February 4, 2014

Valentine’s Gift Idea: Flowers & Chocolate

Raspberry Chocolates | The Naptime Chef

I thought I’d pop in with a few Valentine’s gift ideas this week and next. I don’t go crazy with Valentine’s Day like I do with Christmas, but I do enjoy the sentiment of a sweet romantic gesture and a small extra-thoughtful gift. One of my favorite Valentine’s gift ideas is simple: flowers and chocolate. Each year I challenge my husband to find me some unique chocolate treat. He does his research and has brought me little boxes from La Maison du Chocolat, Chocopologie, and See’s in the past. This year I plan to reciprocate with a little chocolate of my own.

The other day I found these flowers and chocolates at Whole Foods and was floored by how good they taste. They were nice enough to give me samples to try, and I went back and bought them all myself. I thought it’d be fun to experiment with different ways they can all be presented and displayed.

Flowers & Chocolate| The Naptime Chef

These Vosges Haute chocolate bars are right up my alley. Here there are two varieties: The Smoke & Stout Caramel Bar featuring chocolate stout beer, smoked salt, burnt caramel, and dark chocolate, and the Mo’s Milk Bar featuring hickory smoked bacon and smoked salt.

Fair Trade Chocolate | The Naptime Chef

For a more classic route a Kallari organic cocoa bar made with fair trade cocoa is always a great choice.

Raspberry Bon Bons

One of my favorite local chocolate shops is Chocopologie. These adorable raspberry truffles are like a little kiss in each bite.

 

(Disclaimer: The flowers and chocolates were given to me by Whole Foods, but I was not compensated for this post. This opinions and photographs are wholly my own.)