Eight summers ago, I had a little fling. A group of friends and I visited Kennebunkport, Maine for a weekend of beach grazing and lobster cooking, and among that group was a cute guy who caught my eye. I’d known him since high school, but suddenly butterflies started fluttering when he was around. After a few drinks on the last night of our trip he asked to kiss me as we danced under the stars, in which I took the opportunity to play hard to get and responded, “If you really want to kiss me, you can do it when you’re sober.” Left with no kiss in the romance of summertime in Maine, that same guy departed for a 6 week study abroad trip to London, and I was convinced that I blew it. A fling, indeed, and one with no happy ending.
But it wasn’t over. Every day that he was gone was met with a phone call or a message, updating me on his adventures and telling me about his day. With every word said from across the pond, my sweet, innocent fling quickly turned into something more. The changing fall leaves were greeted with his return, and we immediately started dating. The rest, as they say, is history. This summer we got married, fittingly in a weekend filled with beach grazing and starry-night dancing.
Now that my favorite summer love has become a lifelong commitment, I’m on the hunt for a new fling. And, guys, I think I’ve found it. I’ve fallen in love again. This time, it’s with Godiva.
They sent me the below package to try out a line up of truffles that immediately took me from fling to love in a bite. They’re creamy, rich and full of fun flavors like Strawberry Creme and Oreo Cookie, which was why I’m excited to be one of their Chicago social ambassadors for indulging in summer to the fullest.
Speaking of, they’ve got two new options on their roster. The Godiva Trufflelata transforms traditional shakes by taking a truffle and blending it in with the shake, and the Soft Serve incorporates Belgian chocolate into bites that melt in your mouth.
Next week, I’ll be helping to celebrate the launch of these new treats at their summer fling party on Michigan Avenue, but first, Godiva is giving 5 Isn’t That Charming readers a $25 gift card to their store. Can I get a collective “NomNomNom”? (That’s code for “round of applause” in Godiva land.)
To enter, just comment below and answer the following question: What was your most memorable summer fling? The responses with the best stories or memories win. I’ll be announcing the winners on Monday, August 11. Good luck!
*This post and giveaway are sponsored by Godiva. However, all opinions are my own. My taste buds additionally give their consent.