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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ghyslain Chocolatier Review and Giveaway



Again, here we go with my huge sweet tooth, yes another post about a yummy treat and this one just happens to be pretty special! Now, this was supposed to go up before Valentine’s Day but due to some family sickness and winter weather I was unable to get it up until now, so sorry guys. As you know “Bug” and I are huge fans of chocolate, doesn’t matter they type as long as it’s chocolate and that is exactly what this post is going to be about. We were given some beautiful hand painted chocolate hearts from Ghyslain Chocolatier to review just in time for Valentine’s Day!

About Ghyslain Chocolatier (taken from website):

An artist can express himself in many ways. For Ghyslain Maurais, it has been through chocolate and pastry.

Born in Québec, Canada, Ghyslain found his culinary passion while working in the field to fund his architectural education. Soon after, he changed career paths and entered the Institue du Tourisme et d'Hotelerie du Québec.

Certified in French pastry, chocolate décor, candy making, blown/pulled sugar and bread making, Ghyslain has served as the head chef for the Canadian Delegations in New York and London. His career includes experience as both a pastry and executive chef in first class restaurants and hotels.

While working at the Inn of Versailles in Ohio, he met his wife, Susan. Together they relocated to her hometown in Union City, Indiana to establish Ghyslain Chocolatier.

Since 1998, connoisseurs of gourmet chocolate and fine French pastries have visited Union City to enjoy tours and shopping in the chocolate boutique

In May 2008, Ghyslain expanded with the opening of a new location in Richmond, Indiana. The full service Richmond Bistro serves lunch and dinner. Patrons can enjoy shopping in the boutique which features French pastries, homemade gelato, and a wide assortment of Ghyslain's gourmet chocolates.

Then in June 2009 Ghyslain opened a third location in Zionsville, Indiana in "The Sanctuary", gallery of artist Nancy Noel. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm and the boutique is open from 10am to 5pm. It is a superbe venue location for weddings, showers, private parties.

Chocolate des beaux arts:
The fine art of making artisanal chocolate

Ghyslain's signature chocolates are one-of-a-kind hand-painted masterpieces created with the finest ingredients. Each chocolate features a unique design detailed with hand brushed color. And yes, they taste as incredible as they look.

Our Thoughts:

Ghyslain Chocolateir was kind enough to send us a Hand-Painted Milk Chocolate Heart Bonbonière - Pink Filled With 8 Valentine's specialty chocolate hearts to review. I knew that I was going to be receiving a Valentine’s Day product but I didn’t know what exactly it would be but once it arrived at my door and I seen the beautiful hand painted chocolate heart I was thrilled! I can tell you though that the heart was painted so beautifully that I really didn’t want to open it nor eat it but in all fairness of the review “Bug” and I decided to go ahead and open it and check out the 8 beautiful hand painted Valentine's specialty chocolate hearts that were arranged inside of the large heart!

Now the one thing I must say here is that I have never really thought of chocolate to be beautiful, yes, I’ve said it’s cute at times when it’s in cute little shapes like animals and such but never beautiful. These chocolates were just plain beautiful! We did finally break down and try the chocolate itself, we already knew it was pretty but how does it taste? Well it’s delicious, very creamy and melt in your mouth chocolates! Now the Valentine's specialty chocolate hearts were just plain heaven, they were each filled with different fillings that really complimented the chocolates to really wake our taste buds up and give them a good kick.

Of all the flavors of the Valentine's specialty chocolate hearts were filled with my favorite by far was the caramel filled but don’t get me wrong they were all delicious and oh so beautifully hand painted. “Bug” told me that they were girly chocolates but after one taste he changed his mind and really enjoyed helping me eat one a night for a week or so as well as helping me and Chad eat the chocolate heart shell! The thing that I loved most about these chocolates is that one small chocolate heart truffle satisfied my chocolate craving where as some of the other chocolates I’ve eaten in the past where I would have to eat 2 or 3 to satisfy my sweet tooth.

Bottom Line:

I am very impressed with the hand pained chocolate hearts that we received to review and I will most defiantly be keeping Ghyslain Chocolatier in mind when ordering fine chocolates for special occasions or gifts for friends and family. As a matter of fact I have two really close friends expecting little ones one in May and one in Aug . so I’m thinking that the Turtle Family (pictured below) would make a wonderful addition to the pamper mom part of the new baby gift baskets I am putting together for my girls!

Now, if you are looking for some beautiful yet delicious fine chocolates that will really have your taste buds dancing for joy we do recommend checking out the unique and beautiful chocolates from Ghyslain Chocolateir! Also just a side note, I think I can speak for just about every chocolate lover when I say that these hand painted chocolates would make the perfect gift!

Buy It:
To purchase the beautiful fine chocolates mentioned and pictured above visit the Ghyslain Chocolateir website!

Win It:
Ghyslain Chocolatier has so very generously offered one of my readers a 12ct Le Montage which is an assortment of their chocolates form the following collections: Ghyslain's Signature, Truffle Harmonie, Collection de Caramel and Medallion Noir (ARV $24.00)!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Ghyslain Chocolatier and tell me what one product you would like to try! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Ghyslain Chocolatier be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” Ghyslain Chocolatier on Facebook

6. Add this giveaway to any other giveaway site, linky or forum (2 extra per link, unlimited)

Giveaway ends March 07, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Hand-Painted Milk Chocolate Heart Bonbonière - Pink mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

170 comments:

  1. The Vanilla Crème Brûlée looks good. i like thta it says it comes "Comes ready to caramelize and serve."

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  2. I would like to try the Petit Champagne.
    austma7@aol.com

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  3. Would love to try the Petit Champagne - looks yummy! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  4. Like Ghyslain Chocolatier on Facebook! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  5. I'm a GFC follower - grammypenny@frontier.com

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  6. I'd love to try the Petit Champagne Assortment.
    Alicia Webster
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  7. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
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  8. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
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  9. I subscribe via Google Reader
    Alicia Webster
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  10. The Carrot Cake. If I can bring myself to tough it it looks amazing.
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  11. I follow on gfc entry 1
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  12. I follow on gfc entry 2
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  13. I follow on twitter @dbh020384
    http://twitter.com/#!/dbh020384/status/40256379922944000
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  14. I like Ghyslain Chocolatier on facebook as david huggins
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  15. I would just love to try the Medallion Noir collection!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  16. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  17. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  18. I like Ghyslain Chocolatier on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  19. I would love to try the chocolate turtles!

    tmoobc at gmail dot com

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  20. Their truffle harmonie box looks amazing.
    aimeeeldon at hotmail dot com

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  21. I would like to try the flourless chocolate cake. lcnanney@yahoo.com

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  22. I would love to try the Truffle Harmonie they look scrumptous

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  23. The Green Dome chocolate piece sounds yummy.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. id love to try Turtle Mosaique or the caramel collection!
    sara (at) theniffs (dot) com

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  25. I like the Medallions Noir Collection. They look beautiful and delicious.

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  26. Follower of twitter: aishawed and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/aishawed/status/40455346422169600

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  27. Liked Ghyslain Chocolatier on Facebook: aisha holley

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  28. I would like to try the Blue Turtle. Looks so good.

    lsdeline@comcast.net

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  29. need the Vanilla Cheesecake. ;)

    trsweeps@hotmail.com

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  30. I'd love to celebrate with the Petit Champagne chocolate. Drool.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  31. The Medallion Noir box.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  32. I follow on GFC. elysesw
    elysesw@aol.com

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  33. I would love to try the Truffle Harmonie!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

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  34. I would love to try the Collection de Caramel.

    mlynnw83 at gmail dot com

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  35. I'd love to try the Striped Lozenge -
    White and dark chocolate ganache infused with Key Largo lime juice and mixed berry purée.

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  36. I'm a GFC follower of your blog #1

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  37. I'm a GFC follower of your blog #2

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  38. White chocolate ganache infused with Irish Cream extract.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  39. i would love to try the flourless chocolate cake!
    mbeaudoinlobb@hotmail.com

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  40. http://twitter.com/#!/dbh020384/status/40580011240980481
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  41. the choclate called the Bronze Diamond sounded really, really good. I'd like to try it.
    iridia718 at gmail dot com

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  42. The Turtle Mosaique Box sounds heavenly!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  43. I'm a gfc follower
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  44. I joined you on twitter as mbm218
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  45. I subscribed via google reader
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  46. I'd like to try the Milk Fleur de Sel Caramel.

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  47. http://twitter.com/#!/dbh020384/status/40842847599079424
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  48. The Serenade to Susan Medallion sounds delicious!

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  49. love " dark citrus" it is citrus with caramel blend
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  50. I would just love to try the Medallion Noir collection

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  51. I would like to try the turtle family speciality chocolate box!

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  52. follow you on twitter and tweeted:
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  53. http://twitter.com/#!/dbh020384/status/41180836111990784
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  54. shern.cynthia@yahoo.com
    Oh BOY! Those Milk Chocolate center with fresh raspberry purée caramels would make me happy.

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  55. id love the Tiramisu mousse
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  56. I would love to try the Petit Champagne chocolates. Thank you! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  57. GFC follower amied027 #1. ard1977@gmail dot com

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  58. GFC follower amied027 #2. ard1977@gmail dot com

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  59. like Ghyslain Chocolatier on FB under Rene Denning. ard1977@gmail dot com

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  60. I would love to try the Medallion Noir Collection.

    hebert024 at aoldot com

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  61. I'd love to try the turtle mosaique.
    shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  62. I follow via GFC. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  63. I follow via GFC. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
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  64. I follow you on twitter @shannonforpeace shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/42734679656382464

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  65. I like them on FB. Shannon Wieneke. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  66. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/43018729587605504 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  67. The yellow turtle chocolate sounds delicious!
    rachelsgiveaways at gmail dot com

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  68. Subscriber
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  69. I would love to try their Dark Maple Caramels.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  70. I follow as Renee G on GFC
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  71. I follow as Renee G on GFC
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com
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  72. These look amazing-true art. Hard to pick one to try but I love the purple rain dark chocolate in their signature collection.


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  73. Mandatory
    I'd love to try the chocolate caramel cup.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Following your blog via GFC: Hoa
    #1

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  75. Following your blog via GFC: Hoa
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  76. Following you on Twitter @hle123.
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/hle123/status/43842824034189314

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  77. “Liked” Ghyslain Chocolatier on Facebook: Hoa Le

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  78. I'd like to try the petit champagne bottle!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  79. I'll do the medallion noir.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  80. GFC follower kycouple2000, entry 1 of 2.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  81. GFC follower kycouple2000, entry 2 of 2.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  82. Twitter follower ky2here1, here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/44134312429355008

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  83. I would love to try their Blue Turtle.

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  84. I follow via GFC - Robin T #1

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  85. I follow via GFC - Robin T #2

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  86. Only one? The Truffle Harmonie

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  87. http://twitter.com/diesel51/status/44494991388708864

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  88. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/44513391095726080 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  89. I would love to try the Turtle Mosaique!

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  90. I would like the Chocolate Caramel Cup.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  91. all of the truffles look yummy

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  92. I would love to try the Almond Amaretto Truffle

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  93. I love the turtle family chocolates


    mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

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  94. Erin T

    I would love to try the Turtle Mousaique

    lunabutterfly79@yahoo.com

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  95. The Coffee Bean Ganache is the one I would choose. I would be really popular around here.

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  96. I would love to try the Petit Champagne, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  97. The fresh mint medallions sound delish!
    Thanks a bunch! :o)
    casadelreed at embarqmail dot com

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  98. I follow you via GFC.
    Thanks a bunch! :o)
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  99. I would love to try the Truffle Harmonies.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  100. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  101. I am following via Google Friends Connect #2.

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  102. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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  103. I am a fan of Ghyslain via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  104. Medallions Noir collection chocolates

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  105. I'm following you through google friend connect.

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  106. I'm following you through google friend connect.#2

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  107. milk chocolate champagne bottle is cute

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  108. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect

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  109. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect #2

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  110. I am a fan of Ghyslain via Facebook Susan Smith

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  111. Mmm, Petit Champagne please!

    glycine.max at gmail.com

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  112. I follow your blog via GFC.

    glycine.max at gmail.com

    (1/2)

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  113. I follow your blog via GFC.

    glycine.max at gmail.com

    (2/2)

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  114. Those chocolates are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I would love to try the Le Montage collection Fresh Mint chocolate but they all look divine.

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  115. I wanna try the petit champagne.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  116. One of each please-----but I will start with the Petit Champagne.
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  118. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/shannonforpeace/status/44859893877972992 shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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  119. I'd like to try the Fresh Mint Medallions.

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  120. I follow you through gfc as mary

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  121. I follow you through gfc as mary

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  122. I follow you on twitter as jg4462 and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/jg4462/status/44861842861998081

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  123. they are beautiful!!! would love the Le Montage!

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  124. email subscriber

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  125. I “Like” Ghyslain Chocolatier on Facebook

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  126. I would love to try the macarons! Oh, I love macarons.

    konecki (at) gmail

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  127. I would love to try the Turtle Family Specialty Chocolates!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  128. I think the Collection de Caramel looks great.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  129. I follow with GFC (mail4rosey).
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  130. I follow with GFC (mail4rosey).
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  131. Would love to try the Petit Champagne
    Diane Baum
    Esldiane@gmail.com

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  132. i would like to try the truffle harmonie
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  133. I'd like to try the Truffle Harmonie

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  134. I subscribe through Google Reader

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  135. I would love to try the Turtle Family.

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  136. My first choice would have to be the prize, Le Montage - honestly - it's impossible to choose just one since they all sound HEAVENLY!

    Just to follow the rules I'll say Medallions Noir because my Honey/Hubby has a special craving for DARK chocolate. I would love to try any and everything they make at Ghyslain Chocolatier.

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  137. Public Follower via GFC #1
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  138. Public Follower via GFC #2
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  139. RSS blog feed subscriber via Google Reader
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  140. I LIKE Ghyslain Chocolatier on Facebook
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  141. I'd like to try the Orange Grand Marnier Truffle.
    lafittelady at gmail dot com

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  142. #1
    GFC follower-Lisa Blogs
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  143. #2
    GFC follower-Lisa Blogs
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  144. Tweet
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