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
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
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
These seasonal Kisses taste like cupcakes with a cookie crunch; $4.39 exclusively at Target.
Kit Kat Minatures Red Velvet Flavor
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
This gift box of individually wrapped assorted chocolates comes with your loved one's initial on the box; $9.99 at Walgreens.
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
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
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
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
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.