1.31.2009

Godiva Hearts, for People Who Insist on Celebrating Valentine's Day

photo courtesy of Karen Turner

Okay, I have two statements to make before I get to the chocolatey goodness section of this post.

Preface #1 - I think Valentine's Day is totally lame! I've always felt that way. Well, maybe not when I was in second grade, but I don't think I was waxing philosophical about holidays at that point. I was too busy fantasizing about Fred from Scooby Doo to worry about such things. I just don't understand why people put such importance on receiving a gift on Valentine's Day, especially when it's usually a gift that requires no brainpower, like candy, flowers, or stuffed bears. Oh, yea! My significant other bought me a gift not because they were thinking of me, but because their calender and the mall told them to! They must really love me! Not that I object to flowers or candy. I just object to them on February 14th!

Preface #2 - I think Godiva is, generally speaking, overrated. I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this point, but I kind of think Godiva is like Tiffanys, in that all you're really paying for is the name. Is that diamond/chocolate truffle any better than any other diamond/chocolate truffle or are we just wowed by the name on the box? Maybe you're one of those people who genuinely LOVE Godiva's candy. I know a lot of people that do, so it is possible that maybe I'm wrong about their chocolate! I've also, in the past, bought gifts at Tiffanys, so, you know, I understand the lure of the fancy. :-)

That said, I was at Godiva the other day and couldn't stop looking at this box of heart-shaped chocolates!

photo courtesy of Karen Turner

I know! I was shocked! They were so pretty and unique, which makes sense once I realized that they're designed by pastry chef Norman Love (awww . . . love). It also sounds like these little hearts are filled with some interesting flavors like Apple Pie, Bananas Foster, and Caramel Macchiato, which is always a good sign! Give them to someone for Valentine's Day, if you're into that sort of thing. Click here to order the Hearts G Collection online (15 piece or 30 piece box) or click here to find a Godiva store near you.

5 comments:

Candace said...

The hearts look so chic… Really pretty pictures!

Marlene said...

This box of heart shaped chocolates is looking fabulous... It is one of the best Valentines Day gift idea...

Mrs. Franklin said...

I saw these chocolates at a Godiva store, and in an advertisement they sent to me. They really do look great. I know Godiva is rather pricey, but their chocolate really is worth splurging every once in a while.
Thanks, Dessert Girl, for sharing this and posting the pictures and links. You make it so easy!!

sympathy gifts said...

I agree about Valentine's day and I remember being devastated as a kid if I didn't receive any of those paper valetine's they used to pass out in class. Luckily, teachers nowadays make their students include everyone!

dessert girl said...

Yeah, once I didn't give a boy in my class a valentine because I din't think he'd give me one, but then he did. I felt really bad. :-(

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