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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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe — December 19, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    My heart desires a day spent in pj’s, lounging around, drinking hot cocoa, eating your cookie dough dip and watching reality tv!!!
    Happy Holidays!

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    Heidi — December 19, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    You’ve inspired me to be more brave, more creative and more fun in the kitchen. Speaking of chocolate, just last night I tried my hand at homemade marshmallows and dark hot chocolate (a first and a success!). As I was making them I thought, “this is soooo something Jessica should post about!”
    Happy Holidays!

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    Meredith B — December 19, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    I’m a new follower – love your blog and chocolate and Williams Sonoma! Pick me! Pick me!

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    Alina — December 19, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    Dear Jessica- you inspired me to try new things with cooking, and while my pants size may not thank you, the manufacturer of sweatpants is eternally in your debt.

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    Jessy — December 19, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    I’ve been sick since SUNDAY! LAST! WEEK! My heart desires to not be coughing, and blowing my schnozz, and to have a voice again.

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    jessie — December 19, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

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    Sierra — December 19, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    I love chocolate!!!

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    Michelle M — December 19, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    I can’t possibly pass up a chance at free chocolate. It looks delish!

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — December 19, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    my little heart desires to tell you how amazing you are! I look forward to reading your blog every single day because of your stories, recipes, writing skills and humor. you are very special!

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    Maureen — December 19, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    Love Chocolate. Such a soothing thing to have some chocolate. Just think of all the good things that chocolate is involved in.

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    Julie — December 19, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    I have to say that other than my email and facebook this is the one site I visit religiously…and whenever I need a recipe I come here first because I know it’s guaranteed to be great!

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    Sarah — December 19, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    Chocolate is what my little heart desires ;)

    Merry Christmas, Jessica!

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    Krystina (Basil & Wine) — December 19, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    Amazing giveaway. :)

    Whatever my heart desires? I would currently kill a man for a mimosa. Or seven. I’ve been craving one for weeks.

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    Imwaytoobusy — December 19, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    I will be visiting their site now! I have never had Sarris chocolate so I am dying to check it out. Sounds like I’ve been missing out ;)

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    Laura P — December 19, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    My mom is a HUGE chocolate lover. I would love to share this with her!

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    Erika @ FoodFitnessFun — December 19, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    Chocolate and Williams Sonoma. Best giveaway ever! :-)

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    Cassie — December 19, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    My roomie is from Pittsburgh & introduced me to Sarris’ chocolates. Never met a chocolate I haven’t loved :-)

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    Karate — December 19, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    My heart wants to tell everyone how awesome MacGyver is and how much more awesome he got after he stopped womanizing.

    Also I love chocolate.

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    Meghan — December 19, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

    I’ve never used Sarris chocolate, I’ll have to give it a try this holiday baking season!

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    Jennie — December 19, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    I recently found your website and have already made your oreo balls and bruschetta. Both were yummy! Can’t wait to try more recipes.

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    nikki — December 19, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    Hi Jessica, love your blog. I made 5 batches of snickerdoodles and my kids absolutely loved them. This came as a shock to me because there is no chocolate in them, I had made them to give away as Christmas treats but now that they’re gone I have to make more. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Emily — December 19, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    free chocolate AND williams sonoma?? thank you thank you!

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    Cassidy — December 19, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    my heart always desires chocolate, but this christmas all I want is peppermint ice cream! yumm…

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    Barbara — December 19, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    My BF is from the Pittsburg area (I’m from WV, but love Pittsburg) and we’re both in Georgia right now. Your blog makes me a little homesick every time. And by every time, I mean a couple times a day! Love, love, love your blog.

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    carol — December 19, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    I have never even heard of Sarris chocolate! But I love all chocolate so that would be awesome to try. I was want a new jar of vanilla bean paste and some sanding sugar:) Merry Christmas!!!

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    fooddreamer — December 19, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    I’ve never heard of them, but I too am a chocolate snob. No hersheys for me!

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    Tulika — December 19, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    Chocolate? Yes please. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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    Kristen — December 19, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

    i love your blog & everything you come up with (especially the cake batter bark that is making its way into treat bags for christmas!!)

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    Hayley — December 19, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Looks like I picked a good time to bookmark your blog after all :) Your cake batter bark inspired my idea for what I hope is the next thing I make…. white chocolate/cake batter fudge! Mmm.

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    Whitney — December 19, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    The best chocolate in the world? Why have I never heard of this brand before?

    What I really want for Christmas is my thesis written… but, that’s not gonna happen. Some awesome goodies from W&S? Well, that might be a close second. :)

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    Amy — December 19, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    Mmmm….chocolate!!! I made your better than crack brownies the other day, and everyone at work loved them and so did my family! I’m so glad I found your blog :)

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    Lisa — December 19, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    I love your blog. Such great but easy recipes. I’m trying the cake bark this week!

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    Christina — December 19, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    I love your blog, it’s probably my favorite! :)

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    Katharine — December 19, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    I truly believe chocolate deserves its own place on the food pyramid! Love your blog!

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    Allison @ livingoneday — December 19, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

    Let’s see, I love chocolate and willams sonoma! I’m also super excited for Christmas and can’t wait to see the recipes you post this week!!

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    Bethany @ More Fruit Please — December 19, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    I would move into the William Sonoma store if they would let me!

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    Mansee — December 19, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    So I grew up in Ohio and like a year before we moved the first Giant Eagle store opened up right near my house. I swear to you, I thought that place was AMAZING. It was like the coolest grocery store I had ever seen and I begged my parents (I was like 12 or 13 at the time) to take me so I could just walk around (and eat all the free samples, of course)! They thought I was crazy, but I just really really love food.

    I’m in Texas now and there is no Giant Eagle. Very sad.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) — December 19, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    I just ended my sarris give away yesterday! So I will gladly enter yours :) Since I couldnt enter my own…

    My heart desires a DSLR. Gonna chat with you about yours, thoughts, etc. when you have time!

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    Jacqueline — December 19, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    Let me tell you: I cannot wait to make those peanut butter pretzels truffles!

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    Shari B. (FitFeat) — December 19, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    My little heart desires a longer holiday break from school, ha ha! ;) And a shopping trip to Williams Sonoma!! How cool is that?! As an aspiring personal natural foods chef, I LOVE ANYTHING that has to do with kitchen stuff!

    Have a great Sunday!

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    aura — December 19, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    I love your blog, I have tried several of your recipes. Yesterday was a marathon baking/candy making day and the last to make on my list was your hershey kiss cookie recipe (which was amazing) even my husband loved them and he really doesnt care for cookies so thank you very much. You will make my neighbors and co-workers very happy this Christmas:)

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    Cheryl — December 19, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    Chocolate Fulfills Me &heart;s

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    Cheryl — December 19, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    I follow on twitter @cherylcasperson

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    Cheryl — December 19, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    I follow on facebook

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    Sherri — December 19, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    I’m in for free chocolate!

    I certainly trust your judgment on chocolate quality as your recipes have never led me astray so I’ll have to try Sarris sometime.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Codee — December 19, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    I adore anything chocolate! I would love to try this. Love your blog too :)

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    Tiffany — December 19, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    I just discovered you a week ago today, and I’ve already made double chocolate peppermint cookies, crispy honey chicken, and cake batter bark. You and your website inspire me to experiement with more of your creations, like the cookie dough dip today! Thanks so much!

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    Kate @ Kitchen Couture — December 19, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    Free chocolate and a W-S gift card? You sure do know the way to my heart! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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    Becky J. — December 19, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    I am a chocolate lover, too! Also, I spent all last weekend baking cookies for my co-workers, and the peanut butter blossoms were everyone’s favorite!

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    Alex — December 19, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    Mmm this is the best giveaway ever!
    I love your blog too, I read it everyday :)
    Merry Christmas!

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