I am a chocolate snob. A big one.

So it comes as no surprise that I absolutely adore Sarris‘ chocolate since it is touted as “the world’s best chocolate.” Honestly – it is! I would know – I’ve done my fair share of chocolate tasting, especially with Sarris since they are right here in Pittsburgh.
Sarris‘ is full of nostalgia for me. With it being right down the road from my grandparents‘ house, we would take a trip to get ice cream and marvel at all of the chocolate creations. It is basically my mecca. My mom would also always buy multiple bags of chocolate covered pretzels to give as hostess gifts or to serve at a party, but I would inevitably discover them and eat them all before she could do so. I also use Sarris‘ in many of my chocolate covered treats, because it truly is one of my favorite chocolates. Right up there with Godiva. In fact, yesterday I melted a few milk chocolate bars [you can find them at Giant Eagle if you’re local] to make more cake batter bark, as well as a recipe you will see later this week. It is to die for.

And I only coat my strawberries with Sarris – nothin’ else!
The kind people at Sarris are giving away free chocolate to one How Sweet It Is reader – in the name of all things chocolate, you must give it a try! I would never lead you astray and would never give you something I didn’t adore. The lucky winner will receive chocolate covered pretzels (the best I’ve ever had) and a deluxe box of chocolate.
I’m throwing in a $25 Williams and Sonoma gift card because I am so appreciative to each and every one of you – without you there wouldn’t be a How Sweet It Is! You guys mean the world to me.
To enter: Simply leave a comment below telling me whatever your little heart desires. Of course, you can always follow along on Twitter and Facebook, but it is not required.

Winner will be chosen late tonight.
Have a fabulous Sunday!

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550 Responses to “Free Chocolate. [Plus a Williams Sonoma gift card!]”

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    Ivy — December 20, 2010 @ 2:14 am

    I’ve found chocolate that I love, but am always trying others to see if there is anything better. (Worked with someone a few years ago that turned me into a chocolate snob) Would love to give Sarris a try, since it’s not anything easily found here on the west coast.

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    lindsay — December 20, 2010 @ 2:14 am

    wow, lots of responses! We must really love your recipes, hehe! Yes I do! and I’ll take that chocolate anyday. Thanks friend.

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    jodi — December 20, 2010 @ 2:14 am

    every recipe i’ve tried of yours is delicious!

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    Mikey — December 20, 2010 @ 2:15 am

    Consider the cake batter bark on my “must-try-pronto-list” — love how original your recipes are! Can’t wait to see more in the coming year, have a wonderful holiday!

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    Tiffany — December 20, 2010 @ 2:15 am

    I haven’t tried Sarris Chocolate but it looks so yummy!!! and WS is my FAVORITE store :)

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    Gracyn Hamilton — December 20, 2010 @ 2:17 am

    Love your website (and chocolate!) Merry Christmas!

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    Darcie C. — December 20, 2010 @ 2:18 am

    Just wanted to say that I love your blog! I love chocolate and all things sweet (like you), and I love bacon. But I must admit that I do like most veggies. :)

    And…where I’m from (small town in IL), there are no Williams-Sonoma stores. I’ve only been in one, and someday I’m gonna make sure that I live near one so that I can go there all the time! :)

    <3 Darcie

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    Michelle D. — December 20, 2010 @ 2:18 am


    I know I’ve told you this before, but I love your blog so very much. It is always my go-to when I wanna try a new recipe. Thanks so much for everything!

    Merry Christmas!

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    Lindsay — December 20, 2010 @ 2:18 am

    I met up with my mom today at Ross Park Mall and while in Williams-Sonoma I managed to spill an entire cup of tea all over the floor. I may or may not be allowed back in. I ooze classiness. ;)
    That said, I’d like to buy every single thing in that store… and some Sarris choc pretzels certainly wouldn’t hurt either!

  10. #
    Jewel — December 20, 2010 @ 2:18 am

    I love your blog. You always have great recipes.

  11. #
    Nicole — December 20, 2010 @ 2:22 am

    I’m 36 weeks pregnant and I never say no to chocolate ;-)

  12. #
    Batman's Mom — December 20, 2010 @ 2:23 am

    Love me some chocolate!!

  13. #
    Randi Lynne — December 20, 2010 @ 2:23 am

    What a fabulous gift!

  14. #
    Kayce Varney — December 20, 2010 @ 2:25 am

    I just love reading your blog and I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!

  15. #
    Kyndal — December 20, 2010 @ 2:25 am

    I seriously love your blog!! I look forward to reading everyday when I wake up! You always have the most creative and delicious ideas! It’s people like you that make cooking and baking so fun :) so thank you for taking the time and effort to post everyday and to help those like me that need recipes to follow! Ps I made your chocolate chip dough dip!! It was a huge hit. I’m obessed and can’t wait to make it has a Christmas party dip!

  16. #
    Bethany — December 20, 2010 @ 2:25 am

    My heart ALWAYS desires chocolate!!

  17. #
    Katie — December 20, 2010 @ 2:25 am

    cake batter bark would be heavenly.

  18. #
    Dee S — December 20, 2010 @ 2:27 am

    What are the chances I’m ever going to win this? Slim to none I’m sure, but it’s a great opportunity to come out of hiding and tell you how much I love your blog! My sister and I frequently make your recipes, and they always turn out great! Thanks :)

  19. #
    Terri Ab — December 20, 2010 @ 2:29 am

    I’ve never had Sarris’ chocolate, but am anxious to try it! Merry Christmas!

  20. #
    Rebekah — December 20, 2010 @ 2:32 am

    I have been following your blog for a couple of months now on FB and I just love it. I can’t wait to see each day what you have posted. The whole 1950’s housewife references are what had me hooked! :) I hope your and your family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas. I look forward to seeing what you have for 2011!

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    Hazel — December 20, 2010 @ 2:32 am

    Wow, that picture looks amazing! Pretty jealous. Who can say no to free chocolate?! I mean, that’s pretty much the best thing ever!

    Love your blog, adore your personality that you always throw in it. Thanks for keeping me droolin with all the great recipes!

  22. #
    christina llewellyn — December 20, 2010 @ 2:33 am

    I love your site… what a thoughtful gift!
    wishing you and the whole how sweet clan the very nicest of holidays. :)

  23. #
    Austin Kara — December 20, 2010 @ 2:34 am

    This would make my day, I have been forced into the bedroom all day long watching lifetime movies (I am okay with this) so my boyfriend can watch football in the living room. Not to mention, I love you and your blog!

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    sara m — December 20, 2010 @ 2:36 am

    I love the sweet and salty mix of chocolate and pretzels. I could snack on them all day long. And, of course, I love Williams Sonoma. What’s not to love? Happy Holidays to you!

  25. #
    Hannah — December 20, 2010 @ 2:38 am

    I love your blog!! Congrats on all the success you’ve had thus far.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  26. #
    Dani — December 20, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    Free chocolate?!?! Yes ma’am!

  27. #
    Drena Paulson — December 20, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    I’m a pastry chef and William Sonoma is one of my favorite stores. You’re site is an invaluable resource of creativity and interest. Keep up the good work!

  28. #
    Jamie — December 20, 2010 @ 2:41 am

    I am about to make your “better than crack brownies” for my friend’s birthday. I can’t wait to finally taste these bad boys after hearing such raved reviews about them on your blog!

  29. #
    Alicia M — December 20, 2010 @ 2:43 am

    I love, love, love your blog! I can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2011!

  30. #
    Natalia - a side of simple — December 20, 2010 @ 2:45 am

    Chocolate. My only desire. It doesn’t let you down.

  31. #
    Tara — December 20, 2010 @ 2:45 am

    I adore Williams Sonoma!

  32. #
    Jolene — December 20, 2010 @ 2:49 am

    That chocolate looks AMAZING.

  33. #
    Kathy — December 20, 2010 @ 2:49 am

    My heart is hoping to have a not so heartbreaking Christmas this year and some Sarris chocolate of course :)

  34. #
    Tanya Hollas — December 20, 2010 @ 2:49 am

    Chocolate AND Williams sonoma?? You must be my long lost sister or something! :) I love reading your site!

  35. #
    Samantha — December 20, 2010 @ 2:52 am


    I just want to say how much I love reading your posts. I have tried SOO many of your recipes and they all were so yummy. Even though I am super busy right now, working two jobs and going to school, I always find time to read your posts. They always fill my head with images of delicious foods and new ideas for dinner/dessert, and clear away all the stress of the day! So thank you!! = )

  36. #
    Jess — December 20, 2010 @ 2:53 am

    What my heart desires isn’t possible. I lost my littlest man (15 months) this summer. I would love to spend 5 more minutes with him and hug him and tell him that I love him so much.

  37. #
    Heather C — December 20, 2010 @ 2:56 am

    Oh my gossh, must make that bark – holy deliciousness!!

  38. #
    Jill — December 20, 2010 @ 2:56 am

    After a day taking care of my 5 year old with the stomach flu, there is nothing more my heart desires than for him to get better and to dive into some amazing chocolate.

  39. #
    Michelle — December 20, 2010 @ 2:58 am

    Free chocolate? Pick me, pick me!

  40. #
    Amy — December 20, 2010 @ 3:01 am

    Oooooh that Cake Batter Bark looks sooooo good! I live by Philadelphia and I never heard of Sarris Chocolate but I am positive it is AWESOME! My heart desires this giveaway haha :)

  41. #
    Lexie — December 20, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    Jessica, I just want you to know that along with facebook/twitter and my email you are the only other site I check every morning and multiple times a day! oh and my entire family is from Pittsburgh and when I was a kid I ALWAYS got Sarris’s chocolate…there is nothing like it :)

    Happy Holidays!

  42. #
    Mary — December 20, 2010 @ 3:06 am

    Merry Christmas!! I love chocolate and bacon too!!

  43. #
    Mary — December 20, 2010 @ 3:07 am

    Merry Christmas!!!

  44. #
    Coco — December 20, 2010 @ 3:07 am

    Thanks so much for blogging! I truly love reading and you always give me something to smile about!

  45. #
    Jessica — December 20, 2010 @ 3:07 am

    I know I’ve told you this before but I love your site! I look to it for suggestions on what to make for dinner or dessert all the time. You are awesome and keep up the good work!

  46. #
    Kevin Schneider — December 20, 2010 @ 3:07 am

    Am I the only one who loves all of the egg nog related items that crop up around christmastime? I generally like them better than store bought eggnog (homemade can be superb).

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