Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Perugina Dark Chocolate: Post-Coaching Snacking Chocolate

I have more chocolate gifts from swimmer parents to report on.

I get these all the time, I really do. Sometimes I think it’s preemptive. You know, like, “Hey so I told twelve Girl Scout Troops about our team and 26 kids want to come try synchro at practice this weekend – on and by the way, here’s some chocolate.”

It works. Most days. One particular day when it worked was when I was handed this Italian Perugina Dark Chocolate.

Opening the package in a mad rush after coaching a large group of young kids reveals a dominant vanilla aroma.

The vanilla wasn’t quite as evident in the flavor, which was hard to place. There was a hint of cream, a little vanilla, and a little coffee, carried by just the right amount of sugar to compliment the combination of flavors. The bar had a nice melt, and was not at all dry or waxy. It’s the kind of chocolate that you can snack on mindlessly, as it isn’t complex enough to demand your complete attention.

In other words, it’s perfect to eat after your mind is fried from coaching a, uh, enthusiastic group of kids in a loud pool area.

Do you have a favorite “snacking” chocolate? What is it?

17 comments:

  1. Yum!!!! I haven't found a "favorite" chocolate yet.....which means I just have to buy more in order to find one! =D

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  2. hah sounds yummy! I dont really think of chocolate as a snack so I don't have an answer for your question but Choc + PB combos make a great treat!

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  3. My favorite snacking chocolate? Definitely Green & Blacks. Probably the dark milk bar or the 70% dark or 85% dark... Actually, any Green & Blacks bar... :-)

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  4. Mmm... no. I don't think of chocolate as a snack either... and I certainly cannot eat it mindlessly, I get that feeling that I've had too much quite fast. If there is something I can eat and eat, that would have to be grapes or watermelon.

    This Perugina bar sounds interesting (mmm, dark chocolate + vanilla) and it's a bar I suspect I might be able to get my hands on :D

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  5. sea salt chocolate is my favorite snacking variety:)

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  6. Hey, I think I've seen that in Australia! Woot! My favourite go-to-not-too-expensive snacking chocolates are lindt 85% and lindt chilli excellence, because they're always available at the supermarket across the road :)

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  7. I love chocolate...Lindt is probably my fav supermarket chocolates.

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  8. @thehealthyapron It's probably better to not think of it as a snack. I also love chocolate and peanut butter together.

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  9. @Jessica I also like Green&Blacks - though oddly, I don't like their milk chocolate bar that much. I think it's the milk they use.

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  10. @Jess@atasteofconfidence YES - I have several of these bars in my possession right now and I am totally loving them.

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  11. @Hannah There is definitely something to be said for ready access to your desired chocolate.

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  12. @Beaglebea Good call - can't really think of anything much better from a standard supermarket (except perhaps the Vosges stocked at Whole Foods).

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  13. I think dark chocolate is the only way to go!! Love it ;)

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  14. @Olga @ MangoTomato Definitely dark chocolate for baking. I think milk has its place with other flavors. Especially lemon :).

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