Chocolate gifts for Valentine's day

February 2, 2005 in Holiday Eating, In Season & Other Fresh Foods

Chocolate gifts for Valentine's day

Everyone's favorite holiday is right around the corner: Valentine's Day. That means time to indulge a little in some creamy, delicious chocolate treats. It doesn't matter if you have a special Valentine or not --  you can still enjoy poring over these tasty websites and books while you try to decide which treat you will be ordering or making for yourself! Or that special someone.

Cadbury -
Bernard Callebaut -
Chocolate Society -
Chocolocate -
Divine Chocolate
Ghirardelli-   http://www.ghirardelli
Godiva -
Jen Stone Bonbons (Toronto) -
Hersheys - htpp://
Virtual Chocolate
"Official" Chocolate Site -

If you're in the mood to get in the kitchen and create some chocolate masterpieces, here is a small sampling of the chocolate books available online at or at your local Chapters-Indigo bookstore. Sweet!

  • Bittersweet: Recipes for Today's Better Chocolates by Alice Medrich, Artisan, 2003.
  • Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes by Marcel Desaulniers, Harper Collins Canada, 2000.
  • Chocolate by Nick Malgieri, Harper Collins Canada, 1998.
  • Chocolate Bible by Christine McFadden, Lorenz Books, 2003.
  • Death by Chocolate Cakes: An Astonishing Array of Chocolate Enchantments by Marcel Desaulniers, Harper Collins Canada, 2000.
  • Luscious Chocolate Desserts by Lori Longbotham, Chronicle Books, 2004.
  • Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts by Maida Heatter, Random House, 1995.
  • Spago Chocolate by Mary Bergin, Random House, 1999.
  • The Art of Chocolate by Elaine Gonzalez, Chronicle Books, 1998.
  • 125 Best Chocolate Recipes by Julie Hasson, Robert Rose, 2004.

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