Gotham Magazine: Jacques’ Top 7 Valentine’s Day Gifts

In an article written by Juliet Izon, Jacques shares 8 Valentine’s Day gifts he loves! She writes:

Akin to being the Willy Wonka of New York, Jacques Torres is famous for his way with chocolate, from his mouthwatering cookies to his rich hot chocolate mixes. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the master chocolate maker curated a list of the best and sweetest gifts to buy right now.

#1 – Be Mischievous

Spankers – Available in Store and Online. Click image to order online now!

Jacques says, ““These were originally sold on a standard lollipop stick, but I decided to swap it out with a wooden dowel, add a suggestive phrase in chocolate on the back, and change the name to The Spanker. I can’t keep them in the stores fast enough during Valentine’s! They’re so playful.”

#2 – Artful Baked Goods

Chocolate Croissants, Dominique Ansel Bakery ($12). 189 Spring St., 212-219-2773

“This new treat from Dominique is a true conversation starter. The combination of flavors and textures is brilliant.”

#3 – Edible Delights

“Sweet Love” Macaron Collection 12 Pieces, Francois Payard ($30). Multiple locations

“These are delicate and delicious! My dear friend Francois truly understands the language of love.”

#4 – Open Up Your Heart

Large Heart Box – Available in Store and Online. Click image to order online now!

“I’m a romantic, so going to a shop and picking out a beautiful selection of chocolate, wrapped in a heart-shaped box, is the perfect way to show you love someone.”

#5 – A Decadent Moisturizer

Chocomania Body Butter, The Body Shop ($20). Multiple locations

“Smooth skin and the scent of chocolate? What’s not to love?! These products are incredibly indulgent without the calories.”

#6 – A Savory Experience

Mini Chocolate Fondue Fountain, Nostalgia Electronics ($29). Bed Bath & Beyond, multiple locations

“Cook a nice dinner for your love and make dessert interesting with this fondue set. Fun things can happen when melted chocolate is involved.”

#7 – Spell it Out

Love Puzzle – Available in Store and Online. Click image to order online now!

“This is a big hit with the kids. It gives them an excuse to play with their food—and they don’t have to worry about getting in trouble!”

#8 – Sweet Stunners

Chocolate Diamond Earrings, Le Vian ($1,200).

“There are two things that are a guaranteed hit with women—diamonds and chocolate. This gift combines the two. Genius!”

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