This post is brought to you by Ghirardelli Intense Dark™ Chocolate.
Yes. I paused to take a photo before I took a nibble. That kind of restraint probably deserves an award.
We’ve been talking about short cuts for cheaters this month. Today, I have my favorite cheat for you. I keep a chocolate stash.
Can you see it up there? On the high shelf. In the boring dish cabinet, where no kids ever look.
I’ve learned the trick to this. Other than being super sneaky when eating this treat.
The trick is to choose really dark chocolate for the stash. The darker, the better. Dark chocolate is adult chocolate. That means if I’m found out by the kids, they’re less likely to eat it all. Kids don’t like the dark stuff so much.
Ahhh, but I do! I love dark, creamy chocolate.
Recently, Ghirardelli sent me quite a stash of Intense Dark chocolate bars. Great timing for me too. Jim often restocks my chocolate stash with Ghirardelli chocolates on holidays like Valentines, Mother’s Day, Christmas etc. But we’re in between such dates and my chocolate stash was as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard.
Is that not one of the most beautiful photos you’ve seen? All that intense dark chocolate!
If you like wine, I’m guessing any of these bars would be great paired with a glass in the evening. I also thought the Cabernet Matinee would taste fantastic along with a Honey Crisp apple.
But my favorite way to eat Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate is one simple square at at time, eaten in secret after lunch or dinner.
And now that I’ve shared my secret location with the whole internets, I’m off to find a new hiding spot. You know. Just in case my kids read my blog today.
Disclosure: Ghirardelli provided Intense Dark Chocolate bars for me to review as part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program with Ghirardelli Intense Dark™. I was also paid a stipend for my time. All opinions are my own.