Wordless Wednesday – For the Love of Chocolate!

Many moons ago as I started my career I worked in chocolate. I actually worked for Godiva Chocolatier, and between shuffling from finance to Retail merchandising, I found my way onto the sensory panel.

What’s a sensory panel you ask? Basically after a series of trainings in using your senses I was certified to taste and describe things tasted with a variety of specialized terms and numeric scales. Our team was used for everything from tasting incoming raw material ingredients to specialized projects for our sister brands like creating the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. That was a fun project as you can imagine!

Being right out of college and being raised on the usual Hershey’s chocolate, I didn’t actually like Godiva’s variety of chocolate. I know. Shocking. However, like fine wine, I did come to appreciate it’s flavor as my sensory adventure continued.

So when I saw this spread at BlogHer as an offering during a session break by Dove, I had to harness all the energy of my being, to NOT dump the entire tray in my bag and RUN!

Dove was awesome sponsoring not only the array of dipped fruit and pretzels, but also a variety of ice cream novelties. It really was a sweet treat (total pun intended) and a fun way to energize the afternoon. I was happy for the excuse to eat ice cream in the middle of the afternoon. Heck, if you know me, you probably know I would have eaten the ice cream at 10 AM in the morning too. I really have to do something about my insane slight ice cream addiction.

I think this weekend calls for a trip down BlogHer lane, but this time I’ll be sharing the dipping of some fresh fruit or making some chocolate chip pancakes with this Mom’s favorite content contributors…my family.

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OK, So I wasn’t very wordless this week.  So sue me. 

But I still linked up for Wordless Wednesday!

If you would like to link up your WW post, go check out The Divine Miss Mommy!

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ✔Meghan Cooperツ (@JaMonkey)
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 23:56:04

    oh hell, now I want chocolate

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  2. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 00:00:56

    Man I love chocolate!!! I would eat cardboard dipped in chocolate. 🙂

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  3. Kim Kasch
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 01:42:10

    OMG that tray looks like a dream come true to me – so YUMMIlicious-it had to be delicious!!!

    I’m with you–I, too, found wordless Wednesday 2 big of a challenge.

    My husband would probably like me to play that game too – but I’m a loser – at least when it comes to quiet contests! Sorry – unless I use duct tape and break my fingers – words will keep running off my tongue and fingertips 😉

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  4. Coffee Lovin' Mom
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 01:53:38

    I am going to get the chocolate out of the fridge now…that tray looks awesome!

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  5. Edna
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 06:47:37

    Yummmmmm….and ice cream is dairy so its nutritional any time of day, some like warm milk before bed we LIKE ice cream ! ! !

    Reply

  6. Lindsay
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 07:34:39

    My goodness that looks delicious!!!

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  7. Kat @ iHeart7.com
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 07:36:55

    I’m never very wordless… and OH MY GOSH those look delicious. Thanks. You totally have me salivating for chocolate covered fruit at 7:30 in the morning LMBO! 🙂

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  8. Nicole @ The Daily Dish
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 08:54:32

    Oh freakin’ yum!! I need chocolate, stat. 🙂

    Reply

  9. Amberr Meadows
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 10:17:37

    Um, yummy awesomeness. I say, yes, please!

    Reply

  10. amanda
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 10:30:38

    Yup. Agreed. Totally need chocolate now lol 🙂

    Reply

  11. Sandy
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 12:14:44

    Really?? Ok the chocolate looks yummy but you worked for GODIVA!!!!!! think I’m gonna faint.. What a dream job that must have been! Lucky you!!

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    • KP
      Aug 18, 2011 @ 08:25:11

      It had it’s benefits for sure! I was there for almost 8 years and still some the the ppl I worked with are my closest friends to this day!

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  12. Ann
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 22:06:10

    Must have chocolate now…darn, I don’t have anything that looks that delicious in the pantry! You so have the chocolate connection though…PA + Godiva + Dove.

    Reply

  13. KP
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 08:26:38

    I seriously love the comments everyone! I think I am going to blog about chocolate a lot more in the future! 🙂

    Reply

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