2.12.2014

Mocha Chocolate Chip Brownies + A $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway!


 I am so excited about today's post. 
It includes one of my favorite recipes AND a fun giveaway!
You see, Maxwell House recently contacted me with a great idea for their Maxwell House International product. Not only is Maxwell House International delicious as a cafe-style beverage all by itself, but you can add a few spoonfuls instead of creamer to add a little romance to your coffee! I'm always pleased to find new ways of using something, speaking of which, Maxwell House International can also be used in these delicious brownies:
I first started making these brownies right after Kate was born. 
When I am nursing, I crave cookies and brownies like NOBODY's business.
I barely had any pregnancy cravings, but nursing? 
Hello! 
Must. Have. Chocolate!
Here is what you need:
2 sticks butter
Bag of chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate)
(You will separate the chocolate chips into 1 1/4 cups and 2/3 cups)
1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate powder
1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons Maxwell House International (any flavor!)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup flour
 2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt (I use Sea Salt)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Melt together the butter, 1 1/4 cups of chocolate chips, and the unsweetened chocolate in a medium bowl over simmering water. You don't want that chocolate to burn!
Remove from heat when it is all melted together & allow to cool slightly. 
In a large bowl, add the eggs, Maxwell House International, vanilla, and sugar. 
Gently stir (do not beat!)
Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup of flour, the baking powder, and salt.
 Add to the cooled chocolate mixture. 
Toss the 2/3 cup chocolate chips in a medium bowl with 2 tablespoons of flour, then add them to the chocolate batter. 
****If you want to add nuts to your brownies, you would add 1 cup of nuts and also have them coated with this flour/chocolate chip mixture******
 Add to brownie mixture:
Lightly stir to combine:
Pour into the baking dish:

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. 
Do not overbake! 
Allow to cool thoroughly.
You can also then refrigerate them, and cut into squares.
 These are the most decadent brownies EVER.
You will never want to use a boxed brownie mix again. 
They literally melt in your mouth.
You need to make these ASAP.
Your family will love you.
Your friends will love you.
Your co-workers will love you.
Your neighbors will love you.

There isn't a strong coffee taste to the brownies at all, it just enhances the flavor of the chocolate.
Here are 4 types of Maxwell House International flavors that I have used in these brownies.
My favorite is the Vanilla Bean, followed by Original Cappuccino.
There are so many to try, including
French Vanilla, Vanilla Nut, Hazelnut, Suisse Mocha, Vanilla Caramel, and Café Vienna.
Click HERE to see products from Maxwell House International and receive FREE samples and coupons!
And be sure to try Maxwell House International in a new way, it's not just for making instant coffee!
Add a few spoonfuls instead of creamer to your coffee.
Enjoy as a café style coffee beverage for a flavorful and creamy coffee experience.
Use it for baking brownies (like these ones!)
I have also added a spoonful to my favorite chocolate chip cookies for a fun twist on the cookies.
I have add it to buttercream frosting to make Coffee Buttercream Frosting when I make THESE cupcakes!

BlogHer & Maxwell House have teamed up to giveaway a $100 Visa gift card to one of my readers!
To enter, just answer the following question:
Which Maxwell House International flavor would you like to try?
Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
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For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 2/12/14 - 3/24/14.
Be sure to visit the Maxwell House International Page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

313 comments:

  1. twet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/433716625888403456

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  2. I would like to try the Hazelnut flavor.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/433730624969400321
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  4. I want to try the Vanilla Caramel

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  5. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/433732487743676418

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  6. Love them all. I would enjoy Hazelnut while also enjoying your blog.

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  7. I would love to try vanilla bean! :)
    erin.mccullough715@gmail.com

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  8. I'd go for the vanilla caramel.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/433745776515104768

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  10. I love Vanilla Bean! I'd like to try that one!

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  11. These brownies look so good! I cannot wait to make them. I will definitely try the vanilla bean. My Husband will go crazy for these brownies! Thank you for the recipe, and the giveaway!!

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  12. These look wonderful! I love the vanilla bean.

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  13. https://twitter.com/mentormommyof2/status/433770674956414977

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  14. https://twitter.com/breeluvu/status/433787392063860737

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  15. https://twitter.com/Lyndadawinda/status/433796381371686912

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  16. Vanilla Bean obviously to try this amazing dessert...yummy!

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  17. https://twitter.com/sgumer/status/433814333642911745

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  18. I would try Vanilla Bean, especially in the recipe you posted!

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  19. Vanilla Caramel sounds really good

    ivyvine1977 at gmail dot com

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  20. French Vanilla
    vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  21. https://twitter.com/618mom23boys/status/433835036064751616

    vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  22. I would like to try the Vanilla Bean or Suisse Mocha.

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  23. Those look delicious! I would try vanilla caramel. :) And I love your blog's new look! Don't think I've told you yet. ;)

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  24. the hazelnut sounds delicious! Love this recipe for brownies!

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  26. https://twitter.com/jednc2/status/433967367383556097

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  27. ooh,I want to try the French Vanilla......yummy! I also want your brownies.....

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  28. https://twitter.com/RayrayCrisman/status/433980968685142016

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    https://twitter.com/HalleelujahMom/status/433983257856585729

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  30. I would love to try the Hazelnut Coffee!! MMMM thank you!!
    faithrains2387 (At) yahoo.com

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  31. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/heavensangel238/status/434001752526835713
    faithrains2387 (at) yahoo.com

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  32. I am a chocolate fan, so I would love to try the Suisse Mocha :)

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  33. What a fun idea...brownies are HUGE in our home. I'm all about the Mocha :)

    Hugs,
    Trisha

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  34. I would love to try vanilla bean. Just sounds delicious.

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  35. I think I'm game for Vanilla Bean. Yum!

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  36. I'd like the vanilla caramel.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  37. I would LOOOOOOOVE to try the hazelnut!

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  38. French Vanilla would be a good choice for me.

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    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/434089222178213888

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  40. YUM! How delicious! I'd love to try them all, but I think I'd start with the Suisse Mocha :)
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  41. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/434091123171024896
    anastasia2013@gmail.com

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  42. The Hazelnut sounds amazing!
    nmn10365@huskies.bloomu.edu

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  43. I would love to try the vanilla caramel! Sounds yummy! (littlesillysally at gmail.com)

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  44. vanilla bean sounds really yummy! craving coffee & chocolate now... :)
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  45. https://twitter.com/jnbwrs/status/434139033371832320

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  46. I'd love to try the Hazelnut flavor.

    rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. oh yum, the vanilla caramel for sure!

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  48. I'd try Hazelnut :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/434366090194325504
    adrianecoros(At)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I also tweeted https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/434363763236421632

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  51. Vanilla bean. Those brownies look delicious!

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  52. https://twitter.com/channynn/status/434398286674272256

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  53. I would like to try the vanilla caramel...i love carmel in my drinks and that sounds awesome!! =) truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I'd like to try the suisse mocha, yum!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/434436696331927552 i tweeted for an entry truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I would love to try vanilla caramel or vanilla bean
    roddjackson at hotmail.com

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  57. https://twitter.com/mrsrodjac2/status/434687345866981376

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  58. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/434704805840158720

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  59. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/434738618037321728
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  60. I want to try the Vanilla Carmel flavor

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  61. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/434790838946639872

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  62. I'd like to try Suisse Mocha

    oldnavyash@aol.com

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  63. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/smash906/status/434824193155153920

    oldnavyash@aol.com

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  64. I would like to try the Suisse Mocha!

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  65. tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/methhamfetabean/status/435122453971349505

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  66. I want to try the vanilla caramel in my cup of joe that I drink at home in the am

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  67. i'd like to try the french vanilla.
    i love these flavored drinks.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  68. I want to try vanilla bean.
    letessha@yahoo.com

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  69. I would love to try the Vanilla Bean. I loved the recipe and the awesome pictures! Thank you for the chance. This would be such a blessing to my family.

    beachmommy915 at gmail dot com

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  70. @beachmommy915

    https://twitter.com/beachmommy915/status/435291346111168512

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  71. I would like to try the vanilla bean flavoring. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Mm, the hazelnut sounds great. Those brownies look delish

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  73. I'd love to try the Cafe Vienna - thank you.

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  75. I'd love to try the Vanilla Caramel flavor!

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  76. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/435987542777675776

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  77. I'd love to try the vanilla bean.... yum!

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  78. I'd love to try Cafe Vienna. neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. I would love to try Vanilla Bean. Quick recipe questions- how many eggs?

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  80. I would love to try the Hazelnut. That's my favorite. :) Can't wait to try your brownie recipe too!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  81. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/436219155071508480

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  82. Yum! Original Cappuccino…always a classic!

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  83. Yum! Original Cappuccino…always a classic!

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  84. RT: https://twitter.com/FashionNSpice/status/436647991907061760

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  85. All of the flavors look so good, but I NEED to try the vanilla bean flavor...have to look for it this weekend! :)

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  86. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/436975065846927360

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  87. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/437117081339691008

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  88. I love vanilla... so vanilla bean would be my pick!

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  89. Any kind of coffee in just about any setting is my favorite! :) The Swisse Mocha would be fun.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. Tweet!~

    https://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/437467022809915392

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  91. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/438552071189434369

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  92. The vanilla caramel

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  93. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/438742950063767552

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  94. i want to try the french vanilla flavor
    email - freebies_samples@aol.com

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  95. https://twitter.com/TrendaTillson/status/439085451731681280

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  96. I'd like to try the Vanilla Caramel since that's the only one I haven't had before!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  97. Hazelnut is my go-to coffee flavor... I would try that one!

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  98. I love caramel, so I would try the Vanilla Caramel!

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  99. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/439559604440031232

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  100. Well, I already love the Suisse Mocha and have for years but I definitely would like to try the Vienna Café.

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  101. I would like to try the vanilla caramel!

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  102. I love the vanilla bean. I wish I could have some now, but it's 2 am.

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  103. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/440360486542909440

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  104. French Vanilla would be good.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  105. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/441116926022934529

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  106. The Maxwell House International flavor I'd like to try is Hazelnut!

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  107. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/PJGurganus/status/441212628480692225

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  108. Probably Vanilla Caramel - it sounds like dessert :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/441683226805805056

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  110. Vanilla Caramel

    trixiepla at aol dot com

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  111. i would like to try the French Vanilla

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  112. I posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/442688833520271363


    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  113. I'd like to try the Suisse Mocha flavor!

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  114. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/442865625002557440
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  115. I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel.
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  116. Link to tweet:
    https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/442854859704791040
    Thank you ~ sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  117. Hazelnut!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  118. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/444272701864042496
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  119. I would love to try the Suisse Mocha flavor first!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  120. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/444445705902772224

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  121. Your recipe sounds delicious--thanks for sharing! I'd love to try adding some of these flavors (like Vanilla Caramel) to a cooked pudding (like Tapioca or custard/flan)

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  122. Tweet! https://twitter.com/lexiquin/status/444569536046436352

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  123. What a great idea, I bet the Hazlenut would turn out good in this recipe.
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  124. I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/444646721403256832
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  125. Vanilla Caramel - it sounds like dessert :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/444940703269810176
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. I would love to have a cup of the Café Vienna. Sounds wonderful!

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  128. I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel. Sounds really good and vanilla and caramel make a great blend

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  129. tweeted https://twitter.com/BeeBubbaBella/status/445209349099515904

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  130. I would very much like to try the Vanilla Bean! :D

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  131. Would like to try Suisse mocha (and your brownies)

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  132. Would like to try Suisse mocha (and your brownies)

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  133. It is so hard to choose one flavor only... I would like to try the Vanilla Caramel, Vanilla Nut & French Vanilla
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  134. tweeted https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/446152417969569792
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  135. I'm already a fan of Maxwell House International Cafes, but one flavor I have yet to try is the Orange Cafe. It sounds delicious, and I'm hoping to find it at my local store.

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  136. i wanna try hazelnut pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  137. i tweeted https://twitter.com/DaPryz/status/446727461036761088 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  138. I would love to try the french vanilla because I have always loved vanilla flavored foods since I was a kid!

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