By Leslie Mendoza
Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and if you don’t know what to buy your valentine, chocolates are always a good treat. There are a variety of options when it comes to chocolate: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with nuts or chocolate with caramel, among other things. If you don’t know which type to choose, this article will give a review and break down of the most popular chocolates.
For milk chocolate lovers who don’t mind a hint of hazelnut, the Ferrero Rocher classic chocolates are always a good choice. These chocolates come in different quantities depending on quantity. A forty-eight count box on Amazon retails for $13.00. Ferrero Rocher chocolates were originated in Italy, and have been around since 1942.
See’s Candy also has a good variety of treats. The boxes they sell are good for someone who likes to experiment with their chocolate taste, most of their boxes have a wide variety of chocolates, from dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate with nuts or dried fruit, among other things. Their chocolate boxes can retail between fourteen to a hundred dollars. For a one pound box of chocolate the retail price is $27.00. See’s Candy chocolates are definitely more for special occasions, like anniversaries.
Another option for gourmet chocolates are chocolates from Godiva. These chocolates come in a variety of box sizes. Godiva has a special line just for the Valentines season. They have your classic assorted chocolates heart box, but they also sell chocolate gift baskets. The classic 25 piece chocolate heart box retails for $74.95. The Heart’s Delight Chocolate gift basket, that comes with five chocolate gifts, retails for $69.95.
For more affordable options, visiting a grocery store is a good idea. Most grocery stores have a special section for Valentine’s Day. The Ghirardelli Valentine’s Day chocolate assortment is a good choice for people who like dark chocolate with raspberry, dark chocolate with mint, and milk chocolate with caramel. Ghirardelli also makes strawberry bark that is a limited edition for the Valentine’s Day season.
Lindor also has great options, one being the milk and white chocolate assorted heart. They also have limited edition strawberries and cream white chocolate truffles. Dove has chocolate hearts that come in an assortment of flavors. There are a lot of other options if none of theses flavors sound attracting to your tastes.