Friday, May 6, 2011

Raising the Candy Bar Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

Oh how I love chocolate, nuts and candy! My whole family was so excited when our English Toffee came in the mail from Raising the Candy Bar! It is so delicious! It is the perfect blend of nuts and chocolate! I've learned on their website that this is their most popular item! I can understand why!

Raising the Candy Bar has so many delicious creations to choose from! They specialize in Gluten Free Candy, Kosher Candy, Kosher Gift Baskets, Organic Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Nut Free Candy and more. This makes it easier for people with special dietary needs to enjoy their favorite candies!



More about Raising the Candy Bar:

Raising the Candy Bar is the latest addition to Illinois Nut & Candy Home of Fantasia Confections. For over a quarter of a century Illinois Nut & Candy formerly Illinois Nut Outlet has been doing just that raising the bar. Since September 2004 Melissa and David's goal has been to constantly raise the candy bar by not only being the largest Kosher candy store in the Midwest but by trying to be the largest niche candy store as well. We offer Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Sugar Free, Organic, Vegan Friendly - all under Kosher supervision.



We have over 600 confections from apple rings to zebra bark. Our expansive selections of nuts are freshly roasted and our dried fruits come from around the world. Our highly trained chocolatiers combined with their experience and our valued recipes have given us world renowned confections such as our own hand made English Toffee as well as our Taffy Apples. Our chocolate confections include miniatures filled with crèmes, barks, dipped glazed fruit, turtles, rocky road bars, and two separate lines of truffles our traditional line and our signature line for the more discriminating pallets. All of our chocolates are available in both a smooth creamy milk chocolate and in a rich semi sweet chocolate. What truly separates us is our commitment to customer service. Our goal is to make your experience a sweet one.


BUY IT:

You can purchase all of the Raising the Candy Bar Goodies here! Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy readers will receive 10% off their order with the code: THRIFTYMOM at checkout!

WIN IT:

One lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a box of English Toffee from Raising the Candy Bar! (US Residents Only)

You MUST be a follower of Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect (located at the right) for your entry to count. And you MUST include your email address with each entry.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect. AND Like Illinois Nut & Candy on Facebook here. (both combined = 1 entry)

That's all you have to do! But, if you'd like to receive extra entries you can:

-Visit Raising the Candy Bar and comment on another yummy treat you'd like to try. (1 entry)

-Follow Illinois Nut & Candy on Twitter here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Like Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Facebook here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Networked Blogs. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Twitter here. (1 entry, include your ID)

-Tweet this giveaway. (1 entry daily, include the link)

-Enter another Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy giveaway. (1 entry for each giveaway entered)

-Post the Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)


Please include your email address with EACH entry. If you don't have your email attached to your comment, I won't be able to contact you if you win! Post a separate comment for each entry (if it says 3 entries, post 3 separate comments.)

This giveaway ends May 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Good luck!

* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: adventuresofathriftymommy@gmail.com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner. * Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator. * I do contact each winner via email

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

175 comments:

lifeofthecandman said...

Thanks for the fabulous post. I hope you and all of your readers happy and wonderful Mothers Day.

Keep in mind that our English Toffee is Casein Free, and Lactose Free.

If you would like to be kept informed of other Giveaway/Reviews, discounts, promotions and Facebook Fan Only happenings from Illinois Nut & Candy (a.k.a. Raising the Candy Bar) you can Click "Join My List" on our Facebook Page and receive our monthly eNewsletter.

Have a great weekend,
David, Illinois Nut & Candy

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lewalk said...

I would love to try this with it being lactose free. I have started having problems with it as I've gotten older for some reason. Ugh. GFC follower as lewalk and like Illinois Candy and Nut on FB as Leah W.

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