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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    Rebecca — December 19, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    we are the same, chocolate is what my heart desires, i’m pretty easy to make happy lol

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    Victoria (District Chocoholic) — December 19, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    Dear Jessica, I love you.

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    Katie — December 19, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    Weee free chocolate!? I’m in. Love your blog :)

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    libby — December 19, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    i heart williams-sonoma! i would LOVE to win! thanks for a great giveaway!

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    amyb — December 19, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    You had me at chocolate. That is all this lady ever needs

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    Evan Thomas — December 19, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    My heart desires to tell that I am watching Holiday Inn, and this could only be made better by Christmas chocolates. Yes, at 9:30am

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    Jenny — December 19, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    My heart desires to make all of the delicious recipes you’ve been sharing–after my last exam tomorrow that is! :)

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    Linda Hutton — December 19, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    My biggest weakness is chocolate! I haven’t had the pleasure of having tried Sarris’ chocolate…but certainly am willing to try it :) I am now following you on twitter and facebook! Thanks…

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    Jennifer Fabbri — December 19, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    Whatever my heart desires?! Well, let’s just start with the fact that I LOVE your blog!!! You’re a woman after my own heart: foodie and workout-obsessed. I try to strike a balance, but food almost always wins out. I’m also a serious chocoholic and truly enjoy your like passion for food and all things chocolate. Thank you for taking the time to update regularly and for the fantastic pictures and recipes! Merry, Merry Christmas!

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    Kh — December 19, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    I love chocolate covered pretzels!!

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    Laura @ Meet Virginia — December 19, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I don’t comment all that often, but I just wanted you to know how much I love your blog! I have made tons of your recipes and they are always a hit!

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    Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish — December 19, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Um, my hubby is from Pittsburgh and he’s never bought me Sarris chocolates. This thoroughly upsets me. So I’d love to win to FINALLY have some. I’ve seen Sarris love popping up all over the place. Plus, Williams and Sonoma. How could you go wrong? :)

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    Katie N — December 19, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Hi Jessica, what a beautiful blog, I found it on Tasty Kitchen a while ago — I especially like the design and daily posts!

    I would like to take an inaugural visit to my nearest Williams Sonoma — I’ve never been to one!

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    Neesha Bourret — December 19, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. That’s all I have to say about that. :)

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    Meaghen — December 19, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    The cake batter bark is so pretty. One of my favourite flavours is cake batter. It’s just so delicious. I’ve never even been in a Williams Sonoma because I know I can’t afford anythng there, but that gift card would be awesome!

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    Elliott — December 19, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    My heart desires anything with sugar in it basically! Still in a sugar coma after a Christmas party yesterday… and the 6 pans of sugar cookies I baked last night aren’t helping!

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    britt — December 19, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    i just want to say, i’m pretty sure your buffalo chicken burgers made my boyfriend fall deeper in love with me. how sad . . . i also made him the shrimp scampi and he LOVED it. keep up the good work! i’m baking some of the hot cocoa cookies to take to a christmas party later on today . . . if i don’t devour them all before then :)

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    Beth @ 990 Square — December 19, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for thinking of us!

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    Megan — December 19, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    Your blog is great, I live in Pittsburgh so it’s fun to read a ‘local’ blog. And I agree, Sarris chocolate is the best!

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    Megan — December 19, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    Oh my goodness that looks and sounds delicious!! I will be taking thoughts of chocolate on my run today :)

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    Megan — December 19, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    I think you are SO overdue to get a book deal. And I think it should be a combination of recipes, a feature on how to make elastic waistband pants stylish after making said recipes, funny mr. how sweet stories, and of course your always present sarcasm. I wish I was a book agent!

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    Heidi A — December 19, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

    I would LOVE a copper egg mixing bowl – dying to perfect the french maracon!

    Thanks for your great blog and giveaway!

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    Kelly — December 19, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    I got up WAY too early this morning. I have nothing for breakfast, but don’t want to face the crowds at the grocery store, so I am debating having cookies for breakfast. :)

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    michelle — December 19, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    I LOOVE your blog so glad i found it nice to know im not the only one that loves chocolate and bacon by the truckload haha :) and giveaways aren’t bad either ;)

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    Courtney — December 19, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    Ahhh chocolate covered pretzels :) Well really I would love anything covered in chocolate….I might actually eat veggies if they had a nice coat of chocolate on them ;) I would lovvvve to win thins :)

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    Jaedyn — December 19, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    I’ve been drooling (errrr – reading??) over your blog since I stumbled across your recipes over at Tasty Kitchen. I LOVE it! Keep it up – I love to find new recipes & treats for my family!

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    barefootgirl27 — December 19, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    I puffy heart Williams-Sonoma!!!! It’s my ‘candy store’!!

    I also really love your blog… today is my annual Cookie exchange & I am making 3 of your appetizers! I’m so excited!

    • barefootgirl27 — December 19th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

      also.. have you seen the infomercial for the pajama jeans? I saw it last night & almost died laughing!!

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    Stacy — December 19, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    Mmmm, nothing like sitting down for a nice cup of coffee and finding pictures of that fabulous cake batter bark staring at me. Mmmmm, chocolate….I think I may need some cookies to go with this coffee now, thanks :)

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    Helen — December 19, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    I totally love your blog and follow it often…drooling at all the delicious items of course!

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    Julia — December 19, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    free chocolate would be the best thing ever. Oh and I hope it stops raining right now because I am about to head off to run a race and I really dont wanna have to dodge raindrops! :)

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    Shannon — December 19, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    i am so excited to be home with my family :) Baking away with mom has never been as much fun as it is now!!

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    Becca H. — December 19, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    OMG…Please allow me to expound…. free chocolate + free Williams Sonoma shopping spree + free daily recipes, tips, fun, awesome photography, and your bright smile to make my day better = ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE!!! <3 <3

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    Brian Donovan — December 19, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    My lil’ ol’ heart desires chocolate any day, every day….it doesn’t matter what time of the day….Gotta have it, always want it and it really doesn’t matter what shape or form it takes! Bake it, Buy it, Swipe it off the table….No chocolate is safe within my reach. And of course a Williams and Sonoma gift card so I can buy my Chef in Training, Becca something sweet would be great, too!

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    Misti — December 19, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    Everytime I read your blog it brightens my day. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us.

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    Laura@RunEatDate — December 19, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! Love your website…just the right balance of all things yummy and a love of family and friends.

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    Casey — December 19, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    Hi Jessica! I spent a good hour pining over the WS catalog a few nights ago. I also really enjoy checking your blog daily. Thanks!

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    Martha Bangs — December 19, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    My heart desires chocolate and a gift card! :-)

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    Kristina — December 19, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    My heart desires anything made with chocolate and peanut butter!

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    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston — December 19, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    Chocolate definitely fulfills one of my hearts foods desires.. but my husband does the rest ;)

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    jamie — December 19, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    my little heart desires nothing more than frequently combining chocolate, peanut butter, and/or banana and entering said combo into my mouth. im really very easy to please :)

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    Sarah R — December 19, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    How can anyone say not to free chocolate? Will you throw in some of yours too?! I’m still pining over the cake batter chocolate bark.

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    Melissa — December 19, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    I want to bathe in Sarris’ chocolate . . . have a lovely Sunday, my dear!

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    Diane — December 19, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    I just found your blog – and what a welcome, the chance for chocolate and a gift card from W&S! I’m looking forward to reading and oohing and ahhing.

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    Carly — December 19, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    That cake batter fudge had me at hello…I just may have to whip some up tonight!

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    Beth@Give a girl the right shoes — December 19, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    I enjoy following your blog, and have tried many delicious recipes you have posted!

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    Caitlin — December 19, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    My heart’s desire is to be able to come up with recipes like you do, since every single one of the cookies I made for my family for the holidays came from your blog :)

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    Marly — December 19, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    Oh, it’s fun to have a give-away so close to the holidays! This is like my daughter’s spelling bee – as much as I wanted her to win, I was cheering for everyone else too!

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    That Kind Of Girl — December 19, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    Whoa, your post gave me a SERIOUS jonesing to try Sarris. I love discovering local brands. Especially when they’re not local to me, so I wouldn’t have heard of them otherwise. Happy Sunday, dude!

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    Megan — December 19, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    Nothing like sitting at home on Sunday morning, reading your blog and baking pumpkin pie. How Sweet It Is is just too sweet! (and that’s the way I like it!)
    Yesterday at the grocery store a woman behind me in the check-out line commented on my multiple bags of chocolate chips, brown sugar, and jars of peanut butter. And broccoli and salad. This is my normal. Mad love to you from Virginia, I know you can relate to this (except the veggies would be replaced with glorious MEAT)!

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    Jodi — December 19, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    My husband’s biggest desire is chocolate. (Next to me of course;) It would make a great Christmas present for him (and the gift card for me!) because we care not doing presents this year. We are saving for a hosue!

    Thanks so much! I’ve made quite a few of your recipes and they are wonderful!
    Jodi

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