Imagine 4800 large strawberries getting dipped in rich, premium chocolate.
That’s what the staff at Godiva (Level 3) at Towson Town Center will be making up through Valentine’s Day!
A Godiva Signature
The chocolate dipped strawberries, available in milk, dark and white chocolate, are a Godiva signature Valentine’s Day delicacy. They’re $50 for a half dozen and are presented in a lovely box.
Since Godiva only uses the freshest ingredients without preservatives, the dipped strawberries must be consumed the day you bring them home. I think it would be pure torture to not devour them anyway!
If you’re interested in this classic, you can reserve them in advance and pick them up on Valentine’s Day. Here’s one more tease for your taste buds before I show you more of the temptations.
Traditionally sold by the 6-pack for Valentine's Day
In addition to pre-packaged options at EVERY price point, you can create your own signature gift for your sweetheart and include the flavors you (I mean your recipient) will love.
Design Your Own Collection in a Red Satin Box! ($50)
For $50, you can fill a red souvenir, Satin Heart Gift Box with about 15 pieces, depending on the sizes you select. Or, you can fill a paper, Ballotin Gift Box with 8, 16, or 32 pieces ($18, $32 and $60). So, how do you know what to put inside your box? Godiva has a little cheat sheet at the ready, with descriptions of Valentine’s Day favorites, classic chocolates and truffles. Or, you can splurge in the name of research and buy a few individual pieces. Thanks to Godiva, I tasted a few samples.
The Key Lime Truffle, with key lime ganache surrounded by a dark chocolate shell, is incredible. I savored every morsel of this tart and sweet combo. I’ve never tried lime with chocolate before and don’t plan to make this a single time experience.
Tart & Sweet
For me, the bite-size Chocolate Éclair Truffle is as satisfying as having a whole pastry. The rich vanilla custard ganache is cradled in a milk chocolate shell with a dark chocolate touch of stringing on top.
Rich & Creamy
I also tried the Chocolate Lava Cake Truffle, made with oozing dark chocolate ganache and liquid fondant. The dark chocolate shell is finished with powdered sugar. I’m glad I saved this bite for last. I didn’t want the flavor to end.
Love the Lava
If your sweetheart loves classic milk chocolate, go for the Milk Chocolate Mousse Truffle with a white chocolate heart on top. There are also Valentine’s Day classics like Cherry Cordials and heart shaped pieces.
Topped with a Heart
If you do go the choose-your-own-chocolate-adventure route and select the satin heart box, it is reusable. “So when you empty your heart, you can refill it the next time,” quips manager Jason Shoubin. If you bring back the box to refill for another special occasion or an unexpected surprise, you’ll only pay for the price of the individual chocolates.
Now for a look at some of the pre-packaged gifts… These small heart boxes run just $6 for 6 pieces.
Choose your message: Love, Sweet or Hug
These extra large, milk chocolate lollipops pictured below are great for the kids ($8 each). Or, they would make a fun, unexpected pop in a bouquet. Smaller heart shaped ones are also available (3 for $15).
Pick a Love, Hug or Sweet Pop ($8 each)
Have the Chef Bear deliver your sweetheart a chocolate bar ($15 for the bear and bar). It would be cute to tuck a little message in with the gift too.
A Bear & Bar ($15)
You can also get the traditional gold Ball0tin Gift Boxes or red Satin Heart Gift Boxes with pre-selected assorted flavors. Each of the box types come in a variety of sizes and price-points. They come ready to present and don’t need any wrapping.
If you make a purchase before Valentine’s Day, you will receive a $5 coupon off a $25 future purchase.
Plus, if you’re not a member yet, consider joining the Chocolate Rewards Club. The free membership entitles you to a monthly free sample. If you spend more than $20 on any purchase, club members also get a free 2-piece mini box set the following month. You do have to be at least 18 to participate.
As we approach Valentine’s Day, the strawberries are traditionally sold in 6-packs. Single ones will be available through the weekend (2/11 & 2/12) and again after the holiday. I’m told we can expect some new offerings in coming months, including chocolate dipped Rice Krispies Treats and more. Stay tuned.
Here is one more glance at just some of the sweets you’ll find.
If you missed my other Valentine’s Day Gift posts, here are the links:
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
Gifts for Your Little Sweethearts
Towson Town Center’s Online Gift Guide
Remember, you can also be your own Valentine and treat yourself!
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