I know. The other day I wrote about consuming experiences this Valentine’s Day instead of consuming stuff. Still, some of you are going to buy your loved ones a sweet treat this year. Heck, I wouldn’t mind a small treat myself. If you’re going splurge, and most of these are splurges, give these treats a look.
Equal Exchange Chocolate and Coffee Pairing Gift Bag – Two bags of organic coffee (one is called Love Buzz), four organic chocolate bars and instructions for pairing in a 100 percent recycled gift bag. I was sent one of Equal Exchange’s gift baskets filled with fair trade yumminess back in December, so I know their chocolates and coffees are good. $34.95/basket.
Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles – An assortment of one each of Blueberry Almond, Ginger Green Tea, Pumpkin Chai, Sunflower Banana Butter, Walnut Flaxseed, Pure Cocoa Bliss. Apparently, vegan Alicia Silverstone is a fan of these truffles. $13/box of 6.
Sjaaks Organic Lavender Truffles – Heart-shaped organic dark chocolate lavender truffles are wrapped in lavender foil and gift boxed in, what else, a lavender-colored box. A little different than the usual Valentine’s Day, but quite romantic looking. $14.95/box.
Askinosie Valentine’s Box - Askinosie describes its chocolate as “unofficially organic” and “beyond Fair Trade.” I love the look of this box of four 3-ounce single-origin chocolate bars. The gift tag on the box is customizable, and if you have the box shipped directly to your sweetheart, Askinosie will customize it for you. $24/box.
Organic Fair Trade Valentine Heart Vegan Truffles Box – Sometimes, you just need the traditional heart shaped box. Even the pretty pink box that holds the chocolates is fair trade – made by the Fair Trade women's co-operative using tree free fibers such as mango, mulberry and banana in Thailand. $38/box of 20 chocolates.