Thursday, March 07, 2013

Competition: Pen a Limerick - Win an Amazing Chocolate Egg

The Easter bunny above (called Paisley) and I are extremely egg-cited about the launch of my Easter Limerick competition (although you can't see his expression under all that fur).

Yes, I am looking for your finest Easter themed limericks. And naturally there is a prize from chocolatiers Hotel Chocolat for letting your creative juices flow onto paper or rather computer screen! So read on if deluxe chocolates are your drug of choice.
As I write I am chomping on a lovely gift from the peeps at Hotel Chocolat who sent me some of their Classic Egglets (below) which are smooth, creamy and delicious. For these are not just any chocolate Easter eggs. Oh no. These babies come as a clutch of seven mellow egglets and come filled with super soft Salted Caramel, smooth Pecan Praline, dreamy Vanilla Truffle and melt-away Hazelnut Praline.

Classic Egglet Selection

Hotel Chocolat have a strong ingredients philosophy and use only wholesome, real ingredients and their overall mantra is Less Sugar, More Cocoa. All their products are vegetarian.

Have I got you all excited yet?

Well if you want some chocs you'll have to pen the verse.

First I'll answer any questions you may have floating about:

Q: What is a limerick?

A: A limerick is a humorous verse of three long and two short lines with a rhyming pattern of AABBA.

Example written by me:

There once was a cat called Babbitt
Whose lust for Easter eggs became a habit
Chomping through dark, milk or mint
Her egg consumption left her so skint
She had no choice but to marry the Easter Rabbit

Q: Aren’t limericks usually obscene?

A: If you are even slightly familiar with limericks, you’ll likely be aware that they are often bawdy and/or vulgar. You are perfectly free to come close to vulgarity, even hint blatantly at it, but personally I prefer innuendo over blatant vulgarity (although you are free to experiment either way).

The theme is Easter. Bunnies, eggs, chirping chicks. The whole shebang.

Q: What can I win?

At the end of the contest, Paisley the bunny and I will choose a “Most Favored” among all limericks submitted. The author of the Most Favored Limerick will win:

The Egglet Extra Thick Easter Egg

An Egglet Extra Thick Easter Egg

Both half-shells are cast from their special 40% cocoa house milk chocolate. And inside – 12 mini eggs, gorgeously decorated with colourful flourishes and filled with liquid caramel, smooth hazelnut praline, strawberry ganache and more. 12 pieces.

Q: How do I participate?

A: Just post your Easter themed limerick in the comments section below.

Q: Can I enter more than once?

A: Of course! Crush us with your rhyming prowess. You’re welcome to enter as many times as you like, but please enter only one limerick per comment (unless your limerick is multi-versed).

Q: When is the deadline?

A: Monday March 25, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern.

Yippee! Let the Easter Limerick Party begin!

Submit your Limerick:

Just use the comments section below to astound us with your creativity

32 comments: said...

Thanks so much for hopping by with news about your contest. I'm switching my brain into limerick groove.


MommyHeadache said...

Rawknrobyn....can't wait to see what you come up with!

Remember to think outside the (chocolate) box


Unknown said...

There once was a man from nantucket,
He put all of his eggs in one bucket,
he coloured them all blue
he won't share them with you
Don't tell him you have one in your pocket.

Blog Hoppin! Now following on Bloglovin' I am not much of a poet, but chocolate can make me do crazy things!

Expat mum said...

OK, life changing announcement here -

There was a Brit expat called Toni
Whose "diet" was somewhat baloney
"I won't be a slave
When it's chocolate I crave.
I'm giving up being a phony." said...

PS Came back to join your following. I forgot.

See ya soon, Emma.

Unknown said...

Hi Emma

Thank you for stopping by my blog - now following you on Bloglovin too.

What a great competition - faced with this challenge my mind has now gone completely blank.....

Kate x

Glen said...

Hickory dickory dock
Beckham's balls were covered in choc,
The Ref struck one,
Beckham squealed "such fun"
And spread the rest of the choc on his car.

Ah no, my bad, that doesn't rhyme does it?... ;-p

Glen said...

The egg was solid not runny,
said the bunny "This just isn't yummy,
I've got soldiers to dip,
and strong coffee to sip!"
Moaned the bunny with no yummy in his tummy

for the kids :-)

Patrice said...

There once was a bunny with big hair,
He didn't know what to wear,
If he rolled in chocolate,
His hair he'd ruffle.
Then he'd have to spend Easter,
Looking like a giant truffle!

Unknown said...

There once was a persnickety bunny.
Never ate chocolate only honey
Then along came a bee,
From the very tall tree.
Bee-stung rabbits aren't very funny. said...

One Stud Bunny's Special Skills

There was a stud bunny named Ray
With a talent that blew chicks away
They'd pant, peck and chirp in dismay
When Cadbury eggs Ray would lay.


Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Designed Decor said...

What talent you have with writting limericks! The chocolate giveaway looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

You asked for it.

There once was a guy named Christ.
On a cross he was sacrificed.
Will he be back
From being whacked
As a man or a poltergeist?

If I win, please post my chocolate egg to hell, which is probably where I'll be burning.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Or, if that was too mild…

Hung on a cross by decree
Romans pounded the nails with much glee
That really sucks!
He owes me five bucks!
I hope he'll be back to repay me.

MommyHeadache said...

The Unbearable Banishment....these are absolutely brilliant!! they make me think of The Life of Brian when they sing Always Look on the Bright Side of life while hanging from crosses. I love sick humor and you've hit the mark here.

Maybe you could send them to Hallmark to use in their Easter cards ;)

Unknown said...

I have 0 limerick skills but will enjoy coming back and seeing what others come up with!

Jimmy said...

Great contest idea Emma! Will definitely pass it off to my followers! :)

Gorilla Bananas said...

An Easter bunny called Venus
Met a hare whose libido was grievous
So she melted some chocolate
From an egg in her pocket
And rubbed it all over his...

Damn! I can't think of a word that rhymes with 'Venus' to finish it off. Will you help me finish, Emma? I'll share the prize with you if you will.

Anonymous said...

This is great! Ok ... here goes ...

There once was a diva a'dating
One after the other she was mating
She got sick of them
And became a fatale femme
Teaching others how to do the baiting

MommyHeadache said...

Gorilla Bananas.....okay let me think....Got it....
rubbed it all over his peanuts

Gorilla Bananas said...

Peanuts! That's very good, Emma. We apes love peanuts, although I prefer not to put chocolate over mine. Do you like the jumbo-sized ones, Emma, or just the normal sized ones.

Elizabeth said...

I'm up for the challenge......
will put limerick in next comment!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

Unknown said...

Saw you on MHO Monday Mingle! Love a good limerick (even non-dirty.)

Once in a town that was COMFY,
a girl saw an egg made her hungry,
she wrote a few lines
they all had to rhyme
too bad they also weren't FUNNY.

(those rhymes are WEAK sauce!)

Dave King said...

Mouthwatering temptations. I shall have to start thinking!

Unknown said...

What a fun contest. I'm going to try to come up with something. I'm your newest follower from today's blog hop. Have a great Monday.

Elizabeth said...

There once was a girl from Morocco
Whose chief delight was scoffing chocco
She thought it so funny
It was brought by a bunny
And much better for you than tobOcco

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MommyHeadache said...

EWix...Love it!!! That's the way I'm going to view my chocolate addiction....its so much better than a tobacco addiction lol

MommyHeadache said...

Hurrah And the Winner is Glen because he is just so damned adorable! And he wanted it so bad. And I just know he will appreciate the gift of chocolate.

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