Treat your loved one to a indulgent Valentine's Day dessert. Rich and indulgent, chocolate ganache maybe isn't the first thing that comes to mind when planning a home-cooked dessert. While still slightly fussy, this recipe by Israeli-born chef and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully manages to make a restaurant dessert feel accessible. Show More Summary
Farmers and consumers around the world are connected and dependent on each other today in a way that is unprecedented in human history - the average chocolate bar will have ingredients from four or more continents and crop failures in...Show More Summary
Artist Magnus Irvin has been producing a successful line of chocolates in the shape of an anus for about a decade. They’re available in various flavors, from dark to white chocolate. Blech, white chocolate! Read more...
Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of life's sweetest gifts, but let me tell you - these are even better. Biting into the velvety smooth, chocolate mousse filling will defintely get you in the mood for love, or in the mood to reach for another! And no one will guess that the mousse is made without milk or eggs. Show More Summary
What says “I love you” more on Hearts’ Day than giving your loved one a box of delicious chocolate? Well, for starters… How about mining your own chocolate together? The Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku, Japan has come up with this fun and novel way to bring couples closer together. For a small fee, sweet […]
Always eager to try unusual candies around the holidays, I scooped up a bag of White Strawberry Shortcake M&Ms a couple of weeks before Valentine’s Day. These are a new holiday flavor for the brand and try to capture the flavor of a strawberry shortcake by infusing white chocolate with vanilla (for the cake and cream)...
Pin it Perhaps Valentine's Day isn't your thing. Totally cool. Maybe Valentine's Day chocolate (and only the chocolate) is your thing. I so hear you. But if you're thinking of decorating your space for a romantic night in or lookingShow More Summary
Planning the perfect Valentine's Day date can be beyond stressful. Ideally, the formula for a successful Valentine's Day consists of a nice mixture of romance, delicious food and a few clichés — chocolate, flowers and a card perhaps. See...Show More Summary
We rounded up cocktails from a few of our favorite bartenders to help the rest of us survive this grueling holiday of drugstore teddy bears, mediocre chocolate, and abrupt existentialism.
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you still trying to think of something sweet to make for your own sweetie? I have the answer: Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Cups with Salted Pistachios. You’ll definitely make one mighty romantic (and delicious!) gesture with these. Chocolate is one of my guilty pleasures, and so is caramel. […]
If you're reading this, you survived your Super Bowl party and have probably been out sourcing for Valentine's Day on Sunday — which some of us consider an excellent reason to eat as much very good chocolate as is reasonably possible. So this week, we've been going to a lot of chocolate shops,...
Homemade Valentines Day desserts show your loved ones just how much you love them. How much more love can you show, than to present something made with chocolate? We enjoy finding and trying recipes that are sweet and simple to make, yet are incredibly full of flavor.
Disclosure: I was compensated by The General Mills Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition for my time to write this post. Recommendations and opinion are my own. I’m always happy when Valentine’s Day rolls around. It’s a wonderful opportunity...Show More Summary
Credit: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University. We all know what happens when a chocolate bar sits inside of a backpack on a really hot day: it melts, and even if it resolidifies, it will never quite look the same. But what if you could tailor your chocolate to have a higher melting point? Read more...
If you haven't planned a romantic Valentine's Day yet, you still have a bit of time left. But if you're not at all interested in this pink and red commercial holiday, then just think about the discounted chocolates you can snag on the 15th. Show More Summary
It's the Friday before Valentine's Day and whether you're single or in a relationship you have a built-in excuse for consuming chocolate all weekend, so I really don't want to hear any complaining. But before you fall into a Russell Stover coma, here are eight actually good things that happened... More »
"Funny and frolicsome, Kelly Thompson and Jen Bartel's 'Jem and the Holograms' special costs less than a box of chocolates and is way sweeter."
Americans are expected to spend $17.55 billion dollars this Valentine’s Day. Buying chocolates, exchanging gifts, and giving flowers are all hallmarks of this holiday. How about trying something new this year? We’re challenging you to...Show More Summary
For years, I dreaded Valentine's Day. I wanted to hate it. After all, I was single and alone. No one sent me flowers, bought me chocolates, or mailed me a card. Despite feeling lonely on this holiday for many years, I held hope that it would be more someday. Show More Summary