Momma Told Me: Handmade Wreath Gift Tags Tutorial + Gifting Swiss Chocolat Frey Giveaway 12/18

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Handmade Wreath Gift Tags Tutorial + Gifting Swiss Chocolat Frey Giveaway 12/18

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Momma Told Me: It's the holidays- time to be sweet!


Starting at the age of 4 Momma began instilling a strong importance of handmade gifts."It's the thought that counts," she'd say as she watched me scribble out my name on our homemade wrapping paper. Every year we'd have a different project. Our family was always on a budget, but our handmade presents allowed us to stretch that budget and make gifts for everyone in the family, as well as teachers, postal workers, and neighbors. One year it would be walnut shell ornaments, another hand poured candles, and the next custom bath salts. Of course my favorite year was the year we decided to give chocolate- and made 3 of Momma's favorite seasonal recipes to gift in decorative holiday tins. It was also the most delicious year.
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As an adult I've made an effort to continue this tradition by incorporating a handmade element into my gifts, or gift wrapping, each year. This year I'm terribly busy juggling the blog, a full time job, my volunteer position at the daycare, bowling, and a move from this tiny condo into a 4 bedroom house. Everyday I spend a few hours on this and that, but the time seems to fly right by! So this year I'm going back to my favorite holiday gifting memory, and sharing the joy of chocolate, alongside a few handmade touches. Naturally, any old chocolate won't do- gifts this special require a bit of class in the form of Authentic Swiss Chocolat Frey®. Delicious GMO-free and bean-to bar processed chocolate that is as delicious as it is sustainable.
Something as timelessly elegant as fine chocolate deserves a presentation that is as equally timeless and heartfelt, so I knew immediately I wanted to make handmade gift tags for my Chocolat Frey® gifts. Chocolat Frey® comes in a wide assortment of varieties and sizes; shareable Napsli mini bars (perfect for filling gift baskets or stockings), artfully crafted Assorted Pralines Boxes, Aura™ Almond Intrigue Bars, and even seasonal hollow chocolates like the Chocolat Frey® Reindeer collection. That means I can put together a large gift bundle for my grandparents, or simply recognize my bowling teammates with a delicious bar. All adorned with a handmade gift tag, of course.
You can make about 12 of these handmade wreath gift tags for under $5 with the following supplies:

1 Package Wire Fir Branches (10")
1 1/2" Red Velvet Wire Ribbon
Pack of Manilla 'Luggage' Style Gift Tags (Includes Twine)
An Old Dictionary
A Cup of Strong Coffee
A Glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun
First you'll want to pour your dark coffee into a shallow dish or bowl. It doesn't matter how fresh the coffee is, though I find warm coffee tends to set richer stains and much quicker than cold coffee. The staining process really is quite simple- dip, splash, and daub coffee on to your heart's content. Use a coffee mug, dipped in coffee and 'stamped' on your tag to create traditional coffee rings. Layer stains over a few hours, or days to really add character. Do not be discouraged if your tags simply look like one coffee stained mess at first-  as the tags dry they will pull the color out of the liquid and create their own unique splotched and patterns.

Next tear some strips of paper from an old dictionary. I chose to target words of seasonal importance, such as 'jingle,' 'joy,' and 'christen' to help add to the mood of the tags. You'll want to tear them about 1/2 the side of the footprint of your tags, so as to allow the character of your coffee handy work to still really shine. Attach them towards the top of your tags with a glue stick.
handmade gift tags
hadmadern weath gift tags
Next, cut your fir branches to about 7" and wrap them in a circle, twisting  the two open edges together. Placing the twisted end at the top, hot glue the 'wreath' to the tag.

Cut a strip of your ribbon, approximately 9" in length and tie a messy bow. Trim the ends in a 'v' shape to add a little extra detail and hot glue the bow to the top of your 'wreath'. Tie your twine strands through the top to complete your gift tags.
These handmade wreath gift tags are cheap and simple to make but pack a big 'wow' factor! #FreyHoliday #ChocolatFrey #AD
These handmade wreath gift tags really have that 'wow' factor and look like they take far more time and skill than they actually require. Trust me on this one- the first thing I'm always asked is 'where did you buy these tags?!' followed by 'how much will it cost for you to make me some?' Of course the adorable mini wreath and seasonal sentiment is quickly forgotten when the recipient tears into their Chocolat Frey® gift and everyone starts sharing the joy of such a delicious present.
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Sometimes I wish I had time to hand make a treat for large groups of people- like neighbors, or the entire bowling league- but I simply don't have the time this year. Instead, for our annual potluck I'm making 4 dozen Dark Chocolate dipped spoons- the perfect companion to our Keurig bar where people can add an instant blast of gourmet fine Chocolat Frey® to their coffee, eggnog, or hot chocolate, thanks to this little hack I devised with their Napsli mini bars.

And, before we continue can we stop to take a moment to appreciate how adorably awesome these Chocolat Frey® Dark Napsli individually wrapped 'bite' sized bars are?!
Using some elegant 'fancy' plastic silverware from the party store and by melting 20 unwrapped Chocolat Frey® Dark Napsli bars in a microwave safe bowl (on high for 1 MIN) I can prepare gourmet favors in just minutes. I gently spoon just enough to fill each piece of plastic cutlery, then place each spoon on a foil lined cookie sheet and decorate with edible stars or non-parells. 5 minutes in the freezer and I have the hottest attraction at my holiday potluck! Don't forget to put out a bag or bowl of the Chocolat Frey® Napsli mini bars for your guests to grab and take some home too!
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If you really want to take this hack to the next level consider packaging a few dipped spoons in clear confection wrappers with your favorite K-Cups in a coffee mug! 2 spoons melt perfectly into warm milk (or milk substitute) for the perfect hot cocoa also!
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And if you aren't already the hostess with the mostess this holiday season, thanks to your adorable gift tags on genuine Swiss Chocolat by Frey® gifts, and Swiss chocolate dipped stir spoons, you might want to break out the piece-DE-resistance- Chocolat Frey® Hollow Reindeer, served as eggnog vessels. Whether it's a nightcap seasonal cocktail, or some refreshing post- holiday meal eggnog, these hollow reindeer will captivate and delight your most special guests and have everyone feeling like a kid again!
As much fun as I have while entertaining, this season really is about giving- You don't have to be Martha Stewart, or rich, to gift gifts that really make your recipients feel special. After all who doesn't love fine chocolate? You'll find the Chocolat Frey® varieties featured here at Sam's Club, Shaw's, Meijer and more. Learn more about the brand and follow them through their social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest then follow the link-up below for more amazing Chocolat by Frey® inspired gifting ideas.

What Daughter Says: Spread holiday cheer with simply sweet gifts and handmade touches.






Enter below for your chance to win a Chocolat Frey® seasonal prize package valued at $55, then hop along to the other blogs for more chances to win!

102 comments:

  1. I love all of these ideas! I have a husband that is a chocoholic so I will definitely be considering doing some of these at Christmas.

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  2. That is such a cool idea! I love that it's as simple as stain dying a few basic pieces of paper to create beautiful tags.

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  3. You are super clever! What a fun and yummy way to celebrate the season.

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  4. I'd love to get me some Sixlets! I use to eat these when I was little and loved them!
    Tami Vollenweider

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  5. I like the Christmas Mix Pearls Shaker Jar (5oz)!!

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    1. I forgot the 'why'! I think it would be fun to use to decorate cookies! :-)

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  6. I'd love to give everyone my favorite Frey's chocolate 'Chocobloc Orange Bar', oh it's so yummy, they will love it!

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  7. I want the chocolate Frey reindeer! They are so adorably festive!

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  8. The Foiled Chocolate balls in milk chocolate.
    I know they would be a hit and they look festive as an ornament.

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  9. Holiday Artfully Crafted Assorted Pralines Box would make a nice gift for our neighbours. It’ll make a nice impression and you can’t go wrong with chocolate for holidays

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  10. I want each of those so I can decorate my gingerbread houses! I especially like the Bright Pink & White Candy Crumble, because pink is fun :)

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  11. I like the Lime Green & White Candy Crumble Shaker Jar (3.7oz). This would look good on my cake for St.Patricks day! I love your crafting ideals / work , just beautiful! Thank you for the contest . Goodluck everyone!

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  12. I'd like to get the Powder Blue & White Candy Crumble because they would be perfect to make "Frozen"-inspired recipes for my daughter.

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  13. I would love to put a 6oz Reindeer in each of my girls' stockings.

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  14. I would like the Chocobloc White Bar because white chocolate is my favorite.

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  15. $55.00 would be a lot of lovely chocolates. I'd want included this item: Chocobloc Milk Mini Bars Stand Up Bag (5.3oz). It sounds great as do the orange chocolates and the pralines. Not a big fan of dark chocolate but I do love milk chocolates and white chocolates.

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  16. This DIY/tutorial could have not come at a better time. I was trying to think of what labels to use on presents this year! Perfect-o!

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  17. I would be so happy to have the Foiled Solid Dark Chocolate Pink Hearts. I love dark chocolate.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  18. You have so many amazing idea in this post that are so inspiring. I love the way these gift tags came out, and those chocolate spoons are gorgeous too.

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  19. Those handmade wreath tags are the cutest ever. I'm loving the gold stars on the chocolate spoons. Everything looks perfect.

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  20. What a great idea. I love what you did with the wreath tags. Those are so cute! I really love the chocolate spoon as well. Such neat ideas!

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  21. I want to get my mom the Chocobloc Dark 72% Bar because she loves dark chocolate.

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  22. I would like to get the Frey Chocobloc Dark Mini Bars because I like to eat s piece of dark chocolate after dinner.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  23. I would really like to try their Milk Crunchy Nuts Bar because I absolutely LOVE nutty crunchy chocolate bars. The more nuts in it the better!
    http://sweetworks.net/index.php/products/milk-crunchy-nuts-bar-6-3oz.html

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  24. I love everything about this DIY! From the tea stained tags and the cute little wreaths on them to the delicious candy spoons!

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  25. What a great idea. These gift tags look amazing.

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  26. I always wanted to do some cool looking homemade gift tags. Thanks for inspiring me. I will get to work on these immediately.

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  27. I can not wait to make these gift tags. They look fantastic. Chocolate dipped spoons are a great addition to a coffee or Hot chocolate.

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  28. Your gift tags look amazing. I love the technique you used to stain them. I always try to give handmade gifts.

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  29. I'd love to get the Dark Chocolate Nut Bar because I'm nuts about dark chocolate.

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  30. Let hope third times the charm..third seasonal chocolate giveaway..haven't won yet..lol
    From this collection I'd love the solid chocolate block bars with nuts.
    Mostly, the pralines collection..to share with family and friends..because we are southern and we take our pralines seriously! They are the king of the south..I want to compare to my homemade.
    Thanks
    Vickie
    floridagld at yahoo

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  31. This is a great idea! I love making DIY projects for Christmas. Definitely trying this!

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  32. I don't know if I'd trust that Elf anywhere near my chocolate stash. Just sayin'
    I love the milk crunchy nuts bars. I will deny any rumors that say I can eat a whole bar in one sitting.

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  33. I would choose the Foiled Solid Milk Silver Hearts. I love chocolate hearts.

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  34. I would like some of the Red & White Candy Crumble Small Peg Bag. I make holiday candy sleighs and this would be fun and festive to add to the snow.

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  35. I would like to get the small chocolate bunnies. They’re so cute but the chocolate looks so good!

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  36. I want to try the Reindeer Chocolates because my kids love watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and they would love eating this chocolate while watching this show!

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  37. I would like to try the chocolate milk bar i love chocolate

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  38. Anyone with a sweet tooth will think these are great.

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  39. You are super cool! What a great and delicious way to celebrate the season! Love it!

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  40. How sweet are those wreaths! I have such a sweet tooth for chocolate!

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  41. The 6oz reindeer would make the perfect stocking stuffer .

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  42. those wreaths are just beyond precious!And that chocolate looks melt-in-your mouth divine- also your pictures are just incredibly dreamy and luscious!

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  43. You can never go wrong with giving the gift of chocolate. I really like the handmade tags.

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  44. I would like the googling eyes gum balls they are perfect for the snowmen cupcakes I make

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  45. I like the chocolate milk bar. I love love love milk chocolate...I am an addict, :)

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  46. I would get the Chocobloc Dark Mini Bars Stand Up Bag (5.3oz) because we love dark chocolate.

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  47. I think the Holiday Artfully Crafted Assorted Pralines Box would make a nice gift!

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  48. I'd get the Chocolat Frey’s Napsli Collection for my folks since they like both dark and milk chocolate. Plus it's very affordable!

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  49. Oh my goodness, all of it looks so yummy! I would especially love to try their Chocobloc Milk Changemaker because it sounds unique/tasty.

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  50. I would like the chocobloc milk bar because I love milk chocolate candy.

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  51. Mmm.... Prestige Noir looks incredibly delicious! I'd keep this all to myself!

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  52. I want the Milk Crunchy Nuts Bar because I love milk chocolate and nuts

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  53. I would love to receive the Dark Crunchy Nuts Bar. It sounds so good because I love dark chocolate.

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  54. I would like to get the Holiday Artfully Crafted Assorted Pralines Box. I like that there are different kinds of chocolate in this box ;)

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  55. The Holiday Artfully Crafted Assorted Pralines Box looks yummy

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  56. I’d like the Chocobloc Milk Bar (3.5 oz.) Because I love anything milk chocolate!

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  57. So many good things on their site it was hard to decide…. Thinking I would choose the Chocobloc White Bar. White chocolate is my favorite and this looks delicious

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  58. I would love to try the Finest Assorted Pralines Box because it would allow me to taste different ones!

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  59. I'd like to give the chocolate reindeer because I know my friends' kids would love them.

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  60. i really like the Medium Bunny 12ct Display (5.99oz) had them last easter thanks

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  61. I'd love the pralines box to give as a gift to our daycare person - a sweet treat for a sweet lady

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  62. I want to try the chocolate and orange bars because that combo is my favorite.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  63. I would pick the Holiday Assorted Praline Box, because the praline is my favorite candy.

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  64. I would like to give my friend Aura™ Holiday Collection-Almond Intrigue. She loves Chocolate and Almonds and this would be perfect for her.

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  65. I would most like to get the Milk Crunchy Nut Bars because I love chocolate with Hazelnuts!

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  66. I would love to try the blonde crunchy almond bar, I would like it for myself I love chocolate and almonds and have not seen a bar like this it looks so good.

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  67. I would love the Green & Red Hollow Reindeer for our grandsons Chrsitmas Stockings. I would love to try their Chocobloc White Bar.

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  68. I would love to get the Chocobloc Milk Changemaker because my family loves milk chocolate & this sounds perfect to fill the stockings!

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  69. I'd get a Blonde Crunchy Nut bar for my sweet, white chocolate loving mom. :)

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  70. I definitely want to get some of those adorable Reindeer for my children! They would make perfect stocking stuffers. :)

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  71. I want to get my sister the Chocobloc Dark 72% Bar because she loves dark chocolate.

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  72. assorted pralines box because friend likes nuts

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  73. I would love the Dark Chocolate Mini Bars because dark chocolate is my favorite and I could easily carry a few in my purse for a pick me up during my long shifts at work.

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  74. I would like to get the Chocobloc Orange Bar because I love the combination of orange & chocolate.

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  75. I would love to try the Dark Crunchy Nuts Bar....I love dark chocolate!

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  76. I would like to give or get Dark Crunchy Nuts Bar

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  77. I want the Chocobloc Dark 72% Bar (3.5oz) because these days I am all about the dark - the really, really dark - chocolate. I love it in late afternoon with a coffee.

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  78. the aura collection almond! looks yummy, sounds yummy :)

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  79. I would most like to get the Chocobloc Orange Bar because that is a delicious combination of flavors and tastiness.

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  80. Chocolat Frey Chocobloc Dark 72% Bar (3.5oz). I love trying new dark chocolates.

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  81. My daughter would like the 6oz Reindeer set because she loves chocolate and she would like the shiny packaging. I would like a big box of the Chocobloc Dark Changemaker. I love dark chocolate. I also like mini individually wrapped candy, so that way I can’t eat it all at once.

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  82. I would most like to receive the Chocobloc Orange Bar (3.5oz) because I love that combination of flavors, orange and chocolate, it's my favorite gelato flavor too.

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  83. My favorite candy by Frey would be the Finest Assorted Pralines Box. I like that it is an assortment pack and it looks so creamy and good. Nuts and chocolate together are one of my favorite things. elizabeth miller

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  84. The chocolate Reindeer would be cute for stockings, just don't hang them over the fireplace!

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  85. I’d like to try the Dark Crunchy Nuts Bar. Looks like a delicious balance of nuts and chocolate. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  86. I would love the Chocoblok Orange bar. Orange and chocolate are my favorite combination!

    AngelaNThorpe@hotmail.com

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  87. I would like the Chocobloc Orange Bar because I love orange flavored chocolate.

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  88. I would love to get the white Chocobloc--I really like white chocolate :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Nicole Carter (Weasley)December 17, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    I would love to get the Chocobloc White Bar because you can shave it and it makes some of your creations look like snow!

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  90. I like the Christmas Mix Pearls Shaker Jar. I could set it on the table for after dinner.

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  91. The Almond Intrigue looks so good! I love gifting things that i love! it’s like gifting a part of me <3

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  92. Finest Assorted Pralines Box would be my favorite to receive. I love pralines.

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  93. I love the Chocobloc Milk Changemaker because I need a mini portion otherwise I have no control when it comes to Frey Chocolates. As a child we ate more Sixlets during after school activities then anyone alive. Yummo

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  94. I absolutely love the reindeer. My grandson would love to find one in his stocking..

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  95. I would love to get the Chocoblac White Bar. I love to eat and bake with white chocolate.

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  96. I like Pralines and so i would like to try the assorted pralines

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  97. I would love the Holiday Artfully Crafted Assorted Pralines Box. It would be great to share with my family.

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  98. I'd like to give my wife the Chocobloc White Bar. White Chocolate is her favorite

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  99. I would love the Reindeer (6oz) . My grandkids would love to find these in their stockings.

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  100. I would love to give or get the Milk Crunchy Nuts Bar. I love chocolate with nuts and this would make a perfect gift for everyone on my Christmas list.

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  101. Chocobloc Orange Bar for hubs since he loves both flavors

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