If you follow me anywhere else on the Internet (hello and thanks!) you’ve probably seen me yammering on this week about a chocolate contest. Unlike running for office, a chocolate contest comes with zero responsibility and maximum enjoyability. And, thanks to your help, I’m a winner!
This particular contest was run by the fine folks over at Chocomize, a website that lets you build a chocolate bar to suit your every taste whim. You start by choosing either dark, milk, or white chocolate as your base and then add up to five additional ingredients. Like candy in your candy? Cram it full of gummi bears, nerds, or even jelly beans. Fancy yourself a gourmand? Sprinkle your chocolate with lavender or sea salt. There are over 100 filler options, including the more traditional nuts and fruits.
If you can’t decide what to include they have a Favorites page with pre-built bars ready to shove in your face. Part of my prize is a featured spot on this page for my chocolate creation “Fresh Face Forward.”
This is a dark chocolate bar with blueberries, gogi berries, organic flax seeds, roasted sunflower seeds, and cantaloupe pieces. I assembled these ingredients (and the name) because they are all packed with the antioxidants and Vitamins A & E necessary to give your skin a healthy glow. They are also all packed with deliciousness. I’ll be receiving a free bar for the win, and if you happen to be around on the day it arrives I’ll be happy to share. I don’t anticipate it surviving long once in my hands though, so if you’re keen on trying it I suggest you order one for yourself. At $6.95 I think it’s a pretty affordable indulgence.
If you prefer your candy involves more sugar, I still would recommend you give the site a try and design your own bar. The company is run by a few college friends who made the most of this crappy economy by being inventive and industrious. Still jobless after graduating from grad school last summer (come on ad industry, give me a call), I really identify with their plight and admire their determination.
In fact, Chocomize guys, if you’re reading this and are looking to hire a writer/advertiser/chocolate fan/hilarious lady you should drop me a line. I dig what you do.