Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dark Chocolate Pairings and a Girl's Night In

Guys, this whole pregnancy thing is getting real! I'm due in only 5.5 weeks and I'm totally in this "soak up my last days of freedom" stage. Yes, yes, I know having a child will be the most amazing experience and I can't wait, but I'm also not naive enough to think my life won't be changing drastically. So I'm doing my best to soak up sleeping late, staying up late, date nights out and hanging with girlfriends for hours on end. When Ghirardelli asked me to indulge in their 72% Twilight Delight Intense Dark Chocolate Bar I didn't hesitate. And what came to mind instantly? A Girl's Night In with my favorite ladies to let them in on the dark chocolate feast as well.

Of course, being such good friends, they agreed to come eat chocolate with me and we had a blast. We paired our Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate with raspberries, strawberries, pineapple and some marshmallows. It was the perfect balance of the rich dark chocolate with the sweet fruits. And they all agreed that this wasn't just any ordinary chocolate- Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate was smooth and indulgent and we savored every bite!

Although the chocolate was great, the best part was catching up with the girls. It's so important to have good friends in life and I feel so blessed to have some of the best just down the street. We laugh and commiserate over baby worries, husband stories and our own insecurities and it's so great to have good friends to go through life with. I hope you have some good girl friends to gather for some chocolate, girl chat and laughter. 



 Since none of us drink alcohol we drank just water so we could truly embrace the dark chocolate and fruit flavors without any distractions!

 
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This Intense Dark Chocolate is Girl's Night Approved! 


And.....did I mention there are other awesome flavors of the Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate?  My other favories inlude: 72% Twilight Delight (seen above) Sea Salt Soiree, Hazelnut Heaven and Toffee Interlude. Definitely grab a few flavors for your next Girl's Night or  I guess, if your boyfriend or husband is lucky enough- a romantic chocolate and fruit night for 2 (my husband was jealous this spread wasn't for him!).

And if you are in Austin this week, make sure to stop by Ghirardelli's booth at the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival. Ghirardelli will be featured at the Grand Tasting, the VIP Lounge and the Sips & Sweets Desserts Party. You won't want to miss them!

Visit Ghirardelli Dark for other pairing ideas like dried fruits, nuts, and beverage options. They also have great ideas to help you plan your Girl's Night In or that romantic date night if you are a better wife than me! And be sure to come back and comment and let me know your perfect pairing and upload your own photo of your perfect pairing on the Ghirardelli website!


Thank you to Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share my perfect pairing.


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