February 01, 2013

Share the Gift of Chocolate

by Josh Early Candies

While we can't seem to escape the blistering cold here in the Lehigh Valley, there's definitely a warm hint of romance in the air. That can only mean one thing – Valentine's Day is right around the corner! We at Josh Early Candies recognize that your loved ones may not be close by to celebrate the holiday with you in person. With that in mind, we've come up with some great gifts ideas that you can order online and have shipped directly to your special someone for FREE.

Our Heart-Shaped Sea Salt Gift Box ($25, available exclusively online) is filled with an assortment of our Milk and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. By pairing our vanilla caramel with gourmet sea salt that's hand-harvested in France, we've created the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

It's not difficult to understand why these candies were heralded by Good Housekeeping Magazine or why they continue to emerge as one of our most popular treats. We guarantee your family and friends will love them.

If you're looking for a little more variety, then consider ordering our 1-Lb. Heart Gift Box ($35) filled with assorted chocolates. Elegantly presented in our classic red velvet box, your sweetheart will certainly enjoy this offering that includes many of our most popular candies – caramels, butter creams, nougats, cashew patties, peanut butter cups, and mint patties.

We can't think of a better way to say "I Love You"!

Does the object of your affection have a sweet tooth? Then our Assorted Valentine Gift Box ($40) is for them. We hand-selected our most popular chocolates and put them together in this gift box designed for the ultimate chocolate connoisseur.

To start, you'll receive a 6.5-oz. Box of Assorted Mousse featuring 15 pieces of our Chocolate Mousse Truffles and Peanut Butter Mousse Candies coated in both milk and dark chocolate. True decadence realized!

You'll also receive a 2.5-oz. Gift Bag of Milk Chocolate Hearts wrapped in brilliant red and silver foil. Giving your sweetheart these charming bite-sized chocolates is the perfect romantic gesture to show them just how much you care.

What makes our Assorted Valentine Gift Box really unique, though, is the inclusion of a 10-oz. Bag of Ultra Dark Strawberries, from our new Ultra line of chocolates. Like members of the perfect couple, strawberries and chocolate were simply meant to be together. So, we took whole dried strawberries and encased them in our 72% Ultra Dark Chocolate for a flavor combination like no other.

Candies made with chocolate containing a higher cocoa content offer a richer, more intense chocolate taste. Pair them with a glass or two of champagne for a truly luxurious Valentine's treat.

If expressing the true depth of your love through chocolate is the aim of your game, then you're in luck. We've included a 2-oz. Box of Mint Melt-Aways in the Assorted Valentine Gift Box, as well. You'll receive 9 pieces of our milk and dark chocolate melt-aways that combine the intensity of mint with our creamy melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.

You'll fall in love with the richness of these treats, and, who knows? You and your sweetheart might just fall in love with each other – for the first time or all over again – as your share them!

To round things out, you'll also receive a 2-oz. Box of Milk and Dark Chocolate Cashew Patties, presented lovingly in a vibrant red box with a heart-shaped window so you can see what's inside. These candies showcase the attention we place into creating our handmade confections.

Small batches of creamy caramel are simmered in copper pots until they've reached just the right consistency. We then add fresh cashews to the caramel before coating dollops of this sweet foundation in our signature chocolate and topping each one off with a fresh cashew. You won't be able to resist these!

This Valentine's Day, show your loved ones how much you care and share the gift of chocolate. Which of our candies would you choose to send as a sweet surprise to your family and friends?