CHINESE NEW YEAR: Special Chocolates For The Year Of The Tiger

If you forgot to send Valentine’s Day chocolate to someone special, or need a reciprocal gift, you’ve got an “out.” You can still celebrate 4708, the Chinese Lunar New Year (February 14 to 28th). It’s the Year of the Tiger. Moon cakes are traditional, but few people would choose them over Burdick Chocolate’s exquisite chocolates…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Chocolate Vodka Cocktails

Chocolate cocktails range from sweet to spicy to sizzling, like “Hot Lips,” above. Photo courtesy Van Gogh Vodka. Chocolate has been called the “fruit of love,” so it’s no wonder that it’s the favorite gift for Valentine’s Day. Long thought of as an aphrodisiac, there’s a scientific basis to the claim. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Gifts For Kids

How cute are these ganache-filled penguins? And more delicious than most chocolate. Photo courtesy BurdickChocolate.com. The kids on your Valentine’s Day list will be happy with just about anything that’s chocolate. It’s easy to pick up a gift at the drug store or even the supermarket. But if you have a discriminating child—or you’d like…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: You Could Meet Elton John

This year’s limited-edition Valentine box from Godiva. Photo courtesy Godiva.com. Valentine’s Day means Godiva’s annual sweepstakes. This year, Godiva has partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) to create a limited-edition gift box, the True Love Gold Heart Assortment. The heart-shaped box is filled with favorites such as caramels, ganaches and pralinés in dark,…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: With Love From Mickey Mouse

M-I-C-K-E-Y chocolate gifts are fun. Photo courtesy Leonidas.com. You don’t have to be a kid to adore this Mickey Mouse Assortment of Belgian chocolates from Leonidas—but what kid wouldn’t be thrilled to get one? The retro keepsake gift box contains 16 pieces of chocolate embossed with Mickey’s smiling face, in four different flavors: Milk chocolate…
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