It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is less than 20 days away! It’s time to buckle down and figure out what to get your lucky significant other! Chocolate may seem like an obvious and perhaps even redundant choice, but take my word for it when I say that any vegan’s heart will skip a beat when they are presented with a box of cruelty-free chocolates. All too often, many of us are completely bombarded by chocolate options loaded with milk and eggs, and then it’s all covered in a bunch of bug juice a.k.a shellac. When holidays like Valentine’s Day come around, it’s ten times worse. Co-workers start bringing in bags of candy where the only vegan option is maybe some Dum Dums or Dots if you’re lucky, or certain friends will gush over how their partner just bought them this huge beautiful box of pus and bugs chocolate and they would offer you some, but you know, you’re a vegan. It’s downright depressing for any vegan chocolate lover. So surprise your partner or designated BFF date for Valentine’s Day with a stunning box of vegan chocolate, and I promise you they will be over the moon! Heck, buy yourself one, too. Below I’ve included ten chocolate covered ideas that are sure to delight anyone who receives them, and there’s a little something for everyone and every budget!
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Rose Petal Caramels Accented with 23-carat gold by Obsessive Confection Disorder $12 for 2
Brace yourself. These caramels are made with organic rose petals and tangerines, then covered with bittersweet chocolate and sprinkled with 23-carat gold. Wow! Whether you want to make a small, sweet statement of love with a little box of these and a card or add a few to top off an elaborate collection of gifts; these caramels will definitely impress and inspire romance. How cute would an engagement or promise ring be nestled in between two of these little chocolates? If you happen to use this idea, I want pictures.
Fatally Yours Gourmet Chocolate Box by Vegan Treats Bakery $87
For the dark at heart, Vegan Treats offers one of the most extravagant boxes out on the market. This box features nineteen pieces of premium, truly handmade chocolate like Peanut Butter Cup Coffins, Hazelnut Praline Tiramisu, and Caramel Anatomically Correct Hearts. To die for, darling! These are shipped February 9th so order now! These boxes never last for long.
Valentine’s Tower by Lagusta’s Luscious $80
Lagusta’s handmade, organic and fair trade chocolate sets never fail to amaze and delight. Made with completely eco-friendly packaging right down to the biodegradable cellulose ribbon, this set features a box of Raspberries de Pizan, Solid Chocolate Anatomical Hearts, a box of 20 specialty chocolates made just for Valentine’s Day and all topped off with a small box of Pomegranate Truffles garnished with homegrown rose petals.
Seasonal Valentine’s Day Treats by Sweet & Sara $3 – $5 each
Want a more casual gift for friends and co-workers? Look no further than Sweet & Sara’s seasonal heart-shaped strawberry flavored marshmallows. Right now, you can get Chocolate Covered Strawberry Heart Pops, Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Marshmallows, XO Strawberry Hearts and Half-Dipped Chocolate Hearts. Don’t forget to snag a few for yourself; Sweet & Sara makes some of the best marshmallows you’ll ever taste and these sell fast!
Deluxe Truffle Box by Lulu’s Chocolate $18
This little sampler box from Lulu’s packs quite the variety for the health-conscious chocolate lover. With unique flavors like Habanero Caramel, Rosewater Caramel and Lemon Love, what chocolate connoisseur could resist? Lulu’s uses organic and raw ingredients to make superior chocolate that will delight all of your senses.
Valentine’s Day Gift Set by Allison’s Gourmet $52
The perfect gift set to save for that intimate special night planned for you and your loved one. It features Vanilla-Kissed Strawberry Bark, Chocolate Hearts and Drinking Chocolate; all handmade with fairtrade and organic ingredients. Add some brandy and Frangelico to your drinking chocolate to create a decadent hazelnut Valentine’s Day evening drink.
Dozen Rose Truffles by Coracao Confections $39.95
Another great option for the healthy chocoholic in your life, Coracao makes all of their chocolates with unroasted cacao and the most pure and organic ingredients possible. They have lots of amazing Valentine’s Day sets this year, but this stunning set of Rose Truffles really couldn’t be anymore beautiful. Ingredients like wild crafted vanilla bean and Himalayan crystal sea salt accent the pure Damascus rose oil and organic rose petals. Anyone would be thrilled to receive such a sophisticated box of chocolates!
Vegan Valentine’s Day Collection by No Whey! Chocolates $34
This box had me at Zinfandel Truffles, but the fun flavor profiles of this collection does not stop there. This box features other amazing treats like the Wild Rose, made with white chocolate and a wild fruit blend ganache encased in dark chocolate; Strawberry Hearts made with creamy white chocolate and strawberries, and the Mayan Truffles made with orange, cinnamon and chipotle. Don’t forget classics like Coconut Joy and PB Cup. Five boxes, please!
Red Valentine Box by Chocolate Decadence $34.95
Go classic and traditional with this lovely box from Chocolate Decadence. These chocolates are flavored with ingredients like organic espresso, almonds, hazelnuts, pears, apples, apricots and more. In true chocolate box fashion, you may not know what flavor you’re going to get. What you do know is that it’s vegan and it’s chocolate, and that’s all you really need in life anyway.
Caramel Connoisseur Collection by Amore Di Mona
Sweetened with raw and organic agave, this set of certified non-GMO and gluten free dark chocolate caramels from chocolatier Amore Di Mona offers a rare gourmet selection for those with allergies and blood sugar related concerns. These luxurious European style chocolates would make a great gift for anyone, though, and they come displayed in a beautiful fleur-de-lys box appropriate for occasions other than Valentine’s Day, too!