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Freebie Tip: The Myth of Free Chocolate

by Freebies4Mom on June 1, 2011 9:30 am

It never comes, or it melts. I’m talking about the free chocolate you were excited to sign-up for. Now I’m not saying that every free chocolate offer is a scam or a poorly planned promotion. One of the best freebies I ever received was a giant chocolate bar from Lindt. And I’ve received several free product coupons to redeem for free chocolate products.

I say that free chocolate is a myth because it usually only comes from major brands that you’ve heard of before. Free chocolate doesn’t come from new companies and it doesn’t come from companies that don’t even make chocolate. In my photo you see the melted chocolate I received from Kudzu. This was a legitimate promotion, but the chocolate was not packaged or shipped properly so it melted on the way to my mailbox.

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Talina September 16, 2011 at 4:49 am

I won a $100 amex gift card ,got my free seeds first.

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Gwen June 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Mine was melted also BUT I let it cool again and ate it and it was soooo good 🙂  Can’t beat  FREE

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Del June 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

Sadly, I received melted chocolate too. 

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nicole henke June 2, 2011 at 4:57 am

I had the same issue and it only sat in my mailbox for maybe 10 min! BUT I did put mine in the fridge and in about an hour we could try it- it wasn’t bad, but made like you I think it needed a WHOLE lot better packaging!

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Llamagirl79 June 2, 2011 at 4:40 am

I got that same sample just last Friday and it was perfect, not broken or melted, and tasted great.  AND I live in TEXAS!!! Guess for once I got lucky! ; )

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Heidi June 2, 2011 at 3:30 am

Mine went to VA – and it was also melted.  It went right into the trash!

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guest June 2, 2011 at 1:23 am

The piece I received was delicious chocolate once I let it harden.  I figured it got melted in my metal mailbox, which was in the sun. 

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Ay Starr June 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I received my chocolate in tact and not melted! i was actually pretty surprised I even received it but it was sure delicious!!

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Steph June 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Oh, no! Sorry to hear that so many people didn’t get their chocolate. My chocolate wasn’t packaged that well either, but by some miracle it came in tact. I had completely forgot that I had received this freebie a few weeks ago! I just went to the pantry to grab it! 

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Kimberly June 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

 Ick! That’s a bummer! Mine was in one piece and not melted… pretty tasty too..

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c g June 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm

That looks like mine did, except that there was chocolate leakage from being improperly sealed!

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megs June 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm

aww I missed this wonderful freebie:(

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Audrey61077 June 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I did get free chocolate from kudzu(not sure that’s how it’s spelled), but it was crushed, but then again, my post office crushes packages marked fragile. It was very good chocolate
 even though it was in pieces.

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Paulie June 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I live in Florida and scored my chocolate house a few weeks ago. It was intact and gave it to hubby. I took a small piece and he chewed on the rest. No bad. Sorry about the peeps who got the icky mess.

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Angie June 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Mine wasn’t melted but it was crushed into a hundred pieces 🙂

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nonya June 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Yeah I’ve gotten the melted gooey mess too. Also, when I’ve gotten free cookies, they sometimes arrive as cookie powder, instead of a cookie.

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fatbottomgirl00 June 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I got mine a few weeks ago. It was wrapped in bubble wrap, lol. It was in one piece and not melted at all… good thing too cuz I LOVE me some chocolate

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Elizabeth June 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

LOL that happened to me too. and we got to choose what kind of chocolate. i chose dark but got yucky milk chocolate. lol

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Christine June 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm

my chocolate wasnt melted

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Angela mcNeal June 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

well I got mine and it was completely in tact-no melting here.  sorry you guys had to deal with that

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jenniferdivito June 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Mine was fine but I haven’t eaten it yet.  🙂  The worst freebie to me is smashed toothpaste (I think Crest and  Aquafresh).

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PinkSodaPop June 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I got mine all melted into a goo as well….that’s what I get for living in sunny Florida!

^_~

I did allow my 14 year old to pop it into the fridge and solidify it back into an eatable state, he said it was decent chocolate.

I think all freebies promotions  should just give us coupons for free dark chocolate Hershey bars…those are my favorite!

>_<'

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nikki June 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm

i did that promotion and actually my chocolate came in one piece and it wasn’t melted either. it wasn’t that warm here tho, so that could have been why.

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Missusscoops June 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm

 I think sometimes companies don’t realize how big their promotion is going to get and how many freebies are going to be requested. They most likely planned for a local demographic and not a country wide one. But hey, its free mush! Yay!

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Laynie June 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

South Louisiana here. I counted it as my own fault for requesting a free chocolate sample in 90 degree weather. I also wondered why a company would make that kind of offer in any season other than the dead of winter. They had to know that would happen.

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Emarsh3160 June 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I got the same thing as you have in your photo and I wasn’t about to eat it!!  I am so thankful for all the Freebies I receive but they really shouldn’t waste their time and money sending that out. 

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Amy June 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I didn’t do this offer but I got a packet of melted chocolate about a month ago like that from a company that sent you a free chocolate “house” or something like that when you signed up to something.  I put it in the fridge and it hardened and I ate it hehehe

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Mpercey June 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

mine came melted too

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Jennifer Austin June 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I haven’t received my chocolate yet…doubt it will survive this 95 degree florida heat anyways.  My Adkins bars were on the very soft side when they arrived but my refrigerator was able to save them!

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Danigirl576 June 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Eeeew!! Mine arrived safely, but uh, my kids wouldn’t even touch it, and they’re not picky about anything!!

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Tiffany June 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Mine wasn’t melted, but I live in Atlanta where the company is located.

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Silvia June 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I got the free Skinny Cow facebook promo (2 boxes). It came in a box with cooling packs wrapped in a special aluminum thingy! Best planned promo I’ve ever seen!

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Mellymel1222 June 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Mine did too.. LOL!

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Sierrasunshine79 June 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Mine & my sisters was melted too. =(

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