Saturday, January 31, 2009

Coco-Zen Truffles Review and Giveaway


Looking to give a sweet treat to someone special for Valentine's Day? Perhaps you are hoping to receive something deliciously wonderful from your other half this year. If so, you need to look no further than Coco-Zen for the most amazing organic, Fair-Trade chocolate truffles ever.

Coco-Zen is a mom-owned business. Not only do they sell yummy, organic chocolate truffles in many mouth-watering flavors, they also offer decadent chocolate body treats. That's right, you can pamper your lips and your skin with the tantalizing scent of chocolate. (Oh. My. Heck. The chocoholic I am NEEDS to try the body products by Coco-Zen!)

A little background about Coco-Zen:
Coco-Zen came about when new mom and chocoholic, Joyce Kushner, decided to take a break from the frenetic pace of retail marketing to stay at home to care for her newborn son. During maternity leave, Joyce spent her 45-minute "breaks" while her son napped making chocolate desserts. It turned out that experimenting with chocolates (and tasting them!) helped Joyce maintain her post-partum "tranquility."

Chocolate truffles being her favorite, Joyce soon developed several "harmonious" flavor combinations and gave them away to family and friends (while extolling the wonders of a little daily chocolate indulgence). As it turned out, the truffles were a hit. So deciding to take a chance, she said goodbye to corporate America and went into business for herself.

Thus, Coco-Zen was born - spreading the joy of chocolate "enlightenment" one truffle at a time.


Thanks to Mom Fuse and Coco-Zen, I had the absolute pleasure of sampling some of the truffles. I was sent dark chocolate and chocolate mint truffles in a beautiful two-tier To-Give tin, as well as the Signature Sampler To-Go tin.

When the truffles arrived, I selfishly wanted to hide them away and keep them for myself. Instead, I took them to Emma's birthday party and shared them with the whole family. They were a hit!

The size of the truffles is generous, and though you could eat one and probably be satisfied, they are far too addicting to stop at one!

The favorite truffles among the group was the Chocolate Mint Bliss. The mint flavor was perfect- not at all overpowering. I most wanted to try the Chai Spice, but there was only one of them, and my sister got to it before I could. She told me that it was the best chocolate she had ever tasted. She described the flavor as the perfect blend of her two favorite things- chocolate and chai tea lattes.

I will definitely be purchasing more truffles to give as gifts (and for myself, too) from Coco-Zen. I'm thinking with Valentine's Day and our wedding anniversary just around the corner, I need to let my hubby know about Coco-Zen- the perfect place to shop for chocolate treats to pamper my body and satisfy my sweet tooth. :)

Coco-Zen would like to offer all living life one day at a time and Mom Fuse readers a chance to experience all the chocolate goodness that Coco-Zen has to offer at a 10% discount. Just enter the code MOMFUSE10 at checkout. (Offer good until February 14, 2009)

One of my readers has the chance to win a $25 e-card from Coco-Zen as well.

HOW TO WIN:
• Visit Coco-Zen, and then come back here and tell me which flavor truffle you'd love most or which body product you'd really like to try.
• If you are not a blogger, email 3 of your friends telling them about this giveaway, and cc me at colleenstearns@gmail.com.

ENTER DAILY!!! Once you post your initial entry, you can come back daily and tell me you want another entry. :)

SCORE EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site and Coco-Zen (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it).
2. Subscribe to my blog via email.
3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.
4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter (Be sure to follow me on Twitter too- see link in my sidebar.). Make sure to leave a link to your twitter message in your comment. You can do this once a day. Please make sure to come back each day and leave another comment with your new twitter message link.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Enter by 9pm (EST) on Friday, February 6, 2009.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If she or he does not respond within 48 hours, a new random winner will be chosen.

112 comments:

gahome2mom said...

I'd like to try Everyday Truffles: Chocolate Chai Spice. Yum!



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BrineS said...

Signature Sampler looks delish!

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Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

Dark Chocolate & Mint or Orange and Chai! and i'd like to try Chocolate Lotion, it sounds so different!

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Harley Dee said...

I love me a truffle! I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Nirvana! YUM!

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Carolyn G said...

I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Nirvana truffles.

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Ellen C. said...

The dark chocolate nirvana sounds great.


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Baba said...

Dark Chocolate Nirvana sounds wonderful!

Katrina said...

chocolate orange blossom and chocolate mint look so good! yum!

mom2boys said...

The everyday chocolate mint truffles sound oh so yummy. I would love to try them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Allison said...

Mmmmm. I'd love to try the Chocolate Chai Spice! That's a super hard choice though!

windycindy said...

Of course, I would enjoy trying every flavor! The one I choose is
the Peanut Butter! The second one I choose is the Chocolate Chai Spice.
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nanja said...

Chocolate Orange Blossom w/ Almonds sound scrumptous! Thank you!
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MonkeyBaby said...

i'd love to try the Dark Chocolate Nirvana!

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janetfaye said...

Everyday Truffles: Dark Chocolate Nirvana.

Thank you!

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Jackie said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Chai Spice! They all sound great! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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thebun said...

What a great idea...Chocolate Lip Balm.

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barbara said...

It would have to be Dark Chocolate Nirvana. I can taste them already. MMMM


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A Psych Mommy said...

Mmm--I love chocolate! I would love to try Chocolate mint from their everyday truffle line

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clynsg said...

My favorite is always chocolate mint.

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Anastasia said...

i like Chocolate Body Gift Set: Just the Body

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always_317537 said...

I like the chocolate mint bliss :)

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EllyBean said...

I'd like to try the Everyday Truffles: Chocolate Mint Bliss! I think mint and chocolate are one of the greatest combos.

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Jennifer said...

I would like to try: Everyday Truffles: Dark Chocolate Nirvana .

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Jennifer said...

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Shelley K. said...

My favorite is the Chocolate Body Gift Set: Just the Body. How great is that??

Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Baba said...

Dark Chocolate Nirvana for me! Yummy!

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thebun said...

I would like another entry for today, please.

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summerdays said...

The chocolate orange blossom sounds yummy but so do the nut butter truffles too!!! Yummy! summrob1@aol.com

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Lori A. said...

Mmm! Looks yummy! I would like to try that Chocolate Mint Bliss. :)

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Linda and Greg said...

Love the Dark Chocolate Nirvana! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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2 by 2 boutique said...

i would love to try the chocolate mint!

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Nelsby said...

Tough choice...but I think my favorite would be the Everyday Chocolate in Chocolate Mint.
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Anonymous said...

i like how Coco-Zen Truffles is a fair trade certified company and the quality of their ingredients.

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doreen or thebun said...

I would love to have another entry today, please.

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Michelle said...

MMM it all looks so good. the Orange and Chai truffles sound delish. And the Head-To-Toe Chocolate Body Treatment sounds great,
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bettyd said...

Chocolate Mint please, though an assortment would be most pleasing

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Michelle said...

I'd like another entry please! I LOVE chocolate.
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the pistachio nut butter.

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doreen said...

I would love another entry today.

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ProjectHope7 said...

Wow..talk about mouth watering! I would probably go for the Truffles to Go Signature Sampler in order to try them out. Then I would have a harder time choosing probably. The Dark Chocolate Nirvana looks heavenly. As does the Chai Spice, and the Orange Blossom, and the Mint. I am not too crazy about the nutty one though. But that's a personal preference. Thanks for the intro to this company!
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Michelle said...

I'm back for another entry. thanks!
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Nicole said...

Good Afternoon guys!!

Wow, those truffles sound good! They would make a good Valentine's Day treat!Not sure how everyone else feels about February 14th, but I always seem to get really stressed out! I always send my friends a Valentine's Day text message, just to say hi! However I find a text message a bit dull, but I have found a different way to send a greeting which has a much more vibrant, and upbeat feel about it! My friend Lizzy first introduced me to the world of electronic greetings about a year ago when she went back packing around Australia. She said she found it hard to write letters, and she didn't always have a mobile phone signal! So whenever she had the chance she would go into an internet cafe and send an e-Card. This method is such a great way to keep in touch with friends, and family. With Valentine's Day coming up I think it is a good way to just send a little surprise greeting. I have done my research, and tried out loads of different sites, but I have now finally found the best Free Valentine’s Day e-Card site for me. This site has both romantic, and funny, light hearted Valentine's Day e-Cards, so there is a card to suit everyone! E-Cards are not for everyone, but I think they are definitely worth a try! Just wanted to share my thoughts and findings with you all! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day whatever you get up to, just make sure that you make all your plans in advance, the last thing you want is to be rushing around in a panic! Far too much stress for my liking! Kind regards, Nicole.

DEBIJOT said...

I like the classic nut butter truffles.

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doreen said...

I would love another entry...Please.

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janetfaye said...

I would like to enter again.

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Rebecca Banner said...

I'd be telling you how excited i am about buying some of these things even if you didn't have a giveaway. I'm all about organic body products especially chocolate! I can't wait to try the Dark Chocolate Nirvana truffles. I am a dark chocolate freak and the word 'nirvana' makes them sound perfect for me. Thanks for sharing!

Becca

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Dark Chocolate & MInt sounds delicious!

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LFinn said...

It is so hard to choose, but I would love to try the Chocolate Orange Blossom Almond truffles. Honestly, though, any of them look amazing!

Michelle said...

I'd like another entry!
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Amy said...

I really want to try the chocolate soap, I bet that would be so good for the skin, I've heard of the benefits of chocoalte before. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

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I just signed up to your subscription with my personal email address
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coriwestphal said...

I'd love the Chocolate Mint Bliss truffles. Mmmmmm...

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doreen said...

I would love another entry for the last day. Thanks and wish me luck.

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