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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Give-away from Totally Chocolate

As promised, here is our wedding favor giveaway...

Totally Chocolate is a Washington-based company that makes custom chocolate treats...
From extravagant (and super yummy) chocolate truffles

to more cost effective smaller chocolates in gift bags, Totally Chocolate's treats are creamy, chocoloatey goodness. I have to admit, having been born and raised in Germany with a ton of relatives in Switzerland, I am a total chocolate snob. When Dori from Totally Chocolate first called me and asked if i wanted a sample, I said "sure!" (because who turns down free chocolate?) but i wasn't expecting much (sorry, Dori - you DID prove me wrong!)...A lot of american chocolate to me tastes like chocolate flavored candy versus rich, creamy chocolate. Literally the NEXT morning, this giant box of chocolates arrive at my studio's door (you could have fit 6 shoeboxes in this box!) with a huge assortment of chocolates. Truffles, bon bons and cookies, oh my! Again, I was a bit skeptical , since you all know I am not a fan of anything too "weddingy" or ordinary, and some of the samples were a bit corporate looking for a wedding (but PERFECT for a team meeting or corporate event). However, the custom items had so many applications that I immediately started thinking of what you could do with a "custom chocolate mold" it can be anything you want!!

I was pleasantly surprised that the chocolate was creamy, rich and "totally chocolate-y" with none of that cheap chocolate aftertaste like candy bar chocolate can have. My absolute favorite were the shortbread cookies with chocolate (YUM!) and the plain chocolate. Check out their website, which has mostly corporate looking stuff, but you can use your imagination...which leads us to our contest: Totally Chocolate is giving away one free custom chocolate mold (a $100 value!) to one of our readers! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post about a creative chocolate shape/design you would use and what you would use it for (Wedding favor, kid's birthday party, corporate event)! Dori will pick a winner one week from today, Wednesday April 22nd. Comments left before midnight on April 21st will be considered (they must be appropriate or they will not be posted - nothing overly naughty please!)

Have fun!



AmyJean April 21, 2009 at 8:10 AM  

I would try to do a shape of a blossom. any kind of blossom. but probably cherry. That could implement the DC aspect of our lives in our CA wedding :)


New Wife April 22, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

I would have it in the shape of a foam finger.

Who doesn't love foam fingers? Even in a cranky mood the sight of a foam finger chocolate mold would make me smile. At least for a minute :)

Bella Signature Design April 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

AmyJean of RelentlessBride is the winner! Please email me your contact information so we can get you your prize! Congratulations!