I love chocolate. What’s not to love? It’s rich, delicious, melts in your mouth, and may release feel-good endorphins when you eat it! Unfortunately, I’m trying to get in shape for a wedding (not mine!), so I can’t really indulge in it too often. Thankfully, Hershey’s recognized the need to create a delicious piece of chocolate that is lower in fat without sacrificing flavor. Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates have 30 percent less fat than the average leading milk chocolates, but they certainly don’t taste like it!

Hershey sent me all three of their Simple Pleasures flavors to try out, including Milk Chocolate with Chocolate Creme, Dark Chocolate with Chocolate Creme, and Milk Chocolate with Vanilla Creme. My favorite was the Dark Chocolate with Chocolate Creme, it was the perfect blend rich chocolate and creamy texture. To me, the darker the chocolate, the better! It’s so rich and velvety, you wouldn’t know it had less fat without reading the package. The creme in the Milk Chocolate with Vanilla Creme tasted a little like cake icing, very good too. I love that I can indulge in my favorite food without feeling terribly guilty about it. Of course, as with any chocolate, it’s best to practice moderation!

Declare Your Sweet Independence

Hershey’s Simple Pleasure Chocolates give you the independence to enjoy a rich, creamy treat anytime, and feel great about it.  Hershey’s wants you to head over to their Facebook page and Declare Your Sweet Independence to enjoy a more balanced and happy life. Just head over and like the page, approve the app, enter your birth date, then fill in your info and your declaration. When you’re done, you’ll be entered to win great prizes, and you can snag a $1 off coupon to go try out Hershey’s Simple Pleasures for yourself.

For my declaration, I promised to enjoy more free time without constantly feeling like I should be working. While I love working from home and wouldn’t trade it for any other job, one of the problems I have is that I technically never clock out. I am always a few feet from my office, and always feel like if I have a free moment, I should be spending it working. Of course, that totally defeats the purpose of free time, doesn’t it? I spend so much time attached to my computer that my back has really been suffering lately. I’m declaring my independence from a what is quickly becoming a workaholic lifestyle.

How will you declare your sweet independence? Tell me in the comment section below.