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?