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It’s a Chocoholic Giveaway!

Love Shmove.

Everyone knows the real reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day: it’s a great excuse to unapologetically consume exorbitant amounts of chocolate. So whether or not you buy into the manufactured holiday, don’t miss out on the chance to stuff your face with chocolate treats.

Most likely, you can already think of about a million ways to celebrate. Or ten million, if you’re as in love with chocolate as I am.

(But I don’t think that’s possible!!)

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Here are some ideas: Healthy Chocolate Recipes.

The above recipes are healthy ideas to treat yourself, so you can be good to your heart while still treating your tastebuds. Most of them are also pretty easy and quick to make! However, just in case you feel like doing absolutely no work today, I still gotcha covered…

sweet riot chocolate

Every day, I get quite a few email offers for product reviews, and I have to turn most of them down. But when the Sweet Riot company offered to send samples of their new chocolate bars, I certainly couldn’t turn those down!

First and foremost, their chocolate is awesome because it’s fair-trade. It’s also vegan and gluten-free. I really enjoyed the 85% bars—the taste reminds me somewhat of Magic Shell. (My roommie gobbled up all of the little 70% squares. She appreciated the fact that they’re only 20 calories per square.)

sweet riot chocolate bars

It’s been awhile since my last giveaway, so how about a quick chocolate giveaway in honor of Valentine’s Day Chocolate Appreciation Day? (Every day should be Chocolate Appreciation Day.)

This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to Madi.

I’ve emailed you!

Published on February 14, 2012

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  1. Rachelle says

    I would love to try these bars! I’m an absolute chocoholic, I must try it all! I’ve never tried gluten free chocolate before.

  2. Ashley says

    Oh I would love to win these! I’ve been trying to get into different types of chocolates that are more natural and unrefined, hope luck is on my side! Happy Valentines Day 🙂 xoxo

  3. Vanessa says

    Chocolate? Hmm, pretty sure I would LOVE to win these amazing bars! I am always looking to find good vegan chocolate and this looks delicious 🙂 And it’s Valentine’s Day so I wouldn’t feel the least bit guilty having it all for myself! Have a wonderful day!!!


  4. Courtney L. says

    I’ve tried one of these bars before and they are so, so good! I’d love to sample more of the flavors (and become a little more addicted).

  5. jenn a. says

    been saying the same thing all day. valentines day is about pink hearts and chocolate, and hopefully chocolate brownie hearts with pink frosting and heart shaped sprinkles.

  6. Yang says

    Dark chocolate!!!! Would be great to win them!!! Happy Love Day to everyone, especially to those singles like myself! 🙂

  7. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde says

    Oooh, those look yummy! I like to pick up a nice chocolate bar at the store once in awhile, thinking I’ll keep it around for chocolate cravings, but they never last as long as I intend them to! I’d love to try these bars 🙂 Thanks for a great giveaway. Enjoy Chocolate Appreciation Day! (And I do follow you on Facebook and Twitter, too!)

  8. Deanna says

    YUM! Chocolate. I think I’m just about out of any chocolate in my dorm, I have a few remnants from Christmas break. I have to make some from your recipe whenever I need a little chocolate.

  9. Annie says

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Thank you so much for sharing your to-die-for creations every day without the guilt.

    You are a blessing!

  10. Superfood Babe says

    OMG!!! This just made my day (i just love your blog)
    keep up the good work Katie 🙂
    <3 happy chocolate appreciation day

  11. Stephanie Chambers says

    Sounds great! LOVE this blog – it’s been great work with on my Weight Watchers plan. And I already follow you on FB and Twitter. 🙂

  12. Kim Grabowski says

    This chocolate looks AMAZING!!! I love a good quality dark chocolate bar, there’s truly nothing like it in the world. Chocolate Appreciation Day is more like it…I spent all last night making chocolate-covered strawberries for my friends and family. One of my friends texted me and said “don’t eat all the strawberries before you have a chance to give them to anyone!” And I said “oh, that’s not a problem…the real problem is this big bowl of melted chocolate!!!” 😀

  13. allison says

    YUMMO!!! Chocolate is one of my most favorite words! I would be so excited to win some chocolate and experience this companies goodies!

  14. Erin West says

    I’m a big fan of chocolate, especially trying new things/recipes with chocolate. I bought a bar in Switzerland a few years ago that was 97%. Yes, it was as insane as it sounds. Being taught the proper way to each chocolate that rich was fun. I think it took a year to fully eat that bar, as one bite at a time was enough.

  15. Sarah says

    I love your blog–I’ve been recommending it to all my friends! So far I’ve made 3 variations of the cookie dough dip and the fudgy brownies.

  16. Melissa says

    I would love to try these bars. I have a very tricky stomach and I have to stick to a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free just to name a few. But the one thing that gets me through it all is good quality chocolate. Please choose me!

  17. Alesia says

    I am so thankful that I found your site! Trying to keep my family healthy while not depriving them of fun yummy food! You help make this possible! Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  18. Elizabeth Greene says

    I love your site! I have made the cookie dough and the deep dish cookie pie each more than a dozen times since finding your site a month ago. I’d love to win a chocolate bar!

  19. Sara's Mommy says

    My daughter just turned 5 on Friday and she and I share our love for the dark chocolates. If being vegan meant giving up my chocolate it would have been an issue. Great chocolate recipes Katie! Sara and I have tried several that you have shared. We always look forward to your posts on FB.

  20. Kelly says

    Love your recipes! I have been whipping up so many versions of the chocolate frosting, made with coconut milk and cocoa. I would sure love some chocolate bars to add into this!

  21. samantha says

    I’d like to ask those chocolates to be my valentine’s date…we’ll be spending the night in the library working on my senior thesis!

  22. Audrey says

    I just tried your sugar-free cookie dip this weekend and I love it. Don’t hate me but I left out the chocolate chips. So it’s just kind of pb dessert hummus. It tastes great on apple slices! Thanks for the great recipe.

    I would love to win this chocolate. It sounds delicious!

  23. Danni says

    I would love to win these chocolate bars! I am slowly but surely convincing my husband of how delicious vegan food can be, and these just push him over the top. 🙂

  24. phoebe says

    Woo they look really good!! I’d love love to taste them + share it with my roommates. They all love chocolate!!!

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Katie!!

  25. Allison says

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Katie! I made your red velvet pancakes this weekend for myself. They were delicious! I love your website. I LOVE dark chocolate! The darker the better. 🙂

  26. Keri says

    I LOVE your recipes and am telling EVERYONE I know about them, you and your site! We just went Paleo and are allowed chocolate..this really would be a sweet and tasty gift that I’d love to get!

  27. Kara says

    Happy Valentine’s Day Katie! i am new to your website and BIG fan!!I have made several of your recipes already, german fuge babies, homemade larabars, gluten free chocolate chip cookies, blonde brownies, chocolate cupcakes with cheesecake frosting and even a delicious savory sweet potato chili! all were YUMMMO! thanks for the wonderful recipes and blog!

  28. Emma says

    Yummy! My favourite part of Valentine’s Day is the chocolate and I can think of no better way than to show compassion via the vegan and fair trade aspects!

  29. Erica says

    I LOVE chocolate!! Your blog is perfect for me, I can indulge and still be healthy. Here’s hoping I win!! Dark chocolate is my fave.

  30. Alisha says

    THis would make my VDAY!!! My husband is so sick with the flu I don’t want to go home, I’m possibly eating alone tonight!! PLEASE SEND CHOCOLATE!!

  31. Andrea Wilson says

    OMG! Would love to try these! I make your CCK cookie dough dip Every. Single. Weekend. When Wednesday rolls around I start craving it and I always end up making a batch (along with something else from your site) every weekend!

  32. Isabelle says

    Hi Katie! I feel guilty for commenting for the first time on a giveaway post, but i do have to say that i absolutely *adore* your blog. I have made all of the different kinds of single lady muffins and many of your pancake recipes for my friends, and they couldn’t even tell when they were fat free and low calorie! I love being able to provide healthy alternatives for them, so thank you sooo much! Now I’m off to make your red velvet pancakes for Valentines Day. (: You are wonderful!q

  33. Kim G. says

    I just found this website last week and have already made/enjoyed/shared three of your recipes, with another one on the docket for tonight. Those chocolate bars would help me on my quest to make more healthy desserts! 🙂 Thank you for your recipes!

  34. Amanda says

    Hi Katie!

    I am addicted to your blog! I love to bake and since I discovered your healthy dessert recipes I do my grocery shopping around which one I’m going to try next! I would also love to sample these chocolate bars. 😉 Happy Chocolate Day!


  35. Jasmine says

    I’d really like to try the 85% ones, the highest I’ve been able to find here are the Nestle 80%. I definitely like dark chocolate over milk chocolate, although I’d never say no to any kind of chocolate 🙂

  36. aelea says

    This would be amazing to win! I love chocolate, I am attempting to eat healthier, and I love doing humanitarian work…the fact these are delicious, only 22 calories per square and fair trade makes them the prefect treat!!! 🙂

  37. Lisa says

    My birthday is Valentine’s day, so that means I love chocolate TWICE as much!! Pretty sure I could use some of these bars as a post-bday/vday treat :o)

    Also, Katie–I made your deep dish cookie pie, and I’m pretty sure I could eat that and the cookie dough the rest of my life. And of course as birthday treats to me!

    Happy chocoholic day!!!!

  38. Christine says

    So glad I found your blog around grad school rejection time so when I get upset I can mourn with food but not feel guilty! But some chocolate wouldn’t hurt. 🙂

  39. Amy says

    Oh my gosh this would be so wonderful to try it!
    Ahh, new vegan chocolate. <3

    I follow you on Twitter and "Like" you on Facebook 🙂
    Thank you!

  40. Jennyb says

    Winning would be great, then i could make one of your chocolate cakes for my other friends 50th birthday! As you know i made the deep cookie dish pie for the first and they loved it!

  41. Alicia L says

    Happy Valentines!

    I love your blog and I think you are great. To celebrate today (which happens to also be our anniversary), I am making my husband a peanut butter banana boatmeal (topped with chocolate)!

    Thanks for everything. I love the CC diet.

  42. Veera says

    Oooh I’d love to try those! Hope this giveaway is open for people outside US too?

    And of course I follow you in Facebook! Actually I get your updates by mail, facebook and bloglovin every day, which is great cause they always cheer me up in the middle of something boring like schoolwork 😀

  43. Mandy says

    Found your blog through a friend and on Pinterest. I’m LOVING all your stuff and wouldn’t mind some better quality chocolate to add to your already delicious recipes 🙂


  44. Alicia says

    add me to the give away please…. I love reading your blogs, and have had to share your chickpea chocolate cookie dough dip recipe more than once. 🙂

  45. Suzie says

    Seriously LOVE your website!!! Tonight I am making the chocolate chip pizookie for my husband and I. Thank you for all your hard work, very much appreciated : )

  46. Shelly Moe says

    Katie – I love your blog! I would love to win these chocolate bars too!

    I have been sharing your blog with all of my friends. One of my vegetarian friends was especially apreciative of me introducing her to your site. She’s convinced that I’ll one day be a vegetarian. 🙂

    Keep up the great work!

  47. Philippa says

    Wow those chocolates sound great! I’d love to try them. I just made your chocolate frosting shots for Valentines Day. Yum!

  48. Becky says

    I’ve never really liked Valentine’s day, but chocolate appreciation day–I support that. Especially if it involves responsible chocolate.

  49. Shannon McKnight says

    Katie…THANK YOU for this wonderful site! I have recently been giving my diet an overhaul and sweets are a main area of concern for me. Thanks to a friend I found your amazing blog and now I know it’s possible to have healthy treats every now and again! 🙂

  50. Lauren says

    Yum,yum,yum. I’m about 80% vegan. And am in the habit of having abou 50 calories worth of dark chocolate each night. I think it’s one of my best habits:-) I’d love to try these!

  51. Lisa Tonick says

    I am loving your site…your recipes are incredible. I have shared it with many family and friends…thanks for sharing!!!

  52. Jess says

    I’ve heard of these guys before, I think they do awesome nibs also. But oh well – the chocolate will have to do for now 😉

  53. Laura says

    Oh please pick me! I cannot have dairy so have missed buying chocolate because the type I can eat is so much more expensive – I am in withdrawl!

  54. brandilyn says

    ooh, FUN! my husband and i would gobble these right up. we love your blog and make your recipes alllll the time (i made him strawberry shortcake pancakes when he was sick earlier this week and they were fantastic!).

  55. Anna Lynn says

    Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but it’s also my birthday! Double the reason to eat LOTS of chocolate!!!!! I’d much rather share my birthday with Chocolate Appreciation Day rather than Valentine’s Day anyway! This chocolate sounds perfect <3

  56. Claire K says

    These delicious looking chocolate bars would be the perfect study treat for my roommate and I as we cram for midterms! We are students at Tulane University and are working hard to finish up tests and papers before Mardi Gras, laissez les bons temps rouler!

  57. Cynthia says

    I’m a huge fan of your blog Katie! Please, please, please let me win those chocolate bars 🙂 I never win anything lol

  58. Jess K says

    I recently went Paleo and have been having trouble finding chocolate in my area that is “good” for me. This would be great.

  59. dara says

    Hi Katie,
    So your German chocolate balls morphed into another concoction yesterday…
    My good friend wanted to make her own chocolate covered strawberries for V-day. She thought up the idea to make Smores Strawberries (not sure if there is a recipe like this online but as far as I know she came up with these on her own). She stuffed strawberries with a marshmallow/graham cracker mixture and then covered them in dark chocolate. Yum! Picture here:!/photo.php?fbid=3374498966257&set=a.1552211210202.2071451.1382798185&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_comment_tagged

    ANYWAYS, she likes to multi-cook/bake when in the kitchen. I saw her put walnuts and dates in her food processor (assuming she was making your German balls because she is an avid follower as well) so I asked her what she was making and to my surprise she said, “I dunno.” Then I said. you could make a similar version of Katie’s GCCBs if you add a little salt and vanilla with some cocoa powder (I forgot to say “coconut” too but read on…)! She ran to her pantry, grabbed all of that and blended it all. Also to my surprise, she wasn’t too thrilled with the taste ( I think she doesnt like dates) but I was in heaven and had stop myself from eating it all. My dear friend saw how much I enjoyed these she she rolled and surprised me with bliss… she added coconut flakes on her own without knowing the recipe calls for coconut and then dipped them in the melted chocolate and then rolled them in coconut.. all for me for Valentine’s day! They are aWeSoMe! and thank you for the recipe!

    One more thing, I saw the endangered spices chocolate bar on here one day and though how I would like to try it. Then I just happened to find a few bars at our local Sprouts (similar to WholeFoods)! I was super excited!

    Ok, enough for now.

    I hope you are having a wonder Love day! Remember, friends and family count as Valentines too!
    Love you,

  60. Kendra says

    Wow, these look delicious! I would love to win them; I could definitely use them to bake with, since vegan chocolate can be so expensive:)

  61. Katherine says

    Chocolate! Woohoo! Oh (and slightly more coherently), I made your deep dish cookie pie the other day for my omnivore dad and he loved it. He couldn’t believe how healthy it was compared to most desserts. And it was so quick to make!

  62. Kelly J. R. says

    I was at a restaurant over the weekend and they had their tables decorated with cutesy stuffed animals for Valentine’s Day. My elderly friend said, “Now what would you do if someone gave you one of these for Valentine’s Day.” and I said, “I would tell them to take it back and buy me some chocolate!” LOL.

  63. Renee Loy says

    I just got back from Whole Foods and I am going to be making your Chocolate-Pumpkin Pizookie for my mom’s Valentine’s dinner tonight….it will just be the two of us but what the heck…it’s Valentine’s Day…splurge a little 🙂

  64. Emma says

    I love your blog so much! It’s great that you promote veganism through delicious desserts, and I love that these bars are organic! You should try a recipe for black bean brownies sometime 🙂

  65. Rebecca says

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I would love to try them! My boys (2 and 5) and I are going to make your sugar cookies into heart cut outs with sprinkles of course!

  66. Staci says

    I just recently started following your blog and have already made a few of your recipes (the macaroons are amazing!!!). I love good dark chocolate and would love to try chocolate from this company!!! Chocolate Appreciation Day is my favorite holiday!!!!

  67. Lily says

    Hi Katie, I made your Chocolate Bar Pie for my beloved this Valentine’s Day. I came across this recipe and wanted to pass it along to you.

    Serves 4
    8 ounces chocolate (we used 70% bittersweet – choose a high quality chocolate you love)
    3/4 cup (6 ounces) water
    ice cubes
    freshly whipped cream for topping (optional)

    1. Simply pour water into a saucepan. Then, over medium heat, whisk in the chocolate. The result is a homogenous sauce.

    2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl set over an ice bath, then whisk the chocolate sauce, either manually with a whisk or with an electric mixer (if using an electric mixer, watch closely — it will thicken faster). It will thicken and strands of chocolate will form inside the loops of the whisk. Pour or spoon immediately into ramekins, small bowls or jars and let set.

    3. Note: Three things can go wrong. Here’s how to fix them. If your chocolate doesn’t contain enough fat, melt the mixture again, add some chocolate, and then whisk it again. If the mousse is not light enough, melt the mixture again, add some water, and whisk it once more. If you whisk it too much, so that it becomes grainy, this means that the foam has turned into an emulsion. In that case simply melt the mixture and whisk it again, adding nothing.

    4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream if desired.
    Save and print this recipe (and see what others are saying about it) on FOOD52.

  68. Mariah says

    Chocolate!!! I’m always looking for better chocolate options- you want something that tastes good and is good for you/others too!

  69. Gi says

    Oooh please please please pick me pick me! *w*

    And furthermore… it’s so nice of you of not requiring to follow you in order to enter the giveaway… I now love you even more 😀

    Btw I hope the god of chocolate will bless me this time!
    Love (:

  70. Madi Riley says

    chocolate appreciation day? i think yes(:
    ever since a fellow vegan friend of mine recommended this blog to me i have been OBSESSED! every recipe i’ve tried so far has been ahh- mazing. whenever i bake your healthy desserts for people, and tell them afterwards that it’s vegan they are so surprised! it’s like what you said on your about me: i don’t want it to good, for being healthy. i want it to be good, period. <3
    thanks for all the delicious recipes & happy valentine's day!

  71. Jen F says

    Nothing like a giveaway to make me write my first comment! I just stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and I love it! I have made multiple recipes and am literally about to make chocolate mousse for valentines day dessert tonight. Thank you for the recipes and I look forward to trying even more of them!

  72. Cassie Appleton says

    Would love to try these. So thankful to you for sharing your recipes – my kids ask for and prefer your desserts over everything else out there!

  73. Ally Moore says

    I would love to win the set of Sweet Riot chocolate. My kids and I are chocoholics, but one has a milk allergy. The fact that these are vegan would be perfect for him. Thanks! 🙂

  74. Ariel says

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Yesterday I bought a whole bunch of strawberries (buy one container get one free) and will probably douse them in dark chocolate tonight. Yum! I love the packaging of these chocolate bars, and it’s awesome that they’re vegan, gluten-free, and fair trade. 🙂

  75. becky says

    Love your all the goodies you post!! I have a BIG sweet tooth, so it’s nice to indulge without the calories!! Oh…and OF COURSE I’d love some free chocolate:)

  76. Ashley says

    I love this blog! I just recently found it and have already become addicted (I love the cookie dough dip!)! I hope I can win the giveaway 🙂

  77. Christine says

    Wow! It’s really nice of you to do a giveaway. Good luck everyone!

    I’ve never commented before but since I’m here I just need to tell you that frankly, this is the best website on the entire internet, and believe me, I have been to most of them. How I never heard of it before a few weeks ago (I was looking for a vegan cookie recipe) I do not understand but I tell EVERYONE about you!

  78. Jade C says

    WOW!! I’ve never heard of this company before, sounds great though!! I would really LOVE to get my fingers on some of that good-looking delishiousness in bar-form!!!!
    Happy Chocolate Appreciation Day ;).

  79. LJ Briar says

    If Canadian readers are allowed to enter, I’d love to have a chance!

    I made your red velvet pancakes and chocolate frosting today for my fiancé. Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

  80. sarah g says

    I have never heard of sweet riot before. But I will definitely have to look for them in my store….. I am always looking for new vegan foods. And chocolate is definitely a plus!

  81. Dakota says

    My mom gave me little fair-trade hearts fro Chocopreciation day, wrapped up in little red foils. So cute. I think I’ll put some in my oatmeal tomorrow…maybe with some strawberries. Love the post.

  82. Natasha says

    Currently, the probability of you picking my comment is 0.00190839695 (1/524) if you randomly choose. Hopefully, you’ll be biased by my fabulous mathemathical skills and not randomly choose. 🙂
    Happy Valentine’s Day, Katie!

  83. katia says

    Oh my gosh. How perfect is this? I’m on a mission to find the perfect brownie recipe and i was looking for a good healthier daaaaark chocolate to use! This would be so useful.

  84. Kelly says

    Hi Katie! I love your website – I found the cookie dough dip recipe on Pinterest. At first I discredited it because it had chickpeas in it, but I got some courage and decided to make it over Christmas break. It was AMAZING! I can’t wait to try your other recipes. You’ve definitely changed my opinion towards healthier desserts. Thanks!

  85. Ali says

    I am one of the biggest chocoholics alive – thats why i love your site so much katie!! i’d love to win these choco bars, but cant say they’d last long hehe 😉

  86. Brea says

    I absolutely love your blog. It has truly inspired me to broaden my chocolate addiction pallet. I would love to win Sweet Riot chocolate! YUM! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  87. christie says

    We are just taking baby steps to vegitarianism! Your site is giving me hope that it is possible to have yummy foods that are healthy too! Have to say we are all about chocolate here 🙂 or as my 4 year old little guy calls it “chocolick mommy, chocolick”! Thanks a bunch 🙂

  88. Emily says

    I never realized there was someone who understood chocolate the way I do…until I found your blog! I would never give up my vegan lifestyle (I love animals and care about the environment way to much) but I do miss all the sweets I used to eat! Thank you for all the amazing recipes and making it so much easier for me to live this healthy and kind lifestyle. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  89. Erin says

    I actually have an 85% sweet riot bar sitting in my pantry at this very moment! Haha. A souvenir from my last trip to Whole Foods (the closest one to me is 2.5 hours away) 🙁 I’d love to have more 😀

  90. Heidi Lynn says

    Hi Katie!
    I’ve been meaning to tell you thanks you for creating such wonderful recipes! Because of you I finally succeeded in eating only vegan foods. Every time I tried in the past I was just too bored with the foods/recipes I could find. I also want to tell you that I truly enjoy reading your blog! When I subscribed to other recipe blogs in the past I basically just looked at the recipes. Thanks again!

  91. Sherlock says

    Hey CCK! Sherlock here…entering your giveaway for the first time. *crosses fingers*
    I’ve never heard of Sweet Riot but after mentioning they’re only 20 calories per square, even a guy can’t resist.

  92. Catherine says

    wow those chocolate bars look fun! I’d love to try them…I love chocolate (but you probably could’ve guessed that) 🙂

  93. Kelli says

    Kate, I just love you and your blog. I hope you’re feeling the love today, on LOVE DAY. Thanks for giving us a chance to win some chocolate! You’re the best. <3

  94. marilyn hay says

    I am sure that nothing storebought could ever compare with your wonderful recipes! I am glad you are out there to appease my uncontrollable sweet tooth.

  95. Heather says

    These bars sound yummy – would love to try and win. Happy Valentine’s Day – I made your healthy brownies for tonight and red velvet pancakes this morning! Never too much chocolate! 🙂

  96. Jessica Howe says

    I am vegan and I live in an area that is definitely not vegan-friendly; we only got our first Trader Joe’s three months ago (it has been amazing) and searching for vegan chocolate is even more difficult! Whether I get those bars or not, I think I will check the company out as I am always looking for new vegan options where I live!

  97. Agne says

    Aaaahhh!!! Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!! Yuuum! It is such a shame that we do not have this brand in my country, because it sounds sooo good – vegan, gf and fair-trade. Oh I wish I could taste them at least once (dreaming) :))

    Thank you, Kate, for showing such a tastiness, but my taste buds are now quite mad on me, because I do not have any chocolate nor cacao in my dorm, oh no! :((

    Anyways, happy Chocolate Appreciation Day! :))

  98. Jacqueline Fisch says

    Chocolate. They say men think about sex every 3 minutes, for me it’s chocolate. I put it in my morning green smoothies, have some dark chocolate after lunch and end my day with a few dark squares and a glass (or 2) of red wine. I don’t remember the last day of my life that I did not consume any chocolate! I would LOVE to win some and taste these babies!

  99. Melissa says

    Ooh, oooh, pick me, pick me!!!! *jumping up and down* 🙂 I love 75% cocoa, but haven’t tried 85%. Oh, I also follow you on FB! My son and I LOVE your Chocolate Mousse Frosting!

  100. Shanae says

    Thank you so much, Katie, for sharing your culinary creativity and inspiring me to do the same! I love taking your recipes and MOSTLY following them, but also tweaking a few things to fit my preferences/on-hand ingredients. 🙂
    I love finding “excuses” to work chocolate into what I’m eating, and still eat something at least somewhat wholesome. 🙂

  101. Becca Lewis says

    I absolutely love chocolate, so glad to find people out there in the world who agree! Happy Chocolate Appreciation Day!!! 🙂

  102. Janelle says

    Oh my! these sounds amazing and I would love some real, healthy (sort of) chocolate!!

    love your blog – cannot wait to make more of your recipes!!

  103. Julie says

    Wow it is so amazing how many people comment on the posts when you give away stuff!! LOL Anyway this product looks great!! I wish we could all get a free sample..Love your blog it makes me happy when i get home from school each day

  104. Leah says

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks!

    Your recipes are amazing…I’ve loved all of the ones I’ve tried, in fact, I’m eating delicious chickpea ‘cookie dough’ right now! Yum!

  105. Erin says

    It’s insane how many more people comment on the days you have a giveaway. But I must join the masses; I’d love to win the chocolate! Chocolate Appreciation Day all the way! 🙂

  106. Meighan says

    I am OBSESSED with dark chocolate! I go on your blog religiously [i added it to my favorites] and think i am the perfect candidate for your giveaway =) for my job, i travel to TX alot, and my 2012 goal is to meet you personally!

  107. KellyO says

    I absolutely love Sweet Riot. Especially the little squares. Somehow eating a bunch of the little ones is not the same as eating a whole big bar. Oh logic… Great giveaway, as per usual. 🙂

  108. Rhonda says

    I love chocolate! Now it’s even harder to love, since I’m battling food allergies. Could this chocolate really be good for me?!?! I’d be willing to try. 😉

  109. Cara Johnson says

    Your website really has changed me 🙂 I absoltley love your creativity and the shared love of guilty free happy eating healthfully! My hubby’s tummy loves it too:) about to make some of your chocolate hip cookies! I. Can. Not. Wait. And am thrilled towin anything from you! College student budget+healthy eating=lovessss free CCK things:) you are wonderful and appreciated!

  110. Emily says

    It is not hard to want to comment on this post! Katie. You should pick me. I’m 9 months pregnant and wouldn’t pass up free fair-trade, vegan chocolate if my unborn child’s life depended on it! Okay… maybe that’s not entirely true. But my little hitchhiker and I would be delighted to enjoy those bars. Thanks for doing a giveaway and keep up the great work. <3

  111. Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free says

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Katie!

    Too bad they are not unsweetened 😛 But I love the packaging, and I’d really like to give these to my dark-chocolate loving momma!

  112. Debbie says

    Your chocolate recipes are the best!! Whenever I go to Whole foods I buy a little tin of the sweetriot nibs. They don’t last long.

  113. Karlee says

    Yumm I would love to try these! I always look like a crazy lady in the candy aisle because I read every single chocolate label to make sure they are vegan.

  114. natalie @ southern fit foodie says

    I am happily celebrating chocolate appreciation day! I think we should all eat a little something chocolate every hour, don’t you? 🙂

    I would LOVE to win those sweetriot bars!

  115. Cara says

    KATIE! 🙂
    I am officially addicted to your blog. My husband, friends. neighbors, relatives and soccer team can all attest. At least I admit it…Anyway I LOVE your creativity and shared love for guiltless decadent desserts that my tummy and my body can fully enjoy! Nutrition is a huge part of my life and you make recipes that I can share with my husband that he can love and have no idea the secret goodness I am giving him ( he couldn’t believe the beans I sneak into desserts!). You are so appreciated and I hope I can encourage you in your life! With that sad, college students+eating healthy+a passionate love for desserts=a deep and great love for free gifts and giveaways! SO GREAT.

  116. Anna @ The Guiltless Life says

    Ooh I’d love to enter – those bars look yum! I love 85% cocoa chocolate, that’s always what I eat – and when you said Magic Shell it was like magic to my ears. I once heard it’s easy to make a ‘vegan’ Magic Shell as it is coconut oil that hardens as soon as it hits the ice cream – is that true (maybe it was you that I read that from haha!)? If so I have got to get on that because Magic Shell is that special something from my childhood that I really miss now I am mostly sugar-free!

  117. Sapphire says

    I would SO love to win! 🙂 My eldest son loves chocolate, and I’d love to get him newer bars to try, but living in rural West Virginia, the only plain chocolate bars we can get are Hershey’s, and I don’t really like buying those for him for a myriad of reasons.

  118. Katelyn says

    Chocolate Appreciation day… What a PERFECT way to think of today! Much more optimistic (and delicious) than singles awareness day! =)

    I would L-O-V-E to win some chocolate any day, but today would be especially nice 😉

  119. Frida says

    Screw Valentines day, I’m forever alone, and I love the idea of a Chocolate Appreciation Day! *munches chocolate and shakes fist victoriously* Count me in ;D I follow you on Facebook too! Hope this sweet contest is for non-US citizens as well 🙂

  120. Maria Carolina Rueda says

    I love chocolate but RARELY eat it. When I say rare I mean a handful of times a year! This is one treat I don’t think I could turn down however….They would be wonderful in your chocolate bar pie!

  121. cateline says

    Recently discovered your site and fell in love! Keep doing what you do and I will keep on making/eating whatever you tell me to ;). Happy chocolate appreciation day! <3

  122. beccah says

    that chocolate sounds amazing!Especially considering it’s healthy,now I know of a vegan brand to look for 😀 now wouldnt tha be great in your chocolate bar pie?I think so omg 0.0

  123. Brian M says

    I have always liked 70%+ chocolates since I can’t really eat a lot of sweet stuffs all at once or I would get nauseous, so I would love to try some of those new chocolates! 😀 I also like the packaging too, quite unique. Hehe

  124. Erin says

    I completely agree! Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate, an excellent excuse to indulge a bit.. especially vegan giveaway chocolate;)

  125. Anonymous says

    Oh give me a home
    Where the CHOC-O-LATE grows
    And the wiiiiiiiiiine flows freely all day!

    If you were dough sugary sweet
    All I’d want is to be your chocolaty meat

    When you wish upon a bar
    Makes no difference who you are
    Anything your tooth desires
    Will melt for you!

  126. Lena says

    Oh boy oh boy! I would love to try these, they sound amazing. I’d be torn between using them for your chocolate bar pie I’ve been planning on making and between just eating them straight out of the package… thanks so much for doing this giveaway, Katie!

  127. Lane says

    Chocolate give-a-way? YES PLEASE! Yummy yummy yummy! I have only had a couple of types of vegan chocolate, so trying these would be AWESOME!

  128. becky says

    love dark chocolate, and i was just getting worried that my in-house supply was running dangerously low. help a girl in need out!

  129. Jordan says

    I have always wanted to try the Sweet Riot chocolate! My boyfriend is coming into town this weekend to celebrate vday/my birthday, I’ll probably make one of your desserts for the occasion.

  130. Rebekah says

    What sane person wouldn’t want chocolate, free or otherwise? I know my dad is one of the biggest chocoholics I know, and I’d love to introduce him to a new, healthy fair-trade brand.

  131. Stephanie says

    Wow! Judging by the insane number of comments, I have as much of a chance of winning the lotto!

    Here’s goes nothing 😉

  132. Jen says

    Today has been such a great Valentine’s day! I got to meet my 4-day old nephew and welcome Mom, Dad and Baby home from the hospital! Winning this chocolate would just be icing on the cake 🙂

  133. Callie McBride says

    I was definitely hoping that this giveaway would be more along the lines of, “I’m giving one lucky reader one of EVERY single one of my recipes!” That would be a field day, for life.

    But this will do too. 🙂

  134. Margaret says

    Hi Katie!
    I love your blog….I have dates and cashews in the pantry just waiting to become fudge bites. Keep up the great work and thanks for all things chocolate!
    Take care,

  135. Lindsay says

    I made your deep dish cookie pie for the first time today and it is amazing! Winning the chocolate would make this the perfect day!

  136. Elizabeth says

    Chocolate! Also, must thank you many times over for two of your recipes in particular: your chocolate bar pie (well, just the filling in my case), and your mint chip shake. My life has suddenly improved drastically due to the presence of those two things. Even better when combined… Thank you, and happy Chocolate Appreciation Day!

  137. Emily says

    Wow-I love how low calorie that chocolate is and it looks YUMMY!!! Hope you had a good Valentine’s Day! I know that I enjoyed some chocolate dessert today and I hope you did too!

  138. Megan says

    Those bars look amazing. I am definitely for celebrating Chocolate appreciation day (however, that is usually everyday for me!)

  139. kt says

    Hi Katie,

    I love your blog, and I love chocolate- so if you are including canucks in the giveaway please count me in. I made your german chocolate fudge bites to give to family for valentine’s day, and they have gone over very well!

    another Katie

  140. Maryam says

    I have to say, I might be right up there with you with my love for chocolate 😀 I’m totally going to try some of your recipes! And winning this yummy giveaway doesn’t sound half bad either, especially since the closest thing I have to a valentine right now are my college textbooks!

  141. chocolate girl's chocolate mom says

    Oh, my. I just checked out their web site. Too many choices!
    I’d love to try a sample before I commit to filling my shopping cart.

    And thanks so much for the boatmeal recipes. I’ve always made a family-sized recipe of baked oatmeal, but it’s nice to have your options for single servings.

  142. Chrisia says

    Happy Valentíne’s to all the chocolate lovers!!! Thank you Katie for the amazing recipes and thanks to Sweet Riot for the giveaway. These chocolate bars sound and look so good! I’m just imaging how they taste! Sweet day everybody! =)

  143. Roni Yager says

    This is my first time seeing your site! I’m so excited to try some of your recipes!! I am a choco-holic and hate that it always seems to come with unhealthy effects! Thanks!!

  144. ~Jessica~ says

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway 🙂 I already like you on Twitter/FB, and would ‘like’ you twice if I could.

    Happy Valentine’s!


  145. Karen Hanes says

    I recently discovered your awesome blog and have shared it with all my momma friends. I’m not vegan but have adopted non-processed healthy food habits to be a good example to my 18 month old daughter and I really appreciate these ideas so we can truly enjoy our food. She LOVED the chocolate mousse I fed her before bed tonight and I felt great knowing she was getting a healthy dose of protein and loving her treat with mommy. Keep up the great work spreading food joy (and our mutual LOVE for chocolate)!!

  146. Jessica says

    I’m making your deep dish chocolate chip pie as I type! I’d love to get my hands on that chocolate too! Yum, looks good! 🙂

  147. Cheri says

    I’ve been gluten free for two years. Now I’m dairy free and egg free. I guess soon I will be vegan too!
    Making big changes in your 50’s in a BIG deal! I’m a cook too and you are a delight sweetie!
    I first saw you on the news and now I follow you on Pintrest, FB and your Blog. It’s nice to see that living well and healthy can be fun. The way you share yourself with everyone is inspiring and refreshing! You Go Girl!

  148. Aileen says

    MmmMMmmMMm Dark Chocolate!!! We’d all love to win some free chocolate, definitely can’t turn that down if given the option. =) This would be a yummy treat from the Nestle and Cadbury chocolate I eat.

  149. Julia Scott says

    I think you have some competition when it comes to loving chocolate. I definitely cannot live without! I love your healthy recipes. Thank you!!!!

  150. Hannah says

    Those bars look so yummy! 🙂 Happy Chocolate Appreciation day! To be honest, I forgot about the Valentine part…. 🙂

  151. Jenn says

    LOVE your recipes and will definitely try this chocolate whether I win or not. Always looking for good, vegan foods! Thanks for all you do!

  152. Kerri says

    I tasted Sweet Riot for the first time a few months ago. WOW.
    I enjoy your recipes in many ways, but a recent favorite is- I make a batch of fudge babies but do not form the balls. I keep the “batter” or fudge baby crumbs, as I refer to them, in a glass jar. I find I have better self control if they’re not all rolled up and cutie on a platter for me. Well, I took a generous spoonful of fudge baby crumbs and placed it on a serving of vanilla ice cream. WAY better than any fudge topping I’ve ever had. I’m hooked!

    Thank you for your blog. I’m really enjoying it.

  153. Marla says

    Huge fan here! That means I automatically win, right? 😉 Thank you for your lovely blog and for hosting this wonderful giveaway.

  154. C V says

    Kt! Top o’ the evenin’ to ya from Phoenix, Arizona. I’d really appreciate these bars because I go to a sweet-obsessed school, and eating these would allow me to fit in with my friends without the stockpile of calories. Thank you!

  155. Alicia L says

    Happy Chocolate Appreciation Day Katie!

    I love the CC diet. I made a fantastic pb & banana boatmeal for my husband’s anniversary breakfast today. Thanks for the great recipes.

  156. Cheryl says

    I’m with ya on Chocolate Appreciation Day!! Would love me some chocolate!! What a wonderful thing to do! Here’s hoping I am devouring some of this chocolate soon!

  157. collyn says

    after recently vegan-izing my diet I had been denying myself chocolate, until I found your blog! I’d love to try these.

  158. Brielle says

    YUM! :’D They look super good, I’d love to be able to try this chocolate~ <3 Dark Chocolate is my absolute favorite.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  159. Lydia Claire says

    I just got my mom to switch to Endangered Species Chocolate from Lindt. It would be great to try another vegan brand. =)

  160. Debba says

    Wow! Guess lots of people love chocolate. Hope you had a great v-day and thank you for all your wonderful recipes! I made two of them for tonight’s dessert, your ccc mousse w/ vegan whipped topping. yum.

  161. Albizia says

    Happy chocolate appreciation day! That’s the day when I can say hello to chocolate as many times as I want without guilt. Someone else can take the love, I’m fine with the chocolate 😉 .

  162. Jackie says

    I’ve never heard of these before. I’d love to try them, especially the little squares (even though I’d probably eat like 10)!!

  163. Jeri says