Costco’s Heart-Shaped Ravioli Is Valentine’s Day Goals

updated May 24, 2019
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Costco’s latest advance is a win for those of us who are way more into savory than sweet. Decades of Big Chocolate forcing us to think of Valentine’s Day as a sugar holiday (hey, you already have Halloween!) are finally changing. First, it was the heart-shaped pizzas and now, finally, the food industry is beginning to understand what some of us truly want as tokens of adoration: it’s not boxes of chocolate or anything shaped like roses.

See, if you listen to the experts, they say we all have our love languages — acts of service, gifts, whatever — and mine, like many people’s, is pasta. Costco, that food seller who seems to know us better than we know ourselves, has caught onto that: They’re selling heart-shaped ravioli for Valentine’s Day. Yes, you can now express your love — for your partner or even just yourself — with Costco pasta: truly, we live in a golden era.

The pasta, made by Nuovo Pasta, comes in two 20-ounce packages — enough for multiple nights of carbohydrate-based expressions of love — for $9.79. The raviolis themselves come in a mix of plain and dyed deep-red and are stuffed with a combination of four cheeses: ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, and aged asiago.

The key to making the pasta into the ultimate show of your love is knowing your partner’s pasta sauce of choice: are they a sage and brown butter? Or a creamy Alfredo sauce? Maybe they just need Marcella’s famous red sauce. Even Costco can’t help you here, sadly.

Of course, if you wanted to do something really special, you could always pick up a copy of Linda Miller Nicholson’s Pasta, Pretty Please and learn to make your own custom colors and designs out of vegetable-based dyes — she’ll even show you how to make the heart-eyed emoji into a ravioli, and nothing says love more than that, right?