We’re in the mood for love as Valentine’s Day approaches. You and your significant other have prepared a romantic evening at home complete with supper, flowers, and wine. Something else, though, would make the two of you even more smitten. Dessert. That’s why we scoured the web for the best candies you can buy before February 14th. In this article, we rate the most divisive and romantic Valentine’s Day sweets and treats.
All 25 of these sweets are sure to put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit, whether you share a bag of red and pink Starbursts with your dinner date, supply your child’s class with festive lollipops, send your mother a bouquet of chocolate roses, or send a friend far away a box of chocolate-covered strawberries.
Chocolate Valentine Candy
For some, chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand — according to a survey from RetailMeNot, 34% of Americans in relationships want to receive chocolate as a gift during the holiday. Not everyone likes chocolate, though, and thankfully when it comes to choosing sweet treats for the special people in your life, there is no shortage of options. You could go with gummy bears, or opt for unique sweets like chocolate-stuffed marshmallows and sour jelly hearts.
1. Godiva® 8pc Ballotin & Drizzled Strawberries
Spoil your love with a box of chocolates plus a side of delicious chocolate-covered strawberries. When Shari’s Berrie teams up with Godiva, you know you’re gifting the best. Fingers crossed that your beloved is willing to share.
2. The Truffle Collection, Premium Chocolate Assortment Box
A 24-piece collection of truffles from Ethel M. The premium chocolate bites are filled with honey, espresso, white chocolate, milk chocolate, cinnamon pecan, and dark chocolate ganache cream.
3. Lavo 20 Layer Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet gives us chocolate with a red tint, making it the perfect color combination for Valentine’s Day. Slice up this delicious 20-layer cake for an unforgettable dessert to share.
4. The Milk Bar Sampler
Send a box of delicious cookies from the famous Milk Bar as a Valentine’s Day gift. The tin includes Birthday Truffles in vanilla and chocolate, a slice of Milk Bar Pie, and six assorted cookies.
5. Salt and Straw Pints of the Month
For a unique gift idea for the sweetheart with a sweet tooth that isn’t into decadent chocolates, try an ice cream subscription from Portland-based Salt & Straw. The hand-made pints come in various inspired flavors like Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper or Chocolate Caramel Potato Chip Cupcake for an unusual gift for your Valentine.
6. Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies
For an edible gift that’s memorable, the legendary chocolate chip cookies from New York’s Levain Bakery are the gift your loved one won’t soon forget. This chocolate chip cookie has walnuts in it, but you can also get peanut butter chips, double chocolate chips, and oatmeal raisins.
7. Popcorn Sugarwish
If your Valentine likes their treats sweet and salty, a popcorn mix is in order. You can get a variety of combination treats starting at $25 at Sugarwish.
8. DeLight Patisserie Love Message Shortbread Cookies
These delicious “I Love You” vanilla shortbread cookies by DeLight Patisserie are an adorable alternative to chocolate.
9. The Baklava Box
Not everyone is into chocolate. If your S.O. is in that camp, this baklava box contains a mix of treats from the Middle East: Burma, galleries, Basma, baklava, bird’s nests, cashew fingers, and cashew fingers.
10. Godiva Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box, Gold Ribbon, 36 pc.
An assorted box of Valentine’s Day chocolates is a staple for the holiday. This Godiva chocolate box has 36 pieces of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate candy.
11. Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Candy
Ferrero Rocher chocolates have all the chocolate flavor you need, plus a little hazelnut crunch.
12. Mouth Candy Land Gift Box
The Mouth Candy Land gift basket has everything for the sweet tooth from independent candy brands, including gummies, chocolates, marshmallows, and popcorn.