Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Days of Wine and Chocolates from 2 Chicks with Chocolate

By: Anne M. Raso

We recently caught up with the ladies of 2 Chicks With Chocolate at a charity benefit held at the Chill Spa in Gramercy Park and we couldn’t help but go back for thirds, fourths and fifths on their Cabernet Caramels. We admit that we also noshed on their plain white chocolate discs (the creamiest around), but these caramels peaked our curiosity and taste buds. We seem to be seeing everything from wine ice cream to even “wine blossom” candles (I got one as a birthday gift last month), so it makes sense that chocolates were the next item to be hit with a touch o’ the grape!

According to their official website , there is a special item that has been selling out for the holidays, and that is (no surprise) their wine-shaped box of chocolates called The Wine Collection. The two goodies in the box are described on the website as such:

The Spicy Merlot Bon Bon starts with a delicate 38% milk chocolate shell that is filled with a smooth, velvety milk chocolate ganache infused with merlot, cinnamon, orange, with a touch of black peppercorn on the finish.

The Cabernet Caramel is enveloped in a 58% dark chocolate shell. Inside you’ll taste a touch of wine and smooth caramel, with an interesting hint of salt on the finish.


So I apparently am not the only one diggin’ on the Cabernet Caramels and not just because of the hint of vino—the caramel is so soft and gooey it is almost like the caramel sauce traditionally used on ice cream (but less sweet). The Wine Collection makes a gorgeous and classy gift for under $40—it comes in a limited edition wine bottle bag that can be reused for storage.

****Giveaway****
Congrats Blue Violet!

In the spirit of the holidays, the 2 Chicks Team has decided to giveaway a box of their Signature Collection (pictured below) to one lucky reader.
There are FOUR ways to enter:
1. In my comments section, tell me about when you like to eat chocolate (i.e. special occasions, after a hard day at work, all the time!)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Follow 2 Chicks with Chocolate on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
4. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Dec 23, 2009 at 5pm EST. Winner will be announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards.

*For those of you who cannot wait and are just dying to try these sweet treats out or ecstatic to give them as a ready-wrapped-up-in-a-bag gift: 2 Chicks are offering a 20% discount to financefoodie.com followers. Just use the code FFOODIE at checkout!

**And, in the spirit of giving, Elyssia Wassung, one of the 2 Chicks, tells us the following: “This holiday season we are proud to present ‘Gifting with Purpose.’ All corporations/clients that spend over $2500, 2 Chicks with Chocolate will donate 10% to that client or corporations charity of choice.”

185 comments:

suburban prep said...

when isn't it a good time to eat CHOCOLATE.
Hubby and I figure that chocolate is something that must be eaten at some point everyday.
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Stephanie said...

Ah - all the time. Serious chocoholics in this house - hubby and kids included
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great giveaway i love to eat chocolate when i am watching tv after a hard day at the office. Marian

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

all the time- if i want it i will eat it

elizabeth p said...

I love to have chocolate when I have met a specific goal! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Chocolate is always applied in stressful situations! Applying with wine is always helpful as well.

JANNET81888 said...

I like to eat chocolate when I read a book.

melissad.williams said...

I like to eat chocolate when I have PMS and need something comforting!

Tracey said...

Is there a BAD time to eat chocolate? I like eating anytime but especially while I'm reading.
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Wehaf said...

I don't eat chocolate, but my boyfriend has some almost every evening!

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Carrie said...

I'm not a big chocolate person but something about the holidays (Thanksgiving thru New Years) brings out the chocolate craving in me :)

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cdziuba said...

I love to eat chocolate immediately after a meal. I just have to have that sweet after I eat.

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cdziuba said...

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mogrill said...

I like to eat it right before bed. Thanks for the chance.
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Diana H said...

I love quality chocolate - and unlike my husband and daughter, I savor it and stretch it out to make it last. I think I must be a chocolate snob now, but the good stuff is soooo worth it. I like to eat a piece or two in the evening.

cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

Anytime or place I can get My hands on chocolate-I eat it.

Jess said...

i like to hide bags of hersheys baking kisses in different cabinets and in the freezer and act "surprised" when i find them and "treat" myself!

kelley said...

I love to eat chocolate ALL THE TIME!! I atleast have some form or fashion everyday. I have to walk everyday to keep up my chocolate habit!
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kelley said...

I followed financefoodie1 on twitter.
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kelley said...

I am following 2Chixwchocolate on twitter.
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With Child said...

I'm in my third trimester of pregnancy. ANY Time Is A Good Time! :)

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llinda29 said...

I like chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner

jillyrh said...

Anytime is a good time for chocolate!

clc408 said...

I like to eat chocolate as an afternoon pick-me-up, but I would never refuse it! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

There is no special occasion for me. I love to eat it all the time.
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Anonymous said...

I am following finance foodie on twitter (laurika10), dadulka11@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I LOVE to eat chocolate all the time :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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ikkinlala said...

I like to eat chocolate just about anytime, but I like it even more when it's a cold day and I'm curled up on the couch with a mug of tea.

Cindy said...

I find myself eating chocolate most often around that time of the month. LOL. I love chocolate all the time, but it really appeals to me then.

Cindy said...

Twitter follower @getalonghome.

Cindy said...

Following 2Chixx on twitter @getalonghome.

Cindy said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/status/6830502567

Sarah said...

Every day works for me.

Shelley said...

I like to eat chocolate any time of the day. I guess especially after dinner or late at night.

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lissaxolove said...

I love to eat chocolate all the time....:)
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lissaxolove said...

I follow 2 chicks w/ chocolate on twitter

my username lissaxolove
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lissaxolove said...

I follow finance foodie on twitter
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Shelley said...

Became a fan of financefoodie1

My name Winner4life27

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Shelley said...

Become fan of 2Chixwchocolate

My Name Winner4life27

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like to eat fine chocolate while sipping a great red wine, while soaking in a fragrant bubble-bath! Thanks!

Mary said...

At the end of a long day at daycare, I find myself craving a piece of chocolate. It's a snack that is just for me.

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iluv2blog said...

I like chocolate ANYTIME, but especially with a glass of milk.

Amber said...

I love eating chocolate day in and day out!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Aleksandra said...

I like a little chocolate after a spicy meal for some reason.

mindy said...

at the end of a rough day thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Benita said...

I like to eat chocolate all the time. But it's a private act. I eat chocolate when I'm alone and depressed, or alone and giving myself a treat. It soothes and comforts.

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Laura said...

I can eat chocolate anytime but I especially like to have some when I'm feeling down.

Thank you,
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Anonymous said...

I'd eat chocolate everyday if I could..I usually eat it on Christmas,Valentines Day and Easter..

Genny said...

When I'm PMSing

Genny said...

Following finance foodie on twitter (genny315)

Genny said...

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Genny said...

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mverno said...

oh holidays mverno@roadrunner.com

spike said...

ANY time is chocolate time in my house!

Kiara said...

I like to eat chocolate when I am watching TV.
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AEKZ2 said...

I like to eat chocolate during lunch time.

Anonymous said...

I love to eat chocolate anytime I get the craving...Well I'm honest!!

Melissa said...

I think anytime is a good time for chocolate! It's a daily indulgence for me (in small doses).

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Melissa said...

I like to eat chocolate when I'm stressed!

melissamcnicol@yahoo.com

annalene said...

I like to eat chocolate when I need a subtle pick me up. The sugar helps give me a little bit of energy- its great while studying!

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

-annalene
email address is visible in profile

annalene said...

following finance foodie on twitter (name:woozlewozzle)

annalene said...

following 2Chixwchocolate on twitter (name: woozlewozzle)

Anonymous said...

WHEN do I like to eat chocolate? is there EVER a time I DON'T want to eat it? Chocolate is especially good when you are feeling low. It perks you up right away. I'M READY!!

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com

gsm57 said...

I love Chocolate anytime anyplace - it always makes me feel better.
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GANDORF57 said...

I like to eat chocolate just about anytime!

Missybeez said...

I love to eat chocolate everyday!
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jsc123 said...

Chocolate for me is great anytime. But my favorite time to eat chocolate is for dessert after dinner.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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jsc123 said...

I am following Two Chicks With Chocolate via Twitter as jlsc123.

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Anonymous said...

I like to eat chocolate when I have a stress filled day which is just about all the time. Please enter me.

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mar said...

I like to eat chocolate right before I run on the treadmill!

Jet said...

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terri142 said...

I like to eat chocolate everyday, but I limit myself to on small piece most days.

terri142 said...

I follow financefoodie1 on twitter.(terri142)

terri142 said...

I follow 2Chixwchocolate on twitter.(terri142)

terri142 said...

tweet

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valleyohgirl said...

I love to eat chocolate anytime but I do like to have my sweet snack at nite after dinner.

Melodic Mom said...

I love chocolate and I like to eat it almost every day, several times a day. My favorite time is when I'm stressed and I just need a moment to say "ahhhh," and I sneak a piece and enjoy.

Melodic Mom said...

I follow you on twitter as MelodicMom

Melodic Mom said...

I follow 2ChicksWithChocolate on twitter as MelodicMom

Melodic Mom said...

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Aisling said...

I love chocolate anytime, but I've never had any chocolate so gourmet as this. Would love to try some.

The Queen Of Free said...

I love to eat chocolate after dinner!

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The Queen Of Free said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter - JCausby

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The Queen Of Free said...

I follow 2 Chicks with Chocolate on twitter - JCausby

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The Queen Of Free said...

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robin_titan said...

Is that a trick question? Of course all the time!

robin_titan said...

Already follow you on Twitter. My username is the same.

robin_titan said...

New follower of 2 Chicks with Chocolate :)

TextbookMommy said...

I like to enjoy chocolate when I need a little pick me up!

Sweeter the berry said...

I like to eat chocolate all the time, anytime, and on any occasion.

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heaventrees said...

You hit it right when you said "all the time".

It may be five o'clock somewhere but it's always time for chocolate!

erma said...

I eat chocolate all the time. I'm a chocoholic.
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diesel51 said...

Chocolate time is 24/7. Chocolate make the spirits soar and tastes so good.

diesel51 said...

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Becky said...

IS there a time not to like chocolate???

mail4rosey said...

I like to eat it on occasion, and I sure enjoy it when I do.

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karen said...

I always love to eat chocolate. Especially now that they say it is good for you.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love to eat chocolate, I eat it anytime I have a craving for it, thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I wish I could eat it everyday, but since I'm watching my girlish figure I try to eat every now and again for a treat!
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Mary A said...

I could probably eat chocolate at any time although I especially like to savor it while relaxing and having a bit of private time with a book and a cup of tea. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Daniel M said...

anytime is a good time but try to limit it to once a week - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

csue said...

I like to eat it any time, especially dark chocolate, and I like it with cheese, raisins, nuts, grapes, & apples & caramel.

Meet the Browns said...

Usually at the end of the day is when I crave chocolate :)

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

Kidazy said...

I love to eat chocolate all the time but lately I've been trying to eat dark chocolate and chocolate with healthy properties to it. Dark chocolate particularly helps with my migraines!

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Kidazy said...

I follow you on twitter! (kidazy)

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Kidazy said...

I follow 2 Chicks with Chocolate on twitter! (kidazy)

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Kidazy said...

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Rebecca L said...

I love to eat chocolate all the time but especially so when I am stressed out or need a life me up on an extremely bad day. I am a chocoholic! :)

Rebecca L said...

I follow finance foodie on twiiter (@beckysweeps13)

Rebecca L said...

I follow 2Chixwchocolate on twitter (@beckysweeps13)

Rebecca L said...

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pinkveganmiso said...

i eat chocolate when i'm having a hard day

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GabbyLowe said...

Normally I like chocolate after dinner but since I've been pregnant I want it 24/7

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alexandrea said...

Oh num. I still prefer to have a glass of wine with my chocolate, but I sure wouldn't mind trying the two in one package!
I like to eat chocolate all the time but I admit when I have PMS I use it as a justification to NEED chocolate!

Lisa said...

I eat chocolate all the time. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I follow 2Chixwchocolate on twitter.

Lisa said...

I follow financefoodie1 on twitter.

Lisa said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/shoesandsocks/status/6954629975

Cynthya said...

I like to eat chocolate when guests are here so that we can share the experience. Did you ever do a chocolate tasting? Those are really fun.

Arla said...

I like to eat chocoate when I'm watching tv or right after a meal but really it's fabulous all the time for sure!
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Arla said...

I'm Following Finance Foodie on Twitter, (id- litehouse27)

Arla said...

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Arla said...

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singermagic1 said...

Any time is a good time for chocolate. I actually crave chocolate after I have had a bad allergy attack or when I have a migraine. I will eat junk chocolate but I really love a good smooth rich blend

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kakihara said...

It's always a good time for chocolate-I eat it when I'm happy, when I'm stressed or blue---I think I have probably had chocolate every day of my adult life--it's kind of a "religion" with me--thanks for the chance to win!
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kakihara said...

following on twitter as darcybel

kakihara said...

following 2Chixwchocolate as darcybel

liliesrnice said...

All the time, as much as possible!!

JoAnn said...

I must admit I love to eat chocolate anytime !! I am such a chocoaholic.

amy said...

im pregnant and craving chocolate alot.thanks
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ladyvon5845 said...

There is no right or wrong time for chocolate. Chocolate is a must have whenever the mood hits you.

Terri said...

I can eat chocolate all day long

george ferris said...

I like to eat chocolate any time.
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giggling kids said...

ALL THE TIME!
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Jeanine said...

I love to eat chocolate on the down low when my kids aren't looking so i don't have to share ;)

blueviolet said...

I'll eat chocolate at any time but I especially love it as a dessert after dinner.
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blueviolet said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter (blueviolet)

blueviolet said...

I follow 2 Chicks with Chocolate on twitter (blueviolet)

Heather said...

I eat it morning, noon and night, but mostly when my aunt's visiting.

Heather said...

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Heather said...

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kathy pease said...

i love toeat chocolate all the time :)

kathy pease said...

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Heidi said...

i love to eat chocolate pretty much always! and especially now since i am pregnant!
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susan1215 said...

I like chocolate whenever I get the cravings for it, usually a couple times a week.

Elizabeth said...

When I've been really good eating healthy food, I like to reward myself with chocolate every now and then.

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dvice said...

I like to eat a little chocolate as my daily dessert

pat jasmin said...

a balanced diet is chocolate in each hand

Maja said...

when watching tv

carolpie said...

My hubby and I have real problems with chocolate-we are chocoholics and MUST have it every day!
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carolpie said...

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carolpie said...

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carolpie said...

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lilyk said...

I like to eat chocolate all the time. =0)

kngmckellar said...

I like to eat chocolate in the day time! Okay, night time also!

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kngmckellar said...

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Atreau said...

I love to eat chocolate as a special sweet treat at the end of my meal.

js22 said...

I like to eat chocolate when I am tired. It just tastes so good then.

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Anonymous said...

I love to eat chocolates on the weekend when I am home relaxing with a good book.

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07violet said...

all the time, I love chocolate

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Gianna said...

I like to eat it when I have a craving for it and during special occasions :)

purango said...

I like to eat chocolate anytime, anyhow and amywhere. garrettsambo@aol.com

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