Swiss Chocolate Giveaway Winners!

Here’s what the winners will be receiving in the mail…

Wait. What!? Half eaten chocolate? I HAD to try the chocolate before sending it out of course. Kidding! The results are in and the winners are:

Marla for her comment: “Amazing first giveaway girl….this chocolate looks wonderful. Count me in for 72% dark…..our favorite in this house!”

Nadia for her comment: “Second entry: Frey Les Adorable Caramel”

And Kim for liking me on Facebook!

You shall be receiving an e-mail soon to send me your mailing adresses. Congrats ladies! Thank you so much for entering my first giveaway. It means the world to me, and I’m so excited to share some amazing Swiss chocolate with you. It will knock your socks off. Seriously. I never have socks on anymore.

A Swiss Chocolatey Giveaway!

I feel like I’ve been a bit selfish lately.

I eat Swiss chocolate every day and then I don’t share. I talk about it, I rave about it, and then I leave it at that and eat it all. But with all this chocolate talk, many of you guys have no idea what real Swiss chocolate actually tastes like! It’s impossible to explain how it lingers in your mouth after every. single. bite. It really is. Uh…drool!

So, I thought I’d share. I’ve never had a giveaway on Warm Vanilla Sugar before, and have always wanted to be able to give something to someone that I thought was really special. So I, un-selfishly (?), have tried over 30 (not kidding) chocolate bars and have narrowed down my favorites so that you could have the best. I have decided to go with the Frey brand. They have the most delicious milk chocolate that I’ve ever tasted and have a huge selection of other yummy flavours like chocolate almond, chocolate hazelnut, honey chocolate, chocolate orange, and chocolate pistachio to name a few. I’m in love.

How do you win?
{Main Entry-Required}
Go check out the Chocolatefrey website. They offer a huge variety of chocolate tablets, all of which are available where I live in Switzerland. Browse their incredible selection of products and find three items that you simply must have! If you’re really not sure and want me to pick, just leave a comment telling me so.

Want extra entries?
Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of 3 chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they DO count! So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!
1. Like Warm Vanilla Sugar on Facebook.
2. Follow @Katrinadingle on Twitter and tweet the following statement then come back to this post and tell me you tweeted.

I just entered to win Swiss chocolate with @Katrinadingle. Enter here:

3. Subscribe to Warm Vanilla Sugar’s email updates. Once you subscribe to the email updates, you will get an emailing confirming your subscription.

Important Details:
-This giveaway is open to USA, Canadian, and EU residents only and will run until June 30th at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winners will be generated via a random number generator software program.
-Winners will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winners will have until July 10th 2011 to claim their chocolate prize.
-There will be THREE winners chosen! So you have good chances :)

This giveaway is provided to you by Warm Vanilla Sugar. The views and opinions expressed on Warm Vanilla Sugar are purely my own and based upon my personal taste buds. I was not monetarily compensated for a positive review or giveaway.

Strawberry Salad with Sugared Almonds

This salad makes me feel good all over. I feel womanly. I feel thin. I feel sexy.

I like this salad so much because it has all that I need to fill me up, and taste great at the same time. I love the way that the sweet poppyseed dressing goes with the strawberries, sugared almonds, goats cheese, and cranberries. The lettuce adds a little green and screams “you are healthy, baby – strut it”.

So eat this for lunch with a cocktail in hand and sunscreen on your skin. You’ll feel unstoppable. Oh, and make sure to wear cute sandals too. That’s always a good idea.

For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk sugar, mayonnaise, milk, vinegar and poppy seeds.

Pour that dressing over the rest of your ingredients and enjoy!

Strawberry Salad with Sugared Almonds
From the Bite me cookbook
Serves 6

Poppy Seed Dressing
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp poppy seeds

8 cups romaine lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
1 recipe of sugared almonds
1 cup sliced strawberries
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup crumbled goats cheese (I used goat cheese balls)

Prepare sugared almonds.

For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk sugar, mayonnaise, milk, vinegar and poppy seeds.

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, strawberries, cranberries, and sugared almonds. Toss with dressing and goats cheese and serve.

Note: A BIG thanks to Alicia Leroux for taking all of these photos. You rock my world! AND…I want your camera.

Seasonal Fruit Salad with Honey-Mint Lime Dressing

It has been amazing weather-wise here in Switzerland. Since I arrived on April 1st, the sun has made sure to shine her rays every. single. day! It has of course rained here and there, but it is never for very long, and it never seems to happen when I walk to and from work. Someone is on my side.

To celebrate the lovely weather, I thought I’d make a bright and colourful fruit salad with a little kick. I regularly make fruit salads with either no dressing or an orange juice dressing, but when I saw this on Tasty Kitchen, I knew I had to try.

I made this salad with ripe mango’s, kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and pineapple.

For the dressing I threw together honey, lime juice, brown sugar, and mint.

Then I mixed this dressing until everything was well incorporated. Then I poured the dressing on top of the fruit, shared it with some friends, and ate it. I might have had a cocktail with it too…you know you want to too.

Seasonal Fruit Salad with Honey-Mint Lime Dressing
Dressing recipe taken from Tasty Kitchen
Serves 10 people

3 Tablespoons Honey
3 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Fresh Mint, Chopped
10 cups Seasonal Fresh Fruit: I used Strawberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Kiwis, Mangos, and Pineapple.

In a small bowl whisk together honey, lime juice, brown sugar, and mint until well incorporated.
Toss with your bowl of fresh cut fruit and serve.
Garnish with optional mint sprigs.