Valentine's Day Chocolate Bar

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

If you know you want to savor your way to a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day then you’ve made the most important decision: that our award winning handmade chocolates are the perfect gift.  But now what?  How to choose the right gift to indulge their desire?  From your first crush to your forever gal The Chocolate Fetish has got you covered!  We’ve put together this easy Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to help make sure you get the perfect gift for whoever is on your Valentine’s Day gift list.

 


Shopping For:  Your THeart Shaped Box Handmade Chocolaterue Love

Get the:  Romeo and Juliet Collection

This seemingly endless assortment will earn you some serious Valentine’s Day points.  Includes bite-size Chocolate Hearts, Chocolate Truffles, Sea Salt Caramels and an exclusive “Big Love” bar that weighs almost half a pound.  After all, when it comes to matters of the heart, it’s better to be over rather than under-prepared.

 


Chocolate Heart Shaped Box

Shopping For: Your Mom

Get the : From the Heart Collection

Nothing compares to a Mother’s Love – except maybe your Mom’s love of chocolate.  This year be sure to let her know how important she is to you with the ultimate in edible elegance.  Our From the Heart Collection features a variety of handmade chocolates including our award winning chocolate truffles.


Shopping For: Your First DateChocolate Heart Shaped Box

Get the: Sweetheart Collection

Sweet talk your crush with this classic heart shaped box of chocolates sure to make any chocolate lover swoon.    Chocolate hearts, award winning Chocolate Truffles and a hand foiled “Love” heart.  Not too big, not too small, just the right size to say “Will you be my Valentine?”


 

Shopping for: The Special Guy in Your LifeSpicy Chocolate for Valentine's Day

He’ll love: Hearts on Fire Collection

When it comes to Valentine’s Day most guys like to spice things up a little.  Our award winning Hearts on Fire Collection is sure to do just that.  Consider grabbing a cold one to go along with the chocolate – this collection pairs well with beer, especially a pilsner.  As intense in flavor as your love for him.


pinkpolkashoeShopping for: Your Galentine

Get her : Chocolate High Heel Shoe

February 13th is also known as Galentines Day.  A day to treat your best girlfriends to the sweeter things in life.  And what could be sweeter than a Chocolate High Heel shoe?  Each shoe is hand decorated in variety of unique Valentine inspired patterns from hearts and lips to lace and roses.  There is no such thing as too many shoes, especially when they are made of chocolate.

 


Shopping for: Your DaughterPlush Bear with Valentine Chocolate Hearts

Get her: Sweeter than Chocolate Plush Bear

If you are looking for a sweet gift for your little sweetheart this plush bear paired with our hand decorated chocolate hearts is sure to make her heart flutter.  The lovingly hand decorated chocolate hearts in a variety of Valentine’s Day inspired colors are as beautiful as they are delicious.


Valentine's Day Chocolate BearShopping for: A Special Teenager

Get the: Chocolate Bear

So adorable they’ll eat it right up, each chocolate bear includes nearly a pound of chocolate!  You can’t go wrong with this chocolate work of art that is as beautiful to admire as it is to eat.


Valentine Sea Salt Caramels

 

 

Shopping for: You Co-Worker

Get the: Sea Salt Caramels

Our crave worthy Sea Salt Caramels are a perfect office gift.  Good for sharing (or stashing) they are casual enough to give your co-worker and classy enough for your boss.

 


 

Tuxedo Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What Makes Great Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

Strawbtuxedo strawberrieserries and chocolate – always a delicious combination!

No matter the occasion, you simply can’t go wrong with a classic display of love and affection like chocolate covered strawberries. You can find these delectable treats just about anywhere, but what makes a quality chocolate-covered strawberry?
Chocolate lovers know that all chocolate is not created equal. In fact, there are two types of chocolate – real chocolate and compound chocolate. The difference lies in the fat or oil used. Compound chocolate also known as compound coating contains vegetable oil instead of the cocoa butter that is used in real chocolate. This makes compound chocolate less expensive than real chocolate, and with a lower price you have  lower quality.
While real chocolate contains cocoa butter, the quality of the cocoa beans and the actual quantity of cocoa butter included in the recipe also plays an important role in determining the best chocolate to use for chocolate-covered strawberries.

Chocolate Couverture

Chocolate couverture has a high quantity of cocoa butter, excellent quality cocoa beans and melts smoothly – a process known as tempering. This is a fine, professional chocolate that is perfect for candy making and molding.  Due to the difficulty of working with this type of chocolate it’s best left to professional chocolatiers – like our team at The Chocolate Fetish. This is why when you get chocolate-covered strawberries from us, the taste is worlds above those that you get in the grocery store or even make at home.

Perfect Strawberries

In addition to choosing the right chocolate, it is important to choose the right berry when making chocolate covered strawberries. The fruit should be just as high of quality as the chocolate. We select only the freshest strawberries for our delectable treats, making sure that they are stored at room temperature to stay fresh, and they are dipped many times throughout the day to maximize freshness.

Freshness

The final key to creating the best chocolate covered strawberries is freshness.  When a strawberry is covered in chocolate the moisture in the berry immediately begins to degrade the quality of the chocolate.  That is why we always dip our berries fresh throughout the day in very small batches.  We also recommend that you consume chocolate covered strawberries within 24 hours for best quality.
Now that you know the complex creation of chocolate-covered strawberries, don’t just grab off-the-shelf berries for your next treat – turn to the professionals at The Chocolate Fetish for your next Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift. Our chocolate covered strawberries are available Fridays and Saturdays from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. We have created award-winning chocolate creations for 30 years, and you can trust that every delicious creation we make will taste amazing and impress all the loved ones in your life. Stop by our store in Asheville, North Carolina, today or give us a call at 828-258-2353 today!

Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ this Valentine’s Day

Premium, fresh chocolate is one of the most thoughtful gifts to surprise your sweetheart with on Valentine’s Day. With award-winning, handmade chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish, your valentine will experience the full flavor of only the finest, locally sourced ingredients and the unbeatable taste of high-quality, gourmet chocolate.

shoesbill1Now that you have found the best handmade artisan chocolate on the market, what will you write to your love on the card? One of our favorite things about Valentine’s Day cards is reading the notes customers write to accompany their Valentine’s Day gifts. From romantic words to silly sayings, here are some ideas for what to write in your Valentine’s Day cards this year.

 

Puns/Pick-Up Lines

If your valentine enjoys a good pun or cheesy pick-up line, try one of the following ways to say “I love you” in your card. Perfect for the couple who loves a good laugh, these types of one-liners will keep your sweetheart smiling the whole holiday.

Find a pun from your valentine’s favorite movie for extra brownie points.
“If you were a Transformer, you’d be Optimus FINE.”

Food puns abound on the internet, or you could make up your own to match your love’s favorite food.  “
Are you a banana? Because I find you a-peel-ing.”

Wordsmiths are sure to delight in this true play on words – or, well, letters, at least.
“If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put U and I together.”

 

Quotes

Quotes about love from romantic movies, romance novels and famous celebrities are another great way to show your valentine how much you care this holiday. Here are a few Valentine’s Day ideas to consider.

A memorable quote from 2002’s “A Walk to Remember,” this is perfect to write in the card of a mushy romantic.
“Love is like the wind: You can’t see it, but you can feel it.” – “A Walk to Remember”

Short and to the point, this quote will tell your sweetheart you know exactly where your heart belongs.
“My heart is, and always will be, yours.” – “Sense and Sensibility”

This quote is perfect for your spouse or fiancé, only reinforcing how much they mean to you and are such a huge part of their life.
“You don’t marry someone you can live with. You marry the person you cannot live without.” –Unknown

 

Poems

While it would be easiest to simply pick one of the lines above to write in your card, try your hand at writing a quick poem for your valentine instead. A quick four-line poem to accompany your chocolates will only add to their Valentine’s Day goodies, and they will appreciate your thoughtful creativity.

If you get stuck, you can always make your own variation on the classic “Roses are red, violets are blue” motif. If you’re truly suffering writer’s block, you can finish it with this cliché line: “This chocolate is sweet, and so are you!”

 

Compliments

Sometimes, a simple note about why you love your significant other is all they truly need to feel loved during this holiday. Consider adding in a compliment or quick story about how you met to show some extra appreciation. Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas to help you get started:

“Happy Valentine’s Day! I love that you …”

“I fell in love with you when …”

“You’ll always have my heart! I want you to know …”

However you say it, we can say it for you. Our gift cards are all handwritten with care by our staff, and with nationwide delivery, we can send chocolates to anywhere in the country. Our shipping deadline is approaching soon – for guaranteed Valentine’s Day delivery, your order must be complete before noon Feb. 9! Find the perfect gift for your valentine from The Chocolate Fetish and contact us today with any questions.