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 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: http://brixtonstreet.com/?p=1820 #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.