Kitchn Love Letters

I Bake Treats Professionally — and Trust Me, These Are the Only Chocolates I Want This Valentine’s Day

published Feb 8, 2022
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What’s Valentine’s Day really about? Well, if you ask me, it’s all about the chocolate. I mean, when else are you presented with a box of chocolates and encouraged to eat them all? The simple truth, however, is that not all chocolate boxes are created equal. As a pastry chef, you could say I’m a bit particular when it comes to choosing the best chocolate. Whether you are subtly dropping hints to your partner, planning on buying a box for yourself (because you absolutely should), or are in the market to find a selection of confections for a loved one, the search ends right here. In my honest opinion, what’s the best box of chocolates out there? See’s Candies.

I’m from California, so I’ve had Cali-based See’s Candies on my radar for quite some time. Although I’ve been in the loop about these sweets for a long time, anyone I have ever gifted See’s Candies to becomes immediately hooked. Luckily for us, now through Feb. 15, any order over $65 ships free, plus it’s only $5 shipping if you order more than $35 worth of treats, and $6.95 for anything below that price point.

As a classic and timeless choice, See’s offers heart–shaped boxes filled with an assortment of goodies. From Butterscotch Squares to Molasses Chips, to the coveted and unparalleled Bordeaux Box (I swear you will not find a more scrumptious truffle), these V-Day boxes would make anyone’s day extra special. There are lots to choose from, like the new Be Mine Box of 15 individual milk chocolates, all arranged in a patterned red heart.

For a slightly upgraded gift, See’s offers the Classic Red Heart, which contains 30 morsels of pure joy, all tied up in a bow. Caramel patties, Nougat, Brittle, Mocha, and more, there’s really no sweet treat left out of this box. If boxes aren’t your thing, the confectionary company also makes single and small sachets of heart-shaped truffles or pure chocolate hearts. See’s also allows you to build your own custom box online, if that’s more your style.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some Dark Chocolate Truffles to order for myself!