Did Someone Say Chocolate??

July 4, 2012

I’m kind of like Pavlov’s dog…. you say Chocolate, and I’m going to start salivating.

Unfortunately – chocolate likes me, too…. It likes my hips, and thighs, and arms.. yeah, and pretty much anywhere else it can find a comfy resting-place.

Eating low calorie chocolate

So while I’ve been a little indulgent with chocolates lately, I still didn’t hesitate one bit when Hershey’s contacted me to do a review and talk to you all about their new Simple Pleasures chocolates!

I opened the bags right when I got them, without even really reading them (Ok, so maybe I took a few pictures…)

Hershey's Simple Pleasures

But I didn’t really read the bag!

Both kids were hassling me to open the bags, and… to be honest, I just needed the chocolate myself!

boy eating chocolate

So we opened up the first one that Andrew grabbed.

Ethan was all over them, too.

toddler with chocolate face

We all taste tested a few of them – and I’m not sure I could tell which was the boys’ favorites – but I had a clear winner.  I definitely liked the milk chocolate ones…

Hershey Simple Pleasures

Until a few days ago when I finally tasted one of the dark chocolate ones.  (I’m not normally a fan of dark chocolate.) But oh.my.word.  Seriously – soooo good.  I’ve quietly savored this entire bag over the last few days – not sharing with anyone.

So after snacking on these chocolates over the last week or so – I FINALLY read the bag.

Simple Pleasures Nutritional Facts

Six pieces are a serving… But I’m really ‘good’ after 2…

So I did the math, and found out that they are really ONLY 30 calories EACH!

Not only that, but Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates have 30 percent less fat than the average leading milk chocolates. 

woman eating simple pleasures

So – I was enjoying and indulging in the last two of the dark chocolate with chocolate cream Simple Pleasures and I almost screamed!

I can actually feel a little bit better about eating chocolate with Hershey’s new Simple Pleasures.

That’s what I call “Sweet Independence”.

To celebrate Sweet Independence – you can visit Hershey’s Facebook page and sign the Declaration of “Sweet Independence,” prompting you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and live a balanced lifestyle. Weekly prizes of Simply Pleasures and even $100 Gift Cards will be awarded!

While I would have loved to talk to you about Hershey’s and chocolate any day – I do have to mention that this post is sponsored by Hershey’s through The Motherhood – and that I was compensated for my time in reviewing the products.  All opinions expressed here are my own, and compensation did not affect my opinion.  I simply love chocolate – especially low-calorie chocolate that tastes just as good as high-calorie chocolate! Open-mouthed smile


  1. Harmony B says:

    ok now I want chocolate 🙂 These look delicious, cant wait try try thrm

  2. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    Now my mouth is watering after looking at those pictures! They sound great, I’m going to remember these on my next grocery trip!

  3. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    Haha, love the pics! Looks like you guys are really enjoying those! I haven’t tried them yet but at 30 cals a piece guess I’m going to have to! And hey, they say dark chocolate is good for you so I’d consider these a health food! 😉

  4. These look delicious, I just got a coupon in mail for these from CVS.

  5. I too love chocolate! I will be having chocolate for the 4th of July! But I have one problem, the chocolate I bought for the 4th of July-I can not find it! I put it in a bag and now I can not find it! Is someone trying to tell me something! I have to find it today!

    • Haha!! I do that too! I HIDE chocolate and other treats – because I don’t want my husband or kids to find them (mostly my husband).. and then I forget about it… Bad News for the chocolate, but good news for my hips.

  6. kelly willis says:

    all the chocolate and stuff I hide the sniff it out and when I go to get it its gone lol

  7. Great now I have to get dressed and go in to town and buy a bag. At 11:30 not sure how far I will have to drive because I will not sleep now. I WANT ONE! LOL

  8. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I think 99% of the population is a chocolate fan! 🙂 I can’t wait to try these. I hope they come out with a mint one!

  9. Vanessa Coker says:

    Oh yum! My son and I were just enjoying a bar of Hershey’s classic milk chocolate. 🙂

  10. kelly willis says:

    wow yummy i love chocolate

  11. Vickie Couturier says:

    that looks sooooooooo good,im afraid Id eat the whole bag by myself

  12. There is just something about the word Chocolate that just even sounds comforting, smooth and delicious.

  13. I’m the same way about chocolate. Just can’t rwsist

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