CLOSED – A birthday giveaway

January 21, 2013 40 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. 
We have a winner – Helen of Clear Your Heart. Huge congrats Helen. x

This post is brought to you in conjunction with Thorntons

a big happy birthday to me, the wonderful people at Thorntons have offered to giveaway
a chocolate hamper
worth £25 to one of my lovely readers.

am however a little bit jealous, having eaten probably twice my body weight in their
yummy Continental chocolates over Christmas that this prize won’t be coming to
me. Seriously, I’m not even kidding you, between the weekend of my brothers
wedding and the first week in January we ate one huge box and two smaller
boxes. That’s a LOT of chocolate in 15 short
days, but I’ll be totally honest with you, I don’t really regret one single
mouthful. I don’t even regret the fights over the Viennese chocs with the boy. What
I do regret is believing him when he said we’d eaten them all – I later found
out he’d snaffled a few away for eating without me! Grrrrrrrrrr. 

And for all of you on a diet, I have it on good authority 2 chocolates is 3 Weight Watchers points. Now, I have no idea what that means,
but it sounds like a pretty good trade off for chocolate!

So, if you’d like to be in with the chance of winning this
Thorntons hamper, worth £25, leave a comment telling me what your favourite chocolate is. You
can also bag yourself an extra entry by tweeting about the competition, or following me through Google Friend Connect through
the Rafflecopter widget below. Simple.

{If you happen to win, and want to send me all the Viennese
ones, I won’t complain!}

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T’s & C’s: The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received. Anonymous entries will be exempt from competition. The winner will be announced within 3 days of the closing date. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available. This competition is open to UK entries only. The winner has 2 weeks from when they receive the acknowledgement email to supply their contact details  or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. Thorntons reserve the right to amend the promotion at any time. This offer is online only exclusive and not available in retail stores.


  • Unknown January 21, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I love Viennese too! And also Salted chocolates, yum yum 🙂

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      i've not tried salted chocolate, but i love salt so i'll be trying that – i know they have it at Cocoa.

  • January 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Hazlenut truffles are my all time faves!! ♥♥

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      mmmmmm – like a nutella truffle?

  • Di January 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    My fabulous hubby boght me chocolate from here it made Hotel Chocolate look like Cabury's. my fav was with a mulled wine filling. I was amzing and beautifully tasting.

    I am spoilt I know but would recommend it !

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      oooooh, that sounds amazing. might be ordering me some as a little prezzie.

    • ra_life January 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Their chocolate is awesome.

  • Anne January 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I love Thornton's chocolate, especially the white chocolate lemon mousse. Great prize, thanks!

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      I've not tried the white lemon. That'll be my next to try.

  • CL Taylor January 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I love the almond praline Alpini! I really should start a January diet but all this snow makes me crave more chocolate!

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      January diets should never be considered – well, they aren't in this house, too many birthdays.

  • Anonymous January 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I love bounty bars. They're cheap and nasty but I love them!

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      I think if my dad could only eat one thing in life it'd be red bounties. he's addicted.

  • Helen January 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Apricot Parfait. Always and forever. x

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Apricot Parfait? This will be googled and tried asap.

  • rachel January 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Is this a UK only giveway??? I hope not! Also, I like dark chocolate

    • Emma January 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      It is UK only I'm afraid. But I'll do something international soon.

  • Keenie Beanie January 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I'm a Toblerone fan and was so excited to see the MAHOOSIVE bars available over here for Christmas. We didn't have such things in the States.

    • Emma January 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Are you going to be sending them to everyone you know now?

  • sphynx January 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I love salted caramel chocolate, it's amazing!

    • Emma January 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      I need to get on this salted chocolate thing don't i!

  • The Girl January 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Oh god. You mentioned the words Viennese and Thorntons in the same blog post and now I am totally unable to concentrate.


    • Emma January 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      hahahahaha, glad I can help you out at the new job 😉

  • Unknown January 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I love Thorntons Viennese Truffles

  • relisys222 January 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I love Thorntons chocolate covered toffee X

  • Unknown January 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Perfect giveaway for this cold January! I love pretty much any kind of chocolate but especially anything with marzipan/almonds in it. Yum!

    • Emma January 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Oh my, marzipan is my ULTIMATE weakness. love the stuff.

  • Boho Mixology January 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Anything with toffee but honestly any kind im such a chocoholic!


    • Emma January 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      My fav chocolate bars would be a twix or drifter – a little bit because of the toffee in them!

  • The Pampered Sparrow January 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Awww, so glad you did this, fantastic giveaway! 😉 and Happy Birthday to you!

    Okay, this is hard because I love ALL the chocolate (I've even been known to eat Flossie's doggie chocs on occasion but that's a secret) >.<

    One of my favourites "was" Hotel Chocolat Praline puddles, but they stopped doing them last summer. Grrrrr. But, I will say ANYTHING with Praline involved gets my mouth watering! ;D xx

    • Emma January 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      And dog chocolate? was it nice? should we all be doing it? maybe its the future?

  • Leanne Cornelius January 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, wow, wow this is an amazing giveaway!

    My favourite chocolate is so difficult because it changes every week! I sometimes love a good old Tropic bar, or Cadbury wholenut, or dark chocolate bounty or if I'm feeling adventurous Reeses peanut butter cups. The list is pretty much endless!

    Happy birthday!


    • Emma January 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Ah, I love the idea of a Reeses cup, but I don't like peanuts and it catches me out every time.

  • Jayne January 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Viennese are my favorites too

  • Rainie Bish January 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    For Christmas I had a Hotel Chocolat Go Bananas Chocolate Slab given to me and I must say I'm hooked on it now.

  • Lynn January 27, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I love chocolate caramels and fudge

  • Hello Annabel January 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Anything with mint.. or strawberry.. or TRUFFLE
    May have to go and buy a cheeky box now as I'm terrible at winning anything, oh well, chocolate be mine 😉

  • ra_life January 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Chocolate riche is the best Thorntons chocolate by far 🙂

  • Little Miss Hungry January 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    My absolute favourite chocolates are soft-centre salted caramel with a dark chocolate coating. Unfortunately I can't find any in Sheffield so this year's challenge is to learn how to make them myself (and in the meantime, eat plenty of delicious alternatives…) 🙂

  • No Discernible Talent January 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    OMG Salted Caramels all the way – seriously, the best chocolates known to man 🙂 I dunno if you need my email but it's nodiscernibletalent at yahoo dot co dot uk if you do! Thanks

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