02 August 2011

Review & Giveaway: Green & Black’s Classic Collection

I admit it: I'm a chocolate fiend. I can't go into Trader Joes without a block of the good stuff ending up in my cart. I have hidden stashes throughout my kitchen - oh, ok, and the bedroom - so it can't all get eaten at once. (And yes, I've completely forgotten about stashes before only to find them six months later lol)

Awhile back, DH and I watched a program talking about the difference between organically/sustainably grown chocolate vs the mass market chocolates, and I was rather startled. I really had NO clue. Now that I do, I'm trying to pay more attention to the chocolate I'm buying - and it works out, because you really can tell the difference in taste between some of these brands!


Green & Black's Organic Chocolate was started back in 1991 when Craig Sams, founder of Whole Earth – the UK's pioneering organic food company – was sent a sample of dark 70% chocolate made from organic cocoa beans. he and his wife, Josephine Fairley, set out to make organic chocolate to the world. These days, Green & Black's has everything from the familiar chocolate bars to a baking bar to hot chocolate. (Drooling yet? lol)

This coming September, Green’s & Black’s will be releasing the Green & Black’s Classic Collection. It contains 12 miniature bars of dark and milk chocolate with six flavors that include Milk, Toffee, Almond, Dark 70%, Ginger and Cherry. Like all of their other products, the Classic Collection uses high-quality organic and fair trade certified ingredients. It will retail for a suggested retail price of $9.99, and will be available at major retailers nationwide.


I was able to try the Green’s & Black’s Classic Collection, and I pulled it out when my family was visiting. My parents love chocolate just as much as I do (it runs in the family!). The Dark 70% disappeared faster than the speed of light, and the Toffee was a huge hit too. My favorite that I tried was the Cherry - there were even bits of cherry in the chocolate! I look forward to it being available in September so I can restock my habit - and I think this time I might hide it well so I don't have to share! LOL

Win it! Three lucky readers are going to win a Green’s & Black’s Classic Collection! To enter, tell us which one of the six flavors you look forward to trying first.

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
Win Green & Black's chocolate! http://bit.ly/oBqJMM ends 8/13 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends August 13th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I did receive samples of the product(s) mentioned above in order to try them out and share my thoughts on them. All opinions are my own.

134 comments:

ChicnSavvy said...

I would love to try the Toffee one! Yummy!!

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abfantom said...

I would like to try Green & Black's Dark 70% chocolate bar

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Alison said...

Alright! The Almond one sounds great! I love your reviews, so glad I just found your site on MBC.

So, I am now following you and posted this on twitter, and my email is mylittlestorm at gmail dot com

Does that get 3 entries? And will we be notified via email if we happen to win?

Tweet link below :)


http://twitter.com/#!/RaisingAStorm/status/98524481194176512

Samantha said...

I would love to try the cheery one!!

I've subscribed to your blog.

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slb3334 said...

I would like the cherry.

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catnap said...

Aw, man, Storm. I'm about to start licking the monitor. It's after 11 and I'm trying not to eat anything else before bedtime. GINGER sounds awesome. Any of them sound awesome. Washed down with hot cocoa and I don't care if it's August. OK, gotta get a grip here. Thanks for the neat giveaway. (This beats the mop I just entered to win.)
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catnap said...

I read you emails every day.
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Noelle said...

Dark sounds wonderful, but then so did the Cherry...and Ginger too? Well, it sounds delicious in any flavour! I am afterall a Chocolate lover!
Thank your for the opportunity!
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Tracy R said...

I want to try the Cherry!
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Tracy R said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/tracylr233/status/98656183388356608
thanks!

sweepmom said...

The Dark 70% would be gone right away.

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would love to try the Almond!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I'm a subscriber.

Misty Thompson said...

Would love to try the cherry!

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Misty Thompson said...

Tweeted

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tarawrigh@yahoo.com said...

the cherry

Amber said...

I would try the Ginger first!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
https://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/98843545561075712
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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PAIGE said...

I can't wait to try the milk Chocolate.
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PAIGE said...

I follow on GFC. elysesw
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mverno said...

toffee mverno@roadrunner.com

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

The Toffee would be my first one to try.
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Kia89 said...

I would like to try the Cherry.
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mogrill said...

The toffee sounds great.Thanks for the chance.
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Jennifer said...

The toffee is calling my name!!

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Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email!

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amp said...

They all sound great and it would be a tie between the Toffee and the Cherry for me.


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bruja said...

ok..Contest entry

1-Following on GFC

2-Amanda Berrios
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Flavors I would like to try:
*Milk chocolate
*Almonds
*White chocolate
*Toffee
*Peanut
*Espresso
atleast in bars..I would love to try their hot chocolate and check out the recipe books. :D

Anonymous said...

While I have seen this brand in the better markets, it has always been out of my reach, financially, so I look forward to the opportunity to try them all. I adore extra bittersweet, however, and my son would love the toffee. Is there a coffee-flavored one? Thanks

DeeAnn S said...

I'm looking forward to trying the Ginger first. Thanks.
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Domestic Diva said...

The 70% dark sounds right up my alley.

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Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try Cherry first.

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Anonymous said...

GFC Follower.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I think my favorite would be The Cherry! And who doesn't love chocolate?

clc408 said...

I have tried the dark 70% and would love to try the ginger.

clc408 said...

Following on gfc (clc408)

clc408 said...

Tweet
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1993wel said...

I am most looking forward to trying the ginger chocolate.

Janice said...

definitely tied between milk and almond

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Janice said...

e-mail subscriber as m8usi@yahoo.com and GFC follower as "J" (blue bird pic)

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Janice said...

tweeted:
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sweetsue said...

Milk Chocolate sounds best to me.
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sweetsue said...

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debbie said...

I would like to try the ginger one.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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Cataroo said...

I am looking forward to trying the Dark 70% first! I am a dark chocolate FIEND!
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Cataroo said...

I am already an e-mail subscriber!
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Cataroo said...

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Ellen C. said...

I'd like to try the toffee variety. Thanks for the chance.

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Ellen C. said...

I'm a google subscriber.

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CherylS22 said...

I want to try the Cherry one first.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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CherylS22 said...

GFC follower
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Claire said...

I think I'd love the Cherry flavor.

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Becca Ann said...

I want to try the dark 75%

Becca Ann said...

I follow on gfc

Mama K said...

I look forward to trying the toffee!
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Mama K said...

I follow your blog- Mama K

Mama K said...

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clynsg said...

I would try the toffee bar first.

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clynsg said...

Follower via GFC

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Caryn said...

I'd like to try the toffee

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Caryn said...

Follow via GFC as Caryn S

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Mama K said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I'd love to try the toffee bar, thanks

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Following via GFC, thanks!

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rachel b. said...

i would love to try the Espresso one
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rachel b. said...

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Amanda Reinhard said...

I look forward to trying the Toffee one the most!

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Amanda Reinhard said...

Following on GFC (Amanda Reinhard)

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Amanda Reinhard said...

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ky2here said...

I'm thinking ginger.

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ky2here said...

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EmmaPeel said...

I pick the Dark 70% yum! emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

EmmaPeel said...

I'm Subscribed! emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

EmmaPeel said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Emma__Peel/status/102011382647619584

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cennywenny said...

I'm torn, I love both Ginger and Toffee!

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cennywenny said...

Glad to be a GFC follower!

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Kylie said...

I want to try the Cherry! kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kylie said...

I'm a GFC follower. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Pamcakes said...

I would love to try the cherry!
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Pamcakes said...

Tweet
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Alison T. said...

I would like to try the Milk Chocolate flavor the most.

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Alison T. said...

I follow with GFC as A. Tolar.

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Alison T. said...

I tweeted.

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Mama K said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Socalsunshine31/status/102139236832129024
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Anonymous said...

Toffee would be my Green & Black flavor of choice!

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Ambabya said...

I'd love to try the Cherry.

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Ambabya said...

gfc follower Amy_M

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Ambabya said...

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mom2gabnnat said...

I'm looking forward to the cherry.

gene said...

gfc follower as gene smith.
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Karen said...

My pick would be Toffee :)

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Karen said...

GFC Follower :)

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kygirl said...

I want to try the toffee
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kygirl said...

follow gfc as stanleybilly
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kygirl said...

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Mama K said...

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Diana R. said...

Green & Black's is SO good! I'd like to try the 70% Dark chocolate! Delicious!

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susan1215 said...

I'd like to try the toffee flavor

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susan1215 said...

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mary said...

i want to try the dark 70%!

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mary said...

i follow you through gfc as mary

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mary said...

tweeted
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Sarah said...

I'd like to try the Toffee.

Sarah said...

Following you via GFC as Sarah

Colengal said...

Would love to try the Ginger

Sarah said...

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Catharine said...

I'd try the Cherry first, followed closely by Toffee!
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Catharine said...

Tweet
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amy16323 said...

cherry
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annemarie562000 said...

I would love to try the almond!

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annemarie562000 said...

I follow via GFC.

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annemarie562000 said...

Tweeted:

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skytoucher said...

i have purchased this brand before and it's great. i like the Dark 70% chocolate bar, and also the one with almonds. The hazelnut & currants is also a favorite variety.

Breanne said...

I'd like to try Cherry

Breanne said...

I subscribe through Google Reader

Jeannine said...

I would try the toffee first

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Jeannine said...

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Erin Cook said...

I would try the cherry
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Erin Cook said...

follow you on GFC Erin Cook
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fluerdelyis said...

I would first try the Toffee bar.
Yum.
thanks
Chris
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Atreau said...

The toffee sounds wonderful!

LuckyTJG said...

I love Cherry and Chocolate together so I'd go for the Cherry for sure. Sounds YUMMY!
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Jim said...

i would like to try the toffee flavor first

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Jim said...

i follow via GFC

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Jim said...

i tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/102606991331041281

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Pam said...

I look forward to trying milk. garrettsambo@aol.com

Mama K said...

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