Yes! True say! My blog, Nosh with Nash, is one year old! I need a way to celebrate, don’t I???? How about with some yummy chocolate?
First things first, I purchased my domain name, and so please update your bookmarks, etc. to just http://www.noshwithnash.com. That way you will be sure to keep all the updates coming. Should be easier to find me now too! Excited to ratchet things up a notch!! That’s my blog anniversary gift – to me!
I’m not sure if anyone noticed or not, but a hint was in my last blog post in one of the pictures. Three yummy bags of dark chocolate from Brookside. Yummy? Dark Chocolate? Me? I know… I hate dark chocolate! Let me explain! This.is.yummy.seriously!
I received a lovely gift from Brookside (Canada) to taste, experience, write about. What better time to test these delightful treats than on Valentine’s Day? So with that beautiful lemon meringue pie that I made, and those gorgeous cupcakes from The Cocoa Cakery, we served up a side of dark chocolate later in the evening.
With Scott as my ‘tester’ we set out to test the three flavours – Dark Chocolate Acai Blueberry, Dark Chocolate Gogi Raspberry, and Dark Chocolate Pomegranate. I knew which flavour was which and so to be ‘scientific’ in our tasting, Scott’s taste test was blind! No, I didn’t blindfold him… hey, this is a family friendly blog! I just fed him the chocolate and asked his opinions. The chocolates are a sweet taste of fruit surrounded by a covering of dark chocolate. That burst of fruit taste gives them the sweetness needed to offset the bitterness of the dark chocolate. Together, these two tastes are tiny little bites of heaven! One word from this non-dark chocolate lover? Simple…. the word is YUM! I’m hooked.
By far, his favourite flavour was the Acai Blueberry. Mine was the Pomegranate. But, to be fair, we loved LOVED loved all three!
Next, I tried the chocolate with some aged cheddar from President’s Choice! 2-year-old cheese, white, crumbly and so yummy!
The addition of the white cheddar with the dark chocolate really set the chocolate well and, I think, enhanced the flavour! Good on its own, amazing with the cheese…and maybe a bit of vino?
We’ve been savouring the chocolate all week. Doling it out like it was the only “orange” on the Mayflower… giving just enough of a piece to each passenger so nobody gets scurvy, when really you just want to down the whole thing yourself! Yep, I just compared eating chocolate to avoiding scurvy. In a good way! I think? Basically, what I mean is, we’re making it last. It’s so good! So very good. Thank you Brookside for providing such a delicious treat to me.
Now the fun part!!!!
Since it’s my blog’s first anniversary, and since Brookside is such an amazing company, how would YOU like to have your own three bags of Dark Chocolate to try? Yes? I knew it! Brookside has graciously offered to provided the same three bags of chocolate to one lucky reader!
Not only that, but how about I throw in your very own block of 2 year old Canadian Cheddar from President’s Choice?
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Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sticking with me for the last year. Here’s to year 2 and MORE GREAT THINGS YET GO COME!!!!
Disclaimer: Chocolate provided by Brookside, Cheese provided by me, but opinions all mine, as usual!