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Last Minute Sweets for Your Sweet

Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

If you have found yourself in a Valentine’s Day bind, Luci’s Healthy Marketplace has just what you need to get back in your love’s favor with some ideas for last minute Valentine’s Day gifts, all centered around chocolate.

Did you know that the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolate was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868? Since then, both lovers and the forlorn have been purchasing chocolate in various forms, and we have certainly come a long way since that first heart shaped box of confections. Luci’s owner, Lucia Schnitzer, offers a myriad of chocolate alternatives if you’re looking to buy something sweet outside of the box.

Check out these last minute Valentine’s Day gifts recommended by Lucia

Luci’s Raspberry White Chocolate Mocha: A dreamy blend of espresso, steamed milk and white chocolate with a hint of raspberry! Pick one up for your sweetheart as a sweet way of letting them know you nothing but heart eyes for them this Valentine’s Day. Available hot or iced, decaf or full caffeinated now until February 14th.

Luci's Last Minutes Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Assorted Chocolate Ice Creams: Here at Luci’s we carry a variety of ice creams and gelatos that are absolutely divine (and chocolatey!) but that also accommodate all dietary preferences and tastes. This Valentine’s cuddle up on the couch with a cheesy chick flick and indulge in a few of my favorites: Straus Organic Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream, Arctic Zero Lactose Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream, or Figo! Organic Chocolate Duet Gelato – enjoy by the spoonful!

Luci's Last Minutes Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Luci’s Chocolate Strawberry Creme Wine Smoothie: Want to impress your Valentine this February? Bring them to Luci’s for our signature Chocolate Strawberry Creme Wine Smoothie! A unique blend of creamed wine bursting with chocolate-y and strawberry flavors, to be enjoyed by the 21 crowd, of course. Available year round.

Luci's Last Minutes Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Enjoy Life Dairy, Nut & Soy Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks:  I believe in following a healthy regimen, but I also believe in “smart” indulgences during certain holidays, including Valentine’s Day. Sometimes however, it can be difficult to enjoy those indulges if they don’t agree with you. If you are looking to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies or a decadent chocolate dessert this February, this is the product for you. These semi-sweet chocolate chunks have great flavor and will give peace of mind to anyone with dairy, nut or soy allergies and are a personal favorite in my kitchen.

Luci's Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Bison Organic Chocolate Stout: Bison described this brew as: “a velvety ale brewed with rich Peruvian cocoa. Roasted malt aromas, charismatic flavors of dark chocolate and espresso, a creamy mouth feel, and smooth, dry finish…”. In summary, if you leave a 6-pack for your husband in the fridge this V-day, he will be thanking you all February long.

Luci's Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

In addition to Lucia’s great suggestions, you’re sure to find some inspiration for your last minute Valentine’s Day gifts, or any occasion.

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is located at 1590 E. Bethany Home Road in Phoenix. For more information, you can call 602.773.1339.

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About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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