Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2009 Halloween Treat Challenge

The Chocolate Cult is sponsoring its First Fall/Winter Challenge for chocolatiers, confectioners, and purveyors of cocoa related treats, and we invite you to participate.

The rules are simple.

Contact the Chocolate Priestess via thetammyjo at gmail dot com and arrange to send a sample of your Halloween treats for review on The Chocolate Cult.

Send your sample early enough, and I will devote one day in October exclusively to your product — the earlier the better, because the thousand readers we get each month will have more time to order from you.  The sample does not need to be large, but there should be enough of each treat for the Chocolate Priestess to write a five-senses review of the product, and keep in mind that a photograph of the product(s) will accompany the review.  These reviews, called “Sacraments,” will also be featured in the book we plan to put out next year.

On Halloween, October 31, 2009, I will name up to four winners of the challenge.  The categories will be Best Mass Produced Halloween Treat, Best Gourmet Halloween Treat, and Best Baked Halloween Treat, for businesses that create their own unique products, and Best Halloween Treat Source, for those places that sell the products but do not create the treats themselves.

In addition to be the featured product for the day your treats are revealed to the world, the winner of each category will be offered the opportunity to place a free ad on the blog for 30 days.  That ad must fit on the sidebar, and you would need to provide the HTML code for it.

Please contact thetammyjo at gmail dot com if your company is interested in this opportunity.  If you have previously sent items to The Chocolate Cult for review, you will be receiving a private invitation to this challenge, but anyone is free to contact us and arrange to be included.

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