It’s February and we are all about celebrating gifts that put the sweetheart in sweetheart! Enjoy these from cupid’s culinary cache.

NEW! Homegrown Popcorn Sweetheart Crunch

Coming to us from American Classic Snack Company, a small Wadsworth, OH, business dedicated to unique flavors crafted from local ingredients, this delightful blend of cherry and vanilla popcorn with a generous white chocolate drizzle, is a share-worthy treat. Their Homegrown line is premium popcorn, made from scratch in small batches, with only the very finest ingredients, including non-GMO corn, real butter, hand-caramelized peanuts and more. “Made by people, not machines” for more than 30 years! Pick some up for your Valentine and add a little “pop” to your celebration!

NEW! Milk Bar Crumb Cakes

Milk Bar is a sweet shop that’s been turning familiar treats upside down and on their heads and shaking up the dessert scene since 2008. Bon Appetit magazine called them “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country.” And, we agree! What better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day than by introducing your one-and-only to their amazing hybrid cake truffles: part cake, part truffle (stating the obvious). Born out of leftover cake scraps and accidental ingenuity, these bite-sized morsels are packed with hearts of flavor. Like eating the batter and the cake (including the sprinkles) all at once! Find them in Birthday Cake, Chocolate Birthday Cake and Chocolate Chip Birthday Cake!

SmartSweets — Kick Sugar, Keep Candy™

Tara Bosch, founder of SmartSweets, had a bad sugar habit and everything that went with it. A problem solver, she set out to make great-tasting candy without weird artificial stuff or added sugars. Today, we bring you her sweet, juicy and delicious candies crafted from non-GMO plant-based fibers, sweeteners and natural fruit flavors. The vibrant colors come from fruit and vegetable juices, such as pumpkin, carrot, and spirulina from natural algae. Even the texture is like traditional candy. Delivering up to 92% less sugar than traditional candy and no sugar alcohols, she’s out-candied candy to our delight! Share with your sweetheart! Find SmartSweets in Gummy Sweet Fist™, Gummy Sweet Peach Rings, and Sour Blast Buddies™!

Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles

Experience pure bliss with irresistibly smooth Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles. LINDOR truffles turn everyday events into special occasions. Whether celebrating with coworkers, relaxing with family, sharing a meal with friends, or savoring time to yourself, these fine truffles are an elegant accompaniment to all of life’s little moments. Each is crafted with care by our Master Swiss Chocolatiers and made with the highest-quality ingredients from around the world. With over 165 years of experience, their unmatched passion and commitment to mastering the art of chocolate can be tasted in every bite. We also carry Lindt’s Cocoa Bars in varying degrees of cocoa, their Sea Salt and Intense Orange bars, as well as Milk, Assorted and Mixed Chocolate Bags! Try this recipe for Lindt LINDOR Hot Chocolate for Valentine’s Day and see if you’re not totally sweet on it!

Lindt LINDOR Hot Chocolate

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 0

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 5 min.

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3-4 LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles
  • Fresh whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings

Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.

Meanwhile, unwrap Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles. Chop roughly and place in a heat-proof carafe or pitcher.

Once milk is heated, pour over the truffles and whisk until melted and well combined.

Serve immediately in a mug topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.