A Gourmet Chocolate Giveaway! (Closed)

Gourmet Chocolate Giveaway | Fork Knife Swoon @forkknifeswoon

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a sweet tooth, which more often than not involves chocolate. Yesterday, I got distracted by the fancy chocolate bar aisle in one of my favorite specialty markets, and while pondering the options on display, I decided I should absolutely share some of my chocolate obsession with one of you lovely readers… Because, I like you. A lot.

And this is a small, small way to say thank you, for reading, cooking with me, and allowing this little space on the internet to exist. Also, fancy chocolate makes a pretty great stocking stuffer, amiright?

Gourmet Chocolate Giveaway | Fork Knife Swoon @forkknifeswoon

SO, I picked out a collection of gourmet chocolate bars in a variety of flavors. The giveaway includes thirteen chocolate bars, in no particular order:

Pike Place Espresso dark chocolate truffle bar
Oh my S’mores! milk chocolate
Hazelnut crunch milk chocolate
Emerald City Mint milk chocolate truffle
Congo coffee & cream milk chocolate
Pure 70% dark chocolate
Milk chocolate ginger chai
Peace, love & peppermint dark chocolate
Dark chocolate cherry
Peppermint stick dark chocolate
Ginger dark chocolate
Sea salt dark chocolate


Yes, maple bacon chocolate.

I’ll wrap them up and send a package off to one lucky winner,  which should (hopefully) arrive in time for Christmas!

To enter, just tell me your all-time favorite type of chocolate in the comments below!

The details: Chocolate giveaway open to U.S. residents (or with a U.S. mailing address). Giveaway ends Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:59 PST. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on this post, as well as notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Emily (who loves dark chocolate covered pretzels)! Thank you so much to EVERYONE who entered. I absolutely loved hearing all about your favorite chocolates, and can’t wait to try a few new brands! The winner will be contacted shortly via email.

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  1. 12.22.14
    Kelsey Zink said:

    If i had to pick a favorite, it might be salted caramel chocolate – but really, there are few I don’t like! 🙂

  2. 12.21.14
    Susan Christy said:

    My all time favorite is milk chocolate.

  3. 12.21.14

    I think my favorite domestic chocolate is ghirardelli dark chocolate with salted caramel squares… mmm, so good. We had some truffles in Switzerland while on vacation this year… Swiss chocolate is pretty much unbeatable, but that was a once in a lifetime kind of thing. 😉

  4. 12.21.14
    Jessica F said:

    Chai Dark Chocolate is my fav!

  5. 12.21.14
    Jessica F said:

    Theo Chai dark chocolate is my all time fav!

  6. 12.21.14
    Leanne T said:

    Oh Happy Day! I love it ALL! But my favorite is Dark Chocolate!

  7. 12.21.14

    My favorite is dark chocolate and honeycomb.

  8. 12.21.14
    Sarah P. said:

    What a great giveaway! I LOVE chocolate, and my favorite would have to be Vosges… pretty much all of them, but in particular, the one with caramel and pink Himalayan salt.

  9. 12.21.14
    Risa said:

    Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Almonds!

  10. 12.21.14
    Kaitlin said:

    Whole Foods makes this amazing dark chocolate bar with pears and almonds. That’s probably one of my all-time favorites.

  11. 12.21.14
    Renee said:

    My favorite is Toffee brittle chocolate

  12. 12.21.14
    Chelsea F. said:

    I love all chocolate, but with toffee is one of my favorites.

  13. 12.21.14
    Chelsea F. said:

    I love chocolate with toffee.

  14. 12.21.14
    Sharon said:

    Any Lindt chocolate bar. ANY.

  15. 12.21.14

    Lindt white chocolate balls featured this year stole my heart. Where would we be without chocolate. Always ready to try new brands!

  16. 12.21.14
    Suellen said:

    Gheradelli dark 60% as my regular go to bar but I do like their peppermint flavored chocolate at this time of year.

  17. 12.21.14

    I haven’t tried a lot of the chocolate bars shown. My favorite type is any type of milk chocolate. This time of year I do like ones with mint.

  18. 12.20.14
    AndreaH said:

    My all time favorite type of chocolate is dark 70%.

  19. 12.20.14
    Mahdis said:

    Trader Joes has this AWESOME dark chocolate bar with black sea salt I think and caramel. SO GOOD

  20. 12.20.14
    heather said:

    My all time favorite chocolate is dark.

  21. 12.20.14
    jane said:

    Dark chocolate is always my preferance.

  22. 12.20.14
    Marsha Lynne said:

    Favorite chocolate is a cake called “Messy Cake” by my mother. Just thinking about it reminds me of the wonderful flavor.

  23. 12.20.14
    Susan said:

    There was milk chocolate, broken or cut very thick, and wrapped in gold cellophane on the first floor of a department store in St Louis. Stix or Famous, I believe. I can see it, smell it and taste it 70 years later. I’d give anything (well, maybe not anything) to have it again. I think of it often.

  24. 12.20.14
    Susie said:

    The best chocolate here in Springfield, MO is Askinosie Chocolate. It is made by a former criminal defense attorney who changed careers to become a chocolate maker. He buys fare trade beans from all over the world to make chocolate in the Ozarks. I love their peppermint bark and the factory smells delicious!

  25. 12.20.14
    Suzy P. said:

    Perugina Dark Chocolate Baci!

  26. 12.20.14
    Lachelle Bodine said:

    Just about any kind of chocolate with mint!

  27. 12.20.14
    Krista said:

    Dark chocolate with hazelnuts!

  28. 12.20.14
    christina said:

    lindt dark chocolate!

  29. 12.20.14
    Ally said:

    I loooooove chocolate with toffee bits 🙂

  30. 12.20.14
    Lauren E said:

    My favorite flavor – coincidentally discovered just this week – is Theo Congo Coffee + Cream. So glad to see it’s part of your giveaway!

  31. 12.20.14
    Jess said:

    chocolate + mint!

  32. 12.20.14
    Jen said:


  33. 12.20.14
    Amy said:

    The darker the better. You can’t go wrong.

  34. 12.19.14
    Maxine Detlefsen said:

    My daughter just asked what my favorite chocolate is. I will turn 101 years-of-age in January, and I eat chocolate everyday of my life. My favorite? Dark chocolate with caramel and roasted Pecans. I sometimes make my own “Turtles”. People tease me about the amount of chocolate I eat, but I’m healthy, happy and very old, so it must doing some good.

  35. 12.19.14
    jenn b said:

    One of our local chocolate shops has a mayan drinking chocolate that is absolutely addictive, but I’m also partial to dark chocolate covered almonds or anything with sea salt.

  36. 12.19.14
    Candace Detlefsen said:

    Wow! The Best Chocolates! I love good-quality dark chocolate with roasted Hazelnuts. I also love homemade orange or grapefruit rinds coated with dark chocolate, and dark chocolate with roasted or smoked chiles. A few years ago I attended a fancy luncheon hosted by Japanese exchange students. The highlight of that meal(in my opinion) was White Chocolate Truffles coated with Matcha Green Tea powder! Heavenly!

  37. 12.19.14
    Aunt Day Day said:

    Very simple answer for me….ANYTHING dark chocolate. (I think that’s why I was overjoyed when they started making Mounds with dark chocolate)!

  38. 12.19.14
    Susie Bryan said:

    For highbrow taste, I would go to Askinosie Chocolate right here in Springfield. Their company office smells wonderful! On the more lowbrow side, chocolate Whoppers malted milk balls are the best!

  39. 12.19.14
    Kelly G said:

    dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt

  40. 12.19.14
    Robin said:

    My very favorite chocolate is from Joel Durand chocolatier in St. Remy France. I was there last December and I loved their alphabet chocolates. All different flavors.

  41. 12.19.14
    Greg said:

    My favorite chocolate is a bar of Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark 60% Cacao Evening Dream Bar. Dark, but not too dark. Just the right balance.

  42. 12.19.14

    Maple Bacon sounds amazing~I’ve never tried that kind. My favorite is chocolate and almonds. Thanks for sponsoring this post!

  43. 12.19.14
    dianne said:

    My favorite is See’s dark chocolate covered caramels.

  44. 12.19.14
    Debbie G said:

    Milk or dark chocolate, with caramel, &/or nuts. I really enjoy most high quality chocolate. I think a little(or a lot) of chocolate everyday is a good thing!

  45. 12.19.14
    Debbie said:

    Dark chocolate with sea salt caramel, or dark chocolate with coffee or dark chocolate by itself is glorious.

  46. 12.19.14

    Hands down, the very best chocolates come from Seattle and are made by Dilettante. Everything is delicious but the hand dipped Ephemere truffles are exquisite! Incredibly creamy chocolate that’s not too sweet and melts lovingly on the tongue. Oh my goodness. Heaven! I remember waiting in line on weekends after a movie or play to be seated in their tiny (the original) Broadway location. We’d have a decadent cake or pastry and leave with a box of truffles for “emergency supplies.” Sweet memories (in more than one way!).

  47. 12.19.14
    Alison H. said:

    I love dark chocolate truffles.

  48. 12.19.14
    Christy Qualin said:

    Theo sea salt almond dark chocolate.

  49. 12.19.14
    Carol G said:

    Dove. Dark especially, but any Dove Chocolate.

  50. 12.19.14
    Patty B said:

    My favorite is See’s! See’s milk-chocolate covered-Butterscotch Squares. Mmmm.

  51. 12.19.14
    Bethany Kocher said:

    dark chocolate covered candied orange rinds; the bitterness of the chocolate, the texture of the orange rind… devine

  52. 12.19.14
    Michelle M. said:

    I love Ghiradelli’s dark chocolate bars and and dark chocolate covered espresso beans.:)

  53. 12.19.14
    Dawn Lovell said:

    I Love Milk chocolate! Dark chocolate! Just chocolate in general!

  54. 12.19.14
    Carmen Carlton said:

    I love Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans!!!

  55. 12.19.14
    Dawn Lovell said:

    I love milk chocolate! Dark chocolate! Just chocolate on general! 🙂

  56. 12.19.14
    Kim Weinert said:

    I love chocolate in general but my all time favorite is Salted Caramel Chocolate!

  57. 12.19.14
    Hannah G said:

    I really like dark chocolate with almonds in it.

  58. 12.19.14
    Erika P. said:

    Dark chocolate with almonds

  59. 12.19.14
    Heather M said:

    Toured Theo’s chocolate Factory a few years ago where I first tasted chocolate nibs….a memorable experience!

  60. 12.19.14
    Rachel said:

    Green & Black makes a really good milk chocolate with peanuts and sea salt. Yum! But generally I go for dark chocolate with peppermint – it’s great for any season!

  61. 12.19.14
    Candice said:

    I love dark chocolate.

  62. 12.19.14

    I love any chocolate with sea salt!

  63. 12.19.14

    I’ve learned to like white chocolate, even though I know it’s not really, you know, chocolate. My wife gets migraine headaches. I made the almond bark from your recipe using white chocolate and it was great! Thanks.

  64. 12.19.14
    Jenn said:

    I LOVE dark chocolate. It’s my late afternoon treat!

  65. 12.19.14
    Pam R said:

    I love white chocolate in any way, shape or form. I know it’s not “real” chocolate. Regardless it’s delicious!

  66. 12.19.14
    Meg Hobbs said:

    I love dark chocolate with any kind of nuts. Also, I’ll admit, I can’t resist crisped rice in a chocolate bar. Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. 12.19.14
    Shari said:

    Salted Caramels! Oh, and anything with a fruity cream inside…oh wait, marshmallows are good too. Oh, but don’t forget about chocolate mint! I love it all – would never turn my nose up at any chocolate!! I prefer dark chocolate…but Milk and white work too!

  68. 12.19.14
    Madelynne Johnson said:

    How Fun! I love dark chocolate with sea salt. Throw in a few nuts and caramel and I’m a happy girl.

  69. 12.19.14
    Peter Mathis said:

    Dark chocolate truffles!

  70. 12.19.14
    Jenn said:

    Dark chocolate of any kind, but especially when it’s coating burnt toffee or mixed into a mocha.

  71. 12.19.14
    Liz said:

    I truly love all chocolate, but I think milk chocolate might be my favorite. I wonderful sweet giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  72. 12.19.14
    Suzi S. said:

    Dark-dark chocolate. Delicious!

  73. 12.19.14
    anna parker said:

    I love so many but an all time favorite is the See’s candies almond buds.

  74. 12.19.14
    Deanna said:

    Seely Peppermint Patties- Dark Chocolate made with fair trade chocolate and organic agave from a small Oregon mint farm. Very addicting if you like dark chocolate and mint.

  75. 12.19.14
    Maneesha Pradhan said:

    These truffles that I had from a small store, in a small alley in Paris. I have no recollection of the name. The chocolates looked so beautiful had to go in and try.

  76. 12.19.14
    Amy said:

    Hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows.

  77. 12.19.14
    Gregor Weitzel said:

    Chocolate Mousse at a restaurant in Berkeley, long since gone; currently very dark chocolate, about 70 %

  78. 12.19.14
    Brittany said:

    It may not be very fancy, but my favorite chocolates are the chocolate “oranges” that you WHACK on a table and the chocolate splits into “slices”. I’ve gotten them every year for Christmas since I was a kid, and they hold such special memories in their delicious chocolate-y selves!

  79. 12.19.14
    Lury Budde said:

    I love DARK CHOCOLATE! And I will confess I’m obsessed with Spanish cocoa chocolate covered almonds! I have never had chocolate with bacon sounds like I need to try it.

  80. 12.19.14
    Tamie said:

    Chocolate almond bar is our fav! It’s nice to see my husband sneaking in fridge to grab a piece…nice change of pace since it’s always me. Merry Christmas! Keep the great recipes coming.

  81. 12.19.14
    Moira said:

    See’s turtles! Love carmel & chocolate!!

  82. 12.19.14
    Lacie said:

    All chocolate is delicious, but if I could only eat one it would probably be something with chocolate and toffee!

  83. 12.19.14
    Donna said:

    Sea salt caramels covered with dark chocolate….yum!

  84. 12.19.14
    ali said:

    dark chocolate with sea salt and nuts!

  85. 12.19.14
    Mary Ann said:

    Chocolate flavored Chocolate of course! That means any kind ; )

  86. 12.19.14
    Simone Sika said:

    A dark chocolate/caramel/sea salt combo. So delicious!

  87. 12.19.14
    Lorna said:

    Chuao firecracker!

  88. 12.19.14
    Elizabeth said:

    dark chocolate with sea salt

  89. 12.19.14
    Sharon said:

    Dark chocolate with caramel and a grain or two of salt.

  90. 12.19.14
    Lois said:

    Love chocolate toffee with any type of nuts! Yum

  91. 12.19.14
    marpy said:

    A long time ago, a friend from “across the pond” sent me some dark chocolate with chilies in it. For a while there, I made some of the best chili you could eat! My neighbors still request it…but I can’t find it (or even remember the brand) and my friend is long since gone.

  92. 12.19.14
    Amy C. said:

    I have incredibly fond memories of Ritter Sport bars when we lived in Germany many years ago. I had never tasted anything so good as the marzipan one. It’s still pretty good although I’ve had a few years since then to broaden my taste bud horizons!

  93. 12.19.14
    Meagan Denman said:

    Ghirardelli chocolate sunday at the Ghirardelli shops 🙂

  94. 12.19.14
    Jessica Roberts said:

    I love your recipes!! Favorite chocolate would have to be dark chocolate with hazlenuts

  95. 12.19.14
    Lynn said:

    I’ll never forget going to Pike Place and sampling chocolate covered (all kinds of chocolate) covered cherries. Yum! I’m now drooling on my keyboard. Guess if I had to pick one favorite, I’d say Dark.

    • 12.19.14
      Sheila Carnall said:

      My absolute favourite chocolate is the inspiring Ghirardelli intense dark with sea salt squares. Eating one of these transports me from drab reality to a landscape of sheer indulgence. Mmmmmmmm. I can taste it now!

  96. 12.19.14
    Rachel Bradford said:

    Any type of dark chocolate – especially with sea salt and caramel.
    I love any chocolate I can share with my sons who have a sweet tooth too.

  97. 12.19.14

    Wow, yum! I love Theo Chocolate! I had the opportunity to tour their factory when I was visiting in Seattle… love their stuff!

  98. 12.19.14
    Sonya said:

    Fruit and Nut Cadbury bar

  99. 12.19.14
    Amy L said:

    My favorite is the Lindt Dark Chocolate bar with Sea Salt

  100. 12.19.14
    Andrea E. said:

    Any dark chocolate with marshmallow – I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and supper! so gooey and rich! The s’mores bar you picked up made my heart go pitter pat! 🙂

  101. 12.19.14
    Janet T said:

    My all time favorite chocolate would be dark chocolate chips, easy to grab a handful of them and mix with dried fruit and nuts.

  102. 12.19.14
    pp said:

    I really enjoy chocolate with caramel of any kind.

  103. 12.19.14
    Ellen M. said:

    I love 70% cocoa dark chocolate bars, and good old Hershey bars with almonds. Thanks for sharing the goodies with us!!

  104. 12.19.14
    Nancy S said:

    I love all the kinds you chose, but one of my favorites is Goldentree chocolate found only in Ghana. I ate it when I visited there my junior year in college and ended up writing an 80 page thesis about it. Their orange flavored chocolate is my favorite!

  105. 12.19.14
    Robbin Z. said:

    Dark chocolate with orange is a classic and is my go-to. That said, one of these could easily take its place 😀

  106. 12.18.14
    Lisa said:

    I don’t think I could pick just one type of chocolate to be my favorite…but I do love chocolate with hazelnut, sea salt, MARZIPAN, or mint!

  107. 12.18.14
    Kara May said:

    Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar with Sea Salt and Toffee!

  108. 12.18.14

    My all-time favorite chocolate would have to be dark chocolate with cardamom — magnifique!

  109. 12.18.14
    TaraO said:

    It’s so hard to say what my favorite is! I will go with dark chocolate, but the truth is that I’ve never encountered a chocolate I didn’t like 🙂

  110. 12.18.14
    mellisa said:

    hershey’s used to make a chocolate with little bits of minty cookies in it. they don’t make it anymore, and it is a travesty! way better than the cookies and cream version they still make.

  111. 12.18.14

    When I was in Italy last spring, I picked up a delicious creamy hazelnut chocolate bar that will never be replaced in my mind. That chocolate sure does look yummy, though!

  112. 12.18.14
    Lisa said:

    Very dark chocolate, with nibs or nuts!

  113. 12.18.14
    Ellen M. said:

    I love 70% cocoa dark chocolate bars. Or a Hershey’s Bar with almonds (to go back to my childhood!). Many thanks for sharing these yummy goodies with us!

  114. 12.18.14
    Diane Stavola said:

    Half bittersweet and half semisweet with almonds coated in dark cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne and olive oil with sea salt.

  115. 12.18.14
    Abi said:

    Marzipan rittersport chocolate bar!

  116. 12.18.14
    Emily said:

    Dark chocolate covered pretzels!!

  117. 12.18.14
    Laura said:

    Oh man, any kind of dark chocolate and I’m in!

  118. 12.18.14
    Joanie said:

    White chocolate with peppermint, most definitely!

  119. 12.18.14
    Lindsay M said:

    Ohhh this is a tough one! Lately I’ve been really loving hazelnut truffles from Godiva. Anything with nuts and chocolate though!

  120. 12.18.14
    Michelle said:

    I love anything dark! Nuts, salt, peppermint, and caramel are all bonuses 🙂

  121. 12.18.14
    Inna said:

    I always come back to milk or dark chocolate with hazelnuts.

  122. 12.18.14
    Brittany said:

    I LOVE the chocolate covered potato chips from a specialty chocolatier a couple towns over. The coating is thick and made from quality chocolate. I always look forward to receiving a big box of them on Valentine’s Day 🙂

  123. 12.18.14
    Sarah O said:

    Earl grey chocolate truffles

  124. 12.18.14
    Caitlin said:

    You know, I’ve never been one to say no to chocolate and so I’ve never thought about what my FAVORITE chocolate would be, but I’d have to say either Cadbury’s Mini Eggs or their Fruit & Nut bars. Both items remind me of my parents and my childhood. 🙂

  125. 12.18.14
    Kimberly said:

    It may seem boring, but I like milk chocolate the best. Add in some caramel or peppermint, and it is even better.

  126. 12.18.14
    Kelly B said:

    Definitely chocolate covered coffee beans.

  127. 12.18.14
    Danielle said:

    My all time favorite is Taza Salt & Pepper chocolate. It’s almost impossible to find anymore. Trader Joe’s had a version of it a few years back but they fazed it out.

  128. 12.18.14
    Peggie said:

    Dark chocolate! I had some of Michel Cluizel’s in Paris – heaven!

  129. 12.18.14

    i’m a sucker for deep, dark chocolate. especially with a little sea salt, and some espresso powder. a combination of the best things! although i’ve never tried chocolate and bacon…. so that might be a match 🙂 happy holidays!

  130. 12.18.14
    Liz said:

    My favorite is actually Dove dark chocolate. It just melts in my mouth!

  131. 12.18.14
    Sandhya said:

    Any combo of chocolate and hazelnut!

  132. 12.18.14
    Paige Lowe said:

    My roommate brought chocolate peppermint bark to school (since she’d eaten so much of her family’s, they made her buy her own box and one for the family). Apparently chocolate karma exists because after I started eating it, I couldn’t stop (with her permission, of course).

  133. 12.18.14
    Sarah said:

    I love salted dark chocolate, just a little bit is all you need!

  134. 12.18.14
    Laura R. said:

    Dark chocolate is my go to, whether it is truffles or bars or brownies. Anything dark and rich has my number.

  135. 12.18.14
    Laura said:

    My favorite chocolate ever is this dark chocolate with pink peppercorns that my Dad brought back from a trip to Switzerland. He bought a huge slab of it, but it didn’t last long!

  136. 12.18.14
    Jessica Estrada said:

    Definitely Brazilian candy called Brigadeiro. Tried to make it recently but just didn’t turn out 🙁

  137. 12.18.14
    grace said:

    all-time favorite chocolate? that’s so hard. the first thing that popped into my mind was some dark chocolate-coated coffee beans i had a few months ago. they were a gift and i have no idea from where they came! :/

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