While fans around the world were tuning into a new episode of The Vampire Diaries last night, executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries were sharing a nice big pot of chocolate fondue with actor Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert). And while you were freaking out over all the Silas struggles, these three were having an adorable time.

Julie was the one who shared the photo of the little date, and Caroline took to Twitter to share some insight on the night. “At a fondue place with @julieplec and @McQueeninchains and it's the hardest thing I've ever done,” she said. What in the world is hard about fondue? Answer: nothing.

And given the fact that Jeremy Gilbert announced to this season’s big bad that he’s a hunter and “plus, I work out,” during last night’s episode, it’s good to know that he can share in the delectable goodness that is melted chocolate. We also can’t get over how much better chocolate fondue is compared to that gross cheesy mess that is Brittany S. Pierce’s “Fondue For Two” skit on Glee. Yuck!

We’re loving the sweet time these three are having. We’re pretty sure The Vampire Diaries is an intense show to work on, so it’s good to see everyone take a break, relax, and drown their feels in fondue.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!