Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chocolate Love

What’s your favorite dessert? Lately, I’ll have to say it’s a piece (or two) of good, dark chocolate. It’s funny that I say that, because growing up, I did not like chocolate AT ALL. In fact, I remember numerous times when I was seriously disappointed when I received chocolate as a gift. How times have changed…

I received an assortment of Ghirardelli chocolates through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, and I was very excited! Well, we all were!

The chocolates came with a great little booklet that lists what each chocolate pairs with. I loved it!

I right away looked through our wine fridge to find some wines to pair the chocolate with. Unfortunately, we never got around to pairing the chocolates with wine and other beverages because we were waiting for the “perfect moment” and we just couldn’t stop ourselves from eating them… Before we knew it, they were gone!

All the chocolates were delicious, but Sea Salt Soiree was definitely everyone’s winner. I couldn’t believe how much the toddler liked it!

Questions: Do you like chocolate? I know, for most people that’s a silly question… What’s your favorite type of chocolate? Do you ever pair chocolate with wine?

Be well,


  1. Anonymous9/23/2011

    I love chocolate, the dark kind and it's great to pair it with coffee! :)

  2. OMG I love that these came with a little booklet about pairings!

  3. The sea salt option looks AMAZING! I have to say, my favorite splurge treat is Haagen Dasz Chocolate Sorbet- so low in fat and definitely quenches my chocolate craving!

  4. I've been able to try those too and we have been loving a couple squares each night after dinner!

  5. Love chocolate and love sea salt varieties the most. Chocolate and wine? wow now you're talking sounds dangerous (in a good way).


    Over the years my taste changed from milk chocolate to the dark like you show here.
    I never eat chocolate with wine, always with a cup of tea or coffee.

  7. I love chocolate! My 2 favourite bars are the Lindt dark chocolate w/ sea salt & the one w/ chili. YUM!

  8. I love that sea salt dark chocolate!! Yum!
    We have a stash at work for those days. :)

  9. truthfully, in my perfect world a cookie bar with marshmallow and hot fudge over a scoop of ice cream would be my perfect dessert.

    but a bite of dark chocolate is more my speed now too.

    and we love the sea salt version. WOW!

    I always hear about people pairing thier chocolate with wine but I don't drink enough wine to remember to crack out the chocolate.

    happy Friday!

  10. Call me crazy but I don't care for chocolate all that much. I should try chocolate and wine...that might make me change my mind ;)

  11. Anonymous9/24/2011

    I love that sea salt chocolate as well!!! what an adorable boy!! love his face nibbling on it!!

  12. Chocolate and wine was pretty much my senior year of college. If we didn't go out, it was our girl time. It's what we did :) The toddler is so cute!

    I am a milk chocolate lover, but I have really learned to love and appreciate both the taste and health benefits of dark chocolate and now...the darker the better :) My taste in beer and chocolate seem to grow together and I prefer more and more bitter as time goes on. Mmm!

  13. He's found that chocolate zone, hasn't he?

  14. Anonymous9/24/2011

    greta said

    ich kaufe Schokolade nur zum Verschenken.Dann Schokolade mit hohem Kakaoanteil.Im Urlaub habe ich allerdings eine Vollmilch Fichtenharz Schokolate Diese berglegenden
    Schokolate inchicer Verpackung werde ich wohl auch verschenken.Falls ich doch einmal eine esse, dann gleich die ganze Tafel von guter Qualität.

  15. Mmmm, I love dark chocolate! I was just talking with someone yesterday about how they can't stand dark chocolate, and I suggested trying the dark chocolate plus sea salt, since it sort of cuts the bitterness a bit. I hope she tries it some time. I have never paired dark chocolate with wine (at least not on purpose) but I'd love to get one of those booklets so I can learn what pairs well together! Maybe that would help me enjoy wine a bit more :)

  16. Oh my goodness I love chocolate. I like dark, chocolate and PB combo, plain. Never tried sea salt chocolate.

  17. Hi Andrea. MMMM...chocolate. Love it, but rarely have it. I HAVE to try the sea salt variety soon!! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

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