How do I love ME? Let me count the ways with Wild Ophelia’s Valentine’s Day hearts filled with chocolate. Take an American road trip by checking out these flavors, New England Style Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Bites and Tart Cherry Caramel Milk Chocolate Bites. I don’t mean to be an alarmist but, hello?! Valentine’s Day is around the corner.
If you’re a singleton, like me, looking to buy yourself something nice and sweet to celebrate wonderful YOU, give these beauties a chance. Of course, if you do have a special someone in your life, they’d certainly appreciate these delicious chocolates.
Life is Better with Caramel
As I’ve blogged before, Wild Ophelia works with American farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality, delicious and unique flavors. I have a weakness called caramel and guess what? The caramel is the company’s house recipe and is oh, so smooth.
The sweetness is a nice contrast with the Montmorency tart cherries which are sourced from the King Orchards family farm in Central Lake, Mich. (Cherry capital of the world.) and encased in smooth milk chocolate. If you’re envisioning these tasting like those chocolate-covered cherry candies that are popular at Christmas, stop it! These taste much, much better!
I’m all about savory flavors so the salted caramel dark chocolate bites tickle my fancy. Remember, dark chocolate is relatively good for you. Coastal Maine sea salt dried in the sun then hand-smoked over hickory wood is combined with the gooey caramel and hugged by dark chocolate. The flavors meld well together and I can taste the hint of salt. Mmm.
It’s All About Presentation
A dozen chocolates are placed in a chic and vibrant pink or red heart-shaped box accented with a lovely ribbon and Wild Ophelia badge. Each almond-shaped and walnut-sized chocolate bite sits in own pod rather than lumped together. I’m always impressed with overall presentation and the packaging is simple yet sophisticated.
Where to Find Wild Ophelia’s Valentine’s Day Chocolates
In addition to these hearts, a selection of Wild Ophelia’s signature chocolate bars are tucked in new Valentine’s Day packaging with “to” and “from” and hearts, making them ready and perfect for gifting. And yes, it’s okay to give one to yourself.
There’s no need to find a fancy chocolatier. These sophisticated chocolates are available at Walgreens. But, times a ticking.
These Valentine’s Hearts and Bars are only available for a limited time.
About Wild Ophelia
Based in Chicago, Ill., Wild Ophelia is the creation from Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat. She’s been recognized as a “chocolate revolutionary” by Food & Wine magazine and launched Wild Ophelia to bring unconventional American-inspired chocolate creations mainstream and revolutionize the local chocolate aisle. The organization also takes sustainability seriously and focuses on creating high-quality chocolate while being approachable. When you pick up a bar, turn it over. Each bar tells a story – both on the wrapper and in each bite – and tells the origin of each ingredient. Find Wild Ophelia at Walgreens, Whole Foods, Cost Plus World Market and visit their website www.wildophelia.com to find a store near you.
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Disclosure: I’m a member of Wild Ophelia’s Blogger Posse meaning I receive samples of chocolate in exchange for my honest opinions about the products. As a side note, I am eating cleaner these days and am more aware of what I’m consuming. I believe in Wild Ophelia and their commitment to working with American farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality chocolates to the table. Right now for me it’s all about moderation, which means I can make a chocolate bar or box of chocolates last a really long time.