7 Valentine's Chocolate Gifts That Will Get You Out of the Doghouse
We're talking truffles inside of truffles, and chocolate luggage.
Valentine's Day is the annual excuse to spoil someone you love—and yourself too, let's be honest—with silly amounts of chocolate. Why settle on an ordinary box if you can actually eat the container too? Why buy a dozen chocolates when you can opt for six dozen? Why spend $50 when you can spend...$1000? Here, 7 opulent options for a tooth-achingly sweet holiday, guaranteed.
French chocolatier Richart's 40 miniature bonbons in assorted flavors surround a large heart filled with salted caramel, lime, lemon and Japanese yuzu citrus—all for a cheeky price. $69
Heart Gift Box
The 72 little bites in this box will most definitely get you out of the doghouse, in case you happen to find yourself in one. This collection is available at La Maison du Chocolat's U.S. online store, and it includes dark chocolate ganache with strawberry, red currant and raspberry, and milk chocolate praliné with hazelnuts, lemon zest and lemongrass. $150
La Madeline au Truffe
Connecticut confectioner Chocopologie envelops a French Perigord truffle mushroom inside Valrhona dark chocolate and rests it on a delicate bed of sugar pearls. The company boasts that their hot truffle-in-truffle action was called the most expensive chocolate in the world by Forbes. $250
Valentine's Day Collection Edible Chocolate Box
Charles Chocolates in San Francisco understands how crushing it can be to reach the bottom of a chocolate box, so they make edible boxes that you can take down as soon as you finish the raspberry, passion fruit and mojito hearts inside. Or why wait? Nibble on the box as you go. $65
24-Karat Gold Chocolate Box and Antique Gold Coin
Switzerland's DeLafée drapes chocolates in edible gold for this eight-piece gift box, but the bling doesn't stop there. Also included is an antique Swiss gold coin dated from 1910-1920. Just be careful not to eat the coin by accident. $331.50
This massive 176-piece collection for your queen or king comes from the American outpost of Parisian candymaker Debauve & Gallais, which made chocolates only for royalty until 1913. $650
Chocolate Steamer Trunk
Vosges Haut Chocolat of Chicago fills actual vintage travel trunks with almost every product in their catalog, including more than 100 individual pieces and dozens of big and little bars. Warning: Each trunk weighs about 50 pounds, so prepare to pay for excess baggage fees should you use it to take an actual chocolate-fueled journey. $1,045