Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Madecasse Review & Giveaway!


Everybody loves chocolate, right? It makes a great gift for ourselves and others. With Valentines Day coming up, I am sure we are all going to get our fair share of chocolates and other sweets. Instead of just getting ordinary chocolate, why not try some chocolate, that's richer in taste, and makes an impact on the earth and the lives of others. "How can a chocolate bar do all of that?", you may ask. Madecasse, the only company that makes their chocolate bars entirely in Africa, does by helping the people of Africa and by ensuring a better natural environment in Madagascar.

Did you know that 70% of the world's cocoa comes from Africa, but less than 1% of the chocolate is made there? The entire chocolate bar making process occurring in Africa, helps out the lives of many more than just the farmers. The infographic below explains it better:


I absolutely love what Madecasse is doing and their whole concept. You may be wondering if their chocolate is as good as their cause. I was wondering the same thing, and lucky for me Madecasse sent me a few of their chocolate bars to try out.


These are the goodies that I was sent; 70% Cocoa Bar, Cinnamon & Sakay, and Sea Salt & Nibs full size bars and 3 mini bars in the same flavors for the giveaway.

They also have additional flavors that I didn't get to try, such as Arabica Coffee, Pink Pepper & Citrus, Milk Chocolate, Exotic Pepper, 75% Cocoa, and 80% Cocoa.

I was very impressed with their lovely packaging. The wrappers are made out of a paper that has an eco-friendly look and feel. The graphics are bright and look very authentic to where they came from. Once, you open up the paper envelope that the chocolate is packaged in, you will see that the chocolate itself is wrapped in a shiny gold wrapper that reminded me of a golden ticket. The entire packaging is so special, and  perfect for gift giving.

The first chocolate I dove into was the 70% Cocoa. This was the richest and strongest chocolate that my taste buds have ever come in contact to. If you like dark chocolate than you might like this. It definitely has a fine and gourmet taste to it, it's not like any old chocolate bar that you would pick up at the store for your children. Like a great wine, you have to sit back, relax, and detect the subtle flavors of this chocolate. It almost has a fruitiness to it, which I love.

The next bar I tried was the Sea Salt & Nibs. I wasn't sure what to expect with sea salt and chocolate being combined. To my surprise, this flavor was even better than the 70% Cocoa. It wasn't quite as intense as the 70% Cocoa, but it still has a very rich deep flavor to it, that takes getting used to. I love chocolate with a crunchy texture, and the cocoa nibs satisfied just that. The Sea Salt is very subtle and is hard to detect. Thankfully, the salt doesn't overpower the taste of the chocolate bar, but intensifies the complex flavors of the cocoa.

I haven't tried the Cinnamon & Sakay yet. I personally don't like spicy foods, so I am not sure if I will like this bar. It contains a blend of hot chilli peppers and Ceylon cinnamon. It sounds pretty interesting and worth trying. Beware that this is considered to be an intense flavor!

Giveaway!
Thanks to Madecasse one lucky Glamour Girl Reviews reader will win 3 (0.88 oz) Mini Chocolate Bars! 

To Enter just fill out the Rafflecopter form below:
Disclosure: I received samples for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.

119 comments:

latanya t said...

pink pepper & citrus

Sadie said...

Milk Chocolate for me!

slb3334 said...

pink pepper and citrus.

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Raven Waldenpond said...

sea salt and nibs

Raven Waldenpond said...

seat salt and nibs. real name ellie s
gosh this is confusing

Ally said...

Yum! I'd love to try cinnamon and sakay!

psnyder said...

Would love to try the pepper & citrus~~~~~

dawn keenan said...

I'm a plain jane, I'd like the 70 percent cacao.

CosmeticCrazy said...

Arabica coffee

Tiffany Gronn said...

I am curious to try the Pink Pepper and Citrus.

Jasanna Czellar said...

I'd love exotic pepper!

meredith m said...

I think i would like the Arabica Coffee

Liz said...

I would like to try Sea salt and nibs.

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SueZH said...

I would like to try the Arabica Coffee.

Julia said...

I'd like to try Sea Salt & Nibs

Tracy R said...

I would like the Arabica Coffee Chocolate Bar.

Kelly Nicholson said...

https://plus.google.com/103468633068357195846/posts?tab=XX kelly nicholson

Arabica Coffee.

sparklingjul said...

The Pink Pepper and Citrus flavor looks great!

Nicole Murphy said...

I would try the cinnamon and sakay.

chadro said...

I'd like to try the 70% cocoa bar but All look fabulous

Selinda said...

70% Cocoa Bar!

Thanks,

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abfantom said...

I would like Madecasse's 80% Cocoa Bar

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clc408 said...

I'd like to try pink pepper & citrus

Ellen said...

Arabica coffee

Diana Stanhope said...

Arabica Coffee sounds good

Rebecca said...

I would like to try pink pepper and citrus.

deb c said...

I want to try the exotic pepper bar.

heymissvirginia said...

I would love to try the milk chocolate. My favorite!
Virginia Rowell

kim burnett said...

sea salt and nibs

sweepmom said...

I would like to try the exotic pepper.

Karen F said...

My favorite is Milk Chocolate so I would have to go with that.

llinda29 said...

I want 75% cocoa bar

wigget said...

i want to try the 70% cocoa bar

deniseyweesy said...

80% cocoa bar

Amber said...

I would love to try the pink pepper and citrus bar - I've never seen that flavor combination with chocolate before!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Kara Jeremias said...

Arabica Coffee mocha crunch. mmmmm, coffee.

Kate Fuller said...

I'd like to try the milk chocolate bar.

Timshaun said...

Milk chocolate
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Carol said...

I think i would like the Arabica Coffee
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Krista said...

Plain ole Milk Chocolate :)

kyl neusch said...

the exotic pepper.

Sharon Kaminski said...

80% eating chocolate

Danielle Lima said...

the milk chocolate :)

Bakersdozen said...

I want to try the arabica coffee chocolate. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Crystal said...

I'd like the arabica coffee chocolate!
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Unknown said...

The sea salt and nibs sound great
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jcwega27 said...

arabica coffee
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Meggiedarlin said...

I'd like to try the sea salt and nibs

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ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

70% cocoa bar

Grace Inman said...

All of the chocolates sound delicious especially the pepper and citrus sounds awesome!

Heather said...

pepper bar! yum Hot and sweet

Elisabeth said...

I'd love to try the cinnamon & sakay chocolate!

Stephanie Larison said...

I want to try the 70% cocoa bar

sarah said...

I would love to try the Exotic Pepper

Living, Learning, Eating said...

80% Cocoa, please!

I'm Lle Schreiber on Rafflecopter

Cody Anderson said...

I'd like the milk chocolate.

Madeline said...

Sea Salt and Nibs

lisagee1234 said...

lisa lo RC form

http://store.madecasse.com/ciasa.html

Cinnamon and sakay :o)

adrienne warren said...

actually the cinnamon saky sounds good to me, and the pink pepper citrus.

DiHamel said...

I want to try all of them,,,,,

Jen said...

the sea salt and nibs

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billwinsbig said...

pink pepper/citrus

Allyson Bossie said...

http://store.madecasse.com/exoticpepper.html

Robin T said...

I like to try the sea salt and nibs

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TreasureToday said...

I would love to try the sea salt and nibs chocolate. sweetbettysue at gmail dotcom

spock7005 said...

Pink pepper and citrus, sounds SO good!

devin said...

Sea Salt & Nibs

Sylvia Zajis said...

pink pepper and citrus

Darlene ysaguirre said...

Pink Pepper and Citrus Sounds Interesting

Amanda Kinder said...

Milk chocolate.

Roy F. said...

Cinnamon & Sakay

Jennifer R said...

I would love to try the Arabica Coffee chocolate bar.

yellowlabs said...

I want to try the milk chocolate bar

- Epic Fail said...

The Pink Pepper and Citrus

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Julia said...

arabica coffee

Becca Ann said...

I wouldlove to try the arabic coffee

Melanie Montgomery said...

Sea Salt and Nibs.

stew said...

I would like to try the 70% cocoa bar. s2inamug at aim dot com

Beck James said...

cinnamon and sakay

bac1 said...

pink pepper & citrus

Doc said...

exotic spicy

Micaela Petty said...

The pink pepper & citrus sounds yummy! I've never heard of a flavor like that before!

saturdaynightfever said...

Sea Salt & Nibs would be my Madecasse bar of choice!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

milk chocolate
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tavernie said...

The Milk Chocolate!
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

70% Cocoa Bar

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sarah79harding said...

I'd like to try the exotic chocolate

cassandra mccann said...

http://store.madecasse.com/new-seasaltandnibs.html

i have never heard of this but I would love to try it

07violet said...

pink pepper and citrus

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Breanne said...

pink pepper & citrus

catrinkaleigh said...

sea salt and nibs

barbara stenby said...

my son loves this chocolate so trying to win for him. He loves the sea salt & nibs would probably love the pink pepper & citrus

Karen said...

I'd like the exotic pepper.

c allen said...

i want to try the Arabica coffee thanks crystal allen

MSimonM said...

I would love the Arbica Coffee flavor!

Susan Smoaks said...

i want to try the arabica coffee flavor
susansmoaks at gmail dot com
tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

Denise Welch said...

I like to try exotic pepper

Lora said...

Sea salt & nibs

Charlene said...

I'd like to try the milk chocolate bar :)

michedt said...

I'd love to try the pink pepper & citrus. Sounds yummy.
Michelle Tucker

kathy pease said...

id like the milk chocolate
http://store.madecasse.com/new-milk-chocolate.html

Stacy said...

I would love to try the Exotic Pepper!

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i would love the milk chocolate!

1porkchop said...

I want to try the milk chocolate

Caitlin McClure said...

Arabica coffee

Eustacia Miliusis said...

I want the milk chocolate, now!

Clover Leigh said...

Milk Chocolate :)

Melissa Miller said...

milk chocolate
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ltlbitone said...

cinnamon & sakay

ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

annemarie562000 said...

I would love to try the 80% cocoa bar!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

/\Heather/\ said...

pink pepper and citrus sounds pretty good!
heatherpooh (hotmail)

mary gardner said...

Arabica Coffee chocolate bar!

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

ladcraig said...

sea salt & nibs

Emmy Coffee said...

I'm interested in the cinnamon & sakay

shanta spradlin said...

Sea salt and nibs

purango said...

I would like to try milk chocolate. garrettsambo@aol.com

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

the Arabica Coffee

californiapoppys@yahoo.com

Robert said...

Cinnamon and Sakay

corey1971 said...

Pink pepper and citrus (Corey Olomon)

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