The most delicious day of the year is rapidly approaching, and is the perfect excuse to treat yourself or someone you love to all the sweetness that places around Bergen County have to offer. Go beyond the basic box of chocolates this year and check out these flavorful pieces of love. Be sure to order early to beat the Valentine's Day (sugar) rush!
Candy Boxes and Boards
Pretty Sweet Candy Buffets Customized your own candy box for that special someone. Box sizes range from mini to large, with a variety of design options to choose from. Inside you’ll find a mix of chocolate and gummy candy, cake bites, oreos, chocolate-covered pretzels and more.
All About the Board ‘Board’ of the same dessert plates? All About the Board creates colorful (and more importantly, edible) works of art with their candy boards. Customize the size, shape and colors for your board – their pink and red Valentine’s Day boards are now available. Plus, you can add gummy letters to make it extra sweet and special.
Colossal Candy Cookie Cookies, candy, fun in one. Their newest offering, the cocoa stick, take the hot chocolate bomb to the next level and comes in heart shapes just in time for the holiday. Colossal cookies are topped with a variety of chocolate and gummy candy, or order the DIY cookie kit to let someone else be the creator.
Sugarboards by JJ Chewies and chocolates are the name of the sugar game at this new custom candy board shop. Boxes and boards can be custom created with candies of your choice, including their chocolate- or gummy-lovers board. Or check out their Valentine’s Day board filled with hearts and a lot of love.
Boards by Daniella Want a broken heart for Valentine’s Day? Hop on the chocolate smash heart trend with these semi-sweet, white, pink or red smash heart boards. Each heart is filled with a variety of candy and chocolate. Just break it open to find the hidden surprises inside.
Place your Valentine's Day order here, or visit their website
Balloon Chica Surprise the littlest sweethearts in your life with a balloon candy cup. Cups are filled with a variety of candy and topped with one of owner Maria’s inflated creations. Choose from a number of options, including a monkey with a rose, Yoda one for me, flowers, bee with a heart a more.
River Vale, 732-841-4391
Rockin Roots Looking for a little something for everyone? Dig in to Rockin Roots Valentine’s Day box, created by Chef Michael Merida (who recently "Beat Bobby Flay"). Each box comes with of homemade chocolates, pate de fruit, chocolate covered strawberries, brownies and almond cakes.
Rockin Roots, 434 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale, 201-497-6137
Merve’s Kitchen and Bakery Merve’s vast treat option range from Valentine’s Day-themed cookies to heart hot cocoa bombs, cakesicles to chocolate strawberries. Or, get in on the breakable heart craze with one of their gem-shaped hearts filled with candies, chocolate and marshmallows – hammer included.
235 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, 201-444-4445
Keremo Cakes Go big or go…small with the Valentine’s Day menu at this boutique bakery. Warm up with Valentine’s Day hot cocoa bombs, available in a gift pack, or try their other specialty desserts including cupcakes, custom cakes, cake pops, Oreos and strawberries.
18 Union Ave., Cresskill, 201-399-7373
WHOS GLUTEN FREE Want to indulge a little – or a lot – on Valentine’s Day, without the guilt or gluten? Stop into this shop for gluten-free strawberry and milk-chocolate hot chocolate bombs wrapped in XOs, or take a bite of their heart-shaped Italian cookie. Sharing optional.
483 NJ-17, Paramus, 201-654-1266
Kara Kakes In addition to their individual sweet cupcake flavors including Cupid’s Champagne and Death by Chocolate, Kara Kakes is offering fun and inclusive boxes for every gal out there. Themes include the Lover’s Box, the For Your Man Box (think: bacon + cupcakes) and the Single AF Box. Plus, hot chocolate bombs and chocolate strawberries, too.
799 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes, 201-485-8889
DCS Chocolates Offering everything from build your own boxes to boredom buster kits for the kids (or adults can get in on the fun), DCS also offer custom orders for dipped anything. Want to add a special touch for a special someone? Chocolate Oreos and graham crackers can be personalized with a pic that looks and tastes good enough to eat.
Mindy’s Munchies Classic chocolates are a specialty at Mindy’s Munchies, which is offering assorted boxes and platters for Valentine’s Day filled with chocolate-covered pretzels, grahams, Oreos, marshmallows and more. Stop in the shop and you’ll be sure to find holiday-themed chocolate lollipops which are always a win with the kids.
215 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, 201-664-1650
Matisse Chocolatier For all of your treat needs, Matisse Chocolatier has you covered – in chocolate. Candies, dipped fruit and snacks, lollipops and more available. Perfect for gifting or bringing to your favorites loves at home -- yourself included.
260 Grand Ave., Englewood, 201-568-2288
Genevieve’s Home Made Chocolates Gift your sweetheart young and old a gourmet chocolate box, with plenty of options for everyone. With plenty of box sizes and options available, plus stuffed animals to keep the kids happy, you’re sure to find a gift for every sweetheart.
174 Ray St., Garfield, 973-772-8816
Conrad’s Confectionary This old-school candy shop has been around for decades, and for good reason. A go-to during the summer months for their homemade ice cream, Conrad’s offers plenty of Valentine’s Day treat options for the more traditional gifter, including chocolate heart boxes, non-pareils and cupid candy corn.
107 Westwood Ave., Westwood, 201-664-2895
More Sweets and Surprises
Off the Wall Donuts This custom donut wall service is thinking outside of the donut box this holiday with their custom Valentine’s Day donut wall. The heart-shaped “wall” comes with 8 delicious donuts from D’Ercole Donuts, and can be made with a personalized message, plus cake pops.
Ridgefield Park, 201-366-0123
Abma’s Farm This favorite local farm is ready to help you gift your littlest loves with some happiness. Choose from one of their gift bundles, which includes a stuffed animal of your choice – pigs, goats, raccoons and more – plus homemade, individually wrapped chocolates. Get ready for some smiles.
700 Lawlins Rd., Wyckoff, 201-891-0278