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Heart-shaped Valentine’s Day treats

When words fail you, nothing says it better than a heart-shaped
gesture, so here’s our pick of some of the tastiest gifts available for Valentine’s Day.

SELFRIDGES Pierre Marcolini Love Addict Collection

Pierre Marcolini Love Addict Collection
£38 (for 36 hearts), Selfridges
If this rainbow of chocolate hearts doesn’t brighten up your day, nothing will. There are six irresistible flavours to indulge in from lime, passion fruit and nougat to pistachio, raspberry and salted caramel.


Hotel Chocolat The Love Birds
£26, hotelchocolat.com
Here’s a heart that’s made for breaking. Weighing in at 650g, this pretty chocolate heart is made from salted caramel chocolate on one half and 50% milk praline chocolate with crispy feuilletine flakes on the other. Which side will you take a bite out of first?


Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester Heart to share dessert

“Heart to share” dessert at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Available as part of the Valentine’s Day menu (from £95), alainducasse-dorchester.com
This stunning dessert for two is the perfect way to round off a romantic meal. It has been skillfully created and features decadent layers of chocolate mousse, praline feuilleté and passion fruit cream on a chocolate biscuit base.


Cutter & Squidge Harrods Valentine's biskies

Cutter & Squidge Valentine’s biskies
£3.95 each, Harrods
The fantastic biskie-teers are back with a selection of Valentine’s biskies (biscuit-cake-cookie hybrid) that include ‘Chocolate Salted Caramel Heaven’, ‘Strawberry Pav-Lover’ and ‘Choc o’Berry’. Each one is topped off with a little heart and a touch of gold leaf.


La Maison du Chocolat Caramel Sensations 24

La Maison du Chocolat Caramel Sensations
£44 (24 chocolates), lamaisonduchocolat.co.uk
Ideal for caramel-lovers, this collection features four complementary flavours that show off its star ingredient. Enjoy squares containing rooibos tea, pineapple and dark chocolate in between bites of praline and caramelised biscuit chocolate hearts.


Lindt Master Chocolatier Collection Love Box

Lindt Master Chocolatier Collection Love Box
£6, lindt.co.uk
This little box of chocolate hearts offers some big flavours. There’s a hazelnut praline, a milk and cocoa nib filling and a milk chocolate and almond cream bite. If you can’t get enough the first time round, you get to enjoy each flavour three times over.