It’s time for a competition! And a tasty one at that! As a Portuguese person living in the US, I’m acutely aware of how different the chocolate here tastes… maybe it’s my European taste buds, but I much prefer European chocolate. Belgium and Switzerland, along with Germany and the UK, are the kings of chocolate… but did you know that Portugal also produces delicious chocolate?
Some of the most famous brands are Imperial, Regina (acquired by Imperial 17 years ago), Arcádia and Avianense. New kid on the block, Equador, has been extremely well-received. Portuguese brands tend to make more specialty chocolates, usually in vintage styles, which are extremely well-received by both Portuguese people (whose childhoods they bring back) and tourists. These are the chocolates we had in Portugal before the likes of Cadbury’s, Kinder, Mars and Lindt chocolates became prevalent in store shelves.
Imperial makes several brands of chocolates: Pintarolas (similar to plain M&Ms), Fantasias, Allegro (chocolate coated caramel), Pantagruel (my choice of chocolate for making home-made chocolate mousse), Jubileu and Bom-Bokas (big chunks of creamy filling coated with chocolate).
One lucky winner will receive 5 Jubileu chocolate bars (valued at $18) in the following flavors: milk chocolate; milk chocolate with almonds, hazelnuts and raisins; milk chocolate with pears and almonds; extra dark chocolate with mint; and dark chocolate with lime and hot pepper (my mom’s favorite). Please note that these chocolates may contain nuts or traces of nuts.
Winner: Crystal Hogate. Thank you for that really elegant and tasty entry. And thank you to all the other participants!
To enter you must:
1. Sign up to receiving new posts from A Portuguese Affair’s by visiting the blog and submitting your email address under the section called “Portuguese goodies” (on the right-hand column). If you already subscribe to my blog posts via email, go straight to Step 2.
2. In the comments section below, state which chocolate bar flavor you’d create if you could choose anything in the world! The most delicious answer as chosen by the panel of judges wins.
3. Each Entrant who follows A Portuguese Affair’s Facebook page will be automatically given a second entry in this competition (no additional comments needed).
Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced on this page and on A Portuguese Affair’s Facebook page. The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Contest will be open from March 13th, 2017 and will close on March 19th, 2017 at 5 pm (EST). The winner will be announced on or about March 20th, 2017 on this page and on A Portuguese Affair’s Facebook page. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent by private message/email to the winner within five (5) days of winner announcement. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her private messages for prize notification. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached within fifteen (15) days, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Jubileu. By entering, Entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. By entering, Entrants agree to a complete release of A Portuguese Affair in regards to any food allergies or health-related incidents that result from eating these chocolates.