Saturday, 17 September 2016

Giveaway: - Chocolate and Love and who doesn't love chocolate!!

When Richard O'Connor's daughter became old enough to eat chocolate he wanted to make sure she ate only the best!

Richard and his partner struggled to find quality, organic chocolate so they decided to make their own. They sourced excellent great quality chocolate and committed to pay a fair price to the growers sourcing their ingredients for their chocolate from certified Fairtrade co-operatives, as well as the cane sugar, vanilla and coffee (their Coffee Bar - 55% dark chocolate with coffee was in fact my favourite).  Their cacao comes from Peru, The Dominican Republic - rich with notes of red berries and Panama - decadent and incredibly smooth. With the support of Fairtrade Premium the farmers can invest in their own communities including ensuring a supply of clean water.

Chocolate and Love has won Great Taste awards - 15 so far and they are confident of more in the future.
When I met Richard O/Connor he challenged me to taste his chocolate and not find it incredible. He was right - this chocolate is a rare treat.
This is not only a delicious collection but visually eye 'candy' as well! Richard and his partner Birgitte worked with designers in New York to produce the beautiful wrappers for their chocolate bars. The lovely floral wrappers are a delight with their cacao pods, cacao flowers, orange flowers, mint leaves, cocoa beans and so many other beautiful designs.

If you would like to win a box like the one above with four x 100g bars - one of each of Sea Salt (55% dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt), Filthy Rich (71% dark chocolate), Orange (65% dark chocolate with orange) and Creamy Dark (55% creamy dark chocolate and cacao nibs) then complete the Rafflecopter option below:-

I was sent a 4 bar selection box but was not required to write a positive review.  All photos and opinions are my own. a Rafflecopter giveaway

124 comments:

  1. This chocolate indeed was delicious and the wrappers are so pretty.

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    1. My favourite was the coffee one - I just love the wrappers too!

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  2. I love to eat it and sometimes it might make it into my cake x

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    1. There is nothing quite like a home made chocolate cake made with great quality chocolate!!

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  3. Already following on instagram x

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    1. Great news - keep following and hopefully entering my giveaways!

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  4. I love chocolate its delicious , I enjoy it most with a cup of tea. Thanks for the chance to win x

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    1. My perfect moment is a sip of coffee and a square of great chocolate and just let it melt in my mouth.

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  5. I am not a great chocolate fan but the wrappers look so colourful and pretty.

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    1. They are indeed beautiful wrappers designed just for this wonderful chocolate

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  6. I love to bake, and my favorite recipes have chocolate in them - brownies, pumpkin chocolate-chip muffins, chocolate-peanut-butter buckeyes, chocolate zucchini bread...

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    1. pumpkin chocolate chip muffins - wow these sound amazing!

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  7. I do prefer to just eat it but also enjoy making chocolate cake or cheesecakes although some always ends up getting eaten while I'm cooking!

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    1. I find it hard to cook with it - it never lasts long in this house!

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  8. I like to eat ,drink ,bake and cook savoury dishes with it

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    1. I added some to a chilli I made recently - it just adds that special flavour!

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  9. I like to eat ,drink ,bake and cook savoury dishes with it

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  10. I love cocoa rich chocolates, those look yummy with nice packaging.

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    1. These chocolates are really lovely, they taste well bred if you know what I mean!

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  11. Great giveaway! I do love chocolate and haven't tried out this brand before.

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    1. I only discovered them at the FairTrade Xmas show in July and really like them

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  12. Great looking chocolate and gievaway!

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    1. They taste as good as they look as well!

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  13. love the wrappers , very attractive and who says no to chocolates

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    1. The wrappers are really pretty aren't they.

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  14. Sounds delicious and I love the wrappers! I prefer to eat chocolate as it is :)

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    1. I like a square of chocolate and a sip of coffee and just let it melt in my mouth!

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  15. I"m following you on instagram - I love your beautiful sunflowers!!!

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    1. Thanks for the instagram follow - the sunflower was self seeded by a bird probably

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  16. I intend to bake with it, but I have to get at least double or triple what I need because I love eating it plain, too!

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    1. Great to have enough to nibble when you are cooking!

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  17. When it comes to dark chocolate I just love to eat it.

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    1. My favourite is white chocolate which isn't really chocolate at all. Ironic!

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  18. I read about this chocolate recently in a magazine. It sounds delicious. I like eating squares straight from the packet :)

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    1. Hope you win. Then you can try some!

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  19. I don't actually eat it myself - my husband loves chocolate though, as a snack or a dessert. And if he had these, I would totally grab the wrappers after he'd eaten the contents, as a crafter I'm sure I could use them, they are stunning

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    1. The wrappers are so beautiful that I hate to open them!! Weird I know!

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  20. Just beautiful, would love yo try it.

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  21. In our household it is eating it, even when attempting a cake the chocolate gets eaten...

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  22. Following on Instagram @glennamy666

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  23. I eat it but also like to drink it too!

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  24. I love to simply eat chocolate - sometimes followed by a cold glass of milk for some reason!

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  25. I like it a little at a time - I make a large bar last a few days.

    I aso love baking chocolate brownies.

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  26. I haven't cooked with chocolate, I just eat it, lots of it!

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  27. I can't decide between eating and baking, probably eating all the chocolate brownies I've baked with it though!

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  28. I really enjoy eating it, I am not much of a baker

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  29. I eat it and drink it , sometimes both at the same time.

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  30. Prefer just to eat it but love an Irish cream hit chocolate on a cold winter night

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  31. i do all three drink eat and bake but nothing beats chillin on the couch with a bar of chocolate following on instagram

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  32. I do love to bake with it but I just prefer to sit and eat it :)

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  33. I love chocolate in all its forms but more so in cakes!

    Farhana

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  34. I love a square or 2 of a good quality chocolate with a coffee, and hot chocolate - but I don't like chocolate cake or mousse :)

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  35. I love eating chocolate and drinking hot chocolate and I've followed you on Instagram

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  36. I love doing all three! Eating, cooking with and drinking. Drinking is my favourite x

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  37. I love all 3 but most of all eating it straight out of the wrapper

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  38. following on instagram- my favourite way to eat chocolate is on its own all at once!

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  39. I eat it & make cupcakes with it too :)

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  40. I love to eat a small bit after diner each night but love baking with it too!

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  41. I love to eat it, drink it, bake with it, put it in chillis, spread it on toast, every use you can think of really

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  42. My favourite way to enjoy chocolate is in my homemade cherry and amaretto brownies!

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  43. I do everything with chocolate bar wear it. Great in baking, on it's own or as a drink. So many uses and so tasty

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  44. love to bake with it yum yum thankyou for the chance :)

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  45. I do like to bake with chocolate but I like to eat it more

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  46. I just eat it... i like it simple :p

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  47. I love eating chocolate and I also enjoy baking with it.

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  48. I'm following on instagram and angiehoggett. I love to use chocolate in brownies and cakes

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  49. I do 'all of the above';) but nothing quite compares to just eating it in a chunky bar! I've followed on instagram. x

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  50. I love eating it whilst enjoying a film or a tv series, I do a bit of baking as well. But not much!

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  51. Mostly I just eat it, but sometimes I like to bake it into things

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  52. I prefer just to eat it but do use chocolate for baking too.
    Following on instagram

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  53. Well all 3 really, but my favourite is eating plain chocolate out the fridge. I love fridge chocolate!

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  54. I always have plans for chocolatey creations, but generally I just eat it as it comes!

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  55. I eat it, nothing beats some good quality chocolate melting slowly on your tongue.

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  56. I love to bake cornflakes cake with it

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  57. Drink it and eat it. Definitely bake with it as well, our favourite at the moment is Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream cheesecake.

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  58. I love to drink, eat and bake with chocolate but my favourite thing is to melt it and use as a dip for strawberries & marshmallows. Yummy treat!

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  59. Im huge chocolate fan! And these sound fab, love the packaging too!

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  60. Defiantly bake with water and dunk it loves me chocolate x

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  61. Defiantly bake with water and dunk it loves me chocolate x

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  62. I love chocolate in all forms, baked, to drink and to eat straight from the packet! Yum!

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  63. my twitter name is @carlychoc2 so as you can tell I do love a bit of chocolate! I bake with it, eat it, drink it and bath in it ;-)

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    1. I do follow already carlychoc2 on instagram :-)

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  64. Bake *choccy fudge cake* & eat it whenever i can get my hands on it!
    following on IG (mrrichteabiscuit)

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  65. I love chocolate best when it is melted, with marshmallows to dunk.

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  66. I love chocolate especially Galaxy, with a cup of tea and also I like to make chocolate cheesecake xxx

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  67. I love chocolate, eating or cooking with it

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  68. I like to bake with chocolate, and eat it too! :)

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  69. Mainly just eat it! Nothing better than sitting down with a nice cup of tea and some quality chocolate :-)

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  70. i eat it, bake with it and drink it !!! looovvvvveeeeee chocolate :)

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  71. I do everything with it- bake, eat and drink! Yum :)

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  72. I love to bake with it and just to eat it as well.

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  73. Following you on Instagram under username @catlovinkesh x

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  74. I love all forms of chocolate but my favourite is biting it from a bar with a glass of red wine :)

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  75. I love all forms of chocolate but my favourite is biting it from a bar with a glass of red wine :)

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  76. I just eat the chocolate, I'd love to bake with it but I can't seem to make it last that long.

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  77. I must admit my fave way to eat chocolate is to just ram it in my mouth lol

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  78. Followed on instagram @defairmans

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  79. I mostly just eat it! I can't be patient with chocolate :)

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  80. I eat it bake wuth it but cant drink it dont like taste

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  81. i eat eat eat eat eat eat eat it lol

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  82. I use it all three ways but my favourite is eating it :)

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  83. I am a total chocoholic! I love baking with chocolate, from making chocolate cakes with ganache icing, to chocolate brownies! I love a drinking chocolate made with hot milk and topped with cream and a flake, and of course, there is nothing nicer than an evening in either watching a good film or reading a book with a bar or box of choccies!

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  84. I follow your blog on instagram as coppelia100

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  85. This is the best chocolate I have ever eaten, I use the sea salt one to bake with it gives an amazing flavour to chocolate cake and I eat the rest. The mint flavour is my favourite x

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  86. Both bake and eat it. Love hot choc drinks esp this time of year. Following on INSTAGRAM as @lorraine606s

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  87. I like to eat it, too much I'm afraid!! lol

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  88. i bake with it but i taste it first so thats both

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  89. I just eat it

    instagram: buchanl79

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  90. I bake, drink & eat it. I particularly love coffee flavoured chocolate🙉 Following on Instagram @Sparklett21

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