We got back for a week at the beach to find a terrible storm had ripped through the DC area leaving over 400,000 people without power. In our county alone!
Unfortunately, this is nothing new for us.
Luckily, we bought a generator last Christmas as a present to ourselves.
As I was cleaning and combining food from the various refridgerators I came across a bottle of champagne leftover from, yes, New Years.
Then, as we were going through the mail I found an insulated package that contained Hershey's Simple Pleasures chocolates!
Both promptly went into the one fridge that was starting to cool thanks to the generator.
We may not have a lot of space, but times like these it's important to keep your wits about you. We are looking at possibly a week without power (nothing we haven't had to live through before thanks to Pepco), a water restriction, and 100 degree temps.
Champagne and chocolate can get a mom through the worst.
Also, Hershey's Simple Pleasures chocolates have 30% less fat than regular chocolates! I sampled the dark chocolate with chocolate creme and OMG - each nibble took me further and further away from my troubles. And that is NOT the champagne talking - not yet, anyway. I'm waiting to pop that open on day 3 of no power.
Check out the Declare Your Independence contest with Hershey's Simple Pleasures on Facebook for a chance to win some sweet prizes.
Then tell me what helps you get through a night (or three) of no power!
Disclosure: I received a package of Hershey's Simple Pleasures dark chocolates at no cost. All opinions are my own and so too is my bad luck at living in an area where we lose power A LOT. I plan to buy plenty more of these little treats to get me through the next storm too! This post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.