Yes folks, it’s that time again! Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world on 14th February, with big demand for traditional gifts such as chocolates, flowers, sparkling wines and cards.
For those planning a romantic picnic with someone close to their heart, there is also plenty of fresh inspiration in store with special edition drinks and snacks to tantalise the tastebuds.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day this year, Lewis Road Creamery is releasing an all-new, limited-edition Chocolate & Rose Milk. Lewis Road has added a touch of real rose essence to its famous chocolate milk with Whittaker’s to create this romantically smooth and delicately balanced flavoured milk. Available from Monday 10 February for a limited time (RRP $4.50).
Roses are red, violets are blue, these crisps are made just for you! Introducing Proper Crisps Pink Himalayan Salt Crisps in limited-edition packaging designed by iconic Kiwi designer Dame Trelise Cooper. Lightly seasoned with Pink Himalayan Salt, these beautiful bags are the newest addition to Proper Crisps’ growing range of delicious products available in home compostable bags.
If you’re wondering where and how it all started, here’s some historical info that may come in handy if you’re planning to impress your Valentine.
- Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine originated as a Western Christian feast day honouring an early saint named Valentinus. Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.
- Valentine’s Day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.