Merci Chocolates Celebrating Friends {with giveaway!}


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Merci Chocolates Celebrating Friends {with giveaway!}

I sat down the other night, contemplating friendship. So many friends in my life have come and gone. Each having a purpose in that time in my life. Some friendships are lasting. Whether it is the friend you married or the one you can call up on a moment’s notice and pour your heart out – merci chocolates wants to hear about your friends!

Personally, I feel blessed to have a handful of true friends {both offline and online}. Let’s face it. Life happens. Sometimes we may not see one another or chat on Skype for weeks – even months. But we always pick up where we left off; laughing, sharing stories, and truly enjoying each other’s company. Conversations with my friends are fulfilling, uplifting, and honest. I may not have a long sorority list of girlfriends – but the friendships that I do have are solid. And that means the world to me.

Did you know that National Friendship Week was August 11th? I had no idea until it was too late. *whoops* Or was it? Just because we missed it, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our friends today and EVERY day! Why not send a friend a “just because” gift? That’s much more my style anyway…

Merci sent me a Friendship Kit recently, which included a 7 ounce box of their European assorted chocolates. Since The Mister *technically* is my longest lasting friend, I thought it would be fitting to gift him with the merci chocolates. I’m nice like that.

Merci Chocolates Celebrating Friends {with giveaway!}

The Mister’s Honest and Slightly Long-winded Thoughts:

To say that I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to certain pleasures in life would be a mild understatement. Chocolate is no exception and I’ve gone through great pains to find chocolates that are worth my time to sample from time to time. The Misses asked me to sample these chocolates by merci and I had mixed feelings about what was received.

First and foremost, the presentation was elegant and remarkable. Ordered simplicity with uniform layout and intelligent design. After all this is an assortment and my experience with chocolate assortments is probably not dissimilar from yours. Those brown corrugated wrappers with the chocolate resting inside and then an insane roadmap on the lid identifying which chocolate is where and you can’t decide which way the lid represents what you are looking at. Is it upside down? Is it face down? Curses to that nasty strawberry again!

None of that insanity is found with these merci chocolates, but the real question remains, how did they taste? Here are my thoughts on a few:

– Amer a la Crème – simply amazing. Smooth, rich, satisfying and amazing with a cup of coffee. I wish everyone in the package was this.

– Marzipan – worth having a second or third time but nothing remarkable

– Lait fourre praline – not as good as the others, in my opinion. It had a very artificial flavor to it.

– Milk chocolate – very good and I don’t even like milk chocolate but I found myself grabbing for a second one immediately afterward. Probably one of the better milk chocolates I can recall from memory.

Would I buy from merci? If they had Amer a la Crème by the bar you can bet I’d buy that on a weekly basis! That stuff was a stunner. If you are prudish and picky about your chocolates you won’t find this package disappointing. If you just love chocolate no matter what, you will find this to be a divine set of cocoa goodness.


Feel free to connect with merci on Facebook and Twitter. Who would you give a meaningful ‘Thank You’ to? Tweet and use the #merciFriends hashtag!

Merci Chocolates Celebrating Friends {with giveaway!}


Merci chocolates began in 1965 – creating individually wrapped chocolates in Germany. Now they are enjoyed in over 70 countries! Available in the dark selection, the milk selection, and the assortment of European chocolates – you can buy merci chocolates online {Amazon for example} and at grocery stores. You can even personalize your merci chocolate packaging with a free printable and make the gift extra special! I love it!


Merci Chocolates Celebrating Friends {with giveaway!}

One lucky Eighty MPH Mom reader will win a merci chocolates friendship kit!
· $25 Target gift card · 7 ounce box of merci chocolates · A picture frame to display a photo of you and your friends · A chocolate scented candle
Open to residents of the US – ARV $60 – Open until September 16 @ 9pm PST

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* [Erin received the mentioned product{s}, free of charge, to facilitate her review. All opinions are those of the reviewer only. Review product and giveaway prize provided by merci chocolates.

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About Author

Erin is a hopelessly devoted wife & momma to a five year old girl and a one year old boy. For the past year she has been on a quest to get back to the basics...


  1. Merci, Merci thank you for introducing me to this sight, German Chocolates at its best, you can even design your own card to be delivered with your Merci Chocolates – send me some of that Dark chocolate and I will share with my hubby who is also my best friend..

  2. I would also love to try the Merci Petits–

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  3. Asimina kaminis on

    Hazelnut almond, I love gourmet chocolate, when I was in Greece I would always stop and get foreign chocolate, huge chocolate lover, thank u for the chance

  4. I sent a beautiful star thank-you to someone I loved! Cute! They have quite a wide range of chocolates. and they are international!

  5. The Merci Crocant sounds amazing – the combination of chocolate with the hazelnut and cream croquant with almonds is too good to pass up!

  6. Kelly Nicholson on

    i wanna try

    merci Petits

    merci Petits are small merci chocolates in their most popular flavours. Enjoy your personal favourite.

    Find more information about merci Petits in selected countries by clicking on your country here in the drop down.

  7. The idea for merci was born in 1965, when it began to win over people’s hearts as the first individually wrapped gift-giving chocolate in Germany

  8. I learned that the idea for merci was born in 1965, as the first individually wrapped gift-giving chocolate in Germany.
    I also learned they have a creative IT team, I liked how stuff faded in and out on their site.

  9. I learned that the idea for merci was born in 1965, when it began to win over people’s hearts as the first individually wrapped gift-giving chocolate in Germany.

  10. I learned that the idea for merci was born in 1965, when it began to win over people’s hearts as the first individually wrapped gift-giving chocolate in Germany

  11. the Merci Petits look great… however not sure if they are available here in the US or not… Storck USA also has Mamba candy, which I have been wanting to try out too.

  12. Christine J S-S on

    I love that you can personalize your gifts! For the US market I most intrigued by “Cream Truffle” just the name implies DIVINE!

  13. My hubby loves the chocolate covered cherries. I haven’t had very much exposure to them. I learned that you can give someone a bright star through the website which I thought was awesome.

  14. If you are going to break a diet I say it do it with the BEST! I would love to win and I love TARGET and the gift card, I never win anything for some reaon so it would be nice! I will keep trying! Thanks! Debi

  15. There are so many choices. I learned it is an international company! And those little petits looks perfect for popping in my purse.

  16. 1953

    The export era begins
    The age of export begins: particularly Storck’s filled candies are highly desired. The main markets are the USA, Sweden and Hong Kong. In addition, there are licenses for many Storck products in Italy, France and Austria.

    More than 100 outside sales people provide for the company’s sales.

  17. I would like to try the Merci Petits, but I don’t think they are available in the US. I love the assorted box of Merci Chocolates and the Cream Truffle is my favorite.

  18. merci Crocant

    The finest merci chocolate with a centre of crunchy hazelnut and cream croquant with almonds.

    This sounds really good. It would also make a great Christmas present least a bunch of them.

  19. I’d just LOVE to try the Merci Petits… it looks like they’re not available in the US though 🙁 It’s too bad, I’ve tried the variety packs like the one featured in this review and I really liked the chocolate. The hazelnut creme ones were to DIE for, seriously.

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