Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Our #WomenEntrepreneurWednesday #NYNow Spotlight is back with a Flash #Giveaway from @elementstruffle #Spon

 Giveaway Sponsored by Elements Truffles

This summer I met so many inspiring women at the NYNOW Tradeshow (The Market for Home, Lifestyle and Gifts), that instead of lumping my recap of the show into one big post where you might only get a one or two sentence recap, I wanted to give each woman entrepreneur and their amazing brands their own individual day in the sun.


While the first Woman Entrepreneur/Woman Crush Wednesday was not from NYNOW but from a different event entirely (if you missed it I featured Emaurade Toubia from the show Shadowhunters who moderated a great panel on Latina Beauty HERE), I wanted to devote some dedicated time to featuring women who are pursuing their passions and following their dreams.

One of the brands that stood out was Elements Truffles and it's Founder, Alak Vasa who I got a chance to meet in person during NYNOW.

About the Founder:

One of the things that stood out most about Alak Vasa, founder of Elements Truffles is that she was a Wall Street Trader. I worked in Finance for quite awhile during College and I remember working on the Trading Floor for quite a number of Financial Firms and remember first hand just how incredibly stressful the environment is.

Good chocolate is one of the things that kept Alak going and also planted a seed of inspiration. Combining her culinary experiments with her spirituality and the ancient life science of Ayurveda, Alak turned her passion for chocolate and how the five elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether - into an artisanal dessert.

Oddly enough when I worked in Finance we had a great truffle store located inside our building, except those truffles were popular for their 'spirits' not just their spirit! If you know what I mean! Wink! Wink!


About Elements Truffles They contain NO:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - GMO
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Soy or other Emulsifiers
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Preservatives
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Synthetic Flavors
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Gluten
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Cane Sugars
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Refined Sugars
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Dairy

You read it right, Dairy Free and Gluten Free Chocolate and trust me you wouldn't be able to tell by the flavor that these are Dairy Free!

Ingredient Sourcing:

Their ingredients including Cacao made from fine quality Criollo beans from Peru and honey extracted ethically from local honey bees in New Jersey are all from Fair Trade Manufacturers that align with Element Truffles philosophies (high quality with low environmental impact).

Social Stewardship:

Not only do 25% of the profits go towards supporting the education of under-privileged children in tribal areas of India, (their charity partner is www.careforchildren.org) each member of The Elements Truffles team invests at least five hours of their time each week giving back to the community.

I loved them all, but these were my top two flavors in no particular order:

Above: Peppermint infused with Lavender - Elements Truffles Ayurveda Inspired Artisanal Chocolate Bar


Above: Raspberry infused with beetroot - Elements Truffles Ayurveda Inspired Artisanal Chocolate Bar

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24 Count Assorted Elements Truffles - Photo Used With Permission

What I can't stress highly enough is just how delicious Elements Truffles are! It's rare that people rave that something good for you, tastes good too. That's what amazes me most, they hide all this healthy stuff inside their chocolate, yet it tastes better than most I have tried to date. At this point in my blogging career the highest praise I can give something that helps you understand my sincerity is to tell you I plan to buy these on regular rotation so I can have them at hand, and that is saying A LOT!

Our friends at Elements Truffles want you to experience their artisanal chocolate first hand so we have teamed up to give away a 24 count box of their assorted truffles!

Can't wait to see if you've won, or have a chocolate craving and must get some NOW, now NOW!? I can't say I blame you, shop them here:  Shop Elements Truffles

Follow the instructions in the Gleam widget below so you can be in it to win it (we are switching from Rafflecopter to Gleam this time around, please let us know if you experience any glitches so we know going forward if we should stick with Gleam and consider going Pro or go back to rafflecopter - we are letting you decide!)

I have tried a larger number of 'healthy chocolate' brands than you know dear butterflies. The reason you don't know is because they don't all make these pages. The last time I was this jazzed about a chocolate that could honestly call itself "healthy" was unreal which I featured HERE if you missed it.

READERS SOUND OFF: Visit Elements Truffles and tell us which of their flavors you are most excited to try (by the way that is the mandatory entry for this contest, so don't forget to tell us in the Gleam Widget what name you commented under so you can get your entry!)

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FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post sponsored by Elements Truffles, all opinions are 100% my own! They are sponsoring the prize, however this post is NOT compensated! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.

114 comments:

  1. Truffles are one of my favorite kinds of candy and these ones sound GREAT! I would love to try them.

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  2. This is so awesome! As a blogger, I see women crushing it all the time, and I think it's important to keep that trend rolling. Girls really DO run the world!

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  3. I would like most to try the peppermint infused with lavender!

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  4. I've heard so many great things about NY Now and I totally have to make the time to check this out. And who doesn't LOVE truffles?

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  5. i like the assorted box of truffles ty :)

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  6. I want to try these truffles! The Peppermint infused with Lavender sounds so good!

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  7. The Sea Salt with Tumeric sounds good!

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  8. Peppermint bar with lavender infusion.

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  9. I would love to try the orange pistachio truffles. Sounds delicious!

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  10. What a great feature! Sounds like an amazing woman and company, so glad you shared this :)

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  11. I would love to try the ROSE TRUFFLES WITH CARDAMOM INFUSION

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  12. Raspberry Truffles with Beetroot Infusion

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  13. I am most excited to try the ORANGE PISTACHIO BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION

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  14. I would love to try the SEA SALT BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION.

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  15. This chocolate sounds awesome. I love that they give back and are environmentally friendly.

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  16. PEPPERMINT BAR WITH LAVENDER INFUSION

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  17. PEPPERMINT BAR WITH LAVENDER INFUSION

    dianetherkildsen@att.net

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  18. Raspberry Truffles with Beetroot Infusion. Raspberry is my favorite. Beetroot.. not even sure what that is, hum.

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  19. Virginia B
    I want to try the peppermint fused with lavender. That sounds interesting.

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  20. The Raspberry infused with Beetroot sounds really good!

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  21. I do have a sweet tooth and think Elements Truffles would rank high on my list of favorite treats. Kudos so such a smart woman for crafting something for everyone to take pleasure in.

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  22. I am always up for a good serving of chocolate and I think this brand is really amazing! She's such an inspiration! I can't wait to try her chocolates!

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  23. She sounds like a lovely woman and she's very passionate about bringing healthy chocolate to our tables. I have never tried this brand before but I would love to.

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  24. I would love to try the raspberry truffles with beetroot infusion.

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  25. This is so inspiring! It is amazing that she is also donating money to kids in India. What a motivating story!

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  26. I would love to try the ROSE TRUFFLES WITH CARDAMOM INFUSION.

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  27. She sounds like one amazing lady who is right up my alley. I love the fact that her chocolate is so natural!

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  28. They look amazing! Love that they don't contain any preservatives and other things that I try so hard to steer clear of.

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  29. This sounds like a fabulous giveaway! I've never tried truffles before.

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  30. I have such a sweet tooth too! This sounds so amazing - you can't go wrong with chocolate and this brand sounds soo good! Have to try it!

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  31. I am a huge proponent of education, so I appreciate the donations she is making. Also, truffles are so so so good. Making them healthy and still delicious is brilliant. :)

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  32. I have the biggest sweet tooth! These sound like the most phenomenal truffles. I would say they'd be perfect for a holiday gift, but I think I want them all myself.

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  33. I draw inspiration from women who make a name for themselves doing the things they love. She is such an amazing woman and I am sure she pours her passion in her creations. I'd love to give it a try.

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  34. I'd like to try the Orange Pistachio.

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  35. This chocolate bar is not only delicious, it is good for you too. Now I won't feel guilty indulging in chocolate. Thanks for introducing Alak Vasa. She is one inspiring woman, sharing her knowledge and helping out the underprivileged children in India.

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  36. They all sound different and wonderful. I would love to try the ORANGE PISTACHIO BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION.

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  37. I really want to try the peppermint and lavender.. That sounds like a pretty interesting combination

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  38. I am most excited to try the •Rose with Cardamom Infusion.

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  39. I would like to try the Sea Salt Bar with Turmeric Infusion.

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  40. I would want the assorted so I could try as many as possible!

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  41. ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION

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  42. I love Sea Salt but I would really like to try the orange pistachio.

    Evelyn

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  43. I would like to try the ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION.

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  44. I would love to try the rasberry with beetroot!

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  45. Omg the orange pistachio sounds heavenly!

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  46. I'd like to try the RASPBERRY TRUFFLES WITH BEETROOT INFUSION.

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  47. These look amazing! I have so many food restrictions it is not often that I find something pre-made that I can actually eat!

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  48. i like to try the assorted box of truffles

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  49. I like the Sea Salt Bar with Turmeric Infusion. Sounds like a great flavor combo

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  50. I love Ayurveda things! This chocolate looks delicious and the design is so pretty looks like a henna design.

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  51. The orange pistachio sound really good!!

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  52. ROSE TRUFFLES WITH CARDAMOM INFUSION

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  53. SEA SALT BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION sounds delicious to me.
    Sherri J

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  54. The raspberry truffles with beetroot infusion sounds divine.

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  55. I would like to try the Orange Pistachio Bar with Turmeric Infusion

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  56. Sea salt with turmeric sounds scrumptious

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  57. The mixed assortment sounds the best so you could have a little of it all.

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  58. The peppermint truffles with lavender infusions sounds amazing!

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  59. The Orange Pistachio Truffles with Turmeric Infusion sound soooo good.

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  60. I am most interested in trying the ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION.

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  61. I would most love to try the rose truffle with the cardamom infusion!

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  62. I'd like to try the SEA SALT BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION.

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  63. I am most excited to try the ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION!

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  64. I'm most excited to try Orange Pistachio Truffles with Turmeric Infusion.

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  65. I want to try ORANGE PISTACHIO BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION

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  66. Orange Pistachio would be good.

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  67. I think I would love the peppermint. Thanks for sharing about this.

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  68. The ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION are right up my alley. In the process of pulling ingredients from my pantry to bake something of a similar palate

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  69. So many of them seem very interesting!Rose and cardamon or peppermint and lavender.

    Jackie Preas

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  70. I most want to try the Peppermint with Lavender Infusion.

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  71. I would love to try the PEPPERMINT BAR WITH LAVENDER INFUSION first.

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  72. I would like to try Elements Truffles' Raspberry Truffles with Beetroot Infusion

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  73. Orange Pistachio and Raspberry would be my choices!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  74. The Orange Pistachio Truffles with Turmeric Infusion looks interesting. Thanks.

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  75. Orange Pistachio Bar

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  76. I would love to try the orange pistachio truffles. Sounds delicious!

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  77. i would like to try the ASSORTED PACK OF SIGNATURE BARS. it looks really good. i would love all the flavors.

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  78. The assorted box of truffles is the ones I'd like to try.

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  79. The orange pistachio truffles look amazing!

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  80. I want to try the Peppermint Truffles with Lavender Infusion

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  81. I would like to try the Raspberry. This box looks so tasty.

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  82. I am most excited to try the Rose with Cardamom Infusion flavored truffle from Elements Truffles.

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  83. I would love to try the Peppermint Truffles with Lavender Infusion.

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  84. I would like to try ORANGE PISTACHIO

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  85. I think the ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION sounds amazing!

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  86. I want to try ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION. yum

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  87. I would love to try the peppermint with lavendar. And I like the gleam.

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  88. The Raspberry and Beet Root sounds so intriguing and delicious. Beets have a lovely fruity flavor that pairs well with Raspberries.

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  89. The raspberry infused with beetroot truffles sound inviting and different.

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  90. The orange pistachio sounds really good to me.

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  91. Healthy chocolates are for me. Yum. I would love the sea salt or raspberry truffles. Thanks for the contest and visiting my blog. Had we met before on a writing site?

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  92. They all sound really good but I would really like to try the peppermint with lavender infusion.

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  93. I would love to try the Peppermint Bar With Lavender Infusion.

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  94. I normally say peppermint when asked about flavors with chocolate, but with these, I would like to start with the raspberry flavored ones.

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  95. The raspberry and beet one sounds so yummy.

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  96. I think the sea salt bar with turmeric infusion sounds interesting.

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  97. I would love to try the SEA SALT BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION

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  98. The raspberry sounds amazing.

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  99. The the orange pistachio truffles and the raspberry truffles with beetroot both sound good to me.

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  100. PEPPERMINT TRUFFLES WITH LAVENDER INFUSION sounds good.

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  101. The ORANGE PISTACHIO TRUFFLES WITH TURMERIC INFUSION looks delicious!

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  102. The SEA SALT BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION looks awesome and I bet tastes even better.

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  103. i love trying new chocolates i hope to win

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  104. I would like the Orange Pistachio. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. Orange pistachio with tumeric sounds yummy!

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  106. I like the RASPBERRY TRUFFLES WITH BEETROOT INFUSION

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  107. I like the ORANGE PISTACHIO BAR WITH TURMERIC INFUSION

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  108. I would love to try out the Peppermint Bar with Lavender Infusion.

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  109. The assorted box sounds good, that way I can try a little bit of every flavor. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  110. I would love to try the Peppermint truffles with the lavender infusion

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  111. I would love to try the Orange Pistachio Truffles with Turmeric Infusion

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