The trick to getting Valentine's Chocolates right

The trick to getting Valentine's Chocolates right

Valentine's Day is probably the best day of the year if you're a chocolate lover. It might be a cliche, but there's no better way to indulge your partner than with Valentine's chocolates. From melt-in-the-mouth truffles to the flavour bomb of a single-origin bar, chocolate is still the best way to delight that special someone on Valentine's Day.

Fortunately, giving Valentine's Day chocolates doesn't need to be tricky. From vegan Valentine's chocolate to exciting flavours for adventure lovers, we've got the romantic treats your loved ones will love.


Why gift chocolate for Valentine's?

Chocolate doesn't just taste delicious. It’s also got a long history with love and romance. While the jury might still be out on the scientific effects of chocolate, many believe it contains chemicals that can enhance your mood and stimulate your desire. And these views go back thousands of years. 

In fact, the Aztecs prized it as an aphrodisiac and called it the food of the Gods. Later, in the 18th century, Madame du Barry mixed cocoa and amber as a love potion, and Marie Antoinette had a personal chocolatier at Versailles to create indulgent treats. But then, in 1861, Richard Cadbury put his finest chocolates in beautiful heart-shaped boxes, and a Valentine's Day tradition was born.

It’s safe to say that chocolate is the perfect gift to fan the flames of love or put a smile on your BFF's face. 

How to pick the best chocolates for Valentine's Day

But even when you know that chocolate is the ideal gift, how do you pick the perfect Valentine's gift? We've put together a delicious range of options for friends, lovers and all the special people that deserve to know you care on Valentine's Day!

For the One

There's no better way to share the love than with Valentine's Day chocolates. So we've revisited our roots with this exquisite Amore truffle selection box. It's a modern update on Robert Cadbury's original heart-shaped box, filled with luscious single-origin chocolate truffles. And as they melt on your tongue, you'll release mood-enhancing chemicals plus contemporary flavours of salted caramel, champagne, pink gin and raspberry. 

Or why not gift the love of your life a "With Love" Chocolate Letterbox Set? Bringing together four of our favourite dark, milk, and white chocolate bars, this ultimate chocolate lover's bundle slips through the letterbox for maximum impact and complete anonymity! For the ultimate big romantic gesture, why not show them you care every day, not just for Valentine's? A Chocolate Subscription guarantees delicious deliveries every month for enduring happiness.

For vegans

Gifting vegan Valentine's chocolate is an ideal way to say you care in more ways than one. As more of us adopt flexitarian and plant-based diets, our Valentine's chocolate has adapted to fit the bill. From our fabulous Vegan Chocolate Hamper stuffed with our favourite bars, buttons and truffles to our delectable Dark Hot Chocolate Flakes for the ultimate feel-good treat, our vegan Valentine's chocolates are big on flavour and sustainability. 

Try our Maldon Sea Salt bar if you've never gifted vegan chocolate. Bringing together the rich, fruity quality of our 71% single-origin cacao and crunchy hand-harvested sea salt flakes for pops of flavour, it's perfect with a medium-bodied red on Valentine's Day. 

For adventure lovers

Whether your recipient loves spending Valentine's Day hiking in the Lake District or ziplining from the top of Snowdon, theycan enjoy our letterbox gifting artisan chocolate bars anywhere in the UK this Valentine's Day. 

But you don't have to enjoy extreme sports to indulge in our adventurous flavours. Our Cheese Chocolate Truffles will tease your tastebuds with creamy cheese ganache encased in a crisp dark chocolate shell to enhance levels of dopamine, the so-called 'love hormone', in the brain. Or go wild with our vegan-friendly Avocado Chocolate Bar — it’s like nothing you've ever tasted before! Then for the perfect Valentine's Day chocolate nightcap, indulge in our vegan Chocolate & Cacao Nib Gin Liqueur with its surprising hints of cardamom, lemon and juniper to dazzle your tastebuds.

For your BFF

Valentine's Day chocolates aren't just for lovers. It's the perfect gift to show friends and family members how much they mean to you. So while you might want to steer clear of heart-shaped boxes and romantic gifts, we have plenty of ways to say thank you with the best gift of all - chocolate!

Our Dark and Milk Chocolate Buttons are just the job for treating everyone from a favourite aunt to that BFF who loves to bake. Created from our delicious Ecuadorian single-estate milk chocolate, these buttons are perfect for baking, snacking or the ultimate hot chocolate - just add your choice of dairy or plant milk.

For heart health

Did you know that dark chocolate is thought to be a heart-healthy treat? So if you want to celebrate with Valentine's chocolates, look for our Dark Chocolate Bars packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants. In addition, most of our single-origin dark and flavoured bars are naturally vegan, so everyone can enjoy the benefit of health-boosting cocoa flavonoids

For a delicious, healthy Valentine's chocolate gift, try our Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Library. It's a showstopping gift of our finest dark bars in a stylish and reusable gift box just right for showcasing your excellent taste in chocolate.

For sheer indulgence

Chocolate has been associated with luxury and indulgence since the Mayans and Aztecs started to enjoy Xocolatl with its hints of vanilla, chilli and cinnamon. And there's nothing more decadent than savouring every bite of a huge box of chocolates. So it's not surprising that chocolate and Valentine's Day are a match made in heaven.

If you plan on making this a Valentine's Day to remember, why not pop the question with the ultimate Boozy Chocolate Hamper? This dreamy chocolate treat combines our very best single-origin bars with Espresso Martini Beans, our delectable Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur and a bottle of vintage Prosecco to celebrate the moment they say "I do!"

Love Cocoa for sustainable Valentine's Day Chocolates

We think the best way to show someone you love them is with the world's finest cacao. So our artisan chocolates use single-origin beans, rated in the top 8% in the world. 

We've taken our proud Cadburys history into the 21st century with surprising flavours, sustainable packaging and our Plant A Tree Project. So when you buy Valentine's chocolate from Love Cocoa, you're helping to plant trees and help the planet. 

So whether you're looking for vegan Valentine's chocolates or indulgent treats for the one you love, shop Love Cocoa this Valentine's Day!