The best Valentine’s Day chocolates to buy for your loved one
If you’re opting to say it with chocolates, these hand-rolled, hand-tempered and love-laced varieties are the ones you’re after.
Feb 09, 2020 10:00pm
Ditch the last-minute supermarket dash this Valentine's Day. If you're opting to say it with chocolates, say it with the best ones available on the market.
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Koko Black 36-piece gift box, $79.90, kokoblack.com
Avoid the trial-and-error ritual with this year's assortment - take the reins by picking 36 pieces from Koko Black's range, or take your cues from the masters with their pre-mixed Chocolatier's selection, which features flavours like chai, caramelised coconut and Amarena cherry.
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Gourmet Basket Ultimate Sweet Tooth Gift Pack, $229, gourmetbasket.com.au
More is more with this decadent gift basket. There's handmade fudge, fine chocolates, plus melting moments, nougat and rocky road – more than enough to see you through Valentine's Day.
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Murielle Vuilleumier dark chocolate bar with three-nut mix, $7.25 for 90gm, muriellevuilleumier.com
Made with premium Swiss couverture chocolate, these 88 per cent dark chocolate bars are crafted with salted pistachio nuts, roasted almonds and hazelnuts. Too good to be true.
Up for something a little different? Perth's Sue Lewis Chocolatier has produced rocky road in two flavours this year: classic dark chocolate with homemade raspberry marshmallow, nuts and dried fruit, and a white chocolate version with Turkish delight, pistachio nuts, cardamom and rose petals.
You can't go wrong with these SA-made chocolates. Look inside, and you'll find a good-looking assortment of soft and hard centres, coddled in a milk or dark chocolate casing. It's going to be hard stopping at just one.
For a Valentine's Day chocolate box to impress, it has to be these sculptural beauties. White chocolate inside, ombré pink on the outside, and decorated with 23-carat gold leaf, these are the chocolate present your loved one will remember.
The folks at Bibelot have something equally flavoursome as colourful in store for the 14 February. This psychedelic assortment of 16 bonbons feature flavours like chestnut-whiskey and peanut butter and celery, as well as two Valentine's exclusives - lavender and apricot, and Champagne and blackcurrant.
The store - and the box - may be tiny, but they are mighty. Inside each dainty cube you'll find a selection of five handmade truffles, pralines, ganaches and creams. Proof that good things come in small packages.
If you're a fan of the classics (we're talking lime truffles and chewy caramels, here), Wyong's own Luka Chocolates has a box of 36 handcrafted chocolates made with premium Belgian couverture, just in time for the big day.