kick happy hour up a notch with chocolate


Gathering with your coworkers outside the confines of the daily grind has its rewards. Happy hour is a great place to start. Perhaps some prefer team building exercises—or there’s always karaoke. The options are endless. But none, it seems, hold a candle to the introduction of chocolate hour.

It’s a simple, but effective, way to boost productivity. Think of the joy and anticipation of that hallowed hour. From a simple taste test to an all-out party, your coworkers will find themselves enamored by your hosting skills. Or they’ll just love you for bringing them chocolate.

Here are some ways to get started:

Try holding a blind taste test. Break up chocolate bars in dishes and ask tasters to guess the bar flavors.

Encourage them to step outside of their comfort zone with less traditional flavors like the dark spice chocolate bar or the chili lime truffle. They have a way of making you feel daring.

If a more traditional route is your thing, go with a pairing party. Incorporate bottles of red and white wine and let attendees find their favorite pairs.

Whatever path you choose, your coworkers are sure to follow your lead (there’s chocolate involved).