14 of the Best Valentine’s Day Candy Picked By Our Team

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Here’s the best Valentine’s Day candy, and we had to include some nostalgic picks, too! 

holding bag of Brach's Conversation Hearts

Have the sweetest Valentine’s Day!  💝 

With love already in the air, it’s time to showcase that affection with something sweet. Aside from flowers, Valentine’s Day candy is the number one contender for a gifting must-have. Whether it’s for your spouse, kids, or friends, we have tons of choices all ages are going to love.

valentines day candy in target cart

Many of these picks are from our Hip2Save team members, so you can take our word for how yummy these treats are. Plus, they’d be awesome to make goodie bags with, as many of the choices are individually wrapped and have festive packaging! 😍

Here are our top 14 choices for the best Valentine’s Day candy:

1. Who can resist falling in love with these nostalgic Tiny Conversation Hearts?

brachs tiny conversation hearts 5 pack

Conversation Hearts are a quintessential and also slightly controversial Valentine’s Day treat, but are a beloved tradition for many! Share the sweet sentiment by handing out individually packed boxes of this sugary snack. While it’s certainly not unanimous for people to agree on how tasty they are, they do serve serious nostalgia!

2. Speaking of, Hershey’s released new Valentine’s Conversation Kisses!

Hershey's Conversation kisses

It’s not Valentine’s Day unless you celebrate with some Hershey’s Kisses, and this year, they’ve released brand new Conversation Kisses! Each kiss is classically wrapped individually with adorable phrases underneath, which would make for a great snack or even a party favor for any festivities.

3. Reese’s in the shape of hearts taste even better than the regular ones.

reeses peanut butter hearts

Every holiday season, we look forward to the cute shapes Reese’s celebrates with. While the chocolate and peanut butter flavors stay the same, limited edition novelty-shaped Reese’s candies somehow taste so much better! 😄

4. Sour Patch Kids Valentine’s Hearts are for all the Sour & Sweet loved ones in your life.

sour patch kids hearts

Say hello to Sour Patch hearts! The flavors are filled with pink strawberry and red raspberry for a delicious fruity snack. Some reviewers even say they love these flavors more than the original! Better yet, the packaging already has a spot to fill in “To:” and “From:” making these boxes totally giftable.

5. You can’t go wrong with a classic heart-shaped box of assorted chocolate.

russell stover heart

ferrero rocher chocolate valentine's box

There are tons of different chocolate heart collections to choose from so we can’t pick just one; however, there’s nothing better than receiving a classic assortment of various different chocolates that anyone is bound to love.

6. Ghirardelli’s heart-shaped chocolates are perfect for caramel lovers.

Ghirardelli chocolate hearts

Indulge in these Ghirardelli Valentine’s Day Milk Chocolate Caramel Hearts while celebrating this year’s season of love. It’s the classic chocolate and caramel combo that makes our hearts soar!

7. Favorite Day Hot Drink Bombs will melt even the coldest hearts.

hot chocolate bombs

It’s chocolate, but with an added twist! These hot chocolate bombs contain a variety of candy flavors that turn into the sweetest surprise when dropped into a mug of hot milk.

8. Silky smooth Dove hearts are so good, it’s hard to stop at just one!

dove hearts

The silky smooth chocolates are made with the luscious rich milk chocolate we’ve already come to love from Dove, but there’s just something about heart-shaped chocolates that makes them taste even sweeter!

9. White chocolate lovers will rejoice over limited edition Lindt truffles.

lindt valentines day candy limited edition

These smooth Lindt Lindor truffles have a white chocolate exterior with a strawberry and cream interior, giving the perfect balance of sweet fruity flavor.

10. All Kit Kat seasonal flavors are incredible, but these may be the best!

raspberry kitkats

This Valentine’s Day candy has that same interior wafer we all know and love; the only difference is that delish raspberry creme exterior. These Kit Kats are so delish that you’ll have a hard time only having one.

11. Will you accept this chocolate rose?

chocolate rose

Show your appreciation by distributing a delicious edible red rose. 🌹Collin loves these as she remembers these chocolate roses being the big thing to gift back in junior high — anyone else?! 🙋‍♀️

12. The Skittles Valentine’s Exchange kit is a Valentine’s card plus a treat all in one!

 Skittles Valentine's Day Candy

If you have little ones, these Skittles packages would be perfect to bring to your kiddo’s classmates as each pack has a to/from section and comes with a teacher’s card!

13. Candy Corn enthusiasts (and naysayers), it’s time to try Cupid’s Corn

pink white and red valentines day cupid candy corn

Move over Candy Corn — we’re introducing you to Cupid Corn! While this was a big point of contention amongst our team during Halloween, we think Cupid Corn is too darn cute not to love! Where do you stand on the sugar-filled debate?

14. Nerd’s Clusters make hearts soar!

nerds gummy clusters

This highly-rated candy is an absolute favorite among V-Day candy lovers. They provide the perfect crunch with balanced flavors of sweet and tangy!

BONUS Treat: When in doubt, wine is the perfect adult Valentine’s exchange!

ALDI Winking Owl Wine

ALDI Winking Owl Wine
Only $3 – $5!

Spread the love on Valentine’s Day by scoring your honey’s favorite kind of wine! When looking for an affordable yet delicious wine, we love ALDI’s Winking Owl Wine and Trader Joe’s wine! Restrictions apply per location.

Check out these Valentine’s Day finds at Walmart!

About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.

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Comments 16

  1. JMonte509

    Something about the Reece’s hearts are just sooooo yummy!!! I also found full size individually wrapped Hershey chocolate bars that have Valentine wrappers. Super cute. I got them for my oldest daughter (tween) to give the her friends. They came in a pack of six for less than $5

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I like the Reese’s Hearts too!πŸ˜‹ Thanks for sharing your find with us! πŸ’ž

  2. patti

    JELLY BELLY has gummy valentine lips and red raspberry gummy hearts at target. so yummy!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Patti! I’ll have to look for those! πŸ’–

  3. animity

    Juju Hearts! But love a good Dove chocolate. Conversation hearts are just disgusting but a classic.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      My daughter LOVES Dove chocolate. I have enjoyed it too! Thanks for sharing your favorites and not so favorite candies! ❀️

  4. Kate

    My daughter will love the strawberry and creme truffles! I’ll definitely look for those!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m hoping to find those too, Kate! Hope you spot them! 🀞❀️

  5. Melie

    Nice try, Hip2Save. We all know the best Valentines Day candy is that which you bought marked down after Christmas. Heart shaped or half off, I know what I’m choosing!

    *just to be clear I’m joking – these are really cute and I will probably get my kids heart shaped candy after stocking up on discount Christmas chocolates for myself. Both are good πŸ™‚

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Yes! Clearance candy tastes SO much better, Melie! πŸ˜†πŸ™Œ Thanks for the fun comment. I agree, both are great! πŸ˜‰

  6. Sara

    I found Friends themed Conversation Hearts at a Fry’s / Kroger!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! Thanks for letting us know where you spotted those, Sara! πŸ’žπŸ™Œ

  7. Holly

    Those are some great ones! My new fave is Chewy Red Hots which are heart shaped this time of year. Kind of hard to find, but some Walmarts have them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! I’ve had those before. I agree, super yummy. πŸ˜‹ Thanks for letting us know which one you like to grab! πŸ’žπŸ€—

  8. Angela

    Do you guys think there is any hope of Valentine candy/treat deals this year? I teach high school and Valentine’s Day is a sucky day for a lot of kids that don’t have boyfriend/girlfriends and I always like to make my students treats or goodie bags to make them feel special/loved. Problem is that my classes are HUGE this year and I have close to 150 students. With prices like they are and my own 3 children with class parties it’s just not in my budget πŸ˜” Any ideas are welcome!! Thanks!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Angela! So sweet of you to put together goodie bags for your students each year! I’m sure that it is much appreciated by them! ❀️ You can check out this page – all of our Valentine’s deals get posted there! You might also bookmark it, and check back often, to see if any new deals have popped up that are cost-effective for your needs! Hoping this helps! πŸ’•

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