A chocolate holds its true value through its taste. Therefore, make sure that the chocolate you are going to buy is fresh. If you do not have a chocolatier near you, the best bet is to go to a high-end market.
High-end markets usually carry high quality chocolate from top artisan chocolatiers. Boxed chocolates are usually combined with ingredients to preserve them from going bad, so freshness and taste won’t be as rich. Try purchasing chocolates online. The best bet is to purchase them from small, artisan chocolatiers. If you can’t find any, look for small production, not mass market.
Don’t buy cheap chocolate The next step is to look at the price. If you walk into a high-end chocolatier, you can expect to pay over $100 for a pound of chocolate. However, you can also put together a hand-picked selection for less than $30. While you won’t get as much chocolate from a high-end French chocolate store as you from a local drugstore, which one will make the best impression?
No matter what your recipient says, do not get sugar-free chocolate unless the person you are going to give it to is a diabetic. If there is any issue regarding weight, focus instead on portion control. Chocolate is to taste good, so stop focusing on the diabetic attributes.
Buy different flavors of chocolate for your recipient. If you know what flavors she likes, feel free to choose. If you do not have any i
idea whatsoever, you can ask for recommendations. If not, choose what you would like to get. If a date you planned goes wrong, you always have the chocolates you liked already chosen!
Last but not least, never EVER re-gift a chocolate that you received and do not like. Now, you can be an expertise in buying the perfect and delicious Valentine’s chocolates. Who knows, you might fall in love because of this!