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The Chocolate Fest – Event Round-up and Giveaway Winner(s)!

“Other things are just food, but Chocolate’s Chocolate” – Patrick Skene Catling

Did you all have a great time drooling at/making all those delectable chocolate goodies last month? I sure did! And boy, what fun it was to make treat after treat, and share them with people around me. It was even better when each one of you left me a comment with your entries to the Chocolate Fest…I was so full of glee, child-like, jumpy and excitable. Nothing makes me happier than chocolate. There, I’ve said it. Now that I’ve so explicitly fessed up, you know what my weak point is, so please do take advantage of it 😉

The Chocolate Fest has been the best thing that has ever happened to Cook-curry Nook so far, and I thank each and every one of those who were part of it. There were 26 people who turned up at the Fest, 3 of which were non-bloggers. And there is this one non-blogger who sent in a whopping 9 entries to the Fest, and she sure swept me off my feet! Archna Venkatesswaran, you are truly the ‘Chocolate Queen‘ of this fest! Oh and yes, nobody can even think of ignoring Anu Nandu’s big mamma of a Black Forest trifle; The chocolicious Trifle wins the ‘Chocolate porn queen‘ Award! I also have another something for you Anu, but lets save it for later shall we? You know how I love to build the suspense 😉

There’s a small twist – I’ve received 11 entries from 3 non-bloggers, and seeing the amount of interest each one has taken to send me their entries along with a wonderful write-up, I’ve decided that instead of including all 11 recipes in this round-up, each of their entries deserves a separate post. So Mridubhashini, Vani and Archna, I will be featuring all your entries as individual posts under ‘Tales from Your Kitchen‘. I will link your posts in this post once they’re all up; that way, anyone coming to this round-up will automatically get to see your featured posts as well. I hope this idea of mine is well-received by you guys.

So shall we get to the round-up now? Dive away, it’s a pretty exhaustive list. Levitate in the chocolate nirvana!

  1. PJ – Chocolate Milkshake
  2. Megha – Vegan Chocolate Burfi
  3. Megha – Orangettes
  4. Sneha Rao – Sunflower seed and Chocolate-chip speckled Banana Cookies
  5. Sneha Rao – Chocolate Cheesecake
  6. Sneha Rao – Super-quick No-bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies
  7. Deepti Pawar – Black Forest Cake
  8. Deepti Pawar – Quick n easy White Chocolate Mousse
  9. Deepti Pawar – Black Forest Cupcakes
  10. Deepti Pawar – Mocha Cream Gateau
  11. Preetha Karthik – Chocolate Cake balls
  12. Preetha Karthik – Easy Choco Cupcakes
  13. Pavithra Srihari – Pistachio Chocolate Fudge
  14. Nags – Easy basic Chocolate Brownie
  15. Aliena Verghese – Basic Chocolate fudge Pudding
  16. Denny – 2 min Microwave Chocolate Cake
  17. Swapna – Red Velvet Cake Pops
  18. Swapna – Chocolate Rasberry Cake
  19. Suma – Queen of Sheba Cake
  20. Vanishri Bhat – Chocolate
  21. Divya Kudua – Instant Triple Chocolate Mousse
  22. Divya Kudua – Mocha Chocolate-chip Muffins
  23. Divya Kudua – SoNo Brownies
  24. Divya Kudua – Black-forest Trifle Pudding
  25. Arundhuti – Easy Dark Chocolate Brownie
  26. Aparna Mallya – Eggless Chocolate Cake
  27. Aparna Mallya – Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  28. Aparna Mallya – Zebra Cake
  29. Shubhada – Chocolate Mocha Dip
  30. Anu Nandu – Black Forest Trifle
  31. Sarah – Chocoholic’s Dream
  32. Geetha – No-bake Cookies – Bachelor’s Buttons
  33. Nithu Bala – Bourbon Biscuits
  34. Nithu Bala – Eggless Chocolate Cake
  35. Nithu Bala – Chocolate Cake Truffles
  36. Veena Aravind Choco fruit and nut bars
  37. Veena Aravind – One-bowl Cocoa bars
  38. Veena Aravind – Black Forest Cupcakes
  39. Nachiketa – Chocolate Tiramisu
  40. Nachiketa – Flying Tiramisu Cupcakes
  41. Nachiketa – Coffee Chocolate Raisin Cake
  42. Radhika Vasanth – Chocolate Granola
  43. Mridubhashini Mohan (Non-blogger) – Chocolate Truffle Cake
  44. Shree Vani (Non-blogger) – Chocolate Tart
  45. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Chocolate Truffle Tarts
  46. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Zebra Cake
  47. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Chocolate Mousse
  48. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Dark Secret
  49. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Dotty Chocolate Cake
  50. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Brownie
  51. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – No-bake Cookies
  52. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Choco hearts in White Chocolate Sauce
  53. Archna Venkatesswaran (Non-blogger) – Chocolate Star Cake
  54. Madhuri Kumar – Double Chocolate chip Cookies
  55. Madhuri Kumar – Chocolate Fudge Brownies
  56. Madhuri Kumar –  Eggless, Butterless 5-minute Microwave Chocolate Cake
  57. Madhuri Kumar – Flourless Chocolate Cake
  58. Madhuri Kumar – Rich Chocolate Cake
  59. Madhuri Kumar – The 2-Minute Chocolate Wonder Cake in a Mug
  60. Madhuri Kumar – Vegan Chocolate Cake
  61. Madhuri Kumar – Black Forest Gateau
  62. Madhuri Kumar – Dark Chocolate & Orange Gateau
  63. Madhuri Kumar – Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
  64. Madhuri Kumar – Chocolate Mousse
  65. Madhuri Kumar – Chocolate-chip Muffins
  66. Madhuri Kumar – No-fat Sugarless Double Chocolate Muffins
  67. Madhuri Kumar – One-minute Vegan Microwave Black Forest Cupcakes
  68. Madhuri Kumar – Home-made Chocolates
  69. Madhuri Kumar – Chocolate-coated Biscuits
  70. Madhuri Kumar – Rocky Road Bites
  71. Madhuri Kumar – Eggless Triple Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake

Here’s some eye-candy for you all to drool at –

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And now, comes the biggest thing…something we’ve all been waiting for – The Winner of the GIVEAWAY! You ARE ardently waiting to know who’s walking away with a copy of Alice Medrich’s ‘Chocolate Holidays‘ aren’t you? Here’s the book cover again, to help you remember and drool at it one more time before I reveal the winner.
Got a good look? Good!
Before I get down to the winner of the giveaway, I must say that every entry was the best, and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. Thank you all once again, for making CCN’s 1st Anniversary a truly chocolicious one! Now, to the winner (finally, yes!) – I made a list of the entrants in order of receiving them and picked a winner using random.org. And the winner that random.org picked is… Entrant no 18!! And who exactly is that? Scroll down! (I definitely LOVE to build the suspense ;))
Anu Nandu of Mriganayani! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Anu, heartiest congratulations, and a big hug! I hope you enjoy the book. Look forward to many many more chocolate-porn queens adorning Mriganayani! Please send me your address. I have a friend coming to the US from India in a month from now, and I will have her ship it to you once she gets home 🙂
Now for another surprise!! Oh yes, I’m loving this second build-up of suspense now 😉 When I saw how much interest the 3 non-bloggers had taken and sent me their chocolicious creations, I just couldn’t leave it at that, could I? I just HAD to give them something for their enthusiasm and spirit. So I’m giving away to each of the non-bloggers, ie – Mridubhashini, Vanishree and Archna, a copy of Nita Mehta’s ‘Chocolate Recipes‘! The book is loaded with Chocolate treats and I hope you guys enjoy it as much I think you would.
Girls, please mail me your respective addresses. I will arrange to have it couriered to you right away. Mridu, I guess I will send your copy along with Anu’s, through my friend travelling back to the US next month.

Alrighty then folks, I’ll leave you with a parting shot of a collage of some more eye-candy before I sign off. Do I hear all those splashes you’re making? Go on, have the chocolicious time of your life!!