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Archive for February 8, 2010

VALENTINE’S DAY: With Love From Mickey Mouse

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M-I-C-K-E-Y chocolate gifts are fun.
Photo courtesy Leonidas.com.

You don’t have to be a kid to adore this Mickey Mouse Assortment of Belgian chocolates from Leonidas—but what kid wouldn’t be thrilled to get one?

The retro keepsake gift box contains 16 pieces of chocolate embossed with Mickey’s smiling face, in four different flavors:

  • Milk chocolate filled with caramel flan
  • Marble chocolate filled with a hazelnut praliné ganache
  • White chocolate filled with hazelnut praliné and pieces of biscuits (cookies)
  • Dark chocolate filled with hazelnut praliné

Visit Leonidas.com or phone 1-800-900-CHOC.

Do you think Minnie will be getting a box for Valentine’s Day?

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VALENTINE’S DAY: Be My “Pink & White” Cookie

The popular Black & White cookie has been dressed in Valentine’s Day colors (a.k.a., the Pink & White).

We think they’re a lovely gift for a deserving young lady. Find them at William Greenberg Desserts, or phone 1.800.255-8278.

Looking for more Valentine goodies for the kids?

Check out the Mickey Mouse chocolates above, and see our Best Valentine’s Gifts for Kids list, including heart-shaped cookies and brownies and the cutest mice and penguin bonbons from Burdick Chocolate, a NIBBLE top pick of the week.

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The black & white goes pink & white for
Valentine’s Day. Photo courtesy
WmGreenbergDesserts.com.

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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bars

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Try all 13 flavors of Green & Black’s organic
chocolate bars if you’re one of the five
lucky winners! Photo courtesy Green & Black’s.

Though there are plenty of non-chocolate gifts you could buy for your Valentine, let’s face it: Often, you can’t go wrong with chocolate.

If you or your Valentine is the type who appreciates a finer chocolate bar than newsstand brands, enter this week’s Gourmet Giveaway for your chance to win the entire line of Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bars. With strong flavors that include Cherry, Espresso, Ginger and Mint—and the newest flavor, Peanut—each bar has something different to offer—as you’ll be more than happy to discover.

  • THE PRIZE: Five winners will take home the entire line of Green & Black’s chocolate bars. Flavors include Almond, Cherry, Dark 70%, Dark 85%, Espresso, Ginger, Hazelnut & Currant, Maya Gold, Milk 34%, Mint, Peanut, Toffee and White. Approximate retail value: $45.00.
  • To Enter This Gourmet Giveaway: Go to the box at the bottom of our Gourmet Chocolate Section and enter your email address for the prize drawing. This contest closes on Monday, February 15th at noon, Eastern Time. Good luck!
  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT: In celebration of the launch of the new Peanut bar, Green & Black’s is offering a special $1 off coupon for customers. Click here to print the downloadable coupon that can be used at select retailers.
  • Find out more about the chocolate at GreenAndBlacks.com

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VALENTINE’S DAY: A Meaty Gift

What would you give to a man who gave you a dozen long-stemmed roses?

How about a dozen “long-stemmed” steak strips?

Gary West, makers of our favorite jerky and a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week, has created this meaty gift for that someone special who’d rather bite into beef than chocolate—the person for whom nothing says ”I Love You” like a jerky bouquet.

Your lucky Valentine will receive a dozen moist, tender, flavorful steak strips in your choice of flavor combinations (Black Pepper, Cajun, Teriyaki and Traditional). That’s 12 ounces of steak, wrapped in red tissue paper.

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A dozen long-stemmed steak jerky strips are the
perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone you know.
Photo courtesy GaryWest.com.

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TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Party

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A chocolate-lover’s dream: hot chocolate and
chocolate truffles. Photo courtesy Woodhouse
Chocolate
, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day fun but a chocolate-tasting or wine-and-cheese party aren’t for you, how about a cocoa and hot chocolate tasting? Explore the differences and pick your favorite brands while enjoying delicious cups of chocolate.

Cocoa is made from cocoa powder; hot chocolate is made from bits of chocolate—it’s richer because of the higher percentage of cocoa butter in the chocolate.

We love hot chocolate tastings, and have them regularly as a treat in THE NIBBLE offices.

 

And if you need guidance, here’s how to hold a tasting party.

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