Thinking Beyond Chocolates
Unique Concession Food Ideas for Valentine’s Day
What are the top occasions for holiday spending? #1 is Christmas and Hanukkah, #2 is Mother’s Day, and #3 is Valentine’s Day.* Less than a month away, there are plenty of ways to drive sales that center around a Valentine theme – you just have to think outside of the (chocolate) box. Here are some unique food ideas for putting a relevant twist on your concession products for February 14.
Be Ready with Red
Rely on red-inspired colors and flavors to set the tone. Cinnamon or strawberry-flavored popcorn can be served year-round, but February is the perfect time to put these center stage. Serve them in clear and/or heart-shaped packaging to add interest, so that they catch the eyes of your customers. Another fun recipe we recommend is red velvet popcorn – made even better when topped with a white chocolate drizzle!
Cotton Candy Sweetness
Cotton candy is a fun sweet treat that will go over well for Valentine’s Day, especially when you feature gourmet cotton candy flavors, like chocolate strawberry or chocolate cherry. These decadent choices of Flossugar will wow your customers. Pro tip: Give cotton candy a creative presentation like a heart or flower shape. And use red, pink, or other decorative cellophane to dress it up and make it even more attention-grabbing for the consumer.
A Heart for Fudge
While fudge is another popular gift option, you don’t have to rely on just traditional chocolate flavors. Sell it with a softer look when you offer it with a unique twist. We recommend making vanilla cherry swirl fudge, which is both delicious and visually appealing. Click here to watch a demonstration on how to make a winged fudge swirl pattern. If you’re feeling especially romantic, try making a heart-shaped pattern!
As you can see, Valentine’s Day can be so much more than just traditional boxes of chocolate. For more inspiration, check out our Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup!