Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: The Swiss Colony Chocolate Brownie Cake {Review & Giveaway}

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

When it comes to holiday shopping, there are some items that only work for specific people. After all, you can't exactly give a pink bathrobe and fuzzy slippers to Grandpa while junior probably won't be too thrilled with a gift certificate to the salon.

But there is one thing that the entire family can and will enjoy: tasty treats.

Who can resist a decadent dessert or fresh cheeses or pretty much anything with chocolate? Definitely not me. And especially if I know it is going to be scrumptiously melt-in-your-mouth deliciously flavorful, as everything is when it's from The Swiss Colony.

Christmas dessertsExperts at celebrating the holiday season, The Swiss Colony offers everything from very traditional baskets to unique and fun boxes of goodies. Whether you are shopping for meats, cheeses, eye-catching morsels, desserts of nearly every possible variety, or more, it never takes much browsing on their website before my mouth is watering at every page.

This season's selection of Christmas gifts at The Swiss Colony are no exception. How could I not be drooling over the layers upon layers of tasty goodness in the Chocolate Snowflake Cake?

Snowflake CakeAnd I've never actually tried Red Velvet Cake (what's wrong with me?) so I wouldn't mind changing that with the Red Velvet Swirl Cake. Mmm!

Red Velvet CakeI also have no doubt that the salty-sweet combination found in the Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips would ensure that they would disappear immediately if they were given as a gift around here.

Chocolate-Covered Potato ChipsAfter marveling over all of the cakes, cookies, cupcakes and petit fours, when the Chocolate Brownie Cake arrived from The Swiss Colony, I knew that it wasn't going to have much chance of survival with my family's sweet tooth.

Chocolate Brownie CakeEven before I had the classic red tin open, I was admiring the great presentation and effort that The Swiss Colony puts in to making sure that their items are completely ready for gift-giving, whether you have it mailed directly to your recipient or to yourself first.

Opening up the lid for a peek, I could almost hear the chocolate chunks and pecans calling my name.

The Swiss ColonyI lasted all of about 30 seconds before I had to have a taste.

Chocolate Brownie CakeAs I suspected: YUM.

The chocolate of the brownie is rich and delicious and the chocolate chunks and pecans throughout only add even more enjoyable flavor... as I suspected, this Chocolate Brownie Cake was a big hit for all of us (I especially liked it after being heated in the microwave for a few seconds) and the nearly 1.5-pound tin of indulgent chocolate disappeared nearly as quickly as it had arrived.

Retailing for $25.95, giving a Brownie Cake would be a very sweet way to celebrate the season for family, friends, teachers, yourself and more. The holidays are right around the corner, so be sure to head over to The Swiss Colony and check out their huge selection to pick out a gift for the lucky recipients on your list today.

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

One lucky person will win a Chocolate Brownie Cake 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.

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).

1 Extra Entry if you enter The Swiss Colony giveaway at A Nut in a Nutshell!
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Giveaway will end on December 2nd at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. 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. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and must be 18 years of age or older.

A big thank you to The Swiss Colony for providing a Chocolate Brownie Cake 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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purango said...

I would love to try the Macadamia Nut Fudge. garrettsambo@aol.com

barblong said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Coconut Swirl Cake.

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purango said...

I would love to try the Macadamia Nut Fudge. garrettsambo@aol.com

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I follow you with Google Friend Connect. garrettsambo@aol.com

lilyk said...

I would like to try the Raspberry Cheesecake.

lilyk said...

I follow The Swiss Colony on Twitter under the username likwan.

lilyk said...

I follow The Swiss Colony on Facebook under the username likwan.

lilyk said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect under the username lilyk.

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I subscribed by email.

lilyk said...

I follow you on Facebook under the username likwan.

ChosenToBeFree said...

I'd love to try a fudge sampler

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lilyk said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted abput this giveaway at http://twitter.com/likwan/status/142848310988906496.

Isaiahsmom said...

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