January 31, 2008

Valentine's Day Gift Guide from CandySnob

For a blog about candy, Valentine's Day is one of the biggest days of the year. So we could literally list out tons of great options for you to buy for your sweetheart this year, but that's not practical. So...since we're snobs and all, we're just giving you some of our true favorites and some of the best chocolates out there.

If your sweetheart knows their chocolate, or at least has an evolved palette, Valentine's Day Chocolates from Lake Champlain are the way to go. We particularly like the 22 piece Grand Valentine Chocolate Heart - Chocolate Truffles, Caramel Hearts, Raspberry Creams, Maple Crunch, Evergreen Mint, Chocolate Hearts, and Dark Mint Crunch Squares...c'mon! This is a bargain at $38.

Valentine's Day Truffles
You can't go wrong with any of the gift ideas at Dan's Chocolates but we particularly like the Modern Heart 1 Lb. with Bouquet. It comes with a 1 Lb box of chocolates and a fresh flower bouquet shipped in the same box. The design on the box is also very cool. $64.98 at Dan's Chocolates.

This is more funny than naughty, really. It is a lollipop that shows a naked cupid with his you-know-what exposed. Its actually quite a nice piece - handpainted with colored white chocolate. You can get it in white, milk, or dark chocolate for $3.95 from Naughty Chocolates.

We bought this variety pack awhile ago, and loved every single piece. Then, as fate would have it, we got to know one of the founders and we worked together on a candy book for the Pennsylvania Confectioner's Association. Big Tips Candy Collection contains: Mallo Cup(our favorite of course), Clark Bar, Idaho Spud, Peanut Chews, Goo Goo Cluster, Big Cherry, Twin Bing, U-NO, Sky Bar, Nut Goodie, Old Faithful, Salted Nut Roll, Bun Bar, Mountain Bar, and Rocky Road. The bonus, it comes in a snazzy gift box and a coloring book which tells the stories of these classic candies. The Big Tips Candy Collection is $24.95.

If you're going for white chocolate, go for the best white chocolate you can, in this case the 24 piece Godiva White Chocolate Gift Box.Its the perfect gift for anyone who loves white chocolate. It includes: Raspberry Star, Hazelnut Praliné Raindrop, White Ganache Bliss and Twilight Swirl, just to name a few. Plus its Kosher, fyi. $29 from Amazon

Pralus Pyramid - 10 Dark Chocolates from Around the World- This is a really nice gift if your sweetheart likes dark chocolates and is interested in learning about the nuances of the different terroir. This gift includes ten different single-origin chocolates in one enticing package. These delicacies are 75% cacao dark chocolate and won the Grand Prix d'Excellence International du Chocolate for both 1996 and 1997. $44.95 at Amazon.

We strongly recommend Figamajigs, for Valentine's and beyond. Zero trans fats, low fat, high in fiber and anti-oxidants, all natural, and AWESOME flavor and texture. For a gift, the variety pack would be a nice way to go. It includes: 5 Figamajig Bars, 4 Figamajig Bars w/Almonds, 3 Orange and Yellow Chocolate Covered Drops, and 3 Dark Chocolate Covered Drops. It runs $22.35 at their website.

Other Candy Snob Valentine's Day posts:
- Chocolate Truffle Tea from Mighty Leaf
- Green M&Ms for Valentines Day
- Even M&Ms are going green...in the name of love

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Posted by Bob Wallace at January 31, 2008 1:43 PM
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