Win this Basket of Ganong Chocolates Worth $110!

At the risk of making you feel really sorry for me, last week I got invited to an event called “Chocolate and Cocktails.” The venue was a tiny place in Yaletown called George (I must go back for dinner, it was very charming), and our hosts were the Ganong family.

I grew up back east, so I was already pretty familiar with Ganong Chocolates. They are a family-owned business, 140 years old, hailing from St. Stephen, New Brunswick, just down the road from where I went to school. What’s cool about them is that the current owners, whom I met that night, are the fifth generation. Fifth generation! It blows my mind.

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I had a very charming evening, and enjoyed drinking wine and sampling various chocolates and meeting some very cool new people (do you feel sorry for me, yet?). But then, to top the night off, I won the door prize, which was this ginormous basket of chocolates.

But in the spirit of the season, I’m going to give it away to one of you.

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Here’s what’s in the basket:

  • Ganong Delecto Dark Chocolate Marachino Cherries 300g box
  • Ganong Delecto Assorted Dark Chocolates 285g box
  • Ganong Delecto Assorted Milk Chocolates 285g box
  • Ganong Delecto Seasonal Truffle Assortment 285g box (these are my fave!)
  • Ganong Fruitfull 225g box (x2)
  • Ganong Delecto Nut and Caramel Assortment 255g box
  • Ganong Delecto Dark Chocolate Peppermint Creams 307g box
  • Ganong Delecto Peanut Clusters 180g bag (x3)
  • Ganong Chicken Bones 180g bag (x3)
  • Ganong Pal-o-Mine Fudge and Peanut bar 55g (x3)

In order to win, tell me your favourite Christmas treat (chocolate or otherwise!) in the comments section below. You MUST live within the lower mainland, because we need to physically connect for me to give you the prize. I will randomly draw from all the entries in one week (December 23).

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Good luck! And Happy Holidays!

 

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34 comments

  1. Rebecca W. says:

    Terry’s Chocolate Oranges! Yum…

    And I had no idea Ganong was a Canadian company. Very cool!

  2. Cecilia says:

    Any chocolate bar from Theo Chocolates! :)

  3. DaveoMC says:

    I luv my moms, rum balls and almond fingers. Whenever I smell them, I remember the stressful, yet fun christmas at my parents house.
    Daveo
    Happy Holidays

  4. Rex Go says:

    Favorite X-Mas treat: double dipped rum balls in Jamacian Rum, yummy & addictive.

    Funny, never heard of Ganong Chocolates before.

    Rebecca, may you & your son have a Merry X-Mas & a Happy New Year, Rex.

  5. Jessie vR says:

    I LOVE this time of year for mulled apple cider and gingerbread chocolate port cake. Love it. Would totally make out with the cake if I could.

  6. Shelley says:

    It’s a wrench to pick a favourite… but both I made this weekend: almond/cranberry/mango bark and of COURSE butter tarts :)

  7. Diana says:

    Tall triple half sweet non-fat peppermint mocha with whip and extra extra chocolate curls from Starbucks.

    Or anything pepperminty tastes like the holidays to me :]

  8. Kyla says:

    I love FRUITCAKE for the holidays. It must have a good chunk of marzipan on it!!

  9. Maryanne says:

    My faves are my Granny’s shortbread cookies. She probably uses about a pound of butter, but hey, its once a year. ;)

  10. Arjun Rudra says:

    Gingerbread cookies.

  11. Winnie says:

    My favourite holiday treat is stollen from Thomas Haas. It practically melts in the mouth!

  12. Laurel Bailey says:

    That’s a tough one! For the sheer enjoyment of making with my boys: gingerbread houses from scratch and stained glass cookies; for eating, these: http://www.marthastewart.com/339353/chewy-chocolate-gingerbread-cookies. Merry Christmas, Rebecca!

  13. Hannah says:

    Anything mint and chocolate… YUM!

  14. Elmira says:

    my mum coconut cookies!

  15. I think those mints have my name on them…

  16. Hillary says:

    My mama’s chocolate peanut butter balls are my absolute FAVOURITE Christmas treat :)

  17. Brandee says:

    I LOVE anything orange chocolate, and these peanut butter, butterscotch and mini marshmallow bars that my Grama used to make.

  18. Erin says:

    I recently discovered Whistler Brewing’s Chocolate Orange Dunkel. A boozy Terry’s Chocolate orange…holy amazing. And Brandee, my grandmother ALSO made those bars and I too totally love them…

  19. Chocolate covered almonds… deliciosos!
    After I win these Ganong Chocolates will be my fav ;)

  20. Areta says:

    I simply love gingerbread cookies! I tweeted!

  21. Alise says:

    I love Ganong! Reminds me of when I was a kid, living in the bush up north. We used to drive 20 min to the general store and were allowed to buy one item as a special treat. I always chose Ganong mints as mine!

    As for my favourite Christmas treat, I think it would have to be home made almond roca! So yummy and so Christmasy!

  22. maria says:

    I love shortbread cookies!

  23. Chocolate & mint is my kryptonite :) I think that basket has my name written all over it!

  24. Tracey says:

    Another reason why we get along so well…Both New Brunswick girls. My fave is anything dark chocolate…

  25. Stacey White says:

    Mint melties melt my heart and for baked treats it’s got to be shortbread cookies (in any form), you just can’t improve on butter and sugar.

  26. Lana says:

    I love my Mom’s nanaimo’s bars, especially when she made them a month before Christmas and hid them in the deep freeze – the perfect after school snack!

  27. Emilia says:

    Rum balls are my favourite at Christmas

  28. Jenn says:

    That sounds like a pretty sweet event to have been at. :) That basket looks amazing.

    I am a chocoholic through and through. My fave Christmas treat is a peppermint bark I make with dark chocolate, white chocolate and candy canes. So good that I haven’t made it yet this year. I want to have some left for Christmas and I don’t trust myself to have any left by then.

  29. KittyPride says:

    Butter tarts with real whipping cream on top

  30. Definitely homemade shortbread cookies. I make them as a holiday tradition every year.

  31. Cindy smith says:

    Gingerbread!

  32. Sabinah Rafiq says:

    Peppermint hot chocolate topped with marshmallows!

  33. Viv says:

    Chocolate espresso biscuits. I’ve been making them for years from a Martha Stewart recipe…. Basically shortbread with cocoa powder and finely ground espresso beans replacing part of the flour.

  34. karen says:

    Hot cocoa drink and Ganong chocolate with marshmallow bar. Yummy!

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