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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    brooke — December 19, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Sarris Chocolate is the best. I never thought to use it is my baking. I always just eat it! We always get a peanut butter meltaway when we go.

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    Blair — December 19, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

    mmmm…chocolate

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    Haley C — December 19, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    My hearts desire is William Sonoma! The closest one to me is 3 hours away so it is always a treat when I do get to go there!
    Merry Christmas!

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    Jasmine G. — December 19, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    I read your blog everyday and absolutely love your personality and all the delicious recipe pics! =)

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    Julia — December 19, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    Of all the food blogs I read, this one is my favorite. Hot cocoa cookies are on my list of things to make this week!

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    Rachel S — December 19, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    I’d love to try Sarris! Chocolate covered pretzels are one my favorite things ever!

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    Chessa — December 19, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    Chocolate covered pretzels are my FAVORITE thing ever. Well…next to cheese. And champagne.

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    Mary — December 19, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    I love chocolate, and I love your blog even more :)

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    Kristina @ spabettie — December 19, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    and without How Sweet, my mornings would be lacking… SO much.

    seriously? when I open my reader in the morning, I scroll down to How Sweet first. honestly!

    <3

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    Emily — December 19, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    Love it! I’m trying your snickerdoodle recipe tomorrow!

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    Stella — December 19, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    Ever since I found your blog, I’ve literally been ADDICTED. I too share your addiction with chocolate and all things sweet. I’m also in LOVE with your wedding cake and hope that someday when I find my “Mr. How Sweet” I can have one just as beautiful. Oh-the white chocolate swirls…. I day dream about it really. Don’t ever stop blogging I try one of your recipes every week….cake batter bark?! Really how do you come up with these things Jessica?

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    Alicia @ Addsomesprinkles — December 19, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I love chocolate, William sonoma, and your blog!!

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    Christine — December 19, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    Oh, how I need this chocolate!

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    Vanessa — December 19, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    I’ve never had this chocolate.. Clearly I need to get with the program!! Great giveaway!!

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    Juliet — December 19, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    I would love to put the g.c towards a cast iron pan or a panini maker! Of course I would also love to try some of the chocolate!

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    Chicago Cuisine Critique — December 19, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    Great holiday gift giveaway. My list of items from williams-sonoma (as most foodies) could go on and on.. :)

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    Kristie — December 19, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    I love your blog..you make things before my heart even knows I want it.

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    Alexis — December 19, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    OOoooh I would love to win! I LOVE chocolate covered pretzels!

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    Marina — December 19, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    Well, this would definitely make my holidays shine a little brighter…!!!!! :)

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    christa — December 19, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    I made that cake batter bark last week with some Lindt chocolate and it was PHENOMINAL! But I only had wierd looking sprinkles so it wasn’t as pretty and I skimped on the amount of chocolate I used so it was too thin, but Im hoping to make it again this week for xmas!!!

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    mags — December 19, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    Pick me, pick me!!

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    Michelle — December 19, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    I love your blog and your recipes almost as much as I love chocolate!!!!! *muah* Thank you!

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    holly — December 19, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

    i just stumbled upon this amazing blog and instantly fell in love when i saw that you have a cookie dough DIP! HOLY bajeezus i need that!
    free chocolate and a williams sonoma gift card would be great as well!

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    Jessica — December 19, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    Found your blog about 2 months ago and I can’t stop reading! Even added on you on facebook! Keep doing what you’re doing :)

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    heather — December 19, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    this giveaway makes me drool…i’d even share the winnings with my boyfriend(kidding, dude can find his own). mmm, happy holidays, everyone! <3

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    Jenny — December 19, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    Nothing says holidays like the best food in the world, Chocolate!!!

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    Susan — December 19, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

    I just found your blog for the first time last night… I love it, and already subscribed on Google Reader! I can’t wait to make your Autumn Mac and Cheese. (bet that would taste great with some of Sarris chocolates… yum. Just sayin’.) Thanks for all the great recipes, I will now be a regular!

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    Cellabella — December 19, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

    You are AWESOME! My heart always desires chocolate, and I adore W&S, it was one of the places my husband and I registered at for our wedding. You can’t go wrong with their stuff. But I guess in all honesty, while I desire so much I’m also lucky to have all that I have – home, family, food on the table and friends!

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    Lauren — December 19, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Oh! Me, me, me! Pick me!

    But seriously…thank you for all the wonderful posts Jessica. I know I can’t ever go wrong with anything published here!

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    Betsy — December 19, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    Mmm chocolate! And Williams-Sonoma gift card. What could be better?!

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    Alexandra — December 19, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    Hello! This is my first comment but in no way my first visit. I follow you on facebook and through e-mail but your link is in my bookmarks so I always see your updates even before my e-mail reminds me you have!

    I am a second year baking and pastry student and really enjoy your posts, I have also tried many of your recipes (chocolate chip cookie dough pie was kind of amazing..) I hope to one day have a blog of my own but for now I thoroughly enjoy reading yours and have started posting pictures on my fb of things i’ve made because you’ve inspired me! Thank you :] Being in school, its fun to draw inspiration from different places, I look forward to more posts!

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    Jacqueline — December 19, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

    Chocolate and William Sonoma are towo of my fravorite things! Not to mention my husband loves chocoalte covered pretzels! Merry Christmas!

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    Jacqui — December 19, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    Hi, love your bloggy and pictures. :) I am going to make your peanut butter blossoms later today. I have been looking for a recipe that had butter instead of shortening so thanks for sharing one! Happy Hoilidays!

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    Jessica F — December 19, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    Chocolate AND Williams-Sonoma!??! Love. This. Giveaway. Whoever wins (me?!) will be one happy camper this holiday season.

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    Amy @ whatjewwannaeat — December 19, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    What a fantastic prize! You have such unique recipes and beautiful photos to boot. I just can’t stay away!

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    Steph — December 19, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    I’m a huge fan of both WS and chocolate – and like you I am very particular about my chocolate :)

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    Christine — December 19, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

    Chocolate runs through my veins!!

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    mandy gross — December 19, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

    i love chocolate. it is my heart’s desire always.

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    Kate — December 19, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

    Thanks for writing an informative and FUN blog! It’s always fun to come home and get on the google reader and see what you’ve cooked up. Thank you for the chance to get some delicious chocolate! I might have to make some cake batter bark for my long Christmas car-trip back home

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    Laura — December 19, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    To be honest, my little heart desires to tell you that I want some cookie dough dip right now. So I’m gonna make it.

    YES.
    :)

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    Healthy chocoholic — December 19, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    I looove chocolate. It should be a food group. And that bark looks wonderful yet again!

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    sunny — December 19, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    what a fun contest! thanks for hosting! and thanks for having such a regularly updated, pictorially satisfying, and recipe laden website!

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    Margot — December 19, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    I cannot wait to try out the cake batter bark – and there’s nothing wrong with being a chocolate snob. It’s the best kind of snob!

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    Molly — December 19, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    Who doesn’t love chocolate?! I do! I also can’t wait to make a whole bunch of your recipes for New Years and Cake Batter Bark is the first thing I’m making!

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    rachel e. — December 19, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    I love Williams-Sonoma!!

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — December 19, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

    Chocolate and Williams Sonoma…I’m weak at the knees……..

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    Donna — December 19, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    I made Cake Batter Chocolate Bark last week, so much to make and so pretty. Thanks for all your recipes, I’ve used SO many for them this year!

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    Kelly — December 19, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    I need to make that cake batter bark asap! And I adore chocolate so this giveaway sounds like heaven!!

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    Caroline — December 19, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    I love your recipies and I love chocolate – so I’d love to win! Oh and I made fat fluffy snickerdoodles this morning and they were SO good!

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    Marci — December 19, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    Free chocolate from the best blog baker? Enter my name!

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