When you think of Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? Most people will think about cards, flowers and of course chocolates.
As cliche as it is, most people do enjoy receiving a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day (unless you are allergic to it).
I was recently in the drug store to pick up a few things and saw an entire aisle dedicated to nothing but chocolates in every shape and size. Those chocolates are fine, but I would rather have a selection of gourmet chocolates instead of a box of mass produced chocolate that tastes no different than other chocolates you find on the store shelves.
In the past I have written about the chocolatier Chuao. Chuao has several great selections that would be ideal for gifting to your sweetheart.
Chuao’s Aphrodisiac Heart collection is a delicious choice. This mouth watering assortment of caramels are infused with tempting treats engulfed in creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.
The Aphrodisiac Heart Collection includes the following flavors;
- Salt Butter Caramel: Soft caramel with a bit of sea salt in dark chocolate*.
- Sweet Passion: Exotic passion fruit* cooked into soft caramel in milk chocolate*.
- Meyer Lemon Mojito: Meyer lemon caramel infused with fresh mint* cream in white chocolate.
- Strawberry Seduction: Sweet strawberry* caramel with a touch of tangy balsamic in dark chocolate*.
- Rosemary Salted Caramel: Salt butter caramel infused with fresh rosemary* in milk chocolate*.
I’ve had the opportunity to try out these chocolates. Chuao was kind enough to send me a sampling to review. The Strawberry Seduction is SO GOOD! I would buy a box JUST of that flavor if I could. I love the sweet, tartness of the strawberry with the pop of flavor from the balsamic. I love balsamic vinegar on my strawberry, spinach and Feta cheese salads, which is probably why I love this flavor so much.
The Salt Butter Caramel was also delicious. I like the dash of sea salt to add zing of flavor to the caramel and dark chocolate.
Another great gift option is the Love Child Bonbon Collection. This one is more so for adults because it contains a touch of alcohol.
The love child of wine and chocolate covered strawberries, this bonbon is one of our favorites to create… and eat! Dark and rich, sweet and tangy, it’s full of all natural aphrodisiacs and is ready to sweep you off your feet!
These bonbons have a very unique flavor to them. I was expecting a strawberry taste, but that was a secondary flavor. I think it’s the wine and chocolate that really stands out from these chocolates. They are also very rich and decadent. Just one is enough to satisfy your chocolate craving or your “sweet tooth.”
Both collections are available in different sizes – From 5-60 pieces for the Aphrodisiac Heart Collection and 6-12 pieces for the Love Child Bonbon Collection. Prices range from $12.95 – $94.95 so there is an option to fit all budgets.
These collections are only available for a limited time, while supplies last. If you happen to miss out on the opportunity to order these, don’t worry. Chuao has other great selections to choose from.
I love their chocolate bars. I have tried a few of their flavors. You can read one of my reviews here – Premium Chocolates from Chuao Chocolatier. Even my dog got to try one of their yummy chocolate bars – much to our dismay. Chocolate is toxic for dogs. THANKFULLY he didn’t get sick from it. I guess he couldn’t resist the temptation of the chocolate bar that was on my desk.
Chuao has added two more flavors to their ever expanding line of unique flavor combinations – Cinnamon Cereal Smooth Bar and Strawberry Waffle Wild.
Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Bar
From Saturday morning cartoons to midnight snacks, we’ve always had a “thing” for cereal. And, since the only thing better than cereal is cereal and chocolate, we’ve kissed our decadent milk chocolate with sweet nibbles of crushed, all natural cinnamon toast cereal. So, don’t be shy; lean in for your Cinnamon Cereal Smooch.
Strawberry Waffle Wild Bar
We get weak in the knees just thinking of the stacks and stacks of crispy, buttery waffles massaged with a touch of juicy, tart strawberries and showered in creamy milk chocolate. If loving this is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Let’s go Strawberry Waffle Wild.
I have to agree with the description for the Strawberry Waffle Wild Bar. I think I went weak in my knees too! Mmmm!
It’s funny because you don’t really taste the strawberries right away. At first you taste the chocolate then with the aftertaste you taste the strawberries.
You can really taste the cinnamon in the Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Bar. It has a nice crunch to it too.
Chuao bars are pretty big and they are diviced up into bit size squares. You can enjoy a few squares at a time, or share with your special someone.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.