Best Chocolate Fondue Sets for Under $40

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If you’re looking to do something a little fancier than an Easter egg hunt this year, why not treat the family to a homemade chocolate fondue? It’s not only a good excuse to scoff down melted chocolate by the spoonful, but it also allows for adding other ingredients like fruits and nuts into the mix, for something good in your naughty treat.

If you’re sold on snapping up a cheeky chocolate fondue set, but don’t want to break the bank, we’ve rounded up some of the best budget-friendly options for you below. Thank us later!

What is the best fondue set to buy?

Electric fondue sets are more convenient to use than those that use a tealight candle as a heat source. They’re also the better option to keep the perfect flow temperature and keep your chocolate melted while you dip in your fav fruits and other garnishes, as most feature a heated base.

Most traditional chocolate fondue sets, however, use a tealight candle to keep your chocolate warm and many models will require you to prepare your chocolate fondue on the stove first before transferring it over to the fondue dish with the tealight candle to keep it warm. Most cheese fondue sets are also suitable for chocolate fondue.

Chocolate fondue sets for under $40

  1. Swissmar Nostalgia 4-Piece Chocolate Fondue Set Ceramic: $19.95 RRP*
  2. Kmart Anko Chocolate Fountain: $25 RRP*
  3. Salt & Pepper 2-Piece 750ml Strand Fondue Set: $24.95 RRP*
  4. Tinkle Glory Ceramic Chocolate Fondue Set Cheese Pot With Stand: $30 RRP*
  5. Salt & Pepper Beacon Fondue Set: $34.95 RRP*
  6. Kogan 3-Tier Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain For Dipping: $35.99 RRP*
  7. Swissmar Glow Chocolate Fondue Set: $39.95 RRP*

1. Swissmar Nostalgia 4-Piece Chocolate Fondue Set Ceramic − $19.95

Swissmar Nostalgia 4-Piece Chocolate Fondue

If you’re not into the spirit of sharing (guilty!) and want to dip your marshmallows into your own pool of melted chocolate, this Swissmar Nostalgia choc fondue set is the perfect option. It comes with two individual fondue ceramic mugs, some two-prong fondue forks and one tealight candle for fuel. This Swiss-engineered ceramic set is dishwasher and microwave-safe and is on sale on Kogan for $19.95. Bargain!

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2. Kmart Anko Chocolate Fountain − $25

Kmart Anko Chocolate Fountain

Like Cadbury Caramilk and cherry Coke, this Kmart Anko chocolate fountain can be hard to find. While only available seasonally at the department store or online, this three-tier model is easy to use featuring only an off and ‘heat’ switch to create a cascade of melting chocolate to impress all your guests. It looks ideal for dipping strawberries, marshmallows, and anything else you could want dipped in chocolate. This model features a heat motor to keep your mixture at optimal temperature, and was previously sold at Kmart for $25.

3. Salt & Pepper 2-Piece 750ml Strand Fondue Set − $24.95

Salt & Pepper 2-Piece 750ml Strand Fondue Set

If you’re looking for a stylish fondue set to make desserts for two, this Salt & Pepper two-tier piece could be your go-to, featuring a stoneware design with a striking glazed finish. This set comes with a 750ml melting pot (enough to melt two large chocolate blocks) with an easy-grip handle, and a candle holder with cut-out detailing. It’s dishwasher and microwave-safe, plus can be placed in the oven at a temperature of up to 250°C.

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4. Tinkle Glory Ceramic Chocolate Fondue Set Cheese Pot With Stand − $30

Tinkle Glory Ceramic Chocolate Fondue Set

Perfect for tea parties, kids’ birthday parties and for something Tinker Bell would approve of, this porcelain Tinkle Glory fondue set brings a little fairy tale feel to the dessert table. It features a mini ceramic pot with lid, a candle holder, plus a garnish plate for your s’mores and four fondue forks. It’s originally sold as a cheese fondue set, but it can be used for melting chocolate as well. It’s also stated to be eco-friendly and heat-resistant, and comes in pink or yellow. You can buy it directly via the Tinkle Glory website.

5. Salt & Pepper Beacon Fondue Set − $34.95

Salt & Pepper Beacon Fondue Set

This black chocolate fondue set from Salt & Pepper’s Beacon collection could take pride of place in your kitchen as well as on any outdoor table. It’s crafted from stoneware and comes with integrated handles for effortless transport. Just pop your candle inside its chamber and watch your chocolate melt as you prep your fruits and crackers! This set is on sale on Kogan for $34.95.

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6. Kogan 3-Tier Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain For Dipping − $35.99

Kogan 3-Tier Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain For Dipping

If you want delicious chocolate that’s ready in minutes and that stays hot and gooey, this three-tier tower features a heated base to keep chocolate at the perfect flow temperature. It can be used to dip strawberries, bananas, pineapple, marshmallows and the list goes on. It also comes with a dishwasher-safe plastic tower top shelf for easy cleaning. It’s on sale on Kogan for $35.99.

7. Swissmar Glow Chocolate Fondue Set − $39.95

Swissmar Glow 7pc Chocolate Fondue Set

This seven-piece Swissmar Glow chocolate fondue set can help you get the perfect sweet finish to your dinner. It’s ideal for making chocolate dipping sauce. Just put some chopped chocolate in a bowl over boiling water, then pour your chocolate into the fondue bowl to keep it warm and melted all throughout dessert with the low heat flame of the lighted candle. This set is available at Bunnings in-store or online for $39.95.

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What fruits are good with chocolate fondue?

The best fruits for a chocolate fondue are strawberries and bananas, because they keep their consistency and taste even when dipped in chocolate. Other fruits worth trying include apples and oranges, pineapple, pears, blueberries and even fruit peels or mint leaves. If you’re looking to indulge in something a little naughtier, pick up some marshmallows, gummy bears, Oreos or pretzel sticks.

Best fruits for chocolate fondue

What’s the best chocolate for melting?

All chocolate will melt, but not all chocolate melts the same. As a general rule, chocolate melts faster the higher the percentage of cocoa butter, so dark chocolate tends to melt quicker than milk or white chocolate. Dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa will have a richer flavour too and it’s generally considered the healthier alternative.

The easiest option though is to use chocolate chips or melting chocolate buttons as they’re already cut up to pieces to melt evenly in the pot. You can also buy chocolate baking blocks from brands like Cadbury or Nestle which are ready-made for melting.

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*Prices taken from respective retailers, correct as of March 2021.

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