Valentine’s Day Gifts Gone Wild: Bizarre Chocolate
It’s Valentine’s Day—have you loaded up on sweets for your sweet? If not, you best get shopping, and wouldn’t you know, there are plenty of ways to show your love that go beyond the expected conversational candy hearts, traditional cupcakes aswirl with pink icing or those ubiquitous chocolate samplers.
In a story for CNN’s Eatocracy blog, Food & Wine magazine’s restaurant editor Kate Krader fills us in on Valentine’s Day goodies that are sure to win you some serious points for originality.
First up: anatomically correct chocolate hearts (10 oz. for $17) and brains (1 lb. for $20). Um, yum? That’s right, the pushindaisies.com treats are just the thing for the Hannibal Lector-types on your lists. Isn’t that how serial killers get their start?
Anyhoo, if eating body parts—even ones made out of chocolate—isn’t your honey’s thing, perhaps a bowl made out of the delicious stuff is a better idea. At Choclat.com, you can pick up an edible chocolate lace bowl ($60 to $100) that you can then fill with munchies, Krader writes. Strawberries or pretzels? Sweet or salty? A question for the ages. Or, you could follow the food editor’s advice and opt for a 96-piece chocolate chess set from Astor Chocolate ($195). Both the bowl and chess set are so pretty, you almost won’t want to eat them. Almost.
And, finally, we’re not quite sure what message you’d be sending if you decided to gift your one and only with Chocolate-Dipped Insects from Hotlix Candy. Krader reports that each package includes two white or milk chocolate hand-dipped worms and crickets ($2.25). Perhaps it would be a break-up note? Happy Valentine’s Day, You’re Gross?
You know, on second thought, candy hearts and cupcakes sound pretty awesome right now. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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