The Gulf Coast Fudge Company is about to make that box of chocolates your loved one gets for Valentine's Day into something you'll really remember.
The company, which has locations at the Shell Factory and another in Cape Coral, is going all out this Valentine's Day, offering new fudge flavors and special selections that will put store-bought samplers to shame.
Owner Micaela Heuglin calls it thinking "outside the chocolate box."
"Everyone goes to the chocolate box year after year. That's the typical gift," Heuglin said. "We thought outside the box with the chocolate-scented teddy bear, chocolate marshmallows, Oreos, and our unique fudge bonbons. We have fudges to die for that came out called chocolate covered cherry and vanilla cherry."
Among the offerings include the traditional bonbons, homemade and stuffed with their homemade fudge. All are packaged neatly in a beautiful box. A nine-count box is $8.99.
Of course, you can get the traditional fudge. As a Valentine's Day special, you can get any three slices of fudge and a chocolate-scented teddy bear giftwrapped for $24.99.
You can also get chocolate-covered bacon slices for $2 each, a chocolate dipped marshmallow for $1.75, and chocolate dipped pretzels and Oreos for $1.50 and $1, respectively.
"Fudge has been the staple of our business all along, so when it comes to the holidays and special gifts, this is something new we're adding on as extra special," Heuglin said. "Extra special is getting that homemade product, adding on the teddy bear and special wrapping."
Gulf Coast Fudge Co. handcrafts more than 20 flavors of fudge, soft pretzels, hand-squeezed lemonade, chocolate treats and locally made ice cream.
For more information, go to www.gulfcoastfudge.com or call 599-2605.