Giveaway : Illinois Nut & Candy : Chocolate Almond Bark (ends 2/28)


Today’s Brixton Street ♥ You feature comes courtesy of Illinois Nut & Candy Company’s Raising The Candy Bar!

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day at last and although it’s more than just a little cliché, we just could not resist featuring something chocolate today.  The chocolate we’ve handpicked to share with you is the almond bark ($14.99/lb) from Illinois Nut and Candy.  Why this specific chocolate?  Well, for starters, it comes packaged in a very pretty box, but the chocolate itself has a rustic sort of charm to it which we love.   The pieces are cut into squares which aren’t all exactly the same size which serves to give the chocolate a little bit of extra character.  Another reason we picked out this chocolate:  it’s a dairy free, lactose free, and casein free chocolate that can also be enjoyed by those on certain restricted diets.

The almond bark comes cut into generously sized squares that are full of a deep chocolate flavor, along with a sprinkling of crunchy almonds in the interior.  The pieces are actually quite large so we used a knife to poke at the middle of each piece to break it in half… then the middle of those pieces to break them in half… and voilà… little bite sized squares of chocolate (see the last image below for our little chocolate reconstruction).  We loved that these chocolates were so easy to chop into smaller sizes without making a huge mess!

The flavor of the chocolate is great- a slight bitterness, a delicate sweetness, and a smooth, melty consistency.  Definitely one of our new favorite chocolates to have around the house & share with friends and family

You can find various chocolates and other candies on the Illinous Nut & Candy website in vegan, organic, gluten free, pareve and other varieties:  Illinois Nut & Candy carries a very extensive selection of niche products (and they all look super tasty).

A huge thank you to Illinous Nut & Candy for providing a giveaway prize for this month’s event.   We’re now halfway through the event & there is lots more awesome-ness to come!  Check in every weekday this month for our latest Brixton Street ♥ You feature.

Illinois Nut & Candy Company is generously providing one reader a box of chocolate almond bark of their very own!

To Enter: Visit the Illinois Nut & Candy Company website and let me know an item there that caught your eye or something you learned about the company or a specific product.

Bonus Entry 1: Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS Feed Reader OR via email

Bonus Entry 2: Like Illinois Nut and Candy on Facebook OR follow Illinous Nut and Candy on Twitter.

Bonus Entry 3: Tweet about the giveaway, share on your Facebook page, or blog about the giveaway & leave a link to your tweet, blog post or Facebook post.   You may share once per day for one extra entry each.

You may use this sample tweet if you like:
” I entered to win a box of chocolate from Illinois Nut & Candy, you can too!  Enter here: #giveaway ”

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

This giveaway will end February 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to readers in the US only . Good luck!

Giveaway winner: Michelle

FTC disclaimer: I was provided with the products mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of this product.

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238 responses to “Giveaway : Illinois Nut & Candy : Chocolate Almond Bark (ends 2/28)”

  1. brenda

    I follow GFC

  2. Jynxx

    pomegranate truffles look divine! XD

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  3. Jynxx

    gfc follower

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  4. Jynxx

    follow them via twitter

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  5. Allison Greene
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  7. Suzanna60

    those Honey Bakes Pecans look so good i love Nuts and Chocolate

  8. Denise S

    I want to try the Grand Sampler!
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  9. Denise S

    GFC follower
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  10. Denise Sachs

    I follow illinoisnut on Twitter: @lazybones344

  11. Hadespark
  12. Pat

    I’d like to try the Sugar-Free Classic Taffy Apple first. I learned the the company sells gifts for many special occasions.

  13. Melanie

    Yum. I also wanna try the 16 piece box of truffles.

  14. amanda s
  15. Angela Winesburg

    I would love to try the Deluxe Mini Pretzel Rod Platter

  16. cindy w

    I love the chocolate pizza slices

  17. Penny Holder

    I like the sugar free peanut butter cups.

  18. Penny Holder

    Following you via RSS

  19. Penny Holder

    Liked Illinois Nut Candy on fb.

  20. Ed Nemmers

    The Chocolate Covered Marshmallows with Circus Dots would be my choice!

  21. Nina

    The Dark Chocolate Raisins look good.

  22. Vicki S

    Hazelnut Truffle caught my eye because it’s vegan and I love hazelnut anything!

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

  23. Richard

    I tweeted at the following link:

    Richard / Krabbman
    [email protected]

  24. Stacy

    I would love to try their Deluxe S’more Apple. Yum!

  25. Emmi

    # Sixteen Piece Box of Truffles with a Chocolate Heart


  26. Emmi

    I Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect

  27. Emmi

    I Like Illinois Nut and Candy on Facebook

  28. Erin T

    I would love to try the cashew turtles.

  29. Lisa L

    The Semi Sweet Coffee Toffee Bark looks yummy!

  30. Lisa L

    I’m an email subscriber

  31. Lisa L

    Likes Illinois Nut and Candy on Facebook

  32. Veronica Garrett

    The Happy Birthday in 17 Languages in Milk Chocolate caught my eye.

  33. Veronica Garrett

    I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect.

  34. Veronica Garrett

    I Like Illinois Nut and Candy on Facebook.

  35. Gianna

    Chocolate Drizzled Taffy Apple with Chocolate

  36. Gianna

    I’m a GFC follower.

  37. Nancy

    I learned that they sell baking supplies - how cool!

  38. Nancy

    I follow via GFC allibrary.

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