Contest Winner – and Yet Another Day in the Chocolate Factory!

OK, first things first. After gathering all the names of all the comments for the December Giveaway, I turned to my trusty sidekicks to pick a winner. And the winner is…Laura Schofield. (Laura, I’ll be sending you an e-mail shortly!) Thank you, everyone, for your great comments, suggestions, ideas, jokes and wonderful points of view! My favorite thing about the contests is getting to hear from all of you. Look for a new contest in January! And a special thank you to Donna over at Spatulas, Corkscrews and Suitcases for the extra shout out to her readers who found their way here. If you haven’t checked out her blog, head on over there. It’s great!

And now, onto something new.

With so much going on, I felt it was time for another walk about in the chocolate factory. Perhaps I should have done this earlier in the day when everyone was running about making all sorts of things but that seemed too easy. Like shooting fish in a barrel (not sure who does that or where the saying came from but kind of grody!)

So without further ado, here is what I was able to hunt down to share with you. Incidentally, in case you didn’t think we were lucky enough to be in a chocolate factory ALL day, you’ll be green with envy when you see how nicely our co-workers made eveyone cookies and brownies and an entire gallon of hot chocolate which was nearly gone by time I got to take this pic.



Allyson baked the raspberry bars and brownies, Retail provided the delicious Traditional Hot Chocolate and Ellen made the oatmeal cookies. All that before 11am. I love this place!

Here, milk chocolate Green Mountains sit unwrapped ready to be doled out as samples in the Factory Store. Gotta love those Chocolates of Vermont. Incidentally, of the four flavors, this is the only one that comes in milk chocolate. The Evergreen Mint, Honey Caramel and Maple Toffee all come in dark chocolate.

Mmmmm! Peppermint bark made with white and dark chocolate waits to go out to the retail store. Only made this time of year and only available in our company stores, it's a seasonal favorite and such a treat.

Half way through the process of making malt balls. Panned in-house by our chocolatiers, there's something so good about a freshly made malt ball. Hard to resist grabbing a handful.

OK, that's all I have for today. Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest. Don't forget to watch for the next one right after the new year.

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