your clients when trying to make an impression.

The exciting thing about corporate chocolate gifts and gourmet food business gifts is that they can be personalized for your industry. There are many types of chocolate molds that feature a wide range of industry themes that could pertain to what your business does for its clients. The gourmet food gifts from Maple Ridge Farms can be branded with your logo on the side of a handmade wooden vehicle, or a wooden box filled with candy and nuts. You can also add your logo or text message to ribbons on boxes of gourmet food gifts, and sometimes even on the boxes themselves. The ideas for making your holiday business food gift uniquely yours are endless.

If this information was of interest to you, please visit http://www.GourmetFoodGiftPeople.com to see examples of the chocolate industry themed items discussed here in this article or to view all the gourmet food gift ideas we have in our web shoppe.

Business Holiday Food Gift Ideas from CEShoppes

Every year just before the holiday season, we have customers ask us how they can get their business clients excited about the gifts they send out, as a thank you for their continued business.  If you are getting lackluster results with your holiday gift selections here is an idea that you should consider.

One of the best gifts you can send to your clients at the holidays is a food gift. You should plan on purchasing the very best tasting items that are made when ordered, and have not been sitting on the shelf for months at a time.  What many people don’t realize is that the food items you find at the membership clubs and big box stores have been sitting on a warehouse shelf for 6-7 months before you purchase them. If this is how you have done your holiday shopping for the past few holiday seasons, your customers and employees will be surprised when you present them with fresh – made when ordered, food gifts.

The exciting thing about corporate chocolate gifts is that they can be molded and engraved just like fine crystal.  You can even add not only your logo to the chocolate, but in many cases you can add chocolate industry theme designs to the chocolate assortments, creating that WOW effect you have been looking  to achieve.  Recipients are wowed by the intricacy and level of detail, and often rush to show their gift to others in the office, saying, ‘This is too beautiful to eat’. Eventually they do eat the chocolate, and break into the rich taste of great milk or dark chocolate. Most importantly, they’ll remember the message and who gave it to them.

Other food gift ideas are show on our gourmetfoodgiftpeople.com website. We have even added steaks, chicken dinners and fresh live Maine Lobster to our offerings at the request of customers who wish to have more than chocolates and cookies to send this holiday season.

If this information was of interest to you, and would like to see the video that accompanies this article visit http://www.gourmetfoodgiftpeople.com/chocolate/ChocProductvideo.asp?Vcode=1009
or sign up to see our videos on corporate chocolate gifts at http://www.GourmetFoodGiftPeople.com/Chocolate

How To Save Money on Logo Chocolate Gifts

One of the questions we frequently hear is can the buyer keep the logo chocolate mold when buying company logo chocolates, because they paid the set up charge? The answer's that when you order chocolate from a catalog or internet site, the original chocolate molds have already been made by the factory and the master plates are already made. When you add your logo or text, a little plate, the dimensions of the logo or text is made to fit nicely in to the master plate and this is how your trademark or message is added to the chocolate. The chocolate mold plate, made with your emblem or message, wouldn't be helpful for any other purpose as it was only made to slot in to the master chocolate plate for the item you are ordering this time.

If you re-order again later on in the year or next year, the same chocolate item, your plate should be made available to use again without paying an extra set up fee.

But if you decide to go with a different piece of chocolate, something that will require your brand to be bigger or smaller in comparison to the piece already made or formed differently than the first to fit in your original mold, you quite likely will need to pay another set up charge. When you want a range of chocolate logo gifts in different price points you need to make use of combined quantity pricing.

When you choose more than one chocolate or candy and nut gift featuring the same size chocolate center-piece you can get a quantity discount. This way you may have different gifts at different price points for your workers and clients, but only pay for the set up charge one time.

(See TR24 and TR28, as well as TR8 and TR16. The SQ series also has the same size chocolate centerpiece as the item numbers mentioned above SQ4, SQ16, SQ32, SQ64 and you can also mix and match the FB16, FB36 and the FBTR.) Please note, that you will probably need to meet the minimum order for each size you select, but this will help you save money in the long run by not having to pay for multiple set up fees.

If this information was of interest to you, and would like to see that video that accompanies this article see our Chocolate Logo Combined Pricing Video

Best Chocolate when buying Corporate Logo Chocolate Gifts

As a company that sells logo chocolate corporate gifts all year long, we receive many questions about the taste of the chocolate and the chocolate shelf life.
We decided to put together a continuing series of short question and answer articles in regard to purchasing logo chocolate gifts.

A buyer asks, "What is the most preferred chocolate used when purchasing Corporate Chocolate Gifts"? 

ANSWER: The two preferred types of chocolate are fine Belgian Chocolate and Premium Swiss Chocolate.  Both are a higher grade of chocolate than found in the local supermarket and are also should be available as a Kosher Certified option.  You should be able to purchase all logo chocolate gifts in either milk or dark chocolate and sometimes white chocolate at no additional charge.
A buyer asks, "How long is the shelf life of the chocolate?"

ANSWER: All premium chocolate products should have a shelf life of over 1 year. It is not recommended to refrigerate chocolate, rather simply store the product at room temperature, not over 72 degrees, and keep away from direct sunlight and heating units. 

Some examples of the chocolate corporate gifts that are used for a variety of occasions would be: logo chocolate foil wrapped chocolate coins and foiled squares, chocolate business cards, chocolate wrapper bars and mini chocolate confection boxes make great tradeshow giveaways. 

Another great idea for marketing your business would be to give out full color logo chocolate wrapper bars, where you can include a coupon inside of the wrapper to promote special products or provide discounts to your customers. These would make great promotional give-always either in store or out on sales calls.

A great chocolate corporate gift would be the edible chocolate box- yes, you can eat the box. First, you take off the chocolate top and eat the truffles or confections inside. Then, you break apart the chocolate top and eat it too.  Finally, you break apart the bottom and sides of the box and share it with your co-workers.  If you have never eaten a chocolate box then you really should try it at least once. It is an experience that people will remember and talk about – so if you are looking for a corporate gift that provides the WOW Factor – this is it!

If this information was of interest to you, and would like to see that video that accompanies this article visit http://www.gourmetfoodgiftpeople.com/chocolate/ChocProductvideo.asp?Vcode=1006
or sign up to see our videos on corporate chocolate gifts at http://www.GourmetFoodGiftPeople.com/Chocolate

Recipes . . .

I just finished reading an article in one of the on-line magazines about building a better web business. It made me feel right on track. A couple of months ago, when we finished writing www.GourmetFoodGiftPeople.com I wanted the website to be more than just products. So, I added a section that included recipes and I just included a recipe for Maple Ridge Farms Ham with Raspberry Glaze in our last email newsletter. Amazingly enough, the article I just read said that at this time of year consumers are flocking to websites with recipes. They said it didn’t matter if you sold nuts and bolts or mattresses, but to add some recipes to your website and to your newsletters and your customers will love you. – I just felt like I had been validated!

 

We are always trying to figure out ways to attract customers to our websites. We don’t want to always try to sell you a product, but engage you in what you are passionate about and where we can contribute. Today, I added seven new recipes that are from my family’s collection. Aunts, grandmothers and my mother are all contributors to these family recipes. Many recipes are older than I am – (not telling you how old!) but I am sure it will bring back many memories of early childhood for many of you when you read through them or give them a try.

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with other Creative Expressions customers, please feel free to email us at recipe@gourmetfoodgiftpeople.com Please put RECIPE in the subject line.