Sweets for my sweet this Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s your last chance to start thinking of suitable gifts for your loved one. Whatever you’ve got planned this year, it’s undeniable that a lovely box of chocolates or sweets always goes down a treat, either alongside a beautiful bunch of flowers or as a stand alone gift.
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has a tantalisingly sweet selection that your loved one will adore. Here are their top picks.
Butlers Chocolates have a gorgeous range of delicious luxury chocolates to suit all budgets this Valentine’s Day. The delightful range includes a beautiful Red Velvet Keepsake Heart box with assorted chocolate truffles and pralines (RRP: £7) and a stunning nine heart chocolate box featuring beautifully decorated chocolate hearts in milk, dark and white chocolate (RRP: £5). Butlers’ small and medium Artisan Collection is also available, featuring a decadent selection of deliciously decorated chocolates, the art of good taste!
Butlers Chocolates are available from a range of premium UK high street stores including; Waitrose, John Lewis, Selfridges and selected independent retailers nationwide, as well as butlerschocolates.com.
Award-winning confectionery brand, Pandora Bell, produce a collection of beautifully crafted treats. Favourites that are sure to please your loved one are Pandora Real Fruit Jellies (gluten free and vegetarian), gorgeously simple with the taste of fresh fruit from every square (from £4.49), and traditional Handmade Sweets in Raspberry & Rose or Blackberry & Champagne – made exclusively for Pandora Bell by one of Ireland’s historic sweet makers (RRP: £7.95).
Pandora Bell’s confectionery delights are available from Harvey Nichols, Ocado, Amazon and a selection of independent retailers and fine food shops, as well as online at pandorabell.com.
The Be Sweet Company
Inspired by wanderlust, The Be Sweet Company designs confectionery focused on a diverse range of influences from high end chic to pared down luxurious tastes. Their romantic Valentine’s Day options include Champagne & Diamonds chocolates from the Jewel Collection, filled with indulgent Marc de Champagne infused creamy ganache (RRP: from £16.66), and Heavenly Scrumptious Finger Licking Buttered Fudge from the Parlour Collection (RRP: from £5.99).
The Be Sweet Company 2016 Collection is available online thebesweetcompany.com and from a selected range of premium UK stores including; Fenwick, Bents, Amazon and selected independent retailers and fine food stores nationwide.
Award-winning Lily O’Brien’s has established itself as one of Ireland’s best-loved chocolatiers over the past two decades. Its Personalised Photo Box (from £12.50), available exclusively online at lilyobriens.com, adds a wonderful personal touch to a delicious collection of luxury chocolates. For a beautifully wrapped gift this Valentine’s Day, choose Lily O’Brien’s best-selling Ultimate Chocolate Collection 190g (£6), containing scrumptious recipes such as Sticky Toffee, Death by Chocolate, Praline Perfection, Zesty Orange Ganache and Le Crunch Chocolat – ideal for your favourite chocolate lover!
Lily O’Brien’s chocolate collections are available in selected UK supermarkets including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, as well as online at lilyobriens.com.