One thing I fondly remember about walking home from school with friends was the Penny Candy Store that was on our route. I remember shiny glass cases filled with colorful candy buttons and individual packages of Sixlets. Tutti-frutti candy sticks. I remember that I really loved strawberry licorice laces and twizzlers too. I remember Pez and Pop Rocks that we used to drink Coca-Cola with while eating.
One of the descriptions of joy is to be “like a kid in a candy store”. But, who says, adults can’t have fun there too, even from the comfort of their own home?
Candy.com has been around since 2009 and their ever-growing candy catalog is the most comprehensive on the Internet. With nostalgic retro favorites and today’s most popular brands, as you peruse their bulk candy, hard candy and chocolates, you can feel like a kid in a candy store again. Literally.
My experience has been flawless. They were extremely helpful with great customer service and excellent treats. Candy is their passion and they are willing to try to help you find whatever you’re looking for, for yourself, for a gift, or for your business. They even have a cool candy blog.
I wanted to show you some fun things I found that are going in my next order:
And, because I know my friend Dana would love this, the Hello Kitty Pez Dispensers in a cute Hello Kitty lunch box tin.
But, my friends, I am here today to talk about Chocolate, one of my favorite things!
Some talk about its possible health benefits:
I do recommend a piece of good-quality dark chocolate as a healthy snack . . . It is a source of polyphenols, the same type of antioxidants found in red wine, and the fat it contains is stearic acid, which doesn’t affect cholesterol levels. The latest good news for chocolate lovers comes from a study indicating that flavonoids in chocolate are good for your heart. These compounds reduce the stickiness of platelets, cells that play an important role in blood clotting. By eating a 1.5-ounce milk chocolate bar, you get the same amount of these protective compounds as in a 5-ounce glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. – Andrew Weil, M.D.
While others extol its rich fabulosity!:
There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate. – Linda Grayson, The Pickwick Papers
So, now on to some adult candy for Father’s Day and to my wonderful giveaway sponsored by Candy.com :
They are offering one of my readers the Godiva Ultimate Chocolate Collection .
This is the ultimate gift for someone who loves Godiva chocolate!
This gorgeous 10.62″ x 8″ x 14″ faux leather gift basket comes tied with a bow and is filled with the following delicious Godiva chocolates:
• Godiva Dark Raspberry Bar 1.5oz
• Godiva Dark Almonds 2oz
• Godiva Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa 1.1oz
• Godiva Gems 12 Piece Dark Caramel
• Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Bar 3.5oz
• Godiva Milk Pretzel 2.5oz
• Godiva Gems 12 Piece Milk Truffle
• Godiva 72% Dark Chocolate Bar 3.5oz
• Godiva Milk Strawberries 2oz
• Godiva Solid Milk Bar 1.5oz
• Godiva 4 piece Truffle Gift Box
I love the presentation and the container has a masculine touch and is nice enough to use afterward for all sorts of things including mail and magazines.
And, then, of course, there is the chocolate! It’s a chocolate lover’s dream. I was especially fond of the Godiva Milk Strawberries (amazing!) and the dark raspberry bar with its tart fruit filling. I had never tried the Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Bar and it’s now one of my favorites. But, to be fair, everything really is delicious and there is plenty to go around – especially if your guy is the sharing type. If not, maybe you can remind him about other times when you’ve shared with him.
Everything was rich and creamy and just melted in your mouth. It’s really a cornucopia of chocolate decadence.
Candy.com is very generously offering my readers the chance to win this basket (a $99.99 value).
Please follow the Rafflecopter and Happy upcoming Father’s Day!
This giveaway is open to those in the U.S. 18+, no p.o. boxes for shipping please.
Disclosure: I was provided this basket by the sponsor in order to faciliate my review, however all opinions expressed herein are expressly my own.