Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cowgirl Chocolates - Review & Giveaway

**Contest Closed**
In 1997, Cowgirl Chocolates was founded by "Head Cowgirl" Marilyn Lysohir who has two passions; Art (she's also a ceramic sculptor), and you guessed it, chocolate. A lot of the confections offered in the store have a spicy kick, so when Marilyn offered to send me some to try, my curiosity peaked. Spicy chocolate, you say? The mailman left a small box at my door the other day and when I opened it, I found this lovely gift inside.

As you can see it came complete with a thoughtfully-tied rubbon and a shiny buckle. It was almost too cute to open. Almost.

Inside this little box was a truffle sampler, four spicy and four mild. That box is empty now. While the spicy versions were not my favorite, they were still chocolate! The most creamy, decadent and flavorful truffles I've had the pleasure of seeking my teeth in. If chocolate isn't your thing (Gasp!), the Cowgirl also offers peanut brittle, caramels an dessert sauces.

BUY IT! You won't be disappointed. Cowgirl Chocolates has won 16 product awards and 2 packaging awards and is located in Moscow, Idaho USA. It has also been featured on the Food Network's “Unwrapped” and “Extreme Cuisine” and in the New York Times and Toronto Star to name a few.

WIN IT! One lucky reader will receive a 1/3 pound sampler box!

To Enter: Mosey on over to the website and have a look around. I reckon you'll find somethin' else you'd like there. Just tell me what it is!

After you complete the above as your mandatory entry, you may take any or all of the extra entries below.


  • Follow this blog publicly or tell me if you already do (+2 entries)
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Giddyup! #Win a sampler box of truffles spicy and mild from Cowgirl Chocolates http://tinyurl.com/ye5kqp7 #Giveaway @pennypinchingma

  • Add my Main blog button to your blog, leave blog link (+3 entries)
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  • Make a purchase from Cowgirl Chocolates (+5 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway using at least 50 words and include a link back to this post. The post must be about this giveaway alone and you must have at least 25 followers (+10 entries)

No compensation was received for this review. The sponsor sent me the product sample, and I offered my honest opinion. Contest closes at 9:00pm EST on December 16th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules located here before entering. GOOD LUCK!

295 comments:

  1. Yeeeee hawwwwwwww! I think the Cowgirl chocolate flowers look right purty and yummy, too!
    This Nashville girl might have to mosey over and get some Christmas presents from there.

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  2. How fun! I actually saw these on that Food Network show. I wondered how they would taste.

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  3. I like the look of the Cowgirl Hand Painted Rustic Truffle Box, pretty!

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  12. I'd like to try their Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate.

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  14. I'd love to try the Lemonade White Chocolate Bar!

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  22. I would so love to try the Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate. It jsut sounds so intriguing.
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  23. Wow, everything looks delicious! I'd love to try the Spicy Orange Espresso Bar!

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  24. I also entered the Harvard Sweets giveaway.

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  25. I also entered the Charm Factory giveaway.

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  26. Mmmmm, your blog is adding calories to me just by reading it lately.

    The Holiday Cowgirl Signature Wrap One Pound Truffle Box looks pretty darn good to me!

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  33. I entered your Kool Kid Legs giveaway.

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  37. I would like to try the Cowgirl Handpainted Truffle Box and then I would give the cute box to my daughter afterwards to use as a jewelry box. THanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I follow you on twitter (WendiP) and tweeted:

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  39. I would love to try the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Bar! yummmm

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  40. The Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate sounds so good!

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  45. Oh, I would love to try the Chipotle Caramels! Thank you for this sweet giveaway.

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  51. I have entered the Charm Factory giveaway.

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  52. I want to try the spicy double dark chocolate chunk cocoa!!!! MMM...

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  53. love: Lavender Cowgirl 1/2 Pound Carmel Box

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  58. I would like to try the Spicy Roasted Macadamia Nut Dark Bar!

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  59. I'm a public follower-entry #1.

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  60. I'm a public follower-entry #2.

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  61. I'd love the
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  69. I think the Lavender Dark Chocolate bar looks yummy!!! Love to try it all!

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  70. I entered to win the Harvard Sweet Boutique gift certiifcate

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  71. I also entered to win the Charm Factory bracelet!

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  72. Yum Yum. I would like to try the Cowgirl Fancy Wrap 1/2 Pound Sampler Truffle Box.
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  73. I already follow your blog.
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  74. I already follow your blog publicly.
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  75. Im subscribed & verified via email.
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  80. Ive entered the Charm Factory Bracelet Giveaway,

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  82. Yummy! I would love to try the lemonade white chocolate, actually, I would like to try all of them, they all sound so interesting!

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  83. Lavender Cowgirl 1/2 Pound Carmel Box sounds SUPER yummy!

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  86. The Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate sound delicious

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  87. I'd love to try the lemonade white chocolate bar.

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  88. Great giveaway I like the spicy hot chocolate.Thanks Helen

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  91. I like the 16 chocolate daisies

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  92. The Spicy Orange Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar sounds different and yummy!

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  93. The Bar Bucket sounds perfect for me! A little of this and a little of that...! :)

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  95. I'm your newest follower on Google Connect!
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  96. I just entered the Earth Baby Organics giveaway. Thanks!

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  97. The Sampler truffle box sounds yummy!
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  98. Tweet! http://twitter.com/thxmailcarrier/status/6508575546

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  99. I entered your Wee Squeak giveaway.

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  100. I'd like to try the Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate. Yum!

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  101. The Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate sounds amazing.

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  102. I love the layout of this site, especially since I LOVE horses. I love the colts and fillies section! I would pick the Cowgirl Hand Painted Rustic Truffle Box for myself!

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  103. I am following you on Twitter and I tweeted your contest!
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  104. I've got my eye on that bar bucket! mmm

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  105. I'd like the Somethin' Fancy Truffle Bag in mild assorted

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  107. I would love to try the Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate
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  114. I looked around and I would like to try the Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate Bar. Sounds interesting.. Thanks for hosting..
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  118. I wish someone would give me the Cowgirl Spicy Truffle Tin.

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  124. Oh man this shop makes me drool!! I want to give these as gifts, but I'm not sure I could keep my grubby little paws out of 'em!!
    The flavours just blow my mind...Spicy Huckleberry Dark Chocolate, Lemonade White Chocolate, Lavender Dark Chocolate...oh MY!
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  125. I follow you on Twitter, and tweeted:
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  126. I follow publicly, as M.Sands
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  127. Public follower - 2nd entry
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  130. Lavender Dark Chocolate bar looks good
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  131. I would love to receive the Retro Cowgirl Lunchbox as a gift. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  132. All of the truffles look delicious!!
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  133. I subscribed!
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  135. I entered your Bummas giveaway.

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  136. Sarsaparilla Milk Chocolate Bar
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  142. I'd love to try the old fashioned hot chocolate. Perfect for a cold Minnesota winter night!

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  151. Oh, their Spicy Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate sounds SOOOO good!

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  153. All the brittles def sound good but I'd be willing to try the spicy caramel???
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  154. I'd love to try the Cowgirl 1/2 lb Slow Roasted Peanut Butter Brittle. Yummy!

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