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SandyK
Posts: 206
Registered: ‎09-02-2009

...and the winner of the Chocolate's Sweepstakes Contest is....

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2698i69042FE3FF32C5F7Apple Pie Takes Top Prize...Whoopi Casts Deciding Vote  

Over 2,500 suggestions were made in the online Community (many postings had several flavor suggestions). Some flavors were traditional—peanut butter, cheesecake and blueberry. Others were not only unique, but a little surprising. We had suggestions for hot dog, tofu, grilled onions and broccoli (they may have been confused with the deli contest held next door!)

Acclaimed chocolatier and owner William Brown spent days combing through the many scrumptious-sounding and inventive suggestions with his team. They actually prepared a number of samples to determine if they could capture the essence of the flavor suggested. In the end, they narrowed it down to 10 finalists.

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2704i16EC49087D512325Judging was held at Datz Deli in Tampa, FL., who hosted an elite group of judges and guests. The judges included (among others): Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg (via phone); Chris Ponte, renowned chef & owner of Café Ponte; Veronica Cintron, Bay New 9 Anchor, Preston Rudie, WTSP reporter; Holly Tomlin, Owner/President, Tomlin Staffing; Dean Darby Dickerson, Stetson College of Law; Chef Heather, Datz Deli; and me—to represent Going Places—and to eat a bunch of chocolate.  

 

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 Each judge and guest were given a plate of the 10 flavors—simply decorated—so as now to sway votes based on appearance. When the votes came in, it was a three-way tie between Apple Pie, Creamsicle and Lemon Basil.

  

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Now, it was time for Whoopi to weigh in with her secret ballot, which was cast just prior to the event. She had comments on each flavor, but she was ecstatic about one.

“Apple Pie. My number one!  FAVORITE.  Before I put this in my mouth I said ‘Nobody can do apple pie.  Not in gum, not in candy and certainly not chocolate’.  You blew us away.”  Whoopi Goldberg

 

 

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Congratulations to June Tray of Port Richey and Lisa Zlotziver of Fort Lauderdale, FL. They both suggested Apple Pie (Lisa added a cinnamon twist, while June's was a great "All American". They both have received a $250 gift card, to be used for a 100+ piece assortment of chocolates - or a variety of cholates. 

 

We apologize that we incorrectly named Lisa as the official winner. Bill from WD chose and began testing the "Cinnamon Apple Pie" flavor and this was the working name of the new chocolate.  When he began finalizing the list of choices and names, he opted for just "Apple Pie"...when this happened2710i919CF2D18E221897, we should have gone back and checked to see whether there was someone with just Apple Pie, but unfortunatley, didn't realize there was another apple pie suggestion made prior to Lisa's. I  apolgoize for the confusion.  We have awarded both the top prize. Thanks to everyone for entering!

 

 All nine semi-finalists will each receive a 20-piece box.

 The semi-finalists were: 1)  Creamsicle 2) Gingerbread 3) Lemon & Basil 4) Mojito 5) Burnt Sugar & Bourbon 6) Guava & Banana 7) Mango & Mint 8) Cardamom & Pistachio 9) Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow

 

        Thanks to everyone for entering. It was a great contest! 

 

(Pictured: Top right./Bottom Left-Whoopi Goldberg, Left- Judging in process, Right- Veronica Cintron & Preston Rudie, Mid left- 10 flavors, Bottom center: William Brown announces winner.)

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lorip
Posts: 39
Registered: ‎04-25-2010

The winning new chocolate flavor is ...

Cotton Candy covered in dark chocolate

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yebbasue
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎04-25-2010

Chocolate and -------------

Kettle Korn should be the next flavor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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cglavan
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-27-2010

I Love...

New York Cheesecake!

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mobravo
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-06-2010

William Dean Chocolates

How about chocolate covered blueberries, yum.

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Bookworm
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎02-22-2010

Winning flavor!

Lemon and basil!

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MamaB
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-27-2010

Suggestions for Chocolates

Strawberry and Creme

Birthday Cake

Cotton Candy

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linda1670
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-20-2010

New Chocolate Suggestion

White Chocolate filled with raspberry

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raceman8
Posts: 848
Registered: ‎11-02-2009

Maple Nut ----A touch of Vermont .....D. Seymour

Maple Nut ----A touch of Vermont .....D. Seymour

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Grama-Herc
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-04-2010

New Candy Flavor

There is an ice cream flavor made by Eddy's, I think.  It is called French Silk and is to simply die for.  Buy a container and try the flavor.  Candy like that would be so fantastic.

 

Try it, you'll like it

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momkost
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New candy name

My suggestion for new candy names:  Rum Raisin and Cinnamon Peacan

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natalya1234
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

best flavor!

Cookie dough dipped in dark chocolate!!!!!!

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TammyJU113
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Tiramisu would be awesome

Tiramisu would be awesome

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TammyJU113
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Chocolate chip cannoli.

Chocolate chip cannoli.

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danielle
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

chocolate flavor william dean contest

I think that  a chocolate and marshmellow flavor would be good

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danielle
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

chocolate flavor william dean contest

Another great flavor could be a pound cake of some sort covered in choc.

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cindifer
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

The Next New Flavors! :-)

Mojito Covered in Dark Chocolate

Aztec Chili Hot Chocolate (Cinnamon, Chili Pepper, Vanilla)

Margarita (pick a flavor... they're all yummy!)

Creamsicle

The Buccaneer: Dark Chocolate, Dark Rum, Vanilla, Nutmeg or Cloves or maybe substitute Spiced Rum.

Chipotle Pepper

Burnt Caramel

 

 

 

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sowor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Strawberry Trifle

strawberry, whipped creme, vanilla pudding and pound cake...yum:smileyhappy:

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Janet314
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New Chocolate Flavor

Dark Chocolate Chambord

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Janet314
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New Chocolate Flavor

Yummy Blueberry Pomegranate

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Innocent93
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Chomocha Latte... chocolate covered , filled with mocha a...

Chomocha Latte... chocolate covered , filled with mocha and latte flavors..

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b00ehrsam
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

chocolate flavor entry

Mulberries are sadly under represented in the United States, though they are appreciated overseas.  I would like to see a chocolate with a mulberry jam filling.

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patrizia
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

winning new flavor

Mandarin orange and dark chocolate

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Jmparris10
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Chocolate flavor suggestion:

Candied Ginger with macadamia nut and dark chocolate
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hudsoncl
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎04-27-2010

New Chocolate Creations

Black Forest Cake-dark chocolate with cherries and chocolate cookie bits

Easter Egg-dark chocolate with coconut cream and marshmallow center

Hawaiian Paradise-dark chocolate with kona coffee cream and macadamia nut center

Florida Sunshine Treat-chocolate with grapefruit flavored cream center

Sweet Georgia Treat-chocolate with peach favored cream center

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rcisrn
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New flavor

Pineapple Coconut

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Jmparris10
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New flavor

Dark chocolate with strawberry filling mixed with balsamic vinegar, sprinkled on top with crushed pink peppercorns Or White chocolate covered pistachios with a hint of cardamom Or Milk chocolate with nutmeg covering a marshmallow (like a deconstructed hot chocolate) Or Earl gray tea
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flyboy
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

new chocolate candy flavor...

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white chocolate covered black licorice...

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cindifer
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New Flavor

Champagne and Strawberries

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peggy
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New Chocolate Flavors

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Just love all kinds of chocolates!!!

 

Dark Chocolate Pomergranate

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Dark Chocolate Butter Pecan

Dark Chocolate Maple Walnut

 

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rynomack13
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

My New Flavors

Chocolate Covered Banana

Hazelnut & Honey

White Chocolate with Rose

S'mores

Mint Tea

Rosemary Lemon

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ms011366
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-22-2010

Flavor Contest

How about Tiramisu or prosuitto and melon

 

Mary Stephens

941-915-4527

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3rdson
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

creme de violette

 
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rynomack13
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

New Chocolate Flavors

Coconut Curry

Guinness(stout) Caramel

Green Chili

Almond Honey Caramel

Mixed Berry

Caramel Apple

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khamp
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Spumoni Cream

Spumoni cream would be great!

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cg
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎06-29-2010

Cherry Jubilee

Cherry Jubilee

 

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largo05
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

William Dean Chocolates

I would like the flavor of chipolte and mayo.   I recently put these two ingredients together in a recipe and it was outstanding.

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abercrchc13
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Flavor suggestion

S'mores

Sherbert

Strawberry Jell-o with mandarin oranges

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erinsky
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Winning Flavor...

Plumagranate Dipped in Deep Dark Chocolate

 

~ a combo of sweet plum and tart pomegranate smothered in dark chocolate for maximum antioxidants, delightful taste and a host of other nutritional values~

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flipper
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

William Dean / New Flavors

Apricot Butter Rum

Mandarin Honey Ginger

Toasted Coconut Almond

Amaretto Peach Pecan

Date Mint Pinenut

lms
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lms
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

new chocolate flavors

I have 2 ideas:

Cafe Mulatto

White Diamonds

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TammyJU113
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Chocolate Trufles filled with Irish Cream

Chocolate Trufles filled with Irish Cream

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pokey
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

chocolate suggestion Red Sangria

 
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ugogirl55
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

William Dean Chocolates

New flavor....Payapa-lime

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flipper
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

William Dean Chocolates / Round Two

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Cranberry Marnier

Apricot Almond Creme

Cinnamon Chili Pepper

Jamocha Almond Fudge

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mikenbacismama
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Flavor suggestion

Blueberry/lemon verbena

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lmills
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

Chocolates

I suggest pineapple, raspberry and coconut in milk chocolate.

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FOJMO3610
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

AN ALL-TIME FAVORITE - FLUFFERNUTTER!!!

It's got to be the all-time favorite combination of peanut butter and marshmallow creme -- the FLUFFERNUTTER!

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gardeb
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

new chocolate flavor

chocolate lemon drop

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gardeb
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2010

new chocolate flavor

chocolate cherry coconut