Wednesday, June 3, 2009

THE YEAR OF CHOCOLATE CONTEST

THE YEAR OF CHOCOLATE CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED! CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO THE LUCKY WINNER IS! THANKS ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

How does one box of truffles every month for a year delivered to your mailbox sound to you?


Just enter the Year of Chocolate Contest right here on Tales of the Professional Wedding Guest blog for your chance to win a 4-piece box of Barkeater Chocolates' Truffles for 12 months.

To enter - simply submit an answer to the question: What would my life be without chocolate?

Bonus - if you post a link to this contest on your blog - then add a comment on this blog with the link info - your name will be entered twice once the link is verified!

The Fine Print: Contest is open from June 3, 2009-September 3, 2009. No comments received after midnight, EST on September 3rd will be considered. Winner will be chosen at random on or about September 6, 2009. Winner will be notified via the email address provided by the winner no later than September 10, 2009. The winner will have 7 days from the date of notification to provide a shipping address. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of the prize. One 4-piece box of truffles will be sent out the first week of every month beginning with October, 2009 - with the last shipment being September, 2010. Flavors are at the sole discretion of Barkeater Chocolates. Barkeater Chocolates will not be held responsible for delays in shipping or packages exposed to direct sunlight, improper handling, or inclement weather conditions. No purchase necessary. Contest entries restricted to the contiguous United States of America only.

181 comments:

Alison said...

Much less sweet, of course

diesel51 said...

No sunshine or after noon boost for work. Chocolate rules!!

5webs said...

It would be like living without color. Everything would be dull, grey, and wistful.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

desiree kelley said...

can't live without chocolate

mar said...

My life would be so bitter without CHOCOLATE!

Deborah Stinson-editor said...

My life would be horrendous without chocolate! I eat some most every day and it's a wonder I don't weigh more than I do! I'm actually quite thin and chocolate is good for you, right? So I'm making it a daily requirement!

Vicky said...

More stressful/tense since, y'know, chocolate releases those oh-so-relaxing hormones.

Anonymous said...

boring. chocolate is the only love that you can find in a pocketbook.

allegro966@yahoo.com

Jake Zigler said...

A life without chocolate would be bitter!

peg42 said...

Quite sad actually. Nothing to fill my cravings and no delightful surprises. No savoring chocolate melting in my mouth and enjoying every moment. Quite sad.
Thanks so much for this great contest.

Anonymous said...

life without chocolate? Not as sweet!
rachel
rachel70802002@yahoo.com

Hil'Lesha said...

Less sweet and...fattening (who cares, right? ~lol~). :-)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

deedleweedle said...

Without chocolate I would have gone off the deep end by now!

suburban prep said...

I'd be a very hard person to live with. I need my chocolate!!

geekbearinggifts said...

My life, um, I mean my food, would be bland, and I'd probably be a lot thinner. Thanks for the offer!

Anonymous said...

it would be like drinking Postum instead of coffee. I shudder to even think of such things!
writer61@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My life would be so not fun. I have tried to live without chocolate in the past, i was not fun to live with- ask my husband. Please let me win....

Thanks so much,

Erin
eescheffer@msn.com

allancarol said...

i could really handle some chocolate right about now guys

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

depressing and boring

Vanessa said...

not nearly as decadent, and i would be one skinny girl

ferriz said...

Life without chocolate? Surely you jest? You cant be serious! Not only is chocolate its own food group, it is the world's best band-aid. Friends may let you down, boys may crush your heart, but chocolate is always there to comfort you and make you feel better. Chocolate heals all wounds.

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

ddtavener said...

I would have to drink a lot more coffee.

Jean said...

Death without chocolate.

cathiem said...

Life without choclate would be pretty dull.I would have to take up smoking crack(bad joke)

paryjeja said...

My life would be very pathetic, no chocolate to dream about, how sad.
paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

mkjmc said...

Depressing!

mensa63 said...

A life without chocolate would leave one wondering what was in the heart shaped boxes and who Godiva is.

clc408 said...

Umm... not worth living?

Anonymous said...

Chocolate, for me, is a well-deserved treat, after a long day of work, or a hard day of unexpected casualty. It lifts my spirits, cheers me up and makes me smile. I'd be a whole lot more sour without the taste of very fine, creamy, sweet and smooth chocolate
bgcchs@yahoo.com

GANDORF57 said...

What a fudgeless life I would have!

lsfish said...

Very tiring without my pick me up

Joannie said...

A life without chocolate is like a day without dreams!
hi_joan_elliott(at)hotmail(dot)com

JenniferB said...

It would be pure misery

vibrantfun said...

No sweetness

Sunnyvale said...

A lot less enjoyable.

nycwhofan said...

It would be a personal hell that even Dante could not describe.

Dawn said...

There would be no anticipation of the warm feeling I get while I am enjoying fine chocolate.

Anonymous said...

life without chocolate?! inconceivable!! is this life run by republicans? well, it would certainly be very tasteless...
timgus at cox dot net

Naddez said...

Less enjoyable, less cavities, and more alot of "gotta have my chocolate" tantrums!
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Blogged about your giveaway on my blog @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com/
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Very vanilla.

llinda29 said...

very very boring

Joy said...

No fun, no flavor, no enjoyment. Very very boring. Thanks.
magic5905@embarqmail.com

julis55 said...

More stressful/tense since, y'know, chocolate releases those oh-so-relaxing hormones.

Lindsay said...

My life would be a sad and lonely place. Hehe.

It would certainly make the work day harder to get through!!!!

frugalfab at gmail dot com

jeanine said...

neenee838@yahoo.com

without chocolate, my life would be a lot more stressful. i have a secret stash that i grab a little piece from when they kids are driving me crazy!

kdkdkd said...

My life without chocolate would be unbearable. I am a chocoholic and proud of it :)

clynsg said...

Without chocolate, life would be much more empty. Although other treats are good, nothing can match chocolate!

clynsg at yahoo.com

K. Rock said...

An empty shell. No nougat, no peanuts, or crisp cookie center that compliment the choc so favorably.

mizsassy aka Lauren said...

Whew! Impossible, that's what my life would be like.

lauren said...

I could imagine.

mogrill said...

I could not live without my chocolate. I would be a very sad girl. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

barbara said...

I'd be a lot thinner without chocolate :-)

tatertot374 said...

Wow. That would be rough. To live without chocolate would be a simply joy of my life taken away.
Thank you for the chance
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Jake said...

Desserts just wouldn't be as good

Jacob
telcon_2000@yahoo.com

Karin said...

A haiku answer:

Without chocolate /
I would be moody and sad /
I couldn't go on.

BL said...

A life without chocolate would be sad.

Anonymous said...

A Life without chocolate??? PERISH THE THOUGHT!! How does ANYONE survive without chocolate???

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com

jnmacdonald said...

It'd be a complete drag with no pick-me-ups.

Lorri said...

What would life be without chocolate--boring!

Holly B said...

Life would be a little less boring! I look forward to having a chocolate dessert every weekend!

hblaser at gmail dot com

purplegengar said...

Dull and boring with only cheesecake to lighten the monotony

chromiumman said...

life without chocolate? hell on earth

judybrittle said...

To lose my one true love chocolate? I cannot imagine it he is always so sweet. I give him a hug and he just melts. When he's not around I crave him that much more. Life would be so lonely without him and all his goodness. No,I can't imagine life without my chocolate!

RhoFaye said...

Life without Chocolate? I am already a practicing celibate.....I need to have some life.

Smooshy said...

life without chocolate? no such thing!

CarGalMN said...

I would be very crabby without my dark chocolate fixes!

PlumbPretty said...

Sounds depressing to me!

Marianna said...

Life without chocolate would be very difficult for my family! I'd be a grump!

cstironkat said...

I cannot imagine. I would not be a happy camper and no one in my family would be either.

Tracy said...

a day without chocolate would be like a day without sunshine! Ain't no sunshine when my chocolate is gone..... :-)

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

oh wow. It would be like having no taste buds at all!


Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Anonymous said...

My sweet coffee mocha would be a thing of the past! What kind of birthday cake would I have?! There's always lemon-but I would be a tad grumpy, I suspect.
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

Becca said...

I tend to crave chocolate after meals so my life would be a constant craving!

Mr. B! said...

My wife would kill me if there were no chocolate! Egaaaaaad!

Miranda said...

I cannot live without chocolate

Teresa690 said...

My life would be smoreless, bitter, and cake would be pointless if it were anything less than chocolate!

msrodeobrat said...

my life would be empty

Jackie said...

I would be depressed! Chocolate makes me happy. I don't even eat too often so it makes it all that more special! I need it! I love truffles, ganaches, and everything chocolate! :)

mama c said...

I would be very sad. I love chocolate. One piece after dinner and I am set. Chocolate gives me a sweet feeling.

JeansandTs said...

My life without chocolate would be colorless, drab and bleak. How would I get my boost? What would I eat with my cup of coffee? I can not imagine a world without M&Ms, BonBons, and kisses. I think I would cry everyday for the rest of my life.

stlshawgo said...

Boring.

C said...

My life might actually be a little more sane without chocolate. See, caffeine makes me totally jumpy and ill. I have given it up completely EXCEPT for chocolate. It's too good and as far as I know there is no decaf chocolate. Also, I have a 3 year old who is even more addicted to chocolate. For her birthday she asked for chocolate cake with chocolate icing, chocolate filling, chocolate ice cream, and chocolate sprinkles on top. Imagine a party full of 3 year olds after that was served and you'll have an image of the insanity chocolate creates in my life.
UGroGrl@gmail.com

hale2005 said...

Life without chocolate would be lackluster!
hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

intime said...

less fun

SavinMaven said...

"What would my life be without chocolate?"

I hope I never have to find out! It would be less sweet.

jennem said...

BBB: Bearable but bland!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

samhainschimera said...

Life would be a sad and dreary existence.

Kiara said...

My life without chocolate would be really sad.
austma7@aol.com

LINDALSHOT said...

I'd have to double my drugs at least!

veggiecutlet said...

What would my life be without chocolate?! Too empty to even contemplate.. my son wouldn't be my son ( I grew him on chocolate, you know ;) ).. I wouldn't look forward to birthdays and Valentine's Day... I'd have no secret "happy stash" in the kitchen.. bah!

Karen S said...

My life without chocolate would be ...... blah. Just blah.

carolpie said...

Life without chocolate would be frustrating. Even eatging less and low card, I must have some form of choclate every day or I go crazy!

Kristy Blanco said...

Life would be ecstacy-free :(

Kim Miller said...

what life?



embracelove@care2.com

cpullum said...

I would be lost! I have chocolate each morning before I go to work.
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

sherryp said...

love chocolate

Jennifer said...

It would be treatless. I am vegan and the only thing with milk that I let myself eat is chocolate here and there.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

pjgirl74 said...

My life would be much more stressful without chocolate. I have a stressful job and I keep some little chocolate treats in my desk for when I start getting stressed out. I take a few moments to myself to just enjoy a little chocolate and it helps me destress. Thanks!
pjgirl74 at aol dot com

Tracysweetangl said...

It would be stressful without chocolate!

panicxduh said...

dates would invest in alot more flowers.

and women would be violent for 1 week each month.

masonsgranny59 said...

A life without chocolate would be cloudy and grey!

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

Chaotic. My life would be utterly chaotic without chocolate!

Light474 said...

It would be sad for my boyfriend and me. We both have chocolate sweet tooths!

kbuch64 said...

My life would be lonely without chocolate. It is my best friend. We celebrate all the time and when I need a friend chocolate is ALWAYS there.

kbuch64@yahoo.com

kathy55439 said...

Chocolate makes the me Happy

SerieslyReady said...

That's like asking me what my life would be without my loved ones. I love, love, love chocolate.

If I don't have it at least once a week I feel like I'm dying. When really, I'm just going through sugar withdrawal

Life would be almost meaningless without being able to cuttle up with a nice box of chocolates and a good book.

SerieslyReady said...

I linked to the contest on my blog.

http://serieslyready.blogspot.com/2009/08/only-thing-better-than-good-book.html

supermommy said...

Without chocolate, my life would be about 15 lbs lighter, but not as sweet.

texasheartland said...

Of course, my life would be pounds lighter, but my life would be so much less sweeter- I love my chocolate!


texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

You can never have enough chocolate in your life.

galinamommy@yahoo.com

jdaniel4smom said...

It would be less relaxing when I start to read a new book.

weblynx said...

would be awful, my aunts love it and are cranky when they can't find any in house

weblynx at hotmail.com

Izzie said...

My life without chocolate would be sad and lonely.

dutchrvv said...

Empty.

Kimberly L said...

My life would be boring without chocolate. Chocolate is the sweetness of life

brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

rita4120 said...

There is no life without chocolate!!

rita4120@comcast.net

ky2here said...

Bearable but less pleasant.

desiree kelley said...

I can't live without chocolate

jsc123 said...

My life without chocolate would be very bitter.
I can't imagine life with no chocolate :(

ricgln6 said...

Oh my, even the thought is unbearable! There would be no passion, no lust, no thrill to life!

drala625 said...

a dull beige like plain oatmeal.

wantsandwishes said...

Pretty unbelievably dull. Oh and extremely dangerous for others for one week out of each month!!!

Wendy said...

Without chocolate life will be no fun

bear101 at hotmail dot com

AEKZ2 said...

It would be so miserable!

Elly said...

Ouch! No chocolate?? No snuggly sweet comforting relaxation in the evening? That would be dreadful! And my husband might not survive..

Lady Wanderlust said...

My life would be dismal without chocolate. Especially dark chocolate. A chocolate-less life would be dismal, disheartening, morose, depressing, and every other negative adjective.

idahomom said...

50 lbs lighter

heaventrees said...

No chocolate? Unbearable!

Anonymous said...

I had a stomach ulcer 5 years ago and the doctor told me not to eat chocolate. What kind of life is that? I still do, but just the good stuff and just a little. No more m&ms.
LINDA HEFFERNAN
HONDHH@YAHOO.COM

Mindie said...

I can't imagine life without chocolate!!

My life would be very very grumpy!!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

terri142 said...

My life would be much less sweet without chocolate.

Anonymous said...

I crave chocolate.

jackie said...

it would be a dark, dark world with no milk chocolate

Sonya said...

It would be very very boring

Mama Hill said...

My life would not be as enjoyable, that's for sure! I LOVE chocolate!

nara said...

Sadder and more gray without chocolate's happiness enzymes...:)

Anonymous said...

Chocolate every month for a year.. you just made my head explode.

My life would be terrible without chocolate! Everyone's would be (except for those allergic). What would we do with out hot chocolate in the winter, boxes for valentines day, chocolate dipped fruit?

mariessad(at)gmail(dot)com

erma said...

My life would be boring without chocolate.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Life without chocolate would be a dreary vanilla affair indeed! It would lack pop, sizzle, antioxidants & meaning! :D

A new British survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 people like Chocolate. The tenth lies. - Robert Paul

What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate. A pound a day often. - Katharine Hepburn

And remember, never eat more chocolate than you can lift.

:D

mineola aht medotcom

BL said...

Not worth living!! I love chocolate and have just a little taste everyday!

bllarkin@yahoo.com

denyse said...

I'd be a very mean person if I didn't have my chocolate.

denyse_g at hotmail.com dot com

ellie said...

My life would be a lot less tasty without chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

ShesAnAngel said...

Without chocolate, my life would be a lot more boring and also just sad :( I love you chocolate!

justine417@comcast.net

Happi Shopr said...

My life would be very sad without chocolate. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

dor said...

Wow, I had to sit down to stop my head from spinning! A world...without chocolate? Life would be cold and cruel. Where would I go for absolute, deep down comfort?

dorcontest at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Without chocolate my life would be an empty gravel pit, a daily struggle everyday to raise up to face the challanges of the world!!!!!! Corny...please don't take away my chocolate-
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

csue said...

Not worth living, I guess.

Colengal said...

Empty... Hollow...

dmjitems said...

It would be less sweet.

Deb said...

Oh, I'm a chocoholic, so I wouldn't even want to think about life without it. PMS would be totally unbearable!

caseycolette said...

omg, dnt cuss at me! (life without chocolate) honestly who would WANT to contemplate that!@? but if i HAD to *ahem* then i would say i'd be fat bc id be depressed and when i am depressed i eat usually chocolate ice cream, but i guess id have to get another flavor!

Shane said...

It wouldn't be life!

Julie Vineyard said...

I can't imagine life without chocolate.....I don't wanna imagine!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could make it without chocolate!

gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

sharonjo said...

2 foods I can't do without chocolate and peanut butter! This would be a great prize! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Kidazy said...

My life without chocolate...what life? I adore chocolate and have recently even come to love dark chocolate after finding that it helps relieve my migraines. Without chocolate my life would be grumpy, consistently late and overall dysfunctional!

Kidazy said...

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Aaron said...

Very vanilla...

Patty Smith said...

My life without chocolate? Would be like the bacon without the eggs, the washer without the dryer, the Happy without the Birthday, the motor without the cycle. It would be missing something and incomplete!

smithpatty at comcast dot net

alex said...

my life without chocolate would be a very dull place. Of course, I would probably be 40 pounds lighter and have better health, but chocolate is worth it!

checkers said...

It would be nerve-racking and a feeling of always having something special in your life.
skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

KristenH said...

Without chocolate I would probably go crazy. I can't imagine not having chocolate for more than a day. It would be too hard to fathom. It would be like not having the internet for me. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
girlof80s@aol.com

elena said...

ot so sweet

crystalf said...

I couldn't live without chocolate. I have some every day. My life would be tasteless. lol Thank you!

Amy said...

Life without chocolate, I can't imagine. That would just be no fun. I guess we all might a little thinner without it, not sure that is worth it though.

surveymom at drippingrock dot com

theolotto said...

Life without chocolate would be very boring.

susan1215 said...

I would probably be thinner but not happier.

Amanda S. said...

My life would not be nearly as delicious!

Anonymous said...

There would be no sweetness in my life.

FDP 4 Life said...

i can't live without chocolate, it would be too dull

Gabriel J. said...

I love chocolate, it is my ray of sunshine in my daily routine.

Atreau said...

My life without chocolate wouldn't be as rich.

ladyt64 said...

My life without chocolate would be like my life without a best friend!

Aisling said...

Without chocolate, my life would be like seeing the world in black and white, like reading a book with only one character, like going to a party where only dry bread was served and everyone spoke in a monotone. BORING!

Candie L said...

I would have a constant craving I could never fulfill. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Girly Remix said...

More healthy but less fun. I love chocolate! I actually haven't had any in a good while! Hope to win!
GirlyRemix(at)gmail(dot)com

Bakersdozen said...

I would probably be dreaming about it all the time. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3496 said...

Quite sad. I love my chocolate =)

lilshuga2001 said...

VERY BLAND!! :(
Itd be a literal NIGHTMARE !!

Rajee said...

Much less sweet, of course