The best chocolates to buy for Valentine's Day 2018

From budget chocolates to luxury truffles, go traditional this Valentine's Day and woo your sweetheart with a truly memorable box of choccies.

Godiva chocolate box in heart shape on white background

Godiva Luxury Valentine's Day heart chocolates
Just because the box is heart-shaped, don't be fooled into thinking this is just another assemblage of gimmicky Valentine's chocolates; Godiva's luxury selection contains limited edition flavours of milk, dark and white chocolates filled with either strawberry & lemon, pistachio praline, or our personal favourite – caramel orange. You'll just have to hope your Valentine is a sharer... Available from Godiva (£24)
 

Hotel Chocolat mixed chocolate slab on white background
Hotel Chocolat 'So Good Together' chocolate bar
Here's a chocolate bar made for two from the thoughtful bunch at Hotel Chocolat. The giver should be guaranteed a bite of this generous slab that combines caramel and milk chocolate with a sweet strawberry heart. Ideal if you're planning a night in and need the ultimate movie snack. Available from Hotel Chocolat (£7.50)

Purple truffle closed box on white background
Booja Booja dairy-free truffle selection
If your vegan sweetheart has yet to try Booja Booja's organic free-from truffles, they're in for a treat. Each one melts in the mouth and this particular selection box offers some of their best varieties; rhubarb & vanilla fool, hazelnut, stem ginger and almond & sea salted caramel. Plus, they come in a beautifully bright violet box. Available from Ocado (£13.50).


Brightly coloured small truffle box on white backgroundJenny Wren Original Collection Belgian chocolates
If you're looking for the cute factor, this quaint box of delicious Belgian chocolates folds out like a jewellery box to reveal a selection of 12 assorted truffles in a range of flavours from raspberry chocolate to white mocha – there's bound to be one (or more) that your Valentine will adore. Available from Sainsbury's (£8)

Fuscia heart-shaped chocolate box on white backgroundPrestat Heart assortment
From one of nation's oldest chocolatiers, this regal-looking chocolate and truffle collection is as pleasing to eat as each confection is to look at. If you know your Valentine enjoys a touch of luxury and styling, you can't go wrong with this box. In it, they'll find plenty of fruit and caramel centres to savour. Available from Prestat (£19.50)

Colourful selection of heart-shaped chocolates in black round boxPierre Marcolini – Les Coeurs
Prepare your Valentine for a feast of chocolate with 18 of Pierre's tastiest flavours; the Les Coeurs collection has sent chocolate lovers into a frenzy with, in particular, the coeur framboise – or raspberry heart. This special gift box also features brand-new taste sensations including lemon, passion fruit, pistachio, nougat and salted caramel, and it all comes beautifully wrapped in Pierre Marcolini's signature black-and-red packaging. Available from Selfridges (£19). 
 

More Valentine's Day inspiration...

We've rounded up our favourite foodie Valentine's Day gifts in our Valentine's Day gift guide. 

If your Valentine prefers a tipple to a truffle, see our favourite boozy gifts for Valentine's Day. 

Got the gift but need to execute the perfect romantic meal? See our guide to cooking the best last-minute Valentine's Day dinner

Which box of chocolates are you hoping for this Valentine's Day? Leave a comment below... 

This review was last updated in January 2018. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@bbc.com. 

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