Friday, August 12, 2011

The Holidays Are Coming! The Swiss Colony Snowman Truffles {Review & Giveaway}

The Swiss Colony logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, agatewood1!}

I am one of those people that can never seem to keep track of the date. At some point the days all started blending together and going by so quickly that I found myself glancing at the calendar thinking Hold the phone. It's August?!

So when it comes to the holidays, I have no doubt that they will manage to sneak up on me before I know it and soon it'll be time to pull out the decorations and prepare the eggnog once again.

This year, however, I won't be struggling with figuring out what to give as great gifts or what to have ready for when guests arrive thanks to the delicious options found at The Swiss Colony.

The Swiss ColonyAfter having been introduced to this family-owned company with their yummy Easter candy, I had no doubt that The Swiss Colony would be experts at celebrating the holiday season. With everything from traditional baskets to meats and cheeses to decadent desserts, the hardest part is deciding which tasty treat to to send to friends or family at home or across the country.

And with the arrival of The Swiss Colony holiday catalog on August 17th, my taste buds were thrilled to be able to see what creative and delectable items they had come up with for 2011.

I've never tried petits fours before, but the 24 Dobosh Petits Fours (retail price $16.95) sure make me want to remedy that! Who knew there were so many layers of yumminess inside each one?

petits foursOr, for something that I have no doubt that the whole family would be guaranteed to enjoy (and would most likely disappear within moments), the Snowman Cake (retail price $39.95) combines cuteness with scrumptious flavor. What more could you need?

snowman cakeAlthough those both were making my mouth water, when The Swiss Colony's Snowflake Truffles arrived, I knew that they would be just the thing to satisfy the sweet tooth in us all.

snowman trufflesOh, the cuteness.

chocolate trufflesCreated out of two truffles that have rich chocolate ganache centers with creamy Swiss creme shells, these snowmen can't help but make you grin. Each one is hand-decorated with Swiss creme details that almost make you not want to take a bite.

Almost.

eating chocolateAs suspected, these Snowman Truffles have been a huge hit. The chocolate is smooth and delicious and they melt in your mouth just enough that the flavor is rich without being overpowering. Yum!

Retailing for $24.95 for 12 of the 1 oz snowmen (although as each one is made out of two truffles, it really is like getting 24), giving a box of these treats would be a very sweet way to celebrate the holidays for family, friends, teachers, and more.

With everything from cute to practical, the selection at The Swiss Colony is sure to make any lucky recipient's mouth water from the moment they open the box. Even though there is still time to plan now, the holidays will be here before we know it! However, thanks to the generosity of The Swiss Colony, one person will be prepared ahead of time with something tasty, because...

One lucky person will win a box of 12 Snowman Truffles
from The Swiss Colony!

The Swiss Colony giveawayTo enter to win: Visit The Swiss Colony and tell me another delicious item you would love to try.

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Giveaway will end on September 2nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to The Swiss Colony for providing Snowman Truffles for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Cory said...

i would love to try the fudge trio. yum
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Shell Holland said...

I'd love to try their coffee sampler http://www.swisscolony.com/Gift-Boxes--Baskets/Boxed-Assortments/Coffee-Sampler.pro?fpi=1747&catCd=AW

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Corinna said...

I love how adorable petit fours always look in packages. They're so neatly arranged with lovely designs that who could ever pass them up? I would, however, pass them up for that delicious looking chocolate confection.

clynsg said...

Chocolate Pecan Fudge.

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Stephanie said...

Cheese bars with cutter looks awsome!
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APRIL said...

I like the nuts - cashews & pistachios.

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Amy V said...

I'd love to try their 'butter toffee brickle!'

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Rita M said...

I would love to try the Old-Fashioned Fudge Trio.
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mummytotwoboys said...

Visited their site and would love to try the Birthday Brownie Cookie



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Risingsouth said...

I would love to try the Old-Fashioned Fudge Trio.

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I'd like to try the Sticky Buns!

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Jessica said...

I would like to try their streusel swirl coffee cake.
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steffie said...

i love this company! their stuff looks so yummy! i would love to try the Mint and Chocolate Tortes, or the petit fours, or the peanut butter fudge! steph at steffiessweetsinsations@gmail.com

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Allison said...

I'd love to try the mini chocolate baklava!
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pauline15 said...

Honestly, I really don't have to look since I always make it a priority to get some beef logs every year for our christmas eve party. This is always a popular treat for my guests!
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Vic said...

I would die if I had some of their chocolate truffles right this instant:) love their site! xo

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I'd love to try the Miniature Baklava Desserts!

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i would love to try the Caramel Pecan Swirl

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I'd love to try the Old-Fashioned Fudge Trio. Looks yummy!

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I would also like to try the Spring Fruit Gel Slices

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Jackie said...

The snowmen are adorable! Another product I'd like to try is the Butter Toffee Brickle. Thanks!
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I'd love to try these as well: http://www.swisscolony.com/Candy-and-Chocolate/Chocolate/Old-Fashioned-Fudge-Trio-1.pro?fpi=61831&catCd=BI

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The birthday brownie cookie looks delicious. Thanks for the chance to win.

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