By Rebecca Gamache & Marika Flatt
Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love for others, and if you’re a true foodie, there is no better way to do that than by complementing your V-Day date night with some mouthwatering dishes and desserts. But, if it’s too late to get your hands on these items for Friday, these yummies would brighten any day of the year.
Norman’s Love Confections – Valentine’s Gift boxes start at $13.25
For the sweet tooth, Norman Love Confections offers artisanal chocolates, hand-crafted from the purest ingredients. Inspired by some of the best love songs of all time, internationally recognized pastry chef Norman Love (with a name like that, of course they’ll be great!) has paired flavors of chocolate, vanilla, cherry almond, and more, with fun titles such as “Wild Thing”, “Sugar Sugar” and “Heart of Gold”. These heart-shaped treats will be sure to delight and fulfill your sugary cravings. These adorable heart-shaped chocolates do seem too pretty to eat– they’re basically artwork– but you’ll manage.
Promised Land Dairy products come in almost 20 flavors and are the perfect addition to your next dessert recipe.
It is said that couples that cook together, stay together. So strengthen your relationship by making delicious Valentine’s treats with Promised Land Milk. Promised Land all natural dairy products come in a variety of fun flavors like Cookies N’ Cream, Midnight Chocolate, Very Berry Strawberry, and Peaches N’ Cream just to name a few. And while they are delicious on their own, each flavor can be used in a variety of dessert recipes. Also, these are a great way to surprise your little valentines, too, as a fun addition to a yummy breakfast to start their day.
Bialetti 5 qt. pasta pot available for $34.95
Have you ever wanted to recreate that “Lady and the Tramp” spaghetti moment? Bialetti, Italy’s #1 coffee and cookware company, can help you out with their Red Hot Valentine’s Day essentials. Bialetti offers an assortment of pasta cookware, dessert bakeware, and espresso machines, all in festive Valentine’s red! All of these kitchen necessities are extremely affordable and can be found online or at a Bed, Bath, and Beyond near you. The Pasta Pot makes it super easy for even the most basic cook to fix the perfect pot of pasta. And, you can use the skillets to saute delicious veggies to go on top of your pasta.
Funley’s Stix in the Mud make the perfect sweet treat for your sweety! – approx. $4 for a box of 11
If you are looking for a quick chocolate fix, look no further than Funley’s Stix in the Mud. They are whole grain cookie bits covered in pure milk chocolate or a milk/dark chocolate blend and come in Original, Caramel and Peanut Butter. These candy pieces have the taste your lover will go crazy for and benefits you can both feel good about! Also, these make great treats for your kiddos, too. They were a hit in this house with young and old, alike!
This Torn Ranch Red Hot Gift Basket will heat your Valentine’s up! – $35
Also offering unique, mouth-watering sweets is Torn Ranch. With a wide selection of decadent truffles to chocolate-dipped fruit to dark chocolate bars, your special sweety is sure to love Torn Ranch’s unique artisan flavors! Show some love with Red Hot gift baskets, hand decorated truffle hearts, or wine infused chocolate indulges. Everything from Torn Ranch is available online and in specialty food stores across the country.
Enjoy a warm cup of MAISON CAMUS coffee with Valentines dessert! – $14
And to finish your Valentine’s Day date, how about a toasty cup of coffee! Cozy up with your lover and a hot cup of exquisitely premium Maison Camus Coffee. Flavors such as the signature blend and French Roast will sooth your taste buds with intense and full-bodied flavors, the perfect compliment to a lovely Valentine’s Day dessert.
So do your Valentine’s the right way: with a full stomach! Pig out with your sweetie and enjoy celebrating your love with these deliciously fun desserts and dishes. But, we really think everyday should celebrate love and food!