GildasClubIf you love dark chocolate, giving back to a worthy cause, and need a mood elevating lift that extends beyond your taste buds to encourage families helping loved ones navigate their cancer survival journey, here is a treat for you.

Seattle Chocolate Company has created a new specially packaged chocolate bar — called Gilda’s Bar — to benefit Gilda’s Club Seattle. The bar is named for funny lady and Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner. Gilda’s husband Gene Wilder co-founded Gilda’s Club in her honor after her passing from ovarian cancer.

Gilda’s Club is a non profit organization that provides support for families helping loved ones deal with cancer.   Four thousand Gilda’s Bars are available for purchase for $5 each from the company’s online store, and the dollars raised will fund the good work of Gilda’s Club Seattle.

Why not buy them by the dozen and share them with all your chocolate loving friends?     And, when you unwrap your dark chocolate truffle bars with Gilda’s smiling face on the wrapper, be on the lookout for five golden tickets.  Those lucky enough to receive one will be walking through the doors of Seattle Chocolate Company for a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the chocolate factory.  This tour is a happy nod to Gene Wilder and his role in the beloved film Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It’s a full circle moment with delicious and satisfying rewards for all.   Love that.  Don’t you?