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An Ode to Chocolate

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It is no secret that I love chocolate.  I even have a “chocolate stash” in a secret compartment of my desk (saved only for those moments when the sweet tooth rages it’s ugly head, which is often…usually daily).  I really enjoying discovering new chocolate brands and/or flavor combinations, particularly chocolate of the dark variety.  Just this past weekend, I discovered this amazing little candy, made by Cadbury (because many of life’s most delicious treats are made by Cadbury – why is that?) called a “Crunchie” bar.  Being milk chocolate, I wasn’t sure that I would love it…but this little piece of candy bar heaven is my new favorite dessert.  The description: “golden honeycomb centre surrounded by delicious Cadbury milk chocolate” and delicious it is!  I enjoyed this tasty little bar with a glass of our 2003 Zinfandel (Zin and chocolate – it doesn’t get any better).

So tell me, what is your favorite chocolate treat?  And what do you drink with it?


2 Comments

  1. Jamie,
    My favorite chocolate is what happens to be in my hand at the time. However, if you ever get the chance to munch on Lindt chocolates (mmmmmmm), do so! There is a local chocolate shop that makes the best English toffee covered with dark chocolate. Munching this puts me in the mood to do a ‘happy dance’. I guess that’s why people point at me a lot… As for drink, I’m not sure – I’m a newbie to wines but will test your suggestion of a Zinfandel (Zin and Chocolate – sounds like the title to a great song…do-dah, dooooo-dahhh).
    Great blog, by the way.

    August 5, 2011 at 4:42 am | Permalink

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Kristina King

Born in Colorado and led a nomadic life until the ripe old age of four. Kristina loves to travel, eat, drink wine, and enjoy the outdoors. One of her mottos is: Life is an adventure - enjoy!

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Winemaker since 2008, Cameron has been an integral member of the winemaking team at Chateau Montelena since 2004. He and his wife live in Calistoga with their two beautiful daughters.

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A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors