I’ve been chatting with Harviestoun Brewery recently… as you do when you’re married to a beer, whisky and coffee blogger

Harviestoun celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. Pete’s already a fan of their beers and they’ve featured on Pete Drinks three times already. Their Wild Hop Gold was one of the Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt selections… and what beer and whisky lover wouldn’t appreciate their Ola Dubh beers, dark porters aged in whisky casks?

We’re both rather excited by their latest project – a collaboration with artisan chocolatiers The Chocolate Tree. After a recent beer and chocolate pairing session, in which the favourite match was Harviestoun’s Ola Dubh 18 and a 75% Madagascar, Harvieston commissioned The Chocolate Tree to create some limited edition beer chocolates using that same combination.

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Only 40 boxes were made, each one containing 6 foil-wrapped eggs weighing about 50 grams. Each egg is actually two chocolates, consisting of a Criollo and Trinitario cacao shell around a soft centre made from the Madagascar mixed with Ola Dubh 18 beer. The signature fruitiness of Madagascar chocolate comes through beautifully, and the subtle taste of beer adds another layer of flavour. Oh and the boxes are wrapped in a beautiful brown ribbon too – I confess I’m a sucker for ribbon!

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The eggs won’t be available to buy but you have lots of opportunities to win!

 

COMPETITION

Harviestoun have offered a box of their limited edition Ola Dubh 18 chocolate and beer Easter eggs to one lucky Kavey Eats reader. The prize includes free delivery within the UK.

 

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the competition in 3 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment below, telling me about your favourite food and beer pairings.

Entry 2 – Facebook

Like the Kavey Eats Facebook and leave a (separate) comment on this blog post with your Facebook user name.

Entry 3 – Twitter
Follow @Kavey and @HarviestounBrew on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter!
Then tweet the (exact) sentence below.
I’d love to win Ola Dubh 18 Easter Eggs from Kavey Eats and @HarviestounBrew! http://goo.gl/UnQ9P #KaveyEatsOlaDubh
(Please do not add the @Kavey twitter handle into the tweet; I track entries using the hashtag. And you don’t need to leave a blog comment about your tweet either, thanks!)

 

RULES & DETAILS

  • You must be over 18 to enter this competition.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Saturday 23rd March 2013.
  • The winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • The prize is a box of Ola Dubh 18 Chocolate Easter Eggs and includes free delivery within the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prize is offered and provided by Harviestoun Brewery.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. One Facebook entry per person only. You do not have to enter all three ways for your entries to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kavey and @HarviestounBrew at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page at time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

 

OTHER WAYS TO WIN

If you’re not lucky in my competition, there are other ways to get your hands on one of these beautiful boxes:

  • Pete Drinks is also giving away a box on his blog.
  • Harviestoun are running a competition on their own website, here.
  • Harviestoun are also running a twitter competition. All tweets featuring the hashtag #OlaDubhEasterEggs between now and Monday 25th March will be automatically entered.

There’s no competition on their Facebook page, but why not go ahead and Like it anyway for news about their latest products and projects?

 

Kavey Eats received a sample product from Harvieston Brewery

  96 Responses to “Win a box of Ola Dubh Easter Eggs from Harviestoun”

  1. Liked on Facebook. Paul Wilson

  2. I like a balti with a nice light beer.

  3. I don’t think you can beat a really good piece of beer battered fish and chips , I have a recipe I’ve been using for about a year now and it’s always a winner in my house .

  4. Can’t beat a beer and a curry!

  5. Follow on twitter @WISHGIRL123

  6. Follow on FB Dee Dmonte :)

  7. Fish and Chips with the fish being ‘beer battered’ – love it!

  8. a beer and a curry

  9. liked on facebook iain maciver

  10. Weatherspoons, Wed beer and curry yum!!!

  11. Like the Kavey Eats Facebook – claire samuel

  12. Tweeted – @clairew137

  13. I like a nice beef stew with a bit of red wine in the stock to make it super yummy!

  14. Liked on Facebook as Beky Austerberry

  15. I’ve had some lovely beer battered onion rings in the past. Great combo.

  16. Liked on Facebook as Katie Kingsbury. Thanks! :-)

  17. Claire Tucker

  18. I would win it for my dad who loves beer

  19. “Fish and chips” with a chilled lager

  20. Liked on facebook. Sue Buckman

  21. Jaipur with homemade just-warm pork pie and homemade piccalilli :)

  22. not a massive beer drinker but i’ve enjoyed a blonde beer with moules and frites before, and ofcourse stout and chocolate cake!

  23. like on Fb as Tales of Pigling Bland

  24. Beer with a curry!

  25. I like any Indian beer with a nice Indian feast.

  26. I have liked on facebook Jane Templeman

  27. I am following both and I have retweeted @tigerfanjane

  28. Interesting! Glad to see the beer/chocolate stuff making real headway. It’s not something I think that would have occurred to me had it not been for an accidental pairing a few years ago – one last gulp of guiness left in my glass after dinner when we’d already moved on to dessert (dark chocolate, I think it was a plain green & blacks). “Oooh that was nice”, I remember thinking.

    Of course there’s the usual pairings of spicy/fried food with lagers (although Asahi is my favourite with Mexican food, though not quite as yummy as prossecco or other brut sparkling!). I think the most unusual pairing lately I can think of that “worked” (and again purely accidental) was a weissbeir (or was it a Belgian blonde?) with candied ginger. Kind of random, but surprisingly good.

  29. I’ve never had beer tasting chocolates before!

  30. I’ve liked on FB. Corina Blum

  31. Meat feast pizza and a nice cool beer.

  32. Best I’ve had, and the one I’d most like to have again, is a Carbonade Flamande with a Belgian Tripel. Had this a couple of times on different lovely squares in Belgium (I’m sure the locations helped!) and can’t actually remember which Tripels they were, but having the complementary beer flavour in the Carbonade really worked well with the Tripel. Delicious.

  33. My favourite is beer and shepherd’s pie!! :)

  34. Facebook user name: Barbara Webster

  35. i love having a nice refreshing beer with a curry :D

  36. i have liked on facebook , face book name is Claire GriffithssoontobeAldridge

  37. I’d currently pair Mini Eggs with Quantock Brewery Wills Neck. :-)

  38. Facebook Username: steveprentice

  39. I love a nice beef and ale stew served with a pint of the matching ale.

  40. Facebook liked: Adrian Barnett

  41. Best food & beer combination: Oatmeal stout, a wee dram and some veggie haggis with lots of trimmings. Sublime.

  42. Beer battered fish and chips

  43. brilliant giveaway thankyou already a fan on facebook as kim plant and following both pages on twitter @xxme2uxx thanks xx

  44. hi, i’m kat screamy on fb

  45. and @katscreamy on the twit

  46. My favourite beer and food pairing that I’ve had recently was actually KFC with Orval as odd as it sounds!

  47. a lovely lamb curry & some peroni :)

  48. liked on fb – katie skeoch

  49. Looks interesting and would like to taste them… my favourite combination must be the mussle with a beer batter in a roll whilst I was in Instanbul a few years ago…

  50. I made a lovely Guinness chocolate cake once!

  51. Liked on Facebook as Emma Howard

  52. LIKED ON FACEBOOK- GREIG SPENCER

  53. Thanks for this Kavey! Woah what a lot of comments!!

    Loads of people talking about beer & curry. What a great pairing. I wonder how many people go for the lager option though, instead of something a bit more artisanal…

    You see, whereas a lager is typically used to ‘put out the fire’; a nice, hoppy craft beer (eg/. an IPA) really cuts through the spice, at once complementing and enhancing the flavour experience. Highly recommended!

  54. Bombardier Bitter and Homemade five fire-engine chilli!

  55. Give me a dessert with beer any day! Treacle tart or creme brulee with Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer, Fuller’s Golden Pride, or Chimay Bleu. Or apple crumble with Courage’s Imperial Russian Stout. Tiramisu with Powerhouse Porter by Sambrooke’s. Ola Dubh with Colston Basset Stilton. Stop me this is making me hungry!

  56. Any Beavertown Brewery beer paired with the fabulous ribs at Duke’s Brew and Cue.

  57. An ice cold Stella and fish and chips

  58. Liked on Facebook under Rennene Hartland

  59. Favourite food and beer pairing? Has to be steak and ale pie.

  60. Andrew Halliwell liked on facebook

  61. Chicken Bhuna , bombay potatos & aloo sag with STELLA . Gorgeous

  62. Liked on Facebook @PhilB47

  63. Following and tweeted . @PhilTB47

  64. You can’t beat beer and a pizza

  65. FB name: Angie Hoggett

  66. I’m going to have to agree with everyone else – beer and curry! Not a massive beer fan, but it has to be done with a curry! a nice spicy one :)

  67. Liked on fb – kylie johnson

  68. Chocolate, of course, but I do like a beer with Chinese food, never wine.

  69. Liked on Facebook. As myself.

  70. Beer and pizza

  71. Liked on Facebook as Mel J Briscoe

  72. following on twitter and tweeted as @PaigeBrown5

  73. Beer and Toblerone :)

  74. liked on facebook (Lynn Doe)

  75. Beer Battered Cod & Chips with a long cold beer!

  76. Steak and Ale pie

  77. Ive Liked on FB Michelle Stacey Hughes,

    We love beer battered beef burger

    thankyou x

  78. a chinese with a good old pint of ale :)

  79. lovely beer and fish n chips come on lush

  80. Love beer with a Madras Curry – perfect match

  81. wow – this is the perfect Easter pressie for my boyfriend lol – The best beer & food pairing for me has to be steak & ale pie, lovely

  82. Already like on Facebook – Sarah Hearnden

  83. I’ve liked the Facebook page – Emily Anne Hutchinson

  84. perfect sumers pairing Scherlenkerla Marzen Rauch bier with pork pie and chutney, winter option Old dubh 18 with chilly con carne (with braising steak not mince) from a slow cooker mmm

  85. chips steak pie and a nice stout to wash it down

  86. nothing as nice as a glass of beer with a bowl of cornflakes after a long night shift! really helps to you to get to sleep

  87. I love a nice ice cold glass of lager with very salty crackers, cheese + chutney :-) Yum!

  88. I like your facebook page and my FB username is Hayley Todd :-)

  89. A pub lunch of steak & chips, washed down with a pint of Fursty Ferret

  90. a crisp pale ale and tempura vegetables! (trust me, it works!)

  91. A big dollop of sherry trifle, lol.

  92. Liked on FB.
    Lydia Lillyinthesun Houghton

  93. A fried egg sarny goes great with a beer.

  94. liked on Fb judith mse eddington

  95. Entered via facebook…username;Matthew L Fuller…Great site and prizes!

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