**Giveaway now closed.**
Welcome to post #500! I'm so glad you could make it! And I'm so glad to have all of you readers, visitors and friends - because without you, there would not be 500 posts! Blogging and making it to my 500th post is working for me!
So to celebrate, I think I'll tell you 500 random things about myself...or not. Maybe I could give you 500 chocolate recipes! Hmmm, maybe not. There is something I could do though - I could talk about CHOCOLATE!!
I have a very special chocolate review to share with you today (because not just any chocolate would be worthy of my 500th post!) AND I have a giveaway of some of that chocolate, so you will want to read carefully!
I want to tell you all about Chocri chocolate today! Chocri has a successful chocolate business in Germany making customized chocolate bars and they are launching in the U.S. in January! I was delighted to be able to preview their chocolate bars!
The Chocri concept is simple - YOU know what you like best in your chocolate, so YOU get to create your own chocolate bar! You pick your favorite chocolate base and add the toppings (more than 80 to choose from) you like. That bar is hand-made just for you, packaged up and sent out (FABULOUS unique gift idea!).
I'll let you drool over my creations and then tell you more about the company and the giveaway! These chocolate bars have names (you name your own creations), so I really have to introduce you:
Friends, meet Kid's Delight:
White Chocolate with Gummy Bears, Sprinkles, and Marshmallow
I created this one with my son in mind and he did enjoy it! We loved the creamy white chocolate, but thought that the gummy bears were too chewy with the chocolate. We adored the marshmallow/white chocolate combo though! I do think most kids would pick out all the gummy bears and save them for a bonus candy snack after the chocolate was devoured. :)
Let me introduce you to Fred:
Milk Chocolate with Nougat and Caramel pieces
The milk chocolate was creamy and rich and the topping flavors were yummy, but subtle. In fact, don't be afraid to add more toppings since they're only on top and don't overpower the chocolate. Hubs loved his creation! But I do have to tell you why this one is called "Fred." I created it online according to what hubs asked for and then we had the following exchange:
Me: Oh you get to name your creation! What do you want to call it?
Me: Fred?? You want to name it Fred??
Me: But the name gets printed on the outside of the box! So what do you want to call it?
Me: Sigh. If you name it Fred, I'm going to blog about it.
Me: *Rolls eyes* *Shakes head* *Types "Fred"*
And I kept my word! And I took a pic of Fred on a plate with a knife and fork which seemed fitting for a manly sort of chocolate bar. :)
Now do meet Sweet & Salty:
Milk Chocolate with Caramel Chocolate Drops and Organic Salt Pretzels
Again - creamy, delicious milk chocolate. Loved the caramel and pretzel with the chocolate! I really should have added some sea salt to make it complete - live and learn!
And last, but not least, I am happy to introduce Coffee Break:
This giveaway will be open through Sunday 12/6 and winners announced on Monday 12/7. Winners will be chosen by random.org from comments on this post.
How to enter:
Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Brittle, Cappuccino Chocolate Drops and Cinnamon
Yum - this was my favorite bar! The dark chocolate is 64% Cocoa and smooth. The flavors combined so nicely and I enjoyed the cinnamon! The perfect treat to sit back and savor, and share...maybe. :)
Chocri will officially launch in the U.S. on www.createmychocolate.com (there's a box on the left). They will only send the password - no spam - so people can enter the website before the general public.(perfect timing for Valentine's Day gifts!), but I can tell you a little secret! They will have an invitation-only launch . To get the invitation code, you only have to give your email address at
Sounds wonderful, doesn't it? But it gets better. The chocolate in these customized bars is organic and fair-trade chocolate from Belgium. And Chocri donates part of their revenues to a charity organization that supports children at the Ivory Coast where cacao is produced (plus people can donate at the checkout as well). You can find more info at the Chocri blog!
Please wipe the drool off your screen so you can read about the giveaway!! I get to give two of my wonderful U.S. readers a free Chocri customized bar!! Thanks to Carmen (an absolute delight to work with), the winners will each be able to design their own bar with the chocolate and toppings they choose! WOW!! Thank you Chocri!
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of bar you would create!
Get one (and only one no matter how many extras you do!!) extra entry for doing any of the following (please leave a separate comment telling me what you did):
Disclosure: Chocri sent me four free customized chocolate bars to review and is giving two free bars as a giveaway. I have received no other compensation for this post. My opinions, as always, are completely my own!
Chocri bars are working for me and will make a wonderful gift, though not in time for Christmas! Stop by We Are THAT Family to see more Works-For-Me-Wednesday gift ideas and tips!