*This post is sponsored by two of my FAVORITE things- chocolate and wine. Ghirardelli and Josh Cellars, to be specific. However, as always, all opinions are my own*
You know most of the time, I’m on that healthy living train. While I do give myself some freedom to enjoy pizza and chips and queso every now and then..I try to keep my treats reasonable.
One way I love to do this is with individually wrapped treats. It’s impossible to over indulge if you stick to one (or two!).
Recently I was shopping at Walmart and searching for some delicious treats so I could have an indulgence after dinner. I knew Ghirardelli treats were delish. I’ve eaten at their flagship store in San Francisco, and we indulged in some Ghirardelli treats in Vegas, too. You could say I’m a fan.
I found a plethora of beautiful Ghirardelli treats at Walmart! They had the traditional stuff in the candy aisle…
Some of these are a staple in our office. The ladies I work with keep us well stocked with the Dark & Sea Salt Caramel Squares. And while I love those, I wanted to try something different.
I ended up grabbing a couple bags of their special Valentine flavors (I’m a sucker for seasonal treats!). The white and milk chocolate Valentine’s Impressions caught my eye. I adore white chocolate. And at just 70 calories per square, I could easily have one or two after dinner. The the cute “conversation heart-esque” messages on them are PRECIOUS. I love you too, chocolate.
I also picked up another bag of seasonal squares for my coworkers. I got the dark chocolate strawberry squares. Since I’m the first one in the office, I figured it would be fun to leave a little sweet treat on their desks before they arrive.
Another one of my favorite indulgences is a glass of wine, especially after a hard day. I love both a good, sweet red and a nice, chilled dry white. And did you know the calories aren’t that bad in wine? A typical 5 ounce serving of red wine is about 125 calories, and white wine is around 120 calories.
I picked up some Josh Cellars wine and we had a little tasting at home. And let me tell you, it was DELISH. My favorite was the Legacy- it wasn’t too sweet, but it was fruity and smooth. It paired perfectly with the rich, sweet chocolates. And for an awesome treat of less than 200 calories we enjoyed a glass and a square of chocolate. Can’t beat that! When I want a treat, I want it to be “worth it”- high quality and indulgent. And this pair hit the spot.
Get to your local Walmart and check out their selection of Ghirardelli treats and Josh Cellar wines for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re treating yourself or someone you love, they are a sweet pairing!
I’ll have an awesome Valentine recipe using both of these later this week.
To sweeten the deal, I’m giving away TWO American Express $75 gift cards to two lucky readers! Enter in the widget below. To enter, you can tweet (once per day), follow Ghirardelli and Josh Cellars, and leave me comments (leave 2 separate ones!) about your favorite chocolate and wine. Winners will be chosen 2/11. Good luck!