Ten lucky Appetite for Health fans will win Ghirardelli chocolate this week for Valentine’s Day! Enter today!
Ghirardelli calls this tempting package of chocolates (see left) their “What’s New” Gift Box. We just call it Ghirardelli heaven. Enter now to win this $55 box of chocolate goodness. (Nobody will know if you keep it for yourself or share it with your special someone.)
Life without chocolate? Sorry, we’re not going to do it. But when we do indulge, we try to choose high quality, dark chocolate—and we limit our portions to an ounce. While we’re not saying that chocolate bars are “health food” by any means, dark chocolate does have some health benefits. Flavanols are a type of flavonoid (naturally occurring, health-promoting plant compounds) specifically found in cocoa and they have been shown to reduce blood pressure, improve the flexibility of arteries, make blood less likely to clot and help reduce cholesterol levels.The more cacao in the chocolate, the darker it will be, and the more flavanols it will contain.
Ghirardelli makes a number of dark chocolate products; you can check them out (or order some) on the Ghirardelli website. One that we’re liking for Valentine’s day is the Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree bar. Though there are Ghirardelli bars with a higher percentage of cacao, (and we adore those, too) we think this combo of dark chocolate, almonds and a little bit of sea salt is extra special for Valentine’s day. (Incidentally, if your Valentine really prefers milk chocolate, consider the Gourmet Milk 32% Creamy Devotion bar. The name alone should score you some extra points.)
Here are the specifics on our Ghirardelli Valentine’s chocolate prize; the “What’s New” Gift Box has a $55 value and includes the following items:
- 1 Intense Dark™ Sea Salt Soiree bar
- 1 Intense Dark™ Hazelnut Heaven bar
- 1 NEW Intense Dark™ Cabernet Matinee bar
- 1 NEW Gourmet Milk™ 32% Creamy Devotion bar
- 1 NEW Gourmet Milk™ Sea Salt Escape bar
- 1 NEW Gourmet Milk™ Coconut Rendezvous bar
- 1 bag of assorted SQUARES chocolates in the newest flavors (36 ct)
Want to try and win Ghirardelli chocolate? Here’s what to do:
First, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, please “Like” Ghirardelli on Facebook, too. Then, tell us in the comment section below (not on Facebook) why you think quality chocolate makes a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Enter by Thursday, Feb. 14th at midnight. Open to US residents.
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