Yes, it’s that time of year again; when I go from being your average opera-singing food blogger to the world’s biggest music nerd. Every January the 27th, my husband and I (and sometimes friends…if they don’t make fun of me too much) watch the movie Amadeus and celebrate the birth of the greatest musician the world has known. Yeah, sure it’s nerdy, but it’s a big part of who I am – Mozart is a HUGE part of my life and I love taking a day out of my schedule to pay homage to him. And this year, you even get something out of it!

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(sorry for the crappy pictures- I’m in a hurry this morning!)

Mozart Kugeln!!! When I was in Germany and Austria, this stuff was everywhere. And for good reason – it’s delicious! Chocolate, pistachios, marzipan – YUM!! Lucky for me (and you), they also sell it at World Market, so I can enjoy it anytime I want! And what better way to celebrate Mozart’s 254th birthday, than by giving away some yummy Mozart Chocolate!

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All you need do is comment on this post. U.S. residents only, please. I’ll choose a winner before tomorrow night (Thursday around, let’s say 10 pm Central Time). Good luck! And don’t forget to stop and sing a little happy birthday diddy to our old boy Mozart today!

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  1. Saw this on The Nest – what a great idea! :)

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    Comment by Courtney Luxon — January 27, 2010 @ 10:54 AM

  2. This is a really fun idea!!! I saw this on the Nest. Cute website by the way. The chocolate sounds delicious.

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    Comment by Scrambles1 — January 27, 2010 @ 10:57 AM

  3. um, yum!

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    Comment by Michelle V — January 27, 2010 @ 11:06 AM

  4. How cool! What a great way to celebrate Mozart’s birthday! I love chocolate!

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    Comment by Sarah — January 27, 2010 @ 11:09 AM

  5. Nothing is nerdy when you really love it!

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    Comment by Hannah V. — January 27, 2010 @ 11:30 AM

  6. Happy birthday Mozart! This is such a cute idea, Amy. I love your music nerdiness :-)

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    Comment by Kelsey — January 27, 2010 @ 11:44 AM

  7. Happy Birthday to my MOM and Motzart! If I won I would send the chocolates to my mom.

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    Comment by Jessica — January 27, 2010 @ 11:54 AM

  8. I love this post. Happy Birthday WOlfgang!!!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate the birthday of a true musical icon, hero, legend, etc.:)

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    Comment by Jennifer — January 27, 2010 @ 11:59 AM

  9. What a fun reason to celebrate!

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    Comment by Sarah R — January 27, 2010 @ 1:10 PM

  10. Happy Birthday, Mozart! :)

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    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — January 27, 2010 @ 1:20 PM

  11. what a nice giveaway! thanks!!

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    Comment by Natalie (The Sweets Life) — January 27, 2010 @ 2:03 PM

  12. I am a singer myself, but I didn’t realize it was Mozart’s birthday today! A friend of mine gave me Amadeus for Christmas, so I’ll have to watch it soon. :)

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    Comment by Christina — January 27, 2010 @ 2:24 PM

  13. I love Amadeus! Happy 254th BD Mozart. Mozart chocolate..Yum!

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    Comment by kayceebeebee — January 27, 2010 @ 4:33 PM

  14. Ooh this is fun!! Although, Mozart trumpet parts are either (a) less than stellar or (b) non existent ;)

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    amy Reply:

    Anne: you’re absolutely right! Although we really can’t blame him since the Classical era was generally very light on the trumpets! I’m guessing you’re more of a Baroque fan! ;-) My hubby is a trumpet player, so I’m sure he agrees with you!

    -Amy

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    Comment by Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — January 27, 2010 @ 4:41 PM

  15. Mozart is my favorite! (You can check out my LP collection to prove it ;) ) Toured his house when I was in Salzburg.

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    Comment by Judy — January 27, 2010 @ 5:37 PM

  16. That is so cool Amy! I love when people celebrate different things like this!
    I also wouldn’t mind winning the yummy sweets ;-)

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    Comment by Jessica — January 27, 2010 @ 8:52 PM

  17. Love it, Mozart and chocolate!! Thanks for sharing…Gina F

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    Comment by Gina Florencia — January 27, 2010 @ 10:22 PM

  18. I LOOOVE Mozart chocolate! (I hope I’m not too late!)

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    Comment by Jessica — January 28, 2010 @ 4:41 AM

  19. What a great giveaway! I love listening to Mozart (I have a few CDs that I used to study to all of the time).

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    Comment by Deconstruction — January 28, 2010 @ 11:12 AM

  20. I have been wanting to try this so bad! They sell it at our commissary (we are military) but it’s so expensive I couldn’t justify spending it just to try it. Amadeus is a great movie. I hope you had a fantastic Mozart’s birthday!

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    Comment by Michelle G — January 28, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

  21. Yum!! Hope you had a good birthday!

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    Comment by Lindsey — January 28, 2010 @ 11:40 AM

  22. I LOOOVE that movie! My cousin and I always used to watch that! Happy Birthday Amadeus, you don’t look a day over 35!

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    Comment by Heidi — January 28, 2010 @ 11:41 AM

  23. Happy Birthday Mozart! Love the giveaway, and LOVE the chocolate :)

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    Comment by Mara @ What's For Dinner? — January 28, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

  24. I’ve been listing to Mozart’s music recently mostly for the little baby growing inside of me. It relaxes me to and so does chocolate ;-)

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    Comment by Stacie — January 28, 2010 @ 12:00 PM

  25. I don’t think it’s silly at all that you celebrate Mozart’s birthday! What a fun tradition with your friends. :)

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    Comment by Amy O — January 28, 2010 @ 12:01 PM

  26. Happy birthday, mozart! The chocolate looks yummy. :-)

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    Comment by Rachel — January 28, 2010 @ 1:21 PM

  27. ooo, I had this chocolate overseas and miss it… Mozart chocolate is amazing!

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    Comment by Books n' Cooks — January 28, 2010 @ 3:08 PM

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