for the love of chocolate

Free chocolate from Mars May 8, 2009

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No, NASA hasn’t discovered that mars is made of chocolate. (What a discovery that would be!) Instead, it’s free chocolate from Mars, Inc., the company that brings us M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Three Musketeers, Milky Way, and Dove.

Through September 2009, Mars is offering coupons for free chocolate each Friday. To receive a coupon, visit on a Friday and register with your e-mail address and mailing address. If you’re one of the first 250,000 registrants that Friday, Mars will send you a coupon in the mail.


Hershey’s Kiss Dessert Fondue Maker March 18, 2009

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Just came across this and had to share: dessert fondue makers in the shape of Hershey’s Kisses! How cute is that? Haven’t tried one myself, but they’re currently on sale at Amazon. Originally $14.99, they’re now as low as $5.11 (66% off). Curiously, the discount depends on the color: silver is 51% off, gold is 66% off, red is 65% off, and green is 33% off. Hershey’s chocolate not included.


Chocolate sale at Amazon February 2, 2009

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During the month of February, is offering $20 off purchases of Toblerone, Cote d’Or, Milka, and Terry’s chocolates when you spend $49 or more. Enter promotional code “TOBLERCT” at checkout to receive the discount. These chocolates are sold in packs of 6, 10, 12, and 40 (!), so this may only be of interest to hardcore chocoholics or those wishing to buy large quantities to give as gifts.


After Christmas Sales on Chocolate December 29, 2008

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What are the best after Christmas specials? Those on chocolate, of course! This year promises to be a windfall for chocoholics, with chocolatiers and stores selling leftover holiday merchandise at steep discounts.  For example, the following are each offering at least 50% off holiday chocolates:

  • Lake Champlain (shop online)
  • Macy’s (in-store only)
  • Walgreens (in-store only)

Know of any other deals? Share the joy by leaving a comment!


Lowering your cholesterol with chocolate October 26, 2008

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Remember the study that showed that chocolate can help protect against heart disease? Now Mars, Inc. has a line of chocolates that can reduce your cholesterol, too. CocoaVia dark chocolate bars, milk chocolate bars, and chocolate covered almonds all contain plant sterols, the natural cholesterol-reducing agent popularized by Benecol and Promise. It’s not exactly gourmet chocolate, but the taste isn’t half bad. (The first bite always seems to have an unusual flavor, but after the first bite it goes away.) And bonus—each bar has less than 100 calories.

If you’d like to try CocoaVia chocolates, you can download a printable coupon for $1.00 off (valid until December 31, 2008). Let us know what you think!


Coupon for M&M’s Premiums July 30, 2008

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Last week I wrote about the new M&M’s Premiums.  If you’re looking for an excuse to give them a try, I just learned that Walgreens has a $2 off coupon on page 4 of their August 2008 EasySaver Catalog.


Chocolate: The Exhibition June 29, 2008

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From now until September 7, 2008, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. will be hosting Chocolate: The Exhibition, a special exhibit on “the natural history and American innovations of chocolate.” If you’ll be in the area, you can download a coupon for $2 off admission. Even if you can’t go, you can enter their Chocolate Lovers’ Sweepstakes for a “Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Vacation” and $25,000 in instant-win prizes. Good luck!