Chocolate Makes Everything Better

Posted on October 15, 2012

This post is brought to you by Ghirardelli Intense Dark™ Chocolate.

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Lately I’ve been trying not to eat about a billion cookies a day.  Shocking, I know.  But would you believe that something like that caught up with me and apparently my clothes are all a bit tight?  Apparently I need to get back to everything in moderation or else the holidays are going to put me in a permanent state of sweatpants.

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But I am human, and a woman, after all, so there is something in my blood that says that I must eat something sweet every day.  And after a long day in the kitchen and on my feet, when I am physically and mentally spent, I just need a little something to help unwind.  And while cookies will never be cut out from my life, I try to limit them to once a week.  As a result, something like a few squares of chocolate after dinner does wonders and makes each night just a little bit better.

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That is why I was thrilled to get the chance to sample several of the Ghiradelli Intense Dark Chocolates.  Sure, I’m always tempted to eat a whole bar or two, but because of the richness, a little does go a long way.  And paired with a cup of decaf coffee or a glass of red wine, I’m forced to sit down, slow down, and really relax.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark™ Chocolate

My thoughts on the flavors I’ve tasted:

-Overall, they all have a wonderful richness that you can only get in a quality chocolate

-The Sea Salt Soiree had a nice texture and flavor, though I could have used just a tad more salt; if you like a subtle sweet and salty contrast you will love it

-The Toffee Interlude has a great toffee flavor and texture

-I wasn’t blown away by the Cabernet Matinee; the richness and texture were there but it had a little too much grape flavor to me (as opposed to wine)

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Now the only trick will be pacing myself as I make my way through the other flavors!

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Comments (7)
  • Joanne says:

    I really wanted to take part in this Tastemaker campaign but too much was going on with my dad at the time. Jealous of all those awesome flavors! Maybe I should get on the few bites of chocolate a day bandwagon….it might prevent me from eating six cookies at a time whenever I make them!

  • Valerie says:

    I kind of feel bad for people who don’t have a sweet tooth. :D
    Thanks for the reviews, Ghirardelli chocolate is The best! Even if it’s a bit grape-y, the Cabernet Matinee sounds intriguing!

  • Susan P says:

    Oh to be so lucky to be the one to taste all these decadent bars!

  • Yes, chocolate does make everything better! I love Ghirardelli, I actually have a bar of the sea salt soiree right here at my desk for “emergencies” :)

  • I am pretty sure if I had your business I would weight much more than I do now. I give you SO much credit! Sometimes I can’t visit your blog bc you have so many delicious pictures!

    I LOVE the intense Dark chocolate by ghiradelli. I typically stick to the 86% cacao. It really hits the spot!

  • Oh, how I adore dark chocolate!! And Ghriardelli takes me back to when I was a kid living near San Francisco and we would go to the shop and see the vats of melted chocolate!!!
    and the wine?? Yes… perfect combo!

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