For the inside scoop on yummy treats to give the loves of your life this month, we turned to the experts. And let us tell you, three of our fave candy spots, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Candyality and Amy’s Candy Bar, have some serious sweets to share.
Xs and hearts
Pucker up and kiss the ones you love, then treat them with Amy’s Candy Bar’s sour gummy lips (gluten-, gelatin- and nut-free!) for more kissing fun. Or give them your heart–Amy’s chocolate covered caramel apple hearts, to be exact.
$5.50 half pound sour gummi lips, $6.50 half pound caramel apple hearts; 4704 N. Damen, Chicago.
Prepare to swoon, ladies
Who doesn’t want a sweet, rich man in their life? Sweet, rich and solid (and already in heart-dotted boxers!), Dylan’s Candy Bar’s Perfect Man will definitely bring smiles. He probably won’t last through the night, though (sigh).
$8; 445 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
The cup overfloweth
Dylan’s Candy Bar will create a swoon-worthy Kiddie Cup for your kiddies filled with lollipops, bubble gum, chocolate hearts, Fun Dip, Sweethearts, Sixlets and more. There’s enough in the cup that they won’t even fuss too much if you steal a piece or two.
$9; 445 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
Candyality will make you seem like King Kandy this year with its mini DIY Valentine Candy Buffet. This buffet, which is completely customized for your tastes, is perfect for Valentine’s parties at home (or for spreading the love at work). It feeds 10-18 candyaholics.
Starting at $58; multiple locations in Chicago; (773) 472-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a candy buffet.