Zion Giveaway

Zion Giveaway

Throughout the year, I make small batches of numerous truffle collections based on seasonal ingredients such as cherry blossoms in the Spring and calabaza pumpkins in the fall.  They come and go based on the time of year and are often limited by the ingredients availability.  Our Collection of Zion arrives in the fall, just when I can find Caribbean calabaza to roast into the Lion truffle along with allspice berry and dark chocolate.  Topped with a pumpkin seed, this truffle is a welcome to fall flavors.

Our final batch of these Jamaican-inspired truffles has been made and as always, I feel a little saddened to say  goodbye to one collection before my heart lifts with excitement for the next. My taste buds are fickle, usually loving whichever truffles I am currently concocting. However before these Zion truffles are going, going… gone… I would like to treat one reader to a 16 piece box. Leave a comment on this post and by Thursday I’ll randomly choose the lucky winner who will be nibbling through a fresh box of truffles by next week!

The Zion collection was created in celebration of my mentor, the great Bob Marley and the island of Jamaica with its fascinating blend of cultures, Rastafarianism and reggae. Jamaican inhabitants came from around the globe, bringing with them cooking techniques, flavors and the spices of their homelands. Blending this with the bountiful harvest of the tropical island brought forth some of the most flavorful cuisine in the Caribbean. These are some the flavors which inspire the Zion collection… Jamaican allspice, with its essence of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, is used in jerk seasonings, sauces and curries. The sorrel flower, brought from India, blooms in December in deep red shades. This flor de Jamaica makes their traditional holiday beverage and is slightly tart in flavor. Hemp, obvious connection here…, Blue Mountain Coffee and more see below for full details.

I have always been intrigued by the Rastafarian culture. Rastafarians are mostly vegetarian, don’t eat salt nor imbibe alcohol and live off the land harvesting plants, vegetables, fruits and spices. They wear their hair in dreadlocks as a symbol of their commitment to Jah (God) and achieve spiritual enlightenment by smoking kaya. Bob Marley was one of the first Rastas to bring the political struggle against Babylon (modern society) to mainstream music, spreading the message and increasing awareness. It was Marley’s music that guided me for hours while working out the final recipes of this collection. In fact I have 2 dreadlocks that appeared while I was in the midst of creating this collection which I certainly deemed a sign, and still have them today, it was 7 years ago!

Pina Ginger Drink2 Zion Giveaway

For the lucky winner and those who might indulge in the Collection of Zion, might I suggest pairing it with this Pina Ginger Irie or this colorful Jamaican Christmas Sorrel Punch?

Truffle parfums found in the Zion collection:
Lion - allspice berry + calabaza + dark chocolate + pumpkin seed
Kaya – hemp seed nut + milk chocolate
I-tal - Blue Mountain™ coffee + dark chocolate + fresh coconut
Rasta – Jamaican sorrel + fresh ginger + nutmeg + mango + white chocolate + hibiscus flower
Zion – tamarind + scotch bonnet + dark chocolate + cocoa nibs

Jah Rastafari!

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30 Responses to “Zion Giveaway”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the Zion collection, but never have the money to buy Vosges for myself the time of year it’s in season! We just had a caramel-noshing party with one of the Vosges hatboxes a couple weeks ago with friends.

  2. Aaron says:

    These look so scrumptious!!

  3. Joanna says:

    Mmm . . . these chocolate and spice combinations sound scrumptious! Thank you for the chance to win a box.

  4. Adam P says:

    Those sound so good I may have to drive to Lincoln Park on my lunch break

  5. Katrina says:

    The only thing better than chocolate is the thought and love that goes into the experience of enjoying it. Thank you for creating something that not only educates us but also keeps us happy!! :)

  6. Robin W says:

    Spirituality and chocolate…a perfect combination :-)
    These truffles sound lovely!

  7. Patti says:

    The Zion truffles look so gorgeous and sound delicious! Whenever my fiance comes to town, he always picks me up a Vosges bar on his last day so that I’ll have something tasty to cheer me up when he’s gone. Next time he comes I might nudge him towards the truffles instead. :)

  8. Josh says:

    Ginger nutmeg mango hibiscus…. drool.

  9. jenna says:

    whoa, these look way too good! i need a little warm weather goodness this winter.

  10. Brittani says:

    I absolutely love Vosges chocolates and love that the chocolate offerings change with the season. When my sister visits me from New York, I always ask her to stop by the Vosges boutique and bring me a truffle or two! The Rasta truffle is one of my absolute favorites, right up there with Naga and Platanos y Orchidus. Thanks for the opportunity to win a box!

  11. David says:

    Coffee *and* coconut? Sold.

  12. Denise says:

    Every confection of yours that I have tried is better than the last! (Most recently, the chocolate chip pancakes…) Big fan of the bacon choc bars. Would LOVE to try this and serve it when my whole family comes over on Christmas Eve. Thanks for making great chocolate, and for giving us the chance to win some!

  13. Robbie says:

    These truffles sound absolutely delightful! I must say that I haven’t had much of a chance to sample the Vosges chocolate collections, having only discovered them a short while ago through a very good friend. This is my first time hearing of this seasonal creation, and I must say that it has me drooling for a chance to try it!

  14. lola malone says:

    I woudl love to be entered. Vosges is a favorite around here.

  15. Meredith S says:

    These look delicious – I’ve been dying to try the Zion truffles. I’m still getting over the completion of my marzipan bar last week!

  16. Carrie says:

    Dying to try these, I’m a huge fan of all things Vosges. My favorite so far is the Rooster, will anything in this collection top that? Eager to find out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Olivia A says:

    *sigh* I adore Vosges, but sadly have not had the opportunity to taste their chocolate in quite a long time… Methinks I may need to make a small pilgrimage into NYC to do so! This Zion collection sound amazing. I’ve had my eye on them for a while – the Lion truffle sounds particularly interesting! :-)

    Thank you for the chance to win a box of these delightful-sounding truffles!! :-D

  18. Jessica says:

    I fell in love with these the first time I saw them! I’ve had them on my wishlist ever since!!

  19. Erica says:

    They all sound amazing — love that you’ve got some spice in there! Tamarind + scotch bonnet… wow.

  20. Starlene says:

    holy cow. must have.

  21. Lisa says:

    Boy could I use that box of chocolates right now. Things are definitely not going well and something as delightful and original as these chocolates would brighten my day.

  22. mmmmmm…………. i love pumpkin………

  23. Francis says:

    You had me at Blue Mountain Coffee!!! They all sound so good :D

  24. These sound interesting, to say the least.

  25. Ann says:

    My fiancee plays the keyboards in a reggae band and has been fascinated with Rastafarian culture. He’s read numerous books on Bob and other key figures of his time. When we visited the Las Vegas store, he watched the video about the collection and was sold! Unfortunately, we couldn’t bring it back home with us so it’ll have to wait for another day. Thanks for creating such an inspiring collection! P.S. I’ve had the pleasure of drinking true Blue Mountain coffee and I LOVE it!

  26. @jmdc88 says:

    Oooh! Didn’t see this until now. Am I too late?

  27. Ann says:

    My fiancee plays the keys in a reggae band, and has always been fascinated by Rastafarian culture. He’s read numerous books on the great Bob Marley and his movement, and has been inspired in his own music by listening to his words. The last time we were in Las Vegas, we stopped by the Vosges boutique and he happened to watch the video on the Zion collection. He was sold! Unfortunately we weren’t able to bring it back home with us, so we’ll have to wait for another day. Or year.
    P.S. I’ve been lucky enough to sample a bag of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, and it’s the bomb!

  28. poorva says:

    Hi Katrina, although I am late but I would call myself your biggest fan, I am from India and I have actually watched your same videos on the you tube a million times, from the name that you have kept for your company to every single product, packaging the colors used the individual names and their respective stories have inspired me immensely, I had been contemplating on writing a long email (fan mail) to you, and I know I would. I have not had the opportunity of tasting any of your products but I got in touch with one of the fellow blogger in Chicago and asked her to taste it and review it, she just loves your Bacon Bar and the Woolloomooloo Bar. I would share the rest over an email. I am so happy for you and just dont know why but respect and trust your brand even though I have not tasted or touched it. Keep up the great work Katrina. I just have to visit your store.

  29. Kristin says:

    One love, one chocolate! I imagine my favorite out of the box would be the Zion with the Rasta a close second. What a combination of favors to highlight the season and the Rastafarian culture.

  30. Alexander says:

    Zion Truffle is amazing!!!

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