I didnt have any internet connection to post it earlier, my apologies...but here is our winner: Karen...she said:
I like that they give 100% of their profits away...dont know how they do it, but I am happy they are a company that does
Karen @byedon at hotmail dot com
I want to send out a HUGE thank you to all our entrants and I am so happy for Karen!
Thank you to everyone!!
I wanted to kick off this new blog with some amazing giveaways and reviews, but not just ANY giveaways and reviews, but something of benefit to our lives, our homes, our environment....something good for us!
So, with that said, I have been in contact with this wonderful company called Shaman Organic Chocolate. This is a chocolate company with a cause!
My main interests in this company was their statement: We are fair trade , organic and we donate one hundred percent of our profits to the Huichol Indians of Mexico.
Because for me, to make our home as back to basics (organic) as I can, is top priority and knowing this company turns 100% of its profit over for a good cause, doesn't that make you feel less guilty picking up a candy bar?
From Shamans front page, they share the concept to creation of this fabulous chocolate:
From Vision to Creation
Inspired by a visionary dream, Shaman Chocolates was created in 2002 as a way to provide ongoing economic support for the indigenous Huichol Indians of Mexico. Huichol Shaman and Healer Brant Secunda dreamt that people were eating chocolate and it was filling their bodies up with love, and that chocolate would be a way to help support the Huichols’ cultural survival. Chocolate is sacred to the Huichols who have used it for thousands of years in their ceremonies and as offerings to show their love for Mother Earth. Shaman Chocolates gives all of its profits to support three Huichol villages. Every bar you buy helps sustain the Huichols and keeps their ancient shamanic traditions alive.
Cathy is a super sweet (pun on the chocolate) representative of Shaman Organic Chocolate, I am very pleased to have spoken with her. She generously sent me three different candy bars and an 8-piece gift box of assorted chocolates to experience, review and offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win the exact candy sent by them as well!!
Here is what the winner will receive:
These three candy bars:
Dark Chocolate with Green Tea & Ginger
Dark Chocolate (60% Cacao) with a mix of rejuvenating green tea and invigorating ginger. Product Details
Extra Dark Chocolate
Extra Dark Chocolate (82% Cacao). Experience the richness of pure chocolate. The perfect match for the purest at heart. Product Details
Milk Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts & Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt
Milk Chocolate (37% Cacao) with Macadamia Nuts & Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt. The island-lover's dream. Product Details
These little morsels are AMAZINGLY good! Who would have thought to put ginger and green tea in chocolate - awesome!
Special thanks to my sister who has helped me with this review - she brought me the package as well as helped me eat them! They are worse then any potato chip that says you cant eat just one, because these delicious little morsels, you CANT eat just one!
Let me ask you...have you ever eaten organic chocolate before? Did you like it?
I have had my fair share of disappointments in the past regarding organic chocolate - everything from little flavor, waxy texture, to a vitamin taste - yuck to all three!
Shamans Organic Chocolates are DELICIOUS! The chocolate has the right texture, the right flavor - it was like eating the most decadent chocolates. I know I should feel some guilt for eating so much, but what started out as a game plan to just sample each one, share, pass it around and review...turned into snacking on them all day long!
Now, on to the giveaway...what does the winner have to do to win this exact gift package sent to them by Shamans Organic Chocolates?
1-Go to their site at: http://www.shamanchocolates.com/, write a quick sentence or two about what you learned or liked about their cause-leave your comment in the form below
2-Join their mailing list if you are interested, and leave a comment if you do
3-Sign up for our newsletter and let me know you did-leave me your email address in your comment
This giveaway will start April 14, 2010 and end April 28, 2010 Midnight e.s.t. - NONE of the above is necessary to enter this giveaway - you may simply leave your name/email to be entered.
I am asking you to spread the word too as this is not just any chocolate review and giveaway, but CHOCOLATE WITH A CAUSE!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received these products from Shaman Organic Chocolates product strictly to review and run a free giveaway and at no time do/did I recieve any monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”