Valentine’s giveaway

Valentine’s day is almost upon is. It’s a day that some of us love to love and others love to hate.

Regardless of your feelings, I’m here to share some fabulous giveaways that are sure to make you smile. There’s tickets to a cognac masterclass, tickets to the Noosa Food and Wine Festival, a Wonderful Pistachio gift hamper and a divine chocolate hamper.

You have to be in it to win it, so follow the entry instructions below to submit your entry. Remember the more times you enter the more chances you have of winning.

Good luck!!


1 x double pass to Cognac & chocolate masterclass valued at $198

Are you familiar with wine? What about Cognac?

Cognac is a wildly miss understood and under appreciated spirit but Kyla, aka the Champagne Dame, will teach you its origins, history, and how to taste and appreciate this fine spirit.  Learn how Cognac and chocolate are natural partners as Kyla takes you through tasting a range of Cognac’s that have been perfectly paired with artisan chocolates.

The Champagne Dame, as you would presume from her name, also host Champagne masterclasses. To book in for a masterclass near you visit the Champagne Dame website for further details.

Win 1 double pass to the Brisbane Cognac Masterclass which will be held on March 24 at 5:30pm at Stokehouse.

Cognac Masterclass - The Champagne Dame

1 x set of 4 general admission tickets to Noosa Food and Wine Festival valued at $120

To celebrate it’s 10th anniversary, the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival 2013 has pulled out all stops with a food, wine and lifestyle program to delight amateur cooks, serious foodies, lifestyle enthusiasts and families alike. From May 16 to May 19 many of the world’s best chefs, Australia’s celebrity chefs, wine makers and Australia’s hottest entertainers will descend upon Noosa bringing their star power to Australia’s premier food and wine event held on the Sunshine Coast.

Visit the website for the full program and online ticket bookings or call (07) 5455 4455 for further information.

Noosa food and wine festival

1 x Wonderful Pistachio hamper valued at $120

Australia, get crackin’! Delicious and all-natural Wonderful Pistachios have launched in Australia, just in time for summer celebrations, and how wonderful they are.

Packed with a powerful, flavourful crunch, this premium quality brand offers three sensational and truly addictive pistachio flavours – Roasted & Salted, Salt & Pepper and Sweet Chili Wonderful Pistachios.

Truly moreish, each flavour satisfies any craving for a savoury crunchy snack with all the nutritious qualities of pistachios plus just the right amount of seasoning.

Wonderful Pistachios are Californian Pistachios which are recognised worldwide for their superior taste and appearance. So enjoy! There’s sure to be many empty shells when snacking.

Wonderful Pistachios are now available at major supermarkets, including Coles and Woolworths nationally. RRP $7.49 for a 250g pack.

Win  1 x Wonderful Pistachio hamper valued at $120 which includes a stylish Joseph Aboud pistachio serving dish and a selection of the three new Wonderful Pistachios Flavours.

Wonderful Pistachios

1 x Monty’s chocolates gift hamper valued at $108

Monty’s Chocolates, located in the Brisbane CBD and Paddington, is an importer and retailer of some of the world’s finest chocolates, importing chocolate from France, Germany, UK, Madagascar and Bolivia.

Monty’s pride themselves on serving excellent tea, coffee, hot chocolate and a number of fantastic sweet delights.

Looking for a last minute Valentine’s gift? They also have a valentines box available for $50.  Details can be found on the Monty’s Chocolates facebook page.

Win 1 delicious Monty’s gift basket includes valued at $108 which includes:

  • Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles.
  • Francious Pralus Chuao 75% dark Chocolate.
  • Francious Pralus Barre Infernale au Lait.
  • Orange Confit in Chocolate from the South of France.
  • Menakao 44% Milk Chocolate from Madagascar.
  • L’Artisan du Chocolat Liquid Salted Caramels.
Monty's Chocolate Valentine's gift basket
The next give away will be held on March 14 to celebrate Jennifer’s birthday. If you are a business owner or are a PR company and know of a business who would like to take part in the next give away please contact Jennifer for details.

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  1. Effie Bakkalis February 11, 2013  6:49 pm Reply

    As I live in Melbourne, the only prizes that would be appropriate for me are the pistachio hamper and the chocolate hamper. I would love to win either one of them, as they'd be perfect for sharing with my hubby!

  2. Bek @ Crave February 11, 2013  7:04 pm Reply

    I'd love to win either the chocolate- to give to my mother or the noosa tickets- any chance to get way and take another holiday is fine by me ;)

  3. Samantha Y February 11, 2013  7:06 pm Reply

    The just turned five yr old has discovered pistachios. Not too sure if its because they are her favourite colour, or just because they taste so yummy. Probably both the Wnderful pistachio hamper would help with her new adiction. Mummy on the other hand would love the Monty's chocolate. But my little girl always comes first (unfortunate for mummy sometimes, well most times )

    • Jennifer February 11, 2013  7:27 pm Reply

      Well good luck either way Samantha! :D

  4. celine February 11, 2013  7:14 pm Reply

    The Wonderful Pistachio hamper - i absolutely love pistachios but have never had flavoured pistachios before - they sounds yumm!

    • Jennifer February 11, 2013  7:26 pm Reply

      They are delicious Celine, I especially love the sweet chill. Good luck!

  5. Alex February 11, 2013  7:44 pm Reply

    I'm in Adelaide so only the hampers would suit. I think I'd prefer the chocolate hamper, mainly because I'd love to try the Charbonnel & Walker pink Champagne truffles. They sound right up my street!

  6. Rita Maguire February 11, 2013  8:09 pm Reply

    The chocolate or pistachio hamper please. Being married to a chef, it's always, always about the food!

  7. Michelle Vamvas February 11, 2013  8:18 pm Reply

    I'd love the chocolate hamper.
    Every year at Lent, I give up chocolate for 6 weeks until Easter Sunday. (including anything flavored chocolate, ie. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate biscuits, chocolate milkshakes, etc!)
    I'm a big chocoholic so it's a big sacrifice for me.
    This would be a lovely treat waiting for me to indulge in on Easter Sunday.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon February 11, 2013  8:41 pm Reply

    I would love to win the Cognac and Chocolate masterclass. I really enjoy cognac and would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about it.

  9. alethea February 11, 2013  9:34 pm Reply

    My fiance and I fell in love in the kitchen! Some heated arguments over the best way to temper chocolate quickly gave way to domestic romance as he melted my heart. I often make him chocolate desserts, including your amazing salted caramel chocolate tart! We'd love the opportunity to learn a bit more about chocolate, cognac and each other!

  10. ACasa February 11, 2013  9:59 pm Reply

    Noosa International Food and Wine Festival please! This one is on my wish list. I totally love food. And wine. I'd love to see the demos by Yoshihiro Narisawa & Tetsuya Wakuda & so many others To see them in action would be amazing. I'd take another "Mum" friend and we'd have a weekend away watching chefs, eating wonderful food, and have a vino to finish!

  11. Madeline February 11, 2013  10:23 pm Reply

    I'd like to win the Monty’s chocolates gift hamper because I adore chocolate!

  12. Hannah February 12, 2013  10:53 am Reply

    Oooh, that chocolate! That chocolate!

  13. Tammy Meers February 12, 2013  12:13 pm Reply

    It's my mum's birthday in May - she's turning 60 and doesn't want a big party or anything, however I really want to do something special for her. I would love the Noosa food and wine festival tix so I can show her how special she is!

  14. Caroline K. February 12, 2013  12:21 pm Reply

    My household donates some care packages to deployed ADF members. I would love to include some pistachios into the pack. Could I please have the pistachio pack?

    Thank you for running this giveaway. :)

  15. Kathryn February 12, 2013  12:27 pm Reply

    Would love to win the chocolate hamper Mmmmm

  16. Anna February 12, 2013  12:30 pm Reply

    Wow, what a fantastic prize list! I alway look forward to seeing what you have come up with next. I would love to win the chocolate or pistachio hampers, or even the Noosa food and wine tickets.

  17. Melissa Okimoto February 12, 2013  12:30 pm Reply

    My husband doesnt allow us to buy Chocolate but winning the amazing Monty's chocolate hamper would be a delight and treat he couldnt complain about.

  18. Anna February 12, 2013  12:31 pm Reply

    Wow, what a fantastic prize list. I must say I love seeing what you create each time! I would love to win the chocolate or pistachio hamper, or even the Noosa food and wine tickets.

  19. Tara F February 12, 2013  1:24 pm Reply

    I would LOVE to win a hamper as my boyfriend is the king of snacking (and he's super hard to buy for!)
    Thanks a lot for the great giveaways x

  20. Amanda Gorton February 12, 2013  2:20 pm Reply

    There's no aphrodisiac like a Monty’s chocolates gift hamper!

  21. Josette February 12, 2013  2:40 pm Reply

    Monty’s chocolates gift hamper. I would love to win this for my children :)

  22. Gail Andrejic February 12, 2013  2:55 pm Reply

    Everyone loves chocolate (those that say they don't are lying!).

    PS - March - great Birthday month!

  23. Eddie February 12, 2013  3:09 pm Reply

    It's got to be Monty's Chocolates for me because I'm an absolute fiend! I have been on detox so would love some of their delicious treats to get me back on the chocolate bandwagon - can't wait :)

  24. Benjamin T. February 12, 2013  3:54 pm Reply

    I live in Perth, so the chocolate and pistachios would be amazing to win. The chocolates sound delicious!

  25. Anita February 12, 2013  4:01 pm Reply

    The chocolate hamper. Chocolates best represent Valentines. Romantic, indulgent, whether from loved one or for self. It's always deserving and one should not deny themselves a chocolate treat.Xx

  26. Dawn Taylor February 12, 2013  4:07 pm Reply

    The pistachio, or chocolate hampers would be lovely, the pistachio hamper would be my favourite. I live in beautiful Toowoomba QLD. I'm also severely disabled, and would have no way of getting to Brisbane or Noosa to attend the other two events,. For people that could attend they sound great.

  27. Suzie Love February 12, 2013  4:21 pm Reply

    I'd love to win the Pistacchio hamper, my favourite nuts in the whole wide world and I am always happy when I eat these addictive and delicious nuts!

  28. Karis Bouher February 12, 2013  4:42 pm Reply

    All of those sound amazing! I think I'd feel pretty special if I won any of them. If I had to pick any it would be the masterclass or the Monty's chocolate hamper!

  29. Lizzy (Good Things) February 12, 2013  4:57 pm Reply

    Peter and I would LOVE to win the pistachio hamper, Jennifer. Their range sounds interesting and very yummy.

  30. Kitt loughman February 12, 2013  5:07 pm Reply

    Thanks for the competition, I'd love to check out the Noosa Food n Wine festival, it just sounds so fantastic!

  31. Michael Potter February 12, 2013  5:17 pm Reply

    I'm just nuts about the Wonderful Pistachio hamper! I love pistachios... and winning this prize would make me very happy indeed!

  32. Fiona February 12, 2013  5:37 pm Reply

    Wow - four amazing, Brisbane centric prizes. I'd like to win the Monty's pack because though I'm a Brisbane girl through and through, I've never been to Monty's of tried their chocolates (a sin, I know!)

  33. Julie February 12, 2013  7:16 pm Reply

    I would love to win the Chocolate Hamper to share with my hubby since we have had to tighten our belts this year and have decided that Valentine's gifts are out of the budget :(

  34. Mel February 12, 2013  7:22 pm Reply

    I'd love to win either the Pistachio hamper or the Chocolate hamper. How can a girl not love chocolate and nuts!

  35. jen @ hello great health February 12, 2013  8:16 pm Reply

    i'll have the Montys Chocolate Hamper please! i love chocolate. best thing ever for after dinner with a coffee, in the arvo, after lunch.

  36. Cyndie February 12, 2013  9:27 pm Reply

    I would to win the chocolate hamper because I have a sweet tooth and always on the lookout for great quality chocolate. I hate the "fake" chocolate sold in many shops and which is nothing more than sugar and vegetable oil.

  37. GourmetGetaways February 13, 2013  10:00 am Reply

    Oh I would love to visit the Noosa Food and Wine Festival!
    But all of these prizes are fantastic.

  38. Fiona February 13, 2013  6:58 pm Reply

    Yesterday I said Chocolates but today I'm more in a Food & Wine Show mood. Really, they're all great so I'll take any of them!

  39. S Armstrong February 13, 2013  7:27 pm Reply

    I would love to win the Wonderful Pistachio hamper. Cause I'm just nuts about nuts

  40. Alice Taylor-Tighe February 13, 2013  7:49 pm Reply

    I would love to win the Noosa Food & Wine tickets so I could enjoy a day out with the girls, eat some amazing food and have a little mummy break.

  41. Jharna February 14, 2013  7:11 am Reply

    Awesome prizes!! Love the idea of Cognac and chocolate class, my bf is obsessed with cognac and that would be a great excuse for a trip to Brisbane! Pretty keen to check out the Noosa Food & Wine Festival also, went to my first food and wine show last year and loved it.
    As for the pistachios and chocolate, my mouth is watering...

  42. Kara February 14, 2013  10:38 am Reply

    Wow there are some great prizes on offer. I'm hoping I might be luck enough to win one :)

  43. Marli February 14, 2013  12:00 pm Reply

    I would love to win the chocolate hamper, because who doesn't love fine chocolate, but mostly because the words "salted caramels" well and truly caught my attention.

  44. Mel February 14, 2013  12:48 pm Reply

    I'd like to win any of the three to be honest, but I'd particularly love the Cognac & chocolate masterclass. My partner and I love spending time together cooking, eating and sharing food. Any celebration is not complete without charing something absolutely decadent, and being that the masterclass actually falls on our six year anniversary...what better way to celebrate?

  45. Di February 14, 2013  2:59 pm Reply

    Monty’s chocolates gift hamper please :)

  46. Diana O February 14, 2013  3:00 pm Reply

    Wonderful Pistachio hamper, yummo!

  47. Zara Stevens February 14, 2013  3:08 pm Reply

    I'd love to win the Monty's hamper! Soooo delicious!

  48. Jodie February 14, 2013  4:06 pm Reply

    I'd love to win the Monty’s chocolates gift hamper because I'm a chocoholic and it looks absolutely delicious!

  49. Ross February 14, 2013  7:19 pm Reply

    Would love to win the Pistachio hamper!

  50. melissa February 14, 2013  7:32 pm Reply

    would love the Monty's chocolate hamper!

  51. Gayle February 14, 2013  7:41 pm Reply

    The cognac master class would be amazing! I have always wondered what the fuss was all about, being shown by a master sure would help!

  52. Stacey Shailer February 14, 2013  8:20 pm Reply

    I'd love to win the Monty's chocolate hamper, just what I need to satisfy my pregnancy chocolate cravings!

  53. kerry santillo February 14, 2013  9:03 pm Reply

    Montys chocolate hamper would be a lovely change and pampering that would be very welcome :)

  54. Carolyn K February 14, 2013  10:40 pm Reply

    My daughter is expecting her 3rd baby soon, her first girl, and I would love her to have the chocolate hamper. She has not had chocolate since the start of her pregnancy, as it made her very sick, so she would love a big haul of chocolate after she has the baby.

  55. Ying Ying TAN February 15, 2013  8:11 am Reply

    I would fall head over heels with the Monty Chocolate Hamper, my best buddy!

  56. Nicole White February 15, 2013  10:38 am Reply

    I would love to win the Monty’s Chocolates gift hamper ~ It's about time I did the FULL MONTY! :D

  57. Lee February 15, 2013  1:24 pm Reply

    The Pistachio pack, I love them, they are my new healthy alternative to eating chips! I've seen the pistachio serving dish and it looks like a great idea!

  58. karina w February 15, 2013  7:54 pm Reply

    The pistachios are my choice. Love my nuts!

  59. Renee Ballantyne February 15, 2013  10:14 pm Reply

    hmmmm chockie hamper please

  60. Kaz Purtill-Wright February 16, 2013  12:03 am Reply

    Decisions, decisions. I think I would like to win the Wonderful pistachio hamper please. My 86 year old Grandfather loves loves loves all different kinds of nuts and with him being permanently in a hospice, usually for birthdays and Christmas he is inundated with all sort of nuts as presents. However he has never tasted pistachios so this hamper would be a wonderful surprise.

  61. Jessie Hay February 16, 2013  9:58 am Reply

    I would love to win the Monty’s chocolates gift hamper, looks yummy!! If not I would love to win the Pistachio hamper, that looks yummy too! Thanks for the chance :)

  62. Danielle February 16, 2013  6:25 pm Reply

    I would love to win the tickets to the Noosa Food & Wine festival. There is nothing better than mixing great food, good company and wine. A perfect weekend with close family.

  63. Karlene February 16, 2013  10:37 pm Reply

    As a mad foodie I'd be thrilled with any of the prizes but if I had to choose I'd say the Noosa Food and Wine Festival passes.

  64. Renae Elsie Georg February 17, 2013  2:04 am Reply

    I live in Adelaide so I'd love to win the Wonderful Pistachio hamper

  65. Elena Vo February 17, 2013  11:45 am Reply

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! I'd love to win the Wonderful Pistachio hamper because I have so many recipes that use nuts, especially desserts, that need to be tried out :D

  66. Viki Ashford February 18, 2013  1:25 pm Reply

    1 x Wonderful Pistachio hamper valued at $120 - So I can Bite, Nibble, Chew, Crunch and Live Up to my Wonderful Reputation of being a Bit Nutty and the Combinations of Roasted & Salted, Salt & Pepper and Sweet Chili Wonderful Pistachios match my Personality!

  67. mellie jane February 18, 2013  1:58 pm Reply

    Wonderful Pistachio hamper would be my choice of prize
    my favourite nut it would be a wonderful suprise
    all mine seem to have dissappered from my supplies


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