Merci Chocolates Review and Giveaway

February 20, 2013 37 Comments

Merci Chocolates

Merci Chocolates Giveaway (US only) (Giveaway Over – We picked a winner)

We Have a Winner – Ruth N

I was surprised by the responses on my Facebook page when I asked which type of chocolate my friends enjoyed more, milk or dark. Surprisingly, more of you seem to like dark chocolate over milk chocolate. I would have guessed it would have been 50/50 although there were quite a few responses that said “both”.

For those of you who like both or have mixed tastes in your family, let me tell you about these tasty chocolates I recently received for review.  I was contacted by Caroline who is  helping promote a brand of chocolates manufactured by the German company August Storck KG and called Merci. They come in a box of 20 individually wrapped pieces with an assortment of flavors including Cream Truffle, Hazelnut-Almond, Praline-Creme, and Dark Cream, Coffee and Cream, Dark Mousse, and Milk Chocolate. Each flavor comes in its own individual color so you can tell them apart.

I received my sample just in time for Valentines Day so I could share them with my wife and kids and I can tell you they didn’t last long.  I put them on the counter so we could all choose our favorites and in no time, they were all gone. Hey, it was Valentines Day.

I read somewhere the chocolate is from Venezuela and fabricated in France. On the Storck web site, it says, “The idea for merci was born in 1965, when it began to win over people’s hearts as the first individually wrapped gift-giving chocolate in Germany. Nowadays, people in over 70 countries of the world – from Poland to Singapore, from Sweden to Slovenia – give merci as a gift.”

Availability

From the Storck website, you can put in your zip code to find out where you can purchase Merci chocolates near you. When I put in my zip, I found they were available at my local CVS Pharmacy, Wegmans and Walmart so I don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding them near you.

The Merci Chocolates Academy Awards Giveaway

The Oscars are coming February 24, 2012 and the marketing company, Zocalogroup.com, who sent me the chocolates to review put together an Awards Show Kit to giveaway to one of you guys. The theme of the kit is “the Joy of Thank You” which also ties in with the name of the chocolate. Merci is French for thank you.

On Oscar night there will be lots of thank you speeches from the winners plus plenty of champagne flowing “so as the stars share their thank yous, think of who you’d share a meaningful thank you with if you were on stage and consider saying thank you to someone in your life with a box of Merci chocolates.”

The Awards Show Kit includes:

  • A box of Merci chocolates
  • Four champagne flutes
  • A festive plastic popcorn container
  • A list of tips to help you share meaningful thank yous and toasts

How to Enter

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me who you think is going to win Best Picture:

  • Armour
  • Life of Pi
  • Argo
  • Lincoln
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Django Unchained
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Les Miserables

I’ll count the number of entries and do a random drawing tomorrow, February 24 at 3 pm EST using random.org to pick the winner. I’ll email you for your contact information that I will then send to zocalogroup.com who will send you the Awards Show Kit.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I did receive the Awards Show Kit for review purposes and the opinions about the products are mine, based on my personal experiences.

Please leave only one comment here so everyone has a fair chance and good luck!

We Have a Winner – Ruth N

Merci Chocolates Review and Giveaway
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  1. Arthur Ramirez says:

    Well I think this is the year of The President, so I vote for Lincoln!!

  2. Shonnon says:

    Your site has saved my cooking and my family on a regular. So thank you and I am sure that comes from my family as well! I am very excited about this years Oscars! I enjoyed most of these movies. My pick would be Django! Good luck to them all!

  3. Silver Linings Play Book for sure, loved it!

  4. Robert W, Fox says:

    I think the one that SHOULD win is clearly the Life of Pi. Hopefully the Academy will agree with me.

  5. Colleen G says:

    I loved Argo, so I’m hoping that wins!

  6. Dora Puppa says:

    Thank you for this contest. I enjoy your Facebook Page as it is very informative. My guess is that Les Miserables will win the Oscar for Best Picture.

  7. Naomi Boers says:

    I think that Beasts of the Southern Wild will win, not only because of the message conveyed, but because of the simplicity of how the movie was made. I do not know if it was a low-budget film, but it appears to be. The film is very raw and definitely makes one look inside, it is painful to watch.

  8. Sue Gallivan says:

    First of all, thanks for all of your posts. I really enjoy hearing other people’s opinions on different types of foods. it makes me try things I might not have thougth of. Your contest is a great idea. Who doesn’t like chocolate?
    I don’t have the opportunity to see many films but from what I have heard Argo has many followers. Good luck to all

  9. heidi mae says:

    Argo will win, but wouldnt it be nice if they all got oscars, there is a movie for everyones taste on the list…

  10. Scott Berner says:

    Lincoln…Was he a good cook???

  11. Theresa Swift says:

    Not a dry eye in the house when going to see Les Miserables. I think they will win.

  12. Bill Jordan says:

    I pick the beasts of the southern wild as it was very well done. Great acting!

  13. Jana says:

    I hate to admit that I haven’t seen any of them. But, from reviews that I’ve heard I’m going with Lincoln 🙂

  14. Barb Parker says:

    I think Les Miserables will be the winner of Best Picture. Thanks for all your posts – really enjoy them!

  15. Arnaldo Castillo says:

    Django Unchained. Once again director Quentin Tarantino gives us another classic film.

  16. Andy says:

    Best picture = Lincoln. Amazing movie.

  17. Erica says:

    Life of Pi

  18. Andrea Wernz says:

    I think Les Miserables will win!

  19. Cindy Jones says:

    LIncoln- Totally captivating, revealing, and humbling movie.Fell in love with history all over again.

  20. Debra Kerns says:

    Ah, I think Lincoln will probably take the award, and it certainly is deserving. That being said, and having seen all of the contenders, I would LIKE to see “Beasts of the Southern Wild” win. Why, you ask? To me it is metaphorically and allegorically brilliant!

  21. johngibb says:

    zero dark thirty will probably win though I think it should be lincoln.

  22. Imane says:

    The winner is Lincoln or les miserables

  23. Ryan Huang says:

    Lincoln!

  24. Mychelle Lancaster says:

    I think the winner will be Argo

  25. Vinnie Chesner says:

    Argo

  26. Duella Nixon says:

    Les Miserables!!!

  27. Louis says:

    I hope “Argo” wins
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  28. Ruth Niesen says:

    I loved all of the movies that were nominated, but think that Lincoln will win best picture.

  29. Geraldine says:

    Argo

  30. Meryl says:

    I love Merci chocolates – would love to win this!

  31. Louis says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Joanne Gregory says:

    I think Lincoln will win!

  33. Jessica says:

    Silver Linings Playbook, such a good movie.

  34. Kristen says:

    I think Lincoln will win.

  35. guneet says:

    is merci chocolate veg

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