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The Best Valentine’s Day Candy To Gift (Or Eat Yourself)

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If you think Valentine’s Day is about spending time with that special someone, long-stemmed roses and everlasting romance, that’s beautiful. As far as I’m concerned, Valentine’s Day is just Pink Halloween. You can take your prix fixe menu, I’ll be dining on three courses of candy.

Of course, the best part about V-Day (aside from February 15th AKA Half Price Heart-Shaped Candy Day) is the candy, especially those limited-edition treats that come ’round just once a year. Here are eight treats we can’t wait to eat, whether we’re alone or with someone special.

1. Ghiradelli Valentine’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Chocolates

Ghiradelli Squares are unbelievably delicious every other day of the year that’s not Valentine’s Day, but this special-edition version really takes the cake. A dark chocolate square stuffed with strawberry filling, it’s going to be a struggle not to eat the whole bag in one sitting. Available exclusively at Target.

2. Lindor Strawberries and Cream Truffles

Lindor Truffles have a smooth chocolate shell filled with an almost-liquid inside. While I’m personally attached to the extra-dark chocolate variety, the Strawberry and Cream is a strong contender. A white chocolate exterior, a sweet strawberry interior… what more could a girl want? Aside from a metric ton of them?

3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart

If you thought you were going to make it through this list without a mention of Reese’s Cups, you’re sorely mistaken. Reese’s Cups are unquestionably the greatest candy alive (they are, I’ll fight you on this), and they’re made even better when turned into shapes. Whether they be pumpkin, Christmas tree or, in this case, a giant heart, there’s nothing like that salty-sweet peanut butter filling that makes me think of true love.

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4. Red Velvet Kit Kats

Kit Kats have been coming out in all sorts of crazy flavors recently (matcha, cookie dough and wasabi to name a few), and Red Velvet is the latest. Coated in white chocolate, the crispy inner wafers are sandwiched with a Red Velvet filling. We can’t wait to try these adorable treats.

5. Sugarfina Rosé Gummy Bears

If you haven’t heard of these insanely popular gummy bears, I’m not sure how. They wowed the internet, selling out almost instantly as they debuted. Not only are they adorable, but the rosé hue and flavor are perfect for a romantic evening. These adorably delicious bears are also available in champagne flavor. Get them while they’re in stock!

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6. Marshmallow Hearts

These adorable pink and white marshmallow hearts are the perfect topper to a steaming mug of hot chocolate. We recommend you buy them for your lady pals on Galentine’s Day, but they’re so cute we wouldn’t blame you if you kept every package for yourself. Buy them here.

7. See’s Sour Hearts

The classic Seattle candy company has the perfect alternative for those who don’t love chocolate (??!!). These gummy sour hearts come in lemon, cherry and berry flavors. They’re just sour enough, and the mix between a jelly and chewy texture makes these an addictive pick.

8. Shriver’s Cinnamon Saltwater Taffy

Shriver’s has been making its famous saltwater taffy in New Jersey since 1898. The chewy, gooey addictive stuff comes in a plethora of flavors, but we’re partial to the pretty red and white cinnamon variety. A two-pound box of this stuff definitely beats some stale cinnamon Red Hots. Plus, it makes an adorable gift.

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