VALENTINE’S DAY: Sweets We’d Like To Receive
If you’re on the hunt for Valentine chocolate, you probably don’t have to hunt too hard. Even our drugstore looks like a chocolate shop.
But here are some yummy items we enjoy, year after year.
CHOCOLATE CHERRIES FROM CHOCLATIQUE
Most of us grew up hoping to get the chocolate covered cherry in the box of mixed chocolates. At Choclatique, you can get an entire box of cherries!
These are not the overly-sweet chocolate cherries of our youth. They are Grade A maraschino cherries that are marinated and then wrapped in a white chocolate-butter ganache. Next, they’re enrobed in premium dark chocolate shells (64% cacao).
The bonbons are allowed to to cure, so that the ganache centers liquefy. The result is a delicate liquid center with just a touch of white chocolate ganache—and a memorable chocolate cherry.
The chocolates are all natural and you can pick either a bright red ribbon for Valentine’s Day.
Garrett Popcorn, known for its high quality popcorn gift tins, has two suggestions for Valenetine’s Day:
Order yours at GarrettPopcorn.com.
Li-Lac Chocolates is one of our favorite munching grounds. This chocolate shop specializes in old-fashioned chocolates of top quality—the kind it’s become hard to find.
Take a look at the choices at Li-LacChocolates.com.
Top: Gourmet chocolate cherries from Choclatique. Middle and bottom: Lover’s Mix and the Valentine tin from Garrett Popcorn.
Whether a mixed box of chocolates or an entire box of our favorite chocolate-covered marzipan rolls, we hope our Valentine reads this message. (Please send both!)
The chocolates are certified kosher.
We’re happy with anything from John & Kira’s or Burdick Chocolate, two of America’s great artisan chocolatiers.
CHERRY CHEWS FROM GIMBAL’S
For something fun, affordable and not chocolate, try Gimbal’s Cherry Chews. They’re all natural and made with real cherry juice. They were created to have a cherry shape, but as you can see in the photo, they also resemble Valentine hearts.
And they also double as celebratory sweets for George Washington’s Birthday.
Bags in several sizes start at $1.39 to give out to friends and colleagues. A 38-ounce jar is just $13.99.
Get them at GimbalsCandy.com.