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Happy Valentine Wishes

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, stop by the Co-op and celebrate with edible gifts for the special folks in your world. Check out our selection of local and organic chocolates, candies, sparkling wines, and much more. Look for seasonal treats from fine West Coast and local chocolatiers such as Fran’s and Judy’s Candies.

wildophWild Ophelia’s Chocolates – Treat yourself or your sweetie to innovative flavor combinations featuring chocolate and non-GMO, fair-trade-sourced ingredients from around the globe. Company founder Katrina Markoff is the recipient of numerous accolades including Bon Appétit’s Food Artisan of the Year Award 2015, and being named “THE innovator in chocolate to lead the US through the next 30 years” by Food & Wine Magazine. Look for unusual flavored peanut butter cups with Smoked Salt, Toasted Coconut, and Crunchy Chia seeds – 2.1 oz pkg for $2.99 each; as well as elegant and exciting chocolate bars, including: Roasted Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Bar with Caramelized Hawaiian Bananas from Wailua, Kauai – 2 oz. bar for $4.99 each.

seattlechocSeattle Chocolates – new flavored truffles, confections and bars from one of the Emerald City’s favorite chocolate companies. Made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa, try the “Pink Bubbly” dark chocolate bar, crafted using freeze-dried raspberries in white chocolate with all natural popping candy pieces that tickle the palate like champagne bubbles. Seattle Chocolates also offers beautifully packaged traditional heart-shaped chocolate boxes filled with a seasonal truffle assortment – 5 oz. for $14.99 each.

Visit our Valentine display for current offerings, these seasonal treats are only available while supplies last!

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.