Top Chocolate Picks For Chocoholics To Enjoy On Valentine’s Day Or Any Day Of The Year
It’s fun to spoil your special someone and the people that you love – even yourself – with boxes of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Flowers may last longer, letters and cards can be forever, but these delectable chocolate balls, squares or whatever shape definitely leave a sweet and lasting impression. Here are our favorite picks for Hearts Day – and, well, for any time actually! The good thing about the latter three brands is that they have outlets in malls, so they always have stock and you can pick them up for last minute gifts, unlike the others which are more specialized, so you have to order them in advance.
Belgian Dark and White Chocolate Squares with Edible Flowers and Himalayan Sea Salt by True Chocolate PH
It’s the best of both worlds! No need to choose between chocolates and flowers with these pretty chocolate squares with edible flowers made by a certified chocoholic.
Photos courtesy of True Chocolate PH
P550 (box of 4; dark, white or combination), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.truechocolateph.com, FB and IG: truechocolateph
Assorted Truffles by Paulene Chocolats Suisses
More than its chic pink box, the truffles are simply to die for. Each piece will have you reaching for more so you can try all the flavors. This Valentine’s Day, make it extra special when paired with Ecuadorian roses!
Photo courtesy of Paulene
P150 (box of 3), P595 (box of 12), P1,225 (single rose + box of 12 truffles), P1,445 (3 roses + box of 3 truffles), P3,500 (6 roses + box of 12 truffles), P4,990 (12 roses + box of 12 truffles), available at Aruga Café by Mesclun, (0917) 702-3896, (02) 230-6770
Valentine’s Day Truffles by CMV Txokolat
These beautiful and smooth chocolate pyramids are sure to impress – especially with fun and appropriately named limited edition flavors! Just to name a few of the V-Day flavors: “Bouquet of Roses” is a rose cream caramel truffle, “Movie Date” is a popcorn-flavored truffle, and you can have a “Night Cap” with a mint truffle.
P420 (box of 6), P800 (box of 12), (0915) 279-1903, FB and IG: cmvtxokolat
Assorted Chocolates by See’s Candies
Say “You’re special!” with a red heart box filled with these beloved chocolates from the US. Yup, they’re finally here and you won’t need to go to the States or other countries for these yummy nuts and chews, and other favorites – including the best-selling Scotchmallows in heart shapes!
P245 (Scotchmallow Heart), P3,455 (Classic Red Heart), across The Grid at Power Plant Mall Mall, East Wing at Shangri-La Plaza, (0917) 158-5253, IG: seescandiesmanila
Nama Champagne by Royce’
You can’t go wrong with this classic – a mix of chocolate, fresh cream, and a hint of prestige liqueurs. Velvety and melt-in-your mouth, this is the perfect time to splurge on a box or two or even more. Choose from different flavors, or even a limited Valentine’s edition “Ghana Bitter.”
Photo by Paulo Valenzuela
P630, available at Rockwell, Greenbelt 5, TriNoma, Podium, Okada branches, FB: RoyceChocolatePH
Assorted Praline Balls by Villa Del Conte
What’s more exciting than receiving a box of chocolates? Go Forrest Gump and just surprise yourself with whatever flavor you’re gonna get. There are different filling flavors for everyone to enjoy – hazelnut, coffee cream, caramel, white cream and biscuit, and more.
Photo by Paulo Valenzuela
Ranges from P180 to P1,580, available at Resorts World Manila, Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Robinsons Magnolia, Fashion Hall Megamall branches, FB: VillaDelContePH