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Win a Chocolate Book for Christmas – Giveaway #1

Giveaways | 21st November 2010 | By

I have a copy of Crave: a passion for chocolate by Maureen McKeon that I bought myself on a whim after having seen it in a bookshop.  It’s a lovely hardback book, but for some reason I’ve never got around to using it.  So rather than it sitting idly by on my bookshelf, I thought it would make a nice Christmas present for someone So I’m running a little competition, with this as the prize.

I have five questions for you. The answers shouldn’t be too difficult to find if you can spare a few moments to search through my blog.

  1. My blog is called Chocolate Log Blog.  When did the first “Log” (think roulade) appear on this blog and what was it?
  2. I had several reasons for starting this blog.  Can you give me one of them?
  3. I’ve made three gluten free cakes.  Can you name them?
  4. I’ve used ground cherries in my baking on several occasions.  What are ground cherries?
  5. What did I do for National Chocolate Week in 2009?

E-mail me at choclette8 (at) with your answers, to arrive no later than midnight on Friday 3rd December – please use Crave Giveaway in the subject line so that I don’t mistake your e-mails for spam. All correct answers will be randomly selected by being picked out of a hat on Saturday 4th December.

Apologies to overseas visitors, but due to postal charges, this prize can only be shipped within the UK.

Update 4 December 2010

And the Winner Is …

The competition to win Crave is now over and the winner picked.  Names of all those who answered correctly were written on pieces of paper which were then folded and thrown into a hat.  CT had the honour of picking the winner.  The hat was tossed a few times, CT put in his hand ……..

Picking Crave Competition Winner

and pulled out ……….

Crave Competition Winner

Congratulations to Eira. Can you please let me have your snail mail address so that I can get the book into the post for you in time for Christmas? Thanks to all those who took the time to enter this giveaway and better luck next time.

Update April 2019

Why, oh why did I give this book away? I’ve acquired many chocolate books since and have quite a collection, but Crave was actually better than most of the ones I now have. Hey ho!


  1. Gillian

    21st November 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Arghhh how long have I been following your adventures and I have to go back and reread for some of the answers :-0

    Can’t believe you have not used a cookbook but what a nice idea. I’ve not heard of Crave … good title though!

  2. The Caked Crusader

    22nd November 2010 at 8:51 am

    I have this book so please don’t include me in the draw – I just wanted to say it’s great and whoever wins it will love it!

  3. Rhizowen

    22nd November 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I’m staring at our copy of this book as I write and would definitely be trying to get hold of it if we didn’t already have it. A couple of minutes searching for a £20 book – that ain’t bad…..


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