Fitness Magazine (The Fit Stop)

Ghirardelli Chocolate Joins the Breast Cancer Fight

October 6, 2011

This treat helps you do good and feel good. (Photo courtesy of Krueger PR)

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, food companies are jumping on board to support such an important cause. Ghirardelli is ready to fight with their new line of Intense Dark chocolates—for every Intense Dark pink ribbon code entered online (code on the inside of the packaging), they’ll donate one dollar to the National Breast Cancer Foundation up to $100,000. Dark chocolate has been proven to be good for you, so why not indulge your sweet tooth this month?

We taste-tested the new chocolates in the office and they were a big hit! See what our editors thought of each variety:

“I loved the Evening Dream (with 60 percent cacao) chocolate,” says freelance editorial assistant Samantha Shelton. “If chocolate gets too dark, it gives me a stomach ache. This gives me a healthy dose, and satisfies my sweet tooth, without making me regret it later.”

“I wasn’t sure I wanted a chocolate bar with toffee bits and caramelized almonds in it (what can I say, I’m a purist), but one bite of the Toffee Interlude immediately convinced me otherwise,” says executive editor Pam O’Brien. “It’s rich, super-chocolaty and totally satisfying, plus the almonds and toffee give it a nice crunch. Yum!”

“Twilight Delight (with 72 percent cacao) was a fantastic pick-me-up to beat that 3 p.m. slump,” says fitness editor Jenna Autuori. “It had just the right amount of dark chocolate and it was easy not to go overboard because just a small piece was rich and really satisfying.”

“The Midnight Reverie (with 86 percent cacao) is amazing,” says senior editor Bethany Gumper. “I don’t always like dark chocolate, and this is very dark chocolate, but it’s rich and fudgy. I’d pair a square or two with my afternoon cup of coffee.”

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Now tell us: What’s your favorite way to support Breast Cancer Awareness month?