SlowMama’s First Giveaway!

April 27, 2011

First SM Giveaway

Because it’s still the Easter season, and because I love chocolate, and because I appreciate readers like you, I have a little something to give away:

A dainty box of homemade truffles from Glarus Chocolatier

Glarus didn’t ask me to do this; I just thought it would be a fun and celebratory idea, and what could be a better first giveaway here at SlowMama than locally made chocolate?

The Glarus shop is located just down the road from me. It exists because one day a boy named Ben saw a girl named Jennifer on an internet dating site and noticed that she liked chocolate. He was from a long line of Swiss chocolate makers, so he thought he better contact her. The rest is history.

Glarus is the name of Ben’s father’s hometown in Switzerland. Ben and Jennifer wanted to bring back traditional Swiss chocolate-making techniques without the use of auxiliary machinery, and they use original family recipes dating back to 1957. They focus on small-batch, handmade chocolates made from the finest ingredients, without high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives, or anything artificial.

If that isn’t Slow chocolate, I don’t know what is.

There are four truffles in the box:

  • Almond Truffle: Flavorful, dark chocolate center with natural almond oil covered in Swiss milk chocolate and roasted almonds
  • Marc de Champagne: Distinct, champagne-based center accented by strong, Swiss dark chocolate and rolled in confectioner’s sugar
  • Lavender Truffle: Dark chocolate center infused with natural lavender essence, rolled in sugar crystals dyed with natural beet coloring
  • Rigi Spitz: Whipped chocolate ganache and Kirsch brandy dipped in dark chocolate and topped with a white chocolate snow peak

To win these delectable balls of yum, just leave a comment telling me something about your love affair with chocolate… your favorite kind, your happiest memory of eating too much, whatever. If you hate chocolate and still want to enter for someone else, that’s fine — I’m just really sorry that you have that flaw.

I’ll choose a winner at random and announce it here on Friday afternoon. Deadline for comments is Friday at noon (EST). One entry per person, please — or, if you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook, you can leave an extra comment for each telling me so, and increase your chances to win! If you’re shy about leaving a comment — and for some reason, many of my readers here are shy — make up a name. Just don’t use “Kitty,” or I’ll think you’re one of my sisters. (Actually, anyone can win unless you’re a writer for this site, or one of our spouses. Otherwise, it’s fair game.)

Also, because this is a perishable food item, I can only ship to addresses within North America. But if you’re reading from overseas, feel free to share something fun about chocolate with all of us anyway.

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