Godiva's always an awesome choice in our playbook. Their VDay selection this year (see photo above) hits all the right spots: white, milk and chocolate ganache wrapped in light or dark chocolate; pralines coated in white or milk chocolate; solid gems in dark or milk varieties; dark and light caramels; and lots more. Count on days of sweet gratitude.
Wayward Chocolat won our affections last year with the launch of their chocolate line. Unlike other chocolate companies that tend to offer wide selections, Wayward has created a unique ganache recipe and put it at the heart of their handful of products. The secret ingredients? Wild berries and rose hips. They market it for its antioxidants and other natural ingredients, but honestly, we love it for its creamy richness, especially in their Dark Chocolate Ganache Sauce. Serve with ice cream. Or for the uninhibited--spoon straight from the jar.
With a romantic name like Moonstruck, you can't help but be a fan. Until you taste their chocolates--at which point you're a fanatic. Their Oregon Distillers Collection puts a spirited twist on their luscious truffles. This Portland-based company infuses them with spirits from Oregon distilleries. Who could resist truffles laced with Limoncello, Marionberry Vodka, Ginger Liqueur, Pear Brandy, Aquavit and more? No one, of course. And that's the point.
(Due to the truffles' higher liquor levels, approximately 5% ABV, sales are limited to the following 19 states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, KY, LA, MD, MN, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OR, TX, VA, and WV.)