Five Premium Chocolates To Give As Gifts

Chocolate has been exchanged as a way for people to express their love for one another. A box of chocolates is the universal Valentine's Day gift because it says you care.

But with so many options, from gourmet to themed chocolates, the selection can be overwhelming. Here are the top five picks to give to that special someone.

1. GODIVA Chocolatier

GODIVA Chocolatier is the global leader in premium, artisanal chocolate. The company was founded in Brussels in 1926 by Belgian Chocolatier, Pierre Draps. Nearly a century later, every piece of GODIVA is still bursting with quality, Belgian craftsmanship, and the world's finest ingredients.

Meant to inspire and unite everyone from love birds to loved ones, the gift of GODIVA shines through this special collection, comprised of heart-shaped boxes filled with limited edition chocolate pieces. Through culinary artistry, masterful chocolate innovation, and passionate creativity, GODIVA Chef Chocolatier, Jean Apostolou, created this limited-edition collection to celebrate how hearts full of love inspire and unite soulmates of all kinds.

The collection's vibrant and elegant packaging showcases overflowing pink and red hearts, symbolizing the sweetness of romance and heartfelt feelings. Inside the festive packaging is where chocolate lovers will find the four new GODIVA chocolates, with each piece telling its own unique tale of the essence of love.

·      DARK CHOCOLATE MOLTEN LAVA CAKE: Intense 85% dark chocolate ganache blended with chocolate cream and covered in decadent dark chocolate.

·      MILK CHOCOLATE CRÈME BRULEE: A delicious combination of creamy vanilla and dark chocolate ganache with liquid caramel in a milk chocolate shell.

·      WHITE CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY CRÈME: Sweet and luscious strawberry and vanilla filling covered in white chocolate.

·      MILK CHOCOLATE CAPPUCCINO: Rich and creamy cappuccino and vanilla infused ganache coated in delicate milk chocolate.

Additional GODIVA Valentine's Day gift offerings available this year include classic Gold Ballotin boxes, chocolate covered strawberries, cherry cordials, fabric hearts, Valentine's Day teddy bear with foil hearts, G-Cube heart tins and more.

2. Hershley

The Hershey Company is headquartered in Hershey, Pa., and is an industry-leading snacks company known for bringing goodness to the world through its iconic brands, remarkable people and enduring commitment to help children succeed.

Hershey, the candy maker has launched some new treats to help everyone celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

Playing on charming shapes and new flavors, highlights include a surprising velvety cream that bursts out of each melt away rose, adorable shapes in each chocolate bear, and a dynamic duo better than the real thing with each Reese's Peanut Butter Rose.

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3. Sugar Lab

The Sugar Lab is a 3D food printing company that creates and tests their foods for consumption. The company has launched a new line of 3D printed chocolate truffles and bonbons as Valentine’s Day approaches. Collaborating with Chef Melissa Walnock of the Culinary Institute of America, Sugar Lab created rich chocolate ganache recipes complemented by the 3D printed shells.

The chocolate truffles and bonbons are offered in colors, shapes, textures and flavors that have “never before been seen in traditional chocolates,” according to company chief operating officer Meagan Bozeman.

4. Lindt Valentine Heart Gourmet Truffles Gift Box

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, more commonly known simply as Lindt, is a Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company founded in 1845 and known for its chocolate truffles and chocolate bars, among other sweets.

Lindt truffles are some of the best in the world and all it takes is one melting away on the tastebuds to know there's nothing like it. The Lindt Valentine Heart Gourmet Truffles Gift Box is pretty affordable and well worth the price for all of the truffles it contains.

The mix of gourmet chocolates is a great way to say "I love you" while also providing your significant other with enough options that they'll feel like they can actually share a few.

5. Dove Valentine's Assorted Chocolate Candy Heart Gift Box

Dove is an American brand of chocolate owned and manufactured by Mars. Dove produces a wide range of chocolate candies, as well as other chocolate products such as milks, cakes and ice creams.

There's no going wrong with Dove chocolates especially for someone who appreciates the simple things in life such as simple yet decadent flavors. Dove chocolate is also hailed as one of the smoothest out there and this assorted chocolate box is unassuming, yet holds a surprise in the form of mixed caramels, dark chocolates and truffles. This assortment trades a plain disposable box for a reusable tin heart. Inside are 24 pieces of chocolate but hey, that's almost one for every single day.