Do you know what's almost as good as reading a really good book?
Eating a really good chocolate!
And there's definitely nothing better than doing both at the same time...
Not only do we have a huge assortment of wonderful books (as always!) to pick out from for your valentine(s) (or... yourself), but our ever popular stock of locally made Berkshire Bark has recently expanded too! They've developed even more maddeningly delicious chocolate bar flavors, like our new favorite, Peppermint Crush (just kidding, we still think you're numnber 1, Pretzological, our love).
Check out our favorite book/chocolate pairings and find your (and your loved ones') happy place.
CocoaNutz & The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith
It may be cold and snowy out here, but in the pages of this novel by the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, you'll be swinging in a hammock, enjoying the sun, the breeze, the surf, and-- let's not forget the only thing that can truly make the scene complete-- a lovely tropical cocunut! This chocolate, laden with sea salt, roasted almonds, both milk and dark Belgian chocolate, and cocunut chunks and chips, will have you leaving this cold dark world behind-- and diving right into this good book!
Jumpin' Java & Dancers Among Us by Jordan Matter
What's more everyday than a shot of caffeine and a burst of energy? Channel your inner dancer with this revitalizing chocolate while perusing these gorgeous and inspirational photographs and stories of the dancers among us.
Tropical Heat & Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Hoffman fills the pages of her newest work with an island's magic and color in this stunning tale of what it means to walk the tightrope between tradition and independence, love and logic. This scrumptiously spicy chocolate will pair perfectly with this book's island setting and unforgettable love story.
White Lightning & Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Picture this: Grey skies pouring sheets of rain down upon the Scottish moors; horses, their riders pursued, pounding through the heather, sounding like rolling thunder; a flash of lightning illuminating, just for a second, tall, immovable, ancient standing stones; a gut-wrenching jolt and you appear... in the eighteenth century. Sound like fun? You'll feel positively wealthy being able to munch on some luxuriously white chocolate studded with lemon, cashew, and ginger while you read about Jamie and Claire's trials and tribulations during the the second Scottish uprising.
Midnight Harvest & A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Get ready for a delicious witching hour with Deborah Harness' bestseller and this melt-in-your-mouth dark, rich chocolate treat.
Peppermint Crush & These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This classy heroine is as cool as peppermint to her companion-- but can she really be blamed? After crash-landing on a mysterious planet and finding herself stuck there with just one taciturn guy for company, their quest for a way back to civilization (if they survive at all) is plagued by their haltingly evolving relationship. You'll need this Peppermint Crush as sustenance for this thought-provoking page-turner!
Mocha Buzz & The New York Times Presents Coffee Shop Crosswords
What could be more satisfying than sitting down with your morning hot mug of coffee, a great crossword puzzle, and a bite of coffee-infused chocolate on the side? Talk about a GOOD MORNING!