Thursday, April 9, 2009

See's Chocolates

We had recently entered a contest posted on Susan's blog, Food Blogga and won a $25 gift certificate for See's Candies! Hooray! Neither of us had ever heard of See's--I assume this is because they are out of California and aren't often found in Georgia.

So, a big thank you to Susan and See's Candies--they were delicious! If you haven't had a chance to check out Food Blogga, give it a gander. Susan also does articles for National Public Radio--our favorite radio station.

Without further ado, here are the photos. We received the chocolates a couple days ago with some Netflix--perfect!

We, well, I chose the custom mix pack and it was heavily biased towards dark chocolate and nuts, my personal faves.

We couldn't give up work completely. I became quite frustrated with the tile cutter after destroying 4-5 tiles and a good hour of grumbling. Do any of you have suggestions on better ways to cut tile?

Tavo found and installed a great medicine cabinet.

He also put up some lights on our fence.

All right, enough work. Let's pull out the chocolates! Our friend JP was on hand to help taste test...

Tavo is extremely excited about chocolates.

We headed over to JP and his wife, Jessica's house to admire their new fence. Also, to eat more chocolates.

Jessica's dad came all the way from Tennessee to try these chocolates! (and help paint the house)

Jessica, contemplating the flavor balance.

Poor Sandy--no chocolates for you! I do dig your fine haircut, though ;)

Chocolates, after 2 hours

Oh, sure, I'll just have one more...

Decision is made. These chocolates are DELICIOUS!

Thank you Food Blogga and See's Candies!

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doggybloggy said...

hey, the chocolate tour didnt make it to NY....

TavoLini said...

You have to come to GEORGIA! New York is so ho-hum. Atlanta is where its at ;)

Maggie said...

Awesome looking chocolates! I've heard great things about their Toffee-ettes.

It's too bad the tile is giving you trouble. Maybe you could rent a tile saw?

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hey, how come I never get chocolates when I help paint a house?! Thanks for the endearing post. I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had See's chocolates, but I'm also allergic to chocolate. Down here, we have a local place called Lamb's everyone goes nuts for.

buffalodick said...

Best chocolate in the world- free chocolates!

tommie said...

There used to be a See's chocolate kiosk in the mall I went to as a teenager....I didn't even know they were still in business!

I think I would work for beer more than chocolate! LOL

Sharon said...

Mmmmmm, chocolate! Haha, totally love this.

Selba said...

Whoaaa... how nice to receive a box of chocolate! Too bad that Sandy isn't allow to eat chocolate :)

Cynthia said...

I need to get a medicine cabinet.

Jenn said...

See's candies always make for a good time.

I've got have a box of the bordeaux with butter cream filling.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats on your great win!

Darius T. Williams said...

chocolates!!!! YES!

TavoLini said...

Maggie--we ended up just getting though it with the tile cutter. What a pain!

Susan--thanks for the great chocolates!

Blonde--allergic to chocolate?!! That's why you like pies so much :)

Buffalo--and how!

Tommie--I'd probably work for the beer, too ;)


Selby--yes, we had to give him some condolence treats :)

Cynthia--they are definitely nice to have!

Jenn--they are so good! I'm embarrassed by the speed and quantity in which I ate them ;)


Darius--I'll trade you some for your cooking!!

Chef E said...

Looks like you did some good damage to that box...I could finish the rest for you right now. Glad to see the house is coming along! You guys are great for all you have been through and do!