Monday, October 20, 2014

The Swiss Colony (Petits Fours Review & Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received this item free of charge from The Swiss Colony. No monetary compensation was received or offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about this product. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts. I am not offering any sales or taking orders for this item. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of this item.

Every year the Swiss Colony book comes in the mail during the holiday season, and every year I ooh and ahh over the pretty pictures and tasty treats inside, but I never order. Quite honestly, I didn't want to order without knowing the quality of taste, and there's no way to find out the quality of taste, unless you order.  Surely you see the vicious circle. ;)

The top left corner has a sliced petit four so you can see the inside.
That one was strawberry, which was def. my fave of the lot, but they were all delicious!

Fortunately for me, my family and I recently got to try their Petits Four cakes, and I'm here to tell you, they are so mmm, mmm, good!!  I'm not going to lie, taste testing these delicious baked treats was not hard at all. Each of had a favorite flavor, mine was definitely the strawberry, but they're all tasty good.

These come boxed in a pretty gold box: Great for gift giving!

Inside each box you will find Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla, Strawberry, Lemon, Orange, and Almond flavored Petits Fours (36 total). The cakes in the one I selected, spell out "Merry Christmas," which I think makes them perfect for a holiday gift idea!! Adding to the gift factor, they come packaged in a very attractive gold box that is sealed in cellophane (ensuring they don't fall out or shift during shipping). You can order these in a single box, or you can buy the two-pack (wrapped separately so you would have two gifts to give, or one to keep and one to give away!). The two pack is sold at a discounted price (I love that perk!).

The Swiss Colony offers a huge variety of delicious baked goodies, but they also have most any other edible item you can think of as well (my husband has his eye on a meat and cheese gift pack for his dad!), and a decent selection of non-edible items that would be perfect for gift giving as well.

You can learn more about The Swiss Colony by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or Pinterest.

Order your FREE Swiss Colony catalog here.

One lucky winner gets a 2-pk. of Merry Christmas box of Petits Fours to call their own! US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

189 comments:

  1. I like their Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham

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  2. I love the limited edition Minty Monsters.

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  3. I think I just gained three pounds reading this post. Yummy, yummy and yummy.

    Have a fantastic day Rosey. ☺

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  4. Oh my I like so much! I think I'd pick: dark chocolate almonds cranberries
    Dark Chocolate Almonds & Cranberries. Yummy!

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  5. Always good when they turn out to taste as good as they look

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  6. Swiss Colony has tons of great stuff. My mom always orders from them for our big Christmas dinner.

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  7. I recall always being so excited & my little mouth watering when I was a kid & we would get a package in the mail from Swiss Colony. The summer sausage & assorted cheeses were my favorite. The crocks of port wine cheese & the delicate little crackers that went along with them were so good! The cute little strawberry fruit filled center candies were always a special treat too.
    If I were to be able to choose anything at all from the Swiss Colony site I would choose The Santas 78 Favorites Food Gift . Such a wonderful assortment. Everyone would get a little taste.

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  8. It has great glutton free and sugar free options

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  9. Yum! What a great gift I always love getting and giving chocolates! They are my weakness!

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  10. Love the Franky heads. I thought this company would be geared more towards Christmas.

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  11. Oh my goodness they sound so delicious - there is something great about good chocolate at Christmas. x

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  12. I remember making petit fours when I was in pastry school. They are such a pain to decorate.

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  13. To me, there is no better gift than chocolate! Those look yummy!

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  14. I would love to try the apple cinnamon coffee cake! Yum!

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  15. I love the Snowman Truffles. They are so adorable and look delicious. Thanks so much.

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  16. Requested a catalog. Thanks so much.

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  17. I learned they have cheese too! I got a catalog even though I gained pounds just reading this great post

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  18. Yum! My parents often ordered from Swiss Colony around the Christmas season. Their little cakes are fantastic!

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  19. Yum!! I am going to keep this in mind for Christmas gifts!

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  20. How cute are the snowman truffles.

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  21. Oh yum!
    I would love to open one of these up on Christmas morning!
    Sharing this :)

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    1. Isn't it a cool idea? I've never seen chocolates come like that before. It's really cool.

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  22. I want chocolate.. i love it when we get these are gifts..

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  23. These are so cute! I think they would be a perfect gift!

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  24. mmm did someone say honey baked ham....oh my...
    i hope dinner is ready soon...smiles.

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  25. Back home we had a Swiss Colony store in our local mall. It was fabulous and we stopped in every time we were there!

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  26. I've never heard of Swiss Colony, but I'm going to check them out. I love what they did with the Merry Christmas box. That's really cool.

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  27. I'd love to try the 4-year Vintage Cheddar Cheese.

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  28. Goodness, I hadn't heard of Swiss Colony in ages, good to see they're still in business... now I need to get a catalog!

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  29. I like their petite four. But honestly everything I've ever ordered from them has been delicious..

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  30. Wow - that looks awesome! Perfect for Christmas!

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  31. I have always loved Swiss Colony their cheese selection is awesome.

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  32. Their chocolate covered strawberries look good!

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  33. I love to give and receive the gift of chocolates... um, yeah... totally yummy!

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  34. The Minty Monster Melties are cute!

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  35. Those look really good, I'm always a fan of the Swiss and their chocolates. I would love to win the giveaway and keep them all to myself.

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  36. I remember eating these as a kid and seeing their set ups at the mall during the holidays

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  37. Mmm, taste testing chocolate. Now that is something I would gladly do.

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  38. These look super delicious Rosey. I think I want to give them a try and not share.

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  39. I would like to get Swiss Colony's Walnut Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  40. that looks amazing. giving chocolate as gifts is a great idea and one i enjoy receiving.

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  41. I learned that you get a free gift with your order.

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  42. I requested a catalog from Swiss Colony.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  43. I learned that they have sugar free and gluten free items :)

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  44. Oh goodness, those look GOOD! What an neat gift, too!

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  45. I'll take two dozen boxes for Wombat Day!

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  46. I have always wanted to receive a box of those for Christmas. I might just have to order them for myself (unless I win of course!0

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  47. i would love to try their cheese sausage and torte sampler

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  48. LOVE Swiss Colony, my grandma used to get me something from there every Christmas.

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  49. Their treats are always so good. A coworker of mine always gifts them to others for the holidays.

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  50. These look downright dangerous. I would love to get these for the holidays. Amber n

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  51. Nom Nom! I could go for one, or 10 of these about now :)

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  52. Did you know they sell clothing and jewelry too? Crazy!

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  53. I've never heard of them before, but this looks like a great Christmas gift!

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  54. I have always wanted to try their cheesecakes especially the Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake.

    alyce poalillo

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  55. I remember these. We had a family member who would send them to us every year. They were delicious.

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  56. I would love to try the Fudge Brownie Puffs!

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  57. Swiss Family makes such absolutely delicious treats. Our family likes to order a bunch and then have a buffet.

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  58. How cute & festive. I learned the term petit fours back in college, haha.

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  59. Oh those Assorted Bonbons look amazing too! As does it all from there! Oh now I am hungry! :)

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  60. Swiss Colony is not very far from where I grew up. I order from them every Christmas. They have other great edible products besides chocolate too.

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  61. Ok... now I want some chocolate candies lol! What a yummy post!

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  62. No diet for me with these Swiss Entry treats.

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  63. hmmm... I love chocolate :D TOo bad I don't live in USA so.. I can't enter this giveaway.

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  64. I've tried sooo many yummy things from Swiss Colony, and the petit fours are one of them! They're bite-sized bits of yumminess!

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  65. Those are super adorable!! I love Petits fours!

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  66. First of all, I love that they have BACON!! Yay me! Petit Fours have to be my most favorite item at a gathering! Thank you for sharing this with us. Heading to the giveaway!

    Christy Hoover

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  67. I like their Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham

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  68. I like the butter toffee and the petit fours.

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  69. I would love to try their Chocolate Pecan Mix.

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  70. What a great gift to receive in the mail! My dh and I are big petit four lovers.

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  71. I've always loved the Swiss Colony treats. They're such an icon, and oh so delicious!

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  72. I really like the Let It Snow Tower

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  73. I really like the Sausages 'n Cheese Bars. It wouldn't last very long at all at my house. It's something my whole family would like.

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  74. I requested a Swiss Colony catalog.

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  75. Yum! I think I need that Breakfast essentials basket they have. Now I'm hungry lol!

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  76. I'd love to try the Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake/
    Jennifer Rote

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  77. I just love everything Swiss Colony. I didn't realize the company was actually started by a college student in his basement in 1926. By the way, one of my nephews graduated from the same university Ray Kubly went to. The same nephew introduced me to Kringles when his step son was selling them to raise funds for his school, and I just love them! I'd go for the raspberry flavor.

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  78. I believe we already get their catalog, but I requested one - just to be sure I get one.

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  79. I love Swiss Colony - we order every year for gifts to be shipped. I have my order ready for this year :)

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  80. I haven't ordered from Swiss Colony in a while thanks for reminding me.

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  81. These look really tasty and I love how it spells out "Merry Christmas". Would definitely make a nice gift!

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  82. Everytime I see those chocolates my mind drools a little like Homer Simpson. I love chocolates with fillings, especially strawberry and orange. *heaven* Wish I could enter the giveaway but I'm abroad! :(

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  83. Carmen Perez says: Christmas Petit Fours from the Swiss Colony is a tradition my family started when I was very young and I have continued it throughout my adult life. It simply is not Christmas morning at my house without Swiss Colony Petit Fours, we all love them!

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  84. These look amazingly yummy! Best of luck to everyone entering! x

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  85. These would be just delightful on a dessert table I love the variety

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  86. Wow! What beautifully decorated chocolates! I'm sure they taste yummy!

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  87. I learned that you can get a Chris Mouse Tin with 20 Assorted Chocolates
    Free with your first order.

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  88. The chocolates look amazing and glad you liked them! This woukd make a nice holiday gift too.

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  89. I'm usually a chocolate fan, but that Colossal Breakfast Gift Assortment looks really fancy. Lovin' the mixture of sweet and savory items.

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  90. Swiss Colony is the BEST of the BEST!! Love their sweets and treats!

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  91. I love the Chocolate Raccoon log.

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  92. They carry a ton of stuff!! I think we used to get their sausage for Christmas a few years back!

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  93. I order from there every year! I love them!

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  94. When my grandmother was still alive she sent me a Swiss Colony food and goodie basket every year for Christmas. They are awesome.

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  95. What a beautiful box of candy! I wouldn't mind finding that at my door!

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  96. I love messages you can eat after reading them!!

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  97. I love the one that spells Merry Christmas, how cute! Now I wasn't something sweet to eat, they look yummy :)

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  98. Who needs compensation, when they are sending you those! WOW! You are very lucky to get such an incredible looking product to try!

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  99. Looks delicious, and all great flavor options. I can't remember the last time I had Swiss Colony.

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  100. OMG - this is my kind of review. It would take at least three or four to make a proper determination! Okay - half the box! These look scrumptious!

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  101. Mmmmmmm I loooooooooove petit fours! They're my favorites. Yummy!

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  102. I'd like to try Wild Game Meat Sticks

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  103. These look like a great holiday gift idea for the coming holidays - or myself! haha

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  104. I like the 4-year Vintage Cheddar Cheese.

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  105. One can never get enough chocolate! But that's just my opinion ;)

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  106. I had one of these in New Orleans about a year ago. It was good. they look delicious

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  107. Colossal Breakfast Gift Assortment

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  108. I learned that they have both sugar free and also some gluten free snacks on their site for purchase. lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

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  109. Oh yum! Thinking my favorite would be strawberry too! Or maybe lemon, but that's only if I could get the lemon away from Chef John!! Haha!

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  110. I requested a free Swiss Colony catalog.
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

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  111. Swiss Colony has some very delicious things! I can't wait to get a special Christmas treat this year!

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  112. Swiss Colony has Buy Now Pay Later program on their site.

    Mhar Sefcik
    Mhar's Display

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  113. I always look through the catalog and drool! I never order either! Maybe I will this year!

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  114. Would be nice to win so Swiss Colony goodies! I just checked out their website and was so surprised by all the yummy stuff...I may or may not have drooled all over my keyboard.

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  115. I drool just thinking about those petit fours.

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  116. I must admit I was pretty hesitant on clicking that button, and now I wish I didn’t. So surely enough I went straight to the chocolates page – view all of course. I didn’t know what was more tasty looking, the pecan fudge or clusters! Oh and the coconut drops. I’m not going to be very productive tonight, I see that.

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  117. I always love looking through the pages of a Swiss Colony catalog. But I have to say that I had no idea they offered gluten free items as well!

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  118. I need one of these catalogs! My MIL would love this.

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  119. I like the 81 All-Time Favorites Food Gift. This would be one heck of a gift set to get.

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  120. They have so many great Cheesecake varieties - I've love to try their Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

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  121. What's not to like from Swiss Colony? One thing I would love to have is the Marble Cheese Board & Slicer.

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  122. The Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham looks amazing!

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  123. I want to try the candy corn petit four cakes!

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  124. I love their cheddar cheese logs!

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  125. That Reese's Cup Cheesecake sounds so good! I love getting their magazine. It means Christmas is coming!

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  126. I requested a catalog! Can't wait :)

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  127. It's more than just cheese and chocolate. (Not that there's a darned thing wrong with "just cheese and chocolate!")

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  128. I've always wanted to try their Holiday Breakfast Gift Assortment

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  129. I like the The Cheese and Sausage Jumbos

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  130. I would love to try their Gingerbread Spice Cookies

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  131. I ordered a free Swiss Colony catalog.

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  132. my favorite are the snowman truffles. so cute, this would make a fun holiday gift

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  133. Its so hard to choose from what you'd like to get from their site! Everything looks so yummy!

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  134. The Old-fashioned Fudge Trio really looks good.

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  135. I already receive Swiss Colony catalogs

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  136. I love the old-fashioned fudge trio. it looks so good.

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  137. Ooh I'd definitely love the almond flavor.
    Maybe I should enter.

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  138. The dark chocolate almonds and cranberries look yummy

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  139. I like their Chocolate covered cherry cordials.

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  140. I like that it is not just sweets.. but they also have meats, nuts and more...
    (that breakfast looks pretty awesome too!)

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  141. Hmmmm.. that looks so chocolatey. We are a fan of chocolates here and we can't get enough of them. Yummy!

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  142. I requested a free Swiss Colony catalog.

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  143. I learned they now have gluten-free items.

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  144. I like the Milk Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  145. They have sugar free and gluten free choices.

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  146. I like the German Chocolate Cheesecake.

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  147. I like the Mustard Trio gift box.

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  148. I would love to try the Royal Chocolate Petits Fours from Swiss Colony.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  149. I would love the Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  150. I like the Grumpy But Gorgeous Nightshirt

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  151. I would like to try the Meat Stick Bonanza

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  152. I requested a Catalog from them.

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  153. I have always wanted to try the 'Forest Friends' Log. It looks so yummy.

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  154. I love the variety of products they carry and the reasonable prices that go along with them.

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  155. I would love to try the Triple Dipped Cashews.

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  156. THeir breakfast meat basket looks awesome and it has BACON!

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  157. I like that they sell Peppermint Chocolate Bark because it is one of my favorite treats in the winter.

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  158. I like The Cheese and Sausage Jumbos

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  159. I would love to try a Chocolate Raccoon log or their summer sausages.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  160. the apple cinnamon coffee cake looks delicious!!!

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  161. I like the fact that you can pay in installments to help break up the holiday shopping pain.

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  162. I really like the Old-fashioned Fudge Trio

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  163. I like the holiday flavored K-cups.

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