St. Valentine probably wasn’t considering the yumminess of chocolate in the third century A.D. He is known as the patron saint of young couples, as he was said to secretly marry young Roman legionnaires to their lovers, which was illegal at the time.
Today, when we think Valentine’s Day, we think chocolate. Why? Chocolate is decadent, sweet and sometimes feels a touch forbidden. Like young love.
To celebrate this romantic holiday, we feature some of the most outrageous, unusual, bizarre and extraordinary chocolate gifts for you to wonder at.
1. A chocolate dress. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Sultry, fragrant, one-size fits all. How delish is this? Designers keeping trying, we keep encouraging.
2. A Chocolate Lamborghini is almost as fast as the real thing. Zero to 60 in one minute, if you haven’t eaten all day. By Gales Chocolates.
3. Chocolate diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Okay, not edible, but almost as good. By LeVian, available at Macy’s.
4. Chocolate Trivial Pursuit. Okay, now stop playing games and just take a bite! Available at Harrods, in the U.K.
5. Chocolate Mozart Liqueur. Now I can’t swear to this, but don’t you think that when you sip this nectar of the Chocolate Gods you’ll be able to imagine you can hear the opening notes of “Don Giovanni?”
6. Chocolate turtle. Slow and steady is the way to eat this little rascal.
7. Chocolate Moonshine Truffles. Where Hillbilly meets epicurean. Eccentric mix for the connoisseur. Available at Nunu Chocolates, Brooklyn, NY.
8. What good is a pair of chocolate shoes without a chocolate purse? Really! By Azra Chocolates, U.K.
9. Now two hearts can eat as one. Bacon and chocolate together in a decadent truffle. By the genius confectioner at Vosges Chocolates.
10. Of course I had to save the best for last. Sweet hotel suite designed by Karl Lagerfeld. This entire hotel room, including the books, sheets, rugs, curtains and boyfriend is 100% chocolate. Ten and a half tons of chocolate, that is. If it were only possible to book yourself into this suite at La Reserve Hotel in Paris. One can still have sweet dreams…