Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cornerstone Chocolates and Confections Giveaway / Review $45 Value! Great Mother's Day Gift

Am I the only foodie out there, that seems to have a bionic ear for any conversation that revolves around food?

I must confess I over heard some parents at my children's school talking about an amazing vacation they took to Vail, Colorado.  First of all, I heard Colorado and I was so jealous.  We had the opportunity to vacation last fall in Estes Park, Co it is was an amazing and beautiful trip.  We met so many wonderful people with so many different talents. 

I just knew this conversation of Vail, Co would some how involve food before it was done.  So I hung nice and close and kept listening....There it was the food tip I was lusting for...


I rushed home and had to google this name that sounds like heaven.  Oh, be still my beating heart it was even better than I expected!!

Cornerstone Chocolates and Confections is Colorado's newest premier maker of chocolates, candies, and other products.  And the best part is if you can't make it to Vail, Colorado they will carefully ship their chocolates to your doorstep.  I am so excited to say my chocolate prayers were answered the day I received one of these carefully packaged boxes of Cornerstone Chocolates and Confections (And One Lucky Person is also going to have their chocolate dreams answered by winning a 15 piece Chef's Choice Custom Collection - $45 Value including shipping - ONLY to the 48 US States....HI and AK not eligible). I could feel and see the love with a dash of pride and a heaping tablespoon of care that went into preparing these gourmet artisan confections and making sure they arrived in perfect condition (thanks to ice packs, air filled tubes and a cooler like box and lid).

There was no doubt in my mind a perfect Mother's Day gift was waiting to be unveiled and savored in the cover of darkness away from my boys and my darling husband.  Did I say cover of darkness.  Well, my wish came true earlier tonight.  Thank heavens I had my photos taken already of these delicate works of art (trust me, they really are...keep reading and looking around to see what I mean) before our power went out for an hour. 

One thing I learned...with the lights out my other senses were heightened with brought Cornerstone Chocolates rich aromas, textures and flavors to a whole other level.

Which experience shall I try to capture into words so you all can experience my delight and decadent food journey....

How about the custom 15 piece collection from Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections?  Let the magic begin!

Lavender (Square shaped with a small piece of beautiful lavender on top)
Oh, so smooth and slightly floral, but not over powering.  It melted like butter into my warm mouth.  I enjoyed the dark chocolate that was balanced to shine though, but not mask the delicate lavender.

White Chocolate Almond (White and brown square)
Perfectly smooth and sweet with a natural nuttiness and a hint of salt.  Any white chocolate lover would sell their soul to get another bite.

Be still my beating heart.... Raspberry (swirled red, white and brown heart)
I enjoyed the very thin and crisp shell that covered a smooth chocolaty delight married with fresh raspberry flavor without the seeds.  Excellent with a hot cup of coffee.

Irish Cream (circular ball)
Another smooth experience in robed with dark chocolate.  The center was firm, but melted in my mouth.  The hint of Irish Cream was able to shine, but not cover up the beautiful dark chocolate.

Green Tea (tear shaped)
When I cut this work of art open my eyes were greeted with a fabulous light green, creamy center.  This chocolate was light and refreshing with hint of green tea.  A perfect way to end a meal.

The 8 piece Truffle Collection from Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections continued to be a flavorful food adventure that actually found my palette experiencing new flavor combinations.

Chai
Just as the name states.  The smooth flavor profile was like a gourmet balanced cup of Chai tea.

Hazelnut Crunch
I have never enjoyed a truffle like this before.  The center was so smooth and almost liquefied, hiding a beautiful hazelnut.  The center was full of fresh hazelnut flavor which is slightly bitter, creating a perfect contrast with the crunchy chocolate shell.  What a excellent mouth feel experience.

Caramel Mocha
How did Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections make this truffle work?  The center was smooth and soft, but contained a liquefy caramel sauce.  A coffee lovers dream.  I enjoyed the nice coffee accent.

Anise
Very complex is the only way I can think to describe this flavor combination.  I could taste the black licorice tones which then were heightened by the milk chocolate covering.

It is not too late to place an order for your Mom this Mother's Day.  Make her day special with a little help from Cornerstone Chocolates.  Indulgent and Pampering!!

Enter below for you chance to win a 15 piece Chef's Choice Custom Collection - $45 Value including shipping - ONLY to the 48 US States....HI and AK not eligible.

Don't forget to Like Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections on Facebook today. 

Disclaimer: Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections provided me with free
samples of their products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free products.





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132 comments:

  1. White Chocolate Basil and Pumpkin spice sound yummy too and I'd like to try both! *drooling*

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  2. I'd like to try the Jasmine Tea flavor and the Orange Gianduja.

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  3. The chocolate covered almonda....Yummy!! Meg Tucker F/B

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  4. I would like to try Caramel Mocha

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  5. Would love to try the Orange Gianduja!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  6. I would like to try the eggnog flavored one

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  7. I would like to try lavender.

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  8. I'd like to try their Ebony/Ivory collection

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  9. I would like to try Cornerstone Chocolate's Espresso flavored chocolate.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. The Earl Gray tea flavored.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  11. The pumpkin spice!
    ayeembored at hotmail dot com

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  12. caramel creamy!

    hollyngunter@gmail.com

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  13. Well, besides just saying all of them, I would love to try the Orange Gianduja.
    Thank you for the chance to win such a yummy prize!
    candicesweeps@yahoo dot com

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  14. I would love to try the signature lavender and white chocolate basil.

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  15. can i just transfer their whole list of flavors over to my post? omg... they sound delicious! Strawberry white chocolate rochers, and caramel mocha would top my list!!

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  16. The Orange Gianduja..or the Earl Grey... but all of them sound yummy!
    gigicoan(at)yahoo(dot)come
    thx for the chance to win!

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  17. I would like to try eggnogg because i have never seen an eggnogg filled candy before

    blackbearpie@aol.com

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  18. I'd like to try the While Chocolate Basil.

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  19. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I THINK THE EGGNOG

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  20. id really like to try peppermint

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  21. I'd LOVE to try the chocolate covered almonds :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  22. I'd love to try the earl grey tea.
    Thanks!

    elleon64@gmail.com

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  23. Michelle MacalusoApril 24, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice.

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  24. Oooh, I'd love to try Jasmine Tea.

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  25. I would like to try the eggnog flavor

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  26. Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

    beh2351@frontier.com

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  27. White Chocolate Basil

    hard site to navagate..wow!

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  28. I would love to try the pumpkin spice, also the peanut brittle looks good.

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  29. I would love to try the egg nog flavor, never had a chocolate that flavor before.

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  30. Lavender?? Seriously? I'd HAVE to give that one a try!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. orange love orange and chocolate even orange chocolate coof

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  32. The Orange Gianduja sounds interesting. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  33. They all sound so yummy, but I really want to try the Caramel Mocha.

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  34. I'd like to try Eggnog flavor. Drool.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  35. I'd like to try the Jasmine Tea flavor and the Orange Gianduja
    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  36. Coconut or egg nog sounds great !!!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  37. I would like to try the pumpkin spice.
    mintstatesportswear(at0juno(dot)com

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  38. Irish cream, those look aMaziNG!!

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  39. white chocolate basil sounds amazing!

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  40. I'd like to try Caramel Creamy!

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  41. I would love to try the Lavender, I have heard its a very delicate delicious flavor.
    Rebecca Parsons

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  42. I would like to try the espresso. Sounds so good.

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  43. I would like to try the eggnog flavored chocolate! Sounds so yummy!

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  44. I'd like to try the Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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  45. Cinnamon Pistachio just sounds so unusual and intriguing so I would definitely like to try it! :)

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  46. I would like to try the Peppermint.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  47. I would like to try Cornerstone Chocolate's Espresso flavored chocolate.I love chocolate and Espresso is delightful:)

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  48. I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice!

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  49. You tried them all!! LOL Peppermint!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  50. white chocolate basil

    chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. I think the Ebony and Ivory would be good.

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  52. I'd love to try the Orange Gianduja!

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  53. I'd like to try the Orange Gianduja.

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  54. They all sound amazing!!! I would like them all (including the gingerbread!) YUM!

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  55. the Orange Gianduja sounds intriguing to me
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  56. I would love to try peppermint! Kelly F.

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  57. Chai might be interesting!
    magloro@gmail.com

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  58. i would love gingerbread!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  59. Ohh, chai! Laura S

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  60. Oh I think Peppermint for sure! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  61. The creme fraiche sounds amazing!

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  62. Too Many Flavors To Choose From! Orange G, Lavendar.

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  63. i'd like to try the earl grey tea

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  64. I would also like to try the Jasmine Tea.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  65. I want to try the White Chocolate Basil.
    rilekat@gmail.com

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  66. I would love to try the Gingerbread or Pumpkin spice.

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  67. Mallory bordelonMay 8, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Pugh lavender!

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  68. The Ebony Ivory (Espresso | White Chocolate) looks delightful.

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  69. I'd try white chocolate almond.

    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  70. i am not picky i love all chocolate! i like peanut butter and chocolate!

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  71. pumpkin spice
    Lisa Janson
    lsharon112509@gmail.com

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  72. I would like to try the Earl Grey Tea.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  73. Chai sounds good. I wonder if it tastes like chai

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  74. i want to try the epresso flavor


    yanktheese@yahoo.com

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  75. I would like to try the coconut flavor.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. The Pecan Toffee sounds really good

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  77. Orange Gianduja

    The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot C __' and is connected to this email:

    annazed10 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  78. Pumpkin spice and raspberry sound really good

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  79. I'd love to try pecan toffee..

    gohanxavier@yahoo.com

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  80. The Earl Grey Tea sounds delicious!

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  81. Brooke M AdametzMay 15, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    I'd like to try caramel creamy!

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  82. Caramel creamy sounds delicious :)

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  83. The Orange Gianduja sounds rockin!

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  84. I would love to try the pumpkin spice
    mstoolman173@aol.com

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  85. The Earl Grey Tea sounds intriguing (so does the green tea that you featured!)suilecpep@hotmail.com

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  86. I would love to try their Chocolate Almond Rochers and really almost anything they make! I love fine chocolate and trying exotic varieties.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I'd love to try the caramel creamy!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

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  88. I would love to try the caramel creamery!

    -Rachael Henzman

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  89. I would like to try cinnamon pistachio.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  90. Id love to try the Caramel Mocha!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  91. I would love to try their signature lavender and white chocolate basil.

    Thank you for the entry,

    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  92. I would love to try the Espresso.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I would like to try pumpkin spice.
    rache81(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  94. I would like to try the lavender

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  95. I think Cinnamon Pistachio sounds amazing!!!

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  96. white Chocolate Basil.
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. I would like to try the Jasmine Tea flavor.
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  98. I would love to try white chocolate basil. Thanks for the giveaway.

    President(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. I would love to try the chocolate green tea combination. It sounds very interesting.

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  100. I WOULD LOVE TO TRY CARMEL CREAMY OR WHITE CHOCOLATE BASIL.

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  101. I would like to try Cinnamon Pistachio

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  102. The Cinnamon Pistachio sounds great too. ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  103. i wanan try the chai!

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
    Melanie Montgomery

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  104. Mmm, chocolate! I would love to try the Orange Gianduja! Even the name sounds cool!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  105. Irish Cream and Hazelnut Crunch.

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  106. I would love to try Cinnamon Pistachio! Thanks for the giveaway!

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com
    Claire McKeon

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  107. I would like to try Caramel Mocha.
    austma7@aol.com

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  108. I would love chocolate covered almonds.

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com

    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  109. Those all look delicious. I would love to try the chocolate covered almonds. Thanks for the contest!

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  110. I want to try the cinnamon pistachio!
    Thanks!

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  111. I like caramel. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

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  112. I would like to try the raspberry
    wallindeb@yahoo.com

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  113. I would love to try Jasmine Tea

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  114. I'd love to try the Pumpkin Spice.
    michelle tucker

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