21 Best Valentine’s Day Chocolates Ranked

Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates are truly definitive Belgian chocolates, which have been in production since 1857, although Jean Neuhaus got his start in chocolate-making a little differently than many of the other chocolate-makers on this list. After studying medicine and moving to Brussels, he opened a pharmacy where he covered many of the medicines in chocolate to make them more approachable to his patients (via Neuhaus). Now that’s a medical regimen we can get behind. Taking the concept a step further, Neuhaus’ grandson tinkered with the idea of ​​replacing the medicine with a more pleasing filling, thus creating the very first praline-filled chocolate in 1912.

Now Neuhaus is a worldwide company, but each chocolate is still made in Belgium. If you haven’t had a Neuhaus praline chocolate, imagine a silky smooth milk chocolate that’s just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without being achingly sweet, filled with a hazelnut-heavy and equally smooth praline. In short, if you adore Nutella, you’re going to like these chocolates quite a bit.

There are currently 15 Valentine’s Day-specific offerings from Neuhaus, including hand-rolled truffles, boxes of the full assortment of Neuhaus chocolates, and a seasonal “Love Letter Box” of chocolates that we’re especially excited about. It contains three different flavors of heart-shaped chocolates, that includes Milk Almond Sesame, Dark Bergamot Chili, and Red Cherry Hazelnut. Prices are on the higher side, ranging from $24.90 for a ¼-pound box of chocolates containing 10 pieces to $186.90 for an 84-piece heart-shaped chocolate box sampler.

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