With Valentine’s day just a blink (and a cheeky-wink) away, what could be better to sweep your loved one off their dainty feet than to show your appreciation with a thoughtful (and lip-lickingly good) chocolate gift ♥. To make it all the more special, why not shop locally and support our British chocolatiers at the same time?
For a quirky and original offering, plump for a Chocolat The Movie Hamper bought to you by Somerset based The Chocolate Society. Spend a cosy (and interactive) night-in with your soul mate, whilst nibbling on chocolates when you see them being eaten on-screen! Or if you happen to be single and carefree, call the girls over and drool over Johnny Depp (looking gorgeous, as usual).
Picture courtesy of The Chocolate Society – @ChocSoc
Next up, is a stunning array of gifts from West Sussex company – Cocoa Loco. Pucker up for a kiss with their gorgeous Lip and Love Heart Lollies and forgo the roses altogether, deciding instead on a beautiful Chocolate Flower Pot with delicate, milk and white chocolate flowers.
Picture courtesy of Cocoa Loco – @cocoalocochoc
For a touch of luxurious glamour, turn to Kokopelli’s Chocolate, who have created a heavenly Valentine’s Collection of caramel chocolates in four enticing flavours – Passion fruit, Tonka Bean, Cardamom and Sea Salt. Steph Saffer is the founder of Kokopelli’s and, according to Steph’s blog, each flavour has a significant meaning when it come’s to love.
Dive in head-first and order your box of romantic tricks today. Why not add a bag of their sweet and tangy Passion fruit caramels too (my personal favourite) to make the Valentine’s feeling last all week.
Picture courtesy of Kokopelli’s Chocolate – @Kokopellis_Choc
Lauden Chocolate was created by the formidable, award-winning duo Sun and Stephen. Their exquisite creations just scream ‘EAT ME!’ and their stunning workmanship oozes a feeling of opulence and desirability. Impress your discerning, true love with Lauden’s Strawberries and Cream Hearts; filled with affection – you can’t go wrong with these beauties.
Picture courtesy of Lauden Chocolates – @LaudenChocolate
What do you get for the Valentine who has everything? Why a selection of Melt Chocolates of course! Try their stunning painted hearts (which look almost Rothko inspired) or a cute box of Valentine Bars (including the appropriately named Love Bar).
For the die-hard fresh chocolate fan, immerse yourself into the Valentine’s Collection Box, which houses a mouth-watering rose, raspberry and lychee paté de fruit, half dipped in chocolate and decorated with a tiny rose bud and gold leaf. Lavish and sumptuous, this selection will leave you wanting more…
Picture courtesy of Melt Chocolates – @meltchocolates
For those of you looking for a fun and flirty gift, why not visit Lick The Spoon in the Cotswolds. Their adorable Love Bug will have any prospective Valentine eating out of the palm of your hand. With flavours to choose from such as Milk Chocolate with Salted Caramel, White Chocolate with Raspberry and Dark Chocolate with Champagne, you may need to bite the bullet and get all three.
Picture courtesy of Lick The Spoon – @LicktheSpoonUK
For an extra special, romantic surprise, visit Black Mountain Gold, based in Crickhowell, Wales who are serving up a special Valentine’s offer. Book a three hour chocolate-making workshop during the month of February, for just £140 per couple. A smooth and sophisticated way to spend some quality time with your better half.
Or, alternatively, pop in to their shop for a selection of their delectable handmade chocolates, which will melt even the coldest heart.
Picture courtesy of Black Mountain Chocolates – @WELSHCHOCS
♥Wedding ring optional