Loveliest Edible Gifts for Valentine's Day
Valentine's day is here.What are you going to do? Where are you going to go? Who are you going to be with?
Lucky for you, Short Order has all the answers for the romantic holiday. We've already given you a guide to restaurants doing Valentine's dinner, foods to make you a stallion in the sack, and the prettiest spirits to sip on. So what's left?
Well can't tell you who to spend it with (that you're going to have to decide for yourself), but we can give you our list of the loveliest and tastiest chocolate edibles that you can get your sweetheart, mom, co-worker, or boss on this Valentine's day.
Haven't you heard the way to someone's heart is through their stomach.
Golf Ball Chocolate Dipped Oreo's
Who said Valentine's a was only for girls? Certainly not cupid. Maybe on his free time he dropped his bow and arrow and picked up a few golf clubs. That would explain these Oreo cookies that are wrapped in fine gourmet Belgian Chocolate. Did we mention you also get to choose your dip? White, milk or dark. Nine come to a box. That should be plentiful in case Cupid's having a hard time with his aim.
Haven't bit by the love bug this Valentine's day? We've got the cure. John & Kira's famous hand-painted chocolate ladybugs pack a mint, raspberry, or honey-lavender flavorful sting. And they're oh so cute. You might not even want to eat them, although we recommend it.
Cigars and Hearts
Who doesn't want cigars and booze on any given day, especially Valentine's. This box of chocolate cigars and rum spiked chocolate makes the perfect gift for any guy in your life, romantic or not. Just be careful. This will be sure get them bragging to their guy friends. As a consequence you might have their special someone looking for you.
The perfect valentine's combination: champagne and chocolate. You won't even miss the strawberries with these Taiitinger Champagne Truffles that are a combination of milk chocolate, fresh cream and Taittinger Brut La Française champagne. They're even shaped like corks, so you can pop them in your mouth and toast in the name of love. And if love doesn't go so well (we all know first dates can be excruciating) then eat the whole box. You might get a buzz going.
Mini Bacon Candy Bar Library
Not feeling so sweet? We've got something for the salty and bitter romantic in all of us. And that something is bacon! Your valentine's day prayers have been answered with this nine bar gift set includes both milk and dark half ounce bacon bars. Just make sure you're not kissing anyone right after.
Giant Fortune Cookie
The future is scary, especially when it comes to romance. It doesn't have to be when you can write it. This football-size fortune cookie is hand dipped in Belgian chocolate and embellished with hand-crafted Royal icing decorations (whatever that means). Your one-foot message goes inside telling your loved one the future you have envisioned together. Only thing is you have to keep it under 250 words (that's more than Twitter gives you), so don't go writing your entire love story. If your plans this Valentine's day consist of popping the question, you may want to think Chinese and propose a fortune she won't be able to decline. Just saying.
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