Chocolate is in the air, which for all intents and purposes, means LOVE! We love all things sweet for Valentine's Day and we're not biased. Science has proven that chocolate is beneficial and could work to your advantage on this "day of Love".
"Chocolate gets us into a good mood. Phenylethylamine, a neuronal disinhibitor released by the brain, is also found in chocolate, and induces a stage of euphoria and excitation during the sexual prelude by turning on the brain's pleasure nuclei. This molecule increases the feeling of excitement, giddiness and boosts the sex drive; consequently, it gives you more or less the same sensation that alcohol does, but without the secondary effects of the latter." Stefan Anitei
Need we say more?? Flowers or chocolate? The answer is both!
We've got you covered on sweet stuff. Chocolate dipped strawberries are perhaps the most famous sweet for Valentine's Day. Ours are organic and dipped in Guittard fair-trade bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate. They are all gluten-free and the bittersweet chocolate ones are also dairy-free. We sell them for the week of Valentine's day individually or by the dozen. The rest of the year they are available by special order.
Our chocolates are all hand crafted in house with high quality, fair-trade Guittard chocolate. We have over 20 varieties ranging from traditional salted caramel, raspberry or coffee to the more unusual flavors like lavender white chocolate, rose or our love truffle made with aphrodisiac herbs. Chocolates are available individually for $1.50 or by 3 or 15 in beautiful heart boxes, or by 4, 6 or 12 in a lovely gold box. They are all gluten-free and we do have some egg- and dairy-free options.
Merredith is our chocolate, petit four and cookie maker for Valentine's Day She's been a busy lady! They are all works of art, the cookies in particular. She starts with an all butter shortbread that she dips in delicious white chocolate and then the magic happens. They are beautiful, artistic and delicious. We also have adorable vintage card cookies with edible images of old valentines. The cookies come in all shapes, sizes and prices and we have plenty in stock.
And then there's Makin' Whoopie Pies. This will send a message...
that we love chocolate and marshmallow together:)
Red Velvet Cupcakes are outrageously popular. Ours has a classic cream cheese frosting and red food color. If you want a more natural variation, try our egg-, dairy- and gluten-free option that is tinted with beet powder, flavored with raspberry and topped with chocolate ganache!
Our Rosy Nipples are the latest addition to the Valentine's Day treats. It's a riff on our Nipples of Venus but these are infused with rasbperry, brandy and rose and dipped in a pale pink white chocolate. If you like the NIpples of Venus, these will make you giddy.
Of course there are our 2 classic cakes that we've had forever! The Chocolate Orgasm is a chocolate cake infused with orange, filled with vanilla custard and chocolate mousse and topped with a blood orange infused buttercream and chocolate ganache on the sides. The Rhapsody, also chocolate cake, is infused with raspberry, filled with chocolate mousse, topped with raspberry compote and finished with chocolate ganache. Both are guaranteed to send ripples of delight.
If you're not a fan of chocolate, we have all sorts of other yummy desserts like our crème brûlée, cheesecake, cookies, strawberry custard tarts...lots of choices!
We're open from 7am to 11pm on Valentine's day. Get there early if you want to avoid the rush.