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Sweet token: 10 best Valentine's Day chocolates

Chocolate might not be original for 14 February, but the right box can make a thoughtful and delicious gift

Chocolatiers love Valentine's Day. At this time of year, the shelves and online shops are full of pink and red-hued boxes. Choosing the right one, which strikes just the right note with your nearest and dearest, can be a tricky path to navigate.

We've gone through the offerings and picked a selection of the most moreish and innovative chocs; from Ashby Treats’ beautifully presented With Love Truffle Stick  to Amelia Rope's luxurious and elegant Pale Sea Salt Chocolate Cubes.

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For chocolates and packaging that will surprise, we think East India Company's Spice Infused box is a winner if you're feeling extravagant. For just a taste of chocolate to go with a card or another pressie, the Charbonnel et Walker Mini Pink Heart Champagne Truffles are a sweet touch. And for an office pleaser come Friday, the box of Butlers Valentine Hearts work well for a single or attached crowd.

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1. Emma Bridgewater “I love you more than chocolates” box, £14.95 for 210g

2. Charbonnel et Walker Mini Pink Heart Champagne Truffles, £4 for 34g

3. East India Company Spice Infused Chocolate Selection Box, £30 for box of 20

4. Rococo Hot Lips’ Chilli Truffles and Red Lips, £15 for 130g

5. Godiva Valentine Heart Box, £20 for box of 11

6. Amelia Rope Pale Sea Salt Chocolate Cubes, £39 for 24 cubes

7. Chococo The Cocoa Love Pod, £22.50 for 350g

8. Carluccios Gianduiotti Gift Box, £10.95 for 150g

9. Sweet Memory Lane Chocolate Stick, £5.50 for box of 8

10. Butlers Valentine Hearts, £5.50 for 300g


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