Monday, January 11, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Missionary Chocolates Handcrafted Vegan Truffles CLOSED





For those of you that know me, you know I am a lover of almost anything chocolate with a passion for truffles.  I would not call myself a connoisseur of truffles but I do crave love me a good quality truffle on a regular basis (at least the reasonably priced ones!).  There is no way (OK, maybe if I won the lottery!) I would ever pay $250 for a single truffle like the one sold at Knipschildt Chocolatier

Missionary Chocolates, a Portland based chocolate company, sells their handcrafted vegan truffles for a very reasonable price.  Missionary Chocolates quickly blossomed from a small one man woman home based business started in 2008 to a thriving boutique.  Missionary Chocolates truffles are dairy-free, gluten-free and contain many organic ingredients.  Not only are they affordable, they are delicious!

Recently I was searching for treats to include in goody bags for guests of a baby shower that I was hosting and came across Missionary Chocolates.  Vanessa was generous enough to send me a 4pc variety box that included their Glorious Ginger, Peppermint Perfection,  Meyer Lemon Explosion, and Dark Chocolate Delight truffles.  I was also sent a special sample of their Vanilla Salted Caramel truffle.  


I had never tried vegan truffles before, in fact, I never had vegan chocolate of any kind before. To be honest, I was a little concerned that I might not like vegan chocolate.  Man was I wrong.   Just put your pinky over the vegan part of their name and you get Handcrafted Truffles, and that is exactly what they taste like.  It would not do Missionary chocolates handcrafted vegan truffles justice to say that even though they are vegan they taste like regular truffles.  They are delicious, smooth and creamy!


I was not sure about the Vanilla Salted Caramel when I first saw it but I tried it with an open mind.  It is very good, better than I ever expected.  It is the prefect blend of sweet and salty all mixed together.  You get the sweet caramel chocolaty flavor then zing, a salty kick!  Best of both worlds!

I thought that the Dark Chocolate Delight was going to be my favorite after biting into it, how could it get anybetter?  I love dark chocolate!  Then unwrapped the Peppermint Perfection and I swear I heard heavenly angels singing in my head (AAAAAAA!!!!!!!) WOW!  That might be the best truffle I have ever tasted. If you are asking your self whay I had to unwrap the Peppermint truffle it is because Missionary chocolates wrapps in shiny green foil to preserve its minty flavor.


I am so glad that I found Missionary Chocolates and doubly excited that they are local to me so I never have to wait for shipping when I have a craving (and that is often!) for a yummy truffle.


Where to Purchase
Missionary Chocolates Handcrafted vegan truffles can be purchased directly from their website, as well as multiple locations around Portland and Stogo's in New York.


WIN IT!!!
Missionary Chocolates has generously offered TWO lucky Over Thirty Mommy readers a 4pc box of their handcrafted vegan truffles.

Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and fail to include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Enter
Mandatory entry: Visit Missionary Chocolates and  read through the descriptions of each of their truffles, then come back and leave a comment with the truffle you want to try the most.

You must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.
Extra Entries
-   Suggest a new creative truffle flavor
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-   Comment on a non-contest post, let me know which article in your comment. (up to 2 entries for this one) 
-   Blog about the giveaway on your site and link back to Over Thirty Mommy and My Own Shower (leave a link to your post in comment) (3 entries!!!)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Please leave a valid email address for winning notification purposes or make sure your blogger profile is public. Good luck!

Winner will be chosen via Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.

Giveaway ends midnight PST on January 29, 2010.

Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and fail to include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  I did receive some delicious truffles to eat for my testing purposes. This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.** 






183 comments:

Night Owls Perch said...

I would like to try the peppermint truffle.

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Kimberly said...

Although I do love coconut.. I would have to say the Awesome Almond Ball would be my first choice.. yum!

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Momma Lyngheim said...

I would have to say that I would love to try the Peanut Butter Passion!!!

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Melissa said...

I would love to try the coconut silk truffle - so many coconut truffles just have a weird texture, but this sounds divine!

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Melissa said...

I'd love to see a raspberry mandarin truffle in dark chocolate as a creative new flavor! I'm always a fan of dark chocolate truffles and citrus.

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Missybeez said...

I like Glorious Ginger.
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Missybeez said...

a new creative truffle flavor
(Butter Pecan)
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Amber said...

I would most like to try the Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle! That's so unique.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I think a dark chocolate, almond, and sea salt truffle would be scrumptious!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Sarah said...

Sweet raspberry heart is the one for me.

Sarah said...

I'd like to see a hazelnut flavor.

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM .... IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THE COCONUT SILK OR PEANUT BUTTER ....TODAY I WILL PICK COCNUT SILK

mverno said...

the almond ball mverno@roadrunner.com

Kiara said...

I would like to try the Coconut Silk Truffle.
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Owner said...

All of them but the Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle just sounds amazing. Cruelty free, healthier than cow milk chocolate, and divine taste!

mgonyeo said...

I would like the Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle ones!

mgonyeo said...

A new flavor would be dark chocolate with sea salt! Yum!

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Stephanie said...

Peanut Butter Passion looks tasty
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Stephanie said...

I would love to see a white chocolate center with milk chocolate chips and toffee covered by milk chocolate
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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I want to try the Awesome Almond ball.

julis55 said...

I would like to try the peppermint truffle

jakiesmom said...

awesome almond ball!

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new flavor...the coconut/choc filling with the almonds on the outside

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Anonymous said...

a new flavor would be peppermint patty type! :-)

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clynsg said...

I am going to say the peppermint truffle, since chocolate and mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations, but they all look so good!

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bison61 said...

I'd like the coconut silk

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Jay said...

I would have to pick the coconut!!
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RR said...

The Awesome Almond Ball sounds wonderful. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Lemon Explosion sounds delicious!
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mogrill said...

Peppermint Truffle sounds tasty. Thanks for the chance.
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Jen @ GBG said...

I most want to try peanut butter passion. It sounds yummy!
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Chantel said...

THese alll look so amazing I had a hard time narrowing it down. I'd say a tie between raspberry heart and coconut silk. But Almond looks so oo ooo good too. ;)

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brooke said...

I'd like to try the raspberry heart and meyer lemon explosion.

Abigail S. Bean said...

There is no question that I would like to try the Peanut Butter Persuasion! PB & chocolate trump PB & jelly any day of the week in my book!

Keith Kenniff said...

I would like to try the dark chocolate delight truffle.

Keith Kenniff said...

I'd like to see a hazelnut truffle.
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llinda29 said...

I want to try Sweet Raspberry Heart

bepoia said...

I would like to try the Peppermint Perfection
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Karen said...

Meyer Lemon Explosion

susanstewart said...

I would choose the dark chocolate, almond, and sea salt truffle. Salt, nuts and chocolate makes for an irresistible package for me.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

the Peanut Butter Passion looks delicious
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Angie said...

I think I would pick the Glorious Ginger, although the Dark CHocolate looked wonderful too!

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Angie said...

I wonder if you could add edible flowers to make a new truffle??? that would be really exotic. Or maybe shortbread or oreo crumbs!!

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Becca said...

I want to try the Peanut Butter Passion the most, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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Tami said...

this is a toughie but i'll say Peanut Butter Passion

Mickelle said...

Okay, I'm saying the Dark Chocolate Delight is really making me drool right now.

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Laura said...

Peppermint! I love anything mint-chocolate flavored. :-)

Laura said...

My creative truffle flavor contribution is cardamom. I can't take credit for that--there's a gourmet truffle place where we used to live that makes dee-licious chocolates, and that was one of my favs. They also had fennel, curry, you name it!

Emily said...

I'd love to try the spicy cinnamon chipotle.
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Emily said...

I'd love to see a hazelnut cream truffle or a milk chocolate caramel one.
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sksweeps said...

I'm craving the Meyer Lemon explosion! I've got lemons on my mind (since my lemon tree is in full production swing and I'm drowning in them)! Thanks!

Heather said...

I am a sucker for coconut, so the coconut silk would be my first choice. But I must say, those Meyer Lemon ones sound delish too. Thanks for the opportunity!
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Kristie said...

I'd like to try the Smooth Espresso squares

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Smooshy said...

i want the coconut silk truffle!

LaVonne said...

Peanut Butter Passion for sure! I love Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate and vegan anything! :)

LaVonne said...

A pumpkin pie one for the holidays. I know Godiva has one and it is good. Also some form of caramel (it might be difficult to be vegan.)

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Ann said...

I'm an E-Mail subscriber and the coconut silk is the winner for me. They all sound yummy. annbell29(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ann On and On... said...

The Meyer Lemon Truffle sounds sooooo good! amerskine@hotmail.com

Ann On and On... said...

New flavor....raspberry, caramel, dark chocolate with sprinkles of pine nuts. (any nut...) Yummmm.
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h. mcnaron said...

peanut butter persuasion and glorious ginger-- yummmmm!

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Vittoria said...

i'd love to try the coconut silk!

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Vittoria said...

my new flavor would be hazelnut!

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Tegan said...

My mouth is now watering for the Sweet Raspberry Heart!!

Condo Blues said...

I would try the Smooth Espresso Square.

Condo Blues said...

I would try the Smooth Espresso Square.

superpaige said...

Peppermint truffle sounds so yummy.

Heather O'Donnell said...

How can I choose just one?? Maybe the smooth Espresso Squares, or the Peanut Butter Passion
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Missy said...

Well, there was not a description for the Peanut Butter Passion, but I'm sure I would pick that one.

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Pat said...

I'd like to try the Peppermint Perfection.
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Anonymous said...

Mmmm! I would most want to try the Sweet Raspberry Heart!

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mel said...

I love spicy so I would say spicy cinnamon chipotle.
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Erin from Long Island said...

i would love to try the coconut silk (and the peanu butter, the espresso, and the raspberry)

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I would like to see a hazlenut cream center with a dark chocolate outside and a toffee coating/crumble outside

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throuthehaze said...

The Glorious Ginger truffle sounds good
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I'd love the peanutbutter passion jacksond@nhr3.net

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I'd like a pineapple/strawberry flavor jacksond@nhr3.net

Sherry Carter said...

Sweet Raspberry or Ginger sound delicious!

Vegan Nutritionista said...

I've always wanted to try a truffle with salt on top. I've heard such good things, but never had one. So that is my entry... the Salted Caramel!

Lindsay said...

I think I would like to try the Peanut Butter Passion!

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Jennifer T. said...

I think I'd like the Smooth Espresso Square truffle the most.

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Lisa said...

I'd love to try the Peanut Butter Passion, yum!
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Sue said...

Coconut Silk looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

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carey said...

Two favorites for me - Peanut Butter Passion and Peppermint Passion. Yum!

M said...

I'd like to try the Meyer Lemon Explosion!

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M said...

A flavor I'd like to see would be blueberry!

Angela said...

The Sweet Raspberry Heart sounds wonderful.

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Nicole said...

MMMMMM, Meyer Lemon Explosion - I look at every chocolate shop for a lemon chocolate candy.

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y2 said...

I would love to try the "Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle" truffle.

y2 said...

A new creative truffle flavor I suggest is a Passion Fruit truffle.

demmi said...

the almond ball
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Anonymous said...

I like it hot and sweet so I am looking forward to trying the
Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle.

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G. said...

I like it hot and sweet so im looking forward to trying the Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle.

Tabathia said...

The meyer lemon explosion looks and sounds like a winner

Tabathia said...

I new creative flavor would be a blueberry or a ginger spiced truffle

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karen said...

I most want to try the Glorious Ginger truffles. Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

Peanut Butter Passion for me!

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Kara said...

Peanut butter passion!

I did not know about these. I'm going to try some next time in Portland!

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Jamie said...

The Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle truffle sounds delicious.

Melodic Mom said...

I'd like to try the Peanut Butter Passion. It must be so good that it doesn't even need a description. :)

Melodic Mom said...

I suggest a Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle. MMM.

duckfeetinc said...

Almond ball, no wait coconut, no almond ....I can't pick : P

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*Mirage* said...

Ooohhh you just HAD to post something chocolate and make me drool on my keyboard! ;) I'm pregnant too so extra heavy on the chocolate cravings.

And I CAN'T DECIDE!!!! I have been going back and forth between the Peppermint Perfection and the Sweet Raspberry Heart for about 20 minutes now and I think I'm just going to have to play eenie meenie miney mo or something because I can't decide. Lets see...
Raspberry! I pick raspberry.

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*Mirage* said...

I suggest Cinnamon Banana with walnut pieces on top for a new truffle flavor. Yum! Like banana bread! Only chocolate and better! ;)

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Angela said...

Smooth Espresso Square ... coffee + chocolate ... can't beat that.

Erika*Coffee said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle

Erika*Coffee said...

My new creative truffle flavor: Orange Marzipan :)

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singermagic1 said...

I would get the peppermint for my daughter, she would go nut for these

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Arla said...

coconut silk truffle

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ladcraig said...

Coconut Silk truffle

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new flavor suggestion:

praline

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missrantsypants said...

I'd love to try the Coconut Silk. Yum.


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I want to try the Peanut Butter Passion.

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Laura's Leaner Life said...

I would like to try the Awesome Almond Ball.

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FDP 4 Life said...

the peppermint truffle sounds good to me

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prizehound7 said...

The truffle I want to try most is the Smooth Espresso Square.

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amandakbarnes90 said...

Peanut butter passion sounds absolutely delicious! I LOVE peanut butter so this would be great! :)
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Atreau said...

I want to try the Spicy Cinnamon Chipotle.

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