Santa Cruz Organic and today your Chocolate Priestess wants to reveal their Chocolate Flavored Syrup that they sent us with you all.
Ah, but there is more. They sent us two identical 15.5oz bottles so we also have a giveway/contest where you can win your own bottle.
To enter follow these steps:
1. You must be a public Follower of The Chocolate Cult either through blogspot, Facebook, or Networked Blogs. I do check this each time so if you joined for the last contest then left us you must rejoin -- honestly why would you leave your Sisters and Brothers in Cocoa behind? You can join in either of those three ways linked to on the left hand side of this blog.
2. You must leave a comment below by Noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Your comment simply needs to to say what sounded best to you about this syrup so you'll need to read the full review as well as a statement verifying that you do live in the lower 48 States of the USA -- I'm shipping this bottle myself and that's what I can afford at this time.
3. Finally you need to make certain that your listing as a follower includes a way for me to contact you directly by private email. If you win and I can't contact you, I'll move on to the next person in line.
The order of your comments will determine your number for the random drawing so the first person to comment will be #1, the fourth person will be #4 and so forth. The winner will be chosen using this random number generator.
Now for our review. The syrup is certified organic by the USDA and manufactured in an eco-friendly fashion as certified by Green-e-org. It also happens to be vegan though that isn't on the label if you look at the ingredients. The second ingredient is cocoa while the first is "invert sugar" which means it is a mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose which is naturally found in fruits though which fruit I don't know. It would explain the overall very sweet taste this syrup has. 2Tbsp has 110 calories, 15mg sodium, 1g fiber, 24g sugars, 1g protein, 2% of the calcium you need and 6% of the iron you need daily.
We tried this syrup in two ways.
If this Santa Cruz Organic syrup sounds like it might meet your needs for organic, vegan, microwaveable, and chocolaty, give Santa Cruz Organic a look. And remember to follow the instructions to win your own bottle to try. The contest will be decided in just a few days, so enter now!
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.