Friday, March 5, 2010

COWGIRL CHOCOLATES Review & Giveaway! CONTEST CLOSED!

CONTEST CLOSED!


A few weeks ago, I was blessed to receive a sample box of Cowgirl Chocolates. Holey moley! Those were the best chocolates I've had in many a long year! Each chocolate truffle is unique in spice and taste. From mild to screaming mad -- the taste is just sensational.

How did these wonderful chocolates come into the world? From the website:
Head Cowgirl Marilyn Lysohir founded Cowgirl Chocolates in
1997. Her two favorite things in the world are art (she has a notable career as a ceramic sculptor) and chocolate. In fact her first job was working in a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania.
Marilyn mingled some favorite memories with some new ideas to create an American original, Cowgirl Chocolates.

Cowgirl Chocolates has won a total of 16 product awards and 2 packaging awards and is located in Moscow, Idaho USA. It has also been featured on the Food Network
on “Unwrapped” and “Extreme Cuisine” and in the New York Times and Toronto Star among others.


There are many great flavours available from Cowgirl Chocolates. Each tin or box can be filled with your own choice of flavours, too. The head Cowgirl aims to please! :)

These are the flavours available on the website:

Mild Truffles: Pure Milk Chocolate, Double Dark Chocolate, Ivory Orange, and Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate.

Spicy Truffles: Spicy Double Dark Chocolate,
Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate, Spicy Hazelnut Milk Chocolate, Spicy Cappuccino, Mini Habanero Dark Chocolates, Buckin’ Hot Habanero Caramels.

New Solid Chocolate Bar flavors:
(dark chocolate 55% cocoa, milk chocolate 33% cocoa)


Mild mannered: Milk Chocolate,
Dark Chocolate, Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate,
Lavender Dark Chocolate, Lemonade White Chocolate

Spicy: Spicy Huckleberry Dark Chocolate, Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Chocolate, Spicy Lime/Tequila Dark Chocolate,
Spicy Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate, Spicy Mint Milk Chocolate.

The spicy Double Dark Chocolate was my favourite truffle by far. The heat is intense... for a moment -- in the back of the throat. Then the sweet depth of the chocolate delights the tongue.
Okay. So I'm waxing lyrical -- indulge me. The truffles are just that good!

Review Daddy loved the Mild Double Dark Chocolate Truffle best of all. The look on his face was just priceless. He tells me that the flavours were perfectly balanced and tasted better than any fine European chocolates he's eaten.

However, my absolute favourite piece was the mighty spicy ***BUCKIN' HOT*** Habanero Caramel! The head Cowgirl says, They'll have you lickin' your lips and shakin' your hips!
That's no joke, friends! They are H*O*T*!
But these soft, buttery caramels are also sweet, creamy, and melt- in-your-mouth! Yeah... the heat stays with with you for a while -- but it's a good heat.

Cowgirl Chocolates also offers products such as Hot Cocoa (Spicy & Mild), Peanut Brittle, Caramel sauce, and Chocolate sauce! Indulge yourself with these oh, so delicious treats!

The head Cowgirl herself has offered one of our readers a chance to win their own 1/3 pound sampler of Cowgirl Chocolates!

Just enter below for your chance to win! Open to USA only, please!

***NOTICE:You MUST leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile. If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!***

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Cowgirl Chocolates and pick out a flavour that you'd love to try, then come back here and tell us about it.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

1. Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter -- leave your Twitter name for verification!

2. Follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect (Located on the sidebar)

3. Become a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook (link on Sidebar!)

4. Follow @MysticRaindrops on Twitter -- leave your Twitter name for verification!

5. Tweet about this contest (no more than once daily, please!) then come back here and leave your Twitter status URL.
@GeorgiaMist Win a 1/3 pound Cowgirl Chocolates Sampler box from Gathering My Roses! PLS RT! http://bit.ly/bSkcaX

6. Post the link to this contest on your blog, Facebook, or MySpace page(s) and link back here!

7. Enter another contest on our blog and then come back and tell us which one.

8. Sign up for the Cowgirl Chocolates newsletter.

This contest will run from Friday, March 5 until Sunday March 14.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary sampler box of Cowgirl Chocolates for the purpose of review. I was under no obligation to review this item. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are based on my own use and experience with the item.

193 comments:

rubymoon said...

Since I love orange and espresso and dark chocolate my choice would be:

Spicy Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate

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Margie said...

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Margie said...

I'd like to try the Mild Milk Chocolate Bar.
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Amber said...

I would most like to try the Spicy Huckleberry Dark Chocolate - now that's a flavour you won't find in Godiva!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I entered your Misikko Professional flat-iron giveaway!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

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Thank you for the giveaway :)
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mverno said...

Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate
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julis55 said...

I'd like to try the Mild Milk Chocolate Bar.

madeline said...

I'd like to try their Lavender Dark Chocolate and Spicy Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate. And I know my husband would love to try their spicy hot cocoa!
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WCatDD said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Mint Bar

WCatDD said...

I'm a Facebook Fan (Miriam Tirips)

WCatDD said...

I follow you on Twitter (@WCatDD)

WCatDD said...

I entered the Misikko Professional Flat-Iron Giveaway

csue said...

The Spicy Orange Espresso.

Domestic Diva said...

The Spicy Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate and the Sarsaparilla Milk chocolate sound yummy.

llinda29 said...

I like Mild_dbl_dark

cristiniscouponcrazy said...

id like to try the milk choc truffles and Lemonade White Chocolate Bar
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cdziuba said...

I want to try this: Mild Dark Chococlate Bar
Price: $2.50
Dark chocolate in its purest form


cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

cdziuba said...

Signed up for the Cowgirl Chocolates newsletter

cdziuba said...

entered Misikko

cdziuba said...

I posted your giveaway on my Facebook page Carol P Dziuba

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cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

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Crown the Queen said...

the lemonade white chocolate sounds great!

Crown the Queen said...

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Crown the Queen said...

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Crown the Queen said...

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Crown the Queen said...

im in the flatiron giveaway

LG said...

I like this blog . . first time and will be back

sksweeps said...

I'd love to try the Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate truffle!

Kia89 said...

I would like to try the Mild Milk Chocolate Bar.
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

The Mild Milk Chocolate Bar is the one item I would like to try first. Thanks!

Audrey said...

Id like the orange and dark chocolate. Thankyou! :)

Missybeez said...

I like the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Bar.
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Missybeez said...

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Jenndiggy said...

I follow google friend connect.

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Jenndiggy said...

I'd love to try those habenero caramels.

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ginnn7 said...

i would like to try Spicy Mint Milk Chocolate. i love mint. thanks

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ginnn7 said...

I Follow Gathering My Roses

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ginnn7 said...

Sign up for the Cowgirl Chocolates newsletter

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ginnn7 said...

i entered the Black & chocolate purse hanger contest

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Katie said...

The Lavender Dark Chocolate bar sounds delicious!
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Valancia said...

Spicy lime tequila bar
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Valancia said...

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Valancia said...

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Valancia said...

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Valancia said...

I signed up for the cowgirl newsletter with this email- skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

cdziuba said...

entered Walmart

cdziuba said...

entered Misikko

Kim R. said...

I'd love to try the Double Dark Chocolate, Thanks!
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Kim R. said...

I signed up for the Cowgirl Newsletter, Thanks!
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Kim R. said...

I'm a Facebook Fan, Thanks!
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Kim R. said...

I'm following, Thanks!
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Kim R. said...

I have entered the Olay Contest, thanks!
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Judy said...

I'd like to try the Habanero Caramel.

Judy said...

I follow @GeorgiaMist on twitter as BBirdie2

Judy said...

I am a FB fan of Gathering My Roses (Judith Beach)

Judy said...

I follow via GFC

Judy said...

I follow @mysticraindrops on twitter as BBirdie2

Judy said...

I entered the Olay giveaway

Judy said...

Subscribed to Cowgirl Chocolates newsletter.

Judy said...

Posted to my FB wall with link back:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gathering-Roses-Journey-to-a-Healthier-Life/160312853450#!/?ref=home

Judy said...

Tweet:
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mogrill said...

The spicy orange dark chocolate espresso sounds yummy. Thanks for the chance.
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ChelseaF said...

I would love to try the Habenero caramels!

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debsweeps4 said...

I'd like to try the Lemonade White Chocolate. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I want to try the saspirilla milk chocolate truffle bar. I love rootbeer and am very curious about this.

silverhartgirl said...

I would love to try the Lavender Dark Chocolate

Emily said...

I'd go with the mild milk chocolate bar.

Marci said...

also entered the purse hanger giveaway.
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Marci said...

I'd love to try the flavor Spicy Orange Espresso
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Carol said...

I have actually had some of these and they are excellent. Would like the Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate.

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Carol said...

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Carol said...

Entered the Walmart giveaway.

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Valancia said...

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paewing2008 said...

I'd like to try the spicy double dark chocolate truffles.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i subscribe to their newsletter

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i'd like to try the peanut brittle

-lauren
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phrannie said...

mmm! choccy!! i would love to try the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Bar!
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samsam26 said...

These truffle bars sound decadent and yummy. I would love to try the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Chocolate Bar.

Wendi P said...

So hard to choose only one thing as they all look really yummmmmmy! The Spicy Orange Espresso Bar would be my first choice.

Wendi P said...

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Karyn Hughes said...

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Karyn Hughes said...

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Karyn Hughes said...

This one sounds good! Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Chocolate -
perfectly roasted macadamia nuts blended with deep dark chocolate

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Karyn Hughes said...

Also entered the Olay giveaway
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Karyn Hughes said...

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Valancia said...

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Angie said...

I am a real Hazenut fan, so I think I'd go for the Spicy Hazelnut Milk Choc. Truffle! Yum!!

Angie
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Karyn Hughes said...

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Cynthia said...

I want to try the habanero caramel! Woohoo!

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Heather Fawcett said...

I would love to try the Lemonade White Chocolate Bar.

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nfmgirl said...

I'm a mint girl, so I'd have to go for the Spicy Mint!

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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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Silver Bella said...

I think the Lemonade White Chocolate sounds incredibly interesting! I'd be very interested to try it!!

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Valancia said...

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Deb S said...

I'd really enjoy the spicy hot chocolate!

Tori said...

I would love to try
Cowgirl 1/2 Pound Spicy Cherry Mango Macademia Bark
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Tori said...

I am following via google
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Tori said...

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samsam26 said...

I habe also entered the Olay Total Effects giveaway.
Thank you for all the opportunities to win these great items!!

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Mary A said...

I would also like to get one of the spicy Easter Bunnies. Thanks for the giveaway.

nfmgirl said...

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ky2here said...

Mini habanero dark chocolate for me - you only live once!

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Jolee said...

Oh, my. These sound divine. I'd like to try the good ole' milk chocolate and Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate. YUM!

Jolee said...

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Lauren said...

I SO want to try the chipotle caramels! Oh my. We love everything chipotle.

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Melissa said...

I would love to try the Spicy Dark Huckleberry flavor!

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Kat said...

I am conventional so i'd try the mild milk chocolate bar....

krenee said...

For some reason I have a hankering for the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Bar.... must be the West calling to me.

krenee said...

I am also a fan of Gathering My Roses on facebook :]


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Elliot + Brandy Wilson said...

I'd like the lavender dark chocolate bar.

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chatterBOX said...

Would love to try the Spicy Truffles

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chatterBOX said...

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Karyn Hughes said...

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nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
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Valancia said...

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luckycat1818 said...

I follow with google friend connect as luckycat1818.

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luckycat1818 said...

I would love to try their spicy mint truffle bar.

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Nikki said...

I would love to try the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Chocolate, they sound delicious and unique.

Emmy*Coffee said...

I'd like to try the drinking chocolates

EmmettFerret said...

MIld milk chocolate.. mmmmmm

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Karyn Hughes said...

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saturdaynightfever said...

Lemonade White Chocolate!

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susitravl said...

Spicy orange dark chocolate espresso - sounds fantastic!

contestrobyn said...

I'd love to try the Lavender Dark Chocolate Bar

contestrobyn said...

I follow Gathering Roses on FB

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contestrobyn said...

I follow you on Google Friend

contestrobyn said...

I follow Georgia Mist on Twitter

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contestrobyn said...

I tweeted

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Cecilia said...

I'd live to try the lemonade white chocolate.

thank you
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Valancia said...

daily tweet, http://twitter.com/skyxsky27/status/10443793842

tree said...

i'd love to try the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar! yum!

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Brooke said...

Heavens the only thing I really want to try FIRST would be the Habanero Caramels... Hubby and I like spice and I bet these would be great... weeshenanigans (At) gmail (dot) com

tina reynolds said...

i follow on gfc

tina reynolds said...

i really like the Spicy Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Sarah C said...

Spicy cappuccino sounds yummy!

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Sarah C said...

Google friend connect follower

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jandsfox_143 said...

I would love to try the Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate.
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kk said...

I'd like to try Peanut Butter Brittle. Thanks!

karen said...

I'd love to try the Spicy Lime Tequila Bar. Thanks.

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Melissa B. said...

Spicy Lime Tequila

susan1215 said...

mild milk chocolate bar sounds good

susan1215 said...

Entered Misikko Flat Iron giveaway

susan1215 said...

google friend

Jennifer T. said...

I signed up for the Cowgirl Chocolates newsletter.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm a facebook fan under username Jennie Tilson.

Jennifer T. said...

I follow through Google Friend Connect.

Jennifer T. said...

I'd like to try the Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate truffle bar.

Valancia said...

http://twitter.com/skyxsky27/status/10483400587

ccboobooy(charity) said...

I would love the Lavender Dark Chocolate. Thanks


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ccboobooy(charity) said...

following @GeorgiaMist on Twitter

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ccboobooy(charity) said...

follwoing your blog.


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ccboobooy(charity) said...

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ccboobooy(charity) said...

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Ken M said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate.

Ken M said...

I follow GeorgiaMist on Twitter as Schmoolander

Ken M said...

I follow Gathering My Roses with Google Connect

Ken M said...

I am a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook.

Ken M said...

I sent a tweet about the contest today http://twitter.com/Schmoolander/status/10484536711

Ken M said...

I follow MysticRaindrops on twitter as Schmoolander

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to try the Spicy Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate, thanks!

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purango said...

I would like to try the Mild Milk Chocolate Bar. garrettsambo@aol.com

Nancy S. said...

I would like the Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter - ncschools

Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog with google friend.

barblong said...

I would really like to try the habenero caramels.

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Nancy S. said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/10499686607