Saturday, June 9, 2012

DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises Revealed

How good are your memories, Sisters and Brothers?  Do you recall how we started off 2012 with a video/phone interview with a famous chef from the Cooking Network?  Do you remember the giveaway of DOVE chocolate?  No?  I'm disappointed yet I'll still do today's Sacrament with the DOVE Dark Chocolate Promises that were part of that giveaway.  You can see that interview still so don't be afraid to go back and watch it.

Soon, very soon I'll be doing my first public appearance as The Chocolate Priestess at a convention.  See normally I attend 3-6 science fiction or alternative lifestyle conventions as an author and educator, not a chocolate lover.  I always make a little space on my table though to promote The Chocolate Cult and last year I had people walking up to me, looking out the promotional material and saying "You're the Chocolate Priestess?  I love that blog!"  So now I'm doing my first presentation at a convention which should pull in 7500+ attendees at the end of June 2012. I'm nervous but I'm going with help from a few companies who we have featured in the past. One of these will be DOVE and it will be with this product.  I'll report on the convention afterwards and tell you all about it.

DOVE Promises are easily found in stores USA-wide so you don't need to order them online or have them delivered or visit a speciality store.  Currently there are seven varieties of these and the Dark Silky Smooth is one of these.  5 pieces make up a serving with 210 calories, 8g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 3g fiber, 19g sugar, 2g protein, and 6% of your daily iron.  However you can chose to eat only one of these or two or 20 if you really like so just keep it all in mind as I try just one for today's featured review. Each piece is about 1 X 1 X 5/16 inches with the Dove name on the top.  As you can see these have a red and gold wrapper though the probably changes a bit depending on any holiday promotion.  Inside the wrapper is always a positive message, this one said "Life is Good. Love, Dove" and I'll tell that life got more busy for me recently but in a good way.  This has a sweet dark scent to it, so this is probably on the lower end of the range of what qualifies as dark chocolate.  It has shine and is smooth to my fingertips.  Even though it is thick it does not make a sound when I take a bite again testifying to a lower cacao percentage in it.  It has a slightly bitten edge but primarily it is very smooth, semi-sweet, with a thickness that builds up over your tongue if you let it melt instead of chewing.  A good moment or two of just chocolate for our body and soul.

A Sacrament focused on one simple piece of chocolate is great for my waistline and quick to do.  I hope it wasn't too short or too boring for you all to read.  Please let me and DOVE know in a comment.


6 comments:

The Blue Orchid said...

The Chocolate Priestess?!! Seriously? Oh hell, I will carry your incense and be the altar boy of dark chocolate forever!

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Blue Orchid if you are at the FandomFest in two weekends you are welcomed to come and apply.

*smile*

The Amazing Barry said...

I remeber the interview and give away. I was eating the chocolate for weeks :)

I really like these chocolates. I find the texture to be incredibly smooth.

I will say that I agree with the statement that it is on the lower cocoa content for dark chocolate. In fact, I would hesitate to call it genuine dark chocolate. I think it should be Dove Dark(er than our milk chocolate) Chocolate.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Excellent points, The Amazing Barry. I'm not sure what percentage it is but I know they have a 71% bar that is obviously much darker than this so I'm guessing around 55-60% or so. But I'll talk about that bar later in the year.

Thanks for reading and commenting again.

Guru Uru said...

This reminds me of the dark chocolate stash sitting in my drawer :D
Great post!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

TammyJo Eckhart said...

As long as you've kept it dry and haven't let the temps vary to the point of melting then reforming, the stash should be good, Choc Chip Uru.