Monday, September 2, 2013

5th Annual Halloween Treat Challenge

The Chocolate Cult is pleased to announce our 5th Annual Halloween Treats Challenge for chocolatiers, confectioners, bakers, and purveyors of chocolate related treats for the spooky holiday.

The rules are simple.

Contact the Chocolate Priestess via thetammyjo(, removing the parenthesis, and arrange to send a sample of your Halloween treats for this Challenge on The Chocolate Cult.

We will devote one day in October exclusively to your product — the earlier the better so that the 3000+ unique visitors 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 and/or her volunteer assistants (called Acolytes) to write a five-senses review of the product and take a photograph that will accompany the feature.

On Halloween, October 31, 2013, I will name up to six winners of the challenge, one for each category plus the Best over all.  The categories will be 1) Best Mass Produced Halloween Treat, 2) Best Gourmet Halloween Treat, 3) Best Baked Halloween Treat (for businesses that create their own unique products), 4) Best Independent Halloween Novelty, 5) Best Halloween Treat Source (or those places that sell the products but do not create the treats themselves), and 6) Best Halloween Treat.

In addition to be the featured product for the day your treats are featured, the winner of over all category will be offered the opportunity to place a FREE ad on the blog’s sidebar for 30 days.  That ad must fit on the sidebar or at the bottom of the front page, and you would need to provide the HTML code for it.  This means that you’ll get extra notice for any month of your choosing for the next year.

Some of the four previous years Challengers have included Olive Kita Chocolates, TCHO, Equal Exchange, LINDT, Obrigadeiro, Praim, Sjaak’s, Captivating Confections, Sweet Mona’s, Taraluna, Sweet Poppins, The Cookie Sandwich Company, Grek’s, The Protein Bakery, Praim, Cocoa Dolce, Creative Chocolates, Xocai, and TerraSource Chocolates,

Please contact her at thetammyjo(, removing the parenthesis, if your company is interested in this opportunity.   Note that featured review dates are limited so contact us soon but also know that we schedule on a first-samples-to-arrive = first-reviews-scheduled and featured basis.  The first four Challengers receive the Saturday Sacrament dates; other Challengers will be done as Special Sacramental Reviews at mid-week.

We also do year round reviews so if you don’t have Halloween Treats you can still become featured review on our popular blog that has worked with 166 different brands since 2009.  We have readers in 168 different countries and average 10,000 pageloads every month.

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