I am a chocolate snob and I blame my parents. For as long as I can remember, my parents have been giving me Godiva chocolates for various holidays...in my stocking at Christmas, for Valentine's Day, in my Easter basket...you name the holiday, I got Godiva. I don't even really know how it started, but I do know that I now expect it! [photo credit]
My dad never quite got it. He always said, "Do you know how many candy bars I could get for the cost of this box of chocolate?" I just giggled and popped in a truffle. Even now, my husband doesn't quite understand it. He'll take a bite of my chocolate and proclaim, "That's not that great." I give him a dirty look and tell him to "stay the hell away from my chocolate, then!"
Now, we all know that Valentine's Day is almost here. I do realize I am probably one of the few that actually love this "holiday". Yeah sure, I don't need a day to express my love..blah, blah, blah..."It's a Hallmark holiday," blah, blah, blah. Whatever. Screw that...it's a day where I can get truffles, maybe even flowers, and a nice dinner. Yes I should get those things throughout the year, but whatever.
I am now realizing that perhaps Godiva isn't the absolute best of the best, but I'm still a fan! I did decide to branch out a little and try to find some other varieties that are equally as pleasing. My requirements: beautiful packaging (yes, this is important to me), chocolate so rich that I can really only eat one piece at a time, and the actual piece of chocolate must be pleasing to my eye.
Now without actually having tasted these treats from Red Envelope, they seem to fit the bill!
Mmmmm...how about these from Saks?