Triple Chocolate Giveaway!

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To celebrate the month of love, we’re sharing what we love. Since the only thing better than chocolate is MORE chocolate, we’re giving away 3 boxes of beautiful chocolate, thanks to our wonderful sponsor Imagine Chocolate.

Imagine Chocolate is right in our sweet spot: gourmet chocolate that rocks, every collection inspired by a music theme. What could be a more perfect marriage than merging our  favorite food with our musical favorites, including “oldies” like chocolates named Magical Mystery Tour and Maybe I’m Amazed. Each box also contains liner notes (get it?) with the cultural history of  the artists and songs.


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Indulge us if you love to indulge. Tell us your favorite chocolate indulgence in a comment below – a dessert, recipe, story – links are great, too. Anything qualifies if it’s chocolate- related  (as long as it can be shared in public).


Every comment earns you an extra entry.


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Details, Details: 

Open to anyone 18 or older, U.S. and Canada

Deadline to enter: Closes February 28, midnight, PST

3 Winners (one box per winner) will be chosen by and announced in our March newsletter.

If you can’t wait to try this oh-so-yummy chocolate – and we don’t blame you – you can satisfy your craving immediately here.


  1. When planning a trip to Trinidad, I had read about this woman in Braso Seco, a tiny community in the interior of Trinidad, who ran a bed and breakfast where she served you hot chocolate in the morning made from beans grown and “processed” by her from cocoa harvested on her property. We didn’t make firm plans for our low budget trip but when we found ourselves in the north coast town of Blanchisseuse we decided to make the treck to Braso Seco. We didn’t have a car and there was no public transport so we hitchhiked. In typical open friendly Trinidad style, the first car making the turn our way picked us up. They were a mom dad and daughter out for a Sunday ride. When they heard where we were going they offered to drive us there even though it was a major detour for them. Braso Seco is about 15-20 kilometers down a dirt road and then another dirt road that are so rough it took about 3 hours to get that 15-20 kilometers. Once there we asked some local teenagers where the chocolate bed and breakfast was and they happily took us to a gate with a small sign. We warily walked up the long drive and were the proprietres and chocolatier, an 86 year old woman in an old worn, but clean, housedress. This was the place. Over the three days we were there, she did indeed serve us delicious thick hot chocolate with breakfast and any other time we wanted some. The property had once been a chocolate and coffee plantation run by the now owner’s father. He had come to Trinidad from Venezuela. Her husband took over the plantation and when her father died, As the years passed, she found she could not keep up as a plantation. But she still collected as much of the cocoa and coffee beans as she could, drying, fermenting and grinding them herself for personal use and the random guests that visited this remote town and remoter still, B&B. She showed us the cocoa pods growing. Since some were ripe, we opened a pod to reveal the cocoa beans inside that were the source of chocolate. The cocoa beans are surrounded by a white pulpy substance that is citrusy and refreshing. The cocoa beans encased in the white pulp are bitter, but we were encourage to suck on them to remove all the tasty white pulp, which we did. There was a faint taste of chocolate as we know it but the predominant flavor was citrus. We were told that the cocoa plants here are of the Criollo variety, the most valued. She showed us the beans in different stages of drying and explained the process of grinding and making the chocolate into bars. These bars were nothing like what we think of as chocolate bars. They were ground cocoa beans and that’s all,. They were rock hard, pulpy and pungent. When you want to use some to make a hot chocolate drink or to use in baking, you have to grate the bar. She made the chocolate drink by mixing the grated chocolate, water and sweetened condensed milk. She sold the 20 or so 1″x6″ bars she had on hand to me for $12. Back in Vermont, I had several months of rich hot chocolate memories.

  2. Chocolate is good for the soul. Best Brownies ever! One day I think I might market this recipe: I’ve carried this with me around the world and shared with my Hosts/Hostesses. If you’re a baker like me you will use the weights measurement; but I will also post good old cups and measurements too.

    Be sure to use your best favorite Bittersweet baking chocolate. Have everything gathered and weighed and room temperature when baking. What I like about baking is the exactness of measurement. I feel like one part Chemist and one part Artist. A scale is a great addition if you like to Bake.
    115 g = 8 T Butter
    227 g = 8 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate
    110 g = 1/2 c Brown Sugar
    100 g = 1/2 White Sugar
    3 Eggs (reminder room temp)
    10 mL = 2 tsp Vanilla another gift from the Godesses
    65 g = 1/2 cup All Purpose flour
    1 mL = Sea Salt or Kosher Salt

    Preheat oven to only 300 Degrees. Line 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and allow it to overhang the pan. This is so you can lift up the brownies when done. I know it sounds unnecessary but it’s worth doing.
    Just push the paper down into the corners. You will want to lift the brownies out due to the texture when done.

    Here’s the fun and so easy part. I can relate this story: I was doing Confections for an Event and due to the humid weather my Toffees were not cooperating. I needed something at the last final minutes and prepared several batches of these to replace the toffees……..So simple once you make these you will rely on this recipe to save you and receive Kudos from your friends and dinner guests!

    Melt the butter – allow it to begin to ‘brown’ Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit
    Add the chocolate – chop it up a bit for easy melting. Stir til smooth
    Add both the Brown and White sugars. The mixture will become grainy it’s OK
    Add the 3 eggs one at a time and the batter becomes glossy and thick
    Add the Vanilla and then the flour…..Mixing only to incorporate the flour. Add the salt and mix again briefly
    Really there’s like just enough flour to qualify for calling it a brownie and not a truffle!

    Pour into the pan and bake for 25 – 30 min. My electric oven was just about mid time range but remember to factor for gas vs electric…….well you know your own oven, right? Secret: You really can’t go wrong because these ‘set up’ into a truffle texture so baking time is forgiving.

    To check for DONE-NESS: The outer edges will be firm but the center will be slightly SOFT.
    Remove and CHILL. Slice into bars. I actually slice into tiny squares because they’re so rich and almost like a Truffle Brownie. They store in ‘fridge for a month and in freezer up to 6 months. ENJOY! and AMAZE your friends and family you are a proficient BAKER! Happy Valentine’s Day XOX

  3. I am already on your mailing list and loving it!

  4. My fave chocolate is chocolate cake with coffee frosting. It’s an old family recipe that I don’t have but my sister does. She is better at baking, anyway!

  5. I love peppermint bark and dark chocolate:)

  6. Shared this giveaway!Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!!

  7. Already on mailing list!!

  8. Here’s a peeps cookbook that was lots of fun with chocolate peeps:

  9. This gift guide contains Brownie Brittel…have you TRIED IT! OH WOW! It’s like eating the tops of brownies.

  10. One of the best chocolate experience I have had, was on a cruise. We had Hot Chocolate Lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream! WHOA, it was to die for! I think my daughters and I ordered it every night! One daughter even had it delivered to her stateroom.

  11. I shared this giveaway on Pinterest!

  12. I subscribed via email.

  13. My fave chocolate indulgence is a really nice truffle or a hot fudge cake….yum.

  14. I melt dark chocolate candy bars with organic coconut oil and a drop or two of peppermint essential oil, pour this mixture into molds and freeze. Yum! What a nice healthy treat for the whole family.

    • Lynn Forbes says:

      Oh wow, I am a huge coconut oil fan Cynthia – this sounds terrific. Not crazy about perpermint – can i sub another flavor?

  15. I subscribe to the newsletter via email

  16. I love all chocolate, especially chocolate cake with chocolate icing, add some vanilla ice cream and Im in heaven.

  17. Chocolate covered strawberries,, so good

  18. Christina Ferguson says:

    Joined your mailing list-
    Shared on Facebook-
    My absolute chocolate treat is Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake. I only make it on special occasions because of the massive calorie


    I just love chocolate and keeping my fingers and toes crossed to win

  20. We took Marshmellows and put them on a stick. Then dipped them into chocolate and rolled them into graham cracker crumbs. Yummy!!

  21. I have joined your mailing list. Love chocolate . . . here is the link to my Pinterest chocolate page – just as a hint of how much I love it.

  22. Connie Cain says:

    Yep, I follow you via e-mail. 🙂

  23. Connie Cain says:

    Truffles, truffles and by the way did I say Truffles? Can’t get enough. 🙂

  24. Connie Cain says:

    I shared on FB. 🙂

  25. Linda White says:

    Love this, entered

  26. Margaret Smith says:

    Joined your email list.

  27. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite chocolate indulgence is chocolate covered coconut

  28. Katie Bellamy says:

    Signed up!

  29. Flourless chocolate cake. Rich and chocolatey! Delicious!

  30. I love making chocolate covered strawberries and fudge brownies. I signed up for newsletter

  31. It looks amazing and can’t wait to taste it. I share this.

  32. Very tasty looking

  33. Christina G. says:

    My favorite chocolate indulgence is basic chocolate cake. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Christina G. says:

    I shared shared the Triple Chocolate Giveaway on Facebook.

  35. June Galiwoda says:

    Love chocolate

  36. Cindy Thurman says:

    Just subscribed and shared on Facebook! I hide my chocolate in a secret place! Once during a snowstorm I almost ran out and was about to panic! Thank goodness I hid some!

  37. I would really like to win this so please enter me

  38. Just joined your mailing list and would love to win!!

  39. I joined your mailing list.

  40. My favorite chocolate indulgence is simple, it’s a chocolate malt shake.

  41. Laura Price says:

    i can’t top these stories….I just simply love chocolate.

  42. Carol Diane Cross says:

    I LOVE chocolate truffles, many times I have made them but they taste so much better when someone you loves gives them to you!

  43. Todd Hochman says:

    death by chocolate

  44. I joined your mailing list and would love to enter.

  45. Chocolate – my favourite food group!

  46. Margaret Imecs says:

    Subscribed and favourite is the Love Imagine Chocolate assortments.

  47. Margaret Imecs says:
  48. Anne Derkat says:

    I love dark chocolate coated hazelnuts

  49. Cheryl Germain says:

    Dark Chocolate Cheesecake or Dark Chocolate Mousse are my favourites, I love them both! But any good quality chocolate is appreciated. Would love to win the Triple Chocolate Giveaway.

  50. Karen Thaeter says:

    I love making chocolate truffles and rumballs at Christmas time as gifts for my friends

  51. I am on your mailing list.

  52. I love anything dark chocolate.

  53. Mmm, chocolates 🙂

  54. Ashley Trail says:

    I love chocolate, it started as a simple love affair escalating to an obsession :0

  55. My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate dipped apples and strawberries! They never disappoint!

  56. Marilyn Wons says:

    I love chocolate truffles!

  57. I subscribed, love chocolate!

  58. My favorite chocolate indulgence is simply…chocolate. Whether it’s a nice Godiva or Dove Bar, or a pretty little bag of Lindt Chocolate. 🙂

  59. I shared the giveaway on facebook, thank you!

  60. I am on your mailing list

  61. Love chocolate, but in the winter Hot Chocolate is my favourite thing. Sometime, we just make regular with Cocoa and when I have time, we try fancy recipes from the internet.

  62. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I love white chocolate. 🙂 I would love to try the chocolates you have pictured. I signed up for your newsletter. 🙂

  63. A great gluten free Brownie

    2 c. ground almonds
    1 1/2 c. sugar
    2/3 c. cocoa
    1/4 t. salt
    4 egg whites
    2 t. vanilla
    Line 8″ square pan with parchment paper. Mix first 4 ingredients together. Add egg whites and vanilla and stir together – will be very thick. Spread in pan and bake at 350 for 40 – 45 minutes.
    Lift out using parchment paper and cool thoroughly.

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  65. My favorite chocolate indulgence is dark chocolate truffles!

  66. I subscribe via Email!

  67. crystal sell says:

    on mailing list and shared of FB!

  68. I’m salivating now, oh my goodness. When it comes to chocolate, I love most kinds (except perhaps white chocolate which in my opinion is not chocolate at all). My favourite is a Snickers or Twix bar, something with caramel and a little bit of crunch.

  69. Signed up for your mailing list.

  70. Already signed up newsletter. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the prize chocolate to eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  71. I love chocolate,I remember the first time I saw a chocolate fountain at a wedding~I was hooked!

  72. Oh, I just remembered! I LOVE those molten lava chocolate cakes you can get in some restaurants like Chili’s, topped with a cold scoop of vanilla to complement the rich warmth of the chocolate cake. Exquisite.

  73. Meredith Jones says:

    I love brownies.

  74. I’ve just found your website and joined! Please enter me in your fabulous contest!!!

  75. Ooh ooh! I thought of another thing with chocolate that I like: those sugar cookies with Hershey kisses(or Reese’s peanut butter cups) embedded in the middle!

  76. Maria Iemma says:

    Brownies are my indulgence – I bake them every week!!

  77. Maria Iemma says:

    I shared on my facebook page

  78. Maria Iemma says:

    I love chocolates – milk chocolate is my favorite. Not so fond of white chocolate though.

  79. Maria Iemma says:

    A triple layer chocolate cake with chocolate ganash frosting is one of my favorites.

  80. allyson becker says:

    I just joined. I want to enter to win.

  81. Joni chadwell says:


  82. Another favourite: white chocolate macadamia nut cookies! I don’t, as a rule, like nuts in cookies, but the white chocolate masks the crunch and taste of the nuts.

  83. Kathy Hornick says:

    I signed up for the newsletter

  84. Annemarie Z. says:

    I joined your email list!

  85. Annemarie Z. says:

    I love chocolate covered strawberries!

  86. Signed up, need chocolate…

  87. Donna McCarthy says:

    On your mailing list, Love, Love, Love chocolate !!!!

  88. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am on your list.

  89. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite chocolate indulgence when it came to chocolate was my wedding day. Since my husband and I both have more than our share of sweet teeth we decided to make chocolate our theme. All of our colors from tablecloths to bridesmaid dresses were in dark and milk chocolate colors. He even wore a cummerbund of milk chocolate color. We had a chocolate fountain with strawberries and bananas on the side to dip. My mom made us a 7 tier of white/dark/milk chocolate cake. It was in the winter so drinks were mugs of steaming hot chocolate. I look back at the day and although the chocolate was so good, the sweetest thing there was my husband!

  90. Denise Klay says:

    I love this giveaway and have shared it on my facebook. My favorite chocolate indulgence is a cake I make with real whipping cream and melted chocolate squares and roasted almonds using an angel food cake it’s almost like a truffle cake and it’s lovely and I always make at least 3 at a time because they never last!

  91. susan smoaks says:

    i just signed up for your newsletter

  92. Donna Durie says:

    I love chocolate anything, anything with chocolate. Shared

  93. im signed up for emails

  94. I ahve signed up and would love to win chocolate

  95. Ariel Chiu says:

    Joined and shared on twitter!

  96. Since I am a product of parochial school and try to give up something for Lent each year, chocolate has been the usual. My colleagues, knowing the chocoholic that I am, literally begin a campaign around this time of year for me to find an alternative – NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! they scream when they hear Lent is coming!

  97. Maxine Horrocks says:

    I cannot live without chocolate.

  98. Allan Harmsworth says:
  99. I am already on your mailing list

  100. Kathy Hornick says:

    I have signed up for the newsletter

  101. i joined your mailing list

  102. Pat Krasnowski says:

    What could be better than chocolate?

  103. Lynn Forbes says:

    Not much Pat!


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