Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Treats from The Swiss Colony {Review & Giveaway}

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With Halloween right around the corner, that means there are pumpkins to carve, costumes to pick out, and candy to purchase (and hopefully not have completely eaten before trick-or-treaters arrive). How did this turn into yet another holiday that snuck up on me?

As much fun as the planning and preparing is for the kids and I, when it comes to giving a gift that will be truly enjoyed, I'm always looking for something that the entire family can enjoy. After having been introduced to The Swiss Colony for holiday gifts and Easter treats in the past, I had no doubt that they would be able to find a way to make Halloween just as enjoyable for all of us.

Halloween giftsWith everything from traditional baskets to meats and cheeses to decadent desserts, the hardest part about shopping at The Swiss Colony is deciding which tasty treat to to send to friends, family or colleagues to make their day. Whether you are shopping for a Halloween accent or an eye-catching box of goodies, it doesn't take much browsing before your mouth is watering at page after delicious page.

After drooling over all of the cookies, cupcakes and petit fours, when the Black Cat Truffles arrived, they were just the thing to delight kids as well as adults.

Halloween trufflesYum! Even before I had it open, I was admiring the cute presentation and effort that The Swiss Colony had put in to making this box ready for gift-giving.

Halloween gift boxAs for the 12 creamy milk chocolate truffle centers that are blanketed in Swiss blend darker chocolate? They are adorable as well as very, very tasty.

Black Cat TrufflesAs I had suspected, these Black Cat Truffles have been a bit hit ever since they arrived. The chocolate is smooth and delicious and they melt in your mouth just enough that the flavor is rich without being overpowering. Mmmm!

Swiss Colony reviewRetailing for $19.95 for 12 of the ½-oz cats, giving a box of these treats would be a very sweet way to celebrate the Halloween holiday for family, friends, teachers, and more. Just be warned that once you've sent a gift from The Swiss Colony, your recipient might not want anything else in the future!

With everything from cute to practical, the selection at The Swiss Colony is filled with classics as well as new additions. Each time I've visited I've found new things that I want to try! With October quickly coming to an end, it's already time to start looking at their great options for Thanksgiving and Christmas to plan ahead for something mouth-watering and decadent.

But, wait! Want to be one of the first people to get to try out these amazing goodies? The Swiss Colony is currently holding a Sweet Tooth Taste Panel Sweepstakes where 10 lucky Facebook winners will get a spot on their brand new Sweet Tooth Taste Panel (where they will taste new products for 2012 and help choose new items) and a $50.00 Gift Certificate. This contest ends on November 6, 2011, so be sure to head over for more information and to enter!

And, thanks to the generosity of The Swiss Colony, one person will be able to celebrate Halloween in yummy style as well, because...

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

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

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on October 27th 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 Black Cat 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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I would love to try the Cheese Bars with Slicer, 5-Piece Gift Box

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