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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    Elyssa F — December 19, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    Yummy! Couldn’t resist a chance to win this!

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    Alicia — December 19, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    I am sooo glad I found your blog through Tasty Kitchen
    I cannot go a day without drooling through your recipe posts.
    Today and everyday this next week I will be baking with my kids, today we are going to start out with your yummy Snickerdoodle Recipe!

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    Laura — December 19, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    I’ve just discovered your blog in the past few months and it’s become a favorite!

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    Heidi — December 19, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    All I have to say is… Yum! :D

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    Christina — December 19, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    Anything with dark chocolate would make my day :] Great giveaway!!

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    Jill M — December 19, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    You just made my day…I’ve never heard of that chocolate before & can’t wait to try it! Cake batter bark is a definite must make this week.

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    Rach — December 19, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    Chocolate makes everything better! :)

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    Amy — December 19, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    I love your blog so much! Thanks for doing this wonderful giveway.

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    Courtney — December 19, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    Hi Jessica, I love your blog and read it all the time. I just made peanut butter blossoms for my daughters class Christmas party and everyone raved about them!

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    Alexandra — December 19, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! Absolutely love your blog, and now my mom does as well. The other day she e-mailed me saying that when I got home for Christmas we “HAVE to make those Snickerdoodles and Cake Batter Bark on the How Sweet blog!” :-)

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    Deborah Brown — December 19, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    I love your blog and your recipes. The cake bark was sooooooooooooooooooo good!

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    Julie @SavvyEats — December 19, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    Chocolate + williams sonoma? Winning combo, right there.

    I want to see you again! Road trip to meet somewhere in the middle? :)

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    Jen — December 19, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    Just found your blog a few weeks ago and have loved exploring all of your recipes and posts! I am taking today off from baking after 2 weeks of non-stop sweet treats! So, I’ve been finding new recipes to tuck away for a rainy day instead! Thanks for the chance to win something ‘sweet’!!! Keep up the good work on the blog!

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    Connie — December 19, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    What a great giveaway!

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    Mollie — December 19, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    I desire a Kitchenaid mixer!

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    Lori — December 19, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    I LOVE Williams Sonoma! I also love your blog, I have made a lot of your recipes, Thanks you!

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    Lindsey — December 19, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    I love chocolate, too….AND I love your blog!!

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    Leslie — December 19, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    Love your blog, chocolate, and Williams Sonoma! It would be so fun to start my Christmas vacation with all three!
    ps-I’ll be making that cake batter bark for Valentine’s day this year. Cannot wait!

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    niki — December 19, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    chocolate & WS – can’t go wrong w/ those! thanks!

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    Chelsey (Cookteen) — December 19, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    I used to hate chocolate and now I find myself craving it 24/7!

    cookteen.com

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    Karly — December 19, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    My little heart desires a new camera lens…luckily Santa is getting me one this year. I love Santa. :)

    I’ve never tried this chocolate…must change that!

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine — December 19, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    I’ve heard lots of good things about Sarris since joining the blogworld, but I can’t believe I never even saw it when I lived in Pittsburgh!! (Yup, I did go to CMU for my freshman year but ended up transferring. It’s kind of an…interesting….school socially)

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    Cassie — December 19, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    Seriously, a 2-for-1 ?!?! This is AMAZING :D
    keeping my fingers crossed

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — December 19, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    All my little heart desires is a merry Christmas for my family and friends. And lots of chocolate to make everyone even happier :)

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — December 19, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    i’ve never had that brand of chocolate! clearly i need to expand my horizons

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    Jessica@Life in the Middle — December 19, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    You know that SNL skit with Tina Fey and the “Chocolate Boyfriend?”

    That is me. I need the chocolate. :)

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    HeatherHH — December 19, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    Sounds good!

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    Tracie Trump — December 19, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    My heart desires health and prosperity in 2011! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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    Missy — December 19, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Free chocolate? Yum! I love your blog and have made the “crack” brownies several times! I’m going to make the bark today :) Thanks for the great giveaway – all your free recipes!! (oh and the chocolate/gift card too!!)

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    girliefriend — December 19, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    Love your blog! Although I think I’ve gained 20 pounds since I added you to my faves. ;)

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    Kimberley — December 19, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    Absolutely love this… and totally agree! thought I’d share…

    The 12-step chocoholics program:
    NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE!
    -Terry Moore

    Happy Holidays!

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    Jodie — December 19, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    I love your blog and would love some chocolate and a gift card!!

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    Ashley Grace — December 19, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    I’d like all our troops in Afghanistan to come home safely to their families. (hmm and a kitchen aid mixer from santa). Merry Christmas

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    Nicole — December 19, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    Jessica- I read your website everyday!

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    Chelsea — December 19, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    My little heart desires to tell you that reading your blog makes my belly rumble. I find myself making list after list of ingredients to whip up whatever I have recently read. Next on the agenda, Cake Batter Bark for Christmas. I also love that you’ve helped me have a *HEALTHY* outlook and appreciation for food- – -and your workouts make me wince in pain the next day. :]

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    Russ C. — December 19, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    My little heart desires chocolate!

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    Jennifer — December 19, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    My heart desires this chocolate. And oh my gosh. That cake batter bark looks magical too!

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    Jessica — December 19, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

    I love your site. I stumbled onto it when I was looking for some pumpkin recipes and have been hooked ever since. Now I just need to find the time to try all the recipes I’ve bookmarked! Plus, I created a recipe that once I get perfected that I will share with you, it contains two of your favorite, chocolate and graham crackers.

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    Melody — December 19, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Oh my! I’m so glad I found your blog. I’ve made about four recipes from here in the last three weeks! But, I thought you were from/in Florida? Regardless, Pittsburgh is pretty awesome too. I love the view from Mt. Washington! Thanks for writing, chocolate is our mutual friend, and Merry Christmas! :)

    • Jessica — December 19th, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

      Hahaha! Not sure why you thought that – I’ve never even been to Florida! :)

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    Holly — December 19, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

    Oh, lovely! Thanks!

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    Amanda — December 19, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    That bark looks AMAZING!

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    Maggie — December 19, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    Yay for giveaways! I’ve never tried Sarris’ chocolate, so I hope I win :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    Maureen — December 19, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    I love your posts – for the recipes, the pictures and the commentary! Thanks for sharing with all of us :)

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    Meg — December 19, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    this is wonderful!! I love your blog! Recently been baking up a storm..what are you thoughts on margarine?

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    Amber — December 19, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    You’re giving away CHOCOLATE?!?!? Are my eyes deceiving me?!?!?!? I, too, am a chocolate snob….I prefer Dinsthuls, in Memphis,TN. Could Sarris compare?!?!? I have also made my 9 yr old into a chocolate snob….don’t give her anything less than Lindt’s or Godiva!!! ha ha! She won’t be ugly about it, she will just not eat it! I love that girl! and I love YOU for giving me sooooo many great recipes! I saw chocolate dipped bacon the other day & my first thought was YOU!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Jessica! Thanks again for the recipes & the humor that I enjoy in your blog every day! <3

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    Jenn | the kitchen dish — December 19, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win this one! I would love both the chocolate AND the Williams-Sonoma gift card. What a great giveaway!

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    Pam Keener — December 19, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    Chocolate & William Sonoma, catch me before I slobber all over myself.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

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    Emily D. — December 19, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

    I LOVE your blog!!! And I can’t get over how delicious that cake batter bark looks, I’ll have to try it soon!

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    Erica — December 19, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    Um- what a giveaway! I love chocolate covered pretzels. There is something amazing about a salty & sweet combo. And Williams Sonoma is obviously one of my favorite stores. I’ve never tried this kind of chocolate before and I feel like I’m missing out!

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    sarah@sarahnotsoplainandtall — December 19, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    love love love William and Sonoma!!!!

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