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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chocolate & Coffee pairings : Free Shipping

About two weeks back, I sent out a tweet asking folks if they knew of a coupon site for natural & organic foods and a reply came from They are a website that offers healthy savings, coupons and information on living green and organic. The also told me that they are helping to promote some Valentine's Day products for a company called 'Equal Exchange' which is a fair trade focused company.

They offered to send me an Organic Chocolate & Coffee Pairing Gift Set and I was thrilled as it not only does it coincide with Valentine's Day and with the 'food is love' theme we are going with right now but as you know, I am a believer in fair trade and organic...and coffee!

When this gift set came to my door last week, I was in awe. It is beautifully packaged in a 100% Recycled Printed Gift Bag and presented in such a lovely fashion, that I could tell some time and thought went into the presentation. Then I opened to find one bag of Organic Love Buzz coffee, one bag of Organic Mind, Body & Soul coffee, two Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate Bars, two Organic Milk Chocolate Bars and a coffee pairing instruction card. The fact that this kit was so generous and beautiful made me even more thrilled that is was being sold as a gift set. I started thinking about what I proudly pay for one bag of fair trade coffee and it is not even organic that I am in awe of the price of this set. Plus, if you are going to spend $35, wouldn't you want it to be more than a box of chocolates but a gift that would last longer and mean more?

And guess what? Before they even know what I am going to say in this post, they have offered my readers a free shipping code for UPS ground (within the
contingent USA only) so enter “chocolatelove” if you choose to order.

My thoughts:
*The packaging is well designed and clearly show off the fair trade and organic status. I also appreciate the easy to find ingredients listing and the fact that these are composed of what I consider to be real food (sugar, cocoa butter etc.)

* The coffee pairing guide that comes along is genius. I only think of coffee and chocolate together as some overloaded mocha drink which I do not enjoy however, sipping coffee with quality chocolate was a whole AND romantic experience that I enjoyed last night. I had been away for 5 days and loved having the eye-opening experiences of this tasting was joyful. This week is full of Birthday parties and with company this weekend, I wanted to have some quiet and romantic time with my husband and this foot the bill. Plus, we have plenty left over!

* I would love to provide some constructive criticism however, I honestly have nothing that I would improve of change. Bravo to and equal exchange. No, go place an order so you can get it for Valentine's Day.


Unplanned Cooking said...

I love chocolate paired with coffee! There is something so satisfying about it.

TheFitnessFreak said...

Thanks for the link Jennifer! Free shipping, chocolate and coffee, is there a better combo? : )

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