Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Review: Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Hearts From Candy.com (My Engagement Party Favors: Part I)

Candy.com provided product for this review and is responsible for fulfilling the prize.

I work at home, so I was home when someone knocked at the door. I opened it, and there was a FedEx worker.

Lisa? he said.

Yup, I said.

Here you go, he said, handing me a box with ease. I took it, and almost dropped it.

Oh my gosh, I said. That's heavy.

Sorry, he laughed. I should have warned you.

The heavy box was ten pounds of hearts. Delicious chocolate hearts.


Which I promptly dumped all over the floor to count them. There were 549.


But I had to open one to try it.

So now there are 548.

Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Heart
Mmm.

The chocolate was from Candy.com, one of the sites you absolutely need to know about if you're ever planning on throwing a party. Weddings definitely included.

The site sells everything from chocolate to jelly candies to Tic Tacs. It's one stop shopping for your sweet tooth.

What's most helpful to brides-to-be is the fact that you can search candy by color. We're having a red theme at our engagement party, so I searched by red. There were 11 pages of choices. Red Cherry Rock Candy. Whirly Pops. Gumballs. Swedish Fish. Lindor Truffles.

So. Many. Choices.

If you are doing a theme -- like Vegas or Princess -- or if you're having a party for a specific occasion -- like graduation or St. Patrick's Day -- you can search by theme. There are 28 to choose from, including wedding.

I was, well, I was like a kid in a candy shop.

Many items come in bulk, which was great for me since I was looking for favor ideas. I needed something that I could get multiples of. And since I'm using these both in favors for the dessert bar, I needed something wrapped, something that wouldn't melt, and something that was engagement party perfect.

Red foil-wrapped chocolate hearts. Perfect.

And perfect tasting. The chocolate was really high quality. I'm a chocolate snob and I hate cheap chocolate. It just tastes so grainy to me. This chocolate was so good. It was really rich (much more than I expected) and really satisfying.

See, if you're a chocolaholic like me, you know you can't just eat one piece. It doesn't squash the craving for chocolate. This did. It's one of the few pieces of chocolate that I've ever had where I actually felt like it really hit the spot.

That's great for me because now I won't eat the entire box before it's time to put them into favors. And, speaking of favors, this is part one in my favors series. There will be two other parts. One is another piece of the favor, and one is the actual favor itself, which my mom is sewing. Yes, I'm sorta Bridezilla and found something on Pinterest that I liked and asked if she could make it.

She can.

If you're less of a Bridezilla and would rather just purchase vessels for your favors instead of employing your mom, Candy.com sells packaging as well. There are cellophane bags, tin cans, cardboard boxes, and more.

Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Heart

If you're looking for a candy gift, but you don't want to assemble it yourself, Candy.com has you covered. There's a gift section, which is filled with Godiva and Ghirardelli gift baskets, holiday themed baskets (like Halloween, birthday and more). The prices are great and the baskets look stuffed. When you choose a basket, you will know exactly what you're getting. Some sites will show you a photo and give you a choice of small, medium, or large. You don't know what size is in the photo, so you don't know what you're getting. Not at Candy.com. Here, you see exactly what you're ordering -- and the description of the gift basket has a delineated list of products there as well.

Interested in the site? Check it out and let me know your fave product. If you do it, well, you have a chance of being the lucky winner in our giveaway. Yup, one lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to Candy.com.

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Good luck.

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81 comments:

  1. i would like to try the Florida Tropics Milk Chocolate Toffee Break a Parts . thanks ( ruth ramos)

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  2. I would buy some Retroand Nostalgic Candy.

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  3. I love the wild cherry tic tacs

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  4. Ferrero Rocher 24-Piece Diamond Gift Box: 1 Count

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  5. I would like some Godiva. trick or treat i don't know how to pin your page to pinterest Laura v

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  6. Ghiradelli Gingerbread coffee cup!

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  7. I don't know there are so many choices!!!!

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  8. M&M'
    Sharon Baker

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  9. Haribo 5 lb. Fruit Salad or the Harvest M&M's.

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  10. I would buy the Giant Smarties!! They are an addiction of mine!! I can only find them at one store near me.....20 miles away!! I love Giant Smarties!!

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  11. jelly beans for my honey & anything dark chocolate for me :)

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  12. I would buy Squiggly Pops Petite - Pink and White Swirled Lollipops: 48 Count and Yogurt Covered Mini Pretzels - Raspberry: 3LBS to go with my ivory, chocolate and blush colored wedding on May 4th!!

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  13. Christina DomingueNovember 1, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    i would love some m&m's i sure love those bad boys of chocolate

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  14. sour patch kids and milky ways!

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  15. I think it would be the Fun Size Mix Variety Stand Up Pouch 135 pieces: 1 Count
    Fun Size Mix Variety Stand Up Pouch 135 pieces:

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  16. Heather schneider NelsonNovember 1, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    Carmel lovers

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  17. Haribo Twin Gummi Cherries: 5LB Case

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  18. fun sized mixed chocolate is what i would choose..thank you

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  19. Love hersey kisses and m&m's

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  20. Omg...they have pumpkin milk chocolate I'd just have to.have!!! I love anything pumpkin!!!

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  21. Omg...they have pumpkin milk chocolate I'd just have to.have!!! I love anything pumpkin!!!

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  22. Sunburst in baby blue, just to start I found so much. Perfect for a wedding

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  23. i would have to have a mixture of candy.dark chocolate,little sour,add some jelly belly.lots of peanut butter chocolate

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  24. dark chocolate is my fav but omg so much to pick from

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  25. Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    pinktaz60@hotmail.com

    I would buy a bunch of SweeTarts Jumbo Boxes :)

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  26. I would get the 1960's & 1980's Nostalgic Candy Mix.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I am having a hard time deciding but I think I would surprise my father-in-law with something in the nostalgic candy category. moosgoos99ataoldotcom

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  28. I would get the 1970's Nostalgic Candy mix x 2 (one for me and one for my hubby for Christmas!) :)

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  29. Too many to choose from...have to get a mix!

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  30. Too many to choose from...have to get a mix!

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  31. http://www.candy.com/Truffles-Dark-Chocolate-Orange--Orange-Foil-1-lbs_p_14340.html

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  32. I would use it toward the holiday red velvet cupcake for my sister.

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  33. Moose Munch Dark Impulse Box: 6 Count

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  34. Either retro candy or jelly bellys!

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  35. I would buy the Candy Cornucopia it looks so festive and cute.

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  36. I would buy a mixture of the kisses and I like the football suckers too

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  37. http://www.candy.com/Fun-Size-Mixed-Chocolate-Variety-Pack-422-oz-70-pieces-1-Count_p_18679.html
    All my favorites in one bag! :)

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  38. I would get Ferrero Rocher truffles. They are my 75 yr. old Aunt Marge's favorite. They would go with her Christmas.

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  39. five pounds of spice drops!! Yum!

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  40. Some sour gummie worms and lots of chocolate!!!

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  41. oh so many but would probably use on a gift basket for my grandson for his birthday which is this month..thanks for giveaway

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  42. it's hard to find cinnamon flavored mints around here so I'd stock up all kinds.

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  43. I would start with Pink Wrapped Strawberry Hard Candy and then probably go nuts and end up with $100 worth of candy!

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  44. they had chicken feet!!! candy of course!! i'd probably get something else though, in the yellow section..lemon!!

    anne

    mysandycat@aol.com

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  45. I would get christmas Hersheys kisses
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  46. yum yum! A perfect little addition! I'd buy whirly pops!

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  47. Hershey Miniatures 56 oz.

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  48. my grandaughter is getting married and these would be great for favors
    Sunbursts in Pastel Purple: 5 LBS

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  49. i would buy the rochere chocolates.
    glori j
    gloria4869@yahoo.com

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  50. I buy the family the Ferrero Rocher 3-piece pack: 12 Count they loves those and then the M&Ms would be great too. We need stocking stuffers.

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  51. Kristel VanBuskirkNovember 9, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    I first found Ferrero Rocher, then stumbled upon Jelly Belly. Tough to pick between those two. I might just use it for holiday gifts -- licorice for my brother-in-law, chocolate for my grandpa. Fun shopping, for sure!

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  52. I would buy chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

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  53. I would get the Moose Munch dark chocolate impulse, 6 boxes.

    Aria H.

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  54. I would totally buy some Gummy Bears! They are my favorite!

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  55. I would buy the 2 lb Hershey kisses.

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  56. I would love the Hershey kisses

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  57. Ferrero Rocher 24-Piece Diamond Gift Box: ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  58. So many choices wow....peppermint swirls, ghiradelli chocolate or the orange slices

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  59. I would choose the Cinnamon Santas: 5 LBS

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  60. The gummy shot glasses. You know Carlos would love those!!!

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  61. I would buy the Lindt milk Chocolate Truffles.

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  62. I would buy the Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffles.

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  63. I would buy some personalized candy for our wedding!

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  64. I would buy some personalized candy for my wedding!

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