Friday, December 3, 2010

Cowgirl Chocolates Review and Giveaway...

ABCD Diaries
2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
Chocolate Lovers


About Cowgirl Chocolates:
"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...chocolates with a spicy cowgirl kick. She was the pioneer, one of the first companies to offer spicy chocolates in the world. Cowgirl Chocolates has won a total of 19 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 on CNBC “On the Money”. They have also been written up in the New York Times, InStyle, the Toronto Star among others."

We reviewed a truffle sampler...check out these flavors!
MILD TRUFFLE FLAVORS:
Pure Milk Chocolate - milk chocolate plain and simple
Double Dark Chocolate -pure dark chocolate plain and simple
Ivory Orange -white chocolate with a creamy milk chocolate orange infused center
Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate -an old cowgirl recipe blended to perfection with raspberry, lemon and deep dark chocolate
SPICY TRUFFLE FLAVORS:
Spicy Double Dark Chocolate -pure dark chocolate with a taste of spice
Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate -the taste of fresh ripe raspberries blended with a very spicy dark chocolate
Spicy Hazelnut Milk Chocolate -wonderful taste of hazelnuts mixed with milk chocolate and spice
Spicy Cappuccino -dark chocolate outside with a spicy milk chocolate inside blended perfectly with espresso and crunchy biscuit bits.. a favorite at the ranch
What we thought: These chocolates are extraordinarily unique! The chocolate is amazingly smooth and sweet, but the spice adds quite a bite depending on the flavor you choose. What a kick! The Cowgirl Chocolates we reviewed were truly unlike any I have ever tasted and absolutely delicious! If you don't like spice, definitely stick to the mild flavors...the kiddos loved them. B and I definitely preferred the spicier truffles and caramels and it was really fun tasting the different flavor combinations the Cowgirls put together:) The variety of yummy treats goes way beyond truffles at Cowgirl chocolates...they have caramel sauce, choclate bars, cocoa mix and some really gorgeous gift items. These would make perfect stocking stuffers this holiday season:) ABCD Diaries gives Cowgirl Chocolates and A!

Buy It: Find these decadent sweet and spicy treats at Cowgirl Chocolates!

Win It: Cowgirl Chocolates has generously offered one lucky ABCD Diaries reader the 1/3 Pound Sampler
"Our 1/3 pound Sampler comes in a red corrugated box with a ribbon, "western" style button and our signature logo gift card, includes a taste of all our flavors (including habanero caramel) so you can tell that special someone how you feel no matter what the season. Remember "Love is a many splendored thing..." especially if it includes Cowgirl Chocolates!"

To enter, let us know one truffle flavor you'd like to try!
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5.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 entry for each!

Giveaway ends Friday, December 17, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a truffle sampler for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

226 comments:

  1. The Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate. I have had some of these and the only ones that I couldn't handle were the spicy caramels--which was a real disappointment since I love caramel!

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  6. I want to try the Spicy Raspberry dark chocolate most!
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  11. We'd like to try the raspberry lemonade dark chocolate truffle. Sounds... interesting.

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  12. i'd like to try the mild milk chocolate

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  15. We would really like one of the assortments, but just so you'll know I actually went there and looked, I'll say that we'd like the mild dark chocolate.

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  16. mmm, the hot carmel sauce..japaige2@gmail.com

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  17. Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate!

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  18. I want to try the mild milk chocolate
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  19. I'd like to try the mild raspberry lemonade dark chocolate

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  20. MILD MILK CHOCOLATE. I NEED CHOCOLATE.

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  21. I want to try the Spicy Raspberry dark chocolate

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

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  25. I think the mild milk chocolate...I am more of a boring person where my husband is wild

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  26. I'd love to try the Cappuccino truffle. YUM!

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  27. Mild Double Dark Chocolate is the flavor that speaks to me.

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  28. mild milk chocolate
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  29. the spicy hazelnut milk chocolate truffle sounds awesome!
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  30. already follow on gfc-heatheranya 1
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  36. I would love to try the Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate

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  41. I like Double Dark Chocolate -
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  42. Ivory Orange. I love the mix of orange & chocolate!

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  43. I would like to try the raspberry lemonade dark chocolate.
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  44. I'd love to try the spicy double dark! :)

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  45. I also entered the Tassimo T20 giveaway. :)

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  46. The Raspberry Lemondade dark chocolate sounds wonderful.

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  49. mmm, love chocolate, google friend connect
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  50. i would love to try the spicy raspberry dark chocolate!
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  51. i follow via GFC #1
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  54. I would like to try the Hazel nut milk.

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  55. I'd love to try the Raspberry Lemonade Dark Chocolate Truffle. Thanks!
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  56. I follow via google friend connect #1
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  61. I'd love to try the Spicy Cappuccino flavor!

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  65. I'd like to try the Spicy Hazelnut Milk Chocolate truffle!
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  67. I'd like to try the spicy hazlenut milk chocolate truffle.

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  69. I also entered the Tassimo T20 giveaway.

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  78. I would like to try the Ivory Orange truffles.
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  86. I'd like to try the Spicy double Dark Chocolate, it sounds perfect. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  87. I'm a GFC follower #1 kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  88. I'm a GFC follower #2 kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  89. I would like to try the ivory orange.

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  91. Yum!
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  92. I follow via GFC.
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  96. I would like to try the mild milk chocolate. Thank you for the chance to win! nanadorland at gmail dot com

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  97. Just give me the pure milk chocolate....thanks for the chance to win....

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  100. I entered the Tea giveaway...thanks

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  101. i would love to try the spicy cappucino truffle!

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  102. I would love to try the Mild Ivory Orange truffles--yum!
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  103. I follow on GFC (1)
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  105. I'd like to try spicy raspberry dark chocolate

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  111. The Spicy Double Dark Chocolate sounds delish. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  112. Spicy raspberry sounds delicious!

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  113. The Ivory Orange flavor sounds AMAZING!!

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  127. Spicy Hazelnut sounds incredible!
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  131. I want to try the lemonade white chocolate. Yum!!!

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  132. I think Ivory Orange sounds delicious!
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  146. The Cappuccino Truffle sounds delish!

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  148. I'd love to try the Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate

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  150. Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate YUM costana@q.com

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  155. Ooh, it's hard to pick just one flavor.... I think raspberry lemonade dark chocolate sounds divine!

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  156. Entered the Bacon Hot Sauce giveaway.

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  158. I'd love to try Ivory Orange.

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  159. I like the look of the Spicy Cappuccino!
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  162. I want to try the Spicy Raspberry dark chocolate, thanks!

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