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Foam It In
This Valentine’s Day, think outside the (chocolate) box and try gifting something new. There’s a whole host of items—some surprising, some more traditional—out there for every craving and whim.
The compact Aeroccino+ froths milk—hot or cold—for your cocoa with just the press of a button.
By Nespresso, $99, macys.com
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Worth Its Salt
Bursts of hand-harvested French sea salt complement the smooth, sweet dark chocolate in this beautifully packaged bar made from fair-trade organic cacao.
$8.50 for 2 oz., dicktaylorchocolate.com
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Made of solid wood by Mexican artisans, this traditional molinillo grinds up chocolate as it melts it into hot milk, then whips it up until it foams.
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Nice and Spicy
Packed with cinnamon, Mexican hot chocolate offers extra warmth when you come in from the blustery cold.
$10 for 6 squares, hernanllc.com
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Martha’s go-to bar for making soufflés, this Norwegian milk chocolate is also delicious (and habit-forming) all on its own.
$6 for 3.5 oz., dregnesscandinaviangifts.com
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Take a Dip
Heat this earthenware pot on the stove or microwave. Either way, you get an indulgent dark-chocolate-and-sea-salt fondue for two.
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Like us, Thomas Jefferson enjoyed a cup of hot cocoa. Make some in this handmade 32-ounce redware pot, an adaptation of one from his time.
$75 (includes wooden stirrer), www.monticelloshop.org
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For the true chocolate connoisseur, these dark-chocolate bars are crafted in Vietnam from cocoa beans grown on small local farms.
By Marou, from $9.50 for 3.5 oz., themeadow.com
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A Savory Twist
With a complex flavor, this small-batch barbecue sauce imparts a tasty, chocolaty kick to roast pork or beef.