Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sweet September





The winner of my very first giveaway, a Coffee Indulgence, is.....

Just_Megs!


Congrats! Send your address to me at kendra143j (@) yahoo (.) com.
Thank you so much to all of you who entered the first giveaway! You made my day! =)
Now on to the next giveaway!




Can you tell that I like chocolate, baking, desserts in general? Well, I do. Love them in fact. The best part is that I only need a bite or two to be satisfied. This helps keep me from packing on the pounds from my calorific love.
One of the greatest things about living here in Europe is the chocolate. Belgians and Germans are in fact, known for their chocolates. I've been lucky enough to sample sweets from several countries already and I want to pass that sweetness along to you. The prize includes chocolates from Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands!

J and I absolutely LOVE Milka. It's very popular here in Germany and we were first told about it by our German movers. We have a piece (or two or three...!) almost every night after dinner. The one with hazelnuts is out favorite.

Gummy Bears are hugely popular here, so much so, that they even have stores that sell nothing but gummy bears and gummy candy! At our hotel in Stuttgart, instead of getting a chocolate or a mint on your pillow, you got a travel size bag of gummy bears!

Toblerone has been a long time favorite of ours and now it is so easy and less expensive to get.

Kinder brand treats are another very popular treat here in Germany. Everyone loves them and they are super cute.

A distinct difference between German sweets, and even some European sweets in general, is that while they are sweet, they aren't sweet like what we as Americans are used to. It's less sugary sweet and more naturally sweet, but still as satisfying and great tasting. I actually like it more than the artifical, calorie and fat heavy American sweets. And I love to eat it cold. Freezing cold! We stash all of our chocolates in the freezer. Does anyone else do this?

Entering is super easy this time....Just be a follwer of my blog and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite sweet treat is. That's it, easy-peasy! Everything pictured here is included. The giveaway will end on Sunday, September 19th at midnight. I'm heading out to another wine fest this weekend (our third in as many weeks!) and I'm hoping I find some more treats to add to this, so if you win, there may be more sweet surprises in store!





9 comments:

ALW said...

Mmm! It all looks sooo yummy! My favorite is Nutella...love that stuff! Any milk chocolate with hazelnut or toffee in it is my also fav!

annoyed army wife said...

Gummy Bears are my favorite - actually Swedish Fish. When I'm sick I always ask OccDoc to go get me some gummy bears to make me feel better.

Angela Noelle said...

Oh man, this is amazing! Picking a favorite sweet treat is so difficult... for American sweets, I'd have to go with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but I think even more than that I love Cadbury Flakes and Twists. I also love those Ritter Sport candy bars! See, so hard to choose!!

Maranda said...

Oh man!!! I only recently discovered the deliciousness of Toblerone! I'm very sad I didn't win the coffee giveaway. But congrats to Just_Megs!

ACUs and ABCs said...

My favorite sweet treat is anything gummy...and I love german gummy bears :) My hubby loves them even more than me! When we were in Germany last November, he bought every single type of Haribo gummy candy at the grocery store. We probably had 15 different bags of candy!

Ellie said...

My favorite sweet treat is Bill's Blueberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream. I have no idea who Bill is, but the recipe (which is soooo easy, by the way) can be found here:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Bills-Blueberry-Cobbler-15274
It goes well with some dessert wines, too!
lemonandrose [at] gmail [d0t] com

itsadogtagwifelife said...

I LOVE Cadbury. Every time I go to Europe, I make sure to stop in the Duty Free shop and get a big bag of them as well as a giant Toblerone. Although I must agree, when I was in Austria a couple of years ago, I couldn't get enough Milka.

Sara @ Life With the Two said...

Just a random comment...

The Haribo Säft Goldbaren are 100x better than the regular ones. Different flavors, and actually a bit different in texture too. I will cry when I can no longer run to the store for them.

Megan Dub-Yuh said...

Favorite sweet treat has got to be anything with coconut. I have been on a huge coconut kick. In the school cafeteria they occasionally have these Korean coconut cookies that are way better than macaroons.