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Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

I'm not a big drinker, so when I hear about wine flights or beer flights, my mind wanders to dessert. I'd much rather fill up my calories on a treat of the sweet kind. Tasting flights are all about starting with the lightest version of a taste and getting bolder and more interesting with each piece. So I decided to share how I'd savor each piece of a flight of chocolate using one of the six flights in these GODIVA Truffle Flights™ (I chose the cake truffles).

Each truffle in the series is placed in the box in order for the ideal tasting experience. And because each bite has it's own taste and story, I wanted to pair each with their own complementary "shot" of my favorite relaxing drinks. If you have a sweet tooth like I do, I encourage you to try making your dessert (whether it's simply ice cream, chocolates, or potato chips) into a really fancy flight. It will make even the simplest snack feel more luxurious and indulgent…

Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

No. 01 – Birthday Cake truffle + milk: Any dessert is pretty special with a glass of ice cold milk, especially when it tastes like a birthday party in one little bite.

Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

No. 02 – Pineapple Hummingbird + mint tea: When I was pregnant, I drank so much mint tea to calm my nausea. I have been in love with it ever since. Simply add fresh mint leaves to hot water, and it steeps in no time. Paired with a fruity bite of pineapple, banana, and white chocolate, the mint tea is even better. 

Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

No. 03 – Cheesecake + an iced latte: An iced latte is my favorite afternoon pick-me-up when I'm feeling a little sluggish. Add a creamy bite of cheesecake-inspired chocolate…and, ummm, amazing.

Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

No. 04 – Red Velvet + green tea: I love pairing chocolate with my favorite tea of all: green tea. The slight bitterness from the tea balances out the sweetness from the cocoa in this morsel of red velvet.

Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

No. 05 – Chocolate Lava + Iced Mocha: I've been loving iced mochas lately as a morning or afternoon delight. Take a bite of dark chocolate with a sip of an iced mocha, and it's like a mini version of a very fancy dessert.

Oh Joy | Godiva Truffle Flights

No. 06 – Lemon Chiffon + coconut water: Finally, top it all off with a refreshing sip of coconut water and a lemony bite of white chocolate.

I love the idea of keeping a box of chocolates and only having one a day. By enjoying just one each day paired with a tasty drink, the one bite becomes an indulgence to look forward to. 

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with GODIVA. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Oh Joy. 

{Art direction and styling by Oh Joy. Photos by Casey Brodley.}


  1. wow! best idea ever! i adoooore these little truffles, and i think this great chocolate+drink system you’ve invented would help me not eat the whole box all at once.

  2. Scrummy but what really caught my eye was the brass mouse with the mint tea photo…I have the same mouse (and a few others too) and I live in the UK

  3. Swoon! It all looks so delicious. Godiva is going through a renaissance of sorts. I just went to the Museum of Chinese in the Americas for the Mid Autumn celebrations … and we had a mooncake tasting. Godiva is even making “mooncake” chocolates.

  4. this would be one of my favorite posts of yours!! i have never tried tasting flights.. so i totally love the idea of having a chocolate a day with accompanying with a drink.

  5. I love this post! I’m not even that much of a “sweets” person but the flavours are so unusual and I love how you’ve paired and shot them.
    PS. I’ve only just discovered your blog! (always late to the party) through this month’s Better Homes & Gardens.


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