Ranking Valentine’s Day chocolate

Photo of a selection of chocolate.
Photo of a selection of chocolate.
Photo by Katerina Oosterwijk

Love is in the air this February –  that means we’ve got chocolate on the brain. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day (with the gals), you want to make sure you’re getting a top quality treat. So which chocolate does your lover actually like? We’ve put together a list of chocolates, ranked from best to worst so that you can use to win over your significant other. 

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you’re going to get.” This is the quote that turns us off of assorted chocolates. While they always look appealing, do they ever truly satisfy? We do not want your date getting the same vibe from you. Fruity and caramel chocolate is just not it. While it’s the thought that counts, we’re ranking the assorted boxes 3/10. 

Chocolate roses: seemingly romantic but a bit cringy for our taste. While it’s hard to go wrong with milk chocolate, the idea is cliche and tacky. Unless it’s a high quality chocolate, we do not recommend dollar store chocolate roses for your Valentine. This year, we’re ranking the chocolate roses a 4/10.  

Next on our list is a controversial one; Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles. A quick survey taught us that depending on the person you’re talking to, Lindor is either a favourite or a most hated chocolate. Knowing it is a popular chocolate brand, you’ll see the heart boxes in your local stores in time for the special day. Their Valentines special for this year is milk and white chocolate truffles in a pink valentines box. If you want to make your gift more personalized, head to the Lindt store and choose from their hundreds of options. This wide variety is certain to have options that will appeal to your  taste buds. We’re ranking Lindor 7/10 for your Valentine.  

A Toblerone bar is the perfect shareable chocolate bar. One for you, one for me! It’s a well-known fave and the perfect snack for a movie date. Pro tip, try putting your Toblerone’s in the freezer before snack time. We’re giving this staple a 7.5/10. 

You can do no wrong with Hershey’s kisses for your misses. The milk chocolate wrapped in pink and red is a classic, and the cookies and cream flavour is sure to win over your crush. We’re ranking Hershey’s Valentine’s chocolate 8.5/10.  

Ferrero Rocher; looks fancy, sounds fancy; a boujee option to impress your date this Valentine’s Day. It’s a classic crunchy truffle, very rich, and melts in your mouth. We’re rating this the one of the best gifts for your lover, at 9/10 

While you can’t always buy these at the store, impress your special someone with chocolate strawberries. This is the easiest snack and such a refreshing surprise. Chocolate covered strawberries are historically a symbol of Venus, ancient Rome’s goddess of love. We rank this romantic treat 9.5/10. 

Lastly, our most favoured Valentines treat is chocolate fondue. This is a huge win in our books. If you set up a nice chocolate fondue with some strawberries, a candle, some sparkling wine, and music, you’re getting an A+ for effort and absolutely a second date. We rate this 10/10.  

Let us know which chocolate you (there’s no shame in snacking alone) or your special someone preferred! 

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