Sweet Greet or Tasteless Treat?

My friend’s husband travels all over for business. Each hotel offers different amenities. Some offer sweet treats. At a recent stay at a luxury hotel in the Washington D.C. area, look what he found in his room…

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A white chocolate “White House” with 4 dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses inside.

Now me? I thought it was cute.ย A playful gift. My husband, on the other hand, thought it was offensive. And remember. We tend to balance each other well because I’m usually the glass half full gal and he’s the glass half empty guy.

But what do you think?

13 Comments

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13 responses to “Sweet Greet or Tasteless Treat?

  1. angelcel

    Offensive? No … but maybe a little on the tacky side. Still who cares – it’s chocolate!

  2. I think I’m in love. Mmmm Chocolate!

  3. Cam

    I try to live on the sunnier side of life, and find the positive, or funny (my preference) in any situation, but I gotta say, I’m a little bit more with your husband’s line of thinking here. It does seem a little bit offensive. They could have just sat the dark ones around the house, if they were looking to offer the best of both worlds (cause light or dark chocolate really is the best!). I don’t know. For the guests that are still old enough to remember the stings of racism, it might be taken personally. Either way, it’s a risky little venture by the hotel…

    Now, on to the sweet…
    Were they as good as they looked? Yummy!

  4. It’s adorable! A very cute marketing idea. Did the chocolate taste good? That’s my only concern. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hate big mass of chocolate that tastes awful. He thinks it’s offensive because he doesn’t want people to eat the White House? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well, I can see a chocolate religious figure being offensive, maybe. (I googled it and there ARE chocolate Jesus!)

  5. Personally I see nothing wrong with it.

  6. It’s all in how you read it, isn’t it. They probably had the same thing during the Bush administration and just kept on with the tradition……..unless they had white chocolate in it then in which case……..well, you know.

    • submom

      I seriously didn’t realize what the concern could be until I read this reply. I completely missed it, and I am usually very sensitive to these things… Chocolate distracted me… The hotel may have missed it too. To be on the cautious side, they may want to start using Jelly Beans instead?

  7. Haha…I wonder if the hotel’s marketing department thought this through thoroughly. I don’t find it offensive, really, just rather amusing. It would be interesting to see if this was started recently, or if the chocolates have been around for awhile.

    Now, I want chocolate!

  8. I have been thinking about this for a couple of days, and I still can’t decide if it is inappropriate or not! Oddly enough, I would think it less offensive if they chose a dark chocolate with different labeling . . . somehow having the word DARK right there in plain view makes it seem a bit wrong. I do think it is a cool novelty, and I get the thought that chocolate is a nice treat for their guests.

    • You know, I think you may be on to something! I imagined it with just plain Hershey’s kisses and I don’t think my husband would have jumped to the conclusion he did. DARK chocolate seems to imply something.

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