Guilty Pleasures and Perfect Pairings

Guilty pleasures.
Dark Chocolate.
Perfect Pairings.  

Curious?  As many of you know, I’m on a weight loss journey that started back in January.  I’ve lost 17 pounds.  However, there are times that I enjoy an indulgence or two.  One of those guilty pleasures is chocolate!  Today I’m sharing my love for the 72% Twilight Delight Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Bar.  It’s one of their many delicious dark chocolates.  However, before getting started, let’s discuss when I enjoy them…  while reading a Nicholas Sparks book, flipping through a magazine, or while listening to my iPod.  In short, when I’m sneaking in some ‘me’ time!

Now, here’s the yummy part — my ‘perfect pairings‘ with this delectable dark chocolate bar!

Ghirardellis Intense Dark Chocolate.  Twilight Delight

Guilt Pleasures and Perfect Pairing with Ghirardelli Intense Dark ChocolateHmmm… let’s start with my love of pairing dark chocolate with peanut butter!  Pure bliss, friends.  Pure bliss!  For me, they might just be “thee” absolute, undeniable perfect pairing…

Ghirardelli Perfect Pairing.  Peanut ButterGuilty Pleasures and Perfect Pairings with Ghirardelli and Peanut ButterBut then again, there’s also the pairing of almonds and dark chocolate!  Swoon.

Ghirardelli Perfect Pairing.  AlmondsGuilty Pleasures and Perfect Pairings with Ghirardelli and Roasted AlmondsThese pairings started at a very young age for me.
My dad is a peanut butter and nut fanatic!
My mom introduced me to dark chocolate.
I merged the two and there you have it, my perfect pairings.
Ironically, they evolved from a perfect pair! {wink}
Yes, I love my parents dearly!

While those pairings are truly spectacular, guess what puts the icing on the cake?

Ghirardelli Perfect Pairing.  Diet CokeGuilt Pleasures and Perfect Pairings with Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate and a Diet CokeWhat would your perfect pairing be with  Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate?   It’s a premium, intense, slow-melting dark chocolate with complex flavors.  With 8 flavors to enjoy:

• 72% Twilight Delight
• Sea Salt Soiree  — this one is beckoning my salty palate!
• 86% Midnight Reverie
• 60% Cacao Evening Dream
• Cabernet Matinee
• Hazelnut Heaven — my dad would love this one!
• Toffee Interlude
• Cherry Tango

Now that I’ve shared my perfect pairings, Ghirardelli wants to see your intense dark chocolate perfect pairings. Whether it’s a moment (e.g. listening to music), a beverage of your choice, or even another food item, they want you to see what your perfect pairing would be. Show them off by uploading a photo to Instagram using #IntenseDark –or– upload a photo directly to the Ghirardelli Intense Dark website.  (Note: When uploading through the Ghirardelli website scroll to the middle of the page and click on “Upload Photo.”)

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This post is sponsored by Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate, but my perfect pairing is all my own.



  1. says

    Kelly, I’m loving the fact you put your Diet Coke in there to pair it with this amazing chocolate! I think I’d have to pair it with some… white chocolate chips. Dark chocolate and white chocolate (chips) are my favorite kind of snack action. (Maybe, milk chocolate is over rated?! LOL) Great review! :)

  2. JaneEllen says

    Oh yum, at least dark chocolate is supposed to be good for us. In moderation of course, drat it.
    Happy Spring

  3. says

    I love Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with fresh strawberries or raspberries and a good book 😀 In fact, I think thats what my friday afternoon is going to be 😀

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