Monday, August 2, 2010

I am a top 5 finalist in the Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate contest!

Stacey Rider - Top 5 finalist!

I have been chosen as one of the top 5 finalists in the Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Bring Your Dark to Light contest.   Over 13,000 people entered the competition by creating a unique flavor idea using one of Ghirardelli's intense dark chocolates and 3 additional ingredients.   I created a combination of 72% dark cocoa chocolate with pecans and chili.


I've created a dessert that mimics my chocolate flavor, as only the winner will be produced by Ghirardelli in 2011.   Please join me for a FREE demo/tasting at Faraday's Kitchen Store, Lakeway on Saturday August 7th from 10:00 - 2:00


My inspiration was Central Texas with its pecan trees and spicy food influence.   I had an "aha" moment that intense dark chocolate, pecans and chili would blend into a memorable taste combination.   Coming up with the dessert is a way to share those flavors during the voting process.

Starting today, August 2nd, consumers can visit www.newintensedark.com to vote for their favorite finalist.   Once a vote is registered, consumers are automatically entered for a chance to win thoughsands of instant chocolate prizes, including Intense Dark Chocolate bars and gift baskets; and on elucky person will win free Intense Dark Chocolate for a year.

Consumers can vote every day for more chances to win.   Every two weeks, the flavor with the least number of votes will be eliminated.   The flavor that survives each round, by receiving the most number of consumer votes, will become the next Intense Dark flavor, announced on Sept. 20th.

This is an honor and I'm excited to share this incredible privilege with Central Texas!

11 comments:

The Mom Chef said...

Holy friggen cow!!! You're right. This IS awesome. Congratulations! I can't believe that beautiful bar is your creation. It's a perfect combination. I am so, so, so, so, so thrilled for you! I will vote and vote and vote!

Chef Dennis said...

WOW!!!!!! congratulations Stacey, I just bookmarked the site, so I can go back and vote everyday!

Moogie said...

Congratulations!!!!

I'm your newest follower.

Kate said...

Good luck! I've voted and favorited the site so I'll hopefully remember to vote daily :-) Kate

Kim (Liv Life) said...

Congratulations!!! Your flavor combo would definitely be a hit in our household. I will vote and vote! Best of luck to you!

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats

steph said...

Congratulations! The flavor sounds great

Classic Kitchen Twist said...

Congrats!

Ed said...

Whoo Hoo! Congrats Stacey!

Ryan said...

good luck! I'll be voting for you!

A Little Yumminess said...

congrats! i heard about this contest. good for you. gerat combination!