Avenue Sweets — Giveaway-A-Day 11/29

November 29, 2006


Find the winner for yesterday’s Giveaway at the bottom of this post.
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I’m drooling. Totally drooling. Because I am a full-on sugar addict — not chocolate mind you — sugar. And today’s winner will receive A 3 1/2 LB. GIFT TOWER OF CANDY FROM AVENUE SWEETS!!!



That’s right. Not one pound. Not two pounds. But 3 1/2 pounds of mouth-watering, lip-smacking deliciousness. A combination of: signature almond nougat, tasty hazelnut nougat, golden caramels and rich chocolate caramels. You know you’re thinking you’d share it if you won, but you’d really eat the whole sweet sugary goodness while you wait for Lost to return in February.

Agnes Jones, the talented sweet tooth behind Avenue Sweets is all about the nougat. Nougat is a word that can knit your brow, until you read the description from their website:

Nougat is a traditional European confection that dates back many centuries. The basis of AvenueSweets nougat is called a mazetta, which is a sugar and egg white mixture. Then nuts are added to the mix. In our traditional nougat, we use a generous helping of fresh, whole almonds. For a marvelous variation, we add hazelnuts. The end result is soft and chewy nougat with a subtle, sweet taste that is irresistible.

In addition to nougat luciousness, Avenue Sweets is also a purveyor of handmade golden caramels — which I confess is the main cause of my drooling. I so love anything caramel. Feel your tummy rumble as you take a look at some of Avenue Sweet’s offerings:



Yummy caramels in golden and chocolate options, pretty in boxes or jars.



Boxed nougats — the small ones are perfect for hostess or teacher gifts.


Gift towers in lots of sizes.

I am just dying to get a box of these sweets in front of me. Although I’m sure they are delicious year round, these candies put me in the holiday mood. Love the elegant packaging. Yummy. Yummy. Yummy.

Thank you, Avenue Sweets
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Giveaway Reminders:
-You have until midnight EST today to enter this giveaway.
-Just make a comment on this post to enter — any comment.
-Anonymous comments will be ignored/removed.
-One entry per person.
-Winner will be randomly picked and announced tomorrow morning.
-What’s Giveaway-A-Day? Read here.
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The winner of the
11/28 Blonde Designs Giveaway is:
Spyderette who commented: “What beautiful notecards! And such a personal touch in this electronic world!” (at 8:46am EST).
Congratulations Spyderette! Please email me your shipping address by using the email link on my blog.

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{ 107 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 5:10 am

Wow… I can’t believe how many special items you came up with. You have connections, lady! :-)

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2 JavaJabber November 29, 2006 at 5:56 am

Chocolate? Did I hear someone say chocolate?

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3 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 6:35 am

mmmm caramels….

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4 Ginabee November 29, 2006 at 6:46 am

Was just checking out your site and got caught by the chocolate. I’ll definitely be back when I have longer to read past posts.

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5 Andrea November 29, 2006 at 7:00 am

I shouldn’t even think about chocolates since I just had a baby, but these look so good, I can’t resist. (By the way, love the idea of an Urban Photo).

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6 allie November 29, 2006 at 8:06 am

Chocolate? I hope this is my lucky day!

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7 Debbi November 29, 2006 at 8:12 am

That nougat sounds wonderful!

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8 Amy W November 29, 2006 at 8:12 am

Just in time for that time of the month where I only survive by eating chocolate!

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9 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 8:21 am

OMG, those look positively decadent…I’m so hungry now!

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10 Natalie* November 29, 2006 at 8:22 am

seriously – chocolate – does it get any better?

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11 Erin November 29, 2006 at 8:27 am

this one’s for me!

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12 carmen November 29, 2006 at 8:31 am

Oh please, oh please, pick me!

You see, I’ve been dieting since LAST JANUARY – I’ve lost close to fifty pounds but it’s come with a total avoidance of chocolate. And my VERY favorite, caramels.

Can you hook another mother of a large family up?

I’m desperate here….

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13 Julie P November 29, 2006 at 8:31 am

Wow. Wow. Yum.

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14 alli November 29, 2006 at 8:42 am

those look delicious! Yum!

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15 Lindsey November 29, 2006 at 8:46 am

Now you’re speaking my language.

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16 Jenni November 29, 2006 at 8:58 am

i really need this

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17 Leslie November 29, 2006 at 9:07 am

i really really like candies.

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18 Christy November 29, 2006 at 9:09 am

Do I dare comment? You betcha!

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19 sara stratford November 29, 2006 at 9:12 am

i totally love the packaging on these.

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20 alison November 29, 2006 at 9:13 am

These packages are so beautiful, and filled with caramel too! My mother-in-law will love me forever if I show up with these!

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21 haley November 29, 2006 at 9:16 am

one word…yummm!

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22 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 9:24 am

Candy is the way to my heart!

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23 jannell November 29, 2006 at 9:25 am

We’re a sweet teeth family!

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24 Emily S. November 29, 2006 at 9:27 am

Yummy! What a wonderful gift idea. All of your ideas are great, Design Mom!

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25 liliv November 29, 2006 at 9:34 am

I love caramel! What beautiful packaging too.

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26 compulsive writer November 29, 2006 at 9:44 am

I love a good chocolate, but if I’m buying the candy I always go for the nougats and the caramels.

I really, really want to win this one!

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27 sibbett November 29, 2006 at 9:46 am

yum!

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28 Emily November 29, 2006 at 9:47 am

Yummy deliciousness in a pretty package…doesn’t get much better!

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29 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 9:53 am

My mouth is watering!

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30 Emily November 29, 2006 at 10:00 am

I’m a candy girl, too. Bring on the nougats!

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31 allysha November 29, 2006 at 10:04 am

how can I not try and win this? please, sugar gods, send this my way…

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32 Rebecca November 29, 2006 at 10:05 am

mmm….yummy.

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33 Bubbles November 29, 2006 at 10:12 am

yummm . . . .

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34 Debbie W. November 29, 2006 at 10:12 am

Can there be too much candy this time of year? Just the packaging is making me salivate…

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35 Christine November 29, 2006 at 10:14 am

I could eat the whole box myself…mmmmm!

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36 DCisforLovers November 29, 2006 at 10:23 am

Beautiful packaging. These would be a fantastic gift!

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37 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 10:28 am

come on pick me it’s my birthday

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38 lisa v. clark November 29, 2006 at 10:30 am

I love that it’s a TOWER of sugar. Appropriately described!

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39 liz s November 29, 2006 at 10:31 am

sorry that was me ‘anonymous’ above

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40 Brooke November 29, 2006 at 10:33 am

Looks divine. My sweet tooth is begging me to win.

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41 Lindsay November 29, 2006 at 10:38 am

Yum-o!

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42 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 10:44 am

I love Chocolate. They are so beautifully packaged also.

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43 ashlynn November 29, 2006 at 10:48 am

HOLY SMOKES THESE LOOK GOOD

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44 Angel November 29, 2006 at 10:54 am

There goes my “I’ll be good this holiday season” way of thinking! I can’t think of a better way to spend me-time than eating sugary goodness!

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45 Allanna November 29, 2006 at 10:58 am

You do find some of the prettiest (and in this case, tastiest-looking) gifts ever!

Now, if I can just wipe off all the drool that’s pooling on my keyboard!

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46 Kara F November 29, 2006 at 10:59 am

This item is the best so far….

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47 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 11:01 am

chocolateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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48 liz November 29, 2006 at 11:05 am

yea good variety of goodies- this is the top of my fav list, under the skirt.

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49 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 11:06 am

THAT’s why I haven’t won yet…I was waiting for this one!

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50 Ton November 29, 2006 at 11:07 am

YUM!

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51 La Yen November 29, 2006 at 11:13 am

Um, Yes, please.

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52 Lisa F. November 29, 2006 at 11:27 am

I love, love nougat. We have made an almond/pistachio one here at our house. These look wonderful!

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53 ikkinlala November 29, 2006 at 11:27 am

Those look amazing!

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54 brenbot November 29, 2006 at 11:36 am

mmm… nougat

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55 Megan November 29, 2006 at 11:37 am

Yummy, Yummy! Those would be great to put out at a christmas party:)

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56 nicole c November 29, 2006 at 11:44 am

Now you are blogging my language! Does chocolate get any better?

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57 amanda November 29, 2006 at 11:48 am

Oh god oh god oh god…that candy sounds orgasmic. Great find.

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58 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 11:49 am

MMMmmmm. Tasty

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59 heidi November 29, 2006 at 11:51 am

What beautiful packaging too!

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60 Jessica November 29, 2006 at 11:51 am

Oh. Wow. Yum. For these, I would make my resolve to start the diet & exercise BEFORE the holidays are over.

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61 katie November 29, 2006 at 12:04 pm

yum city

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62 Denise November 29, 2006 at 12:11 pm

Delish…

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63 Abby November 29, 2006 at 12:12 pm

I love candy.

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64 Stepi November 29, 2006 at 12:22 pm

A tower or delicious goodness!

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65 Jen M. November 29, 2006 at 12:28 pm

One word…. YUM!

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66 Raissa November 29, 2006 at 12:32 pm

Seriously, I can’t believe how good that looks.

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67 lchan November 29, 2006 at 12:37 pm

Those look fabulous!

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68 Kako November 29, 2006 at 12:53 pm

Do you know what I want even more than the chocolates? The wreaths you spotlighted. I might get crazy enough to make the square one, but for some reason Blair’s have a “not quite professional” look about them. Hm.

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69 Michele_3 November 29, 2006 at 1:14 pm

Yummy! That chocolate looks divine!
Your so right,I would eat the whole thing while waiting for LOST to return!

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70 DianaM November 29, 2006 at 1:33 pm

my mouth is watering…

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71 sarah h November 29, 2006 at 1:41 pm

candy.

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72 Katie November 29, 2006 at 2:02 pm

D-licious

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73 rebecca November 29, 2006 at 2:12 pm

my baby is calling for candy!

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74 Elise November 29, 2006 at 2:26 pm

Just what I need for the last 2 months of pregnancy. Yum!

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75 stringbing November 29, 2006 at 2:43 pm

The only thing better than yummy sweets are yummy sweets in beautiful packaging! Doesn’t it just make the candy that much better!!

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76 Carrie November 29, 2006 at 2:47 pm

Oh baby! This is just what I don’t need to win…but i want it.

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77 Amy N. November 29, 2006 at 3:27 pm

Hmm, I don’t see my first post. Ignore this if it’s a duplicate:) Here’s the original:
Fancy caramels are my FAVORITE!!

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78 billejanette November 29, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Mmmm… nougat sounds delicious!

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79 Dee Dee November 29, 2006 at 3:43 pm

Yum! I love candy. That looks like an amazing collection.

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80 Angela November 29, 2006 at 3:45 pm

Mmmm … looks scrumptious!

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81 Jenny W November 29, 2006 at 3:59 pm

Utterly scrumptious!

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82 Michelle November 29, 2006 at 4:10 pm

Those chocolates look great, and your website is fantastic! I came here through the Journal News, but I’ll be back for sure!

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83 Darlaina November 29, 2006 at 4:40 pm

Handmade caramels, oooh, almond-hazelnut nougat, aaaah! My kind of candy :)

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84 Western Rebel November 29, 2006 at 5:47 pm

mmmm chocolate

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85 Brooke November 29, 2006 at 6:00 pm

That’s just what I need to get this Holiday season going!!! MMMMMMM

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86 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 6:09 pm

A tower of candy– wow.

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87 Namona November 29, 2006 at 6:58 pm

Yum!

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88 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 7:20 pm

i love caramel and chocolate. a reason not to make my own would be fantastic!

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89 rko141 November 29, 2006 at 7:31 pm

Yum!

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90 ~Skye~ November 29, 2006 at 7:31 pm

I have three very young boys ~ ready to attack you

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91 Josh November 29, 2006 at 7:44 pm

Oh nougat. Hold me and never let me go….

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92 Bek November 29, 2006 at 8:23 pm

Yum!

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93 ~j. November 29, 2006 at 8:40 pm

Thank you, please.

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94 Patricia November 29, 2006 at 9:03 pm

Wow! What great giveaways! Thanks for all the wonderful gift ideas.

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95 Juliane November 29, 2006 at 9:06 pm

Chocolate just makes me happy!

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96 Anonymous November 29, 2006 at 9:33 pm

wow, that’s look so yummy!

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97 wendysue November 29, 2006 at 9:42 pm

3 1/2 pounds? Are ya trying to kill me? Please!!!!

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98 tina November 29, 2006 at 9:48 pm

i can’t live without those caramels! yum!!

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99 paperedtogether November 29, 2006 at 10:22 pm

mmmm…

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100 The Mommy Chef November 29, 2006 at 10:25 pm

Wow- I was in a mommy funk earlier today (way before I read your blog!) and while the kids were napping I sat down in the laundry room and INHALED the last remaining choc olate fromthe kids Halloween baskets.ALL OF THE CHOCOLATE!And of course they noticed! I played dumb.Really dumb.

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