It’s not uncommon for most men to give sweets to their loved ones during Valentine’s Day. The sweet gesture has long been a favorite tradition every February 14, and most, if not all, women look forward as to what their partner would give them.
But instead of giving what is expected, why not make this Valentine’s Day special and give a unique treat that your beau will surely remember? Read on and see other treats that will still tickle your loved one’s sweet tooth.
Where:Ground floor of Main Hall atSM Mall of Asia, Bay City, Pasay, Philippines
Unit16sweets has other interesting flavors (and packaging!) other than the usual sweet chocolates.
Image: Newport Mall
If your significant other is a chocolate aficionado who wants to try a different kind, unit16sweets offers the yummy treats in various flavors. The flavors that they offer include peppermint, chili, cappuccino, sea salt, cookies ‘n’ cream, and even one with rice krispies. Their chocolates also come in witty packages that are sure to put a smile on your beau’s face. The chocolates are available in three sizes as well: small (PhP33), medium (PhP60), and large (PhP145).
But another unique offering of unit16sweets is their personalized packaging. Although this service is only available for bulk orders, if you’re planning a party for V-day (say, a wedding or a proposal), you can have their chocolates as souvenirs with your very own design on the cover.
See macarons in different colors and forms at Merry Macarons.
Image: Merry Macarons
Macarons are simple, charming, and delicious in every bit, but Merry Macarons decided that it can be more. Merry Macarons is a one-woman show run by Maye Padilla, who specializes in macarons with fun and whimsical twists.
Classic macarons are made with almond flour, but Merry Macaron’s version is mixed with cashew flour to give it a unique taste and at the same time help the local cashew market. You can also order a personalized version where you can tweak the shape, color, design, and flavor and even add a message on your macaron. One macaron retails for PhP50, and a minimum order of 12 pieces is required.
Level 3, East Wing,Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Be wowed with Rocky Mountain’s huge variety of candied apples.
Image: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory may be more known for their huge variety of chocolates, truffles, and brittles, but their caramel-covered apples can make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Although candied apples are nothing new, Rocky Mountain’s version extends from different kinds of dips with various crunchy toppings.
Rocky Mountain uses Granny Smith green apples that balance the thick caramel coating’s sweetness with its tartness. The caramel apple starts at PhP260 and some of the toppings you can try at Rocky Mountain include cookies ‘n’ cream, chocolate chip, pecan, and almond.
4. Cookie Bar Manila
Where:Unit 1A RB&A Building, Kawilihan Lane, Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Cookie Bar’s cookies have a sweet surprise inside of them.
Image: Cookie Bar Manila
There’s something about cookies that gives us comfort, especially when you pair it with a glass of milk. Good thing Cookie Bar Manila came in 2009 and introduced cookie cups, a cup-shaped cookie where you can literally put your milk inside of it. But to up the ante, they created more cookie variations that you can also enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
If you want to surprise your special someone, try Cookie Bar’s stuffies (PhP250 for a box of 6 and PhP470 for a box of 12). It’s your usual chocolate chip cookie on the outside, but the inside is filled with various stuffing including Oreos, marshmallows, Tim Tam biscuits and Nutella. They also have huge cookie cakes (the prices start at PhP470) with various toppings if you want to go bigger.
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Skip the usual chocolate boxes this year and surprise your beau with these unique sweets this coming Valentine’s day. Let us know in the comments section which of these sweets you will try first.
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on February 08, 2018.
About Patricia Marie Prado
Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.
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