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5 Reasons Schools Love Chocolate Bar Fundraisers

By Clay Boggess on Sep 18, 2021
5 Reasons Schools Love Chocolate Bar Fundraisers

Say “yes” to this sweet fundraising idea

Deciding on a school fundraiser can feel like an impossible task. Choices range from the practical tumbler, a product that can also be customized with your school mascot to help promote pride and spirit to indulgent goodies like selling pies before Thanksgiving.

And of course cookie dough always seems to work well regardless of whether a holiday or special occasion is approaching.

But if you’re looking for a fundraiser that checks all the boxes – tasty, useful, nutritious, and affordable – a chocolate bar fundraiser hits the mark for many schools. Here are 5 reasons you should consider them as well:

1. Peanut-free

With the rise of peanut allergies among children, allergy-friendly fundraisers are a must for every school. In fact, peanut allergies are the most common food allergy affecting 1.6M children in the US. Many schools have even declared their lunchrooms and classrooms nut-free to keep kids safe.

Luckily, Big Fundraising Ideas (BFI) only carries peanut-free candy bars. Yes, all our candy bars contain no peanuts. We manufacture both our $1 and $2 product lines in a peanut-free zone.

2. Earn Up to 58% profit

School groups can earn an amazing 58% profit on chocolate bar sales. The tasty flavors like almond, caramel, crisp rice, dark, and milk chocolate sell themselves.

With candy bars starting at just $1, there’s something for every budget. Maximize your profits by using tips, tricks, and best practices from our blog, like this one with suggestions on meeting your Thanksgiving fundraiser goals.

Because shipping is free on all candy bar orders in the US, earnings go straight to your group. Chocolate bars are a great option for business-minded groups with ambitious fundraising objectives.

3. Endless Possibilities

Worried that your customers will get tired of the same product year after year? That is the last concern with chocolate bars.

Creative bakers can use chocolate bars in everything. Some of our favorite uses of chocolate bars include chocolate ganache, dipped strawberries, peppermint bark, brownies, hot fudge, and coated pretzels.

The possibilities are endless, even for the people who don’t love chocolate-based desserts. Chocolate can be used to make lip balm, compliment wine and cheese, wrap bacon, create fake blood, flavor mushrooms, sweeten carrots, dip pickles, add flavor to edible insects, coat Cheetos, dunk corndogs, and more.

4. A Huge Target Audience

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Americans eat nearly 3 billion pounds of chocolate or 18% of the world’s chocolate each year. That’s about $18.27 billion in chocolate sales annually!

Tap into the huge chocolate sales market to benefit your student organization or youth sports team. There are bound to be loads of chocolate connoisseurs in your school community. Let them support your students while indulging their cravings with a chocolate bar fundraiser.

5. Health Benefits

We already mentioned that a chocolate bar fundraiser for school groups has something for everyone, but did you know that chocolate can even appeal to health enthusiasts? Scientists consider dark chocolate to be one of the best antioxidants and a superfood.

In fact, a 100-gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa has 11 g of fiber, 67% of the daily value (DV) of iron, 58% DV magnesium, 89% DV copper, and 98% DV for manganese. Dark chocolate is also loaded with polyphenols, flavanols, catechin, and other active compounds that function as antioxidants.

Together, these benefits can improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.


If your school needs a tasty fundraiser that supporters can’t resist, then chocolate bars are the perfect option. Get started now with a chocolate candy bar fundraiser through BFI.

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