Choose Your Favorite Artisanal Sweets & Treats for Valentine’s Day

While we are on the topic of Valentines’ Day– it’s not always about chocolate. I love to mix things up and come up with unique treats and sweets for you to check out.
Here are some great artisanal products and treats for you to check out.

Effie’s Homemade Baked Goods.
Effie has the most amazing “cakes” that are a cross between cookies, biscuits and cakes–and delightful.

Effie’s Oatcakes are a fourth-generation family recipe that have made a
successful holiday gift for years. This biscuit-like cookie is cozy, comfort
food at its best, perfect for stocking stuffer or gift basket accoutrement.

Effie’s Oatcakes offer a nutty, lightly sweetened taste and a satisfying
buttery crisp, addictive enough that gift recipients may even shamelessly
ask for more.

Available in oatcakes, corncakes or nutcakes, you can’t go wrong with these. The only problem is that you will find a trail of crumbs if someone runs off with them. Also you can use them in many different ways like substituting Effie’s biscuits for any recipe calling for graham cracker crusts or crumb toppings (think cheesecake or pies).

My suggestion would be to buy the sampler package (shown above) which gives you the taste treat of all three types of Effie’s Cakes– and it’s $22 and it’s already wrapped.

https://shop.effieshomemade.com/

From the UK, www.madebyhandsofbritain.com has some amazing array of chocolate in lots of different presentations. Here is a particularly strong favorite. Don’t let the name throw you off– it’s
Handmade mini chocolate wedding cakes


Each cake consists of 2 solid chocolate hearts. The lower tier is made from Belgian white chocolate and the top tier is made from Belgian milk chocolate. The cake is finished with mint chocolate curls made using organic peppermint oil.
The large heart is 4cm wide (at its widest point), 3.5 cm from top to bottom and the chocolate is 1 cm thick. The smaller heart is 3cm wide (at its widest point), 2.5 cm from top to bottom and the chocolate is 1 cm thick.
Using only the finest Belgian chocolate provides a smooth and creamy flavour to their chocolates. Each heart cake is individually packaged in a clear cube.

Find this item and MUCH MORE at this site: MadebyhandsofBritain.com

Richart has some amazing chocolates. This line made Xmas 2010 key review for artisanal chocolate. One of the most popular things he makes are ChocoMacs– macarons filled with ganache of various flavors. This box of 9 are filled with newer flavors that sound intensely yummy.

Santodino 82% CHOCOMAC
Sambiraja 82% CHOCOMAC
Sarajiva milk chocolate CHOCOMAC
Arabica coffee CHOCOMAC
Lime and lemon CHOCOMAC
Red berries CHOCOMAC
Mint CHOCOMAC
Seven spices CHOCOMAC

www.richart.com

For those wanting something a little lighter, a bit different and even HEALTHIER in the way of Valentine treats.. here’s something that’s REALLY different and it’s not gone in a day or two because this is a DIY set up and you can do this. Just order the package and you can make them and have them whether you have kids or not. You can even make up your own recipes! Courtesy of the HopeFULL Company , we are showing you how you can make frozen pops at home– and make them from veggies, fruits and other ingredients from baby food to ice cream or yogurt.

The HopeFULL pop kit is really great and it helps people who are temporarily ill or undergoing treatment for life-changing diseases get the essential nutrients they need to help heal their body. However this is not limited to just people with illnesses- you can use this for kids or for anyone. It’s an easy way for you to have a healthy and innovative way of creating a frozen dessert for kids and/or adults that makes dessert fun and interesting.


Here’s a recipe that the HopeFULL Company sisters came up with for New Years Eve but absolutely fits for Valentine’s Day: Pomegranate Ginger Pops!

SimplySweetArrangements.com has an amazing array of chocolate treats and sweets– that you can choose from one of their established gift baskets or create your own for whomever you choose to give it to. One I like that’s pretty affordable is this one:

This Simply Sweet Bear Hugs and Kisses chocolate gift box includes:·
6 individually wrapped lollipops (milk, white and multi-color chocolate)
The Simply Sweet Arrangements elegant signature gift box
Free gift card
Simply Sweet Arrangments lollipops are handmade and uniquely decorated in their facility.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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