It’s the most wonderful time of year! No, not that one. On February 14th, it will be Valentine’s Day (aka the holiday of lots of candy). It’s easy to mistake Valentine’s Day for the holiday of love, but that is simply not the case. Twice a year, we get the opportunity to eat all the candy we want and it is important to take advantage of it. Here’s all the best and worst Valentine’s Day candy so you can make the most out of this sweet day:
- The heart-shaped box of chocolates
If life is like a box of chocolates, Valentine’s Day just might be the best chocolate in the box. That is, of course, only if you come prepared. The best way to do this is with a classic. The red heart box puts you in theme with this holiday while still offering a wide flavor variety. While “you never know what you’re gonna get,” you are sure to have a mouth full of sweet chocolate.
- Everlasting Gobstopper Heartbreakers
This option is perfect for the candy lover who needs a break from the chocolate. Try a jawbreaker, a sweet sucking candy. This heartbreaker changes colors from red to pink to white as you eat to keep you in the Valentine’s Day spirit.
- Themed M & Ms
It’s no secret that M&M’s are the perfect candy for any occasion. The crunch of the candy shell coupled with the melty chocolate creates an addictive experience. But, because Mars Chocolate chooses to grace us with its availability year-round, the typical grocery store M&M is not Valentine’s Day theme. Or so you thought. M&M offers special white, pink, and red candies that are sure to put you in the mood for the holiday. And, if you are shopping for that special someone, you can even buy these M&Ms in personalized, Valentine’s Day-themed containers!
- Candy necklaces
This should really go without saying. If something is tied on a string, hard enough not to break off, and is made to rub against your skin, why would you eat it? It has a chalky texture reminiscent of TUMS antacid, which is not romantic in the slightest. The best use of this candy is as jewelry, and even that is a stretch.
- Conversation hearts
I understand you are feeling surprise. shock. dismay. This is THE Valentine’s Day candy, right? Wrong. There is a reason this flavorless, chalky heart is only seen on Valentine’s Day – it doesn’t taste good. This writer’s advice: write the generic greeting on a card and eat or buy something that doesn’t need a water chaser.
By: Jessica Boyd’22, Staff Writer