Boxed sardines, Fruity Pebble hearts, and other chocolates you’ll never forget.
BY ALEX BEGGS
My Valentine’s Day fantasy involves the wrong Seamless delivery showing up to my door—with a big pizza—and I get to keep it without remorse. But apparently “other people” are into chocolate, which is a risky business, in my eyes. Chocolate can be so boring. The boxes are all variations on a theme (rectangular prism), and the fillings are the same wherever you go. There’s gooey caramel that gets all over. A huge chunk of almond that almost takes out your fillings. A chocolate cube filled with more chocolate. You get the idea.
So today I’ve searched for the most non-traditional chocolates, in flavor, shape, packaging—to make sure your gift-giving doesn’t disappoint. The standard was simply: chocolates that can’t be mistaken for any other chocolates.
Be still my heart! Which might actually happen if we eat too many of these palm-size Fruity Pebbles white-chocolate hearts at the Chocolate Bar. If you’ve sworn off cereal as an adult, break that pledge for these neon delights, which you won’t find anywhere else.
Now that’s my kind of valentine.