Top 10 Valentine’s Treats

Elizabeth Weir, Staff Writer

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Whether as a heartfelt gift to a special someone or as a treat to enjoy by your lonesome self, these iconic treats are sure to get you in the February spirit!

  1. Hershey’s Kisses

These tasty dollops of chocolate are good any time of year, but when they’re packaged in special pink foil, it just tastes better. You can even find some filled with caramel!

  1. Valentine’s Pez

Collectible and delectable, Pez dispensers make a great addition to any Valentine’s gift.

  1. Valentine’s Reese’s

It’s just like a normal Reese’s cup, but it’s heart-shaped! The Hershey’s Kiss principle of holiday candy tasting better applies here.

  1. Red Rose Lollipops

Ring pops, chocolate pops, rose-pops with delicate petals. A rose by any other name would not taste as sweet.

  1. Cupid’s Messages Mix M&Ms

In case the terrible news hasn’t met your consumer’s ears, everyone’s favorite Sweethearts conversation heart candies are off the shelves this year. To fill the heart-shaped hole in your stomach, try Cupid’s Messages Mix M&Ms. They taste noticeably less like tea sweeteners, and the little messages on each chocolate will make you feel special indeed.

  1. SweeTarts Hearts

They’re sweet. They’re tart. They even rhyme. Truly a worthy addition to your arsenal of cavity-makers.

  1. Heart-Shaped Yorks

Who doesn’t love mint and chocolate, especially in heart form? Treat yourself to a delightfully chocolatey experience. Tip: crumble one in ice cream to achieve a whole new level of minty-fresh.

  1. Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

Strawberries, pineapples, melons, strawberries, grapes, strawberries — did I mention strawberries? These sweet treats feigning healthiness are a good idea any time of year. If you don’t want to spend a fortune at certain fancy-fruit establishments, just melt down a Hershey bar, dip some fruit, and freeze! An easy way to make someone’s day.

  1. Dove Chocolate Assortments

Ghiradelli, Russel Stover, Godiva… whatever floats your boat. Bonus points if the box is heart-shaped.

  1. Krispy Kreme Heart Doughnuts

If you’re still broken over the lack of candy hearts this year, try a donut heart! With sweet sentiments and sweeter flavors, these delicious delicacies will make this Valentine’s Day memorable.

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