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Saturday, 1 June 2013

June's We Should Cocoa Challenge


There are many blogging challenges out there, but none appeal to me in quite the same way as We Should Cocoa, co-hosted by Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog, and Chele over at Chocolate Teapot. Simply, because I love chocolate, but more specifically, because I love the idea of chocolate with so many other flavours. I'm the first to reach for the new bar in the shop because of it's addition of peanut butter, or chilli, or jelly beans (as I discovered in the supermarket last week). We Should Cocoa represents I place where I can come and drool over everybody else's wonderful chocolatey creations and be inspired to try new flavour combinations that have so far passed me by. 

I was thrilled therefore when Choclette added me to the list of guest hosts for the challenge, and then was very quickly struck with a thought - what on earth could I pick as a theme? A visit to the challenge page on her blog did little to help my decision, as I scrolled down the list of 33 themes (yes, 33!!) from the last three years, I saw every creative thought I'd had written there in front of me in black and purple print. And then it struck me that there was one classic flavour missing. Amongst all the exotic and delicious chocolate companions, there was one that should most definitely be on the list... think hot chocolate flavours, after dinner palate cleansers, and choc chip studded ice creams. The flavour that is therefore of course this month's challenge is (drum roll please) ...

MINT!

So, the usual rules apply...

  • Post your recipe on your blog, one entry per blog please!
  • Entries should be added by 25th June, and I will endeavour to get the round up online as soon as possible after that. 
  • Add the tag 'We Should Cocoa' to the labels on your post, and include the We Should Cocoa logo
  • Submit the post through the linky tool below
  • Link back to this post and blog A Kick At The Pantry Door, as well as both Chocolate Log Blog and Chocolate Teapot
  • Tweet me a link @ThePantryDoor1 and tweet @Choclette8 and we will share and RT your links

14 comments:

  1. oh well this is a FABULOUS one... I think orange aside, mint is my favourite chocolate combo... so excited to take part this month x

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    1. Thanks Dom! I'm so excited to see all the entries coming in :-) I love mint chocolate, plus mint is a really fresh summer flavour too, so maybe we can entice the sun out!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I can't believe it! I just made a recipe *today* that qualifies! Mind you, I like to bake so much that I will obviously try more recipes and see which one I think is enter-worthy... ;-)

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    1. Ooo can't wait to see which you enter! Loving the added suspense, will it be today's or can it be beaten!? Looking forward to seeing your entry :-)

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  3. You've chosen a lovely flavour and perfect just now with fresh mint abounding. I made chocolate biscuits once using fresh mint, I wonder how I could incorporate it this time.

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    1. Funny, whenever I think of mint in a chocolate biscuit I get the club biscuit song in my head! Hmm, maybe there's a challenge to recreate! :-)

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  4. Yay! Love chocolate and mint!

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  5. I can't believe we haven't had mint before! Great flavour combo, will start thinking what I can make.

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    1. I was starting to run out of ideas! But I love mint and choc together, I can't wait to see what mouthwatering recipes start to come in :-)

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  6. I have only just started my blog, there's only one post so far and as a lovely coincidence, it qualifies for this challenge! Very excited for this.

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    1. Hurray! Congrats on starting your new blog, will head over shortly for a look-see, in the meantime, thank you so much for entering the challenge! So glad we were your first! :-)

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    1. Thanks! Your entry looks fab too! :-)

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