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The New Romantic's V-Day Plan
"Online retailer Create My Chocolate lets you pick from four variations of the sweet stuff (dark, milk, white, and milk-white), along with dozens of fruits, spices, nuts, and even grains like pretzels and cinnamon cornflakes."
"these bars, which you completely personalize, right down to the message!"
The Shape List
"Check out the site's creative recipes, like the Anti Hangover..."
Mass customization indulges the unusual
"I bit into it and I thought, ‘Wow, this tastes exactly how I want it to taste,’ " he said. "It was almost a sense of accomplishment, knowing I designed a darn good chocolate bar."
The Globe And Mail
For the picky people on your list, go for tailor-made gifts
"Take Chocri, a Berlin-based online company that’s a dream come true for Willy Wonka wannabes."
Sites try a customized approach to holiday shopping
"Chocri fills that niche very well — it’s a gift that says I know you, I created this gift specifically to your tastes, but at the same time it’s something you can savor without having to worry about finding a place in your home to store it after the holidays are over."
e-Retailers tailor their offerings to find buyers
"Choose from four types of chocolate and 98 toppings (including rose petals and goji berries) and ship your dream bar anywhere, within days."
Central Queensland News
Design Your Own Chocolate Bar
New York Times
Putting Customers in Charge of Design
Be SELFY This Month
"Order your main squeeze custom organic chocolate bars with primo toppings such as candied lilac and dried strawberries at CreateMyChocolate.com"
THE TODAY SHOW
Unique, creative gifts under $25
"That's adorable. What a genius idea!"
Short Orders Gift Guide 2010
"... Chocri is the ultimate gift. Here, they can pick from dark, milk or white chocolates and add a truly dizzying variety of ingredients to make their own, personal, ultimate treat."
Live Well Network
"Carmen Magar ... joins Gotta Know to explore some of the many websites that let you design your own products, from clothing to food."
Working for free to find that next job
"For Kim LaCapria, the career field is like a box of chocolates: full of choices so when an opportunity opened up at a chocolate company, she was quick to bite"
Adults Seeking Unpaid Internships
"...an internship can help lead to new connections, or perhaps a paid internship. That's what happened to Kim, according to Carmen Magar at Chocri."
3 On Your Side at the chocri offices in New York.
WGN Chicago "Your Money Matters"
Gift Giving With Love's Lindsay Roberts recommends chocri.
"Design your own chocolates... it's very personalized!
NBC Weekend Today AM Best Kept Secrets
Valentine's Day Gift Picks
"These are customized chocolate bars by chocri, and you make your own personalized chocolate bar...and they are SO yummy, I mean..."
CBS 7 - Your Carolina
Valentine Gift Ideas
"This is my new favorite website!"
Gift Ideas for Him
"Customize these confections to say exactly how you're feeling."
14 Guy Gifts for Valentine's Day
"Build a custom bonbon that proves you know your lover's guilty pleasures"
Chubby Chinese Girl
Chocri: Customize and name your chocolate bars!
"Trust me, you'll have a great time customizing your very own!"
Chocri Customized Chocolate Bar Giveaway
Chocri has taken that passion one step further by inviting the chocolate obsessed to create their own bars online."
Mikey Rox's Ultimate Guide
"...select from over 100 toppings, which includes traditional accompaniments like dried fruit and nuts and out-of-the-ordinary options like real gold flakes, jalapenos and bacon."
Mikey Rox's Ultimate Guide
"Take notes, Hershey. Chocri customers can create their own sweet snack online, which is then hand-manufactured in Germany with premium Belgian chocolate."
Cat Tea Room
Chocri Chocolate Holiday Specials: Design Your Own Chocolate Bar
"Chocri has new Holiday flavors and specials when you buy the boxed Holiday Favorites."
Co-Create The Perfect Holiday Gift With A Mouse Click
"Simply start with your base (milk, dark, white or a milk/dark combo) and then add on toppings to your heart’s content."
The GQ Gift Guide 2010: Customized Chocolate Bars
"Craft your own chocolate bar out of velvety Belgian dark, white, milk, or white/milk combo chocolate."
My Central Jersey
Shopping for ... personalized gifts
"Everyone loves chocolate! I recommend customized chocolate bars from chocri at http://www.createmychocolate.com."
Online food sites offer customizable products
"With more than 100 topping choices (gummy bears, gold flakes, bacon, and plum bits etc.), there are billions of possibilities."
Best Stuff of the Year: 25 Under $25
"There are very few phrases in the English language that serve as a call to action more than 'Design your own chocolate bar.'"
Customizing Kick—Design the Perfect Present
"Customize your chocolate bar by picking a base flavor of organic, fair trade Belgian chocolate and choosing from more than 100 toppings (candied lilac + hazelnut brittle, for real)"
Cool Mom Picks
The make-your-own chocolate bar I made especially for you. And you. And you.
"But I've now found the perfect one-size-fits-all gift with just enough personalization to make it special to each one receiving it. "
Gifts That Make Him Love You More
"Can you say yum? If spicy chocolate isn't his thing, you can create a bar just for him. "
For the Health Nut: Customized Chocolate
"The arrangement and packaging are so well-executed, she won't even care if you're still judging."
Want to Start Your Own Company? Try Mass Customization!
"Franz Duge and Michael Bruck were 22 years old when they started chocri (which I run in the US), two years ago, which now makes more than 50,000 customized chocolate bars a month."
Chocri personalized chocolate bars giveaway
"A portion of every purchase goes to charity. It's good stuff."
MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE BAR...DIGITALLY!
"Not everyone has the skills and time to make their own chocolates (I know I dont) so now you can make your own custom chocolate bars without the mess!"
Create Your Own Chocolate Bar? Sweet!
"Sure, we've heard of custom sneakers, T-shirts and stationery, but custom chocolate bars? Now, that's one we can really sink our teeth into."
"Never have we tasted chocolate that tastes so amazing and fresh."
Sugar And Art
"So go on, get creative, and make yourself (or someone you like enough) a delicious chocolate bar!"
VCs get onboard with design-it-yourself offerings
"Major chocolate maker Ritter says it invested in “the low seven figures” in Germany’s Chocri, a site that enables the co-creation of chocolate bars."
VENTURE CAPITAL-Future in customization for masses
"...Chocri, a Berlin-based seller of "customized chocolate bars" that allows customers to mix and match ingredients much as they might with toppings on a pizza."
Coco Myles Blog
Customized Bridesmaids Dresses Meet Customized Chocolate!
"If you’re a bride and looking for a great way to thank your bridesmaids for being there for you on the big day then we recommend you take a look at this great site: createmychocolate.com."
How To Make Fancy Chocolate
"It's like a digital salad bar! They've made it ridiculously easy."
New York Times Deal Book
Chocri and the Chocolate Manufacturer
"The German startup Chocri has enlisted the backing of major chocolate manufacturer Ritter for its plans to deliver personalized chocolate bars."
Ritter buys a big chunk of personalized chocolate startup Chocri
"Chocri is part of a wave of companies using the Web to deliver more personalized products — the most famous examples are probably jewelry companies like Blue Nile."
Mass Customizers Hope for 8 Million Facebook Impressions
"Visitors choose the chocolate base (dark, milk, white or strawberry chocolate), and then select toppings of their choice to personalize their bar. These toppings include traditional items such as fruits, spices, nuts and confections, as well as more unconventional goodies such as bacon, jalapenos and ground coffee beans. Customers can also name their chocolate bar and pick a design for the wrapper. More than 10 billion combinations are possible, the site promises. It's the perfect product for a Wonka wannabe."
The Independent (UK)
Share your food inventions with a click
"A German company that offers over 10,000 options of how to have your chocolate your way by selecting spices or herbs (cardamom, lavender, chives) fruits, nuts (cashews, wasabi peanuts), candies (gummi bears, lemon drops) and so much more..."
5 signs that customer co-creation is a trend to watch
"Many startups have recently launched in specific verticals like dress shirts (Blank-label, Shirtsmyway, ProperCloth), chocolate bars (Chocri) ...and granola (MixMyGranola, MeandGoji). "
What Shoppers Have Been Waiting For
"For the super individualistic consumer, co-creation startups like Chocri, Shapeways, Ponoko, GemKitty, CustomMade and Blank Label allow you to design your own chocolates, widgets and accessories, jewelry, furniture and dress shirts."
Managing Rapid, Unexpected Business Growth
"...demand for co-created chocolate has typically peaked during the winter holiday season, causing Chocri to sell out of inventory two Christmases in a row."
Five Spiffy Ways to Personalize Your Next Party
"Always wanted a white chocolate bar with pretzels and glitter sprinkles? You're in luck. German candy company Chocri lets you design your own chocolate bar -- beforehand as a party favor or as a party activity for older kids. "
Live in a World of Pure Imagination with Chocri Customized Chocolate Bars
"Our pick is Goji berries, Noghi almonds and Bourbon vanilla, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Marzipan carrots and a dried flower mix for the green thumb in your life? They've got 'em. Bacon and black sesame? You betcha. Heck, they even have chives and mini sugar banana sprinkles if you're feeling brave enough..."
Create Your Own Chocolate!
"One percent of the profits from every chocolate bar goes to the Ivory Coast region to aid children plus for every 5 bars you make you get one free! Sounds delish!"
Custom Chocolatier to the Masses
"Nothing says luxury like getting exactly what you want, exactly the way you want it. Chocri makes that dream a reality for choco-philes at createmychocolate.com."
How CEOs are Using Social Media for Real Results
"Carmen Magar, CEO of Chocri, a make-your-own chocolate bar company, says the exposure makes a difference. '...it’s worth it because authenticity rules.'"
The Next Web
The Business Case For Co-Creation
"Consumers finally get a product tailored to them. Not something that the masses will ‘tolerate.’"
The Brooklyn Paper
Market crash! City scrutiny scuttles Greenpoint food vendor gathering
"A May 22 market featured more than 50 vendors ranging from Jerky’s chewy and salty dried Korean barbecue-flavored treats, assorted flavored kombucha tea from Mombucha, pickled pears from Anarchy in a Jar, and customized chocolate bars from Chocri."
Chocri Create My Chocolate – DIY chocoholic heaven
"This Chocri Create My Chocolate site is one destination you will definitely want to stay away from. Unless you’re into designing your own Belgian chocolate bars while donating money to African cocoa growers. Yep, not a place to visit at all. Seriously. Sigh, well don’t say we didn’t warn you!"
CreateMyChocolate.com: Custom Candy Design Service
"This brilliant viral marketing gimmick allows you to custom-create your own chocolate bar."
7 Ways to Customize Your Online Life
"Gone are the days of bowing to the confectionery will of those prefabricated chocolate bars on the drug store impulse rack. With German-based chocolatier Chocri, all of your wildest chocolate dreams can now come true (though it looks like chocolate swimming pools are at least a few years off)."
Create-your-own-chocolate-bar startup Chocri aims for US sweet tooths
"Once you’re done, Chocri builds the bar in its facility in Germany, then mails it to you. So you get a chocolate bar that hits your exact sweet spot — so to speak — and it’s probably fresher than what you’d buy in the supermarket."
Design The Best Chocolate Ever
"Still, the Create My Chocolate website stands comfortably on a space of its own, and it also commands it quite effortlessly. And the fact that the site is so easy to use will make dethroning it something easier said than done... And if you are looking for anniversary gifts, this is as good as it gets.
Mother's Day Gift Guide: The Sweet Tooth Mom
"Customization is all the rage these days and you can do it with chocolate too! Head over to Chocri to build mom a personalized chocolate bar. Choose your bases (white, milk, or dark) and up to 5 different toppings ranging from fruits, spices, nuts, confections, decor, and grains. Right now my favorite is the white chocolate/apricot/pistachio/fleur de sel/gold flakes bar. YUM!."
All My Faves
Personalization At Willy Wonka’s Factory
"You get to choose a base chocolate (white, dark or milk chocolate), and then your favorites out of more than 100 toppings.” Do I really need to say anything more about it? Go ahead and help yourself!."
Design Your Own Chocolate Bar
"We were delighted to try the process, and came up with some delicious creations. And naming our creations was almost as fun as picking out the ingredients from an extensive list of goodness. The fact that Chocri uses organic, fair-trade chocolate from Belgium was an added bonus, both for our guilt levels and our taste buds."
Is America On the Verge of A Co-Creation Invasion?
"These types of startups, which have gained more traction overseas than in the U.S., run on a model of on-demand production..."
The Stir (CafeMom)
Chocolate Bars: What If You Could Design Your Own ... You Can!
"Thanks to Chocri -- a German chocolate maker that allows customers to design their own chocolate bars on its website -- I've gotten about zero work done today. Want to waste time, too?"
One of a Kind Publishing, Inc.
What do you get when you combine Tropical Dreams, Sweet Heat in Winter and Dark Decadence?
"First of all, the packaging was great. I loved the fact that my chocolates were named, and had the ingredients on the back, which reminded me what I ordered. The real test though was in the taste. I can honestly say that the chocolate was of high quality. (Believe me when I say I am an expert!) And, the ingredients were real. The ginger in one of my chocolate creations was not a sprinkling of powder, but consisted of real chunks. I loved all of my chocolate bars and didn’t have a favourite."
The Know: Chocolate Just For You
"From pretzels, to cereal, nuts, fruits, sugary bits of heaven and various spices, you can craft the most amazing, delectable chocolate bar of your very own."
Washington Post > On Success > Women Warrior
"What could be better?"
12 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You”
"Satisfy his sweet tooth and prove you know what he likes by giving him a customizable chocolate bar."
Cooking with Amy
Valentine's Day Giveaway
"...I think a customized chocolate bar is a really fun idea."
Cupid Smiles on Our Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
"Choose fair trade, and may Cupid smile on you!"
The Succulent Wife's Favorite Things
Chocri Customized Chocolate Bars
"I love that they only use the best ingredients, starting with organic or fair trade chocolate from Belgium."
Fair Trade Gifts Under $50
"64% cocoa with organic pretzels and extra salt? Oh, yes."
What do you get when you combine my two passions: customization and chocolate?
"All in all, Chocri provides yet another example of mass customization in the food sector."
Chocri: Gigi's Sour Cherry Spice Bar
"...and while I take credit for the combinations that I put together, it is really all about the truly great chocolate and ingredients Chocri makes the bar with."
Rare Bird Finds
Chocri: Gigi's Sour Cherry Spice Bar
"...more than 10 billion possible combinations for you to dream up."
Be My Valentine
"Customization is sweet in a whole new way."
Sweeten up Your Valentine’s Day with a Chocolate Treat
"After you have created the perfect candy bar, create the perfect name and inscribe it on the package."
Valentine's Day Chocolate Gifts
"... (there are 10 billion possible combinations). We created three pretty dynamite bars..."
"Basically, you have full control over making an insanely delicious bar of chocolate."
To Have and To Hold
"and I thought: “what a fantastic-ly awesome idea!” Sweets with lots of choice – now that’s what I’m talking about!"
"Chocri make a wonderfully smooth and rich chocolate."
Forays of a Finance Foodie
Chocri Customized Chocolate Bars Giveaway
"- quality and creativity all rolled into one!"
Chocri Customized Chocolate Bar
"Chocri upgrades the candy idea from lame to thoughtful."
Examiner New York
Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2010 for chocolate lovers
"(It's so much fun!)"
chocri customized chocolate bars
"Loved the site. Well done."
New York City just became home to another startup
"This is a huge step for a German startup and I applaud their effort"
Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
Chocri Chocolate Relay a& Magic Cake in a cup
"Go play around on Chocri and see what kind of delicious combinations you can conjure up. Bet you can't resist."
Chocri Personalized Chocolate Bar
"Because every Savvy Auntie knows the way to their niece of nephew's heart is through their sweet tooth!"
Foodie and the Everyman
That’s The Way (Uh Huh, Uh Huh) I Like It (Uh Huh, Uh Huh)
"I think I’m in love. Last night I came across the greatest idea I’ve ever wished I had. It’s called chocri."
Chocri | Fattening you up, your way
"...letting you concoct your very own candy bar by mating ingredients from its stock of eclectic flavors/toppings with your choice of base chocolate..."
Chocri Custom Chocolates Review
Customize your own Chocolate Bars with Chocri Chocolates
"What I did get was really quite good and truly, custom-made for my palate"
Chocri: Create My Chocolate
"The concept is simple: you choose your chocolate base (milk, dark or white), add up to five additional toppings, and your designer chocolate bars are shipped to you faster than you can say "Meine Schokolade!"
Chocri chocolate company | Chocolate bars you customize
"You’ll really impress your girlfriend when you hand her a hand-made chocolate bar with her favorite toppings that came all the way from Europe, just for her. If that doesn’t put a smile on her face, break up with her."
Chocri Custom Bar: "Gigi's Persian Bar"
"Everything was pretty equally balanced perfectly. And all of the ingredients were fantastic."
Design Your Very Own Chocolate Bar
"Taste: 10/10 and probably the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten."
New York Buzz
Customizable Chocolate Bar Company Chocri Coming to the U.S. in Time for Valentine’s Day
"A unique gourmet gift for Valentine’s Day, chocri is sure to please that special someone in your life."
A Busy Mom Of Two
"...the fact that we each got to choose our favorite type of chocolate and our favorite toppings, made the bars a real treat"
Chocri Custom Bar: "Gigi's Dream Lemon Bar"
"Y'know what? Chocolate really doesn't come any more fun than this!"
Custom Chocri Chocolate for Your Taste Buds & the Kids (in Ivory Coast)
"The fact that everything from the Belgian chocolate to the milk and the various toppings are all organic and fair trade is fab, but better yet, 1% of every bar purchased goes to help homeless and orphaned children in Ivory Coast..."
Creations - Part III
"Chocri the company gets a ZOMG for a great concept that’s nicely executed"
Creations - Part II
"The milk chocolate base is pretty nice. It’s super thick and really coats the tongue and mouth."
Creations - Part I
"The dark chocolate base was lovely: snappy, with deep, strong cocoa notes and a nice amount of duskiness."
Stop and Smell the Chocolates
500th Post ~Celebrate With Chocri Customized Chocolate Bars
"FABULOUS unique gift idea!"
Customized Chocolate Bars
"From Poppy Seeds to flax seeds, cranberries and more... you can REALLY customize these chocolates to your liking. How cool?"
Customized Chocolate: As Weird As You Want
The Daily Goodness
Design Your Own Chocolate Bar
Design Your Own Chocolate Bar
Chocri Khan Let Me Rock You Chocri Khan
Candy Yum Yum!
Create Your Own Candy Bar! (Or just eat mine, like Mr.Goodbar did)
Candy Review: Chocri
The Chocolate Review
Chocri White Chocolate With Fruit
Socially Conscious Gourmet Chocolate Products
Mass Customization and Open Innovation News
Chocri Announces U.S. Launch -- Customized Chocolate Bars from Berlin
Chocri: Customized Chocolate Bar Startup
Chocri Gets Your Mouth Watering With Customizable Chocolate Bars
Custom-Made Chocolate Bars