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."
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:
- Life of Pi
- 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