The best chocolates to take with you on the mountain
The weather reports for our Vermont ski resorts are bringing in nothing but good news: Killington had 18 inches of fresh powder as of Thursday morning, and Stowe and Sugarbush both report a good foot so far, with more to come. But hitting the slopes (and the pow) can be tiring, and when you are in need of sustenance, there is no substitute for a good bite of chocolate. Here are some chocolates that always make a good mountainside snack:
1. Chocolate coins: The perfect size to take out while waiting in line for the lift, I never go skiing without filling my pocket with a handful of these. They also make you very popular with your friends when you share!
2. Granola five star bars: the best part about these candy bars is that they contain our home-made granola blend, complete with almonds and cranberries. So even though they are covered in a sumptuous dark chocolate, you can still argue that you are having a healthy snack (particularly since dark chocolate is good for you!)
3. A thermos of our hot chocolate: I used to go skiing with a (British) friend of mine, who would whip out a thermos of hot tea whenever we were on a particularly long lift. This was great, but even better would have been a thermos full of hot chocolate! Why not start the tradition with your skiing group?
Whatever you are planning on doing this weekend, make sure to bring some chocolate along. It always makes an adventure more fun (and tasty!)