The Way to Our Hearts
Valentine. Galentine. Palentine. Abstain. However you feel about February 14, we can all agree that it’s a good day for sweets. Whether your chocolate temptations run strong, or you’re on the hunt for a sweet-and-savory combo, let’s make it an occasion where desserts and treats are the main event. (Okay, sharing is optional.)
But maybe your love language is receiving gifts? There’s still time to drop a hint. It could be for wine and chocolate (this To My Red Lover package from Broc Cellars is on my radar) or a romantic home-made meal (try this chili-rubbed strip steak recipe with a shipment of Black Hawk Farms wagyu). Or perhaps there’s someone out there, somewhere, who could use a big tin of cookies.
Holiday or not, now’s the perfect time to give (and receive) just a little bit more love.
Chocolate for Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but these Smoked Almond Chocolate Bars are anything but ordinary. Each order comes with two bars—one with whole smoked almonds and another with jalapeno-smoked almonds and a light chipotle dusting.
Do you love a coffee lover? Then you can’t go wrong with Bourbon Barrel’s Aged Coffee. It’s made with medium roast made with Safai Coffee Company’s 100-percent Arabica beans. These beans are flame-roasted and aged in a bourbon barrel once used for making Kentucky bourbon, resulting in cozy notes of deep chocolate, caramel, and bourbon.
Colts Bolts are a beloved Nashville treat, and these Bolts Bites feature all the goodness of traditional Bolts in bite-sized balls. Inside, you’ll taste creamy peanut butter whipped to a mousse-like texture. Milk chocolate enrobes each bolt, which are topped with whole roasted almonds.
A home-cooked tradition, Hubs Peanuts are extra-large and full of flavor and crunch thanks to their “blister-fried” preparation. This gift pack includes their Salted, Choco-Covered, and Sweet Heat Virginia-grown goobers.
This set from AR’s Hot Southern Honey includes three of the small-batch brand’s best flavors—Hot-Hot, Hot-Mild, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Honey, which offer varying levels of spicy sweetness. Sourced from Appalachian hives, AR’s honeys are 100-percent pure and free of artificial ingredients.
- by Erin Byers Murray
- by Hannah Lee Leidy
- by Hannah Lee Leidy
- by Julia Miller