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Customized Chocolate Bars from Chocomize – A Giveaway!

At our house, Christmas is the time of the year where we do a few extra special things that we might not otherwise do.

  • Let kids stay up late.
  • Eat chocolate for breakfast.
  • Drive aimlessly up and down streets looking for really cool light displays, eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate.
  • Fill stockings with lots of chocolate.
  • Make a decadent, chocolate dessert.

Did I happen to mention chocolate?

Chocolate is an integral part of our Christmas celebrations. And if the chocolate is extra special, well, then that is really fun. Recently, we got to try out some fun, creative chocolate.

Chocomize is a company that lets you call the shots when it comes to creating a chocolate treat. It’s amazing all the things you could put on a chocolate bar! It’s super simple to order your own custom-made chocolate bar.

  1. Choose a flavor of bark: white, dark or milk.
  2. Add some embellishments. There is a huge variety of things you can add, including: nuts and seeds, fruits, herbs and spices, candy, decorations, and really crazy things like beef jerky and vegetarian bacon bits!
  3. Click submit and within a few days you’ll receive a custom-designed chocolate bar.

I was really surprised by the great selection of customizable options. We tried three combinations: dark chocolate with pretzels, milk chocolate with pecans, and white chocolate with candy Christmas trees. What kid wouldn’t love a tricked out candy bar in his stocking on Christmas morning?

The kids really liked the candy trees with a flavor reminiscent of Sweet Tarts. I’m partial to pecans myself. But, truly there’s something for everyone at Chocomize since you get to choose what goes on your bar.

This week 1 winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Chocomize.

Ways to Enter:

There are three ways that you can enter this giveaway. Pick one, pick ‘em all.

1. Leave a comment, telling us what you would put on a chocolate bar. Pop over to Chocomize for inspiration.

2. Follow @Chocomize and @FishMama on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Then come back here and leave a separate comment with your twitter handle, telling me you did so.

3. Subscribe to LifeasMOM in a reader or via email and leave a separate comment, telling me you subscribe.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday night, August 1st at 8 pm, PST. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. You have 48 hours from the time I send the email to respond, otherwise I reserve the right to choose another winner.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

- Disclosure: Chocomize provided me with compensation for my time and effort in running this giveaway as well as three chocolate bars to try. My opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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  1. I love chocolate and caramel together so I would definitely do something with that!

  2. I also follow in my Reader :)

  3. Yum!

  4. sarah thomas says:

    yum, chocolate is awesome. I would try a fruit and seeds loaded bar!

  5. Mmmm….caramel & peanuts would be my topping of choice!

  6. sarah thomas says:

    i subscribe using google reader

  7. Adrienne Larkin says:

    I would do either a white chocolate bar with crystallized rose petals or a milk chocolate with cayenne pepper. Yum….

  8. I would love to put peanut butter cups with chocolate!

  9. I would love carmel and nuts (can’t decide which one)
    Maybe I woudl be bold and try something crazy too.

  10. I subscribe in google reader

  11. Dark Chocolate with toffee! Yum.

  12. Yum….this sounds wonderful! I love plain chocolate, and I would add cashews! I haven’t seen many candy bars with cashews in them!!

  13. White chocolate with dried raspberries!!! It sounds like heaven!

  14. I subscribe through google reader. :)

  15. Catherine says:

    I would do white chocolate and peppermint pieces. :)

  16. Catherine says:

    I subscribe in Google Reader.

  17. Catherine says:

    White chocolate with kitkat and oreo pieces.

  18. email subscriber

  19. milk choc w/pecans! yum! thanks!

  20. Merry Jo says:

    Toffee is my favorite thing to add ~ I LOVE Skor and Heath bars!

  21. Catherine says:

    Subscriber via google

  22. Merry Jo says:

    I subscribe through google reader

  23. Dark chocolate and pecans

  24. email subscriber

  25. Mmmmmm….caramel, pretzels, peanut butter, nuts..oh wait, I think I just recreated Take5! :)

  26. Milk Chocolate with peanut butter, cookie dough and crispy cereal pieces. MMM custom candy!

  27. Karen P. says:

    yumm! I’m safe:) something with peanuts or pretzels for me.

  28. I love chocolate. The hardest decision would be between caramel and cashews. I guess I would have to try both!

  29. I love choclate and nuts. I have subscribed via email.

  30. dark chocolate with peanut butter chips – yummy!

  31. Jessica A. says:

    I would add coconut and nuts to a dark chocolate bar… yummy!

  32. There was soo many things to choose from, but I think Sour Patch Kids would be fun. Just to try at least. :)

  33. I have also subscribed to receive your emails.

  34. Oh my goodness. My 2 year old would love the chocolate on chocolate bar or the Smores bar! So yummy lookking!

  35. Stephanie says:

    I would have a milk chocolate bar with dries rasberries, hazelnuts, cinnamon, toffee peices, and crystalized violet petals for decoration. Oooo – pretty! Cheers, stephig13@yahoo.com

  36. Leah Moore says:

    OOOOOO…PICK ME, PICK ME! Def. a chocoholic!! I would get milk chocolate with toffee and pecans or walnuts!! Yummo!!

  37. Oh so many choices? I would be divided between milk chocolate and dark. Then add in peanut butter chips, or maybe marshmallows, or oreos? toffee bits? pretzels…mmmm…

  38. Leah Moore says:

    Pick me, pick me!!! I subscribed via email! :)

  39. I follow in my reader :o)

  40. Ooooh…..I would totally put Butterscotch in White Chocolate! YUMMY!

  41. I subscribe via email.

  42. My combo would be Milk choco bar, peanuts, toffee bits, sprinkles, marshmallows, n cookie dough bits. Yumm.

  43. I’d make a white chocolate, dried raspberry, macadamia nut bar for my husband. He loves that kind of thing. For me, it’d definitely start with dark chocolate, then who knows.

  44. How random! I was on this site last week admiring the creations you could come up with!

    I am thinking of buying one for my husband while the kids and I will be away from him for 5 weeks in November, so winning the gift card would be amazing!
    Here’s the ‘odd’ one I’d build for him:
    Dark chocolate
    wasabi peas
    sliced almonds
    cardamon
    gold flakes
    white chocolate chips

    :)

  45. Shannon says:

    Jelly beans :)

  46. Dark chocolate with pecans would be awesome!

  47. Oh my goodness! I never knew such a thing existed. My daughter and I just had such a good time picking out chocolate bars. I chose milk chocolate with dried raspberries.

  48. I subscribe in google reader!

  49. What a fun thing to do with the kids. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. WOW! Just playing with this is fun. Teehee. I love chocolate.
    I think I’d add a huge chunk of nuts – I love chocolate and nuts. Hazelnuts, peanuts, corn nuts, oh my. Then cereals, like cheerios and teddy grahams and then pretzels. Then ground coffee, chipotle, cinnamon, and cardamon. Oh my. Mouth watering… and bell peppers sure aren’t gonna work now…

  51. Wait. YOU CAN ONLY ADD 5 INGREDIENTS?!

  52. I already followed you on twitter and now I’m following @chocomize. I just tweeted your giveaway.

    Twitter id= Imblessed5X

  53. Hmmm.. I’ve always been a big fan of the sweet/salty combination, so I’m thinking roasted, salted sunflower seeds on chocolate!

  54. chocolate, caramel and pretzels or salt to get that sweet/salty combo!

  55. Christine says:

    butter toasted peanuts, caramel pieces, and coconut…..yummy!

  56. So what are you trying to tell us? Do you LIKE chocolate??

    Like who doesn’t!!! I’m a chocolate pretzel fan. I LOVE the sweet and salty. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  57. I am a follower! I may not always comment but I always read, thanks!

  58. Yummy! Please enter me! I would had the trail mix to my bar.

  59. Caramel, marshmallows, fruit….yum

  60. You send me e-mails!!!!! :)

  61. chocolate with fruit and nuts!

  62. I’ve always heard that bacon chocolate bars are amazing, but I’m still doubtful. Almonds are always good, though.

  63. Malisa P. says:

    I subscribe to your e-mail feeds

  64. Malisa P. says:

    Caramel, chocolate, and peanut butter!

  65. cocoa nibs and lavendar. Mmmmm.

  66. And I subscribe in google reader.

  67. Danyelle says:

    I like the way the candy bar sounds!

  68. Danyelle says:

    I subscribe via google reader.

  69. Anne Morris says:

    What would I put on it?!?!?!? Well….I would choose the dark chocolate with coffee beans, cinnamon, and dried raspberries! Oh, how I would love one of those right NOW! =)

  70. I love dark chocolate and fruit – like raspberry or blackberry flavoring with dark chocolate – yummmm….

  71. I love the dark chocolate and pretzels idea plus I would add the cookie dough. Yum!

  72. I follow you through Blogger.

  73. Oh wow. So I think I would do something like the milk chocolate bar with dark chocolate chips and mini marshmellows…but I can see several other options I would like to try too. They all look wonderful!

  74. Sarah R. says:

    The chocolate with pretzel sounds good-I like the sweet and salty together!

  75. LOVE THIS SIte. I’d make one bar with gummy bears and one with all the candy pieces!!

  76. I subscribe via RSS feed.

  77. I tweeted! @desmoinesdealin with both your handles in it.

  78. Tough decision, and I think it would depend on my mood. If I was in a “I need caffeine” mood it would be dark chocolate with coffee beans. Yum! But if I was in the mood for total sweetness, it would have to be milk chocolate with caramel and pecans. What a delicious website!

  79. Tara LaPierre says:

    Chocolate with peanut putter or pretzels!! YUMMY!

  80. I follow you with google reader. Love chocolate!

  81. Kim in AZ says:

    My kids would love the “candy bar” while I think the “smore’s” is too fun!!! Dh might like the chipotle combo – thanks for the inspiration as well as the chance to win!

  82. How can you pick what goes best with chocolate? EVERYTHING! But I’d go with something mint, or something caramel, or something peanut butter…I just love chocolate!

  83. I also subscribe via reader!

  84. I’m boring so dark chocolate and almonds for me

  85. White chocolate and oreo.

  86. I subscrbe via email.

  87. I tweeted at jhteacher45.

  88. I think I’d do milk chocolate with pretzels, although I keep hearing about chocolate covered bacon, and I’m intrigued.

  89. I like peppermint pieces with my chocolate. Every year I get peppermint bark. It would be best on milk chocolate only.
    Laura

  90. I tweeted about this giveaway.

  91. I am an RSS subscriber.

  92. nuts and pretzels

  93. I think I would have to go with the Christmas trees, because that would be such a special treat.

  94. So hard to choose! But either toffee or the sour cherries or dried cranberries. Yum!

  95. Ellen C. says:

    I would get the white chocolate bar with macadamia nuts. oreos, peanut butter drops, kit kat and sprinkles. Thanks for the chance.

  96. There are very few things that chocolate isn’t good on!! I LOVE chocolate!!! : )

  97. Brittany B. says:

    I would have milk chocolate with bits of semi-sweet chocolate chips, M&Ms, and peanut butter cups…I’m salivating just thinking about it! :)

  98. I would do dark chocolate with graham crackers .

  99. Gillian Carman says:

    milk chocolate with pretzels sounds good to me!!

  100. Chocolate and pecans would be great.

  101. If I could create one with milk chocolate and raisins, I would be in heaven! I’ve heard a lot about this bacon and chocolate thing, so I suppose I would try a dark chocolate and bacon combination just to be edgy!

  102. Yum! I have never heard of this company. Anything chocolate and free sounds great to me!

  103. My ultimate chocolate bar would involve peanut butter, caramel, or pretzels.

  104. I am a subscriber through my reader.

  105. Sounds yummy! I’d love to try one with gummy bears.

  106. Katherine C. says:

    hard decision! Maybe milk chocolate with kit kat bars. . .or milk chocolate with toffee bits. . .

  107. I followed @chocomize (already follow you!) and Tweeted this. http://twitter.com/egholtrop/status/19868803174

  108. marshmallows and graham cracker pieces, YUM!

  109. I’m a subscriber.

  110. Shannon says:

    Mmm. I’d add some peanut butter or peppermint

  111. Shannon says:

    I subscribe via RSS.

  112. Heather says:

    I love caramel!

  113. Heather says:

    I follow in a reader.

  114. I would like marshmallow and peanut butter like a fluffernutter chocolate bar!! yum!!

  115. Shannon says:

    I would do milk chocolate with peanut butter chips and gold dust.

  116. Dark Chocolate with Caramel and Sea Salt.

    Dark Chocolate with mini Chipotle peppers.

    Dark Chocolate with marshmallows and graham crackers.

    Well, that would pretty much use up the gift card. Sounds delicious to me.

  117. Oh yum! Chocolate and peppermint are one of my favorite pairs, but I wouldn’t turn my nose up to chocolate and caramel – thanks for letting us play along and have a beautiful Friday!

  118. Dark chocolate and carmel, or nuts, or carmel, or peanut butter cups. or pretzels or ….. I could go on and on :)

  119. definately caramel and maybe some peanut butter! OH..I would love to have some right now!

  120. I love dark chocolate and pretzels! I would also throw in a few nuts…probably almonds. How fun to make your own candy!

  121. I subscribe and love it!

  122. I would choose milk chocolate with M&Ms or peanut butter pieces…or maybe both!

  123. Jennifer says:

    e-mail subscriber :)

  124. Definitely chocolate with caramel! Love this combo….

  125. Lea Stormhammer says:

    Oh, my, oh, my.

    How about caramel, walnuts and raspberry jam? Yum!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway – and for the Christmas in July series!
    Lea

  126. Subscribe in Google Reader.

  127. For myself, dark chocolate with pretzels, toffee and violet petals.

    For the hubby, white chocolate and coffee beans, butterscotch and dried raspberries. Or maybe not, that one sounds pretty wacky!

  128. Yum! I would choose white chocolate with walnuts and blueberries. Thanks for offering the giveaway. (E-mail is on my profile.)

  129. Mary Mulvaney says:

    My family loves peanut butter and chocolate together! And I’m a big fan of white chocolate and pretzels!

  130. defintely dark chocolate…
    with coffee beans, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios and sliced almonds.

    YUM!

  131. what a fantastic giveaway!

    I subscribe via e-mail

  132. What a cool idea! I would choose to add nuts and fruit-raisins, craisins, but I bet my kids would love to add teddy grahams, or m&m’s, or the candy all over it one!

    I subscribe via google reader.

    And I just saw another “Jolie” had commented! There are not many of us.

  133. For me, I’d make white chocolate with raspberries — YUM! For the kids I’d use white or milk chocolate with skittles.

  134. Cynthia says:

    Love the marshmallow and teddy grahams idea…I’d try that.

  135. Meggin Ball says:

    I would definitely start with caramel and almonds…YUM!

  136. Theresa says:

    OOh, caramel for sure.

  137. Dark chocolate with cayenne pepper and peanuts.

  138. Carri Siebenmark says:

    peanut butter and pretzels!

  139. I would pick the milk chocolate with the strawberry gushers and gummy bears for my kids. That would be their dream candy bar!

  140. I subscribe by e-mail

  141. This is such a neat concept! I would love to win, and try it out myself.

  142. Caramel or peppermint pieces. I can’t decide, but they’re both delicious! (But not together.)

  143. Melissa P. says:

    The options are endless! Pretzels or caramel or banana chips and walnuts. Just a few that come to mind!

  144. Peanut butter and Pretzels with just about any kind of choc!

  145. thanks for the chance to win! i would add dried fruit. i always love fruit/chocolate combination.

  146. Thank you! I would pick dark with some type of dried fruit. I love that combination.

  147. Dark Chocolate with peanut butter…but I don’t think that you can go wrong with anything chocolate

  148. What an awesome idea! I have to admit that I was intrigued to see beef jerky and bacon on the list, but I think I’d probably stick to something more traditional: dark chocolate with peanuts, mini marshmallows, and peanut butter drops. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  149. I follow both @Chocomize and @FishMama on Twitter. I’m @kris10mary.

  150. I think the smores bar (teddy grahams & mini marshmallows) and the trail mix bar (almonds, chocolate candy, raisins, & peanuts) sound delicious!

  151. Tweeted!

  152. I follow thru email.

  153. Kate M. says:

    Hmm…oreos, or peanut butter or pretzels ALL are super YUMMY : )

  154. Ooh, yummy :) Tough choice — probably something with mint. Or something salty…I love sweet & salty together.

  155. dark chocolate with mango, banana, peanut butter chips, sprinkles, & pomegranate granola. mmm!

  156. i subscribe in google reader

  157. I think the caramel bits and pretzels with milk chocolate sounds good!

  158. I’m subscribed to your blog.

  159. Gummi Bears on a chocolate bar would be so amazing!!! Oh- and most likely on dark chocolate- yum!

  160. I subscribe via google reader

  161. Dark chocolate and pecan! Yummers!

  162. What I wouldn’t put on a chocolate bar would be a shorter list! :)
    I love so many of these ideas, but the little bits of caramel look the tastiest.

  163. I am so excited that you posted this! I LOVE chocolate and would love to customize my Christmas gifts with chocolate bars. For me, I’d be all about white chocolate with pretzels – yum!

  164. Tulip40in05 says:

    This is an easy one!

    Steps:

    1. Make a mound of coconut.
    2. Cover in milk chocolate.
    3. Cover in coconut.
    4. Cover in milk chocolate.
    5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until it is so large that it barely fits into your mouth.

    Yummy!!

  165. I would pick milk chocolate with m&ms, sprinkles, and a “i love you” heart.

  166. Email Subscriber to your blog.

  167. Heather Abbott says:

    I would add peanut butter and caramel…yum!!

  168. Heather Abbott says:

    Email subscriber to your blog.

  169. Aubrey Ives says:

    I LOVE chocolate!! Make mine milk chocolate with cinnamon and almonds or dark chocolate with junior mints. Yum!

  170. mELISSA MARTINEZ says:

    It would have to be some kind of nuts…definetly.

  171. Mary Smith says:

    I would do milk chocolate with butterscotch or dark chocolate with milk chocolate and caramel cause I am a chocoholic..Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food.

  172. Mary Smith says:

    I sudscribe via email and I’m a facebook fan.

  173. Michelle says:

    I like your idea of the white chocolate with candy trees. It looks so cute!

  174. Michelle says:

    I’m also a subscriber.

  175. so many choices…..I think caramel with the chocolate would be my final answer.

  176. Milk chocolate with either PB chips or Peanut Choc Candy. Yum.

  177. I’m thinking dark chocolate with caramel or dark chocolate with peppermint bits…either way, it’s gotta be dark chocolate.:)

  178. Yummy! Chocolate of any kind works for me :-) I love the idea of personalizing you chocolate too!

  179. Choclate with caramel.

  180. *your (eye roll) I subscribe via email too.

  181. I get your emails.

  182. Katherine says:

    I would put marshmallows, sprinkles, and graham crackers :)

    katherinedibello@gmail.com

  183. I love being an email subscriber!!

  184. dark chocolate with pomegranate granola sounds fun ;)

  185. Alicia Gilbert says:

    Christmas without chocolate would be a sad day indeed. I would love to win a customized chocolate bar to surprise my little bits with!

  186. Alicia Gilbert says:

    I an email subscriber, too.

  187. I love the combo of Peanut Butter and Chocolate.

  188. I am an email subscriber.

  189. I would pick the cashews–they are my husband’s favorite nut.

  190. I am an email subscriber.

  191. Jessika says:

    Ooo. So many choices! I would go dark chocolate with macadamia nuts and a butterfly!

  192. Stephanie R says:

    OOoooo! How much fun is this?!?! I’d have to go dark chocolate, with coconut, pecans, cocoa nibs, cranberries, and rose petels to make it pretty.

  193. Stephanie R says:

    I subscribe.

  194. Alex Hall says:

    I’m thinking dark chocolate with either pomogranate or almonds, or maybe both – YUM!

  195. MMM, dark chocolate with almonds or pecans . . .

  196. I subscribe too!

  197. I like the marshmallows and teddy grahams…YUMMERS!

    thanks!

  198. I subscribe via Google Reader

    thanks!

  199. Chocolate, pecans, and caramel – what a wonderful combination!

  200. Pretzel or marshamallows.

  201. I follow you through a reader.

  202. I’d want chocolate covered strawberries!

  203. I subscribe to your daily emails!

  204. I love toffee and coffee flavors together, so I’m thinking milk chocolate, toffee, ground coffee, and maybe some pecans or peanuts, with the butterfly decoration on top. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

  205. Amanda Y. says:

    I’ d do dark chocolate so I don’t feel so guilty with sliced almonds and organic raisins!

  206. Amanda Y. says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

  207. Ruth Hill says:

    I’d have dark chocolate with hazelnuts. I might get more inventive, but that’s what I feel like now.

    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

  208. Ruth Hill says:

    e-mail subscriber

  209. Tessa B. says:

    dark chocolate and coffee!!

  210. Tessa B. says:

    i subscribe via reader.

    p.s. your boys are the cutest!

  211. Marissa says:

    Dark chocolate with macadmias and sea salt

  212. I would probably put “Eat Me!” on a chocolate ( not that you need the instruction)! Thanks!

  213. Oh yum! I think it could hours for me to decide1

  214. I really like butter brickle bits.

  215. I am subscribed through google reader.

  216. Debbie in PA says:

    I would use dark chocolate, cranberries and white chocolate chips. Yum!

  217. I’d definitely add toffee to a chocolate bar! : ) Yummy!!!

  218. I’m a subscriber already!

  219. Oh my! So yummy. I would have a hard time deciding, but it would definitely be dark chocolate, probably with fruit of some sort…or maybe peanut butter.

  220. I subscribe in Google reader.

  221. Naomi S says:

    Mmmm… dark chocolate, dried strawberries, and peanuts. Or dark chocolate, peanut butter, and peanuts. Or chocolate with pop rocks! LOL

  222. Charisse says:

    Yummo! These look delish! I would have milk chocolate with some cashews, toffee, maybe caramel.

  223. Jessica C. says:

    I would use Milk Chocolate, cinnamon, Pecans, caramel pieces, and marshmallows.

    luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

  224. I’m not sure how this would taste, but I’d like the dark chocolate, the cocoa nibs, the dried raspberries, and whole almond almonds. YUM! Those are my favorite things :) ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

  225. kathleen says:

    more chocolate! chips, chunks anyway. yummy!

  226. kathleen says:

    i subscribe to email

  227. I think I would get white chocolate with dried raspberries or milk chocolate with graham crackers and mini marshmallows, a built in s’more yum!!

  228. Being pregnant right now I think all their flavors look great. But, I would have to say that chocolate on chocolate looks pretty darn amazing to me. Yum!

  229. I would put in dried fruit! Thanks for the giveaway!

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