Valentine’s Day Chocolate: Switch it Up with Reese’s Cups, Hershey’s Hearts, and NonpareilsWednesday, February 10th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Denture Danger: 4
Valentine’s Day Mini Reese’s are adorned in gold and red foils, waiting to be undressed and enjoyed by the peanutbutter-chocolate lover. I offered a bag of chocolates to my friends and all of them reached for the Reese’s cups saying “When you see chocolates always go straight for the one shaped as a Reese’s cup.”
Nonpareils are by definition the little color sugar balls that decorate small milk chocolate discs. I don’t understand why the name of the candy (which is basically a colorful snow cap) is named after the little balls, I think they could have come up with a more creative name, maybe the Nonpareils Valentine’s Day Ball. The pink, red, and white sugar balls make this candy not only tasty, but a work of art.
The Hershey’s Hearts may not have a cute wrapper, but the chocolate inside the simple foil wrapping is mouthwateringly delicious. The pink wrapped milk chocolate, purple dark chocolate, and gold wrapped Reese’s shaped hearts are all outstanding. The variety is just another reason to add onto the list of why these chocolate hearts are better than any other chocolate heart.
My family had a Valentine’s Day tradition that we all looked forward to all year. The Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt. My siblings and I would wake up early with energy and excitement, probably a similar feeling to Christmas morning. My parents would write rhyming clues on heart shaped pieces of construction paper and hide them in various places around the house, in shoes, in the microwave, under pillows, behind pictures, in the piano… anywhere and everywhere.
As the years went on it became more and more difficult for our parents because we were getting older and demanding more challenging hunts and they were running out of hiding place ideas. A scavenger hunt didn’t go through without complaints of either of a clue being too easy or too hard. At the end of the scavenger hunt would be the jackpot prize: a paper lunch bag filled with treats! NECCO conversation hearts, cute chocolates like the ones in both Valentine’s Day blogs, some higher quality delicious chocolate and usually even an inedible prize like a beanie baby.
I not only give you permission to borrow my parent’s idea but I highly encourage you to use it. It made Valentine’s Day a day to actually look forward to instead of a day where you either have unmet expectations from your special someone or wish you had an intimate partner to share the day with. Enjoy the scavenger hunt, it’s the best Valentine’s Day tradition out there!