TRENDS: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Statistics

Raspberry Chocolate Hearts from Pierre Marcolini. According to The Nielsen Company: – Consumers are expected to purchase more than $345 million in chocolate candy during Valentine’s week, accounting for 5.1% of annual sales in the chocolate candy category. Consumers will purchase more than $448 million worth of total candy during Valentine’s week. – More than…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 7 ~ Seduction Cookies From Ruby et Violette

Prepare to be seduced by these deep chocolate cookies with big chunks of Callebaut chocolate. Nine different flavors, from comfort food to cutting edge. In fact, crystallized ginger and curry were our two favorite flavors—but we wouldn’t turn any away, including cream cheese, mint and caramel. Resistance is futile! You can choose your flavors and…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 8 ~ Low-Calorie Heart-Shaped Muffins

Send your favorite dieter Vitalicious 100-calorie, heart shaped chocolate muffins; and enter for a chance to win a Tiffany diamond pendant at http://vitalicious.com/store.html. The chocolate muffins, available year-round in standard muffin shape and muffin tops, are quite tasty for diet food. – Read our review of Vitalicious Muffins. – Find more of our favorite diet…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Ruby et Violette Chocolate Chunk Seduction Cookies

We’ve been seduced by many of the Top Picks Of The Week, but Ruby et Violette’s “Seduction” chocolate chunk cookies at least give fair warning. After we devoured the cookies in record time, THE NIBBLE staff unanimously decided to give a box to our significant others for Valentine’s Day—just so we could have another opportunity…
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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS: VDay Minus 9 ~ Red Velvet Heart With Artisan Chocolates

We love the fine hand of Susan Kennedy at Chokola’j. Serving a discriminating Hamptons crowd, her chocolates are a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. There’s even free 3-day domestic shipping on orders of $50 or more (enter code VDAYSHIP at checkout)—not just on Valentine’s gifts but on all of her delicious products, through February…
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