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Submitted by on May 3, 2010 – 8:00 am31 Comments

Today is a very special day at TasteStopping. Not only will I continue to share with you some of the finest rejected and fresh food photography from around the culinary blogosphere, but today I can offer you the chance to taste some of the fun for yourself. No, I haven’t developed a revolutionary “Scratch-N-Taste” computer monitor (although contemplate the ramifications of that for a moment). Instead, I am hosting a giveaway, with help from Marsha and Caragh at

To share the Gourmet S’mores Sessions that I will be hosting at Camp Blogaway with YOU, will be giving away ONE gourmet s’mores kit on each day leading up to camp starting today. That’s ten, TEN gourmet prizes. If you play your cards (okay, your comments) right, one of them could be shipped right to your door. (Updated to add: From this point forward, all of the entries received (for giveaways #3-#10) will be cumulative for giveaway #10. The more you enter along the way, the better your chances of winning!)

Let me tell you what each kit will contain.

Artisanal chocolate features handcrafted chocolate from Grocer’s Daughter.  Mimi Wheeler launched Grocer’s Daughter after a long career as a social worker and school counselor. Her love for rich, dark chocolate and a deep connection to her garden inspired her chocolate creations. She uses fruits, edible flowers and herbs from her summer garden and from the soils and the natural beauty of northern Michigan.

Grocer’s Daughter’s chocolates are all natural and contain many organic and other naturally grown ingredients. Mimi uses Rainforest Alliance Certified Chocolate and organic cream.

Hand-rolled Middlebury Maple crackers


Whitney Lamy, an avid cook and baker, is fascinated by the origins of many of the foods we eat today which led her to look “outside the box”. In the early 1800’s Josiah Bent from Massachusetts decided to make a lighter and thinner version of Hardtack, a long lasting seafarers’ and soldiers’ staple. He rolled out sheets of dough, baked them and hand “cracked” them. Whitney has been rolling out crackers this original way in her Castleton, Vermont kitchen for family and friends for years.

As Vermont has become one of the largest producers of artisan cheese in the country, it seemed natural to Whitney to market her artisan crackers to compliment these outstanding cheeses. Castleton Crackers come in three flavors: Middlebury Maple, Rutland Rye and Windham Wheat and are named after the beautiful and quaint villages and counties throughout Vermont.

Castleton Crackers contain all natural ingredients of the highest quality, no trans fats, artificial flavors or preservatives. They are handmade and handcracked.  In addition, Whitney uses local ingredients like Vermont Maple syrup and Vermont maple sugar. Whitney’s crackers are great with a variety of cheeses, dips, with soup, salads or just for healthy snacking.

Fresh Vanilla Marshmallows


There is nothing like a fresh marshmallow to bring all the flavors of s’mores together. kitchen witch vanilla marshmallows are made with high quality, natural ingredients and include no high fructose corn syrup. Made in small batches, these marshmallows are delicate and flavorful, a true campfire treat. (Full disclosure: In case you weren’t already aware, I–Casey from TasteStopping–am also the kitchen witch, and offers a wide assortment of my gourmet baked goods and marshmallows on their site.)

These three simple building blocks yield the most amazing s’mores you will ever taste. Promise!

Now, the rules. You may enter today’s contest twice, and the winner will be chosen at random from the comments received on the post you are currently reading. To qualify for both entries, you must follow on FaceBook, and you must follow TasteStopping on FaceBook. Leave two separate comments below stating that you “Like” each FB site. It’s that simple. (If you already “Like” one or each of the sites, simply state that in the comment and you’ll be entered!) We’ll cross reference and choose the winner from the qualifying entries.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave those below as well. Good luck and happy camping!

Update: Congratulations to Merry Jennifer for winning the first gourmet s’mores kit from TasteStopping and For your chance to win, please visit today’s contest!

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