Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. There is 1,200kg of chocolate to win!
First of all, let me wish all my blog readers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! (and if you don't celebrate Christmas, you're welcome too, I'm wishing you a lovely festive season!)
I love chocolate, and this giveaway is my celebration of all things chocolatey.
Every day I will offer you a chocolate bar and a little something too, edible or decorative.
For 12 days I will be revealing a part of an overall prize, and each day there will be a new question.
As stipulated in the T&Cs below, the number of winners will depend on how many questions the first randomly selected winner will answer. If they answer all 12 questions, they get the whole lot. If they choose to answer less questions, they'll get less prizes, and the remaining part of the prize will go to the next randomly selected winner.
Today's chocolate bar is a festive treat found in Lakeland - Christmas Pudding flavoured bar (spices, raisins, dark chocolate, crumbled biscuit and golden sparkle) + a Mini LED character - Snowman.
Question 1 (1 December): Which gift are you most anticipating to give someone this year? (Or hoping to receive?)
Day 2 (2 December):
For me marzipan is associated with Christmas, and for today I'm offering a Ritter Sport Marzipan bar + Niedregger Marzipan.
What kind of food did you leave for Santa when you were little (or your children/grandchildren/family members)?
A few years ago, when Eddie was little and we were spending Christmas in Italy with my in-laws, we left a glass of milk, a carrot and a pastry for Santa and Rudolph. When he fell asleep, I discretely removed the pastry and carrot, and poured milk back in a little jug. In the morning, Eddie told me in a shocked whisper that Santa took his grandma's little plate.
Day 3 (3 December):
My guys all love white chocolate, so for the 3rd day here is a white chocolate bar from Green & Black's, a mini box of Raffaello and a mouse decoration.
Do you usually put a star or an angel on top of the Christmas tree?
(Typically we have a wooden angel with dangly legs, but when Eddie was in the nursery and made an elephant from a milk bottle and coloured paper, we had it on top of the tree for a few years, until someone squashed it. So, it's back to the angel now).
Day 4 (4 December):
I could never resist festive seasonal flavours, and just had to buy a Waitrose Dark Chocolate with Gingerbread flavour truffle filling. Breakfast crackers sound like a fun idea too.
Do you own an
I have a few, and already started wearing one, with a cat sitting on a present. Last week, when I was wearing it to school to help in the library, I got a lot of comments from children who all seemed to approve of the glitter and sparkle.
Day 5 (5 December):
Today's chocolate is Divine Dark with ginger and orange + Waitrose festive baby avocado.
When I saw the avocado chocolate, I was intrigued what's particularly festive about it. I don't know the answer, you'll just have to find it out for yourselves. But it does look cute.
Which Christmas song is your favourite (or if you don't like them at all, which song annoys you the most)?
Day 6 (6 December):
Today's part of the prize stash is a Ritter Sport Rum Raisins Hazelnuts bar + a mini box of I ♡ 80s 90s Trivia.
Do you open gifts on Christmas or Christmas eve?
(It's trendy nowadays to have a Christmas eve box, but we don't do it.)
Day 7 (7 December):
Willie's Cacao Luscious Orange + Waterstones gift tags + Robin coasters (Sainsbury's Home) are today's addition to the stash.
Are you good at wrapping presents?
(I confess, I'm pretty rubbish at wrapping, I'm OK with boxes, but anything out of ordinary shape defeats me.)
Day 8 (8 December):
Today's part of the chocolate stash is a Galaxy Salted Caramel bar + a set of cake pens.
These pens are easy to use, and you can eat the decorated results (the ink is edible). You can see how I used them, if you have a look at the gingerbread cookies I baked for the author Sophie Anderson, when my son and I went to the book event in Oxford.
Have you ever kissed someone under the mistletoe?
I was trying hard to remember if I ever did, and think that, alas, it never happened to me.
Day 9 (9 December):
And we're on day 9 already. Today's prize addition is Divine Smooth Dark with raspberries (one of my personal favourites) plus a Maltesers reindeer and Reese's tree.
Which festive ornament has the most significance to you (or sentimental value)?
I have several Soviet ornaments - a little bird, a squirrel, a chilli pepper and a bauble from my childhood. Mum says they are from when I was a baby, so they're about 50 years old, pretty vintage. In comparison to my later years' collection of Xmas ornaments, they are rather plain but I treasure them the most.
Day 10 (10 December):
Another Divine chocolate bar, this time Divine Milk with Toffee and Sea Salt + a selection of cosmetics (Rodial Vit C face mask, Skyn firming eye gels, Formula face mask 15ml, L'Occitane almond hand cream 10ml)
If you receive a present you don't like, can't use or already have exactly the same, do you regift it?
I have been known for regifting a number of scarves and gloves, mostly to my Mum.
Day 11 (11 December):
Lindt Excellence Dark Caramel with a touch of sea salt is another of my personal favourites, so I had to add it to the stash. A Frozen fizzer bar is a little homage to Frozen 2.
Question 11: No, it's not Do you want to build a snowman? But it's close enough - When was the last time you built a snowman?
We most likely built a snowman a couple of years ago. Though we did have snow last winter, we didn't build any snowmen.
How time flies, we are now on the last day of Chocmas.
Day 12 (12 December):
the last chocolate bar is M&S Swiss Blond with distinct aromas of caramel and shortbread, and a festive Poinsettia fine bone china mug.
Question 12, which is not a question as such - just wish a merry Christmas to a poster above you.
You might need to scroll all the way down, and click on Load more, to see comments beyond day 9, then all comments will show, and you will see who is the last poster.
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.
Please leave your name or Twitter username in the comment if you login as Anon, or I will never know who has commented.
There will be one or more winners, who will receive all the goodies appearing during twelve days of the giveaway.
If the first randomly selected winner has replied to all twelve questions, they will receive the whole lot.
If the first winner answers less questions, they will receive the prizes only from the days they leave their reply.
The remaining prize(s) will be allocated to the next winner(s). Hope I don't have to send twelve different packages.
The more questions you answer, the bigger your prize will be.
Only one entry per person per day/question is allowed.
If you missed a day, you will have a chance to catch up on any other day until the end of the giveaway, as long as ti comes in a SEPARATE comment.
Please not, if you answer 12 questions in one comment, it will count as 1 entry.
Once the winner is selected randomly, I will count their replies.
I will contact the winner, who will have 7 days to reply with their address details. Due to the nature of the prize which I hope to dispatch in good time before Christmas, the time limit to get back to me si shorter than usual.
All the prizes are provided by me, and are in no way sponsored by any brand.
This is my way of saying Thank you to my blog readers.
I will post the prize at my own cost.
If the winner's away when the parcel arrives and is not able to rearrange the redelivery, and if by some chance it is returned to me, please do not expect me to cover the cost of the postage again.
If that happens, the rpize will be taken to the local food bank (foods) and charity shops (non-perishables).
I will send the parcel by Royal Mail, tracked and to be signed for.
Any personal data given (basically the winner's address details) will not be shared with any 3rd parties, and will be deleted after the prize is received by the winner.
The giveaway will end on the 12th of December at midnight.
Many thanks to you all for taking part and making this giveaway so much fun! I enjoyed reading all your comments.
We picked a winner the old-fashioned way - a name from a hat.
To find out who is the lucky winner of the chocolate prize, please watch this very short reveal video.
Big well done to our lucky winner!
Merry Christmas to you all!