Chocolate is the Valentine gift on everyone’s lips. With very little time left until V-Day, you can still express ship the most exquisite artisanal, single source chocolates to your sweetie. Even when there is not a single flower left in your grocer’s floral bin, you can bet they’ll still have a box of chocolates waiting for you. The trick is identifying the brand that delivers great chocolate taste along with a requisite heart-shaped gift box.
Start with our trio of supermarket and drugstore standbys that deliver the goods. If you still have enough shipping time left, consider a threesome of boutique offerings.
Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates
These melt-in-your-mouth treats have some crunch from the center, a little salt from the nuts, and a velvety creamy chocolate exterior. r that ties the whole thing together. This heart shaped box is perfect for Valentine’s Day, featuring some subtle heart illustrations on the lid and two little cut outs that peak through to the yummy contents that can be found inside.
Ferrero Rocher 15-Count Heart Gift Box, $15.49, amazon
Dove Milk Chocolate Truffles
These silky smooth, very chocolaty gems are a big hit with those who love creamy textures and a nice mouth feel without being too sweet. The heart-shaped gift tin is cute and reusable.
DOVE Valentine’s Milk Chocolate Truffles Heart Gift Box, $22.06 for 6.5 oz., Amazon
Pick up the 5.7 oz. milk chocolates box at the drug store or go online to create your own Valentines Sweets Heart 25-piece gift box. Both come in the classic red heart-shaped packaging. You’ll find a nice variety of light truffles and caramels sure to please. The chew of the buttery caramel is among the best and doesn’t stick to your teeth.
Lindt Valentine’s Collection 2017, prices vary, Lindt
Vosges Dark Chocolate Truffles
If you seek out Wild Ophelia at Whole Foods and other grocery stores, you’ll love this Valentine’s offering from their big sister, Vosges. The dark chocolate heart gift box features 16 truffles from the brand’s Exotic, Italian, Groove and Aztec collections. Two-day express shipping for a limited time costs $15.
Vosges Dark Chocolate Truffle Heart Collection, $36 for16 pieces, vosgeschocolate
The Chocolate Bar Belgians
Looking for chocolates for the boyfriend who wouldn’t be caught delving into a heart-shaped, pink and beribboned stash. This is for the man (and woman) who loves their high quality, decadent chocolates in a clean, sophisticated chic box. Each truffle is made from creamy and rich Belgian chocolate and offers praline, truffle, and fudge fillings flavored with almond crunch, amaretto, French cheesecake, hazelnut, cappuccino, coffee and more.
The Chocolate Bar Handmade Belgian Chocolate Gift Box, $38.99, amazon
Norman Love Handcrafted Chocolates
These handcrafted beauties are almost too pretty to eat, but don’t let that stop you from savoring the delectable single-origin chocolates. They are exquisitely silky, rich perfections
Norman Love Valentine’s Day Gifts, prices vary, normanloveconfections