video from sccastaneda last week for a cheap Valentines day gift idea. It was for custom made chocolate bars, which I thought would be the perfect idea! The site is called Chocomize and they specialize in make-your-own chocolate bars. You can chose from dark, milk or white Belgian chocolate and a huge selection of toppings. They have everything from dried fruits and candy, to spices and even bacon. The prices are reasonable as well. I chose a dark chocolate bar which starts at $4.50, and each topping is an additional charge. I chose dried cranberries ($0.85) and dried raspberries ($1.20). I also added a "My Valentine" plaque as well, and the total cost came to $8.15. You can even name your chocolate bar, which they print on a label. Shipping was $4.95. Apparently the shipping is a flat-rate no matter how many bars you get.
Shipping was super fast. I was worried I wasn't going to get it in time for Valentines day, but I got my shipping email on Thursday and it was delivered by Saturday. They used USPS first-class mail, so I don't know if it was just me, but the shipping was incredibly fast. Chocolate arrived just fine and didn't melt in the mailbox, which I was really worried about. I thought the packaging was really cute too.
Regarding taste, I was a bit skeptical at first as to how good it would be. I love dark chocolate, and I have to say I was very impressed with the quality. It's 70% dark chocolate and very smooth and creamy. It pairs very nicely with the fruits!
I highly recommend this site! If you ever need a quick gift idea and know someone who loves chocolate, this is definitely a unique option.