Monday, November 29, 2010

a YUMMY giveaway with nicole's handmade treats!




yum!
no better way to start the week, nicies, then a chocolatey, ooey, gooey, goodnessy kind of a giveaway!

it's my scrumptious delight to present nicole's handmade treats: a fabulous friend of the rikrak studio and home to delectable chocolate sensations:  clusters, drops, truffles, sweet and salty dream combinations... yummy, mouth-watering chocolate chocolate chocolate ... she's got it all!

and now .... one lucky rikrak studio winner will WIN a $25 gift certificate to the
NICOLE'S HANDMADE TREATS shop!

and you can do all of your Holiday shopping in one spot! 
who wouldn't LOVE artisanal chocolate this season?
YUM!






what perfect indulgence will you choose?
dark chocolate dipped organic apricots?
banana cream pie candy?
why wait for the giveaway! let's just buy one of each!





::: PLEASE NOTE: because of the perishable nature of the giveaway item(s), this giveaway is open to US and Canadian entrants only. sorry about that nicies! {but i've got lots of other international giveaways on the blog if you're keen!}

...  tell us about your favourite goodie & why you love it!
=   1 entry

2. heart/fave the lovely nicole's handmade treats shop!
...  & tell us
=   1 entry
3. become a fan of nicole on facebook.
...  & tell us.
=   1 entry
4.  follow/ subscribe to nicole's blog. 
...  & tell us.
=   1 entry

5. follow BOTH nicole { she's @nikid70 } AND the rikrak shop (that's me! @therikrakshopon twitter
... & tell us.
= 1 entry


6.  follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
... & tell us.
= 1 entry


7. tweet on twitter
... about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! 
= 1 entry

8. blog about this giveaway
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry

9. grab one of my rikrak studio buttons,
like this one from the left hand sidebar, for YOUR BLOG!


the rikrak studio



the rikrak studio

and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above  onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }

10. :: PLEASE NOTE: 
each entry must be its own comment.
thanks! ::


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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 9 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!

c) using random.org, 1 winner of the ika bags giveaway will be chosen on tuesday december 7th @ 11pm EST.
d) open to contestants in the USA and Canada ONLY.
e) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

 
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268 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the raspberry dark chocolate dreams
    heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

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  2. i hearted her shop
    heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

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  3. i follow your blog
    heidijaneblankets at comcast dot net

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  4. i have your button
    heidijaneblankets.blogspot.com

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  5. I absolutely adore the dark chocolate dipped apricots!! They're the perfect way to indulge but fake yourself into believing it's all good for you ;).

    I am a fan on FB =) Tiffany Addington

    I have hearted her via Etsy under TheClayCafe

    I am following both blogs!

    I am following both twitter accounts!

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  6. i "heart" nicole's etsy shop!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  7. My favorite goodie would have to be the Chocolate Caramel Truffles because I LOVE carmel : )email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  8. if i win, i think i'll start with some belgian rocky road... mmm!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  9. i "like" nicole on fb!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  10. I heart/fave the lovely nicole's handmade treats shop!email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  11. I become a fan of nicole on facebook. email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  12. i subscribe to nicole's blog!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  13. I follow/ subscribed to nicole's blog. email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  14. I follow or subscribed to the rikrak studio blog : )email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  15. twitter follower! (@imsimplykristin)

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  16. I blogged about the giveaway : ) email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  17. rikrak studio subscriber, yup, that's me!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  18. I've had a few of Nicole's treats, I think I'd try the Cashew Clusters next :D
    ByTheWay.etsy.com

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  19. I already hearted Nicole's shop!
    ByTheWay.etsy.com

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  20. I'm already a fan of Nicole on FB :)
    ByTheWay.etsy.com

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  21. I followed Nicole's scrumptious blog!
    ByTheWay.etsy.com

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  22. I followed you both on twitter!
    ByTheWay.etsy.com

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  23. I followed the rikrak blog!
    ByTHeWayside.etsy.com

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  24. Tweeted it!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ByTheWay2/status/9395689595342849
    ByTheWayside.etsy.com

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  25. oops just read it had to be done in seperate comments..my bad =P

    I am a fan on FB =) Tiffany Addington

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  26. I have hearted her via Etsy under TheClayCafe

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  27. I am following both twitter accounts!

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  28. I would LOVE to eat the organic pb, cookie and white chocolate bark... oh so yummy!
    mechamrc1@msn.com

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  29. Also...
    I hearted a number of yummy looking items!
    mechamrc1@msn.com

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  30. I am a fan on her facebook now too!
    mechamrc1@msn.com

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  31. I hearted her shop :)
    miarmychic at hotmail dot com

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  32. My fav goodie in her shop is the chocolate covered cherries! they are sooooooooooo good!
    miarmychic at hotmail dot com

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  33. I am a fan of Nikid on facebook :)
    miarmychic at hotmail dot com

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  34. I love the caramels, although I love everything

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  35. I have nicole in my favorites on etsy

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  36. The turtles! Well at least they look like turtles to me! Almond Clusters-Bite Sized-A Smaller Version of my Large Almond Clusters-1/2 Lb. Box

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  37. The Peanut Butter Truffle Cups look delicious. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of the best loved combos around here.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  38. I subscribe to rikrak in google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  39. I hearted her shop!

    lamaisonboheme [at] gmail [dot] com

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  40. I would pick the caramels or the white chocolate and almond bark or the key lime truffles or.... I'm a sweets fan. What can I say?

    lamaisonboheme [at] gmail [dot] com

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  41. I'm a fan of the rikrak shop.

    lamaisonboheme [at] gmail [dot] com

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  42. I follow this blog via google!

    lamaisonboheme [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. I follow your blog!

    capturingcreativity.etsy.com

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  44. Well Nicole's desserts all look so yummy but I think I would definitely have to get some rocky road...my Dad's all time favorite ice cream. As for me, I am a big fan of specialty caramel apples!

    capturingcreativity.etsy.com

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  45. wow everything looks so yummy! :)
    I would love to try the Italian Rocky road belgian chocolate cookies! :)

    roseanne1187(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I added the shop to my favorites on etsy. My username is ennaesorL
    thanks!

    roseanne1187(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. I liked Nicole's facebook page as rose anne lacson :)
    thanks!

    roseanne1187(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. new follower of nicole's blog :)
    thanks!
    roseanne1187(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I am a follower of your blog :)
    Anne L
    thanks!
    roseanne1187(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. followed both your twitter! :)
    @ennaesorL
    roseanne1187(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. I tweeted too :)
    @ennaesorL
    thanks!
    roseanne1187 at hotmail dot com

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  52. I would love to try the peanut butter truffle cups from nikid's shop.

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  53. I already follow her on twitter. (I am astonesthrow on twitter)

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  54. I am her fan on facebook (Jessica Stone)

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  55. The pretzel clusters look great to me - I love the sweet and salty combination.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  56. I would love to try the mint chocolate cookie bark pieces! YUM!!!

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  57. FB Fan of Nicole! :)

    supermegs28 at yahoo dot com

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  58. Favorited Nicole on etsy! :)

    supermegs28 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Key Lime White Belgian Chocolate - it just sounds divine!

    Ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  60. I hearted her store!

    Ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  61. I love dried bananas so the banana cream pie candy looks amazing!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  62. OMG, everything looks great, I want to try it all so I'm picking the Chocolate Gift Sampler-The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List-1 Lb. Box (a bit of everything, all in one box)

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  63. I "heart" Nicole's Handmade Treats Shop on ETSY

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com
    ETSY username: 2Cats4Me

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  64. I "like" Nicole on facebook

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  65. I follow Nicole's blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  66. I follow both @nikid70 and @therikrakshop on Twitter as
    2Cats2See

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  67. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  68. oh my favorite is Cherries and Chocolate-A Bit of Heaven on Earth-2 dozen - YUM!

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  69. I have your button on my sidebar :)

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  70. I think the homemade granola looks AMAZING!

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  71. I also made the etsy shop a favorite.

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  72. The cashew clusters look so yummy! Just the right amount of sweet and salty.

    hello@dawncorrespondence.com

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  73. I am now following Nicole's yummy blog!

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  74. I am now following her blog in Google Reader

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  75. I already follow the rikrak blog! :)

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  76. I follow both on Twitter :) @dawncorrespond

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  77. I like the Pecan Clusters-Belgian Chocolate-Caramel-Pecans

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  78. I fanned her on FB Gina Renee' Padilla

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  79. I'm following her blog
    Yarnabees

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  80. I'm following your blog as yarnabees

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  81. I really want to try those Key Lime-White Belgian Chocolate Clouds!
    amandakreece at gmail dot com

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  82. I hearted Nicole's shop on etsy

    homemadeheartland.etsy.com

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  83. cashew clusters! ugh, i could die for those. cashews are my FAVORITE!

    smycarter@gmail.com

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  84. http://ewwwwwbananas.blogspot.com/

    your button is on my blog!

    smycarter@gmail.com

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  85. already follow your blog!

    smycarter@gmail.com

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  86. hearted her shop! little ideas


    smycarter@gmail.com

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  87. fanned nicole on facebook!

    smycarter@gmail.com

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  88. I'd love the dark chocolate Belgium almond drops because dark chocolate is amazing.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  89. I think the pecan clusters and the peanut butter truffles...oh and so much more look absolutely mouth-watering!!!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  90. I hearted her shop on etsy! katy010305

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  91. I like her on FAcebook! Katy A.

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  92. The cashew clusters with chocolate and caramel look amazing. Those are three of my favorite foods/candies all in one!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  93. I hearted on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  94. I am all about caramel and chocolate and well throw in some nuts and I am a happy camper.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  95. following Nicole's blog via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  96. following the rikrak studio blog via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  97. Ooh, the pecan clusters look delicious... I love caramel!!

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  98. I want to try the Rocky Road!

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  99. I have you hearted on Etsy.

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  100. I visited your etsy, and I have to say... the cashew clusters look amazing!

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  101. The cashew clusters look awesome!

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  102. I also became a fan on facebook!

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  103. I am now following your blog :)

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  104. Something is wrong with the links to the twitter accounts, but I am following rikrak's blog too!

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  105. I would love to try the chocolate caramel truffles!
    Amy

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  106. The dark chocolate almond nut clusters are my favorite!!! I already follow Nikid70 on twitter and just started following @therikrakshop. Also just tweeted about the giveaway!

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  107. Belgian Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Snow Candy sounds awesome because I love peppermint bark-type candy and dark chocolate would make it awesome.

    cabootique[at]live[dot]com

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  108. I follow your blog.

    cabootique[at]live[dot]com

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  109. Pecan Clusters would probably be my favorite because I've loved that combo forever! :-)

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  110. i follow you

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  111. pretty much put anything in a carmel cluster and I love you...but with pecans and I might make a serious commitment!

    great shop!

    oneanddoll at gmail dot com

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  112. Hello there
    I did 8 of the 9
    Did all but the twitter because I don't tweet
    by blog
    http://www.donnaroseartist.blogspot.com

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  113. I am a fan of Niki's on facebook.
    Amy

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  114. Belgian Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Snow Candy-A Burst of Mint in Every Bite - There is no better combo than chocolate and mint!!

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  115. My absolute favorite are the Belgian White Chocolate - Organic Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Cookie Dream because they look delicious. Yummy!

    binkiefreak@hotmail.com

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  116. Hearted the shop.

    binkiefreak@hotmail.com

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  117. Befanned Nicole on Facebook.

    binkiefreak@hotmail.com

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  118. Following Nicole's blog.

    wolf girl_
    binkiefreak@hotmail.com

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  119. Following both @nikid70 and @therikrakshop on Twitter.

    wolf_girl89
    binkiefreak@hotmail.com

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  120. Following The Rik Rak Studio's blog.

    binkiefreak@hotmail.com

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  121. Grabbed one of the buttons: http://twilightaddict89.blogspot.com/

    binkiefreak@hotmail.com

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  122. I'm not sure I can pick one favorite from Niki's shop! I've ordered several things and they were all delicious! I do have a soft spot for her turtles, though...

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  123. I love Pecan Clusters-Belgian Chocolate-Caramel-Pecans. I like pecan caramel chocolate combination a lot.

    egle dot mane at gmail dot com

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  124. Love the caramel clusters!

    everlastingjoys(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Following @therikrakshop as KJHenry88

    everlastingjoys(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. Italian Rocky Road-Belgian Milk Chocolate-Amaretti Cookies-Hazelnuts-Marshmallows-1/2 Lb box WOW! I would love this!!!! sarlin12 at hotmail dot com

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  127. I am a facebook fan. Sarah Linder Gonzales. Sarlin12 at hotmail dot com

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  128. OMG do all of these look so good! I think the ooey gooey ones, or the peanut butter ones...I cant pick just one!!

    YUMMMY!

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  129. Love the belgium chocolate with cashews
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61933738/peanut-butter-cashew-and-belgian-milk

    piccoladonna2006 at hotmail dot com

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  130. I follow Nicole's Handmade Treats via Google Friend Connect. Fresno Frugalista. sarlin12 at hotmail dot com

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  131. I added the Rikrak button to my blog Fresno Frugalista! sarlin12 at hotmail dot com

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  132. i would love to try the apricots dipped in dark chocolate. Yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. i would love to try the Belgian White Chocolate and Creme De Menthe Candy or the Chocolate Caramel Truffles. All this candy looks so good!

    cmsatko@gmail.com

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  134. added to favorites!

    etsy username: csatko

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  135. fan on facebook!

    facebook username- christina satko

    cmsatko@gmail.com

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  136. follow nicoles blog!

    cmsatko@gmail.com

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  137. I want to try the peanut butter truffle cups. mmm mmm! cindyhinckley at msn.

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  138. I'd pick the pecan clusters and I'd gift them to my FIL--b/c pralines are his absolute favorite thing!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60461247/pecan-clusters-belgian-chocolate-caramel

    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  139. I hearted nicole's shop (I"m carolinacallie on etsy)

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  140. I follow nicole blog on GFC
    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. I follow your blog on GFC
    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog!!

    cmsatko@gmail.com

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  143. tweet!
    twitter username: Cmsatko

    cmsatko@gmail.com

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  144. added button!

    http://cmsatko.blogspot.com/

    cmsatko@gmail.com

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  145. i love Peanut Butter Truffle Cups - .5 Lb.
    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  146. These almond clusters look incredible: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62497771/almond-clusters-half-dozen-6-enough-to

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  147. Nikid is a favorite shop of mine. :)

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  148. I follow the the rikrak studio blog.

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  149. I added your button to my blog sidebar :) It's under Check them out!! I'm starting to collect buttons for great sites/blogs that I love, so glad I could get you on there!

    maryweise.com

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  150. Oooh my goodness, these Keylime goodies just look and sound like they would be absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious :) Nom Nom Nom
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62279999/key-lime-white-belgian-chocolate-clouds

    maryweise.com

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  151. I have bookmarked Nicole's shop :) (someday I'm going to have to suck it up and get an Etsy account!)

    maryweise.com

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  152. I like Nicole on Facebook!

    maryweise.com

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  153. I subscribed to Nicole's blog in my Google Reader!

    maryweise.com

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  154. I am subscribed to your blog :)

    maryweise.com

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  155. My favorite? http://www.etsy.com/listing/60830783/belgian-dark-chocolate-and-peppermint

    Peppermint Bark! It looks amazing, and I would love to try it!!

    Sandie
    zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
    http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

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  156. i love that all the stuff is made with belgian chocolate

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  157. WoW! My fingers are crossed! The Spoon Fudge looks so yummy but so do the Peanut Butter Truffle Cups! Thanks for the chance to win something delicious! Jeanette convo at splendidthings.etsy.com

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  158. My favorite one is the Banana Cream Pie Candy-White Belgian Chocolate-Dried Banana!!! Yumi ....

    tavi[dot]scarlett[at]gmail[dot]com

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  159. I heart nicole's handmade treats shop!

    tavi[dot]scarlett[at]gmail[dot]com

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  160. i would adore anything from her shop!! key lime, cookies & cream are top of my list!!

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  161. i have your button on my blog:) http://angelfacebotanicals.blogspot.com/

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  162. Chocolate spoon fudge...sounds deadly. and delicious!

    wright.173 (at) wright.edu

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  163. OMG, how can I pick just one? LOL. I love the caramel Belgian chocolate covered apple. YUM!

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  164. Following you both on Twitter. (I'm @5seed.)

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  165. I'm already following your blog. :)

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  166. I think the homemade pecan pie chocolate looks awesome!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!