Food Concepts & Ideas

In addition to providing concession equipment and supplies, Gold Medal is committed to sharing expert food ideas that will keep you feeling creative. Fresh twists on old favorites, new food trends, and other menu suggestions offer inspiration for you to build on to surprise and delight your customers. Use these concepts to spark ideas of your own and add new energy to your concession business.


Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

February is National Chocolate Lovers Month

When you think of the month of February, love, sweets, and chocolate come to mind. With Valentine’s Day occurring within the same month, it should come as no surprise that February is National Chocolate Lovers Month! Chocolate is one of the most desired sweets in the world. In fact, the average American eats about a half a pound of chocolate per month. That is a lot of chocolate! Since chocolate is so beloved, we incorporated it into several of our products. If you own a grocery store, gourmet popcorn shop, or are just a chocolate lover we have ideas that will satisfy everyone’s chocolate cravings.  

Chocolate Lovers - Dirt Fudge


We have a variety of fudge recipes that use chocolate in new and exciting ways!

Chocolate Fudge

You can’t go wrong with this classic. In order to whip up this delicious dessert, all it takes is a 1-step mix recipe. Whether you are new to making fudge or a seasoned pro, our Sweet Selections ® Fudge Mix makes it easier than ever to create this tasty treat.

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Fudge

Chocolate-covered strawberries are a perfect sweet party treat or romantic dessert for two. But why not combine this flavor with another dessert? Chocolate-covered strawberry fudge is both sweet and tart and perfect to enjoy any time of year. What better way to celebrate National Chocolate Lovers Month than eating this fudge?

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German Chocolate Fudge

The taste of German chocolate cake makes this decadent-tasting fudge. Sweetened condensed milk, coconut, and pecans are what provide the rich flavor in this fudge. The recipe is easy and the end result is amazing.

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Mint Chocolate Swirl Fudge

Mint chocolate lovers, this is the fudge for you! This easy-to-follow recipe only requires 5 ingredients to make the tasty end result. Be sure to check out our fudge swirling technique video for step-by-step instructions.

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Dirt Fudge

This playful fudge satisfies chocolate lovers of all ages. Kids will be especially excited as they bite into delicious fudge, cookies, and gummy worms. Dirt fudge is simple to make and fun to eat!

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Chocolate Whiskey Swirl Fudge

This is not your typical chocolate fudge because it contains alcohol. This recipe calls for 5 oz. of Whiskey or Bourbon 86 proof. Be sure to check out our fudge swirling technique video for step-by-step instructions.

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Chocolate Lovers - Salty Chocolate Caramel Popcorn


There is nothing better than a salty and sweet combination. We have the popcorn and chocolate recipes chocolate lovers will die for!

Salty Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

This popcorn combines caramel and chocolate to create a decadent salty treat. Chocolate lovers won’t be able to control themselves.

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Milk Chocolate Orange Popcorn

Orange Candy Glaze combined with Milk Chocolate Wafers makes this must-have snack. This is not your ordinary popcorn.

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Spicy Hot Chocolate Popcorn

Ready to send your taste buds on a ride? This recipe calls for Ghost Pepper Flavacol® to be used. Spicy lovers will want to try this popcorn.

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Chocolate Silky Sweet Popcorn

Indulge in the sweeter side of popcorn with this recipe. Everyone will love the sweet and silky taste of this chocolate popcorn.

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Fudge Puppies

Fudge Puppies

Want something different from chocolate fudge and popcorn? Imagine a Belgian waffle, on a stick, dipped in chocolate, with your choice of dessert toppings. Fudge Puppies are a unique dessert on a stick that chocolate lovers of all ages will enjoy.

Click here to watch a tutorial video on how to make your own fudge puppy.

Chocolate Dip Coating

Chocolate Dip Coating and Flavor Wafers

Add chocolate to any product using our Chocolate Dip Coating. Use this coating on anything such as donuts, fudge puppies, candy apples, waffle cones, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more.

Flavor Wafers are an easy way to add serious flavor and boost any dessert.  These wafers are easy to melt and perfect for drizzling on top of any dessert such as caramel and candy apples, fudge puppies, waffle cones, popcorn, and more. Try white alpine chocolate and milk chocolate

Chocolate Strawberry Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

Cotton candy doesn’t just have to be one flavor. In fact, we have multiple chocolate-flavored Flossugars such as Choc-O-Floss (Chocolate), Chocolate Cherry, Chocolate Strawberry, and Chocolate Orange.


Pick from any of the ideas above and enjoy National Chocolate Lovers Month in your own way!