Monday, December 22, 2008

Menu for Hope V - Confectionery Round Up

imageMenu for Hope is back for its fifth year and is as big as ever. The multi-blog effort is headed by Chez Pim and raises money for the United Nations World Food Programme.

It’s a raffle where various bloggers, individuals and companies have donated food-related items.

Here’s my annual roundup of confectionery goodies up for grabs this year. (You can see the complete list of goodies here.)

Each raffle ticket is $10. Please be sure to read the complete listings about any geographical or timing limitations before you buy your tickets.

imageItem Number: EU04

Description: 2 boxes of Parisan style macarons from Petites Bouches

A pair of sligtly crisp nut-flecked cookies sandwich the most luxurious buttercreams and the creamiest ganache made from premium Valrhona Chocolate. Made from raw organic almonds and organic brown eggs. (US only.)

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imageItem Number: EU02

Description: A stack of hand-chosen, just for you, real Swiss chocolate bars. This was one of the prizes I really wanted last year.

You get to pick your preference for nuts or not, milk or dark ... an awesome opportunity to get a different taste every week.

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imageItem Number: UE05

Description: Small Box of LA Burdick Chocolate Mice

I tried these earlier this year, they’re simply too cute - little truffle mice with almond slice ears ... everything is edible except for the tails.

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imageItem Number: UE11

Description: La Maison du Chocolat’s Shimmering Snowflake Coffret

Over a half a pound (about 29 pieces) of delicate chocolate creations. Includes the holiday flavors: chestnut, orange confit stick, dark ganache with banana, milk ganache with ros? Champagne, milk pralin? feuillet? with hazelnuts and almonds, almond paste with citrus zest, and dark plain ganache. (U.S. only)

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imageItem Number: UE12

Description: Five boxes of Garrison Confectioners handcrafted chocolates inspired by PAMA Liqueur

The PAMA Tart is a heavenly layered chocolate ganache and graham cracker crust treat laced with pomegranate flavor. The PAMA Cosmo, a great twist on the classic drink, delivers a flavor explosion by coupling premium vodka with fresh, invigorating lime juice. But the true test of a cordial is its ability to stand to toasted nuts, and PAMA passed with flying colors with Garrison"s Nutty PAMA creation. It combines a perfected blend of roasted nut and pomegranate for a truly indulgent experience.

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imageItem Number: UE17

Description: The ‘Studio Collection’ Box by Chocolatier Oliver Kita

A retail value of $40, this box 16 deliciously creative sweets.

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imageItem Number: UW23

Description: BonBonBar Tower of handmade candy bars, caramels, and marshmallows.

3 Caramel Nut Candy Bars, 3 Malt Candy Bars, 3 Orange Candy Bars, 3 Single Malt Scotch Candy Bars, 12 Vanilla Marshmallows, 12 Passionfruit Marshmallows 1 Container of Hot Chocolate Mix

imageItem Number: UW24

Description: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Gift Package

5 pounds of petit baking squares, The Essence of Chocolate cookbook plus an (extra) bitter t-shirt.

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imageItem Number: EU03

Description: US$50 gift certificate from bento supplier J-List.com PLUS 3 bento books

JList is an awesome place to find all sorts of Japanse treats like Mentos, limited edition KitKat and HiCHEW.

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Item Number: EU06

Description: Damian Allsopp chocolates

Christmas chocolates from Fortnum & Mason . Damian is unique in his use of water-based ganaches. This creates fabulously intense flavours such as pear and anise, salty liquorice and “Christmas.”

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Item Number: CA08

Description: Gift box from Kerstin’s Chocolates

12 high quality, Edmonton-made chocolate bars from Kerstin’s Chocolates. (Canada only.)

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Raffle ends on December 24th. Winners will be announced in January.

See this page for the complete list and directions for how to purchase the tickets from Firstgiving.

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