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Thursday, January 15, 2009

The little devil on your shoulder? Yeah, that's me.



Because who else would tempt you with chocolate when you are trying to stick to your New Year's resolutions?

'Cause this post here, is actually... a giveaway! That's right, I'm giving away chocolate! Even better, custom-made chocolate boxes.

Let me elaborate. In fact, let me start from the beginning. Ok, not the very beginning, you know, just the beginning of this story (Heck, if I keep going like this it will be a miracle if I ever finish this post, and even more of a miracle if anyone actually reads it, instead of going "oh, forget it!" and closing the window. Or tab, if you are on Firefox).

So: You all know how I have a love affair with chocolate. (If my husband is reading this: I am sorry honey, but you must have known on some level. Or many. And you hold some of the blame, since you brought me to Switzerland! For God's sakes.)
Well, as a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I obviously couldn't resist the chance to sample some gourmet chocolate. I have a fairly discerning palate when it comes to chocolate, no Hershey's or candy bars for me. Yuck. Lindt? Sure.

So imagine my surprise when I actually enjoyed the chocolate I was offered. A lot.

That chocolate, my friends, was from See's Candies. They have lots of different kinds of chocolate praline, and you can customize your box to include the ones you like best. How cool is that?



Another cool thing I found on their website: the possibility to organize "chocolate fundraisers" selling See's Candies, and make up to 50% on sales - much better than that pain of a project we did when Sarah was in second grade, where I spent almost 20 hours scanning drawings and creating a graphic "collage" to print on dishtowels. But that's a story for another time.

Right now, if you want to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is post a comment here, telling me which of the flavors and fillings sounds most irresistible to you (good luck picking just one!).

For extra entries:
- Tweet this giveaway and post Tweet URL. (1 extra entry per tweet)
- Blog about the giveaway (ditto, URL) (2 extra entries)

Contest will run until January 30th at midnight. Winner will receive a $25 gift card to See's Candies. US residents only.

Please make sure you include your e-mail address or blog url so I can reach you if you win!

Good luck everyone!

24 comments:

Fon said...

Pftt!! US residents only? It's effin' cold up here. Chocolate is very warming, you know.

Keely said...

You're evil, and I am saved from your evil-ness by my Canadian-ness. But I had to comment anyway to tell you that you're evil.

zentmrs said...

LOVE See's! And you are right - can't pick just one! I love all of the flavors (with the possible exception of the lemon cream and the raspberry cream... ) but my three favorite are Maple Walnut, Scotchmallow and Caramel with Almonds. Mmmm.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

zentmrs said...

Also, I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog!

Ryan Ashley Scott@Opitimistic Cyicism said...

Really? I'm first? How can that be? Well, since you asked, I love any carmel and/or nut piece with dark chocolate. MMmmmm.... Goodbye, waistline.

If you are into chocolates (like who isn't, right?) there a GREAT Belgium chocolate shop in Charleston S.C. called Lucas. Fantastic - worth a shipment.

Anonymous New York said...

Truffle? Buttercream? Coconut? Oh my! I think any of these would warm my heart this cold, cold winter!

I tweeted @AnonymousNY!

Anonymous New York said...

And 'cause I am totally an OVER ACHIEVER and CHOCOHOLIC, I blogged about chocolate, too.

http://anonymouseater.blogspot.com/2009/01/incredible-edible-potatoes-and-eggs.html

catnip said...

I've been a fan of See's for a looong time. The Orange Cream and the Lemon Truffle are awesome.

Anonymous said...

I love chocolate, all kinds - I'm not as picky as you, Love See's also, but am a purist. Chocolate truffle with Chocolate. That's all I need. Oh, a bottle of red wine. Chocolate goes very well with red wine.

WM said...

Mmm chocolate. Hard to say but if I must I'm sayin' the milk almonds

Sharla said...

Just the other day I was craving See's but I walked right by and didn't go in. And I've been craving it ever since. I'm a nuts kind of girl and especially go for the Milk Almond. Sweet giveaway!

Jess said...

My grandparents used to send us See's candies every year when they lived in California - yum! Love the lollipops!

As for fillings, I'm a polar bear claw kind of a girl ... yum!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

Larissa said...

Raspberry Truffle with rich raspberry chocolate...I could eat an entire box by myself!

larissalmarks (at) gmail (dot) com

Janelle said...

See's is a lifeline!!! I was just there the other day to get some Mint Krispys while we were in Nebraska Furniture Mart - couldn't resist!! I looked at those decadent truffles and could NOT pick just one. I absolutely HAD to pick 4: Key lime, Apple pie, Cocoanut, and Almond - YUMMMM!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Janelle said...

Here's my tweet!! http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/1143541842

Janelle said...

And I even blogged about it here: http://themonkeyroom.blogspot.com/2009/01/sees-candy-giveaway.html

Carolyn G said...

I love See;s my favorites are pecan buds with milk chocolate with peanuts in second place. YUM!

Tammy K. said...

I LOVE!! their turtle candies! That would sure warm me up.

ann_was_here said...

i grew up eating see's candys and from the very beginning Scotchmallow
Honey marshmallow and caramel has always been my absolute favorite. The great thing about See's is that no matter how long you've been eating it, you'll find out there is always a flavor you've yet to try!

ann_was_here said...

blogged here : http://stuffstuffstuffmorestuff.blogspot.com/2009/01/diary-of-unlikely-housewife-sees.html

thank you so much for the wonderful contest! :)

dolls123 said...

Raspberry Truffle
Rich raspberry chocolate

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Meghan said...

Raspberry Truffle is for me.
OMG!
Totally love raspberry.

Melanie said...

I would go for the Café au Lait Truffle. Sounds delicious!
Thanks!

Melanie said...

I blogged about you!:-)

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