If I was in charge of making the food pyramid, chocolate would be have its own level. I don’t think I have ever turned down chocolate, and I’m pretty sure it will never happen. Almost every baby picture my parents have is of me with melted chocolate, icing, or chocolate cake all over my face. It’s just who I am – the sweet tooth gene has been passed down in my family for years, and it’s definitely not ending with me.
So when DailyBuzz Food sent out invites to try these new Ghirardelli Intense Dark chocolates and figure out our favorite pairing, I couldn’t say no.
I know some people aren’t big fans of dark chocolate – and I just understand you. I am equal opportunity when it comes to chocolate, but dark has always been my favorite. You can taste so much more of the actual chocolate when it’s not full of milk and extra sugar.
After trying all the chocolates, I think I’ve found my favorite pairing – for now, at least.
Our figs are still coming in by handful, and they’re incredible with dark chocolate. I think my favorite of the bars is the Sea Salt Soiree (full of tiny bits of sea salt and roasted almonds) – and it’s Nick’s favorite, too. We ate both of these bars in the first day.
This isn’t just my favorite dark chocolate pairing…it’s my new favorite afternoon and/or bedtime snack, too.
Hot cup of coffee, fresh figs, super dark chocolate. It’s pretty much a plate of everything that is good in the world.
What’s your favorite way to have chocolate?
The chocolates were provided by DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker Program and Ghirardelli – all opinions and my love for chocolate is my own.