Originally Posted by PA Baker
Those fountains are fun, but messy if you hold your fruit (or cookie or whatever you're dipping) at the wrong angle. We were at a wedding last fall where the bride ended up with chocolate down the front of her gown because she tried to stick her finger in the fountain to enjoy the melted chocolate!
I was watching some show on The Food Network, probably "The Best Of", and it mentioned chocolate fountains. The host asked the chocolatier what he did if someone couldn't resist and stuck their finger into the molten chocolate. The chocolatier said he immediately turned the unit off, poured the chocolate out, and charged whoever did it for 10 lbs of chocolate, as it was now unfit for commercial service, as that person just contaminated the chocolate.