Combine two treats in one with A Sweet Delivery’s limited-edition Sugar and Champagne gift box. Your sweetheart will be surprised with an elegant box containing six gourmet gummi bear flavors and a petit bottle of Prosecco or Champagne.
Mix chocolate, Champagne, and a little sparkle for one perfect Valentine’s Day gift with Veruca Chocolate’s Champagne truffles: dense, hand-rolled dark chocolate ganache infused with French cognac and coated in dark chocolate flakes and edible gold or silver dusting.
The Crush Tower, Vosges ($65). 951 W. Armitage Ave., 773-296-9866
Vosges is the ultimate for local-made, gourmet treats, and its new Crush Tower is no exception. The gift set combines two collections: the Envoûté—a baker’s dozen of aphrodisiac ganache truffles—and the Volupté, heart-shaped caramel bonbons.
Valentine’s Day gift box, Bon Macaron ($18). 312-228-4325; bonmacaronchicago.com; Available at Foodstuffs, 2106 Central St., Evanston, 847-328-7704
Paris-trained chef Catherine Cooper creates her colorful, signature Bon Macs! with delicious chocolate ganache and seasonal fruit purees. For Valentine’s Day, flavors include milk chocolate passion fruit, dark chocolate decadence, raspberry rhapsody, and succulent strawberry.
Forgo the typical dozen red roses this year for a trio of chocolates with candied rose petals. The petals come from real roses that—in the French tradition—are poached in sugar syrup, coated in sugar, and dried.