Foodie Valentine's Gifts

Guylian Chocolates 

Whilst the unique marbled shapes and delectable roasted hazelnut praline flavour of Guylian Belgian chocolates may be internationally recognised, what many may not realise is that the Guylian brand actually started with a love story. The tale of romance began in 1958 when lovers Guy and Liliane combined their delicious praline recipe and delicate shapes to create the seashells that we now know and love.

What better way to show your special one that you care than with a box of chocolates that were created with love? With a selection of 22 pieces of Guylian’s classic Sea Shells you are sure to win the object of your affections over on Valentine’s Day, £6.75. The 42g box (RSP £1.00), which contains four praline filled hearts, is the ideal love token, whilst the 105g heart shaped box (RSP £3.99) makes an even more eye-catching Valentine’s Day gift.

 Wyke Farms Heart Shaped Cheddar 

Strawberries and chocolate: Roughly break up the chocolate and place into a microwavable bowl. Place the bowl into a microwave and gradually warm, making sure to check every 10 seconds, giving a stir to check. Once you are happy that the chocolate is melted through, get your strawberries and gently dip. Place each dipped strawberry onto a tray/plate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set. Sorted!

This delicious vintage cheddar is crafted in the heart of Somerset with love. Matured for over 15 months for a smooth, yet silky texture, with a slight crunch, always the sign of a well-aged Cheddar. A rounded flavour, balancing sweet notes, with creaminess and nuttiness thrown in for good measure, its complexity should build in your mouth like a fine wine.

Perfect enjoyed on its own or on a cheeseboard with some delicious extras. Remember, opposites attract so you can get creative here!

Not sure where to start with your cheeseboard this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, here are some quick ideas that require very little prep but still have a wow factor!

Figs and Honey:  Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Get 8 ripe figs, your favourite honey and some butter. Halve your figs and place onto a parchment lined baking tray. Put a small knob of butter onto each half then drizzle with a teaspoon of honey. Place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until soft and gooey.

Olives make a great partner for cheese and lots of them. Just dot them artfully around the board, simple and the perfect complement to our cheese!

Elderflower Prosecco:  Pour 10ml of elderflower cordial into a champagne flute fill to the top with chilled Prosecco. Dress to impress by placing a fresh raspberry on.

The Lakes Gin

This delicious gin and recipe from Lakes Distillery is perfect for some Valentines night cocktails!

You will need:

Champagne glass, chilled

1 shot of The Lakes Gin
 2 shots of preferred English sparkling wine
 ½ shot of lemon juice
2 dashes of simple syrup


Combine The Lakes Gin, Syrup and lemon juice in a
cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously and strain into an iced Champagne
Top up with fizz
Stir gently
Twist of lemon

 Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur 

 Chambord black raspberry liqueur is perfect for pimping up your prosecco! And now comes practically gift-wrapped with a beautiful ribbon bow

Aldi Alcohol Range 

·Chateau De Champteloup Crémant De Loire Rosé (£7.99, 75cl)

Available in stores and online from 4th February nationwide

Well-rounded and deliciously scented, this fruity fizz is a great alternative to champagne and can be enjoyed after sharing an indulgent Valentine’s Day dessert.

 Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut NV (See price in-store, 75cl)

Available in stores and online now

A bestseller and highly acclaimed award-winning wine from the Champagne house Philizot & Fils, this fizz is blended from a complex and elegant mix of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, before being carefully aged in cellars to create its unique and beautiful taste. A chilled glass of this fizz is ideal to celebrate precious memories with a loved one.

Exquisite Collection Crémant du Jura (£7.99, 75cl)

Available in stores and online nationwide now

This fantastically crisp and elegant wine is vinified the same way as Champagne, but in a different French region. Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, this wine has a sophisticated subtlety with stimulating fresh citrus notes and a lovely length. A glorious tipple for a romantic night in.

Giotti Spumante Rosé (£5.99, 75cl)

Available in stores and online from 4th February nationwide

With hints of red berry fruit and nuts, this elegant Italian sparkling wine is the perfect treat to spoil your loved one with this Valentine’s. It’s a versatile drink that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with Aldi’s Chocolate XOXO Box (£1.99)

Sous Chef Simple Sushi Making Kit

Simple Sushi Making Kit £13.95 - one for the sushi lover in your life. Everything you need to start making your very own sushi at home - just add your favourite filling.

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