Friday, April 12, 2013

The Awake Chocolate Fanfest 2013 Project

Random ideas hit me. They fall from the sky in a cascade of sparkling irregularities. Often times, they do not make sense. Yet, if the giggle factor is high enough I may try to implement them.
Welcome to my Awake Chocolate Project for Fanfest.
Last week, while swinging through one of the local gas stations I noticed Awake Chocolate bars. Chocolate bars that said they had a cup of coffee worth of caffeine inside of them.
How interesting. I thought about it. I left. I returned. I got one. It wasn’t bad.
The other day I was again at that gas station and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be funny if I gave out these chocolate bars at fanfest?” I went home and discovered that it is still mostly a Canadian thing. Per their website there is no distributor near me. Yet, here they are in my local gas station.  I could not order them from Amazon. I could not order them from anywhere.
Today, I went and made friends with the store manager. “I have a project I need help with,” I told him. Now he has ordered me two boxes. One of the caramel filled and one of the solid chocolate. I also purchased the full box they had there and a stack of the caramel filled they had left.
Now I just have to smuggle it all into Iceland. I am thinking of making cute labels to put on them for fanfest. My creativity and amusement are quite high at the moment. All told I should have around 60 bars to hand out unless I suddenly find the mother lode.
Some sugar from Sugar type of thing.
Should be fun.

9 comments:

  1. Seriously wish I was going...

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  2. Quafe Solid

    Quafe Chocolate

    Quafe Hard

    Just thinking of over wrappings . . .

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    1. I came up with what I hope is a giggletastic idea that will be a hit :)

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  3. You're Canadian? Holy! I would not have guessed.

    When I saw the photo of those bars, I said to myself "I've seen those up at the local Choices in New West." I did not know they were Canadian. I'm not much of a chocolate person.

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    1. As I said on twitter, nope. One of the service stations down here has them. I convinced the manager to order me a box of each and they should be in on Sunday he says. That will give me just over 3 boxes so around 60 bars to pass out. Hopefully people want them and I don't have to drag them back home or stash them around CCPs office.

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  4. Duty free limit for gifts to Iceland is 10.000 ISK.
    That's roughly 1/50.000th of a PLEX which converts to 15 US$ which is...

    Oh wait. Wrong currency converter...

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    1. I just checked a converter and I should be right under the limit. :) RMT FTW!!

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  5. I have my own "boosters" I'll be bringing along, send me a "pssssssst" while you're there and we'll trade. I call dibs on the caramel. ;)

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  6. I'll take one of the chocolate ones! Hope to see you there!

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