Many of the big candy-makers are offering a new take on Valentine’s Day this year, including mini-messages on wrappers, gift boxes with sweet sayings and a seasonal Oreo. Whatever your children (or grown-up dears) crave, there’s a sweet out there for them.
M&M's White Cheesecake(Credit: Mars)
These limited-edition M&Ms feature flavors such as cheesecake, graham cracker and white chocolate in pastel-colored shells; $3.49 exclusively at Walmart.
Chocolate Strawberry Oreo(Credit: Nabisco)
A new seasonal twist on a classic Oreo, this cookie features chocolate cream with a strawberry center; $2.50 exclusively at Target.
Hershey's Kisses White Cookie Cupcake(Credit: Hershey's Kisses White Cookie Cupcake)
These seasonal Kisses taste like cupcakes with a cookie crunch; $4.39 exclusively at Target.
Kit Kat Minatures Red Velvet Flavor(Credit: Hershey's)
This Valentine's Day candy comes in the rich taste of red velvet with the classic Kit Kat crunch; $4.39 at major retail stores.
Reese's Peanut Butter Pink Hearts(Credit: Hershey's)
A Target exclusive, this new take on Reese's peanut butter cups is heart-shaped and covered in a pink-colored white cream; $3.59 at Target stores or target.com.
Peeps Cherry Cordial Delight(Credit: Just Born)
These limited-edition Peeps are cherry-flavored and dipped in dark chocolate; $1.99-$2.49 for a three-count package at major retail stores.
Lindt Fairy Tales(Credit: Lindt)
This adorable collection of Lindor milk chocolate truffles and solid milk chocolate hearts is available in a crown, castle or knight box; $3.99 each at major retail stores.
Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate Conversation Candies Recordable Heart Box(Credit: Hershey's)
The bottom of these traditional candy kisses includes Valentine's Day messages, such as "Gimme A Kiss" and "Hugs & Kisses." Exclusively at Walmart, this recordable heart box allows you to record a sweet message to your loved ones; $11.99 at Walmart stores and walmart.com.
The Little Kernel popcorn(Credit: The Little Kernel)
The Little Kernel popcorn in Pink Himalayan Salt is popped in pure olive oil and each kernel is gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher and certified whole grain. It's available in other flavors such as Truffle Sea Salt, Sweet & Salty, White Cheddar, Butter and Naked; $3.49 at thelittlekernel.com.
Cherry Lovers(Credit: Gimbal's)
These fruit chews are made with real cherry juice and are high in vitamin C. They are heart-shaped and include flavors such as chocolate cherry, bing cherry, cherry daiquiri and cherry cheesecake; $1.39 for a 2.75 oz. bag, $4.49 for a 13 oz. bag at gimbalscandy.com.
Solid Milk Chocolate 'Color Your Own' Bars(Credit: Russell Stover)
This DIY gift captures children's imaginations as they color in the packaging. Available in a variety of phrases; $1.49 at Walgreens.
Dove Promises Valentine's Heart Milk Chocolate(Credit: Mars)
This heart-shaped milk chocolate candy features sweet messages for your loved ones on the foil wrapping; $3.24 at Walmart, Target and other retail stores.
Ghirardelli Strawberries & Chocolate Valentine's Squares(Credit: Ghirardelli)
This limited-edition candy is individually wrapped and features white chocolate with strawberry bits; $4.49 at Target stores and target.com.
Altoids Love Tin(Credit: Altoids)
These Altoids Love Tins feature six different sayings, including "Love You, Mint It" and "You Take My Breath Away"; $2.19 at major retail stores.
XOXO Bento Box(Credit: Sugarfina)
This four-piece box includes candy with sayings such as "Kiss Me" and "Love You a Bunch." The sweets include sweet-and-sour sugar lips, rosette-shaped gummy candy, single-scoop gummy candy and Fuji apple caramels coated in white chocolate; $34 at sugarfina.com.
SweetTarts Hearts(Credit: Nestle)
The same great flavor of SweetTarts in a heart-shaped candy with pastel colors; $1.50 at Walmart, Target and other retail stores.
Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon Assortment(Credit: Just Born)
These classic candies in Fierce Cinnamon get a Valentine's Day twist in three unique boxes. Choose from "XOXO," "On Fire" and "Hottie"; $1-$1.50 exclusively at Target.
Dove Promises Valentine's Heart Dark Chocolate(Credit: Mars)
These individually wrapped heart-shaped candies are dark chocolate with a special, loving message inside; $3.23 Walmart, Target and more retail stores.
Mike and Ike Passion MIx Assortment(Credit: Just Born)
This chewy assortment comes in flavors such as Paradise Punch, Strawberry, Grape and Cherry. New this year are the graphic boxes featuring the words "Love," "BFF" and "Crush"; $1-$1.50 at major retail stores.
Monogram Collection Russell Stover gift box(Credit: Russell Stover)
This gift box of individually wrapped assorted chocolates comes with your loved one's initial on the box; $9.99 at Walgreens.
SweetTarts Ropes(Credit: Nestle)
Seasonal packaging lets you know these SweetTarts strands are packed with a cherry punch filling; 89 cents at major retail stores.
Hi-Chew Cherry-Berry Mix(Credit: Hi-Chew)
Hailing from Japan, this gluten-free and nut-free chewy fruit candy features cherry and strawberry flavors; $5.99 on amazon.com.
Peeps Valentine Hearts(Credit: Peeps)
Those who like Peeps will love these mini red Peeps Valentine's hearts; 79-99 cents at major retail stores.
Junior Mints Valentine's Hearts(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
These Junior Mints Valentine's Hearts (suggested retail price, $1.99 per 3.5-ounce box) contain the same minty-chocolate goodness fans love but with a special holiday-themed shape filled with either a red or white center.
Peeps Lovebird Valentine's Pop(Credit: Just Born)
Pink, red and white marshmallow chicks are packaged on a stick with a write-on tag to give your little loves; $1.99 for one pop at major retail stores.