Gourmet chocolates are the sophisticated gift of Valentine’s Day

While kids love these conversation hearts, the gourmet chocolates will have your loved one swooning after that first bite. If flavor is driving that sophisticated Valentine’s Day gift purchase, think beyond the grocery aisle and unwrap the deliciousness in one bite.

When thinking about a recipe, many people can appreciate that good ingredients, dedication to craftsmanship, and attention to detail can create the perfect bite. Although the plate provides space to create this delight, a chocolatier has a treat that fits in the palm of your hand. Each decision is carefully considered. But, when this first flavor is revealed, it’s a moment of celebration.

From local chocolatiers to well-known names, gourmet chocolates deserve a celebratory moment. While they make a tasty Valentine’s Day gift, February isn’t the only time to enjoy them. It could be that treat to savor and make every day a little more special.

It’s time to discover these gourmet chocolates.

Ethel M Chocolates

While the lights of Las Vegas can be tempting, Ethel M chocolates are the sweetest prize to discover. Carefully crafted gourmet chocolates emphasize “a precise blend of love, art and science”. Although the bite may be small, the flavor is immense.

From Valentine’s Day to any time, Ethel M chocolates are a symphony of flavors. While carefully crafted chocolates paint an artistic picture, it’s the flavor nuances that intrigue people. Whether discovered for yourself or tasted through a virtual tasting, these chocolates are the ultimate splurge.

For Valentine’s Day, there is a wide range of options. But, for anyone wanting an adult treat, don’t miss the Remy Martin XO Cognac Truffles. The touch of salt with the dark chocolate ganache is perfection. Or, for a more traditional option, consider one of the love collection tasters.

Delysia Chocolatier

The Austin-based chocolatier has always pushed the boundaries of flavor. The perfectly worked squares that have been delicately painted are almost too pretty to eat.

This year the brand was inspired by Aphrodite and its Goddess of Love collection was a celebration of love and beauty. Incorporating fig, pomegranate and strawberry flavors into the various truffles, the nod to romance is clear. It may be best to savor one slowly and let the luscious flavor entice you.

Don Papa Heritage Collection + Romeo Chocolates

While many people enjoy a sip of Don Papa rum after a delicious meal, this special collaboration combines that libation with flawless chocolate. Filipino-inspired flavors include “Calamansi Mojito, Filipinx Barako Mocha, Daiquiri Dark Chocolate, and the Signature Don Papa Rum Truffle.” The succulent ganache is infused with Don Papa rum. Maybe it’s time to put the glass down and get the chocolate.

Chocolate and Silk & Spice Comparts

Wine and chocolate are always a classic combination. This offering from Compartes and Silk & Spice embraces culinary exploration. Portuguese wine goes well with exquisite Compartes chocolate. Whether they are enjoyed with a glass of wine or on their own, this taste journey is waiting for you.

See the sweets

With 100 years of experience, See’s Candies has always been a tradition of Valentine’s Day gifts. From a box of truffles to a creamy caramel, these iconic Mary See recipes have stood the test of time.


Who hasn’t wanted to untie the red ribbon of this golden box? Classic Godiva chocolate is always a delicious choice. One bite could bring the courage to express that devotion as the brand’s namesake.

These gourmet chocolates are just a few of the many offerings that would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or an expression of love, chocolate just might be the perfect food.

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