Beyond the Annual Halloween Treat Challenge we've been asked to promote and host three other October events. It has been difficult and so far I've been disappointed that very, very few of you wanted either the chocolate banana smoothie gift pack or the breast cancer gift pack giveaway we've hosted the past two Mondays. So here is something different for this Monday: No Giveaway!
Intense Dark Pairings that will donate money to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). I would have loved to host a pairing party but this month has been so crazy that I have not have time to organize one so instead I'm going to do a Special Sacramental Review of each bar and give you some information on how you can host your own party.
The party ideas are from the Intense Dark Pairings website with ideas on how to serve these bars to your friends from author Leslie Sbrocco. Not only can you party but for a limited time, September 15 - December 31, 2011, you can redeem a code found on these specially marked pink ribbon boxes for $1 donation to the NBCF (up to $100,000) at a special website. This is exactly what I've done with the four samples they sent to us here on The Chocolate Cult. When you enter your code you'll learn how many dollars and which dollar you've just donated.
Now on to the fully sensory descriptions I know you all want.
The three simple bars are all great, pure chocolate, even the "Toffee Interlude" really let the cacao be the star if you took your time with it. For that and for their support of a good charity, I believe these bars earned their position as a worthy Sacrament. Go on and set up a pairing party if you have the time (let me know how that goes please) but I say go beyond just your girlfriends with these Intense Dark Pairings. Breast cancer can strike men and women, and while it is true that far more women then men get it, everyone who knows a fighter in this battle is touched. Plus the more bars and their codes you redeem, the more money for continued research. Brothers, let us hear you say that you want to help out on this cause too!