Valentine’s Day Chocolate News and Notes 2023

Jennie’s Valentine’s Day Picks

by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one, or just treating yourself, the Deli has plenty to choose from!

Custom Box of Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

Make your Valentine swoon with a loving assortment of chocolates. Our truffle case is a treasure trove of confections. Whether you’re looking for treats that are boozy, dairy-free, fruity or unique, visit us in the Next Door Chocolate Corner to craft a cupid-worthy dream box.

Some seasonal favorites include:

Grocer’s Daughter’s Herbal collection – made of dark chocolate and filled with herbal infused ganache.  Available in: basil, lavender, mint, cardamom & more

J Patrice Truffle collection – made locally and influenced by her time living and traveling in the Middle East.  Available in: vanilla chai, arabic coffee, liquid gold & more

Chocolat Moderne’s Heart collection –  features an array of colorful, hand-painted hearts filled with decadent flavors encased in dark, milk or white chocolate. 


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Marshmallows!

These seasonal treats are limited in quantity. Pre-order yours today in the Next Door or place an order here or call 734-663-3354. Available for pick-up 2/12 -2/13.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory Vanilla Marshmallows hand-dipped right here at the Deli in Michel Cluizel dark chocolate and coated in Zingerman’s Bakehouse Graham Crackers.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Plump, ripe strawberries dipped in Michel Cluizel dark chocolate and adorned with your choice of white chocolate, toasted coconut or slivered almonds. 


Tickets to our Valentine’s Day Virtual Happy Hour: Wine, Chocolate & Cheese

Friday, February 10th • 6:30-7:30pm • virtual

Wine, chocolate & cheese happy hour, just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Join our Chocolate Specialist, Jennie & Deli Events Assistant, Connor, to guide your tasting experience and talk about their tips and tricks for pairing with wine and the stories behind the foods they love. This tasting ticket is ideal for 2-3 people and is for chocolate and cheese lovers. 21+. Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting. 

Tickets for I’m Sweet on You Chocolate and Mocktail class

Monday, February 13th • 6:30-8:00pm • Zingerman’s Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor

This is a perfect date night (or galentine outing) for Valentine’s Day!  Mix up some fun with your partner or your bestie for this tasting featuring great mocktails and amazing chocolates. We’ll talk about mixing up a great drink without the alcohol and talk about how their flavors work with our favorite chocolates.

Your hosts for the evening are Deli events coordinator and mocktail mixologist Tessie and Deli chocolate specialist Jennie.  Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting. 


Raaka Chocolate, Rose & Cardamom Dark Chocolate Bar

Raaka has partnered with the New York Botanical Garden to create this limited edition 70% dark chocolate bar.  By gently steaming unroasted Tanzanian cacao over rose petals and cardamom they have created a dark chocolate bar that is both aromatic and floral.  Vegan, organic & Kosher.. Gluten, soy & nut free.


Fossa, Lychee & Rose Bar

photo courtesy of Fossa

This Lychee & Rose chocolate bar is made with 52% Tanzanian milk chocolate infused with rose tea.  Topped with dehydrated lychee from Thailand and crunchy cacao nibs. This bar is both fruity and lightly floral without being overwhelming. Picture a walk through a garden on a summer’s day. 


Marou, Set of 6 Single Origin Bars

Have a romantic chocolate tasting for two! Six Vietnamese provinces lent their names to this single-origin dark chocolate set of bars created by Marou. These bars allow you to experience chocolate from various growing regions within Vietnam, from cacao grown in the shade of coastal fruit farms on the Mekong delta in Ben Tre to the jungled hills of Dong Nai north of Saigon. 


French Broad Chocolate, Scorpion Pepper Bar

Located in Asheville, NC along the French Broad River, Jael & Dan share with us their handcrafted, single origin chocolates. This bar is 72% dark chocolate and uses a blend of cacao from both Guatemala & Nicaragua that’s blended with organic scorpion pepper, creating a bar with notes of fruity cacao and the slow heat of pepper.


Askinosie, Limited Edition Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bar

photo courtesy of Askinosie

A brand new, limited edition bar that is the treat your Valentine wants! Featuring organic juicy strawberries, along with a dash of organic beets and black pepper. This vegan bar is made with Askinsoies hand-pressed cocoa butter made from cocoa beans they’ve sourced directly from farmers in Tanzania and the Philippines. This bar is dairy-free, certified kosher, and small-batch made.