Saturday, September 27, 2014

You Had Me at Chocolate. (Okay, and at HELLO.)

This post is brought to you by Lindt HELLO, but the enthusiasm about chocolate (and the cat) are my own. (Seriously, you can't have my cat.)

Sometimes, being a blogger is a pretty sweet gig.

Earlier this week, I was asked if I'd like to try out the new line of HELLO chocolate from Lindt and tell you guys about it. Eating a bunch of chocolate was a lot of work, but someone's gotta do it, right?

This is what happens when I try to photograph just about anything that is not a cat. It becomes a cat photo whether I wanted it to or not. And yes, Grem only has 1 1/2 ears. He says hi.

The new Lindt HELLO line of chocolates comes in three different shapes - sticks and minis, both of which I've been nibbling on for the past two days...

My store was out of the Strawberry Cheesecake sticks. Sad! The minis are perfect for taking to a movie to share with a friend or significant other, btw! You can also buy bags of the chocolate minis that are all one flavor, but I love this mixed bag for trying them all!

...And larger chocolate bars. All three of these forms come in all four delicious flavors. I've been trying to pick a favorite, and I still can't! I think it's between the Strawberry Cheesecake and the Caramel Brownie, but my mind might change the next time I take a bite of one of the other two!

Definitely happy that I said hello to these! Then again, I'm not usually shy about saying hi and making connections. I've met some of my favorite people by starting up random conversations (usually on Twitter these days - I'm such a social media addict!) and just seeing where they go. There's nothing to lose by saying hello, and you never know where the conversation might go - new friends, new networking contacts, new love, or just a fun exchange of ideas! I recently woke up to my phone totally freaking out with notifications because a person with a ton of Twitter followers that I'd been chatting with a bit had retweeted something I said, and within a short time it had something like 26 retweets and 89 favorites, and I had a new pal. (Um, and Taye Diggs followed me. No big deal or anything.) (OMG.)

And then there was this week, when my favorite news show host (and imaginary boyfriend) totally commented on my Jay Z joke: 

 I'll admit, I swooned a little, typos and all. #nerdycrushes I actually shared my bag of  chocolate minis with my mom while watching Chris's show at her house last night!

Following that idea of a hello leading somewhere interesting, Lindt has partnered with Ashley Tinsdale to create a super cute romantic comedy web series called "It Started with HELLO." The first two episodes are already up (You can check them out here!) and the next two will come out on October 2nd and 9th. Love that you can choose alternate endings to watch, and recognizing a few famous YouTube stars! And it's ok, I won't judge you if you snack on more than two minis while you watch, especially if you share some with me!

There's also a great sweepstakes going on where you can win some sweet prizes! (Pardon the pun.) Here's what you can win!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (9/24 – 9/30)
• Enjoy a shopping spree with the girls + yummy Lindt HELLO Chocolate!

Sweet Staycation (10/1 – 10/7)
• Lindt HELLO treats you to a pampered night in – movies, books + chocolate!

Besties Reunion (10/8 – 10/14)
• Reconnect with your bestie at the spa for a day + Lindt HELLO chocolate to sweeten the deal.

Just Click Here to enter the Lindt HELLO Sweet Connections Sweepstakes - It's quick and easy, and you can enter once a day, which means 7 entries for each prize! If you win, be sure to tell me about it!


Kristin said...

O...M...G. If Chris Hayes tweeted me, I'd probably faint. Total #nerdcrush. Lucky you!

Liz Chapman said...

These look delicious!

Manu Kalia said...

The caramel looks tempting. I want one!