If you're still deciding what to get your Valentine (mine has been asking since Christmas what I'm going to get him), a Washington company has some romantic -- albeit fattening -- ideas.
Red roses are lovely to look at, but they don't tantalize the taste buds like chocolate roses. For $39.95 a dozen or $19.95 a half dozen, Essentially Chocolate will send your beloved chocolate rosebuds with silk stems and leaves. For $38, you can get two dozen heart-shaped butter, raspberry and lemon cookies packed in a Shaker-style wooden box accompanied by a second heart-shaped wooden box filled with truffles.
Or, for $39.95, there's a Sweetheart Picnic for Two that includes cheese biscuits, crackers, cinnamon sugar cookies, fortune cookies with romantic forecasts, peanuts, chocolate hearts and a bottle of sparkling cider with champagne glasses. (You can add wine or champagne for an additional charge.)
Other packages also are offered. Order by Tuesday to ensure Valentine's Day delivery. Call (800) 243-7466.