Friday, June 29, 2012

Indulge Your Readers: Indulgence Chocolate #Giveaway

Pin It  If a blogger writes a blog post in the forest, and no one is around to read it, does it make a sound?

Don't laugh. It's a serious question. And it brings me to my final words of advice on blogging: Remember that you are never alone. Acknowledge your readers. Gratify them. Give them what they want (within reason). And make them feel special.

Because they are special. They've gotten you where you are -- wherever that might be. They've read your words, re-created your recipes, and shared your news (both good and bad). They've become friends, mentors, and your best critics.

So, yeah. We've been blogging for five years. And we still don't have all the answers. But, one thing we know for sure is that our readers are the ones that deserve the credit for everything that we are, and that we've become.

THANK YOU.
From the bottom of our bacon-eating, rosemary-loving, chocolate-obsessed hearts. And please enter the giveaway at the bottom of this page. Because it's seriously some of the best chocolate on earth. And it's our thank you gift to you. For just being you.

Inspired by the fine European chocolatiers she encountered during a college backpacking trip, Julie Waterman founded Indulgence Chocolatiers in 2007 with the goal of introducing fine artisan chocolate to the Milwaukee area's burgeoning culinary scene. Indulgence started out small, producing delectable truffles for weddings and events. Their imaginative chocolates, made from blended bean Belgian chocolate, are embellished with classic flavors like coconut, hazelnut and mint, as well as globally inspired combinations like coconut habanero, Parmesan crisp and Thai peanut butter.

And yes -- every one of her flavors is ... Just. That. Good.  Just look at the newly released S'Mores gift pack pictured below. How can you resist?
We're super excited to announce that Indulgence Chocolatiers will be opening its first chocolate boutique in Shorewood's new Ravenna building at 4525 N. Oakland Ave. With construction already underway, the delicious boutique is scheduled to open sometime in late summer. In addition to offering beautiful, locally handcrafted chocolates in unique flavor combinations, Waterman plans to feature monthly tasting and pairing classes at the boutique, making it a destination for Milwaukee chocolate enthusiasts.

In the meantime, you can order Indulgence products ONLINE, pick them up from a variety of retailers and restaurants in the Milwaukee area, or try your hand at winning a gift set by following the instructions at the end of this post.

No matter how you decide to procure your chocolate, it will be well worth it.
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We'd like to give you the opportunity to try out a couple of Indulgence chocolate products for yourself. This is the final of seven 5th Burp!-Day giveaways taking place on the blog during the month of June.

One lucky reader will win a sampling of chocolate from Indulgence Chocolatiers.

To enter,
head on over to the Indulgence Chocolatiers web site, taking a look at their offerings, and tell us what you would like to try most. For a bonus entry, head over to the Indulgence Facebook page and give them a big fat LIKE.  Be sure to leave us a comment letting us know you did just that.

This is a short one! You'll have until NOON TOMORROW (June 30, 2012) to enter.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email, so please leave your email addy with your comment if it's not included with your Blogger profile. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

As an added bonus, since June is Dairy Month, all entrants will ALSO be entered to win a grand prize assortment of hand-selected Wisconsin cheeses.


Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Indulgence Chocolatiers, who provided us with the product for our giveaway. However, all opinions expressed in this post are our own.


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29 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to try the salty milk chocolate toffee!

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  2. It's hard to decide, but, being the ginger lover that I am, I choose the Thai peanut butter truffle as a must-try. I just love that combination of flavors. Thanks for a terrific series of "blogiversary" posts.

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  3. I'd love to try their hazelnut truffles! They look delicious and I love all things hazelnut.

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  4. the salty milk chocolate toffee sounds amazing!

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  5. I am a big fan of peanut butter and chocolate...I'd love to try the Peanut Butter truffles!

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  6. I liked Indulgence Chocolatiers on Facebook.

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  7. Thai peanut butter, please! I'm a huge sucker for chocolate and PB together and this sounds gourmet to boot. Yum.

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  8. I liked them on facebook and...

    I've never met a chocolate/cherry combination I haven't liked. And there's looks PERFECT! YUM!

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  9. I'd like to try the Mayan Spice.

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  10. Hazelnut truffles. Hazelnut coffee is wonderful so hazelnut with chocolate must be even better!


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  11. We love their Mayan Spice chocolate bar, but would love to try their truffles!

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  12. I've also liked Indulgence on Facebook.

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  13. Parmesan Crisp! Cheese + chocolate? Yes, please. (Plus I've never seen that combo elsewhere).

    Gave 'em a FB like too.

    Hope your birthday month was special!

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  14. Oh boy...balsamic fig...thai peanut butter...Caramel Fleur de Sel...how dare you "make" us choose?! All sound AMAZING!

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  15. The Caberenet and Irish Cream make my toes wiggle from goodness! cindysrecipesandwritings@gmail.com

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  16. I liked them on facebook too! <a href="http//www.cindysrecipesandwritings.com>Cindy's Recipes</a> cindysrecipesandwritings@gmail.com

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  17. i would like to try the mint truffles

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  18. Liked! Would love to try the Chocolatiers selection but Bananas Foster and Parmasan Crisp in particular!

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  19. ohgoodgolly it's practically impossible to choose! But since you're twistin' my arm, I'd say Balsamic Fig would be my first choice, just cuz I'm a fignut. ;)

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  20. I also pinned this post...yummm...truffles!

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  21. Thai peanut butter sounds awesome.

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  22. Thai peanut butter sounds awesome.

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  23. Great post about awesome chocolates! I already like them on facebook and love the dark chocolate sea salt. But looking over the new listings I definitely want to try citrus ginger as well!

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  24. I'd go for them mint. Or the caramel fleur de sel.

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