Calling All Chocoholics

Today’s gift ideas are inspired by exactly what you’d think – unwrapping a luxe, creamy bar of chocolate. Of course, not all chocolate-themed gifts need be edible. See what I mean by reading on…

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye PaletteBobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette – $60 @ Sephora
Do not fear brown eyeshadow! It’s actually one of the more wearable shades out there no matter what your eye colour is. Plus, it blends beautifully to make daytime smokey eye looks. This luxe box of truffle-inspired shades features six shadows; from creamy champagne to sparkly taupe to a rich dark chocolate that doubles as an eyeliner. Your sister would love to unwrap this sweet box on her birthday!

chocolate-fondue-fountainNostalgia Electrics Fondue Fountain – $36.99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond
The ultimate gift for the ultimate hostess in your group; this miniature chocolate fondue fountain will give any brunch spread or holiday open house a gourmand feel. Simply place some fresh fruit or cookies nearby and watch as your guests indulge in this yummy, special treat. Even if you only haul it out a few times a year, the price tag makes this an affordable indulgence.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Ultimate Collectors Edition
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Ultimate Collector’s Edition – $44.99 @
The original movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic morality tale is amongst my favourite movies of all time. Between Gene Wilder’s stunning performance and the 1970s eerie factor, it’s a treat to watch from start-to-finish. Mega fans of the film can indulge in this insane Blu-Ray collector’s edition of the film, which includes nearly 200 hours of content and tons of fun extras (including a chocolate-scented eraser and Snozberry-scented pencil). Whoever heard of a snozberry?

The Messless Chocolate Milk Mixing MugThe Messless Chocolate Milk Mixing Mug – $14.95 @ Hammacher Schlemmer
If the only way you or a little one can stomach a glass of milk is by adding a spoonful of chocolate syrup or powder, this mug may be a worthwhile investment. The gist of this miracle mug is you place a glass inside of a cow-themed holder with a trigger button that efficiently and tidily stirs up your magical milk potion. No mess. No chocolate residue on the bottom of the glass. Plenty of smiles.

Canadian Living The Complete Chocolate BookCanadian Living: The Complete Chocolate Book – $34.95 (list)
Just hearing the section titles for this ooey, gooey, finger-licking chocolate-themed cookbook from the Canadian Living kitchen goddesses has me salivating. With over 100 decadent photos, the book features scrumptious recipes under such classifications as “Melty” (truffles, candies and bars, like Earl Grey Truffles) through to “Chilly” (frozen treats, like Mini Baked Alaskas). And, not to overstate the obvious, knowing that it comes out of Canadian Living’s rigorous test kitchens, you know these goodies are going to be better than good. A wonderful choice for anyone from your friendly foodie to your sibling that’s constantly churning out bake sale goods and could use some fun updates.

If you’re a bonafide chocoholic, I’ve got good news – three copies of Canadian Living’s new chocolate cookbook are up for grabs. Here’s how to enter:

1) Tell me in the comments below by October 21st: what is your favourite chocolate dish? And hey, pure, unadulterated love of a simple milk chocolate bar is a-ok. Also, tell me what your favourite featured chocolate-y item is!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 22nd to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway two times over the contest period to score yourself two bonus entries. Make sure you tag me!

75 Responses to “Calling All Chocoholics”
  1. cookie3 says:

    brownies- mm!

  2. Julie G. says:

    I have a cream cheese double chocolate brownie recipe that is heavenly – my favourite!

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    I have a great recipe for chewy, soft chocolate chip cookies.

  4. Victoria Ess says:

  5. mousecat says:

    my favourite chocolate dish are brownies. I could eat a whole batch myself! I’d feel really bad afterwards but as it was going down it would be soooo good!

  6. darlene boyle says:

    godiva chocolate truffles

  7. Gemma says:

    Chocolate Brownies…or a chocolate bar…but it has to be from the UK!

  8. Grace F says:

    My favourite chocolate dish is chocolate mousse. And my favourite chocolate-y item is the low-cal Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Now that’s a classic, must-own movie!

  9. Lori P says:

    Favourite is such a difficult word — I’ve got a Chocolate Cointreau layer cake recipe that’s amazing for now I’ll call my favourite. My favourite chocolate-y item featured above is the “Canadian Living: The Complete Chocolate Book” since these great cookbooks are as fun to read as to cook from.

  10. Joan G says:

    My favourite is a a Dark Chocolate Bar – I would love to have the Nostalgia Electrics Fondue Fountain; it would be a great idea for special dinners.

  11. Linda Peters says:

    favorite chocolate is a Lindt dark chocolate bar, and the Canadian Living, The Complete Chocolate Book would be nice, thanks

  12. Pam says:

    I can eat chocolate every day 🙂

  13. karen wilson says:

    chocolate dipped strawberries

  14. I love a real old fashioned chocolate mousse with real cream and good quality chocolate. Perfect! Would love the cookbook, the recipes sound yummy:-)

  15. leah leitch says:

    Oh my I do love a good chocolate bark with fruit and nuts and from above want to try the chocolate bar brownies and pretty much everything else in the book 🙂

  16. Susan says:

    I love my mom’s chocolate cake with chocolate icing! My favourite idea today is the chocolate fondue fountain.

  17. Diane says:

    My favourite is chocolate lava cake and featured item is the book.

  18. Diane says:

  19. Jessica Lord says:

    chocolate dipped strawberries

  20. Betty S says:

    My favourite chocolate dish is a chocolate brownie with nuts. It would go great with The Messless Chocolate Milk Mixing Mug – $14.95 @ Hammacher Schlemmer to wash it down

  21. Alison K says:

    My favourite chocolate dish is chocolate molten lava cake & my favourite featured chocolate-y item is the “Canadian Living: The Complete Chocolate Book – $34.95”

    Bonus Entry 1: Following you on Twitter and tweeted

  22. Jennifer R says:

    I love chocolate brownies!

  23. Cairine says:

    I love Purdy’s Sweet Georgia Brown chocolates, anything that has a combination of chocolate, nuts and caramel is A-Okay by me! My favourite chocolate-y item is the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Pallet.

  24. beewbedard says:

    I like hot fudge sundaes

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  27. Becka says:

    My favourite chocolate item is probably a KitKat bar! My favourite from this post is the eyeshadow palette!

  28. Ricki B says:

    Our family makes chocolates every Christmas, everything from filled chocolates to suckers. This has become a wonderful tradition

  29. joyce s. says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies.

  30. Kiki says:

    I love “Compost Cookies” inspired by Christine Tossi from Momofuku.
    Shhh, I make them with chocolates I steal from the bounty the kiddies bring in on Halloween.

  31. i love peanutbuttercups i would love to win one of the Canadian Living Chocoholic lover’s books

  32. nicolthepickle says:

    I really, really like espresso brownies, rich chocolate brownies with a chocolate espresso ganache.

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  34. Stephanie N says:

    My favourite chocolate dish is chocolate brownies. Love the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette from Sephora featured above!

  35. Bailey-Eileen Dexter-Parr says:

    My go to favorite choc dish would be when I make choc fudge molten cake! YUMMY… and I love the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette at Sephora it just say CHOCOLATE!

  36. crescenza2 says:

    I love chocolate cake with fudge icing and Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette at Sephora (it’s chocolatey and beautiful without being fattening.)

  37. Sunshine G says:

    Dark chocolate dipped cherries.

  38. I’m really in the mood for chocolate fondue right now, at the very least… some kind of chocolate sauce that I can dip some fruit in.

  39. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite is chocolate cake with icing!

  40. Phil says:

    My favourite would have to be the Godiva chocolate truffles

  41. sonja says:

    i wanna win!!

  42. thomas rusinak says:

    chocolate coated strawberries and grapes are the favorites in our home!

  43. Lynn A says:

    My favourite chocolate is pretty much anything dark but at the top of my list is rich brownies with dark chocolate chips and expresso powder missed in. Canadian Living Chocolate Cookbook would be my pick.

  44. Carol Oddy says:

    My favorite chocolate dish is brownies with thick cover of icing heated with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream. My favorite featured chocolate item is the electric fondue fountain.

  45. CLC says:

    We make our own milk chocolate sponge toffee nuggets just like the real “crunchie” bar. Delish!

  46. Carolyn Flanagan says:

    my bf makes a flourless chocolate cake, It is soooo good! I also love chocolate truffles!

  47. Sam Turnbull says:

    My mom makes the best chocolate drop cookies yum!
    And I love that Bobbi brown palette

  48. intensev5 says:

    I love Bernard Callebaut chocolate. I love the Bobbi Brown makeup

  49. Debbie Henzel says:

    My favourite chocolate dish is a chocolate hazelnut mousse. I love desserts that are light in texture with the added pleasure of the chocolate.

  50. Marlene J says:

    favourite chocolate dish = Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies

  51. Glenda Wong says:

    I love chocolate fudge!!

  52. Ellen Helfand says:

    I like a good quality semi-sweet chocolate bar and love Willy Wonka!

  53. Vicki says:

    I love chocolate cake, with a really good chocolate icing. My son would love the mug with the mixer, because he says only I can get the powder mixed up right. I would love the Canadian Living book.

  54. Athena says:

    Chocolate Mousse is my ultimate fave

  55. Athena says:

    Follow you on twitter @tinatchick

  56. Belinda McNabb says:

    I love double chocolate cheesecake

  57. Belinda McNabb says:

    oops and my favorite item you reviewed is the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette

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  59. Diane says:

  60. Steve says:

    Chai Spiced Chocolate Truffles

  61. Del says:

    Almond chocolate bar and chocolate cake

  62. Sara says:

    Chocolate peanut butter cups – who can resist PB and chocolate?!

  63. julia g says:

    My favourite item is the cookbook; it looks amazing. My favourite chocolate item is a chocolate bread pudding I had in a restaurant once, and have not found since. Maybe it is in this cookbook…

  64. l p says:

    love just about anything chocolate – the darker the better. a bitter chocolate almond mousse is glorious. thanks.

  65. l p says:

    tweeted and followed. thanks

  66. Diane Crossley says:

    Favourite chocolate dish: chocolate cake
    Favourite item in above listings: Hammacher-Schlemmer Messless Milk Mixing Mug — Hammacher-Schemmler always has some fun, off-beat items in their catalogues.

  67. Francine says:

    My favourite chocolate dish are my over-the-top brownies!

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  69. raven says:

    my mom makes the most devilishly wonderful chocolate cheesecake.

  70. Ashley says:

    Chocolate Mousse

  71. Chantal says:

    My favorite chocolate dish is bananas dipped in chocolate (yum). The item that I prefer on your list is the chocolate fountain.

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