Posts Tagged ‘valentine’s day’

Get Creative with Candy this Valentine’s Day

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Candy for Valentines Day 2012Valentine’s Day is kind of a polarizing holiday. Young lovers love it, and lonely curmudgeons hate it. And so do a lot of normal people. The legendary stories that inspired the celebration vary widely, and the only really clear thing is that people have been getting romantic once a year for centuries. But a holiday about love in the middle of winter makes sense. Celebrating loved ones might be the best thing to do when you’ve been stuck inside with them for months. Just imagine what it would be like if you shared a hovel with them. Or a Conestoga wagon. These days, we’ve got it easy, so let’s stop grumbling and focus on showing people some love.

When you think about candy all the time, Valentine’s Day is super fun. It’s a time for surprises and the joy of delighting people you love. As a relatively “small holiday,” there aren’t that many gifts to choose from — it’s candy, flowers, jewelry, or a mix tape.  And anything that’s not candy goes better with candy. But there are plenty of ways to mix it up and get creative. You can find out your crush’s favorite candy from childhood, then shock them with a whole box. If you’re ambitious, you could even fill a locker or a car with candy.

We’ve got all the traditional candies, like all kinds of conversation hearts and hand-poured mixed chocolates. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate true love, or friendship, or family. Just find your favorite way to make someone feel special. Here are some interesting options, and you’ll find lots more in our Valentines Candy section.

Valentine’s Day Favorites

stocking stuffer lollipops
lollipops that spin

 

Hail Black Day : A List of Candy for the Anti-Valentine

Monday, February 12th, 2007 by benjamin

anti valentines day candy

Valentine’s Day has become a commercial phenomenon. Since 1381, when Geoffrey Chaucer first recorded February 14 to be a day of recognition, this day of love has been celebrated around the globe. Its relatively unknown counterpart is Singles Awareness Day (SAD), also known as Black Day. It is a day for singles to celebrate, or un-celebrate, their independence. Just like the Emo psyche is misunderstood and overshadowed by the teen pop idols, Valentine’s Day has outshone Black Day, which is why I am taking if upon myself to list a few gift ideas for the celebrators of this day.

Black licorice – It’s not my favorite chewy candy, but what better way is there to lash out against all the red and pink surroundings?

Dark chocolate – A decadent and delicious alternative to the more common Valentine’s Day options like strawberry truffles and white chocolate.

Black M&M’s – Yes, this popular confection comes in black! What a great way to customize an everyday candy to something different and fun.

Blackberry Jelly Beans – This flavor of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans is atypical, fun, and delicious. Give a box to another single friend, or yourself!

February 14 is no longer for couples only. Happy SAD!