You can place your stethoscope on me any time of day Dr Shepherd. I’ll be a good patient, I promise —
Oh, wait a minute. Sorry, was getting a little confused there for a moment.
This post actually has nothing to do with Dr McDreamy of Grey’s Anatomy.
No, I’m sorry, it doesn’t. It’s not about sexy men at all, I’m afraid. But do read on, as it’s most likely about your next favourite thing.
CHOCOLATE. Oh yes, the creamy milky smoothness that is Cadbury. Or Dr McDreamy. Oh whatever.
Out of the blue I received an email from a clever little marketing Co. called The Online Circle. They wanted to post me some chocolate to sample, and then let me give some away to the lovely people who bother to read my humble little blog!
Not just one or two readers, mind you, but ten! And TWO whole blocks of it for each of you! Giving away 3.8kg of chocolate in total, to be precise. That’s a fair amount of tasty choc.
And not just any chocolate. It’s Cadbury’s Bar of Plenty. Here are the two I was sent to try:
Roast Hazelnut, Honey Roast Cashews & Chocolate…and Berry Fruit, Vanilla Shortcake & Chocolate.
Never did I think I’d be giving away anything on my blog. I never expected anyone to even visit my blog! So when a company’s willing to send some of you chocolate, who am I to deny you this opportunity?
I’m a nut fan, so hubby and I tried the hazelnut block first. Wow. So flavoursome. Packed full of hazelnuts and crunchy toffee-ish flavoured cashews. YUM. I was very impressed at the amount of nuts in this block, as you can see below…
After a cuppa to cleanse the palate (we wanted to do this properly), we tried the Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake block.
This stuff is like a sweet explosion in your mouth. If you have a sweet tooth or are suffering from a bad case of PMS, you need not go further than a block of this. Contained in the chocolate are juicy sweet pieces of berry, and soft vanilla cake pieces…OMG. I’ve tried a lot of chocolate and honestly have never tasted anything like this before. It is so more-ish, I think Cadbury really should have put a warning label on the front!
So, would you like a block of each sent to you, for free? Yes of course you do. To enter, you need to:
* Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog (either via the email or RSS Reader subscriber links on the right hand side of this page). I’d also be chuffed if you followed me on Twitter and Facebook, but it’s an optional extra!
* Leave a comment below, briefly describing your most memorable chocolate experience!
Easy peasy! The giveaway ends this Sunday 26 September. I’ll draw ten winners at random and winners will be notified on Tuesday 28 September. Good luck! (Please note giveaway open to Australian residents only, sorry).
ps. my most memorable chocolate experience? It was 2008, New York City. Eight days of shopping heaven awaited me. Pennies had been carefully saved. Day one, and my sleep-deprived body was struck down by the worst flu I’d ever encountered. There I was, in NYC, barely managing to function, while the likes of Bloomingdales, Saks and Macy’s taunted me. It was a bitter pill to swallow. But I hadn’t come this far to give up now. Through my blurry vision (I also had conjunctivitis) I spied stacks of chocolate bars on a sales counter in Macy’s. I grabbed one, and wolfed it down. Within seconds I felt alive. Ready to face the shopping crowds once more, travellers cheques in hand. With every sales counter came another bar. Trudging up and down Fifth Avenue with chocolate on my face, my hands, my clothing. I didn’t care. I battled on, and in those few days consumed more chocolate than I normally would have in a year. I left a hotel room littered with chocolate wrappers and came home – tired, weary, with a suitcase too heavy to carry. Petrified, I stepped on the scales. I had lost weight. Yes I had lost weight!! Such divine sweetness.
UPDATE: The Winners of the Cadbury Giveaway are…
Claire, Naomi Ellis, Twinpink2, NYE, Jacinta @ ModelMumma, Jo @ LittleMelbourne, Su Chin, Maxabella, Veronica and Ms.Dovic! Congratulations!