American Heritage Chocolate giveaway


American Heritage Chocolate GiveawayWin this tasty dessert kit from American Heritage Chocolate. American Heritage Chocolate was created using historical research to showcase how chocolate would have been enjoyed in 18th-century Colonial America. It’s sold at historic sites like Mount Vernon and Colonial Williamsburg. It includes anise, salt, red pepper, annatto, nutmeg, vanilla, orange, and cinnamon. I love how the strong spices combine with the chocolate to make a grown-up version of hot chocolate, which would probably be outstanding with a little rum in it, too. I used it to create this chocolate-bourbon-pecan pie recipe.

The kit includes a 5.13 oz American Heritage chocolate block, a 12.7 oz American Heritage chocolate drink mix in a muslin bag, a dark blue Emile Henry fluted-edge 9-inch ceramic pie dish, and a set of autumn-themed mini cookie or pie cutters (two leaves, an acorn, a pumpkin, an apple, and a turkey). SWEEPSTAKES IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to reader Laurie H.!

Here is this week’s question:
What is your favorite chocolate dessert?

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  • Chocolate is vegan and gluten-free.
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  • This sweepstakes is sponsored by The Historic Division of Mars and Recipe Renovator, P.O. Box 34054, San Diego, CA 92163-4054. (619) 365-5065.
  • Prize description: 5.13 oz American Heritage chocolate block, 12.7 oz American Heritage chocolate drink, azure blue Emile Henry fluted-edge ceramic pie dish, and a set of autumn-themed mini pie cutters, retail value of $85.99.

Here is the pie dish if you want to check it out in more detail:


  1. Leslie says

    As a chocoholic, it’s hard to decide. However, my favorite gluten-free chocolate dessert is a flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and raspberries.Yum!

  2. Rachel says

    I just made a chocolate desert yesterday that may just be my new favorite….if it’s possible to pick!
    I melted 70% cacao chocolate, I saute’d fennel seeds with a teaspoon of sugar to candy coat the fennel. I finely chopped up candied ginger. I dipped very thin wafers into the melted chocolate to completely cover. I put it on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and topped them all with the candied fennel, giner and sea salt. It’s an explosion of flavor and so different than anything I’ve ever tasted.

  3. says

    My favorite chocolate dessert is a gluten-free chocolate-dipped S’more. Gluten-free graham crackers sandwiching a piece of dark chocolate and toasted marshmallow fluff (keeping it vegetarian…I toast Fluff with my kitchen torch). Melt down some chocolate and dip. Allow to harden…and enjoy!

  4. Heather says

    My favorite chocolate dessert to make and eat is a Gluten Free Guinness Chocolate Cake (or cupcakes) with Cream Cheese frosting…. Dark, Fudgy, Dense, Delicious!!

  5. Geo Rams says

    Chocolate pudding. Makes me think of my grandma making it from scratch. Late at night we would sneak out and share a bowl without grandpa ever knowing.

  6. jacquie says

    chocolate cheesecake for a more festive occassion and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies just cuz…..

  7. says

    Favorite chocolate recipe: my daughters prize winning brownies. Just for the look in her eyes when she recalls seeing the blue ribbon on the pan at the fair.

  8. Deb E. says

    I like to make healthy chocolate truffles with the healthy dark chocolate (so I don’t feel so guilty eating it!) Truffles are easy to make and require so few ingredients, thus a real time saver.

  9. says

    This is one of those questions that people ask & it’s so hard to answer!!! Chocolate cheesecake is awesome. But a great chocolate cookie is to die for. O.K. Final answer: a cup of hot chocolate I had in Paris. It was like melted chocolate in a cup – with a pot so I could serve myself more!!!

  10. Wendi B. says

    My fave chocolate dessert are mini brownie bites, sprinkled with a little bit of powdered sugar. YUM! :)