Equal Exchange Chocolate Giveaway!

I’ve mentioned before I’m not a mega chocolaholic – I much prefer vanilla anything. But when a choco-craving hits, I reach for the good stuff. I find the super dark chocolate really nails any craving I have and can stop at just a small bit of it, as opposed to eating eight-gazillion crummy M&Ms. I got used to dark chocolate when I was younger and had developed a milk allergy (so milk chocolate was out), and now I really prefer it and it’s antioxidants. I even love chocolate that is 70% or more cacao – heart health here I come!

Equal Exchange is by far my favorite chocolate. The EE people have been kind enough to send me some to sample in the past and now it’s all you’ll find in my candy stash when it comes to chocolate. So when they offered to send me two of their two new chocolate bars, I wasn’t about to turn them down. Especially when they said the words “caramel crunch with sea salt.” The newest bars of the bunch are Organic Ecuador Dark Chocolate (65% cacao content) and Organic Chocolate Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt (55% cacao content). Both bars, like all Equal Exchange chocolates and cocoas, are fairly traded and organic from small-scale farmer co-operatives. These bars are soy- and gluten-free, and the Ecuador bar is vegan.

 

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The caramel crunch bar is a perfect flavor combo to me, and the crunchy caramel bits contrast with the silky smooth chocolate and mouthwatering sea salt. You know sometimes when you eat something sweet and then crave something salty, and then sweet, and then salty? This nips both in the bud by providing sweet and salty in every bite. The new 65% Dark Chocolate bar is great for those who aren’t quite ready for a 70% or more cacao chocolate bar. It’s sweet and rich and has that slightly sharp aftertaste I love from dark chocolate. I wish you could reach right through your computer screen and get some of your own.

Or…enter to win some of your own. Equal Exchange is offering one of my readers a gift box of six assorted chocolate bars that will get to you just in time for Valentine’s Day! To enter, just leave me a comment telling me what’s your favorite chocolate covered treat. Do you like chocolate covered almonds? Raisinets? Chocolate covered bananas or strawberries? I’ll pick a winner on Friday!

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Everyone can get in on the choco-love, though. EE is also offering $5 off a case of Equal Exchange chocolate on their webstore (shop.equalexchange.coop) with the coupon code chocolate5. It expires 2/28/11.

Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote Equal Exchange chocolate.

32 Comments

  1. Posted January 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    I love chocolate covered strawberries, but also raisins. I love EE chocolate!

  2. Posted January 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Peanut m & m’s!

  3. kimj
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    pleaseee……dark choco caramel crunch with sea salt…

  4. Posted January 25, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Anything chocolate covered is great, but I have a special spot in my heart for chocolate covered cashews. They’re the perfect flavor for sweet and salty.

  5. Posted January 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    um delicious!!! choc covered nuts are my fave!!!

  6. Posted January 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Equal exchange is one of my favorite brands of chocolate! Love the 70% dark the most.

    My favorite chocolate dessert would have to be pure, unadulterated dark chocolate! Nothing more satisfying.

  7. Posted January 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Trader Joe’s has these AMAZING Tahitian vanilla caramel balls covered with dark chocolate. I’m usually not a caramel girl, but these were divine.

  8. Janel
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Really!? Must find those…actually must not or I’ll buy and eat them all in record time.

  9. Posted January 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Um, the caramel crunch bar sounds AMAZING! I love the combination of chocolate with coconut or chocolate and sea salt!

  10. Donna Porter
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Chocolate covered chocolate? LOL Seriously, chocolate on anything makes it better 🙂

  11. Posted January 26, 2011 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Ooh! My newest obsession is World Market Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt!

    LOVE IT!

  12. Posted January 26, 2011 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I can never deny a chocolate-dipped pretzel. 🙂

  13. Cindy @cindykrenek
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I LOVE chocolate covered popcorn! It’s the perfect combo of salty and sweet 🙂

  14. Posted January 26, 2011 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Chocolate and bacon. No, just kidding. I love chocolate and salt. That new one sounds great!!!

  15. Posted January 26, 2011 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I love making chocolate bark with salted pistachios and dried cherries… It is utterly delicious!!

  16. Tanya
    Posted January 26, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I love chocolate bridge mix! The variety of nuts and fruits and other stuff is great and I love guessing what the pieces have inside them before I eat them.

  17. Posted January 26, 2011 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I love chocolate covered popcorn.

  18. Posted January 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I love dark chocolate with spicy chilis!

  19. Sara R.
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    I pretty much like anything with chocolate!! I especially love a chocolate/nut combo!

  20. Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    I like chocolate covered anything, especially if it’s dark chocolate. But I do love chocolate covered pretzels, the sweet and salty are perfect!

  21. Posted January 27, 2011 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I love all chocolate! I have to saw a favorite would be chocolate covered bananas though. Yum!

  22. Posted January 27, 2011 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Hi! My favorite chocolate treat is chocolate covered gummy bears! Sounds like a weird combo, but the textures mix really well.

  23. Posted January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    YUM! I have three favorite indulgences in life: chocolate, coffee and peanut butter. So when I saw this giveaway my eyes immediately lit up : ) My favorite chocolate treat would have to be my mom’s peanut butter fudge…it’s absolutely heavenly and I only get to enjoy it a couple times a year which makes it extra-special. I would LOVE to win me some Equal Exchange chocolate. Life is so much more fun with chocolate, after all.

  24. Posted January 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    peanut butter anythinggg especially with chocolate.
    but anything chocolate covered is fineee by me 🙂

  25. Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Just about anything covered in chocolate works for me. Cranberries are delicious but my all time favorite is the classic frozen banana covered in dark chocolate….mmm….

    FABulous contest by the way!

  26. Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE anything chocolate, or chocolate covered, or chocolate related… I grew up loving Raisinets, and now they’re even better because they make them in dark chocolate 🙂

  27. Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered almonds w/ sea salt. No TJ’s in Austin, so always stock up when I’m in Cali. 🙂

  28. Janel
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE those! Had to stop buying them because I’d eat them too fast. Email me your address and I’ll mail you some 🙂 I can’t believe there is not TJs in Boston!

  29. Posted January 28, 2011 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    I love dark, always have! Never tried Equal Exchange though. My favorite is mostly (dark) chocolate covered fruit, which isn’t always easy to find. Strawberries, raisins, especially bananas.

    We have a specialty store here, Theobroma, and my husband gets me dark chocolate truffles for my birthday. I savor it for a week or two.

    On a rare occasion, I will have a York or Jr. Mints.

  30. Katherine
    Posted February 2, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Chocolate covered anything is great in my book, but I especially love chocolate covered almonds and hazelnuts.

  31. Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I love chocolate covered pomegranate seeds!

  32. Sandra
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    I love chocolate covered almonds and that chocolate caramel crunch bar sounds out of this world!!:) I also LOVE the Organic hot cocoa!

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