Since receiving my delicious Askinosie sample, I’ve been playing around with the cocoa powder in the kitchen (the chocolate bars mysteriously disappeared somehow .) It smells incredible! I just want to dab it behind my ears and smell the chocolate billowing around me all day long. Ahhh…it has a calming, nurturing effect – LOL.
But seriously, first I made a rich decadent almond milk hot cocoa, reminiscent of Ovaltine with a hint of malty flavor. The kicker was fresh ground chia seed meal. It gives it a thicker body and some nice omega-3 fatty acids to boot. Warmed gently, sprinkled with a bit of fresh cinnamon and YUM! I got this idea from The Spunky Coconut. Thank you Spunky!
Since I like to experiment and I don’t want to make full-size desserts all the time, I have a collection of mini baking molds. I love collecting these and making single serves, not to mention they are so cute!
So I experimented with a raw–ish Tiramisu. The chocolate mousse on the bottom layer is made with Askinosie cocoa and modeled after a raw cacao creme recipe in the Russell James’ Chocolate Recipe Series. The whippy creamy top is a raw recipe adapted from Sweet Gratitude and then I sprinkled with a dusting of Askinosie cocoa powder. Sinfully delicious! (Note my attempt at artsy photography angle below.)
Askinosie Chocolate Giveaway Box!
Askinosie Chocolate really is a lovely high-quality product and company. They have generously offered to give away a free sampler package of their delicious chocolate to a Healthy Simple Living reader (that’s YOU!) – three whole bars of chocolate and a container of natural cocoa powder!
Askinosie Free Sampler Giveaway:
- 70% Del Tambo Dark Chocolate Bar (85g)
- 77% Davao Dark Chocolate Bar (85g)
- 62% Dark Milk Chocolate Bar (85g)
- A tube of Davao Cocoa Powder (170g)
So if you want in, get your entries in now and spread the word for even more entries. And for everyone that does enter at least once, there will be a special offer at the end of the contest period EVEN if you don’t win. So don’t miss out!
HOW TO ENTER:
Please write a new comment for each additional entry including your email address in the email field. Each comment is an additional chance to win. Winning post will be chosen via Random.org:
- Mosey on over to the Askinosie Chocolate website then let me know what you learned or would like to try in a comment on this blog post.
- Mention the giveaway in your blog & link your post in a comment.
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RULES: Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway will run from Feb 28, 2010 through Mar 17, 2010 (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) Please make sure you fill in an email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win. If I can not reach the winner, a new one will be chosen. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing info. If they do not reach me in that timeframe a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be shipped directly from the sponsor.
DISCLOSURE: Askinosie provided me with a free sample of this product and I was under no obligation to review it or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. I am not being paid to share their products with my readers. Instead, I am sharing them because I like them and YOU!