What You'll Get
Valentine's Day was changed forever in 1912, the year chocolate supplanted barbecue brisket as the preferred edible token of one's affections. Celebrate that momentous marketing achievement with today's Groupon: for $18, you get to choose one of two gift packages loaded with expertly handcrafted artisan treats from Arte y Chocolate ($35 value). Buy up to three of today's Groupon for multiple holidays or multiple girlfriends.
The gift package you get with your Groupon will depend largely on the nature of your recipient. If your special someone lives life in large portions, treat him or her to the “Big Gift Box”—12 chocolate-dipped graham crackers touched up with pretty, palatable prints and edible pink shimmer dust, plus a 1.5-oz. chocolate-bark gift bag for dessert. If the love of your life considers variety the chocolate of life, you'll be safer with the “Some of Everything, Please” (eight chocolate ganache-filled truffles, two chocolate-dipped graham crackers, and a 3-oz. chocolate bark gift bag). Chocolate is a natural aphrodisiac that soothes the nerves as much as it stokes one's ardor, so either gift will provide adequate jet fuel for a night of romance.
Choco-mad scientists Krystal Craig and Lila Browne spent a year in their lab developing sweetened creations before founding Arte y Chocolate. By employing the finest vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and edible gold-laced ingredients, the duo learned to fuse everything from Tito's Handmade Vodka to Ruta Maya coffee into beautifully decorated, coco-based treats. Edible adornments (made from malleable coco butter) and first-class packaging make their chocolates a beautiful made-to-order gift for any Valentine's Day, as well as Easter, Mother's Day, and Walpurgisnacht.
The people of Austin are too busy scarfing down bon bons and cakes from Arte y Chocolate to write reviews, but the Austin Chronicle did a little write up on it.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 8, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Valid for specific gift sets only. Free pick up available only on 3 listed holidays, otherwise $5-$10 delivery charge applies. For Valentines Day, order by 2/12. For Easter, order by 4/1. For Mother's Day, order by 5/7. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.