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Chocolate Nirvana and GODIVA’s #TruffleTakeOff Tour

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My three sisters and I grew up eating simple fare…and dessert was more often than not a bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce. Mine had LOTS of chocolate sauce. On the rare occasion we’d take a road trip to the nearby metropolis of Des Moines to explore the art museum or planetarium, we’d cross our fingers and toes and wish for dinner at Bishop’s Buffet. Our trays ALL would all have a slice of chocolate pie topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, and we savored every mouthful. I have a feeling my matured palate would find fault with this mass produced pie today, but for a child it was pure heaven. I was thrilled to be named a GODIVA ambassador…and to promote GODIVA’s #TruffleTakeOff Tour. My inner chocoholic did a happy dance.

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From the look on our faces, I don’t think chocolate was part of the day’s activities!

Fast forward a decade or two. I married into a family of chocoholics and am now the mother of three of my own. Katie and I go nutty for white chocolate while the boys savor anything from milk to bittersweet. As an avid baker, I’ve graduated from melting ordinary chocolate chips for my flourless chocolate cakes and souffles to utilizing premium chocolate bars. There is a world of difference in the finished product when using the best quality ingredients. Finer chocolates, whether for baking or eating out of hand, have subtle nuances and a silkiness that is not found in those waxy chips or the bars that are shelved next to the grocery store cash registers. I’ve made a complete mess of my kitchen making my own decadent chocolate truffles, so buying an assortment of exquisite chocolate confections seems much more appealing.

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My rustic attempt at truffles…

GODIVA chocolates have a superb and undisputed reputation worldwide. When traveling, we often take a mid-afternoon beeline to the nearest GODIVA counter get our truffle fix…buying a few extras to take home as gifts (which usually get gobbled by our grown children before we can give them away!). GODIVA is now offering a variety of  new Truffle Flights™ including Cake, Dark Decadence, Heavenly Mousse, Nut Lovers, Milk Lovers and Ultimate Dessert packages . I know I’d have difficulty choosing a favorite. Perfect for parties, hostess gifts or for times you need a little personal chocolate nirvana. Like a wine flight, the variety in each package allows your taste experience to travel from the “lighter, delicate truffle and venturing to the strongest flavors and textures.” The truffles are placed in a specific order to facilitate the best tasting experience. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

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To experience the taste journey and order your GODIVA Truffle Flights™ visit godiva.com/truffles or stop by your local GODIVA boutique.

And here is a brief YouTube Video discussing these sweet wonders:

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20 comments on “Chocolate Nirvana and GODIVA’s #TruffleTakeOff Tour”

  1. Lizzy,
    Mom used to bring home Godiva when she could get it half of through her company. It is out of this world delicious! Thanks for letting us know about their new product.
    Annamaria

  2. A partnership with Godiva sounds like heaven Liz! I love their chocolates (dark chocolate especially) and truffles are my fav-enjoy:@)

  3. Other wonderful and delicious recipe Lizzy:))

  4. I love the old photo but why isn’t anyone looking at the camera or smiling? It must have been taken the day you ran out of ice cream! I love these chocolates and yes, we all love chocolate in this house too. I didn’t have chocolate when growing up as my parents considered all things sugary to be evil and Easter eggs were only reluctantly handed out. But getting married changed all that as my husband is carrying many pounds of surplus that can be totally blamed on excessive chocolate consumption. I do hope your old girl survives her trip to the vet xx

  5. It doesn’t get any better than Godiva!

  6. How delicious. We make our own truffles at the holidays, but I’m happy to turn that responsibility over to Godiva. 🙂

  7. I love Godiva truffles! Yum!

  8. You are the perfect hostess to introduce this lovely chocolate maker’s new line, Liz.

    P.s. Godiva is also very popular in Japan these days.

  9. If I’m lucky my in laws buy me a box of Godiva every year for my Bday. I have been hoping this year it will be these!

  10. OK, dying of jealousy here because Godiva is the only chocolate I really go crazy for. And they paid you!?! Who do I have to kill to get in on this deal??

  11. Chocolate makes me so happy. And that photo of you and your sisters is priceless. Old photos are so much fun.

  12. I’m obsessed with Godiva. Ask anyone. Love this.

  13. What a sweet story and trip down memory lane. Which one of the little girls was you? Your Mom was skinny like you! Even although chocolate can sometimes give me a migraine, you have me salivating!

  14. Great post and I LOVE the family photo!! Were you able to pick a favorite?

  15. Bishop’s Cafeteria? Be still my heart. When I was a kid in Manchester, we loved to go to Cedar Rapids and eat at Bishop’s (think Iowa’s “French Laundry, in those days). All those food choices. Chocolate cream pie. Nothing better. I suspect you went to Des Moines. I’m glad both of us have taken it up a notch. Love the thought of a Godiva chocolate truffle flight. Maybe the finishing touch to my olive oil tasting in November?

  16. That old photo is a hoot! It looks like your mom was grounding all the kids for getting into her chocolate stash… Good to know that we can on board with obtaining our own chocolate stash. Mine is hidden under the broccoli. I know the kids will not look there!

  17. Those memories and that picture is beautiful .
    Of course, the godiva, now that is pure luxurious.

  18. Awe.. I love that photo of your sisters, Mum and you!! How sweet!! I adore chocolate and so do my kids. P.S…. Thank you so much for the Spifter… I got it yesterday and I can’t wait to use it. 🙂

  19. Your souvenirs when you are a child makes me thing to mine ! First time that I try Godiva’s chocolates ! It was in Madrid. Godiva installed his first store in the city and my mum buy me a little box with 3 chocolate inside. I can tell you that each one I eat very slowly, what a pleasure! You must be very proud to been Godiva’s ambassadrice ! You are a lucky girl Liz 😉 xx

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