Forget bouquets of flowers this Valentine's Day... we want food

Flowers are fine, but watch your loved one's eyes light up when you give them a bouquet of pickles, sausage rolls or cupcakes instead

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Nobody is saying flowers aren't lovely. They're traditional, they look amazing, smell amazing, and they're the classic choice. You are unlikely to go wrong with them, especially if you know that special someone's favourite bloom.

However, imagine your loved one's surprise if you decided to get a little creative with it instead. Forget their favourite flowers, we are thinking about assembling their favourite food into a bouquet...

Now we're talking! Next level Valentine's gift that ticks all the boxes and will send you straight into the good books!

Here are some of our favourites:

Charcuterie bouquet

From flowers, to salami and chorizo. Treat your meaty-loving partner to a bouquet of award winning, artisan British charcuterie, made in Dorset, containing 5 signature salamis and chorizos. The meaty treat bouquet includes a gift tag which can be personalised with a 15 word message to your loved one.

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Salami And Chorizo Bouquet

A bouquet of award winning, artisan British charcuterie, made in Dorset, containing 5 signature salamis and chorizos.Personalised message on gift tag - 15 words.A beautifully presented bouquet of award winning British charcuterie. The perfect gift for him or her, the bouquet contains 5 award winning products, including salami and chorizo. The perfect gift idea for the foodie in your life, surprise them with this unique present for any occasion. The bouquet includes a gift tag which can be personalised with a 15 word message to your loved one.Artisan British wild venison and free range British pork charcuterie presented in a hand tied bouquet. This selection of salamis and chorizo is entirely gluten free and is an ambient product. Perfect for the foodie in your life, the award winning selection contains: - Fennel & White Pepper Salami - Dorset Chorizo Picante - Blue Vinny & Fig Salami - Wild Venison Pepperoni - Wild Vension Chorizo Product details as follows: Fennel & White Pepper Salami is made from free range British pork, pork fat, garlic, fennel, white pepper, red wine, herbs and spices, sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate. Gluten Free Dorset Blue Vinny & Fig Salami is made from free range British pork, pork fat, Dorset Blue Vinny, dried figs (2%), garlic, red wine, herbs and spices, sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate. **Allergens Dairy** Dorset Chorizo Picante is made from free range British pork, pork fat, white wine, smoked paprika, chilli , fresh garlic, muscovado sugar, dextrose, oregano, black pepper. Gluten Free Wild Vension Chorizo is made from wild venison pork fat, white wine and mixed herbs and spices including: smoked paprika & chilli. Gluten Free Wild Venison Pepperoni is made from wild venison, pork fat, red wine and mixed herbs and spices including: sweet paprika, sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate. Gluten Free Contents may vary depending on avaliability. If any of the items are unavailiable we will replace with a similar item. The products in this bouquet are all ambient and do not need to be kept in a fridge. Please store in a cool place.dimensions: 250 x 250 x 120 mm

Cupcakes

We love the idea of this and the look of it. The benefits of this idea: cupcakes are a staple sweet treat, they can be make to look like flowers, and they will probably offer you one so you get to eat cake.

Drawbacks: You'll need to bake, which is a lot of effort, and icing cupcakes to look like flowers is pretty difficult! That said, the more "homemade" or "rustic" looking ones will be very charming and... if that's all a bit much, you could always just buy some pretty cupcakes from the shop, or get someone else to do it for you.

This is ambitious. Do your best - they will love it!

This is ambitious. Do your best - they will love it!

Sausage rolls

If you have never had a sausage roll from Greggs, I urge you to stop what you are doing now (finish reading this, obviously!) and get yourself to your local branch to remedy this! You will not regret it and, for this reason, you should consider these royal snacks for your special bouquet. It has been done before but don't let that kill your enthusiasm, because anyone who brings you a Greggs sausage roll is an instant hit! Style it how you wish, here are some suggestions:

Pickles

Some of us are just not like everyone else. It's to be celebrated! Among that crowd of 'out there' individuals, there are those who really love pickles. Now, this is not for everyone, it's most certainly not for me, but one thing is for sure, this will not be what they were expecting. This should, perhaps, only be considered for the biggest pickle fans. But please, give it a go!

Chocolate bouquet

If there's something people like more than flowers on Valentine's Day, it's chocolate. How about combining the two into an edible bloom? I would say chocolate lasts longer than flowers too, but if I got one of these, it'd be gone in an hour... Make your Valentine's the sweetest yet! As well as 'traditional' looking bouquets, you can get ones featuring beers and teddybears.

Other suggestions you could try include pigs in blankets, retro sweets, fruit... the possibilities are endless! So get creative this Valentine's Day and give them the surprise the didn't know they wanted!

The healthy option – Fruit!

If your partner has had enough of the pickles, chocolates, meat etc. that's on offer, how about presenting them with an entire bouquet of fruit? Yes, there's a company called Berry Bouquets offering all sorts of treats, with the bouquets featuring pineapple daisies, strawberries, grapes and more.

What would you want in an edible bouquet?

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Comments (4)

  • pickle bouquet = way to my heart

      1 year ago
  • Pickle bouquet would 100% be the way to my heart...

      2 months ago
  • Hahaha nice! I’d happily accept an edible bouquet 💐

      2 months ago
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