Free Chocolate

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

free chocolate offerIt kind of smells like viral marketing… but does that matter if there is free chocolate involved?

Nestle currently has an offer of free Chocolatier Baking Chocolate, with your joining of their online chocolate community. I don’t know what exactly joining this community involves, so join at your own risk of chocolate spam.

This appears to be Nestle’s attempt to finally join the ranks of more upscale seaming chocolate. Given the popularity of reporting cocoa percentages, I’m surprised it took them this long to respond to the market pressure. These chocolates aren’t yet available in stores. I am curious how them will compare to the American tradition of semi-sweet chocolate we bakers know in the form of their traditional chocolate chips.

6 Comments

posted September 5th, 2006 at 7:53 pm

The free chocolate offer seems to have disappeared, perhaps for good, perhaps not. I\’ll check back tomorrow.

For chips, I buy the Guittard – I used to live a few blocks from their plant in Burlingame, which sometimes made the town smell like brownies.

I was disappointed to discover that Cadbury\’s owns Green & Black. It\’s still a great product, but it feels like less of a find now that I know this.

  • I just checked the offer- and the free chocolate stands for all of september. I didn\’t see it till after I went through their sign up.
    I too have a preference for Guittard. That\’s what I grew up with. Sucking on the milk chocolate chips aways feels extravagant!

    Given how widely availble Green & Black is, I\’m not surprised they are owned by a large beast such as Cadbury\’s. If you can find it, the local chocolate from my neck of the woods is a sweet oganic option: Dagoba Chocolate. They have baking staples, and interesting pairs of flavors in smaller bars. My favorite is the chili infused Xocolatl 74% Dark Chocolate Bar.

    –McAuliflower

posted September 5th, 2006 at 9:21 pm

I have a hard time with Nestle since that boycott against them is still going on…

  • Ahhh… yes, baby formula. Good point Amy.

    –McAUliflower

- Amy
posted September 6th, 2006 at 9:36 am

It is indeed viral marketing, and the parent site, M80teams.com says exactly that. But free chocolate!

Dagoba Xocolatl – yum!

posted September 9th, 2006 at 1:16 pm

Pretty sure I saw these last weekend at the Albertson\’s on Royal in West Eugene! I was tempted to buy them but at about $6 a bag it wasn\’t worth it for the plain old cookies I was planning :)

Unna


  • Thanks for the Eugene Sighting… am curious.

    –McAuliflower

- Unna
posted September 15th, 2006 at 6:59 am

Zeropointzero.Org is giving away free chocolate in support of Fair Trade Chocolate. You also get a voucher to spend online once you register for FREE CHOCOLATE!

posted September 15th, 2006 at 10:52 pm

nestles is doing pretty good here in new zealand but we dont have the range the americans do but hey free chocolate

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