Saturday, November 12, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates Review & #Giveaway

  
     The holidays are so much sweeter with some yummy Belgian Chocolates.   Ok, so I am a bit of a chocolate lover.  I can never turn down chocolate.  I was very excited to review some decadent Belgian chocolate truffles from Guylian.  I was sent a variety of chocolates to try including the Artisanal Chocolate Truffles,  Extra Dark Chocolate Truffle, Milk Chocolate No Sugar Added Bars and Dark Chocolate No Sugar Added Bar.

     Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates provide the ultimate experience for chocolate lovers.  Each luxurious chocolate seashell is marbled with 100% pure, silky smooth milk, dark or white Belgian chocolate.  Guylian irresistible seashell chocolates are filled with a rich, decadent, and luxuriously creamy chocolate truffle; the original handmade recipe of guy & Liliane.  The signature truffle recipe is still made in small-batch copper kettles exclusively by Guylian's master Chocolatiers in Sint-Niklass, Belgium.  

     The Artisanal Belgian Chocolates are crafted from silky smooth dark, milk, and white Belgian chocolate made from 100% pure cocoa bean.  These are so yummy I don't even know how to describe them.  I felt like they melted in my mouth.  We opened the large box of 22 truffles and it was hard not to eat them all at once.  Although John is not a huge fan of sweets he also continued to eat these.  I was surprised at how often I would check the box and more and more were missing.

     Extra dark chocolate truffles are made in much the same was as the Artisanal truffles.  The dark chocolate truffles have 74% dark cocoa shell with Guylian's extra dark chocolate truffle center.  John actually opened this box.  I wasn't sure how much I would like these since I am not a huge fan of dark chocolate.  I tried them and was happily surprised.  These were very good and once again the box went quickly with John and I both eating them like crazy. 

   The no sugar bars come in milk chocolate and dark chocolate.  They are made with Maltitol, a  healthy and sweet alternative to sugar.  Maltitol is a 100% natural product derived from natural sources.  It has less calories than sugar, does not promote tooth decay, and will not raise the blood sugar.  These bars suitable for diabetics.  John opened up the dark chocolate bar almost immediately.  I don't really like dark chocolate so I was just going to let him try it and tell me what he thinks.  But he convinced me to try it and I'm so glad he did.  It was not like most dark chocolate I have tried.  The taste was so good.  My first thought was it tasted similar to semi sweet chocolate chips, but better. 

     Chocolate is a great gift for anyone.  The Guylian Artisanal Belgin chocolates would make the ultimate hostess gift when attending all those holiday parties. 

Win it: One winner (1) will get a box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Original Chocolate Truffles (valued at $14) Box of 22  

      
Enter to win in the rafflecopter form below! 
And when your done entering her head over to The Jacobsen Family to enter her giveaway too, double your chances of getting this yummy chocolate.   This giveaway will be open until 11/27 at 12:01AM (EST).


 


A big thank you to Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates for sponsoring this review and giveaway.

I was provided the above mentioned item for review purpose.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone.  disclosure

49 comments:

  1. I learned about Project Seahorse (there is a link to the main site, too) and that Guylian is committed to conserving the world’s coastal marine ecosystems. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. I learned how to savour the chocolates

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  3. I'd like to try the Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  4. Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles look yummy! I would love to try them.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  5. The extra dark chocolate truffles sound divine!
    Kristen Jeffery
    cliffsgirl2001 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I like there seashells. strawberry_sweetheart39 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I didn't know they were made from Malitol

    brninaz at yahoo dot com

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  8. would love to try the seashells
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  9. I learned that my local Walmart carries Guylian chocolates.

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  10. I'd like to try their No Sugar Added Bars

    faithful1104 at gmail dot com

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  11. I would like to try the No Sugar Added Candy Bars.

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

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  12. I really liked the indulgent pairings section. I would not have thought of pairing with good beer.

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  13. I liked Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  14. i learned that Guylian is committed to conserving the world’s coastal marine ecosystems.

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  15. They donate money to help save seahorses! Cool!

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  16. I would love to try their truffles. I learned that they are still made in small batches in copper kettles

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  17. the Chocolate Praliné Truffles Selection looks so good!

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  18. mmmm. I'd love to try the extra dark chocolate truffles!
    lisa.otis6 at gmail dot com

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  19. i learned you can get them at Walmart and I liked that as it makes it awful convenient to get some...frequently

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  20. 100% pure cocoa!! YUM!!

    PS. I have a Godiva Chocolate giveaway going on. Not that we NEED more chocolate!! :)

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  21. I learned that I can buy them at Publix..

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  22. I like that I can get them at several places in my town...Walmart, Ross, TJMaxx... :)
    boomersoonermama at gmail dot com

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  23. I learned Guylian has been the major sustaining sponsor of Project Seahorse since 1999 donating more than $1.5 million.

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  24. I learned I can buy them at Wegmans!

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  25. I liked the Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles! I love dark chocolate!!
    amoeidson@yahoo.com

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  26. The extra dark chocolate truffles.
    Louis S.

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  27. I learned they have extra dark chocolate truffles!! My husbands favorite!

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  28. I'd like to try the Guylian Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles

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  29. I'd like to try the Extra Dark Truffles.

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  30. I love the Artisanal Chocolate Truffles

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  31. I learned thet you can pain chocolate with beer! who knew??

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  32. I like that they also offer SF chocolate http://www.guylianbelgianchocolate.com/sugarfree.aspx

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  33. Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles yum ..

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I learned that Guylian chocolates are the creation of our Belgian Master Chocolatiers.

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  35. They support to save sea horses.

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  36. I learned that the Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles
    were awarded the European Three Star Superior Taste Award in 2010. They look yummy. Thanks for the giveaway.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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  37. love the Chocolate Praliné Truffles

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  38. I like the extra dark truffles

    nieceyd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I like the extra dark truffles.

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  40. They have been made in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium for over 50 years!

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  41. I learned "Guylian chocolates are the creation of our Belgian Master Chocolatiers."
    Sounds yummy

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  42. i like Guylian No Sugar Added Bars thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  43. I love that they put pairings on their site. You don't find that too often. NICE!

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  44. I really like that they have sugar free chocolate.

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  45. mmmm Chocolate Praline Truffles!

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