Godiva Online


Review by Debbie Mazo


When most of us say Happy Valentine's Day to that special someone, we usually say it with a box of chocolates. This Valentine's Day, it's estimated that over $1 billion worth of chocolate and candy will be purchased to mark the occasion. If you plan on joining the chocolate majority, grab your credit card and drop by Godiva Online.

Introduced to Belgium by the Draps family in 1926, Godiva Chocolatier has set the standard for European shell-moulded designs as well as for elaborate packaging. Offering a complete menu of chocolate gifts and related information, Godiva Chocolatier has brought this same timeless elegance to its stylish website. From an online catalog of classic delights to a delicious array of tempting recipes, browsing this site can be a tasty experience.

Godiva.com Online shoppers can fill their Godiva shopping bags with all kinds of goodies. Whether for Valentine's Day or special occasions like birthdays and weddings, the Godiva Online boutique offers a sweet selection of gift ideas. For Cupid's birthday, this season's choices include a velvet heart box filled with timeless truffles or a Valentine ballotin (gold box) filled with an assortment of confections like Toffee Carre, Praliné Caramel Paola, and Walnut Buttercream.

If you're not sure how to traverse the world of online shopping, there's a how-to-guide with step-by-step instructions. Planning on becoming a frequent buyer? Then, join Godiva V.I.P. in order to enjoy special benefits like gift reminders and an email newsletter.

For those with a flair for baking, there's plenty of opportunities to test your skills with the extensive recipe collection from Chocolatier Magazine, Pastry Art & Design, and Godiva's own private recipe box. Some recipes offer quick and simple desserts, while others guide you through more ambitious projects. Of course, all of the recipes have one ingredient in common--chocolate!

To indulge your chocolate fantasies, try the Super Fudgy Five Chocolate Brownies topped with a bittersweet chocolate glaze. Or, in the spirit of true romance, share the Chocolate Obsession Cake for Two, cut into wedge-shaped slices and decorated with gold leaf.

Guaranteed to raise your chocolate consciousness as well as your blood sugar, Godiva Online is a definite must for those seeking to please that special someone on Valentine's Day.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.



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