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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Gift Guide, #3

Unlike my colleagues Lisa and Meredith, I didn’t even think about what chocolate my significant other would be. Instead, I grilled my poor boyfriend on what kind of chocolate he thinks I’d be. After vetoing every type of chocolate he came up with (“What? Really? Where the hell did you get that idea?”), the answer dawned on me while I was restocking on shampoo at the drugstore. An M&M! Or is it an M?

When it comes to M&M’s, I’m like a cat. No, not in the slinky, stealthy, purring way. I’m like a cat in the sense that however many M&M’s you put in front of me, I’ll eat them all. A whole bowlful, even. I could be sick to my stomach and I’ll still pop a few in my mouth.

articles_altSo if you are what you eat, I must be an M… or an M&M, however you want to say it. And doesn’t she kinda look like me? For Valentine’s Day this year, they’re making special all-green bags. Why green? There’s that old urban myth that the green ones have aphrodisiac properties. And I love the idea of including customized M&Ms in a dessert buffet at a wedding reception.

In my opinion, this is a very tasty way to “go green” for your wedding day or Valentine’s Day…

At Here Comes The Guide, we’re not just experts on all things wedding: we’re also extremely knowledgeable chocolate connoisseurs. We’ve been tireless chocolate taste-testers for years—eating, judging, then trying just a little bit more to be absolutely sure of our decision. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we thought it was time to impart some of our expertise to you for all your gift-giving needs. And if you need an extra box to give you a little moral support during the wedding planning process, we completely encourage that.


Valentine’s Day Chocolate Gift Guide, #2

At Here Comes The Guide, we’re not just experts on all things wedding: we’re also extremely knowledgeable chocolate connoisseurs. We’ve been tireless chocolate taste-testers for years—eating, judging, then trying just a little bit more to be absolutely sure of our decision. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we thought it was time to impart some of our expertise to you for all your gift-giving needs. And if you need an extra box to give you a little moral support during the wedding planning process, we completely encourage that.

articles_altIf my husband were a piece of chocolate, he’d be an Amaretto Almond from Woodhouse Chocolates, my favorite Napa Valley chocolatier. Smooth on the outside, a bit of crunch on the inside and surrounded by amaretto-infused chocolate ganache, one of my favorite flavors. No, amaretto isn’t for everyone, but it’s perfect for me, just like Johnnie.

Woodhouse Chocolates makes so many delicious sweet treats that everyone will find a fave. They’ve become my go-to gift when I want to send something to a person I really adore and their Valentine’s gift boxes are sure to wow your honey (or, your friend. Why don’t we girls start sending Valentine’s Day chocolates to each other? Good idea, huh?). Each box is gorgeously wrapped and shipped very carefully with special cold inserts to make sure your gift arrives as perfect as it was sent. Trés chic!

Brides, note that Woodhouse also does wedding favors and, were I to get married again, they’d be my choice for sure. They’re so good and so charmingly presented. Extra bonus? Every person who works at Woodhouse is really nice, I know they’d be thrilled to help you give a sweet treat to your wedding guests.

Woodhouse Chocolates
1367 Main Street
Saint Helena, CA 94574-1904
Telephone: (800) 966-3468 or (707) 963-8413
Fax: (707) 963-8072
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http://www.woodhousechocolate.com/

Meredith Posted by Meredith on Jan 24, 2008.
Filed under Food and DrinkSex Romance RelationshipsStuff We Love


Valentine’s Day Chocolate Gift Guide, #1

At Here Comes The Guide, we’re not just experts on all things wedding: we’re also extremely knowledgeable chocolate connoisseurs. We’ve been tireless chocolate taste-testers for years—eating, judging, then trying just a little bit more to be absolutely sure of our decision. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we thought it was time to impart some of our expertise to you for all your gift-giving needs. And if you need an extra box to give you a little moral support during the wedding planning process, we completely encourage that.

articles_altIf my husband were a piece of chocolate (yes, there are times I wish that. That’s not weird, is it?), I’m pretty sure he’d be a Smoked Salt Caramel from Fran’s Chocolates. I don’t know ya’ll well enough to go into the details of why I think that, but let me just say the salt dusting on top makes the flavors in these chocolates so much more complex than any other fine chocolate I’ve tasted, and that’s a very good thing.

Their seasonal section is currently decked out with beautifully-wrapped Valentine’s Day sampler boxes offering various flavors of chocolatey goodness, including truffles infused with oolong tea and single malt whiskey. I’ve already picked out my Valentine’s Day choice for my husband…and a box of salt caramels for moi, as well.

That’s right, I’m getting the man and the chocolate. Happy Valentine’s Day to me…

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Jan 23, 2008.
Filed under Food and DrinkSex Romance RelationshipsStuff We Love


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