Let’s Talk With Cheryl Hollon

Happy Valentine’s Day!
By Cheryl Hollon

I’ve been receiving amazing Valentine’s Day gifts almost my whole life. Partly because my husband and I met on a blind date when I was only sixteen. Even then, he knew the secret to my heart and remembered the lesson every year.

I love chocolate – a lot! Last year he brought me this fabulous stiletto made of pure dark chocolate from the shop down the street. It wasn’t bitter. It was surprisingly rich but lovely and smooth.

This hand-crafted box of chocolates was made out of chocolate. Tucked inside was a mixture of creams, nuts, caramels, and even chocolate covered pretzels. Like the movie, I didn’t know what I was going to get, but I was positively sure it would be delicious.

The best offering so far was a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries along with a bottle of champagne upon boarding a cruise ship for a week. Heaven!

I can’t wait to see what he’ll get me this year. What is your favorite Valentine?

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Comments

  1. I’ve been eating way too much chocolate during this pandemic!

  2. Fortunately, I don’t have cravings for chocolate. And these days when we are watching our blood sugar levels, candy gifts are usually off the table. Coffee, tea and wine work just as well or we’ll have a special take-out meal.

  3. I’m single so not sure what I will get for Valentine’s Day but loved the dark chocolate Stiletto heel, the cookie and Champagne would make a great Valentine gift. What ever gift I get I’m sure it will be great. Love chocolate. Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate are my favorite chocolates.

    • cherylhollon says

      I was so delighted to learn a few years ago that dark chocolate is heart healthy. Great excuse for more chocolate!

  4. A dark chocolate stiletto? That’s absolutely awesome! My wife never wore stilettos, but that’s one she definitely would love to get!

  5. loved the chocolate stiletto …. then again, anything that is dark chocolate to me is heavenly.

    • cherylhollon says

      Hi Debra, It took some serious willpower to make that chocolate delight last for almost a week.

  6. maggietoussaint says

    If I had a chocolate shop right down the street, I might be bigger than a house! I love chocolate. My fav used to be milk chocolate but now I’ve turned to the dark side, LOL!

    • cherylhollon says

      Welcome to the dark side, Maggie. We have a Schakolad Chocolate Factory just a few blocks away. They also serve a deadly Cafe Mocha. We just walk more to handle it.

  7. I have to say, that chocolate stiletto is pretty awesome! I’m not big on Valentine’s Day, mostly because back in grade school it was one of those cringe-worthy experiences rivaled only by being picked last during PE. But I love dark chocolate, and any chocolate offerings are accepted no matter the day. 🙂

    • cherylhollon says

      The stiletto was amazing — that perfect dark chocolate that’s not too sweet and not too bitter. Heaven!