Monday, 3 March 2014

Birmingham Chocolate: Review and Giveaway!

This household loves chocolate! I would say that chocolate is one of my favourite guilty pleasures. I recently came across Birmingham Chocolate.


Birmingham Chocolate

Birmingham Chocolate prides themselves on providing high quality chocolate temptations, specially hand-crafted by their chocolatiers for you and your family. They work with white, milk, and a wide variety of dark chocolates. With so many health benefits, the dark chocolate tend to be a customer favourite!

I was sent a fantastic package filled with lots of goodies! The pieces that stood out most to me were the chocolate covered oreos, the chocolate covered pretzels, and the solid milk chocolate bar.


This was my first time eating a chocolate covered oreo. It was covered in dark chocolate (which in all honesty, I'm not a huge fan of), so I was a little hesitant. I have to say though, it was my favourite out of the bunch! I had one and just had to share the other with my special someone. Needless to say we both wanted more, so we will definitely be keeping those in mind for special occasions.


The chocolate covered pretzels came in a package of three. One white, one milk, and one dark chocolate. I thought it was neat to taste the differences between the three. It was a good mixture for anyone who loves the salty and sweet combination.

The solid milk chocolate bar was probably the creamiest chocolate I've had in a long time! It melted so nicely on the tongue, that I couldn't help but wonder what it would taste like in smores.

Even with all of the health benefits of dark chocolate (lowers blood pressure, reduces risk of stroke, helps control blood sugar), I am still not a big fan. That's just a personal preference though. So, I had a few others try the dark chocolate bars, and the award winning ganache chocolate truffles that were sent along. Their reactions were great! Everyone loved what they tasted, and dug back in for a second and third bite. I heard comments about how unique and different their flavours were compared to most other brands.

Overall, I appreciate that the folks at Birmingham Chocolate have a little something for everyone. They have vegan, sugar free, gluten free, and kosher treats. They seem to have something for every occasion, whether you are looking for unique wedding favours, a delicious Mother's Day gift, or that special something for a fundraiser you are planning. They also don't use preservatives, so you never have to worry about what you are consuming. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every bite and will be keeping them in mind for in the future.

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Giveaway!

Doug, the head chocolatier from Birmingham Chocolate, has offered up a fantastic prize for one lucky Living As We reader!


Prize: One winner will receive a gift basket filled with some amazing chocolates! (ARV $110, prize not exactly as shown).
Eligibility: US/Canada, 18+ (excluding Quebec).
Entry Period: March 3, 2014- March 17, 2014 11:59 EST
Rules: See Rafflecopter for terms and conditions.

To enter just log in to the Rafflecopter form below and claim as many entries as you'd like. Don't forget to come back for your daily entries to increase your chances of winning! :)
A winner will be chosen at random, and will be contacted by email. You will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email before another winner will be selected at random. The winner will be announced in the rafflecopter form once they have confirmed/responded to my email. 

Good luck!!
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199 comments:

  1. I would love to try their Cheesecake Ganache with White or Milk Couverture Truffles. Yumm!

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    1. The hazelnut pralines pleeeeeeeeeeez!

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  2. Birmingham Chocolates have Truffles in assorted boxes and I would love to try them. Birmingham Chocolates are hand made. Thank you, Jerri Davis

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  3. Love to try their Carmel Pecan Bark

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  4. The Jamaican Rum Ganache with Dark Couverture sounds so good!!
    via Rhonda W G.

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  5. I would love to try the Dark (72% Coucher du Soliel) Ganache with Dark Couverture Truffle

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  6. I'd love to try the extra large platter. I think the pretzels on that tray look great!

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  7. Cheesecake Ganache White Couverture

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  8. I would love to try White Ganache with White Couverture, looks great.

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  9. Mmm, the assorted truffles and chocolate covered pretzels.... sounds SO good.

    JaimeeM

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  10. omg chocolates lol would love these Cheesecake Ganache with White or Milk Couverture

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  11. I would love to try the Dark (72% Coucher du Soliel) Ganache with Dark Couverture Truffle

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  12. I love they support so many organizations in the community. It's quite the list!

    Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

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  13. I'd love to try some cake pops!

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  14. I like their "trays of Treats"

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  15. I'd love to try the Grand Marnier Dark Ganache with Dark Couverture.

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  16. I want to try their Hazelnut Pralines. Just the name makes me drool.

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  17. Chocolate! Yummy. I would like to many, but here's one: Manitou Chai

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  18. the Doctor (or nurse version) kit or individual favors look cool..thanks

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  19. Truffles are my weakness and the Cheesecake sound so good!

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  20. I would love to try the truffles! And they are hand made!

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  21. I want to try their Hazelnut Pralines, they look yummy.

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  22. I would love to try their trays of treats! The truffles look amazing!

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  23. the chocolate dipped pretzels!!! yummmmm

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  25. I would love to try the Cheesecake Ganache with White or Milk Couverture.
    Lori Jackson

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  26. I love the specialty chocolates ,the wedding chocolates are a lovely idea
    karenthaeter@hotmail.com

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  27. I would love to try the cheesecake ganache! Yummy!!!

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  28. I would LOVE to try the Hazelnut Praline~!

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  29. I would love to try the solid milk chocolate candy bar!

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  30. i also like the Assorted 8 piece truffles with message bar

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  31. I would like to try the Raspberry Ganache with Dark Couverture

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  32. Loved the musical chocolate piece in the Small Heart Box. So cool looking! And the Oreos sound delightful!!!

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  33. Loving that dark ganache truffle!
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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  34. love the Large Gift Basket


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  35. I like how much they support their community .

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  36. I would like to try their Chocolate covered almonds
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  37. i love the large dark chocolate basket for mother's day.

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  38. I love to try either of the Cheesecake Ganache with White or Milk Couverture!

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  39. We would love to try any and all of the Dark Chocolate Truffles - my husband would especially like the:
    Chipotle Chile Dark Ganache with Dark Couverture

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  40. Oh yum! I'm intrigued by the Sweet Basil truffle since I've never heard of that combination. But I love chocolate and like basil, so I'd try it.

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  41. Sweet Jesus!! If their chocolate isn't eye candy! >.< They have the cutest stuff. I really like their chocolate/carmel bride and groom apples. Absolutely gorgeous. dorothyreynolds88(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. whoa...they have a chocolate club! 'Club Chocolate'! is my kind of club.

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  43. i would love to try the Cheesecake Ganache with White Couverture

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  44. I would love to try the Carmel Pecan Bark, it was really hard to decide...lol so many great looking products

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  45. I would like to try their Large Deluxe Heart Box! It looks so good!

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  46. I like that they offer the custom baskets in small, medium or large.

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  47. I'd like to try the Lavender truffles. Sounds like an awesome company - I love that they're so involved in the community!

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  48. I like the Almond Sea Salt Dark.

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  49. I would love to try their Truffles.

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  50. the cheesecake ganache truffles sound amazing, my mouth is watering!

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  51. I would love to taste their truffles!

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  52. I love their Bouquet of Chocolate Roses

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  53. I want to try the Grand Marnier Dark Ganache with Dark Couverture

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  54. I like the Almond Sea Salt Dark.

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  55. I like the Boxed assortment.

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  56. Large Truffles box (CarmenQ)

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  57. Those pounder pretzels look delicious, but then again so does everything!

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  58. I like that they are actively involved in non-profit arts and community service organizations. Looks like they have done a lot for their community! :)

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  59. I like that their products are made fresh on site. Their milk, dark and white chocolates are gluten free. They are certified kosher dairy for chocolates, gelato and drinks excluding the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. Their dark chocolate is completely free of dairy ingredients and they carry several vegan products. And, they carry sugar free bars in four different flavors with all natural ingredients.

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  60. http://www.birminghamchocolate.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=76&category_id=6
    they have a beautiful assortment and I would love to share this with my family, YUM!

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  61. I learned that chocolate tasting, much like wine tasting, is an art of itself. I never thought about chocolate having three stages of taste either. I am going to have to pay more attention next time I enjoy some! this makes me really interested in the assorted truffles they make.
    me_juliet AT hotmail DOT com

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  62. I would love to try their Blueberry Nibs Chocolate Bar and several of their truffles!

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  63. Like the Wedding ideas. As my son is getting married soon.
    The bride and groom in chocolate is cool.
    The Hazelnut Praline sounds yummy.

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  64. Well all of it lol but I'll say truffles! I like that they are homemade.

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  65. I'd love to try their truffles!

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  66. The Urban Farming bar looks like a real treat!

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  67. I'd love to try their Caramels

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  68. i would love to try the almond coconut

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  69. I would love theCheesecake Ganache with White or Milk Couverture

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  70. So many to choose from. I'd start with their pecan bark because my DH is allergic so I wouldn't have to share...

    Thanks for posting this giveaway to my weekly giveaway linky (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/category/giveaway-linky) where everyone is welcome!

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  71. I would love to try the Milk Couverture Truffles.

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  72. I would like to try the Macadamia Chai chocolate bar

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  73. I would like the extra large truffle box

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  74. I would love to try the salted caramel pecan bark (caramel is my weakness)

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  75. I'd like to try their cake pops.

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  76. I would love to try White Ganache with White Couverture

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  77. Everything looks mouthwatering here Sarah and I love that Birmingham Chocolate's offers vegan versions. Lovely gift ideas!!

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  78. i would love any of their products. their message chocolate bars look really fun tho.

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  79. I would love to try the chocolate bars (:

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  80. They also are fund raisers.Deb P

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  81. I'd love to try the Chipotle Chile Dark Ganache with Dark Couverture

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  82. i'd want to try a chocolate covered oreo. yum!

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  83. I love the chocolate trays! they would be great for parties!
    Carly D.

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  84. I love that you supply favors for events such as Weddings. Wow!

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  85. Would love to send their large Easter baskets to my Grandchildren. They look delightful.

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  86. I would love to try the Hazelnut Praline :)

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  87. I'd like to try the Milk Chocolate Cashew Cluster.

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  88. I'd like to try their Oreo Bark in White Chocolate (Suzi)

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  89. Chocolate covered oreo for sure :)

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  90. The chocolate covered Oreo sounds amazing.

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  91. Commented on this post: http://livingaswe.blogspot.ca/2013/06/change-your-hair-change-your-life.html?showComment=1394334993607#c4871173197839791394

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  92. I'd like to try their Grahams Dipped in Dark or Milk Chocolate.
    email: vividgrumble@yahoo.com

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  93. I'd love to give their Cheesecake Ganache with Milk Couverture a try! Oh man they look amazing!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  94. I love the presentation of their chocolate basket! and I would love to try the Macadamia Chai chocolate bar!!

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  95. I would like to try the blueberry nibs!

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  96. Cheesecake ganache truffles, seriously !!! That's heaven right there.

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  97. The Coconut Haystacks look like really fun sweets, love the uniqueness!

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  98. The Carmel Pecan Bark look and sound amazing!

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  99. hmmm I want to try the almond cluster,,hmm it all looks soo yummy!!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  100. Id love to try the Carmel Pecan Bark. Thanks for the chance.

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  101. The medium gift basket looks like it'd make a great gift

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  102. I have such a weakness for Maple!! And the Butterscotch with Dark, Milk or White Couverture sound delicious too.

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  103. Hazelnut Pralines! Oh yummy!

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  104. They have Italian Gelato....AHHHH! The apricot one sounds lovely.

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  105. I would love to try their peanut butter cups, because I am obsessed with peanut butter! I would also love to try Oreo Bark!

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  106. Id love to try Chipotle Ginger Semi-sweet Dark Chocolate Bar. So much goodness!!!

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  107. I really like the Place Settings : Imprint names into fine chocolate so your guests not only know where to sit, they have a sweet treat at their seat. - it's a two in one deal,..

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  108. I would love to try the Macadamia Chai Candy Bar!

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  109. I would like to try http://www.birminghamchocolate.com/shop.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=76&category_id=6 I think it looks so good!

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  110. I love variety so I would like to try the Large Deluxe Heart Box (assorted chocolates)

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  111. I'd love to try their caramels!

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  112. I love that a lot of their chocolates have a vintage look to them.

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  113. Champagne Milk Chocolate Ganache with Milk Couverture - sounds delicious

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  114. I'd like to try the Manitou Chai Dark Ganache.

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  115. I could go for some oreo bark.

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  116. Truffles of course especially the Garden Fresh Mint Dark Ganache with Dark Couverture (Summer)

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  117. I'd love to try their Blueberry Nibs Dark chocolate bar

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    I'd love to try the Large Truffles Box.

    eringwynn (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  119. I would love to try the Dark (72% Coucher du Soliel) Ganache with Dark Couverture

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  120. I love the chocolate high heel shoes!

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  121. I'd love to try the Hazelnut Praline!

    - Sinister.Laura@yahoo.ca

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  122. I'd love to try the Cheesecake Signature Truffle

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  123. The Pretzels wrapped in caramel dipped in chocolate have my stomach growling and mouth watering!!

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  124. I am amazed by the variety of treats and chocolate! The chocolate covered pretzels look wonderful. I am hoping to try and share the incredible prize.

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  125. I'd like to try the Carmel Pecan Bark.

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  126. I'd love to try the Hazelnut Pralines!

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  127. I would love to try the cherry cordials.

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  128. i would love to try the Raspberry Ganache or the cheesecake Ganache

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  129. would love to try the cheesecake ganache!!!
    hdstamper@yahoo.com

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  130. love all their dark chocolates, especially the truffles. and the Hazelnut Pralines look fantastic too. thanks

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  131. I want to try the Carmel Pecan Bark.

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  132. It's great they support so many organizations.

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  133. I'd love to try their beautiful signature truffles!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. I learned about "Brewed Chocolate" and I would LOVE to try it!

    vamp629@yahoo.ca

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  135. just send one of each and then i will let u know what i want lol

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  136. would love to try the assorted truffles

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  137. I want to try the chocolate pretzels and grahams

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  138. I like that they make gelato on site and the signature cheesecake truffles sound amazing

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  139. I would like to try their Carmel Pecan Bark

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  140. I might try Dark (72% Coucher du Soliel) Ganache with Dark Couverture.

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  141. I think chocolate covered oreos sounds awesome! But chocolate covered potato chips is interesting, too!

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  142. I like that they are involved with so many charitable organization and give back to their community.

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  143. i would like to try Macadamia Chai 38% Cocoa Milk Chocolate Bar

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  144. cheesecake ganache truffles sound wonderful

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  145. I would love to try their Chocolate Cremes, OMG they look so good!

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  146. I'd love to try the Chipotle Chile Dark Ganache with Dark Couverture!!

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  147. I'd like to try the Extra Large 18" Tray of Chocolate Treats!

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  148. I'd like to try the cake pops.

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  149. I haven't ever heard of the Birmingham Chocolates. I would love to try them. We love a variety of Chocolates including Carmel, Crispy Chocolate, (doesn't matter what kind of Crispy), anything really, as long as it's Chocolate. 😊

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  150. the Jamaican Rum sounds good
    terra j sweeps
    tradewindsbar@hotmail.co

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  151. Would love to try the Carmel pecan bark!

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  152. Would like to try their Cheesecake Ganache with White or Milk Couverture

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  153. I'd love to try their Almond Toffee Bar.

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  154. I wanna try the Cheesecake Ganache!

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  155. I'd love to try the Manitou Chai truffle!

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  156. They have over 38 varieties of Italian Gelato. I'd like to try all of them, lol

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  157. I'd love to try the Pineapple Gelato.

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  158. I love that Birmingham Chocolate Company believes in being involved in their community. They state that they are committed to supporting their customers in fund raising for causes that are important to them as much as possible.

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  159. Would like to try the brewed chocolate.

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  160. I would love to try Chipotle Chile dark Ganache and Cheesecake

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  161. I'd love to try the Macadamia Chai chocolate bar.

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  162. I would love to try the Almond Sea Salt Semi-sweet Dark Chocolate Bar!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  163. I would like to try the Large Truffles Box with Message Bar.

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  164. Posted a comment on your Orange Creme Brulee recipe.
    Here is the link:
    http://livingaswe.blogspot.com/2013/08/burnt-orange-creme-brulee.html?showComment=1395001747295#c3755885879663450623

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  165. any of those trays of treats would please me! chocolate covered grahams!

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  166. I want the chocolate covered oreos! Mmmmm.

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  167. I love the Large Truffles Box with Message Bar

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  168. The Champagne Milk Chocolate Ganache with Milk Couverture looks incredible! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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  169. I like that the company gives you options like vegan, gluten free, sugar free, etc.

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  170. Id love to try the Cheesecake Ganache with White or Milk Couverture
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  171. I would love to try the caramel. I love chocolate and caramels!

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  172. I would love to try the Small 10" Tray of Chocolate Treats.

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  173. I think my family would appreciate the Extra Large 18" Tray of Chocolate Treats.

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  174. I want the white chocolate almond bark.

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  175. I'd like to try the Extra Large Truffles Box.

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  176. I like that they use "vegan, all natural ingredients, sugar-free, gluten free and kosher and do not add preservatives."

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  177. They have a vegan option.

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  178. since Easter is around the corner, the Easter baskets they have look great for gifts especially Easter Basket Medium basket filled with chocolate bunnies!

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  179. cheese cake ganachemilk couverture

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  180. I'd like to try the Hazelnut Praline.
    Jennifer Rote

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  181. Our chocolatiers enjoy personalizing your chocolates, whether for family, friends or business. Plus they are in Michigan I have to bookmark this for a day trip, thanks!

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  182. I like the Chocolate Dish for Mother's.

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  183. I learned that the chocolates are made on-site without preservatives. I would like to try the white chocolate oreo bark.

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  184. I really want to try their white chocolate almond bark!

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  185. Would really like to try the Caramel Pecan Bark in Milk Chocolate

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  186. I would like to try the artisan truffles.

    Arifamily

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  187. The Oreo Bark in White Chocolate

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  188. Love the assortment of chocolate. Oh my goodness. Yummy yummy.

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  189. I'm so sad that I missed this giveaway! I LOVE chocolate (especially milk chocolate), so this prize would have been lovely :)

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  190. yum! That chocolate basket look delicious!

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