Feb 18, 2016

Chocolat Frey Review & Giveaway!




As I have been hinting to my readers and on Facebook, I was chosen for the opportunity to review some Swiss chocolate from Chocolat Frey.  I was very happy to be selected as some of my favorite memories of living in Germany was the easy access to rich Swiss chocolate.  Oh and exploring the castles.

Chocolat Frey was not a company that I was familiar with prior to this opportunity so I did some research. What really impressed me was that this is an well established company which was founded in 1837 by two brothers, Robert and Max Frey.  They are well known in Switzerland and in fact, are the most popular chocolate in that country.

All Chocolat Frey is manufactured in Switzerland which allows for very strict quality control.  It also allows for Chocolat Frey to be focused on sustainability.  They are UTZ certified which means all of the cocoa is farmed in sustainable manner. This is a huge win with me as I am very concerned with our footprint on this wonderful world that we live in.  To learn more about Chocolat Frey be sure to check out their Facebook page.  Be sure to like it so that you can keep up with all things Chocolat!

I am sure that you are curious about just what I thought about Chocolat Frey's products.  And I do want to get the disclaimer out of the way.  I did receive this product for free so that I would be able to give all my readers an informed opinion.  And receiving them for free in no way influences my opinion.




When the box first arrived, I knew that there was going to be NO way that I would be able to keep my husband out the chocolate so I opened up a bag of the minis for us to enjoy.  I have to admit that I wasn't really that impressed by them as they seem to be missing the richness that I equate with Swiss chocolate.



I did find out however after some experimentation that they are delicious in hot cocoa and what is better for this time of year?  Using the Swiss chocolate did add a touch of richness that was delightful.  I did cut the recipe in half because there are only two of us and it is rich.







Ultimate Hot Cocoa Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 cups milk
  •   2 split vanilla bean (optional)
  • 10 ounces semisweet or milk chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)
Directions
  1. Heat milk to scalding in a medium saucepan. Add cinnamon, mint, or vanilla, if desired. Let steep 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; strain, and return to saucepan. Reheat milk; using a whisk, stir in chocolate until melted and milk is frothy. Serve immediately with a dollop of whipped cream garnished with chocolate shavings, if desired. 





Next up were the pralines and I do have to say that these were heavenly!  Even if this was the only product that Chocolat Frey produced, they would have a customer for life.  They were rich and had that extra special creaminess that I expect for a top shelf Swiss chocolate.  They were also a thing of beauty that I would be proud to serve my friends with a glass of wine.  Don't tell anyone but I plan on picking up a couple more boxes for gifts.



I have been saving the best for last.  And yes, something does top those delicious pralines.  Chocolat Frey's chocolate bars were a true eye opener.  Every one of them has hazelnuts!  A love of hazelnuts in my chocolate is something else that I brought back from Europe and one that I had given up everr being able to enjoy again.  My first taste of the Chocbloc Milk was enough to bring tears to my eyes.

These bars have the same richness and creaminess that I found in the pralines and the nuts elevate these bars to the best chocolate I have had in twenty years.  And the fact that I can now run by a store to purchase a bar when I am in the mood is almost too good to be true.  They are the perfect size to drop into my purse but not so small that I would feel deprived by sharing some of this wonder. And I will be sharing because my friends always thought that I was a snob telling them how much better the chocolate was in Europe.  Now I can easily prove that it is fact.

Look for these great new products coming to a store near you!  I will be sharing the locations as soon as I find where you can find them.  This chocolate is just too good not to share.

Now Easter is coming upon us rather quicky and Frey Chocolate does have some sweet hollow bunnies for the holiday.  They come both large and small, and are perfect for that basket you are planning.  Now I don't have kids but I did make up a few baskets that I am planning on donating to a local women's shelter since I doubt that the kids there will be getting much chocolate for the holiday.



Now onto what everyone has been waiting for!  This is a wonderful giveaway and will be repeated on twenty-five different blogs.  That's right.  You will have twenty-five opportunities to win a selection of this heavenly chocolate.  Just be sure to head down to the links after the giveaway to check out everyone that is running a contest. This contest is limited to 18 and over US ONLY!

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

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182 comments:

  1. I would really love the Dark Crunchy Nuts because I love dark chocolate and nuts combined. Yummy in my tummy!

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  2. The pink bunny is adorable! ~ KIMMY RIPLEY

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  3. I would most like to get the Dark Crunchy Nuts Bar because I really like dark chocolate the most and I like nuts as well. It looks really good and caught my attention right away.

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    1. I would like finest assortment of chocolates

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  4. I would most like to get the Lucky Bunny, just because I really like the green color. Thank you.

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  5. The dark chocolate with nuts because everything is better when its a little (or a lot) nuts! :-)

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  6. The green bunny. All of the colors are pretty, but I think the green might have the best shot at blending in with plants or something.

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  7. I’d like to try the Dark Crunchy Nuts 6.3oz Bar because I love chocolate with nuts,.
    Thank you

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  8. I’d like to receive the Lucky Bunny. I love his name, and green is my favorite color.

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  9. The Chocobloc Dark 72% 3.5oz Bar because I love almonds and dark chocolate.

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  10. I'd love to try chocoblock milk! It sounds so milky and yummy :)

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  11. I love the Chocobloc milk minis because I can take them to work and give out to my coworkers and they are small enough to carry in my purse!

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  12. I like the Frey Funny Bunny in Blue because blue is my favorite color!

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  13. I really want one of those Chocobloc Orange bars! I love orange & chocolate together! If you've never tried orange swirl ice cream with chocolate Magic Shell, go try it!

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  14. My favorite bunny is Funny Bunny. His shiny blue reminds of my favorite color: Aegean Blue.

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  15. I would love to have the Chocobloc White 3.5oz Bar because I love white chocolate.

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  16. I would love to have Sunny Bunny because I love pink.

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  17. I would love the Chocobloc White. I love white chocolate and always pick it over regular chocolate.

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  18. I am most interested in trying the white chocolate variety. White chocolate has a very distinct flavor. that I may actually like more than regular chocolate.

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  19. I would get the pink bunny because I have two girls.

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  20. I would like the Swiss Milk Chocolate bunnies for the kids for Easter.

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  21. I would choose Lucy bunny for she is a pretty color and good for the kids for Easter.

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  22. I would love to try the Dark Crunchy Nuts because the combo is my fave!

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  23. I would like the Funny Bunny because the blue rocks.

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  24. I would like to try Frey's Chocobloc Dark 72% 3.5oz Bar because dark chocolate is my absolute favorite.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  25. I would like the pink Frey chocolate bunny because pink is my daughter's favorite color.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  26. I would select the Mini Chocobloc Assorted 5.3oz Stand Up Bag. I would like them all. I could get a taste of many of the Frey products.

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  27. I would select the Green Lucky Bunny. Not for any special reason other than the name.

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  28. I want the lucky bunny named Lucky. I like it because it is green, and just maybe will bring me luck.

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  29. I would like to get the Mini Chocobloc Assorted 5.3oz Stand Up Bag. I enjoy milk, dark, and white chocolate all the same.

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  30. I would like to win the lucky bunny. I would give it to a friend who is down on their luck.

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  31. I would like the Chocobloc Dark 72% because I love dark chocolate. I love it 72% more than Kanye West.

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  32. I love chocolate and nuts, so I want to get Milk Crunchy Nut bars.

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  33. That's a great idea with the hot chocolate, I would like to try that using the Chocobloc White bar.

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  34. I love the color blue so that would be my first bunny color choice with green a really close second.

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  35. I would like the Mini Chocobloc Dark because I love dark chocolate with almonds!

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  36. I would like the Sunny bunny because it’s a pretty color!

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  37. I would get the Chocobloc Orange bar because I love the flavor of chocolate and orange together.

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  38. I would choose the sunny bunny because my daughter and I like pink and it’s so pretty

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  39. I'd love the milk crunchy nuts because Milk Chocolate is my favorite and when you add nuts, I'm in heaven!

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  40. I would choose Lucky the green bunny because green is my favorite color!!

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  41. The big green bunny in the store window. Because it's big.

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  42. I'd most like to get the Chocobloc White 3.5oz Bar. White chocolate is my favorite.

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  43. I'd most like to receive the Chocolat Frey Small Bunny 12ct Display (1.9oz each). The smaller bunnies make a great treat.

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  44. The Mini Chocobloc Assorted Bag would be good, because then I’d get to try multiple flavors, but the Milk Crunchy Nuts Bar looks so delicious! I don’t know!

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  45. I could probably eat the entire Mini Chocobloc Milk 5.3oz Stand Up Bag myself.

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  46. The Lucky green bunny is a pretty color for Spring.

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  47. I like this one Chocobloc Milk 3.5oz Bar
    i love milk chocolate

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  48. I like the sunny bunny i love
    the color

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  49. I would like the Assorted Praline box to share with my family...what a treat!

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  50. I would love to try the Chocobloc Orange 3.5oz Bar because i love that combination of flavors.

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  51. I love almonds so I'd get the Blond Crunchy Almonds 6.3oz Bar

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  52. Mini Chocobloc Assorted that way everyone is happy!

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  53. I love Sunny bunny because it is my favorite color.

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  54. I'd love the Chocobloc Dark 72% - I love dark chocolate, the higher the percentage the happier I am.

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  55. I would love to make some White Hot Chocolate with the Chocobloc White 3.5oz Bar

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  56. I would love the Green bunny!
    I love green

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  57. Chocobloc Orange 3.5oz Bar is the one I would choose! I love orange & chocolate.

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  58. I want to try the Chocobloc Orange because I love orange flavored chocolate.

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  59. I'd like to give the chocobloc orange to my boyfriend. He loves orange and chocolate flavors!

    (And I'd like to get pretty much any of it! Even the blond crunchy almonds sounds good and I'm not always a white chocolate girl!)

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  60. I’d love either the orange chocolate or the milk chocolate. Orange chocolate is my favorite. Pralines for my husband, and everything else for my sons. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  61. I would love the sunny bunny for my husband, green bunny, Lucky, for myself, and the blue funny bunny for my boyz.

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  62. I like the green bunny, Lucky! Green is my favorite color!

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  63. I would eat the milk crucnhy nut all by myself

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  64. I would pick th e pink sunny bunny because I like the color

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  65. I love white chocolate and Ialso love hot chocolate since I don't drink either coffee or tea so I would love to try those. BTW that basket is lovely :)

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  66. I like the white chocolate bar best. My favorite flavor. So sweet and creamy. All for me. :)

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  67. I want Sunny The Bunny. She's pink, The best color, She's sweet and adorable. HUNGRY!

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  68. i am all about the dark chocolate! can almost feel it melting on my tongue right now!!! although their bunnies are so cute too!

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  69. I would like the chocobloc dark mini. Dark chocolate is mine and my dad's favorite so then we could share. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    (Lauren Rochon in giveaway widget)

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  70. The bunny I would like the best would be the funny bunny. My brother would love it. His birthday is next month. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    (Lauren Rochon in giveaway widget)

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  71. I'd like to try the Chocobloc Orange because those flavors are so good together.

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  72. I'd like LUCKY the bunny because I like the color green.

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  73. I always would have to go for the Chocobloc Orange 3.5oz Bar!! I have been craving orange chocolate for awhile now!

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  74. I would choose Sunny the pink bunny :) Pink is one of my favorite colors.

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  75. Awesome chocolate company. Happy they are now in America.
    Great to give or receive because they make the very best decadent Swiss chocolate ever.
    I want to share the beautiful box of pralines so everyone get to pick they favorite.
    Thanks
    Vickie
    floridagld at yahoo dot com

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  76. All of the bunnies are adorable and aptly named.
    I am picking lucky only because green is my favorite color and I am feeling kinda lucky too..
    Thanks
    Vickie
    floridagld at yahoo dot com

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  77. I would like to try the white chocolate bar its my husbands favorite chocolate

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  78. green is my favorite color so I pick the lucky Bunny

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  79. I’d like the pink sunny bunny because it’s a nice pink!

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  80. I’d choose the assorted pralines box because I love pralines!!

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  81. I would really love any of the chocolates. I would try first the Chocobloc Dark 72% bar since I am a big fan of any dark chocolate.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  82. I would love the green bunny. Green was my favorite color when I was young since I had a blanket that color.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  83. I would like the orange chocolate bar

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  84. I would like to try the pink sunny bunny

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  85. I would choose the ChocoBloc White because my daughter loves white chocolate.

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  86. I must have the bunnies for the kids

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  87. I would love to try the blond crunchy almonds. I love almonds and chocolate.

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  88. My granddaughter loves pink so I would love to able to one in her Easter basket.

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  89. I would like to have the Chocobloc Dark 72% 3.5oz Bar for myself and the white chocolate for my son. That is the only chocolate he eats.

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  90. I would like to have the Green Lucky because my grandson loves green.

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  91. I would give the Dark Crunchy Nuts to my husband because he likes dark chocolate and nuts.

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  92. I would like the Sunny Bunny because my daughter likes pink.

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  93. Mini Chocobloc Dark because I like dark chocolate and nuts

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  94. I like the Chocobloc Orange 3.5oz Bar because I like the combination of orange & chocolate.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  95. I like the green Lucky bunny because everyone needs a little luck (and some chocolate).

    slehan at juno dot com

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  96. I would choose the green bunny Lucky because this is my favorite color.

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  97. I would like the blue because blue is my sons favorite color.

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  98. I would love to get the Assorted Pralines Box because they look so yummy! If they are as good as they look, I would gift the same to friends in the future.

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  99. On the bunny question, I would love the mini bunnies for portioning and not eating a big one all at once :0)

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  100. I'd like to try the Chocobloc Orange 3.5oz Bar. I love the combination of chocolate and orange, and believe these bars would be yummy. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  101. Oh my that sounds so delicious! I would love to give my husband the Chocobloc Dark 72% Minis. He loves dark chocolate, it’s healthy and the perfect size to keep it that way and be perfectly shareable. :)

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  102. I would like to give my husband the assorted minis, they look so yummy!

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  103. I like the pink Sunny bunny, because it is my favorite color.

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  104. I want the assorted pralines cause thats my favorite candy

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  105. I want the lucky bunny cause greens my favorite color

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  106. I would love to try their Chocobloc White Bar. Love white chocolate and can't wait to try this brand.

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  107. I would like the Blue(Funny) Bunny to put in my grandsons Easter Basket

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  108. I want the Milk crunchy nuts because I love nuts and milk chocolate! The Blond Amandes sound interesting though!

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  109. I would love the Green lucky bunny so it gives me luck!

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  110. I’d like the blond crunchy almonds because I love white chocolate and I love almonds.

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  111. I’d like the sunny bunny because it’s pink and pink is one of my favorite colors.

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  112. I like the green "Lucky" bunny, it reminds me of spring

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  113. I would choose the Chocoblok Dark Minis- perfect size for a treat

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  114. I would most like to receive funny bunny because blue is my favorite color.

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  115. The dark crunchy nuts bc I love both of those things!!

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  116. I'd pick Lucky, the green bunny, because I'm Irish and St. Paddy day is coming soon!

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  117. I would like the Assorted Pralines because they look wonderful.

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  118. I would like the Funny bunny because I like the blue.

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  119. I would love the Milk Crunchy Nuts 6.3oz Bar because I love nuts and chocolate together

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  120. I would choose funny bunny because that's my sons nickname

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  121. I would pink the Blonde Crunchy Almonds Bar because I love almonds.

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  122. I would pick the pink bunny called Sunny because I love the color pink.

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  123. I'd love to try the Chocobloc White 3.5oz Bar

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  124. I'd try the lucky bunny since it is my favorite color

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  125. I would love the Dark Crunchy Nuts Bar because dark chocolate is my favorite and it has whole hazelnuts.

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  126. I would pick the blue bunny because my daughter always calls herself funny bunny.

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  127. i would like Lucky Bunny because he is Green and that is the color of my business, so he would fit right it

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  128. I would choose the blue bunny to give my nephew

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  129. I would like the Chocobloc Orange 3.5oz Bar the combination of chocolate and orange is so good!

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  130. I would like Sunny Bunny, the name is cute and the bright pink color is my favorite.

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  131. I'd like to get the Mini Chocobloc Assorted 5.3oz Stand Up Bag. I love all flavors of chocolate so this would be great to have a bite of each flavor :)

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  132. I would choose the Blue Funny Bunny :) I like to think I'm a bit funny so this is a perfect fit :)

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  133. I would like to try the Chocobloc Dark 72% 3.5oz Bar, I love dark chocolate

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  134. I like Lucky, the color is nice for everyone

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  135. I would love to give the pink Sunny Bunny to my Granddaughter to make her day.

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  136. I would love to receive the Green Lucky Bunny to use in my Dining Room Table Easter Decorations. It would make them really stand out.

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  137. I would choose the chocobloc milk because I love milk chocolate and almonds together

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  138. I would pick green because its bright and I could share it with my sons and daughter without it being to boyish or girly

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  139. I would like to try the Mini Chocobloc Assorted 5.3oz that way I can try all the varieties!

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  140. The Blond Crunchy Almonds sounds yummy. It is not easy to find white chocolate with nuts in it.

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  141. I love the color pink, so I would love the Sunny Bunny.

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  142. I love the pink bunny, love the color pink!

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  143. I would choose the Assorted Pralines to give my mother.

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  144. I want to try Milk Crunchy Nuts 6.3oz Bar . It would be the best choice for me — whole hazelnuts paired to milk chocolate, what else to wish for

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  145. Hope the green bunny would bring me luck

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  146. I'd like the Chocobloc Mini Assortment just because that way I can give them all a try!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  147. I’d like to try the Dark Crunchy Nuts 6.3oz Bar because I love dark chocolate with nuts,.

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  148. I would love to receive the Green Lucky Bunny because green is my favorite color.

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  149. I'd like the Funny bunny, just because it's such a beautiful blue!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  150. I'd like to try the Chocobloc White. The family would fight for it.

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  151. Yum, I'd like to try their "Dark Crunchy Nuts". Nuts have lots of protein and dark chocolate is supposed to be better for you....and the two together is yummy! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  152. I like the pink bunny. Why? It's a pretty color...not sure what other differences there are other then their color? Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  153. I would most like to give or receive their Chocobloc Orange Bar because it looks delicious and contains orange flavor.

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  154. I would choose the pink sunny bunny because it's Easter-y.

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  155. I’d pick the pink bunny Sunny because it reminds me of the color of spring flowers

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  156. Milk chocolate is my favorite so I’d pick the chocoblock milk chocolate bar

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  157. I would love to get the Mini Chocobloc Assorted 5.3oz Stand Up Bag so that way I could try all the flavors

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  158. I would love to get Lucky bunny I could always use some extra luck

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  159. I would choose the white Chocobloc because I LOVE white chocolate!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    -Amber Terry-

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  160. I would love the Lucky bunny because a little luck is always a good thing :)

    -Amber Terry-

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  161. I'd like to get the Assorted Praline Box because I love a variety of chocolates!

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  162. I’d like the Chocobloc Orange 3.5oz Bar because I love orange chocolate.

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  163. I adore milk and dark, my first choice would be the milk crunchy nut bar.

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  164. Sunny bunny is the sweetest shade of pink which I know my daughter would adore.

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  165. I would want to try the Mini Chocobloc Assorted 5.3oz Stand Up Bag because that way I would be able to sample all three of the chocolates!

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  166. I would like to try the Chocobloc White because I love white chocolate and this looks fabulous!
    Nicole Carter (Weasley)

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  167. I would like to receive Funny bunny because he is adorable!
    Nicole Carter (Weasley)

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  168. My wife and I will be fighting over the last bite of Chocobloc Dark

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  169. I love dark chocolate so I would choose the dark chocolate mini's!

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  170. I would love to receive the Lucky Bunny because I love that green color and it would make me feel lucky!!

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  171. The blond crunchy almonds look amazing! I would love to eat that. I love almonds and I love white chocolate.

    Kristin Goodson
    lilgoodson21@yahoo.com

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  172. Dark Chocolate with nuts is my choice!

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  173. Sunnie Bunny is my favorite~that is my dogs name!

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  174. I’d like to try the Chocobloc Dark Mini with almond-honey nougat. I LOVE dark chocolate, and am curious to find out what the almond-honey nougat tastes like. It sounds yummy!

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  175. I like the Sunny Bunny, because I like the bright pink color. So cute!

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  176. I like the Chocobloc Orange Bar because I like orange and chocolate and them being together, now need I say more!

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  177. I like Funny because I love the color blue. It would be great on Easter.

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