This week, it’s my blog’s three year anniversary so I think we deserve a little celebration 😉 And what better way to kickstart the celebrations than with a slice or two of my all-time favourite Yummy Scrummy raw chocolate brownie ♥
Not only does it taste utterly scrumptious (the brownie is very aptly named) but it also makes me feel so good!
No it’s not one of those kinds of brownies! The ‘feel good’ factor comes from the cacao (raw cocoa) which is packed with mood enhancing nutrients, including magnesium, B vitamins, phenylethamine (PEA) (the ‘love’ chemical) and anandamide (the ‘bliss chemical’). For more details on the health properties of cacao, check out this post I wrote back in 2011. This post also included my first ever giveaway, which just so happened to be Yummy Scrummy!
As well as being raw, the Yummy Scrummy bars are free from dairy, gluten, wheat, refined sugar and anything artificial. Instead, they’re gently sweetened with natural fruit extracts (apples, grapes & carob) and filled with wonderful health-enriching ingredients including Ecuadorian Arriba cacao powder, dates, raisins, walnuts, brazil nuts and goji berries. Most of the ingredients are certified organic.
With all these amazing health and mood boosting nutrients, it’s no wonder that I was hooked after one bite! The combination of ingredients also makes the brownies have a wonderful satiating effect, which means that even a small piece will leave you feeling full up and satisfied. The brownies come in 60g bars, but I tend to slice them in half or thirds so I can savour them over a couple of days.
Over the past few years, I’ve tried other raw chocolate brownies (and made quite a few myself) but Yummy Scrummy is still the best I’ve ever tasted. The bars are lovingly hand made in Wiltshire by Paula Knowlson and I guess it’s her ‘magic touch’ which makes these bars so special ♥
I’ve recently been in touch with Paula & Dan from Elements for Life and they have generously offered four prizes for our giveaway. The first prize winner will receive a whole uncut tray of Yummy Scrummy, and three runners up will win a trio of Yummy Scrummy bars.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply fill in the contact form below. Add ‘Yummy Scrummy’ as the subject, then answer the following question…
Where does the vanilla used in Yummy Scrummy come from?
(Hint: the answer can be found on this page of the Elements for Life website).
The giveaway is open to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the European Union.
The closing date is Friday 27th June 2014 at midnight GMT.
Four winners will be selected at random (using Random.org) and notified by email.
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!
In addition to Yummy Scrummy, Elements for Life sell a fantastic array of high quality chocolate-making ingredients and super foods. They’ve kindly given me an offer code for my readers. Enter scrummyinmytummy at the checkout to save 10% off any products on their website during June and July 2014.
24 thoughts on “Celebrating my 3 Year Blogiversary with a Yummy Scrummy Giveaway :o)”
Great giveaway! I’d love to win this…
I can’t believe the vanilla is grown on Mars! Amazing! 😉
I know, who would have thought eh? 😉
It’s a fab giveaway (I wish I could enter myself!)
GOOD LUCK! xxx
Nice giveaway, I’ve never seen this brand before, looks delicious though!
It’s really, really good. I think you’d love it! Knowing you’re track record with my giveaways, it’s highly likely that you’ll be sampling some soon 😉
Ooooo! This looks awesome, I’ve entered – hope I win, thank you for the competition 🙂
Good luck Vicky! I’m pretty confident that you will love this raw brownie 😉
Sharon what an amazing giveaway! These brownies look insaaaaaaaanely good!!
They are seriously good brownies! So sorry you’re too far away to enter the giveaway. I’ll have to see how much it would cost me to send one over to NZ. I’d love you to try one! ♥ xx
3 years is such an achievement! I know just how much effort goes into it all.
I LOVE these yummy scrummy brownies, and that they’re local too.
Winning a whole tray would mean lots to share and still plenty for me 😉
Thanks for the hosting the giveaway.
I’m so pleased you’ve already got to try Yummy Scrummy. It’s awesome isn’t it? I’ve seen one of the uncut trays and it’s so beautiful. It’s like a work of art ♥ Really wish I could enter this giveaway myself! If you win, can I pop round for tea & brownie? 😉
How perfect would that be?!
What a brilliant way to celebrate your 3-Year Blogiversary! That raw chocolate brownie looks utterly scrumptious with goji berries! I wish I can have a bite of that, I don’t have a favorite raw brownie yet! The good news is that I have the chance to enter your fabulous giveaway since I’ll be in the EU soon next month 😉 Thank you Sharon for hosting the giveaway, you and your blog are amazing…
Yay, I’m so pleased that you can enter ! Good luck!!!
It’s so exciting to hear you’re coming to Europe. I need to check out your calendar asap and find out where you’re heading 🙂
Congrats on your blogiversary 🙂 Always exciting to have blogging milestones 🙂
Thanks Sandy! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 3 years. I still feel like such an amateur! I really should go on a photography course as I don’t have a clue how to take photos properly… I’m still stuck on autofocus! Thank goodness the camera knows what to do lol!
haha! you take AWESOME pics!
I DEFINITELY need to do a food photography course – i’m just plain lousy even WITH autofocus lol
I’ve entered too. I love these brownies but haven’t had any for absolutely AGES so would love to win 🙂
I buy online this brownie every month from Spain, because I LOVE SOO MUCH that product, and I hope to win!!
Oh wow Maria… it sounds like you love this brownie as much as I do! 😀
I’d be thrilled if you were one of my winners. GOOD LUCK! ♥ xx
Thanks for the lovely comments everyone.
Good luck in the competition!
Oh my goodness, these brownies look incredible. I’ve never heard of the brand before but a whole tray of brownie would be a perfect introduction 😉
Thanks for running this competition. The brownies look fab.
I have never heard of these before! They sound amazing! I’m very aware of what I put into my children and the possible effects later in life. Also tricky as I have a VERY fussy eater. She does however like chocolate (no surprise there!) so fingers crossed 🙂
Three years?! That’s awesome – congratulations! It goes to show that you really found your passion in blogging and recipe creation. I bet you enjoy scrolling through your archives and re-reading old posts. Even though I haven’t been blogging for that long, I can already see such a lot of development compared to my first posts. A documentary of past life happenings that else would have probably been forgotten.
And brownies sound like the best way to celebrate. Then again: When does chocolate not sound good?!