Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK! #Review #Contest #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/17

| January 30, 2017 | 26 Comments

Chocolate is Why #ILoveDK!

Confession time: I LOVE books! I have been hooked to the written word since I was a child, and it continues to grow! Blogging has also allowed me to have the chance to review a lot of amazing books, so I am combining two passions (yes, I’m a very lucky girl!). Many of my book reviews last year were from DK Canada. They have a variety of books that would please everyone in the family. DK Canada asked some of their favourite reviewers which DK Book is their #1 pick from 2016 and to share it with our followers. This year’s favourite book I reviewed was Chocolate. How do you say no to this confectionary delight?!


DK Canada Book called Chocolate


Chocolate show readers how chocolate is made and how to appreciate this sweet treat by explaining the following:

  • how to find quality chocolate when buying it
  • taste the difference in different types of chocolate
  • make chocolate yourself at home
  • try different flavour combinations; and
  • create delicious chocolate dishes from more than 20 recipes!

Chocolate maps out each location cocoa beans are grown, gives details on their role and importance in this industry, shares tidbits about how this popular commodity is produced and, in some cases, what is being done to improve the conditions of those who produce cocoa in that region.


DK Canada book called Chocolate opened at the Indonesia page


It was interesting to learn about Chocolate was the variations within the three different types of chocolate that are available to consume. I am a milk chocolate fan, but I was not aware that it could be made in so many different ways.  This book shows you the different kinds of milk chocolate produced, the percentage of cocoa versus other ingredients used to make it and to check for its quality.


DK Canada Book called Chocolate opened at the page mild chocolate spectrum


Finally, what is a book about chocolate that does not share the sugary treats that can be made from it? From cakes, cookies, and brownies to tartlets, mousses, and truffles to brownies, Chocolate will have your sweet tooth tingling! The ingredients and directions are laid out easily for readers to follow. There are also variations shared for some of these delightful dishes so you can have fresh twists to favourite treats.


DK Canada Book called Chocolate opened at the page Brownie Pudding

Whether it is a surprise for your Valentine or a gift for a someone with a sweet tooth, Chocolate is a fabulous book to give and read!

#ILoveDK contest



Between now and February 8, 2017,  DK Books is running their annual #ILoveDK contest where readers can share their love of DK Books over social media. Use the #ILoveDK hashtag to nominate your favourite DK book of all time on Facebook or Twitter, and let them know why you love it.

On Valentine’s Day, DK Books will choose one of the reviews as a winner and will win a $250 DK Shopping spree! It is DK’s way of sharing the love! So what are you waiting for? Share your #ILoveDK book love for your chance to win!

Find out more about DK Canada by visiting their website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

DK Canada Giveaway


Dk Canada book called Chocolate- cover page


DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader have a sweet Valentine’s Day by  giving away the book Chocolate I reviewed! 

The ARV of this prize package is $30!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on February 17th, 2017.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

Click here to view this promotion.








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  1. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would love to have Superfood Breakfasts

  2. KD says:

    I would love to have Superfoods 101: Clean Eating Facts and Tips for Beginners.

  3. kathy downey says:

    nother book i would love from DK is Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide

  4. Cheryl says:

    I would also love to have the 101 Essential Tips: Crochet book.

  5. Kim K says:

    I also like the DK title 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks. Thanks for the chance,

  6. Amy C says:

    I would like to have 100 WOMEN WHO MADE HISTORY.

  7. Darwin says:

    I like the Lego book: 360 things to do with lego bricks book.

  8. l p says:

    Baking with Mary Berry. thanks

  9. Daniela says:

    I’d like to read Indoor Edible Garden

  10. RC says:

    Super Clean Super Foods!!!

  11. Calvin says:

    Super Clean Super Foods Is something I would like to have.

  12. Cassandra Piroutz says:

    Superfoods 101: Clean Eating Facts and Tips for Beginners would be rad

  13. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to have the My Zero-Waste Kitchen.

  14. Wendy Jensen says:

    I visited the DK Canada website and the book I like is Baby Touch and Feel I Love You.

  15. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    star wars rogue one

  16. surinder gurm says:

    superfood breakfasts

  17. Kristen says:

    On top of wanting to win DK’s Chocolate: Indulged your Inner Chocholic, I would love to own Superfoods 101: Clean Eating Facts and Tips for Beginners as I am new to eating clean and healthy and am struggling. I would also like to read Superfood Breakfasts as breakfast is my favourite meal. I love preparing and trying new breakfast recipes.

  18. Marlene V. says:

    My son would love this book: 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks

  19. Dayle B says:

    Like the interesting sounding 100 Women Who Made History book.
    Would love to snag this tasting sounding DK’S chocolate too.

  20. Jenn Beckett @jennpup says:

    My daughter got the book Musicals for her birthday and she LOVES it, all of her theatre friends borrow it. It was quite the HIT!

  21. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I really enjoyed the DK Tea book

  22. Tatsunori says:

    I would like to decrease our polluting impact on the planet by becoming more self sustainable and growing food in the house is one of the ways I want to pursue. I would like to read DK’s Indoor Edible Garden for tips and advise to do just that! Of course fresh produce we grow by ourselves tastes better too for many reasons! ʕ•ٹ•ʔ

  23. surinder gurm says:

    super clean super foods

  24. Luzviminda Gunter-Smith says:

    I enjoyed the Dk baking and meat books, I love anything about cooking so this would be a great addition.

  25. Maryanne says:

    Visual guide to Doctor Who

  26. DebP says:

    Indoor Edible Garden would be my first choice, also the Visual Guide to Doctor Who, which my husband would appreciate.

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