Our Favorite 2019 Valentine's Day Candies
Hotel Chocolat is a newcomer to the U.S., and you should definitely introduce it to your significant other. The 27-piece Valentine Sleekster Chocolate Box is a gorgeous showcase of some of the company’s classic flavors: caramels, fruits, pralines and (packs-a-punch) tipples. But the 14-piece H-box hits the highlights as well. Both are designed to share with at least two of each flavor. Or try a 6-pack of single-flavor hearts like passion fruit, salted caramel, or champagne. Not a fan of fillings? Go for the melting hearts, which come in milk, dark, and strawberry white chocolate.
- The Valentine Sleekster Chocolate Box, $34.50
- The Valentine H-box of Chocolates, $19.50
- Passion Fruit Hearts, Salted Caramel Kiss Hearts or Champagne Hearts, $6
- Melting Hearts (Milk, Dark or Strawberry White), $9
If you’re deeply in love with your Valentine, you need See’s Candies limited-time deep dark chocolate truffles. And if you’re hot for your Valentine, go with their hot hearts. Or treat yo’self to sour hearts, milk chocolate–covered honey-marshmallow hearts or dark chocolate–covered scotchmallow hearts, which have a caramel layer.
Sweet or sour gummies
If you’re sweet on a sour-lover, go for the adorable pink and red Sour Punch Hearts. If your true love prefers non-sour gummies, give them a whole skewer full of gummies with Dylan’s Candy Bar Gummy Kebab.
La Maison du Chocolat
La Maison du Chocolat is offering a Parisian Dream line that includes a heart-shaped praline with almonds and hazelnuts. (You also get non-heart caramel, passionfruit and bourbon-vanilla marshmallow, so that’s a bonus.)
Buy: lamaisonduchocolat.us, $34
Fat- and gluten-free
Fat-free (and gluten-free) Valentine’s treats? You betcha! Indulge in heart-shaped Welch's Fruit Snacks or a bunch of holiday Peeps.
- Welch’s, 28-count box of 1/2-oz pouches, $4.49 at Walmart, Target, Walgreens and more
- Peep’s, available nationwide in the candy aisle
- Marshmallow Hearts, 2-count package, $1; 6-count package $1.79.
- Strawberry Crème Flavored Marshmallow Hearts, 9-count package, $1.79
- Vanilla Crème Flavored Marshmallow Hearts, 9-count package, $1.79
Godiva has a store-only Fudge Heart Pop that will prove that you did some in-person shopping. But you could just as easily impress with the 14-piece gift-box with white, milk and dark chocolate hearts, available online and in stores.
At stores nationwide, Dove offers a heart-shaped version of both its classic milk chocolate and dark chocolate as well as a milk-and-dark swirled heart. And Target has an exclusive Dove Pink Champagne Heart which swirls the pastel champagne chocolate with milk chocolate. Target also carries a Dylan’s Candy Bar exclusive: It’s a cherry lollipop with a secret message in the handle. Confess your crush with a heart they can truly hold in their hands.
Reese’s is doing mini foil-wrapped hearts and snack-size Valentine’s exchange hearts (they have a little To/From window you can write on). They taste the same as regular Reese’s peanut butter cups, but you should probably buy both to be sure. Find them in stores nationwide.
Foil-wrapped hearts, $5
Valentine’s Exchange hearts, $8