Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by David Michael
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Valentine’s Candy Buyers Guide
Valentine’s day, when chocolate leads the way to one’s heart. It’s not the only game in town though.
Valentine’s day chocolate is one of the most given gifts, but not the only candy. Conversation hearts candy is probably the second most ubiquitous valentine’s candy around.
If you’re looking for something to give your sweetheart, to give out as Valentine’s day favors, or just have a bowl of treats on your desk or table – we run down our favorite Valentine’s day candy.
This is the classic heart shaped box of chocolates. This is old school Valentine’s day right here. Filled with a variety of filled treats there’s sure to be something your sweetheart will love in this assortment. Valentine’s day chocolate is the traditional way to show fondness for your loved ones.
Whitman’s is another classic heart shaped box of chocolates. This Valentine’s chocolate sampler has been updated to be sugar free. Sweet and tempting without sugar for those looking for an indulgence without the sugar.
Send your sweetie a message on a candy heart. Or just fill up a candy dish with these. A fun ice-breaker that now comes in a miniature tiny size. Conversation hearts candy is another Valentine’s day staple.
Individual boxes of tiny conversation hearts are perfect as Valentine’s day favors for a Valentine’s party.
For Valentine’s hearts candy with a little zing, try these Sweetarts Hearts. I like these sweet sour conversation hearts more than the others, but I prefer sour candy anyways. The messages are incised in the candy and are very clear and easy to read.
Spice it up with Brach’s cinnamon jelly hearts. Bite sized hearts look great in a bowl, and make great cocktail garnishes too.
For the gummy bear lovers, Haribo’s Be Mine mix is perfect for Valentine’s day. A mix of gummy hearts and other shapes in cherry, pineapple, and raspberry are sure to please.
Roses are synonymous with Valentine’s day, and why not give chocolate kisses too? These meltaway kisses are wrapped in a rose red foil with a rose printed on the base. The milk chocolate melts in your mouth to reveal a rich fudgy filling. It’s really hard to keep a bowl filled with these around, they go quick.
Classic Hershey’s Kisses mixed with Hershey’s Hugs, which is a Kiss wrapped in white creme coating. The pink and silver wrappers are perfect for Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s M&M’s come in red, white, and pink colors. They look great in a bowl (see the pic up top). These are packed in individual servings that are great as favors for a Valentine’s party, or as part of a Valentine’s exchange.
If Valentine themed candy isn’t your thing but you still want a treat, there’s the always elegant Ferrero Rocher. Always appropriate, Ferrero Rochers are a bite sized indulgence for any day.
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