Awesomely Non-Traditional Valentine Treats

Ya'll, I have a killer sweet tooth.  Like literally THE WORST.  I'm honestly a little surprised I don't have some insulin-related condition because of how much candy and treats I have eaten during my life.... So naturally I've gathered up some of my top picks for this year's sweetest holiday--Valentine's Day!  My nerdiness is out in full swing with these goodies, and there's something for every taste and craving.

I couldn't not include Star Wars ice cream.  While I'm not the biggest Star Wars nerd, I know a lot of you are.  And come on.  It's ICE CREAM.  I'd happily share these with the new love of my life, Kylo Ren, but no one else!

  • The Light Side: a bright marshmallow ice cream with homemade crispie clusters, as well as a smattering of handmade cocoa crispies (to represent the dark side still lurking within the light)
  • The Dark Side: by contrast, is an ultra-dark chocolate ice cream with espresso fudge brownies, cocoa crispies, and white chocolate pearls (to represent the light still hiding in the dark, waiting to burst through)

These gorgeous little jewel candies are modeled directly from real gem casts.  I'd keep these in a dish on my desk for the aesthetics as much as the guaranteed sugar rush!  Kosher, Vegan, No GMO. Contains no nuts.  So pretty much they're just sugar.  Sweet, wonderful sugar.

Skulls rule.  Edible silver-dusted chocolate skulls rule even more.  Sometimes V-Day is just too sickly sweet with smotheringly adorable clichés.  These chocolate skulls are nice for those of us who barf a little at the cutesy tootsey stuff.  

Oh LAAAHHHD.  Indulge in some real luxury! These marshmallows are cooked with champagne, then hand covered with 24 karat edible gold. A perfect treat for your high-maintenance bae. 

Dinosaurs.  Chocolate.  Caramel.  Butter Toffee.  I love 100% of this unique sweet!  

Total bonus points for what's written on the website:

"Unique mineralization of these fossils, makes them taste exactly like a blend of salted caramel, dark chocolate, with a crunch of butter toffee --who knew?! It's a curious world we live in."

Fika is a Swedish verb that translates loosely to “take a coffee break,” usually accompanied by a little something sweet. Now, I'm not sure if it's totally coincidental or because it's ingrained in my Swedishness, but I often make time for my own personal fika (although it's often tea instead of coffee), usually in the afternoon as a little pick-me-up.  While fika is an important daily ritual for Swedes who like to take a moment to indulge in a moment of relaxation and conversation, anyone can--and should-- enjoy this zen daily ritual.

About the chocolate "pills":

Roasted and caramelized hazelnuts and almonds provide the underlying crunch, rolled in 66% dark chocolate and a light coating of cocoa powder. The fun medicine bottle and playful prescription label bring new meaning to the proclamation, “Chocolate is my drug of choice!”

A little morbid, just how I like it.  :D  All I can think is, "I bet Dexter would like this".  And I bet I would too because it looks DELICIOUS. 

The sweet-tart combination reminds us of sipping strawberry lemonade under puffy white clouds on a summer day. (Yes, it really, actually, truly does.) We're obsessed with this popular Latin American pairing of tart passionfruit and rich sweet caramel, all wrapped up in one truly stunning package. 
And, with the aromatic lift of cardamom and bright passionfruit, this bar is refreshingly light. We can see why Chocolat Moderne calls this one The Lover: it's definitely amour.  

 

Enjoy some of these noms, and feel free to get me one of each while you're at it! The first step in recovery is admitting you have an addiction, right?!

(this is not a sponsored post.  I just really like all these goodies!)

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