Greetings! I am back on the east coast, safe and sound at home. It's so nice to be back in Boston! My first trip to San Francisco was great though, and someday I hope to go back. If you're a regular blog reader, you remember from my last post about Good Eats in San Fran, that I may have mentioned a giveaway... Well, here it is!
While in San Fran, I visited a Scharffen Berger store in the Ferry Building Marketplace near the water. Loved that marketplace! It's where I got one of the best oatmeal raisin cookies I've ever had, remember? ;) Anyway, while there, I also visited Scharffen Berger and spent a loooong time perusing the various chocolates they have. Such a variety!! If you're not familiar with the company, it was founded in 1997 and was the first "bean to bar" chocolate maker in America in over 50 years. The company's history is quite interesting; you should check it out!
So the funny thing about this giveaway though is that the bar I bought to give to one of you lucky readers is actually made by Dagoba, not Scharffen Berger. Oops! I didn't even realize it at the time that it wasn't an actual Scharffen Berger bar (I finally realized it when I started to write this blog post! Silly silly me). I have been trying to understand the connection between the two companies, but I'm not quite sure how they're "related." However, it does appear that there is a connection of some sort, as they've paired up in their wholesale orders. Hmmmm... So perhaps that's why the Dagoba is being sold in Scharffen Berger. I loved what I read about Dagoba as a company. Their efforts and actions all work toward "full circle sustainability" and are quite impressive and meaningful! I encourage you to read more about this great company.
I had such a fun time checking out all the different flavors in the store (both Scharffen Berger and Dagoba!). Sadly, I didn't sample all of them (I would have been there all day!) but I did try a few. They were all delicious, but one flavor in particular that stood out to me was the Dagoba organic chocolate mint flavored bar. This particular bar is dark chocolate (59% cacao) and made with mint and rosemary! Yes, you heard me right - rosemary! How unique. The rosemary flavor was very subtle, but it is there. And it really complemented the mint well too. :)
Because I liked this flavor so much I decided to get one to share with one lucky reader!
And no, don't worry; this opened bar pictured here is not the one I'm giving away. That's the one I bought for myself. ;)
So what do you need to do to enter this giveaway? Well, I ask that you please leave me a comment here on this post and tell me what your favorite chocolate is. You can tell me if you have a favorite brand of chocolate or even simply if you just prefer milk or dark chocolate - whatever you'd like! Just make sure to somehow answer the question, "What is your favorite chocolate?".
The giveaway will be open for comments (U.S. mailing addresses only, please) until Saturday, March 31st, at 11:59 PM EST. :)
I'll choose one winner at random and will announce the winner on April 1st (and will get your mailing address from you privately). Thanks in advance for entering, friends!