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Sweet Valentine’s Gifts for Food Lovers

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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The Great British Food team

Feb 12, 2024
6 minutes to read

Nothing says I love you more than a sweet foodie treat. But you can do better than a last-minute box of chocolates – here are some fresh, British produced ideas we recommend for your heart’s desire this February 14th…

Valentine’s Day Iced Cherry Bakewell Tarts from The Bakewell Tart Shop

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The Bakewell Tart Shop, home of the traditional sweet for more than 100 years, is offering personalised Valentine’s Iced Cherry Bakewell Tarts available online for nationwide delivery. They can also be bought from the physical store and café, at 18 Matlock Street in the heart of Bakewell – in the very building where it is believed Bakewell Tarts and Bakewell Puddings were first commercially baked. The tarts are crafted by skilled bakers, using a pastry shell, a layer of jam, a frangipane mix, and then topped with icing and a cherry. They follow a traditional recipe, using only the finest ingredients. Far superior in taste and texture to the mass produced multipacks you’ll find in the supermarkets, these Bakewell tarts are deliciously moist, soft and buttery – more like a sponge cake in consistency. Sure to make anyone’s heart sing!

Macaroons from Llangynidr Cakes by Samantha

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Gorgeously decorated with a touch of glitter and a dark pink flourish, these little bites are truly dreamy. Featuring vanilla buttercream and home-made seedless raspberry jam, their flavour and textures are perfectly balanced. Soft and chewy on the inside, and with a crunchy shell, they provide a delight for all the senses. We love the fact they’re not too sweet, but instead are an elegant and delicate mouthful. They’re ideal for showing loved ones how much you care!

Marshfield Farm Champagne & Strawberry Sorbet

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Nothing says romance quite like the combination of Champagne and strawberries, making a scoop or two (or three!) of this sorbet a simple yet effective dessert choice for your midweek Valentine’s meal. The refreshing sorbet is made with real strawberry fruit and added extra sparkle courtesy of Marc De Champagne. Each scoop free from artificial flavours and colours; it’s also gluten free and suitable for vegans. But the flavour is satisfyingly fruity and decadent.

Lola’s Cupcakes Valentine’s Postal Cake

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Lola’s cakes can be delivered nationwide, so you can send your Valentine a sweet treat from afar! A little piece of this goes a long way. The decadent chocolate sponge is rich and moist, yet not overpowering. It is accompanied by generous amounts of dark and light pink vanilla buttercream, decorated with sweet sprinkles, red hearts and rose petals. Delicious!

Cake or Death Brownie

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One for the chocoholics, these handmade, thick, fudgy, letterbox brownies make a welcome surprise gift for Valentine’s (or at any time of year really). Super-rich in flavour, and complete with a sweet message for your loved one, these are sure to score you some, ahem, brownie points. Also, Cake or Death’s brownies are completely vegan, but you’d never guess.

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