When I was a kid, I remember Godiva being the real fancy shit at the candy counter at Sears. I think I got my mom a Godiva bar for mother’s day or something. It was a big deal, because she loves Godiva chocolates.

Now I’m wondering if Godiva is some kind of popular Asian/Chinese thing …because I was invited to their corporate headquarters for a tasting of their new chocolate by a publicist that focuses on Asian Americans. Plus most of the media and bloggers there were Asian. Also the new chocolate is a limited edition Chinese New Year “Year of the Horse” collection. Last year, they apparently made a Mooncake one.

I got there late and missed the presentation. So I didn’t know what was going on. I drank quite a few of the Godiva chocolate martinis to catch up and had some of the new chocolates –Dark Caramel Pear, Milk Cherry Almond, White Pineapple Macadamia. Pretty fancy stuff.

Their office is really nice. It has a soft serve machine with Godiva chocolate in it. I’ve never used a soft serve machine before and I didn’t realize you had to pull the handle down all the way. It looked really funny watching little squirts and splats hit my cup.

I could have sworn there were a few couples on dates at this event. They were sitting at the small tables and it totally looked like they were on a date. I think I’ve been doing this food blogging thing all wrong. I need start bringing some Tinder dates with me.

I just looked at the gift bag they gave me. It had a bunch of Godiva branded red envelopes that you’re supposed to fill with money (lai see) and hand out to kids for Chinese New Year for good luck. I think I’m going to send my mom the box of Year of the Horse chocolates. She’d be thrilled …because it’s Godiva and she’s Asian.


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