Wednesday, February 3, 2010

*CLOSED* Asher's Chocolate Review & Giveaway

Do you love trying new things when eating? …You know what I’m talking about, the things that don’t make sense together until you’ve bit into it. Good, because that’s exactly what I’m going to introduce to you today. Are you ready for this? Chocolate covered potato chips from Asher’s! Yum, right? Right. I was a little hesitant when I received the bag filled with chocolate covered potato chips, but I’m a chocolate lover, so I saw no harm in trying one out. No harm? Boy was I wrong, if I’m not careful I’ll gain 200lbs; I could eat these things all day! They’re delicious.
Now remember, I’m a chocolate lover. Get this, though. The chocolate that they use to dip the potato chips in is the best that I’ve ever had. No kidding. This stuff is fantastic! You know, the chocolate that companies use to use before they became so penny-clinching? Well, this is even better. I’m telling you, Asher’s has got the right idea. A bit about the company: Asher’s began in 1892 whenever Chester A. Asher founded the business. Asher was a Scottish farm boy hailing from Ontario, Canada. In 1892, he founded the Asher’s candy making business in Center City Philadelphia. Within a few years, he moved the successful company to Philadelphia’s historic Germantown section. In the early years, the staff of six also made maple syrup, jams and jellies, and did some canning. The store even included baked items and ice cream – a variety of products, but one shared commitment to quality and taste.
The original recipes (many of which are still used today) were written by Chester himself on the back of the sugar bags! Passersby could gaze at the original storefront window where chocolate collections and "sweets from all over the world" including European style bonbons and rare candies were displayed.
And I know that a lot of you worry about the continuous recall of peanut products, so here’s something taken from Asher’s website:
As you may be aware, in addition to Peanut Butter and Peanut Paste, Peanut Corporation of America has extended the recall to include Peanuts, Peanuts Granules and Peanut Meal produced at their Blakely, Georgia and Plainview, Texas facilities.
All Peanut and Peanut Butter products used at Asher's Chocolates have been examined for their source of origin. Asher's Chocolates hereby assures all our customers that all Asher's products containing Peanuts and/or Peanut Butter are safe for consumption and are not part of the PCA recall.
Asher's Chocolates has no association with Peanut Corporation of America including the purchase of any Peanut or Peanut Butter product from the Blakely, GA and/or Plainview, TX facilities.
Asher’s has such a wide range of goodies. There’s something for everyone. You can purchase a small gift or even an entire gift basket.
Awesome, right? Right!
WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky reader will receive 1 lb of chocolate covered potato chips!!
TO ENTER:
Required: Go to Asher's Chocolate, look around and tell me a product that you'd like to try or something that you learned about the company. (1 entry)
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**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Wednesday, February 17th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winner within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received a 4oz package of chocolate covered potato chips to review for this post. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

130 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Smothered Mini Pretzels

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  3. LOVE this: 8 oz. Sugar Free Milk and Dark Assortment

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  4. i would so love the Majestic Milk & Dark Chocolate Pretzel Assortment.

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  5. Their Dark Chocolate Smothered Pretzels sound great!

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  6. I love a chocolate covered pretzel so i would love to try their 6.5 oz. Dark Chocolate Smothered Pretzels Coffee Bag

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  7. I would love to try the Irish Potatoes. They are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  8. Chocolate covered chips?!? Wow. Who would've thought. Besides trying those, I'm super interested in what the Mango and Raspberry Puree Chocolates would taste like! :)

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  13. The choc. chips sound good. I never heard of them. The Milk Chocolate Smothered Mini Pretzels also look good.

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  14. the chocolate covered pretzels. oh my, those just look amazing.

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  18. The Pecan Caramel Patties look so good.

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  19. Milk Chocolate Coconut clusters - yummy!

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  20. Oh boy - learning about Asher's may not be a good thing - they have all of my favorites!

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  21. I am now a fan of Asher's on Facebook:
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  31. Dark Chocolate Smothered Mini Pretzels would be great --thanks for the opp
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  37. I would like to try 13 oz. Majestic Milk & Dark Chocolate Pretzel Assortment.

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  38. I am a Facebook Fan of Ashers - Janet Fri

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  53. yum! I want to try dark chocolate pretzels!

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  54. Wow! These sound interesting! The prezels sound good! Their candy store looked amazing!

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  55. Well - I love peanut butter and chocolate so I'd have to say I'd like to try the Peanut Butter Smoothies yummm :)

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  60. i want the chocolate pretzels
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  61. sent fb request
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  68. I'd love to try their Milk Chocolate Smothered Pretzels!
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  71. Oh, potato chips with chocolate ... but dark chocolate smothered pretzels sound great, too! :)

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  72. I would like to try Dark Chocolate Smothered Pretzels

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  73. I subscribe by email (1)

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  77. I would love to try the irish potatoes!!!
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  78. I'd love to try the majestic all milk chocolate assortment!

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  79. I'm Asher's FB fan (Sarah Bee)

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  80. I'm an email subscriber, entry 1

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  82. I'd love to try the dark chocolate smothered pretzels! Mmmm!

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  83. I learned that his four sons took over the company. This was on their "about us" page.

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  84. I like the pretty in pink gift basket!! Yummy giveaway!!!

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  85. I am an email subscriber 1

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  89. I would like to try the Milk Chocolate Dipped Peeps! My kids would love those in their Easter basket!
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  93. The Dark Chocolate Smothered Pretzels sound delicious!

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  94. mmm the assorted chocolate smothered pretzels look delish

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  100. awaiting FB friend confirmation-Julie A Scott Laws

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  103. I visited and would love to try their baskets. I learned they have gift baskets and lots of cool things!
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