Friday, August 28, 2009


And The Chocolate Goes To......


Not so fast! You know Grandma J doesn't use a random automated winner picker when it comes to important stuff like naming a rubber squeaky toy family member. Instead, she decided to print out the comments, cut them up, fold them, and put them in the official mixing bowl astronaut helmet for a hand drawing. You know, we gotta have a bit of pomp and circumstance.....




So, crab and I paid a visit to my granddaughter and JJ to keep the selection of the winner on the up and up. Of course if my memory was functioning properly, I would have remembered about all the bad blood between JJ and crab! Duh!






Things were going along quite well without any major incidents......Grandma J's granddaughter picks the winning comment....





.......and in the blink of an eye, JJ is flying through the air, lunging at crab! Grandma J shouts out, Mother of all things holy, don't hurt the crab. JJ retreats, and no one got hurt.

Now the reason y'all are here....the winner is.......



Congratulations to Cdub! The crab's new name is Crusty!


Cdub, I hope you enjoy the selection of chocolate goodies I ordered for you. I picked the following three items.......a cross-section of items from the Dove Chocolate Discoveries Catalog.








Enjoy your winnings Cdub! Crusty is a happier crab now that he has a real name! email me so I can get your address to ship your prize: jannieret@hotmail.com



Some of you mentioned that you didn't know that Dove Chocolates had a catalog. Dove Chocolate Discoveries was launched in 2007. Their products are sold exclusively through independent contractors called "Chocolatiers" through fun home parties.

My daughter Kim became a Dove Chocolatier several months ago, and has grown her business to the level of Manager, winning trips to Dove Headquarters twice. Since it's such a new concept in home parties with such a wide variety of products, I thought showcasing Dove as my contest prize would be a great way to introduce you to the products and company.


Check out the Dove Catalog, you will be surprised at the selection of yummy stuff they offer. And, for the next two days, Kim will accept orders via her website if you mention you came from Grandma J's blog....kind of like a virtual party.



If you haven't heard of Dove Chocolate Discoveries, you might be interested in becoming a Chocolatier in your area. You can check out Kim's Dove website.








19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Grandma J and Congrats Cdub :)

Some clarification, Dove Chocolate Discoveries was launched in 2007 in NJ and PA, but the rest of the country didnt open up until the Summer of 2008. It's a fun business, ground floor with a great parent company and brand....and many parts of the country still do not have a Chocolatier.

BTW...Im not *quite a manager yet...but it's my goal...and Ive only won 1 trip, but am working on a 2nd. :)

I thought it would be a fun way to celebrate Grandma J's birthday...to do a virtual chocolate party. Select some goodies to enjoy, while sitting at home and reading Grandma J's blog....and when you do, Grandma J will earn Dove $$ to get her own birthday treats. What a great way to say, "Happy Birthday Grandma J"

You can contact me at thechocolatelady@cox.net or check out my website at www.dovechocolatediscoveries.com/kim to place an order. I will "close the party" on Sunday night.

Cheers!
kim

Pat Jenkins said...

way to go cdub!!!.. now i hope crusty makes it through the rest of his days in one piece!!

Daryl said...

WOOT .. Cdub, I hope you share some of those goodies with NoeNoe and Little T

The Incredible Woody said...

Perfect name!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the name Crusty!!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I"m so glad that name won and even gladder still that Cdub is the winner. Congratulations to everyone, including Crusty who finally has a name.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Yee haaa GJ! We are all so happy that Crusty has a name! And Cdub and Little T cant wait for the chocolate to arrive! I WILL be checking out the website because I know a bunch of chocoholics! Thanks again GJ! You are loved!

Caution Flag said...

I like Crusty, and I like Noe Noe, so I suppose I would like Cdub, too. Congrats to him! A chocolate party does have a certain appeal, I must admit.

Living on the Spit said...

Crusty is an awesome name and Cdub (Noe Noe and Little T) are the best recipients EVER!!! You are so wonderful to do a contest like this!

Jen said...

Congrats to Cdub!
You are a generous soul Grandma J-great prize!
Have a great week end!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Cdub. Crusty is a good name for a crab, and I'd love to join Cdub for a toast with a chocolate martini.

Colin

Is it really your birthday?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Grandma J's birthday is Monday!

She will earn all her birthday chocolate's (she has a wish list!) ...and she would love for you to join her...get yourself a treat and celebrate with GJ.

There is everything from candy making supplies, brownies, smoothies, chai tea, mousse.....all made with Dove chocolate :)

kim

Mental P Mama said...

I hope they have some extra room because I'm going to Noe Noe and CdoubleU's house!

Karen Deborah said...

Oh my gawd that is the best blog prized i have ever seen!!! Congrats and I am so jealous! Crusty is a great name it really does beat Louie. I know it was a sick joke. Well shucks you know girls just wanta have fun.

Angel Mama said...

Congrats, Cdub!!! Enjoy all that chocolate! And welcome, Crusty! Now, you know if you keep attacking PJB, that JJ will keep paying you back on his behalf...

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Cdub! And I can't believe I missed a contest that included chocolate!! I was so busy with the first 3 days of school I did not log on except to print a newsletter and check the email...and then go to sleep! Crusty is a cool name :)

Happy Hot Days of SUmmer here,
lMnop

HalfAsstic.com said...

OH. MY. GAWD. That has me drooling, is what that does! Grandma J you are making me gain weight just by reading your blog! ;-)

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so happy for Cdub : )
Love that new name!
Love that my favorite, favorite, favorite blogger is celebrating a Birthday!
PS I also love chocolate : )

Life with Kaishon said...

I forgot to say that your winner selecter is the cutest thing on the planet : ) So pretty!