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Carly Phillips | Annual Fresh Fiction Valentine's Day Guest Blog Post
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For the last few years, I've blogged about Romance on Valentine's Day.  Makes sense for a Romance writer.  But there's something else that defines Valentine's Day and I don't know how I've missed it until now.  CHOCOLATE.  :-)

There are many different kinds of chocolate:

  • Milk chocolate (my personal favorite)
  • Dark chocolate
  • Bittersweet chocolate
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • White chocolate
And those are just the basic kinds!
chocolate
We can go a step further, too.  There's the fancy kind:
  • Godiva
  • Belgian Chocolate
  • Roche Ferrer
  • Ghirardelli
  • Sees
And the simple, inexpensive kind:
  • Hershey's
  • Cadbury (Easter bunny, anyone?)
  • Nestles
  • Russell Stover
Now I don't know about you but I don't think expense defines a gift.  I think a gift from the heart means more than a gift that costs a lot of money.  A gift remembered is more special than a gift reminded,

I wouldn't turn down the expensive kind of milk chocolate.  But I'm cheap n' easy.  give me drug store bought, milk chocolate red foil covered hearts any day.  Besides, Valentine's Day is the one day of the year we can eat chocolate and not feel guilty. (Okay there's also Halloween, and your birthday ...)

So what do you think? How important is the price of the gift when giving or receiving? And more importantly, what's YOUR favorite kind of chocolate?  And let's be specific, okay?

Comment for a chance to win a $25 Godiva Gift Card ... so you can buy, you guessed it, CHOCOLATE! (Redeemable at stores or www.godiva.com)

Carly Bio –

N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of SERENDIPITY and DESTINY, (Berkley), Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters that today's readers identify with and enjoy. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (15 and almost 20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. Carly lives in Purchase, New York and would love for you to like and follow her on the Internet!

Find Carly on the web:
Carly's Website – www.carlyphillips.com
Carly on Twitter - www.twitter.com/carlyphillips
Carly on Facebook - www.facebook.com/carlyphillipsfanpage

Serendipity

KISMET
Kismet
Serendipity
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SERENDIPITY
Serendipity
Serendipity
#1
September 2011

DESTINY
Destiny
Serendipity
#2
January 2012

KARMA
Karma
Serendipity
#3
May 2012

 

 

Comments

94 comments posted.

Re: Carly Phillips | Annual Fresh Fiction Valentine's Day Guest Blog Post
Win $25 Godiva

I personally feel that the thought that is put into the gift is more important than the price when receiving or giving gifts. I think if I had to choose one type of chocolate that is my favorite it would be Dove truffles.
(Chelsea Knestrick 5:33pm February 13, 2012)

I think the thought is what matters the most when it comes to giving or receiving gifts and my favorite type of chocolate is Ghirardelli.
(Natasha Donohoo 12:21pm February 14, 2012)

I like a nice box of mixed chocolates with nuts and other fillings. Milk, dark, a really good mix. The price doesn't really matter, but I want something that is useful and appreciated.
(Lisa Kendall 2:35am February 14, 2012)

Price isn't important at all. It's all about the thought in the gift even if it's hand made I will cherish it because it comes from the person I love. I love, love, love dark chocolate. That stuff is soo good. Anything that has dark chocolate, nuts, or fruit is just yummy.
(Katie Wurn 3:00am February 14, 2012)

The thought and effort placed in a gift is so much more than an expensive give
bought in a matter of a few seconds and without love. The effort shows that the
person cares about who you are and what you like.
My favorite kind of chocolate is the inexpensive kind that you can buy while your
groceries are being checked out. Yum, Hershey's! :)
(Hyunjin Jeon 4:20am February 14, 2012)

I give from my heart and love to receive gifts
from the heart. I remember telling someone
many years ago that I wasn't born with a price
on my forehead for a reason - I can not be
bought. I am priceless, just as my love ones are-
and should be treated as such.
My favorite chocolate, all, but I love the dark
chocolate pieces with the shell, I love chocolate
with cayan pepper in it (that is also dark
chocolate), I also love eating the caramel filled
chocolates in the Whitmans box. Oh, o can't
forget the dark chocolate covered cherries.
Mmmm. I think I am going to have coco pebbles
for breakfast after talking so much about
chocolate and working up an appetite.
(Carla Carlson 4:36am February 14, 2012)

Sometimes it's the little gifts that I appreciate more since they are the ones that someone has to know you well to pick out. I do enjoy all types of chocolate. Godiva is amazing but also the Hershey's pot of Gold chocolates are a favorite too.
(Maureen Emmons 6:35am February 14, 2012)

i love dark chocolate covered almonds or cashews. godiva makes a weet gift asnd it would be a sweet gift from a sweet author. keep writing your enjoyable books.
(Mal Kaplan 6:48am February 14, 2012)

Chocolate, I love chocolate.. give me chocolate... dark chocolate is my favorite... and my sweetie always remembers... bless him... and then I share...
(Cate Sparks 6:57am February 14, 2012)

Price of a gift. Gifts to me are emotionala warm and fuzzy tingly butterfly feeling . Last time I checked that doesn't come with a price tag. i will admit you usually need cash to buy gifts but one doesn't equal the other. The sentiment is much more important. At Christmas I recieved several expensive gifts. I thanked him for them I then opened a bead which had the theame of out wedding 10 years ago on it. The bead wasn't costly in a cash sence but priceless to me, tears flowed. Happy tears. I am hoping he goes to a site like greater goods animal rescue site and gets me a doggie mesuring spoons. It benfits them and I love dogs. Win win
Chocolate give me BELGIN anytime. It varies in price but the tasteis so memorable. Happy Valentines everyone and give a lil someting to the doggies today too!
(Cheryl Marenda 6:57am February 14, 2012)

Price isn't important at all...it's the thought that counts.
My favorite "expensive" treat is Ghirardelli, but I'm just
as happy with candy bars! In fact, I loved it when my
husband gave me an assortment of my favorites...Snickers,
KitKat & Zero bars...meant much more than a random "heart
shaped" box of chocolate!
(Michelle Harlan 7:04am February 14, 2012)

I prefer the dark chocolate but I do eat milk chocolate occasionally. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
(David Christian 7:31am February 14, 2012)

Must be dark chocolate!! You forgot to mention Dove chocolate which is the best of the inexpensive chocolate (IMHO).
(Maria Munoz 8:16am February 14, 2012)

good old russell stover works for me. at least hubby was thinking about the whole valentines day thing.
(Lynn Porter 8:18am February 14, 2012)

The price is not what is important. The thought put into
the gift is. If the thought was, "Hey, I know she loves
chocolate so I'll get her chocolate," who cares how much it
cost?

My personal favorite chocolate...how to decide? For basic
milk chocolate - Dove. Hands down. For a little bit more
expensive - Lindt truffles. The seasonal ones that are milk
chocolate wrapped in white chocolate. For the extravagant -
Godiva Mint Chocolate Truffles.

Mmm...now I need to go eat chocolate!
(Karin Anderson 8:40am February 14, 2012)

Im a pretty simple gal. Just give me a extra hug and
a I love you. I still love chocolate though.
(Kim Cornwell 8:40am February 14, 2012)

It's definitely not the cost, but one's taste that matters. I'd rather get a $3 package of Dove Promises than $50 2 lb. of Fannie May (a local chocolate company) assorted chocolates, 95% of which I won't eat. When someone gifts me candy, it shows me whether they've been paying attention or not and that's what's important to me.
(Anne Muller 9:02am February 14, 2012)

My personal fav is dark chocolate, and I love Godiva as well as a Belgian Chocolate that I get at The Nutty Chocolatier, and I also like any kind of chocolate I get from Laura Secord's a fine chocolate store her in Canada. But I rarely turn down any kind of chocolate. What girl does.
(Kathleen O'Donnell 9:11am February 14, 2012)

I like most chocolates, too, but Sees is my all time favorite. And that is only for special, special occasions.
(Barbara Studer 9:16am February 14, 2012)

I love any form of chocolate-it's an obsession & passion!!
Gives me a headache, but it's worth it! I am a simple
person & it isn't the cost of a gift, but the love that it's
given with that is most important. I do like See's, haven't
had it since my grandmother passed; she would send it at the
holidays-what a treat!!
(Barb Kettler 9:17am February 14, 2012)

Nope, price isn't important. I have to agree with earlier comments that Dove Milk Chocolate is wonderful. Thanks, Carly, for stopping by today. On my way to Plot Monkeys next!
(G S Moch 9:27am February 14, 2012)

oh, oh, oh.. you forgot Easter and Christmas chocolates, and those cute little groundhog shaped almonds covered in choc... oh wait, that was a dream I had a few weeks ago.
(Becky Darmogray 9:39am February 14, 2012)

Price makes no difference in the gift of chocolate. Whether it's Hershey's, Godiva or the milk chocolate smeared kisses from my kids (those are the best), any chocolate is good chocolate. And not just on Valentine's Day - any day! Have to admit though, tomorrow will be the fun day because then I can buy marked down chocolate...which means twice as much for the same price no matter what that price is!
(Susan Bassick 9:40am February 14, 2012)

It's not what you spend it's the thought that counts or so they always say. But, if you like chocolate, good chocolate is the only thing worth buying. Coming from England I've been so spoilt with quality chocolate for most of my younger life without realizing that all chocolate is not created equal. A small quality chocolate bar far exceeds a bag full of cheap stuff!
Happy Valentine's Day.
(Sally Lincoln 9:45am February 14, 2012)

at the moment, I am intensely addicted to Hersheys Drops. Oh my goodness. Who thought these things up? Just that little bit and you think,"Oh, how much damage can it do?" You poor a few into a little pile by your computer. Suck on it as it melts slowly down your throat. Then, BOOM!, somehow they have all disappeared!! How does that happen???
(Lisa Hutson 9:46am February 14, 2012)

FOR ME, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VALUE OF A GIFT, NOT THE PRICE..TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE PUT THOUGHT INTO GIVING YOU JUST THE RIGHT THING! I ADORE MILK CHOCOLATE GODIVA.
(Silvana Moscato 9:46am February 14, 2012)

Today my Zonta club is having their annual chocolate auction, and I've got a heart-shaped box of See's brought back from a recent trip West to contribute - but local favorites Harbor Sweets (Salem, MA) and Lindt (Stratham, NH) are always welcome in my house! I also make a piece of knitting in 'chocolate' colors to contribute for those non-chocolate lovers! And I buy my own Valentine's candy - half-price the next day....
(Beth Fuller 9:52am February 14, 2012)

The only chocolate I don't like is white chocolate. I adore dark chocolate. Godiva is one of my favorites but I have had Belgian chocolate brought over from Europe that blew me away. I like chocolate with coconut the most. My favorite chocolate treat is a Toffefay: chocolate, caramel and a hazelnut.
(Stacie Deramo 9:58am February 14, 2012)

The cost of the gift isn't important to me. Just someone taking the time to think about me means a lot.
I like the white chocolate bar with cookie chips in it. I think it's by Hershey's.
(Leni Kaye 10:00am February 14, 2012)

My oldest daughter's first experience with the Easter Bunny was said with such
awe--"He came!!!". She couldn't believe it. I echo that same awe on
Valentine's Day when I say "He remembered!". It's the being remembered that
counts. No gift no matter the price brings that awe. I love any and all
chocolate--especially now that my doctors are restricting just how much I can
have. I have to say I do love Lindor truffles with their cool center.
(Sandra Spilecki 10:00am February 14, 2012)

Price has no bearing. What's important is that it's dark chocolate with tons of nuts.
(Nan Zahar 10:03am February 14, 2012)

Price doesn't seem to matter to me. I like the Dove
chocolates, and the Hershey Bliss. Both of those taste good to
me in either dark or milk chocolate. I like to try different
chocolates, and will buy fun different bars when I see them.
(Gayle Cochrane 10:07am February 14, 2012)

Price doesn't matter, it is the thought and love that goes into the giving. Some of the best presents have been those that didn't cost much but were given in love and joy. As to chocolate, my all time favorite are Ethly M's chocolate liquors. They are to die for and I always get a couple of boxes to take home when I'm in Las Vegas. My everyday, always have on hand chocolate is Lindor dark chocolate truffles.
(Maude Allen 10:15am February 14, 2012)

Dove Truffles are the best chocolates for Valentine's Day!
It's the only time I can find them and I live in VA, the Land of Lover's! Try them you will be hooked. Keep writing I love your books.
Pat Pascale
Patchuk1@yahoo.com
(Pat Pascale 10:23am February 14, 2012)

I prefer milk chocolate and whatever type is fine. The thoughtfulness is what I enjoy feeling.
(Sharon Berger 10:24am February 14, 2012)

I don't feel that the price of the gift isn't important, as long as it was given from the heart. I think that the recipient will know if the gift was just "thrown together" or an "afterthought," or if it was from the heart. As for chocolate, a good Hershey bar with or without almonds will get me through a pinch, as well as Reese's peanut butter cups. Cadbury bars are great as well. As for Godiva chocolate, I receive that once in a decade, it seems, and it's something I always savor. I love the milk chocolate, and give the dark chocolate pieces to my Husband, so we're able to share. Let's just say the benefit is worth it!! I love most chocolate in general, and do a lot of baking as well, when the cravings kick in. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:26am February 14, 2012)

Well, price shouldn't matter. I will be happy with a cheap $10 chocolates... no need to spend like $100 on chocolates.... It's the heart and the love that matter...

But to be honest, the more expensive chocolates do taste better SOMETIMES... Unfortunately, the better tasting chocolates aren't cheap... :( But I don't feel right spending that much on just chocolates...
(May Pau 10:28am February 14, 2012)

It's not the cost but the thoughtfulness. Dark chocolate is the best but the white bark with peppermint at Christmas is yummy! And how about dark chocolate covered cherries with clear center. Oh I love, love chocolate :)
(Linda Daley 11:05am February 14, 2012)

The perfect prize for a Valentine's Day contest!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
(Marilyn Legault 11:10am February 14, 2012)

the sentiment behind the gesture
i will read this one
(Debbi Shaw 11:14am February 14, 2012)

Thought is definately the most important!!! I especially love it when someone takes the time to make me something I will love, like the wood snowman that my husband made and my daughter painted for Christmas.

My favorite chocolate is Dove!!! They're inexpensive with wonderful sayings inside the wrappers. I especially like milk, peppermint, and peanut butter. Yesterday, I tried a Chocolove Salted Almond Dark Chocolate bar. It was fabulous!!
(Carrie Evans 11:16am February 14, 2012)

Price doesn't matter, it is given with love is what matters. An expensive gift can indicate love, but so can a thoughtful handmade gift! As for me, I love Turtles!
(Diane Pollock 11:17am February 14, 2012)

Its the thought that counts when it comes to a gift, it doesn't have to be pricy. I am a big milk chocolate fan. I was wanting a Hershery bar yesterday, didn't get it but wanted it.
(Gail Hurt 11:24am February 14, 2012)

I love Dark Chocolate, but my Husband loves Russell Stover Milk chocolate cover marshmallow hearts. 2 for a $, so I always buy a whole box for him. It's not how much money, it's what you like.
(Pat Wilson 11:26am February 14, 2012)

I like dark chocolate but toffee is my favorite.bourduex if it's Sees Candies
(Catherine Myers 11:46am February 14, 2012)

I am a milk chocolate person... love it with nuts! Some of my favs are Lindt milk chocolate with hazelnuts, Hershey's with almonds, Dove, etc... If someone takes the time to get you a gift, then the price has no meaning it is the gesture itself that counts!
(Colleen Conklin 11:48am February 14, 2012)

Oh, it's definitely the thought and not the price that counts! Matching a gift to a person is more important than how much you spend on said gift... :D
(Kelli Jo Calvert 11:50am February 14, 2012)

It most certainly is not the price that counts. I love chocolate but have long held a weakness for Hershey's Special Dark Chococlate.
(G. Bisbjerg 12:09pm February 14, 2012)

I am not impressed by prices - on anything, really. I am impressed by thoughtfulness, though, so any type of chocolate is always appreciated.
That being said, I have made a lot of brownies during the past year, and now I'm on a "snowball" kick - they go by various names, but they are cooked on the stovetop and have chocolate (cocoa), oatmeal, and coconut in them, and are often rolled in more coconut. I also like After Eight mints and their similar counterparts.
Happy Valentine's Day, Carly!
(Elaine Seymour 12:10pm February 14, 2012)

The price of the gift is not important at all---just having someone think of you and let you know is what is important. As for favorite chocolate---homemade peanut butter fudge----it's to die for.
(Sue Farrell 12:11pm February 14, 2012)

It's not how much you spend it's having a valentine to give to. i lost my husband this past year , he would always buy me red & white carnations and i would cook him a steak. now neither will be done, so if you have a spouse Just saying"I Love You' means the world on Valentine's Day!
(Agatha Townsend 12:20pm February 14, 2012)

I always thought it was the thought that counts. Not label it is this gift
expensive or cheap. I don't care about the price of a gift. I appreciate the
thoughts and caring of who put into the gift. I love all kinds of chocolate.

Happy Valentines day...
(Elisa Varey 12:23pm February 14, 2012)

I go by the old adage - it's the thought that counts.
(Terri Quick 12:43pm February 14, 2012)

It isn't the price of the gift, it is the thought behind it that is important. One of my best gifts ever was a card my son worked on for days for me. It is the love and thoughtfullness that goes into the gift that is important.
As for chocolate I love godiva's dark chocolate flavored, (orange, raspberry, irish creme, etc) truffles.
(Debbie Penny 1:16pm February 14, 2012)

It's definitely the thought behind it. My Dad gives each of his daughters a valentine box of chocolates every year that tastes just awful,lol. But we never say anything, because it was bought with love.

My all time favorite chocolate is See's Candies, chocolate pecan fudge.
(Cathy MacDonald 1:20pm February 14, 2012)

My favorite chocolate is simple - Hershey Milk Chocolate. Cost doesn't matter to me, never has. I do like dark chocolate occasionally but milk chocolate wins out most times.
(Wendy Hulbert 1:25pm February 14, 2012)

My favorite chocolate is Swiss chocolate..milk chocolate to be exact.
It is the thought that counts not the cost.
(Amanda Tonar 1:42pm February 14, 2012)

I prefer milk chocolate, but would be thrilled to receive any type from a special person. The important thing is someone remembered me with love.
(Anna Speed 2:07pm February 14, 2012)

It's definitely the thought that counts over the price (tho
sometimes the thought has to be explained).
My favorite is dark chocolate - always loved Mounds bars.
Then last year I discovered Godiva Macaroons dipped in Dark
Chocolate - Yum! Carly - fyi - they also come in Milk
chocolate (in case you like coconut too).
(Diane Sallans 2:10pm February 14, 2012)

Russell Stover is my favorite chocolate. And, most certainly it is the thought that counts!!
Blessings,
Marjorie
(Marjorie Carmony 2:24pm February 14, 2012)

My favourite chocolate is Dark chocolate--as long as it's totally gluten free.
(Cheryl McEwen 2:58pm February 14, 2012)

The thought and effort certainly count for much more than the price with me, for any type of gift/occasion.

I love Easter Bunnies for the inexpensive type of chocolate. (Milk chocolate Rice Krispie filled is my fave.) Then for a little more middle of the road there're the Lindt milk chocolate truffles and Pot of Gold orange cream filled chocolates. And my absolute fave is the Chubby Chipmunk White Chocolate Vanilla Bean truffle. Scrumptious! And one that I've only just heard about but is definitely on my must-try list, the Godiva Key Lime Truffle.
(Laura Albert 3:46pm February 14, 2012)

My favorite gift was homemade. I love dark chocolate, I'm not fussy about what brand.
(Kathleen Bianchi 3:55pm February 14, 2012)

How important is the price of the gift when giving or
receiving? The price doesn't matter to me. My son wrote me a
poem when he was a young child and I cherish that gift. It's
still on my cork board in my craftroom. If my husband gave
me cut flowers I'd fall over in a faint, lol.

And more importantly, what's YOUR favorite kind of
chocolate? MILK CHOCOLATE OF ANY KIND. I am not particular
about brand and my budget only allows Hershey's so there you
go.

Love your books Carly. Thanks for sharing them with us and
have a Happy Valentines Day yourself.
(Lenna Hendershott 4:08pm February 14, 2012)

Happy Valentine's Day. I don't think price is important as long as the person put some thought in getting a specific gift for you. I really like milk chocolate with caramel and every so often I'll indulge in a strawberry cream.
(Jane Cheung 4:21pm February 14, 2012)

Like practically everyone else here today, I don't think that the price of the gift is as important as the thought put into it.

In terms of the best (and my favourite) chocolate? Dark and/or bittersweet chocolate all the time!! We've got some fantastic chocolatiers here in Madison (along with a couple of Godiva boutiques), so I have almost an embarrassment of choices.

But my favourite of them all has got to be Gail Ambrosius, Chocolatier. She only uses dark/bittersweet chocolate, she sources it from the growers, her flavourings are all done in house, and she's been featured on the Food Network at least once! She's also a truly nice person!!

Later,

Lynn
(Lynn Rettig 4:39pm February 14, 2012)

No doubt about it, it's the thought that counts. I love getting gifts that make you really feel that the person *knows* you, and when giving, well, I always try and find that perfect gift that reflects the person's personality :-)
Mild chocolate filled with caramel. Mmmmm. No two things go better together!
Happy Vanentine's Day, all!
(Chelsea Brooks 4:46pm February 14, 2012)

The price of the gift isn't important, especially when it's handmade or homemade. You know it's given from the heart to you, and the thought and memories are treasured, which makes it so special. My favorite kinds of chocolates are anything with caramel or nuts. I've always enjoyed Fannie May pixies (turtles) and haystacks and Swiss Colony truffles. I've never had Godiva chocolates--so I'm clueless as to what I have been missing! Carly, I just got your book, "Serendipity" but I haven't read it yet, and have to get the next two after that. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY !
(Linda Luinstra 5:17pm February 14, 2012)

price doesn't matter and any kind of chocolates!! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!!!
(Jennifer Beck 5:22pm February 14, 2012)

Happy Valentine's Day!
I think that it's much more important to be creative and give gifts special to the person than it is to consider the price tag. I recently discovered Lindt white chocolate truffles and they are my newest weakness. Other than that I prefer milk chocolate. Unless it's men than every flavor of chocolate is worth a taste. :)
Good luck and happy writing!
(Tracie Travis 5:32pm February 14, 2012)

The price doesn't matter near as much as the thought. And my very favorite chocolate is Godiva Truffles - the ones withthe cocoa all over them! Yummy!
(Karen Lawson 5:57pm February 14, 2012)

Happy Valentin's Day
(Kim Stuart 6:03pm February 14, 2012)

Happy Valentine's Day Carly,
I have always enjoyed chocolate, but in later years discovered the taste of European chocolates. Made a little different than that in the US. The darker the better, but not too bitter. One piece is so satisfying. Like a good book, just read it slowly and savor. As for gift giving, I buy what I would like and it usually fits the person's taste.
(Rosemary Simm 6:17pm February 14, 2012)

I like any candy with nuts. But all I need for Valentine's day are hugs and kisses. Happy Valentine's day.
(Deb Pelletier 6:29pm February 14, 2012)

I love chocolate any time. It's the best gift.
(Renee Brown 7:47pm February 14, 2012)

I enjoy most any kind of chocolate. Especially dark
chocolate. As a gift, I'm happy to get any kind of
chocolate! I've got to have it at least once a week.
(M Bell 8:05pm February 14, 2012)

I think its the thought that counts but I love hershey candy they used to have hershey kisses with cherry in them but I havne't seen them in awhile so not sure if they still make them. I also like dark chocolate cherries from Fannie May...Hope everyone has a great Valentines Day!!

Donna
(Donna Ariola 8:13pm February 14, 2012)

I'm a total sap. I don't care about the price tag, just the thought behind it. The fact that someone would take the time and effort to give me something is wonderful. As for chocolate, I love white chocolate. I know it's not "real" chocolate, but I can never fight those cravings.
(Holly Sanders 8:28pm February 14, 2012)

I love "thoughtful" gifts more than store bought--the handwritten note from my 7-year-old, the thank you kiss from my son, the love note on the table from my husband, etc. As for chocolate--Pretzel M&M's!!
(Shelly Cronin 8:49pm February 14, 2012)

Considering that I gave my husband an exercise headband for Valentine's Day this year, I have to say that I think it's the thought that counts not the price!
(Jennifer Beyer 9:21pm February 14, 2012)

A gift from the heart has no price tag. I love M&M's to Godiva chocolates if given by someone who loves me I don't
care what it is as long as it is given with a big heart behind it.
(Gigi Hicks 9:51pm February 14, 2012)

Chocolate say I love you and if you love me you will share.
(Roseann Moss 9:58pm February 14, 2012)

The thought behind the gift is the most important factor. The dollar value for some of my treasures is low, but the love and thought behind the giving makes them priceless.
Love Godiva dark chocolate truffles and chocolate covered fruit.
(Mary Chin 10:02pm February 14, 2012)

Price isn't important. There is nothing like a surprise gift of chocolate....perks
me up on the worst day. I prefer dark chocolate especially Godiva's Dark
Chocolate Embrace. Does that sound like a romance novel to you too?
(Sherry Fraser 10:07pm February 14, 2012)

Mmmmm..CHOCOLATE! I love a melt in my mouth chocolate (my mouth waters thinking about it), milk chocolate that has that creamy taste. That's what does it best for me but,not going to say I would turn down any other kind though. My husband bought me cashews for Valentines day a few years back thinking he would get me something different that I really love. He knew it didn't matter what it was really because I always knew he gave it with love. The next day he came home with a small bag (like a coffee bag) and gave it to me. I opened it and it was full of CHOCOLATE covered cashews...OMG**can you say YUMMMMMY, I suuurrre did ;) and what a surprise! Happy Valentines Day to ALL.
(Margie Gagarin 10:14pm February 14, 2012)

Chocolate is my middle name...or it should be! I don't smoke or drink but chocolate is my addiction. My downfall is a hand-dipped Drew's milk chocolate covered carmel.Drews Chocolates is in Dexter Iowa.

Cost has never been a factor in my appreciation of a gift.
(Joanne Hicks 10:39pm February 14, 2012)

price not inporten it's the thinking behind a gift and getting
something that thay will like.
(Stacey Smith 11:09pm February 14, 2012)

Yum, Godiva chocolates, what could be better? Add me in.....
(Jan Capstick 12:09pm February 15, 2012)

It is the thought that counts of course.

I love Dove Dk. Chocolates
Godiva Dk Choc Assortment
Godiva Dk Choc Truffles - esp the mocha/expresso/cappucino/vanilla and coconut variets

Also love Ghiradelli's dk choc bar/squares with mint filling
Godiva dk choc mint flav bar, a plain milk hershey bar and also love dk choc non-parelells.
(Paul Lieberman 8:35am February 15, 2012)


(Suzy Roy 10:39am February 15, 2012)

Price is not important, still like a dinner out and exchanging Valentines...Love Fanny May chocolate turtles...
(Suzy Roy 10:42am February 15, 2012)

I'm easy. I'm a dark chocolate girl. I love Hersheys Special Dark. A mini straight out of the freezer if fab! Or some semisweet morsels. A palm full are a perfect pick-me-up. I LOVE brownies, dark or otherwise and often "tweek" them with various other candy and sweet surprises.
But if it's chocolate out of the fridge or a frozen bar, I'm good to go.
(Faith Huffman 3:57pm February 15, 2012)

Prices of the gift or gifts do not matter since it's the intentions and effort behind the giver that counts. My brother once gave his wife a fire extinguisher for her birthday and has never let him forget how impersonal it was. He didn't make that mistake of giving the house a gift, again.
(Alyson Widen 5:46pm February 15, 2012)

Oh, I forgot this is a two part question. My favorite chocolate is the one in front of me. If it's in the house, it has my name on it. I try to keep dark chocolate around for health reasons.
(Alyson Widen 5:47pm February 15, 2012)

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