Monday, June 25, 2012

Celebrating Summer with The Great Canadian Blog Bash! #TGCBB



Summer's here! School's out! You know what that means! Time to celebrate time with family! What do you and your family do for Canada Day? Do you stay close to home? Do you go on road trips? Do you check out all the amazing sites and activities your neighbourhood and community have to offer?

I  have to say that when I lived in Toronto and Montreal, I used to partake in all the festivities...big time! I'd catch the parade, check out all the local fare, listen to local bands performing for Canada Day, and end the evening watching the fireworks.

Now that I live on an island that many of my Toronto and Montreal friends have never heard of before, I still do all of the above. Only now it's on a much smaller scale. The parade is much smaller. The fireworks aren't as lavish. This said, the sense of community is incredible! Islanders are proud Canadians and they know how to have fun!

You know what's also Canadian?  Manitoulin Chocolate Works chocolates are Canadian! More importantly, they're made on Manitoulin! Since many people in our great country are not familiar with Manitoulin Island, let me acquaint you with this beautiful island.

Manitoulin Island is the largest fresh water island within a fresh water lake in the world. Pristine beaches, breathtaking hiking trails, incredible flora and fauna, quaint countryside, idyllic hamlets, and villages by the water make "the Island" a great travel destination for those who seek the rest and relaxation this peaceful place has to offer. It's also a fabulous getaway for those who love adventure seeking and outdoor activities! The Island is known as a biker's haven. Cyclists also make Manitoulin a destination for riding the open highways and taking in the sights. Fishing on the Island is popular and avid fishermen flock to the Island to try to snag a prized catch!

Because I love supporting local businesses and want to share all that is fabulous about Manitoulin, I'm giving away some scrumptious Manitoulin Chocolate Works chocolate to one lucky reader! 


Included in this delectable prize pack:

  • 1 Pecan Butter Toffee bar
  • 1 Bag of Dirty Mint chocolates
  • 1 Bag of Cranberries with Blueberry Chocolate
  • 1 Bear Claw
To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Make sure you leave a comment (mandatory)!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'm participating in The Great Canadian Blog Bash for the second year in a row. Make sure to follow #TGCBB hosts Positively Pampered Patty, Mom vs. the Boys, Good Girl Gone Green, Whispered Inspirations, and Kat's Confessions!  There are tons of other amazing Canadian bloggers participating in this blog hop! Make sure to check them out too!

Check out Manitoulin Tourism, Our Manitoulin, and other websites on the net for more information or to plan your visit to Manitoulin Island, Ontario!

96 comments:

Tina L. said...

I like to try Sticky Fingers.

tinalee351 at gmail dot com

Olivia L said...

I'm a fan of Caramel Popcorn.

Andrea Amy said...

the double truffle bar. yummy.

Hope Britton said...

forget me nots .. not only does it sound so yummy!:) the little flower on top makes it so beautiful!

Elizabeth R said...

Pecan Butter Toffee Bar!

Brenda Penton said...

I'd like to try Paradise Bark! Yummy!

brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

I would love to try the Maple cream chocolate

flowerchild said...

I want to try the Belgian Chocolate Cream Cheese cupcake
thanks
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

One day, I am SO coming to visit you and your beautiful, breathtaking island!

Mommy Moment said...

Pecan Butter Toffee Bar! Oh my that sounds SO SO good!
Sounds like you sure have a beautiful place to live!

ginette4 said...

The caramelt sounds and looks so good

Faa said...

The Maple cream. Yum!

polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

PaulineMilner said...

I would like to try their chocolate coated almonds.
Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
dod@rogers.com

leah.mukai said...

The hazelnut truffle looks delicious!

Jonnie (JB) said...

The chocolate dipped licorice sounds unique

SueBooBadoos said...

Belgian Chocolate Cream Cheese<----- making my mouth water as I type this

Amber said...

I'd love to try the Coconut Bar

Amber Y

Vesper said...

Anything but I would especially like the Buttercrunch

meiklesurvey at gmail dot come

Glogirl said...

I'd love to try the Strawberry Cream chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Hazelnut truffle, mmmm!

Jennifer Kwok-glittergrl_2@hotmail.com

InezbyDesign said...

Wow! Yummy giveaway :) I would love to try the Peanut Smoothie Bar

Bree said...

Vanilla Caramel Cupcake!

breej23 at hotmail dot com

The Beer's said...

I wanna try the S'more chocolate bark.

Rae T. (Auqakuh) said...

Oh my. I'd love to try the "Praline - A light crispy, chocolate and hazelnut center dipped into dark chocolate." right now. It sounds soooo yummy!

tennille said...

the forget me Nots look pretty and yummy

wwcd23 at yahoo dot ca

Cherry said...

I have already had the pleasure of enjoying some of the confections of the Manitoulin Chocolate Works thanks to our dear Chrissy, but those Sticky Fingers I have not had and sound AWESOME!
Salty, Chewy, Sweet, Chunchy, hello and get in my belly!

The Zoo said...

Any of their gourmet mustards, I live near and have had Mrs. McGarrigle's mustard. amazing!

Great giveaway!

Regards, Sarah
Zookeeper at Journeysof TheZoo
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Belinda M said...

I would love to try the chocolate coated almonds

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
belinda mcnabb

Jo said...

Definitely the Mango (Summer Truffle)!

Tammy @ In R Dream said...

Mmm Truffles, EH!

Simply Stacie said...

Almond Cranberry Bark in White Chocolate!

books4me said...

the bear claw looks yummy!

barthanar said...

I would like to try the Cranberry Pistachio bark.. mmm

spike said...

I'd love to try the Buttercrunch

Bewildered Bug said...

Oooh I remember that bear claw. It was gooooooood. I think my choice would be to come visit you and you take me to the chocolate factory and everyone leave me alone in the chocolate room for about an hour. haha - okay I actually love the little forget me nots but would love to try any of their amazing looking and amazing sounding truffles!

SG said...

Any of the barks - they all look amazing!

christina said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Covered Macaroon, yum!

gibberish said...

Honestly, I'd be game to try all of it. I love chocolate! Guess if you make me choose, it would be the Espresso Cups.
Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

Annie1 said...

The Caramel Cloud sounds delicious

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Happy Chinadoll said...

Forget me nots

Jennifer said...

Pecan Caramel Wave

ikkinlala said...

The Sweet and Salty Bark looks amazing to me.

oddduck said...

Dirty Mint Chocolates

Amy C said...

I would like to try the Mint Meltaway.

Ashley O. said...

...mouth is watering...
Would love to try the Sweet & salty, S'more Barks...Right now. :)

Denise G said...

Peanut Smoothie Bar - Yummy!!!

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

Lisa Smith said...

I want the Forget-Me-Nots OMG

missbobloblaw said...

The Espresso Cups sound like heaven! :)

Jennifer Barata Allen said...

Caramel popcorn :)

jmbarata21@hotmail.com

marlibu said...

Coconut bar
Marla

Danielle said...

I would love to try the Butter Toffee bar. I love Manitoulin Chocolate Works, it's one of the best things about having a cottage in Kagawong.

dhunter at musician dot org

Lisa Martinson said...

The Peanut Smoothie Bar sounds amazing!

Jay Tee said...

Pure White truffle.

Brigitte said...

Raspberry Meltaway!

Monica said...

Sweet and Salty Bark...yum!!

robynl said...

like to try the Ginger Heart Bark in dark chocolate

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

Natalie said...

Buttercrunch toffee -- OMG sounds soo good!

Lisa Marie Fletcher said...

Mint meltaway?! oh mannnnnnnnnnnnnn ymmmmmmm

Jodi Shaw said...

omg I so wanna try Peanut Smoothie Bar - A whipped smooth and creamy peanut butter coated in milk chocolate. It looks fantastic!

Lilly Pad said...

I want to try the key lime chocolates.

Mom vs. the boys said...

Pecan Butter Toffee bar, dirty mint??? I dies!!!! seriously, board me on the next bus, um ferry? to the island! lol

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Deanna T. said...

Really Raspberry tops the list, thought honestly... one of each please.

Deanna T. said...

Oh, and might I add... you always make your island home some so lovely and inviting. I hope I have the chance to visit some day.

Peter said...

The chewy vanilla caramel in milk or dark chocolate.

D.Calvert said...

I would love to try the Kahlua truffle, yum sounds good

calvert0 at telus dot net

ksceviour said...

I would like to try the sweet & salty chew caramel bark

ksceviour at hotmail dot com

Anu Chopra said...

chocolate coated almonds.
mailsforanu at yahoo dot ca

Bon said...

Candied Australian ginger dipped in dark Belgian chocolate.

Spring said...

The hazelnut truffle. DROOL.

deanna_boocock said...

I love the look of the Forget me not. Such a pretty flower on the top. I love dark choc and to be stuffed with truffle cream. Yummy

Brandy @insanemamacita said...

Oh my goodness! Did someone say chocolate?

What to choose what to choose...

The chocolate covered brownie had me... :)

Heather H said...

I would love to try the Caramel CLoud

Did you know Canada said...

Peanut Smoothie Bar!!!

canehdien@gmail.com

ContrlAlt said...

Maple Cream chocolates!

dumseq (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Susan Margaret said...

chocolate dipped licorice - superyum!

Em Cee said...

keugree at yahoo dot ca

Lemon cream

Rebby said...

I would love to try the Forget-Me-Nots!

Tammy D said...

Id love to try the peanut smoothie bar
dalleykt at live dot ca

Jennifer Cluff said...

wow - how to pick just one... think i would have to pick the espresso cups - i could at least justifying it convincing myself it would be my coffee fix too?! sounds good doesn't it?!?! :)

Carolynn Gomez said...

OMG they all look SOOOOO good!
Eyeing the bear claws, the bark and bars! Yum!

Nicole said...

Ummm can I try them all?!? Seriously! Mmm!!! I would love to try the double dipped cherries.

el03ro said...

June 28-I would like to try the Caramel, Buttercrunch and Hazelnut Truffle chocolates.--ek93ro

Shari G said...

Sugar Free Chocolate covered almonds!!

Tara said...

The caramel popcorn would be great to try

Nicolthe pickle said...

The ForgetMeNot's signature chocolate looks lovely.

Little Miss Kate said...

Dirty Mint chocolates - because mint + chocolate = heaven!

ellen_levickis said...

Almond Cranberry Bark

Kathryn Lavallee said...

The Spring Chocolate sounds amazing! I never would have thought of combining chocolate, rhubarb and strawberries but I'll bet it would be delicious!

Sheila said...

Caramel Cloud

Sue2Sueper said...

I would love to try Peanut Smoothie Bar!! Sounds awesome!

Rhonda said...

Citrus and Spice in dark chocolate...yum!!!

Maegan Morin said...

I would love to try their sweet and salty caramel bark!

Positively Pampered Patty said...

Oh my gosh can I just try anything? Lol okay I like the barks, the bars, the cupcakes, oh yumy bear claws, sticky fingers. I could go on and one....lol thanks for joining in #TGCBB :)

eleanor q said...

I'd love to try the Praline. They all look so delicious!

Jen M said...

"Forget-Me-Nots - A dark chocolate heart shaped shell, filled with a white chocolate truffle cream."

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