Nicobella Chocolate Review and Giveaway

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: CONTEST CLOSEDDid I say chocolate? Yes, I did. If you look at my index you will notice many recipes using chocolate because I like it. I like a specific type of chocolate though. It has to be dark and pure even if it means it is 90% dark. Give it to me bitter!


Ryan gives me a hard time when I do not keep semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips because he prefers that kind but I find that I crave sweets or even chocolate less when I have it in its purer forms. In fact, I received some samples for dark chocolate back last month, tried half of them and did not taste the rest for a whole month! I just have not been craving or desiring sweets. Thank God! Hee hee hee.

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What are those samples I am talking about? I am talking about a wonderful company called Nicobella. I first read about them online about their organic chocolate. I read the owner’s story and immediately knew that I would love her product. If you get some time, please read Nichole Dandrea’s story. The success of a company seems to be based on a passion and she certainly found it and went with it.


Her company specializes making organic dark chocolate vegan truffles and munch, which I plan on ordering soon! The truffles are void of cream and sugar and are subsituted using natural ingredients like brown rice syrup, agave nectar and fair trade products. I received a box of truffles with Nicobella’s signature 6 truffles.

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The ganache center is was naturally flavored which each specific and designated name. Here are my thoughts:
  • Blueberry Almond- There was a defined blueberry flavor that was pleasant and it blended well with the almond, especially with the crunch added as decoration.
  • Ginger Green Tea- It was hard to taste the ginger because the green tea overpowered it but since I like match green tea it was a great combination with the dark chocolate.
  • Pumpkin Chai- YUM! This was like a Chai drink and a chocolate pumpkin pie made into one candy. It was very delicious. I even saved that half for a later occasion. *wink*
  • Pure Bliss Cocoa-The pure cocoa enhanced the dark chocolate flavor and made for a creamy chocolate moment. If you are a plain dark chocolate purist, this is for you.
  • Walnut Flaxseed Crunch-There was definitely crunch but it was minimal, perfect in a truffle. I do not know what got in the way, whether it was the flax or the walnut but it might have been the flaxseed flavor.
  • Sunflower Banana Butter-This was the most interesting flavor and probably not my favorite. It was a creamy buttery flavor because of the sunflower but it did not grab my senses to much. The flavor distracted me to much.

All in all I have to say that the Pumpkin Chai was my favorite. I look forward trying the munch soon. Nichole was generous to offer a box of truffles to one of my readers. If you are interested in trying these decadent treats please enter. Only open to US residents.

Mandatory entry:

  1. Which truffle intrigues you the most?

Extra entries (Leave a comment for each)

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     7. Tweet the following: Win a box of @vegantruffles from @singerinkitchen. Enjoy dark chocolate at its finest! http://bit.ly/eBl9b6

Giveaway will end on Sunday, March 6th, at midnight EST. A winner will be announced on March 7th. Good luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14763403647309350618 Meg

    That Pumpkin Chai truffle sounds absolutely amazing!!
    Holy yumm.

  • http://dimplearts.com/blog Julia @ DimpleArts Photography

    My husband is also a big fan of the darkest of dark chocolates. He would buy a huge chocolate bar, and every night after dinner would break just one piece off for himself (that’s some serious self control):). These truffles sound amazing. Particularly intriguing are the Walnut Flaxseed Crunch (I am a big fan of nuts with chocolate) and Sunflower Banana butter (this sounds so gooey, YUM!) Tweeted about your giveaway as well ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02003676005471057569 Rachel W.

    The Blueberry Almont one intrigues me the most because blueberry and chocolate is not a combination I’ve explored very deeply.

    I think I need to get ON that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02003676005471057569 Rachel W.

    I follow Opera Singer on Twitter!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02003676005471057569 Rachel W.

    AND I just retweeted about the giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00696925183589139024 Beth

    Ok, the pumpkin chai ones just sound AMAZING! What I wouldn’t give to try one right now…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03812307039059965984 Domestic Diva

    Pure bliss cocoa. I’m a dark chocolate girl.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13597195555692024128 Le Petit Lapin

    Lucky you, sampling all those truffles!

    If I had to chose one, I’d go with the blueberry almond- I’ve never had blueberries with chocolate.

    And now, I’m craving chocolate and about to raid my baking closet!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17695236266963594637 Chris

    Pure cocoa bliss looks awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10817436633775565543 Beloved Green

    I am a huge pumpkin fan, and a huge chai fan, so the combo of the two sounds absolutely amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12166572827961304516 Cherloo
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15820580955484678416 Roxan

    My favorite one would probably be the ginger green tea because I love anything green tea flavored but to answer your question ;] the one that intrigues me the most is the pumpkin chai!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15820580955484678416 Roxan

    I also follow you on twitter already

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15820580955484678416 Roxan

    I am also following nicobella on twitter. I see they’re in Los Angeles… i’ll have to look them up!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04855568038873399319 All That’s Left Are The Crumbs

    They all sound so interesting but I would probably have to say the Pumpkin Chai truffle. I’d love to try it because I made a chai-spiced pumpkin bread on my blog and I’d love to compare flavors.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14860526734002431995 Kaycee

    The blueberry almond truffle sounds amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14860526734002431995 Kaycee

    I follow Nicobella on Facebook

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    I follow Nicobella on Twitter

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14860526734002431995 Kaycee

    I follow Opera Singer on Facebook

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    I subscribed to Opera Singer’s blog by email

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14860526734002431995 Kaycee

    I follow Opera Singer on Twitter

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14860526734002431995 Kaycee

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

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    I follow Opera Singer through Google Friend Connect.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02854696197133183884 CupcakeCatie

    the blueberry almond sounds amazing and yet weird!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02854696197133183884 CupcakeCatie

    i followed Nicobella on Facebook!

    ~Catlyn Lawson

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    i followed Nicobella on Twitter!

    @ZombieCupcake90

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    i followed Opera Singer on Facebook!

    ~Catlyn Lawson

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    i followed Opera Singer on Twitter!

    @ZombieCupcake90

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02854696197133183884 CupcakeCatie

    i tweeted about the giveaway on twitter!

    http://www.twitter.com/ZombieCupcake90

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    and i get the Opera Singer’s blog my email!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03356471735832948588 GMC

    The green tea ginger looks fabulous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16492661388892873640 Simply Life

    ooh…pumpkin chia! what a flavor!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06156265801044527968 showerton

    Walnut Flaxseed Crunch intrigues me the most.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09243382237261034049 Erica

    Pumpkin Chai!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09243382237261034049 Erica

    Following Nicobella!

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    Following nicobella on twitter.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09243382237261034049 Erica

    Following you on facebook

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09243382237261034049 Erica

    Following you on twitter already!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09243382237261034049 Erica

    Tweeted the giveaway!

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    Subscribed to the blog by email!

  • Anonymous

    pure cocoa bliss sounds like bliss :)

    ladcraig at hotmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    follow nicobella on facebook

    ladcraig at hotmail dot com

  • Becca

    The blueberry almond intrigues me the most!

    rebeccastar at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05930953375464125878 Tanya

    Pumpkin Chai for tasty intrigue, Cocoa Bliss for the pure aspect…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06033936212273819729 Ally

    I think the ginger green tea intrigues me most because I’d never have thought of mixing the flavors of green tea and chocolate!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01247847929212871770 Leslie R.

    I’d love to try the ginger green tea.
    Thanks!
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com/ Monet

    What a great and popular giveaway! The pumpkin chai has my vote. Thanks for sharing, sweet woman. I hope you have a great Wednesday. Happy Hump Day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04692242942006042322 PurpleLarkspur

    I am a huge fan of Chai, so I have to say that the Pumpkin Chai intrigues me the most. It sounds delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04692242942006042322 PurpleLarkspur

    I follow Nicobella on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @purplelarkspur

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04692242942006042322 PurpleLarkspur

    I follow you on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @purplelarkspur

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12164725260645470810 Bethany S.

    Blueberry Almond–I’ve never seen that combination before with chocolate!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12164725260645470810 Bethany S.

    I “like” Opera Singer on facebook.

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    I receive the Opera Singer e-mails!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12164725260645470810 Bethany S.

    I “like” Nicobella on facebook.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12945481888055610640 Mellie

    The Ginger Green Tea truffles look so good!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12945481888055610640 Mellie

    I liked Nicobella on fb. http://www.facebook.com/mellietronx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13195739567477277225 livingroovy

    Pumpkin Chai! Two of my favorite things!

  • http://www.shabbottshabits.com/ Britne @ Shabbott’s Habits

    Pumpkin Chai truffles sound very interesting…and tasty!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00184923754249324305 Brandi

    I can’t decide between the pumpkin chai truffles or the blueberry almond. They both have some of the things I love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00184923754249324305 Brandi

    I follow you on twitter

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00184923754249324305 Brandi

    I “like” Nicobella on Facebook!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00184923754249324305 Brandi

    I tweeted about this giveaway as well

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10953934856050968428 Vegiegail

    It would be hard to choose just one, but Pumpkin Chai truly intrigues me!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00361442891218676216 Emily Malloy

    Pumpkin Chai! Pumpkin Chai!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11018438325119509873 moonsword

    I’d have to say the Blueberry Almond intrigues me the most. I love the pure sweetness of blueberries and of course almonds and chocolate always mesh well together, but I just can’t imagine all three together. Thank you for the review and the awesome Nicobella giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13538382595918123099 Ashley

    Yum they all look incredible. I’d love to try to the banana flavor!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13538382595918123099 Ashley

    I follow you already!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13538382595918123099 Ashley

    I’m a subscriber. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11751332126011127621 Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Blueberry almond, fo sho!

  • http://veggietestkitchen.com/ veggietestkitchen

    The walnut flaxseed looks like the most interesting one. I love throwing flaxseed into everything.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02937368825433522533 Cacao-Me

    I love chai. I love chocolate. I love pumpkin pie. I am a vegan. Hmmm… I think the Pumpkin Chai truffle is made for me.

  • http://thevegster.wordpress.com/ Ashlei

    The ginger green tea is definitely intriguing!

  • http://thevegster.wordpress.com/ Ashlei

    Tweeted Win a box of @vegantruffles from @singerinkitchen. Enjoy dark chocolate at its finest! http://bit.ly/eBl9b6

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18123253946754310489 annc999

    Without a doubt … pumpkin chai! Very interesting combo of flavors.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09681383785038731657 Mallory

    I would love to try Pumpkin Chai! I love anything PUMPKIN!!!

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09681383785038731657 Mallory

    following @vegantruffles

    @malloryrobinson
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    following you on twitter

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02170046453749508636 Gina

    Oh my goodness! These truffles sound AMAZING! I’ve eaten a fair share of truffles in my life and these are like nothing I’ve ever had. I would love to win :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14935064266530923133 laurelvb

    Being a purist I’ve got to say Pure Cocoa Bliss would be pretty blissful. However, I’m on my way over to her site to see if I could possibly be wrong about that.