Chocolate Tasting Fun

Jaden and I got into a tiny argument yesterday. Maybe you’re thinking who gets into an argument with a six-year old? Well, the argument was about chocolate. So, the answer to your question is everybody. Everybody needs to argue when it comes to being right about chocolate.

Jaden, being the six-year old that he is, insisted that dark chocolate tastes the same as milk chocolate. What? You must be crazy, kid. I nicely tried to explain that no, dark chocolate does not tastes like milk chocolate because dark chocolate is more bitter.

Jaden, being the six-year old chocolate connoisseur that he is, still felt the need to disagree with me, insisting that they tasted the same.

Well, my argument automatically wins because I am the grown-up, but just to prove my point, we decided to have a chocolate tasting party. We went to the store and bought three different kids of chocolate – two dark chocolates and one milk chocolate.



Then the chocolate tasting fun began. We did a blind taste test to try them all out. I do not like dark chocolate but I decided to eat it in the name of our science experiment.

We put on the chocolate on a plate and tried each one.


The Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie 86% Cacao was terrible! That stuff was bitter. Danny, Jaden, and I all spit it out. Jacob actually liked it and said it was his favorite. I wonder if he said that because he actually liked it or because he’s the one who picked that one out at the store…


The Dove dark chocolate was actually pretty good. If I had to eat a dark chocolate, I’d pick that one. That was Jaden’s favorite. The Cadbury milk chocolate was okay. I’ve had way better milk chocolates. My favorite chocolate is just regular Dove milk chocolate which sadly we didn’t buy.

In the end, Jaden admitted that I was right. Dark chocolate does not tastes like milk chocolate. It just took the 86% cacao to convince him.

After we ate the chocolate, we watched the Blackhawks game. Thank goodness they won :)

Today’s Workout

  • 10 minutes stretching and foam rolling
  • 2.53 miles treadmill
  • 10 minutes stretching

I was still sore this morning from Tuesday’s Butt & Guts class and yesterday’s BodyPump class. I hadn’t done BodyPump in a week, so my glutes were feeling it. I stretched and foam rolled, then went to the gym to walk on the treadmill.



After walking on the treadmill, I stretched again at the gym. It felt so good.

Post workout, I had the peanut butter cookie Larabar. Oh my goodness, that thing was delicious.



I’m off to take the kids to the pool! Have a great day!

  • What’s your favorite kind of chocolate? I love chocolate with almonds in it!
  • When was the last time you stretched?
  • When was the last time you went to the pool?


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

9 Responses to Chocolate Tasting Fun

  1. Melissa Woollard

    Love love love dark chocolate! 86% is pretty bitter. 60-70% ranges are best! Don’t like milk or white chocolate at all.

  2. I love Ghiradelli Chocolate with caramel … yummy
    The last time I stretched was this morning after my run
    The last time I went to the pool was a pool party about a month ago … umm that has to change!!

  3. Dark chocolate is my favorite but even the 86% would be a little bit too dark for me. I like the 70ish range the best!!!

    Ummm, I NEVER stretch. It bores me so I just don’t do it. Not smart,I know.

    We are actually going to the pool in about an hour!!!

  4. Dove Milk Chocolate is my favorite! I have to make trip to target after work and I might need to get some now. I am horrible about staying up late to watch something. I was trying so hard to watch the hockey game last night but I kept falling dozing off. Of course, I woke up right after the game ended. Dang it. That always happens to me!

  5. I love that you turned this into a chocolate tasting party! Milk chocolate is definitely the best kind. I don’t like the bitterness of dark.

  6. Teresa @

    I love milk chocolate, but I know that the dark is suppose to be better for us!!

  7. Ha! I love that you rounded up your children & went and got some chocolate so y’all could test it out! How fun.

  8. Keymaster

    Most people grew up loving S’mores . Just about everybody I know who’s tried them all used the same chocolate bar to make them….Hershey’s. As far as I’m concerned all the fancy chocolates that are available today are no better than the worlds #1. Gotta show some love for the chocolate that won are hearts as kids.

  9. OMG, I want to try that Peanut Butter cook LaraBar! Gonna have to go pick me up one of those!!! BTW, the only time I like to eat dark chocolate is if I’m coupling it with strawberries or peanut butter! Otherwise, I’m a milk chocolate girl!

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