Friday, February 11, 2011

Cowgirl Chocolates - Review & Giveaway (U.S.)


I am a big fan of chocolate.  I think that is why I still have 10 pounds to lose!  I also love spicy stuff (not too terribly spicy but with a good amount of kick!)  So when I found Cowgirl Chocolates a.k.a. "Chocolates with a Cowgirl Kick" I was anxious to try them.

A Little Tidbit about how the company got started:

Marilyn Lysohir founded Cowgirl Chocolates in 1997. Her two favorite things in the world are art (she has a notable career as a ceramic sculptor) and chocolate. In fact her first job was working in a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania. Marilyn mingled some favorite memories with some new ideas to create an American original, Cowgirl Chocolates...chocolates with a spicy cowgirl kick. She was the pioneer, one of the first companies to offer spicy chocolates in the world.

Cowgirl Chocolates has won a total of 19 product awards and 2 packaging awards and is located in Moscow, Idaho USA. It has also been featured on the Food Network on “Unwrapped” and “Extreme Cuisine” and on CNBC “On the Money”. They have also been written up in the New York Times, InStyle, the Toronto Star among others.


 


I received the 1/3 lb. sampler pictured above.  Note how cutely this is wrapped - I just loved how nicely this was put together it looked ready to give as a gift!  It was hard, but I waited until my husband came home for lunch so he could try them too!  The first one I tried was the Spicy Hazelnut Milk Chocolate - it was delicious.  He thought it was rather spicy and I didn't really notice that much spice, maybe the hazelnut flavor took over for me!  We also tried Double Dark Chocolate, Ivory Orange, Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate,  Spicy Double Dark Chocolate, and Spicy Cappuccino.  Also, a carmel which I am not sure if it was the Chipolte or Habenero!  I loved them all, and usually I am not a fan of dark chocolate but all of these were delicious.  The caramel was the spiciest for me and it was still delicious.  My favorite though would have to be either the Hazelnut or Raspberry!  Yum, yum, yum!


If you are looking for something new to try these are it (as long as you like chocolate!)  These would make a wonderful Valentines day gift as well!


The Dirty Truth is these chocolates are wonderful!  If you don't really like spice they have the mild ones which were wonderful, but I prefer the spicy ones.  They have just the right amount of kick!  They add a little flavor instead of just having plain jane chocolate, and they aren't spicy as in burn your tongue off - just a little delicious kick!  I highly recommend these to anyone!




TO BUY:  You can buy these yummy chocolates, caramels, etc. at www.CowgirlChocolates.com

TO WIN:  One lucky reader will win a 1/3 pound sampler from Cowgirl Chocolates - Complete ALL Mandatory entries below and any Optional/Bonus entries you want - Leave a separate comment for each and make sure your e-mail address is in each comment!!!

MANDATORY ENTRIES
  • Follow Dirty Truth Reviews on Google Friend Connect
  • Go to Cowgirl Chocolates Website & comment here with what flavor you would like to try the most!
 Optional Entries
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  • 1 entry each - Friend Ashly at DirtyTruthReviews on Facebook and/or Follow me on Twitter (AshlyDTR)
  • 1 entry each - Like CowGirl Chocolates on Facebook 
  • One Entry for every other current giveaway you enter on this blog
  • 2 entries - Blog about this giveaway, Add it to a Giveaway Linky, Tweet it, or post on facebook (with link back to this page).
  • 5 entries - Make a purchase from Cowgirl Chocolates between now and 3/2/11
RULES:  Giveaway ends 3/2/2011 at 11:59 pm- Winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Leave a comment for each entry you complete.  Please leave your email address in your comments so I can contact the winner.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  You must do ALL parts that are mandatory or your comments will be deleted/invalid.  
Disclosure:  I was not paid for this review or giveaway.  I was given the above product to review and all opinions are my own. I am not responsible for the prize being delivered to the winner of the giveaway - I will forward your information to the sponsor whom is responsible for supplying the winner with the prize.

173 comments:

Christy February 11, 2011 at 4:07 PM  

Spicy Habanero Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM  

mmmmmm that Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate sounds so good!! thanks for the giveaway!
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

I like Cowgirl Chocolates on Facebook!
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:02 AM  

I also entered the Bed of Nails giveaway
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:02 AM  

I also entered the EE Cuties giveaway!
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:03 AM  

I also entered the ShuGizmo giveaway!
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:03 AM  

I also entered the CSN Stores giveaway!
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:03 AM  

I also entered the CardWoo giveaway. thank you!
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Tara Oliver February 12, 2011 at 6:04 AM  

I also entered the Tomorrow's Harvest giveaway. :)
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Renee G February 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM  

I would like to try the Spicy Double Dark Chocolate Truffles and I follow as Renee G on GFC.
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meredith m February 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM  

I want to try the Spicy Double Dark Chocolate Truffles
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meredith m February 14, 2011 at 5:37 PM  

tweet #1
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pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:00 AM  

I Follow Dirty Truth Reviews on Google Friend Connect

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pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:03 AM  

I would like to try their Triple Nut Brittle

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pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:03 AM  

I Subscribe to Dirty Truth Reviews Email updates

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pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:04 AM  

I sent a friend request to you on fb - Lorrie R

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pinklady705 February 15, 2011 at 2:04 AM  

following AshlyDTR on twitter - @pinklady705

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kellyr78 February 16, 2011 at 6:10 PM  

I follow you on GFC(Kellyr78) and I'd like to try the Dark Chocolate
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Julie February 17, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

sent friend request to Ashly on FB: Julie M

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bukaeyes February 17, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

I follow you on GFC as bukaeyes and I'd love to try the Spicy Hazelnut Milk Chocolate bukaeyes@aol.com

rach February 17, 2011 at 5:04 PM  

I would like to try the Spicy mint milk Chocolate.
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Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM  

Entry #1
I shared on Facebook @ncjeepster
http://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster/posts/112981442111457

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Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM  

Entry #2
I shared on Facebook @ncjeepster
http://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster/posts/112981442111457

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Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM  

Entry #1
I tweeted about giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/ncjeepster/status/39202125137448960

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Karen Propes February 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM  

Entry #2
I tweeted about giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/ncjeepster/status/39202125137448960

ncjeepster@aol.com

Jackie February 21, 2011 at 5:37 AM  

I'd love to try the Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate
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Jackie February 21, 2011 at 5:39 AM  

I entered the Tomorrows Harvest Food Storage giveaway
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Jolene February 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM  

Following on GFC, I would love to try the Chipotle caramels!!
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susitravl March 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

I would like to try the Spicy Lime/Tequila Dark Chocolate.
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Diana March 2, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

I would like the pure milk chocolate truffles
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Saving Mama March 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM  

I follow with GFC (staciefrost). I'd love to try the Spicy Lime/Tequila Dark Chocolate -. YUMMY!!
Thanks for entering me!
Stacie
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Saving Mama March 2, 2011 at 1:52 PM  

I like Ashly At Dirtytruthreviews on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks for entering me!
Stacie
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Saving Mama March 2, 2011 at 1:52 PM  

I follow you on twitter (@savingmama42). Thanks for entering me!
Stacie
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Saving Mama March 2, 2011 at 1:53 PM  

I like CowGirl Chocolates on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks for entering me!
Stacie
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kpintn March 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM  

Spicy Dark Lime Tequila sound like one I would love to try!
Follow via GFC

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carole March 2, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

gfc follower
like to try the raspberry dark chocolate
gram122@comcast.net

MANDY83 March 2, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

follow via gfc as mandy83 and id love to try the lavendar dark chocolate

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MANDY83 March 2, 2011 at 5:01 PM  

posted on fb 1

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MANDY83 March 2, 2011 at 5:02 PM  

posted on fb 2
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Jessica March 2, 2011 at 7:05 PM  

GFC follower
Jessica Sage
I would love to try the sarsaparilla milk chocolate bar
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Kimberly March 2, 2011 at 9:45 PM  

Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); I think the Nothin' Fancy Caramels sound yummy!
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