I would like to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for a woman, but she cannot digest chocolate. I know she uses carob chips as a substitute for chocolate chips and likes them, but I cannot find any carob based Valentine's Day candy.
Where can I find nice Valentine's Day candy (not cheap kid's stuff) that isn't chocolate based? Does carob Valentine's Day candy exist? Thanks! - M.A.
First, try a natural food store - maybe call around to see if they have carob valentine candy or valentines day gift baskets including carob candy.
I looked online and found a few sites selling carob candy and carob chips:Goddess Chocolate Bulk Foods Natural Candy Store
Take her out for dinner, restaurant of her choice.
Give her a beautiful card and roses Be aware that the flower industry is extremely non-fair trade, and uses more toxic chemicals than any other agricultural industry. But sometimes you can find organically grown flowers.
Maybe get her a gift, or gift certificate instead of the roses, or an organic fruit basket instead of candy.
Bake her a carob cake, if you're handy in the kitchen. If not, hire someone who is. SV's Valentine's Day Chocolate Cake was submitted to us as a carob cake recipe, so it should work well if you substitute carob for chocolate. Hint: Buy a heart shaped cake pan.
Tell her how you feel about her - that's the best Valentine's gift of all!
Happy Valentine's Day! Judith Kingsbury