For many of us, the best part about Valentine’s Day is actually the day after the holiday. Feb. 15 presents us with some of the greatest discounts on candy that we’ll see all year. 50 percent off heart-shaped boxes of chocolate! Two-for-one deals on bags of red and white M&Ms! Give us all of the pink Reese’s NOW! Sales like these are almost enough to hold us over until the next round of deals, come the day after Halloween.
The best part is everyone can take part in this celebration. Regardless of your relationship status or tolerance for overtly commercial sentimentality, cheap-o candy doesn’t discriminate. No one is immune to the siren call of dollar chocolate, even in its sappy, heart-shaped form.
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As you take time out of your post-Valentine’s Day schedule, to roam the aisles of your local drug store, we decided to help you out with your shopping list. Here are some of the latest novelty candies to hit supermarket shelves this season and they’re well worth eating far past the holiday. One thing’s for sure—they’re a lot better than stale conversation hearts.
For a candy that doesn’t contain any chocolate, these Kisses are pretty amazing. They taste like buttercream, cake batter, and white chocolate, with a little crunch. Marry the first person to buy a whole bag just for you.Try It
Skittles’ flirty flavor mix contains all the pink and purple goodness that sugar can contain. The new bags contain watermelon, white grape, strawberry, cherry, and yumberry (yes, that’s an actual fruit). If you hate citrus, this combination is for you!Try It
Even Reese’s had to get in on the millennial pink action. But just because this candy is the twee-est color imaginable, doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste as good as a classic peanut butter cup. Same goes for the sentimental heart shape.Try It
Once only available in Japan, pink Kit Kats are available pretty much everywhere (at least online). And lest you think they’re full of food coloring, know this—their pink color is totally natural. The chocolate is made from ruby cacao beans and has a berry-like sourness. Reviews are mixed on Amazon, but there’s only one way to know how you like ’em!Try It
Check out our Valentine’s Day giveaway on Instagram; three lucky winners will get lots of goodies from Hotel Chocolat, but you only have until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 11 to enter! And visit our Valentine’s Day headquarters to get more tips, tricks, and recipes (plus great Valentine’s Day gift ideas, including some last-minute options).
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