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Best Valentine’s Day gifts for foodies

Nothing beats chocolate on Valentine's Day. Here are our favourite gift ideas for sweet-toothed romantics, from Valrhona chocolate frogs to seaside sweeties and edible greeting cards.

Fortnum & Mason prince charming chocolate frogs

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‘A princely pair of chocolate frogs’ – solid, Valrhona chocolate frogs in fact, that come in their own charming matchbox. They’re made in England and are sold exclusively by Fortnum & Mason. £5.95

Booja Booja raspberry chocolate truffles

For the dairy-intolerant love in your life, we recommend a box of chilled Booja-Booja raspberry truffles made from 100% dark, raw Ecuadorian chocolate. They’re chunky, subtle in their fruitiness, and satisfyingly rich despite their relative lack of fat. It’s a pretty box, too. (£4.99, 69g)

Hotel Chocolat nudge nudge, wink wink chocolates

Brand new for 2015, Hotel Chocolat’s petite box of nudge nudge, wink wink chocolates is perfect if you’re on a budget (or just want to give a little something). There are five solid caramel chocolate hearts inside, so that’s three for you and two for…? (£2.50, 27g)

M&S fallen for you hook, line and sinker jelly sweets

When everything else is hearts and roses, it’s refreshing to see something original in the mix… and a seaside theme is just that. Although M&S’ ‘hook, line and sinker’ fruity jelly sweets do at least come in a pretty pink box, complete with bow. (£3, 200g)

La Maison du Chocolat caramel sensations

La Maison du Chocolat has launched a new caramel collection for Valentine’s Day 2015, with five different flavours in every box. We like the sound of ‘fruity revelation’ – dark chocolate ganache with a hint of roasted pineapple – and ‘crunchy heart’, a biscuity praline with chunky hazelnut pieces. (£10/26g, approx. 4 pieces)

Bettys milk chocolate with love card

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A Valentine’s Day card made of chocolate? Yes please. Especially when it’s Bettys finest Swiss Grand Cru milk chocolate. We also love the elegant picture on the front, featuring a spring flower illustration from a watercolour found in the Bettys archives. (£10.95, 100g)