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Sarris Candy Giveaway

by on December 14, 2010 · 176 comments

Congratulations to Jenny Lee who won my last giveaway. And good news! Here’s another chance to win some fine quality chocolate. This time, from Pennsylvania’s family-run chocolate company Sarris Candies.

As the story goes, Frank Sarris was in love with Athena and gave her some chocolate. She was so happy that Frank wanted to keep her that way and decided he could make chocolate that was even better. From that point on, he began making chocolate in the basement for family and friends. Word spread and he found a local market. Pretty soon, Frank and Athena were married and Sarris Candies was born.  By 1963, they outgrew the basement, the business kept growing, and family members pitched in to build a business that is now a Canonsburg, PA landmark. The Sarris Chocolate Factory and Ice Cream Parlour fill the area the size of a football field with chocolate, penny candy, ice cream and plush toys.

Their on-line presence is growing as well, with a fun-to-browse mail-order site and Sarris Candy Recipe page with recipes from Candace Sarris, who loves to bake.

After reading Yelp reviews and doing a little research on Sarris, I’m kind of sad I didn’t pick any up while I was in PA. However, I did get a chance to host this giveaway and am happy to say Sarris is offering a lucky reader

— a 1 pound deluxe assortment AND
— 8 oz of milk chocolate pretzels

For a chance at the giveaway, visit the Sarris Candies web page, then come back and tell me one thing you would like to receive as a gift (no need to add a link to it).

Me, I would like my own personal chocolate fountain. I had no idea you could buy small ones and I think that would really impress people who came over for dinner.

The deadline for this giveaway is this Friday (Dec. 17th) at midnight.

Sarris Candy

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Published on December 14, 2010

{ 176 comments… read them below or add one }

Dana December 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm

As a baker, I could think of nothing better than to get a nice 2.2lb block of their Dark 62% Bloc Chocolate (my mouth is salivating at the cooking possibilites!)

Kelly December 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Oooh those Christmas Oreo’s look yummy! Any cookie submersed in chocolate must be delicious!

NanW December 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

A tier of chocolate…. doesn’t that sound delicious?

Tina from Pa December 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I love Sarris chocolate!!! I would bathe in it!! I love the Cashew meltaways!!

Jennifer JW December 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Chocolate-covered pretzels are sounding FABULOUS right now!

Martha T. December 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

So many options that I would like a gift card.

RAINEE December 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm

i think i would like the all dark assortment!!!

Linda December 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Ah, peanut brittle…my grandparents owned a luncheonette and made their own ice cream and candy. I can remember watching my grandfather spreading the peanuts on a huge marble table, then pouring the hot sugar syrup over them. They kept the brittle in a big glass container for display/sale, but always had some in a candy jar in their house, too.

Stephanie December 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Those chocolate flip flops and Crocs are adorable!

Sue December 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

The individually wrapped s’mores look absolutely decadent — something you wouldn’t buy for yourself but would love to be given.

Katrina December 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Picking a favorite thing on their blog would be like asking me to pick a favorite child. (jk)
They have a huge 3 lb. box of all their assorted chocolates that would be fun to have!
You can also find Sarris Candies on Facebook, too.

Janelle December 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm

The dutch processed cocoa powder. Something I hate buying because it’s so expensive!

Cait December 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I would love the pb&j milk chocolates, or the cappuccino meltaways….mmmmm. :)

Jen December 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm

everything looks yummy to me – but I think I would go for the chocolate covered pretzels or popcorn!

Susie D. December 14, 2010 at 5:41 pm

For me, a two pound custom box of course! Great giveaway, thank you!

Shana December 14, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Tier Gold… ugh that would be considered chocolate heaven!

Rebecca December 14, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I’d be just happy with a hunk of their darkest chocolate.

Carol December 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I want the chocolate covered pretzels. I live close to Pittsburgh and all of the schools around here sale Sarris products for fundraisers and many of the stores sale some of their products also.

Carol December 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Wow! I did not know they sold all of the baking stuff. I am going to have to visit that store soon. A nice pick-me-up for this already cold and cloudy PA weather.

beth December 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm

How about the Tier Gold? A girl can dream, can’t she?

Elizabeth December 14, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I would LOVE the assorted box — that way I could have just what I wanted!

Elizabeth December 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Addendum to above comment — I meant CUSTOM, not assorted.

Cindy December 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I would like a deluxe assortment of chocolates because that is what my father brought home as a Christmas treat, long ago. A sampling of everything good! Cordial cherries, which delicious cream did I pick? Covered cashews, peanuts, almonds! A true holiday memory!

pat December 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

OK A box of cherry cordials. YUM.

ChristineO December 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

The chocolate bark with butter almond toffee looks divine! Thank you for your introducing Sarris Candies. I had not heard of them before, but they have top notch offerings.

Lyra December 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Mmmmmm.. the VIP assortment looks divine.

Lauren December 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Hot Pepper Chocolate Bars! I love spicy chocolate.

Supergoo December 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Give me the caramels – love that stuff. I just got a recipe and am determined to learn how to make my own!

Juli December 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Peanut Butter Carmeltaways!

Patricia December 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I would love the caramels.

cindy ziliak December 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Of course I’d love the Gold collection to share with everyone I know, but my favorite would be the chocolate/peanut butter meltaways.

Tina December 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm

It all looks wonderful to me. I’d love to try the Chocolate Angels. I bet they are heavenly! ;-)

Sheila December 15, 2010 at 6:43 am

For me…it is the pail of chocolate covered almonds! YUM!

Maria December 15, 2010 at 7:36 am

Mmmm…the box of dark assorted and a chocolate molten cake!

Kris P December 15, 2010 at 8:30 am

Yum! I would love the peanut brittle.

kara December 15, 2010 at 9:07 am

Those individually wrapped s’mores look right up my alley!

Tanya December 15, 2010 at 9:13 am

The chocolate fountain does rock, but I would be happy with a box of truffles.

Stephanie December 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

Truffles — I’m a sucker for truffles.

Chrissie December 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

I love the idea of designing a custom box of chocolates.

Stephanie December 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

I like the heart shaped boxes. It makes me excited for Valentine’s Day CANDY!

Pat December 15, 2010 at 10:19 am

Anything chocolate…heaven. My favorite is chocolate and carmel.

Pat December 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

Anything chocolate…heaven. My favorite would be chocolate and carmels.

Melissa December 15, 2010 at 10:23 am

I’d have to say the truffles are definitely grabbing my attention!!!

Debbie December 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

Peanut brittle! mmmmmm!

Patty December 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

All of it looks good. Choose for me. Thanks.

Karen December 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

Wow, so hard to choose. That one pound box of caramels is looking mighty fine…. :)

BTW, I really enjoy reading your blog and I’ve tried a number of recipes, all of which have turned out marvellously. Merry Christmas to you!

Devin M December 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Dark Chocolate Almond Bark, hands down

I absolutely LOVE your blog. I check it every day.

Sarah S December 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I would LOVE the dark BLOC chocolate…LOVE LOVE LOVE dark chocolate.

Alyson December 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I would order up some bloc chocolate for homemade chocolate chunk cookies. Yum! Fun site.

Vicki L December 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm

A dozen cashew meltaways. Mmmmmm.

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