Sweet Dreams: The Perfect Postcard-Sized Candy Bars for Gifting

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What It Is: There are some gift ideas that are just so incredibly perfect for this blog I can hardly believe it. Take, for example, Alicja Confections. Based in Canada, the gal behind the sweets, Alicja, is a second-generation chocolatier (her father was working in a chocolate shop in Poland 30 years ago!) Pairing creative flavours with top quality chocolate, Alicja’s bars are crafted in fun, colourful packaging that is too pretty to wrap. The postcard size means they’re perfect for gifting as is (as well as mailing as a sweet treat for a faraway friend). They even come in packaging that’s designed to be treated as a postcard – write a message, add a stamp, and ship it off!

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Want some of the highlights? Try Movie Night, a scrumptious blend of real popcorn, licorice, and candy-coated chocolate embedded in a milk chocolate bar. Go gourmand with Valencia, a dark chocolate bar with real strips or candied orange peel. Or satisfy all of your cravings with Tiger Butter, a stunning bar with milk chocolate and peanut butter. Sigh. Sorry while I wipe away some drool, I’m wanting to try all of them!

Who It’s For: Your chocoholic kid that lives elsewhere, as a sweet mailbox surprise. Your friend, as a lovely hostess gift she’ll nibble on after the party is over. Your guests, as a perfect thank you for attending your wedding or event.

What It Costs: All bars retail for $8, but you can also sign up for the Confection Club, which sends a new bar (as in, not one on their site at present) to save on a monthly delivery. There’s also free shipping on orders over $95.

Where It’s At: Most of Alicja Confections’ sales take place online, but you can pick up their bars at select gift shops and hotels across Canada.

Want to try a bar for yourself? You’re in luck – we’re giving one away! Here’s how to enter for your chance at a sweet reward:

1) Super Important: You must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking ‘follow’. Then leave a comment by May 14, 2017 telling me which Alicja chocolate bar you’d choose if you’re the winner!

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 May 15, 2017 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 to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Alicja Confections on Instagram, and tag them in a post with your favourite chocolate bar from their site! Leave a link back to your Instagram post in a separate comment below.

100 Responses to “Sweet Dreams: The Perfect Postcard-Sized Candy Bars for Gifting”
  1. Heather Swanson says:

    key lime pie

  2. aketch says:

    I’d like to try Cafe Late!

  3. Lori Provenzano says:

    i like the Joe Fresh Gel Look in ‘Cheesecake’. As for these wonderful-looking candy bars, Indigo Berry is calling my name.

  4. Deb Philippon says:

    What lovely bars! Valencia is one of my favorite combinations – dark chocolate and orange. Joe Fresh? Red Delicious.

  5. Chanel says:

    I love Joe Fresh in Cheesecake. These bars look delicious!

  6. I’m most interested in trying Cheesecake Joe Fresh Gel Look polish

  7. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the Joe Fresh red delicious. All the bars look delicious. I would like to try them all. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. intensev5 says:

    I would love to try the Tiger Butter chocolate and I like the Key Lime Pie Joe nailpolish.

  9. Debra says:

    Not sure how the bars and Joe Fresh Gel colour are related???? Fav bar would be the Valencia

  10. Leah says:

    Love the Joe Fresh Cheesecake nailpolish…and if I had to pick a chocolate bar flavour ;), it would be the Indigo Berry

  11. lindsay dwarka says:

    gotta try the cereal & milk bar!

  12. mcmc says:

    the Tiger Butter chocolate and I like the Key Lime Pie Joe nailpolish

  13. cookie3 says:

    I’d love to try a whole bunch of them but I’d try the koppra first (coconut-mmmm)

  14. CLC says:

    I’d go with the cotton candy nail gel, but I’d choose the Tiger Butter bar for sure.

  15. Joan G. says:

    I’m not sure what the connection is between Joe Fresh Gels and these delicious bars. For the bar I’d choose the Valencia – for JoeFresh I’d pick Cheesecake.

  16. Sean M says:

    Cotton Candy nail gel. Valencia or Tiger Butter for the bar

  17. Kelly E says:

    I like the Cotton Candy Nail Gel.

  18. I’m guessing you want to know which choc to pick. The peanut butter one sounds delish

  19. baylou says:

    I think you have the question from another post in there. Oops. I think these bars are clever and sound yum. I’d like to try Valencia to start.

  20. janicour says:

    Tiger Butter is one of my favorite combinations – chocolate and peanutbutter Yum!!. Joe Fresh favourite is Red Delicious.

  21. Victoria Ess says:

    I love Joe Fresh in Cheesecake, and I’d love to try the Tiger Butter bar!

  22. Angela says:

    Hi! Alicia’s Movie Night looks yummy! Joe Fresh Red Delicious:)

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, fingers crossed!

  23. Angela says:

    Alicia’s Movie Night looks yummy! Joe Fresh Red Delicious 🙂

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win, fingers crossed!

  24. Lindsey says:

    I’d like to try the hippy bar.

  25. Holly says:

    I’m not sure about the Joe Fresh Gel looks but I want to try Fraoula!

  26. Judy says:

    I’d like to try grapefizz joefresh gel.

  27. I want to try the movie night bar,,yum yum looks so yummy!

  28. AliKira says:

    Oh gosh I would love to win this one! The nicholas bar looks fascinating!!
    Joe Fresh nail polish in red delicious would be neat.

  29. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I’d most interested in trying Joe Fresh’s Cafe Latte and Key Lime Pie gel look polishes … but also interested in trying Alicja Confections’ słodka sól postcard chocolate bar (milk chocolate with toffee bits and pink Himalayan salt). Thanks

  30. Alison K says:

    BONUS alicjaconfections ENTRY: Followed Alicja Confections on Instagram, and tagged https://www.instagram.com/p/BSbi2XTB8VO/ (SoulSeeker00) thanks

  31. Kelly H says:

    I would like to try the Tiger Butter or the Movie Night bars. But they all look good!

  32. Kim K says:

    I’d love to try the Valencia bar. It sounds delish!

  33. beewbedard says:

    Cotton Candy nail gel and Tiger Butter
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  34. Donnas says:

    I think you might have meant what bar are you most interested in trying, not Joe Fresh polish, so I’m going to opt for the Valencia. I love the combination of citrus and chocolate.

  35. jared says:

    the tiger butter bar looks interesting. many to choose from though

  36. Glogirl says:

    The Joe Fresh polish I would like to try is Coral Reef.
    As for the chocolate bars, I would like to try the Movie Night bar.

  37. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the Joe Fresh Red Delicious.

  38. louise says:

    I am a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. the movie night looks yummy!

  39. veronica mallozzi says:

    movie night looks so yummy!

  40. Maria G says:

    I love chocolate! Those bars look delicious, especially the Valencia one.

  41. Lori W... says:

    strawberry or cereal and milk. both look yummy!

  42. Kristina Ziegler says:

    I love Movie Night one!

  43. Tanya says:

    They all look tasty, but Indigo Berry looks really good.

  44. Sherry Kinnear says:

    Movie Night would be my choice.

  45. Susan says:

    I would love to try the Tiger Butter bar!

  46. Linda B. says:

    I’d love to try the Movie Night bar!

  47. Cathy C says:

    The Movie Night bar looks like it would be great to try.

  48. katydidit21 says:

    I would like to try the Joe Fresh gel look polish in Blackberry and would love to try the słodka sól chocolate bar. The Movie Night bar sounds equally delicious.

  49. Maureen Young says:

    Cafe Late!

  50. photomum says:

    I would choose the Fraoula chocolate bar. I am a subscriber

  51. Irene Wyman says:

    Love to try the Cereal and milk bar..

  52. Dawn says:

    I am a subscriber

    The movie night looks like a good one with all the treats on it wow

  53. SarahJ says:

    I would choose the matcha only because I have never had anything like it before! Already a subscriber.

  54. abluesgirl9 says:

    I would choose Movie Night – looks delicious

  55. rockabillynurse says:

    I would choose Cereal and Milk! Looks yummy.

  56. Calvin F. says:

    I’d like the matcha one 🙂 I like everything matcha.

  57. Vanessa L. says:

    I would choose the whatever! (milk chocolate cookies + cream). It looks delish!

  58. Karen says:

    Tiger Butter

  59. Agnes Marshall says:

    valencia would be my choice as I’m a big fan of citrus flavours.

  60. Julie F says:

    The Movie Night bar would be what I would choose

  61. Melanie Hayes says:

    Cheesecake and koppra

  62. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d definitely choose the Movie Night.

  63. Valencia because it is my mom’s maiden name and she is a great mom

  64. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would choose the Alicja chocolate bar tiger butter.

  65. Filipa Santos says:

    I’d like to try the Hippy Bar

  66. Denae Boucher says:

    I think I’d choose the nicholas bar. Not sure though; they all look delicious.

  67. lucy kabatoff says:

    cheesecake Joe Fresh

  68. Tina L. says:

    I’d like to try the party in my mouth

  69. Pam says:

    I would like to tiger butter.

  70. Lisa McLellanlisa says:

    Can’t go wrong with Tiger Butter. Yum. Thanks for the chance😊❤

  71. Angie B. says:

    The Mocha chocolate bar looks sooo yummy!!

  72. Carol says:

    Orange chocolate Is my favorite so I would like Valencia, please.

  73. Jessica Lord says:

    I would try strawberry blonde

  74. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the movie night looks good

  75. Oooh that tiger butter one looks fabulous! Yum.

  76. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’d probably choose the Valencia bar.

  77. Tania B says:

    My favourite flavour is the Slodka Sol. Nom!

  78. tjbugnet says:

    Bonus Entry: I followed Alicja Confections on Instagram (tjbugnet): https://www.instagram.com/p/BSbi2XTB8VO/

  79. tjbugnet says:

    I like the sound of the Slodka Sol bar.

  80. aimee says:

    OMG i so have to try movie night!!!

  81. Sunshine G says:

    I’d choose the movie night!

  82. cheryl mclellan says:

    I would choose the tiger butter

  83. michelle says:

    I think I’d pick the tiger butter.

  84. ikkinlala says:

    I’d choose Valencia.

  85. cl chin says:

    I want to try the strawberry blonde bar!

  86. Nancy says:

    The Movie Night bar.

  87. Lauren says:

    I would definitely try the Valencia!

  88. JoAnne Hudy says:

    I would love the Valencia…. YUMMMMM!

  89. Diane p says:

    I’d pick the Valencia. Love dark chocolate with orange.

  90. KellyPC says:

    The packaging is amazing! I would choose Movie Night!

  91. Athena says:

    Movie night!

  92. Carol M says:

    I’m a subscriber.

    I would choose the Indigo berry.

  93. Erin Lewis says:

    I would choose the Valencia Bar.

  94. Edmund says:

    I choose Indigo berry. . Thank you for the kindness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  95. L. Marie says:

    The tiger butter bar sounds scrumptious. Am going to check out the other varieties on my next shopping trip. Yum 🙂

  96. Jennifer Ouellette says:

    Key lime pie please! Yum!!

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