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Tuesday
Dec212010

Sweet Giveaway: Delicious Candy from Sarris Candies

The holidays can be a stressful time. Stress makes you hungry.

But at least one lucky reader (well, from the lower 48 US States, that is) won't starve to death, because Sarris Candies was kind enough to offer some sweet booty for a giveaway!

Never heard of Sarris Candies? Too bad, because not only do they have delicious chocolates, but they come with a delicious backstory which includes both chocolate and love:

You might say it all started when Frank Sarris found a sweetheart. As a young man trying to win the affections of the lovely Athena, Frank presented her with a gift as sweet as she was, a box of chocolates. Athena's face lit up as she lifted the lid and Frank knew he was in love. He also knew he could make better chocolate.

And so he began, first producing small amounts in his basement for friends and family and then, as the word spread, he began making more and more candy for the local market. Frank and Athena married soon after and Sarris Candies was born in the basement of their Canonsburg (PA) home. 

and it goes on...

To this day, Frank and Athena are still sweet on each other. One taste of Sarris Chocolates and you'll fall in love, too!

What could you win? Good stuff. The parcel will start with a one-pound assortment:

Our most popular assortment containing old time favorites such as freshly roasted nuts, double dipped in our rich milk chocolate, assorted meltaways, fresh fruit creams, toasted coconut, caramels and more all nestled in a beautiful gold foil gift box

But wait, there's more! Said reader will also receive a sweet and salty delight known as the Pretzel Bag:

In the kitchen, bakers hand-twist fresh dough into those old, familiar knots, then oven-bake them to just the right crispness. Each pretzel is then lovingly dipped into decadently rich milk, dark or white chocolate. 

How do you put your name in the running? Simply leave a comment below saying what your favorite type of chocolate is when you receive an assortment. Do you dig in for the often square-shaped caramels, like me? Or do you try to find an elusive maple cream? Or perhaps you covet the chocolate covered cherries?

Of course (duh) if you can't wait, you can always order online here.

The giveaway will close on Tuesday, December 28 at 12pm PST!

Reader Comments (216)

I love those chocolate covered toffee pieces! Even though they stick to my molars when I'm done chewing on them...They're so tasty!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene
Anything dark chocolate! Especially with almonds.
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterMelKat
I always go to the chocolate covered caramels first! Unless there are chocolate covered pretzels in there too. Then you better watch out because those pretzels are all mine!!!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterKellyH
anything covered with dark chocolate
December 22 | Unregistered Commenterellen
The caramels are my favoirte and then the ones with nuts!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterPolly
I love the caramel creme, as well as German chocolates with white cream, coffee, orange, white chocolate with an apple pie filling, hazelnut (creme filberts, oh how I miss thee) and all of the others...
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterBrenna
I'm totally a sucker for the cream/jelly filled chocolates - chocolate covered raspberry jellies are my absolute fav!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterDana
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Trinidads!! White chocolate speaks to me! :)
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterLiss
I always look for the chocolate covered peanuts. I'm a huge fan of the sweet/salty combination. Yum!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterNeesha
Caramel is my favorite, but I like the maple cream and coconut too.
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterJen B
I always go for the chocolate covered nuts! Almonds are my favorites!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna
Well, one has to have a system about these things. I am one of those people who obsessively reviews the little candy map that comes in certain boxed chocolates, and I will pick out what I prefer, given what's available, in the following order of priority:

1) Anything with hazelnut praline
2) Truffles (almost any kind)
3) Mint patties
4) Peanut butter
5) Honeycomb, seafoam, or similar

The rest hardly matters, except that I avoid fruity fillings (that aren't truffles) and hope others will eat them so I don't have to.
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterManda
I'm also a fan of the caramel candies!
December 22 | Unregistered Commenterlaura
Dark yummy
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterSweet
I'm a risk taker. I go for the rectangle ones. I'm in search of the cherry-almond nougat, hoping desperately that I'm not stuck with a molasses chew!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
Caramels! Mmmmm... Love them!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa
I dig around for anything with coconut or peanut butter.
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterZuzu
Anything peanut butter filled has my pick!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterKristi
Chocolate with toffee please!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
I usually look for the coconut ones! Or caramel, or really any of the chocolates that are covered in chocolate :)
Sam
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha
Any chocolate combined with marshmallow!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterKris
Vanilla or cherry cremes :)
December 22 | Unregistered Commentermiss jille
Orange jellies!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterSasha
Chocolate Covered Oreos.they are amazingly sinful!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl C
Caramels, but I like the soft oozy ones, not the hard chewy ones!
December 22 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney
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