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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    Corey @ the runners cookie — December 19, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    my heart desires nothing but chocolate after reading this post!

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    Emily — December 19, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    I love your blog. I’ve tried a few recipes and can’t wait to try more!

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    Ashley — December 19, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    Mmmmmm, chocolate!!!!!!!

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    Maren — December 19, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    FREE CHOCOLATE!?!?!?! yes please. I’ve never bought anything at Williams Sonoma because I’m poor, but if you gave me free money to there, I would be forever grateful!! by the way, I have made your cake batter bark twice now, but I still can’t get it as pretty as yours!! I’m just going to keep trying it over and over and over again until it’s perfected :)

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    Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons — December 19, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    I’m a chocolate snob too! I don’t eat it super often, but when I do, it better be the best thing ever or its not even worth it! Theres a little chocolatier in south florida that my mom sends me melties from to make peppermint bark each christmas… I’d be lost without good quality chocolate!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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    saram — December 19, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    Love, love, love, love, love, love your blog! I read it everyday and just recently made your snickerdoodle cookies. Ohmygosh they were good!!! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

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    Colleen — December 19, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    I love your blog! My sister and I send each other random texts all the time saying “Did you ready How Sweet yet today?!”

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    Louisa — December 19, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    My husband is from Pittsburgh, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried Sarris chocolates…. I’m beginning to think there’s something wrong with this. ;-)

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    Darla Baerg — December 19, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    Merry Christmas!!!

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    Katie — December 19, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    A BQ and my friend’s brain tumor to be GONE. And fro yo… and a pony (those last 2 aren’t necessary though!)

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    adrienne — December 19, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    my heart desires christmas cookies! i can’t wait to go home..my mother makes the most delectable nutmeg sugar cookies. i can’t even get over how wonderful they are. love your blog, it’s exsquisite. :)

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    Tori — December 19, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    There’s a skinny girl inside of me trying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies or chocolate.

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    ashley — December 19, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    Enjoy your blog and remain baffled by how skinny you stay. I know you exercise but not sure where you find the time in between cooking up all this yummy stuff!

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    Bliss — December 19, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    My heart desires to be baking or reading or doing anything else but working on my paper…which is due tomorrow morning, so its going to have to wait. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Emily — December 19, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    I’ve been loving your site for about 2 months now…i have complete re-vamped my christmas baking list with YOUR recipes!! I love that you post so often and I’ve loved every. single. recipe I’ve made. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you!!

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    Lauren O. — December 19, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    My heart desires the spice cake balls I made yesterday! My neighbors can do without them….right?

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    Margaret — December 19, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

    What a fun giveaway! LOVE reading your blog everyday!

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    Jessie S. — December 19, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

    Hi Jessica, I love all your recipes so much! Your site is one of my favs.

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    Alice C. — December 19, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!

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    Carrie — December 19, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

    Chocolate + William Sonoma = LoVe :)

    Can’t wait to try cake batter bark!

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    Maggie Hagan — December 19, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

    I can’t wait to make your flat, fluffy snickerdoodles later tonight!

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    Stacey — December 19, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    I heart your blog. Very much. Thanks for all the great recipes and ideas! Keep em coming!

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    Erin — December 19, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    I love your blog! I even made the cake batter bark for some friends!

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    ida — December 19, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    Your blog really is such a fun treat to read every day. I love your writing style and all the food looks divine! I can’t wait to have some time off so I can sit in the kitchen by the warm oven while cookies bake.

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    Pearl — December 19, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

    Wow, what a great give away. Would love to win.

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    Jane — December 19, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

    I made your cookie dough dip…it was yummy!

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    MrsABC1016 — December 19, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    Well since you said to say anything we want.. I just wanted to say THANK YOU! You are an inspiration to me and you’ve inspired me to start my own little blog. I look forward to reading your posts and feel like we are friends! (c: Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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    MaryZ — December 19, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

    YUM! There is never enough good chocolate in my world!

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    Julia — December 19, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    Wow…I just want to say WOW! That would be an awesome to thing to win…chocolate AND a gift card. Thanks for you blog…love your recipes!

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    liz — December 19, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

    I love williams sonoma and chocolate!

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    Lauren — December 19, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    Being a snob on certain things in life is completely acceptable, especially when it comes to chocolate! :)

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    Danielle M. — December 19, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    Thank you for this! It was very sweet of you! :)

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    sarah — December 19, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

    Just wanted to say how much I love your blog… love the Mother Lovett stories and your creative and original recipes! Oh and I love chocolate, too… :)

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    Andrea P — December 19, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

    Mmm chocolate. That chocolate bark looks so good!

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    laura — December 19, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

    I love giveaways! But never seem to win! But this would be a great one to win! I love Chocolate!

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    Marcie — December 19, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

    How cool to find out you are in the vicinity of where my mom lives (Carnegie)! She has talked about Sarris’ for years!

    Thanks!

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    WENDY — December 19, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    YUMMY! I would love to try that chocolate!

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    Lauren — December 19, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    i wish i could be the guy fieri for little chocolate shops/hidden treasures!
    i love me some good dark local chocolate, so i understand!

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    Mary Beth — December 19, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

    I would love to try Sarris’ chocolate. I spent the last two years in Germany and had all kinds of delicious chocolates, but I know the US can compete!

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    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life — December 19, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

    Chocolate & I are the best of friends…and Williams Sonoma owns me. ;)

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    Lori — December 19, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

    Nothing beats the flavor of Sarris chocolates. No matter the variety it always is awesome.

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    Donna — December 19, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    I was already a Twitter follower but thanks for the reminder about Facebook. Also, that bark with sprinkles is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day!

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    Gem — December 19, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

    Chocolate anything, never tried Sarris’
    Cookbooks come a close second though

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    Caroline — December 19, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

    I am obsessed with Williams-Sonoma. I could spend hours and hours in there just day dreaming about all of those kitchen gadgets being in my kitchen. :-)

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    Rachel — December 19, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    My heart desires no tantrums for a week straight – oh that’d be a dream though. BTW I really enjoy reading your posts and updates – you’re so fun and sweet!

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    Kim — December 19, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    I’m so glad I found you on Twitter! I’ve so enjoyed all of your recipes and photos!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — December 19, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

    I love chocolate! Just finished a fast long run now chocolate is needed.

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    Stacy — December 19, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    Chocolate and Williams Sonoma?!? What a treat! I love your blog and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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    Kathy — December 19, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

    I’ve only just recently found your blog, but it’s great! Having spent the last few days preparing various Christmas goodies, you’d think more chocolate would seem… too much.

    But no. I’ve never heard of Sarris, and after reading your description, who wouldn’t want a taste of it??

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    Cess — December 19, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    I heart chocolate AND Williams Sonoma!

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