Friday, 17 October 2008

Saving the World a Chocolate Bar at a Time

Lucky you! I am feeling inspired.

Partly by those (slightly greedy) souls who suggested a giveaway, and partly by the fact that for the last few weeks I haven't been keeping on top of my blogging etiquette.

My Google Reader overfloweth and I have a trillion emails to respond to.

Thinking I haven't stopped by in a while? You are not alone I assure you.

But I will catch up I always do, I am far too nosey/intrigued not to.

So therefore I introduce to you my lucky readers, my Cadbury inspired giveaway.

The incredibly lucky and honoured winner will receive one of each of the new ultra healthy Cadbury bars. Obviously I am looking far beyond the sugar and the fat here and focusing on the cold hard facts.

Cranberries? Hello antioxidants and super healthy urinary tract.

Apricots? Hello to a nicer source of Iron than Spinach.

I am all about improving your health (actual bars will appear larger in real life).

With the holiday season just around the corner I will even throw in a few of my other favourite bars, because lets face it the less chocolate there is in my close vicinity the less I am able to actually eat.

So all you have to do is leave me a comment before Tuesday 8am (English time of course) and you'll be included in the draw.

You don't have to have a blog or even a google account to leave a comment and if you don't usually comment feel free to do so (which includes most of my family and the British Isles). Plus if you're reading my blog surely I should be reading yours so feel free to unlurk and share your link you lurkers.

From someone who has recently eaten her body weight in these bars this is truly an opportunity not to be missed.

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41 lovely comments:

Lisa said...

Ah HA first comment. ;)

Not really anything to comment... the idea of saving teh world with a chocolate bar seems valid... ;)

jennie w. said...

You knew I would be the first to sign up, didn't you? If we link to your give-away, will you give us an extra entry? I want the chocolate.

Mandy said...

BRING IT! I never turn down chocolate.

Aprille - The Muddled said...

oh ohh ohh pick meee pick meee! We just barely get cadbury here and I miss it! I need my antioxidants! Any way to make a request if I win? I heard a nasty rumor there might be dark flake but she may have just been taunting me.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I DO want to eat healthier so this chocolate is just a MUST :)

marty said...

I love your blog. this is a great idea, a drawing for a prize for reading a blog and a chance to eat some of that yummy english chocolate!!

I am looking forward too, as always, enjoying the goings on of the Siswick clan.

Vic said...

Girl, you are after my heart! Please let me win all that super yummy cranberry and granola yumminess. Cadburys just rawks my world.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I might kick myself for this, lord knows I don't NEED chocolate, but you just said it was healthy so I have to at least pretend to buy that. I'm in! Great giveaway idea :)

Lauren W said...

I too have been sadly off of the blog radar recently :/ I promise I'll come back soon!
In the meantime, you've seriously got me craving some chocolate!

Susan said...

I never turn down a chance for chocolate!!!
Hope you are doing well!

Tom and Sarah Baker said...

I NEED THEM! I will choke down some waxy american chocolate when the shakes start, but I need a fix of pure heaven!

EmmaP said...

ooooh! yumm-o! i could really go for some non-american chocolate right about now!!! Are you sure you're just not giving these away because you're eating too many yourself??? hahaha! jk! Glad to see you're back and hope to "visit" more often!

Marla said...

since i love chocolate how could i not stop by!!! in fact every time i see cadbury at the store i look to see if it the kind you wrote about... alas we don't have such things on the other side of the pond...

Jill said...

Okay, being partly a resident of England since I lived there and have visited three times since-I feel that am deserving of the chocolate as I KNOW what I am missing and yet do not get the chance to eat it.

So, Carol, PICK ME! I love cranberries and granola too.

PLEASSEEEE?

:)

Aunt LoLo said...

Ok, besides the fact that I REALLY miss my weekly Cadbury fix (I THINK they sell the "real stuff" in Hong Kong...)...I'd just love to get a parcel that said "England" on it. Aw...actually, a postcard would do. ;-) Tell you what - if I win, to save on international postage...eat the choco bars for me, and just send me a note that says how delicious they were. ;-)

Melissa said...

hello there, my fellow chocola-holic!

I've been missing your posts, so get back up on that horse, girl! ;)

AMY said...

I NEED chocolate. Let it be me!

Simply Shannon said...

Ooohh...yum! I'd comment anyway, but I'll still accept the bribe!

Kristen said...

OK so now they have them with apricots!!

My absolute favorite thing to get in a chocolate store is chocolate covered apricots!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE enter me to win some yummy goodness, and if I don't, I will be off to hunt down some for myself. Certainly they sell them in the US too??

Hoping, begging, pleading!!!

Claire said...

Eh.... I'd rather have the cash? So save yourself the need to have to buy the choc and just send me a tenner in the post. I'm all about saving YOU time and money.

EmmaP said...

btw, carol - come over to my place and pick up your bling-bling award

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

You forgot to mention that chocolate also has health benefits. Namely it keeps mom sane so the children don't get hurt. :D

ikkinlala said...

I've never heard of those, but they look great - I wish they were available in Canada.

master Gardner said...

As one of my favorite movie characters would say: MINE!MINE!MINE...
Ever since the one store in the county that actually imported real Cadbury bars closed I have been in semi withdrawl. The thought of cranberry and choclolate has made me fall off the chocaholic's anonymous wagon.

Jackie said...

hi sorry i dont comment on your blog but i do read it everyday so hear i am writing on hear in hope your forgive me and let me have a chocolate bar pretty please

BookMamma said...

I fell in love with the Cadbury Flake on our 1st anniversary trip to London. And then those fabulous Cadbury Violet Crumbles in Melbourne (along with Tim Tam bombs) were almost the death of me.

And now, here YOU are... dangling a gorgeous Cadbury carrot in front of my nose! So... how many times can I comment again?

Father Carnage said...

I'm in but the postage will kill you.

jOni lAnE said...

Now you are speaking my language. Hello beautiful.
Chocolate!!!!

Chelle said...

You crack me up!

I think a lot of us have been having the reader pile up...maybe the change in seasons?

But you are having a giveaway to make up for it! You. are. amazing!

Thanks for the giveaway!

the rogers blog said...

Hey honey, What a kind friend giving away your chocolate. Anyway So I would love to win. So what If I've already gone through withdrawls. Including shakes, near delirium, dry mouth, then shamelessly trying every brand on the shelf here in the usa just to make sure none are cadbury!! I'd do it all over again just to have some yummy english chocolate!!

Clare said...

can't turn down chocolate:)

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Hmmmm...I'm not sure if I want my chocolate to be ruined with fruit but I would give them a try!

Kristy said...

Did someone say chocolate??? Sign me up!!

Wendi said...

Never met a chocolate I didn't like.
I am glad to know I am not alone in my blog reading....way behind on my comments too.
Catching up one blog at a time!

Mamasphere said...

Yes!!!! I can practically taste it...

Auds at Barking Mad! said...

I've been wondering why you hadn't been by Casa Barking Mad in a while. I was starting to wonder if it wasn't something I said?

Being married to a Brit like I am, I would be remiss if I didn't enter this contest for a chance to win some choccy bits from back home. If there's one thing he can't stand about the U.S. (aside from politics and certain shows on the telly) it's the lack of decent chocolate!

Jen said...

Hoping I'm not too late to enter this giveaway since I'm one of the greedy souls who suggested you have it. ;)

Unas Tontarias said...

So, do you ship overseas? ;)

Wendy said...

FUN..and yummy! I had to research your time before leaving a comment...I made it...it's ONLY 2:18am your time...I think?!?! :)

Science PhD Mom said...

All right, I will toss my hat into the ring...purely for the sake of my husband, of course!! ;)

Vashey Fam said...

Oh I think I'm too late. We have *NO* chocolate in our house right now....we did this morning. :o)