Tea and Tennis Shoes

This post is sponsored by Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate.

Chocolate wasn't always my favorite treat--back in my sweet tooth days, I was more of a fruity or vanilla person (think cupcakes or strawberry ice cream). I like to think that my palate has grown up a bit, because now when I'm craving something sweet, I almost always reach for a bite of dark chocolate.

Ghirardelli has always been one of my favorites, and while I love it on its own, I often prefer it paired with something else--a spoonful of almond butter, a pinch of sea salt, some sliced apples. Today I'm sharing my two most recent pairings with you: alongside a cup of English Breakfast as a weekday afternoon pick-me-up, and after a nice long run because, you know, we deserve it.

What do you like to pair your chocolate with? Snap a photo and share it with us by using #IntenseDark, or upload it right here on Ghirardelli's Intense Dark Chocolate Photo Upload Page! As always, I truly appreciate your support as I continue to work with sponsors like Ghirardelli. Enjoy your weekend!