Keeping it Sweet and Spicy!

Posted on: February 11, 2023

Counting down to Valentine’s Day but with a sweet—and spicy twist!  We felt we must profess our love of all things sweet and spicy at Cloverdale.

The LCBO has Valentine’s Day covered.  Start your night with their three-ingredient cocktail of  cranberry juice, orange juice and vodka, called ‘Cover Girl‘ and end it with ‘Chili Chocolate Truffles‘. The passionate blend of bittersweet chocolate, honey and chili powder will be the key to your partner’s heart.

Express your sweet and spicy sides with not just what’s inside your mug (*wink *wink ‘Cover Girl’ cocktail) but how about with the mug itself?  Kitchen Stuff Plus has these swoon-worthy, heart-shaped ‘Pasabahce Barista Amore Double Wall Glass Mug Sets‘.  Choose from cappuccino and espresso sizes.  Also, check out ‘Abbott Enamel Look Stoneware Mugs‘ that come in a variety of hues like this sweet, soft pink and bold red.  Available in 3oz and 14oz.  For more stuff for your sweetie browse through Kitchen Stuff Plus’ Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

A Cupid-approved sweet and spicy duo is Thai Express‘ Pad Thai and Pandan Thai Iced Tea.  To make it extra sweet and spicy order your Pad Thai with extra heat, and finish your delectable meal with Thai My Cake in a Box—a layered cake available in pineapple white chocolate or banana chocolate.  Yummy!!

Let Coles bring some sweet and spicy reading to you for Valentine’s Day. 
Need to know if it is love or lust?  Read ‘8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go‘ by Jay Shetty.  Instead of presenting love as an ethereal concept or a collection of cliches, Jay Shetty lays out specific, actionable steps to help you develop the skills to practice and nurture love better than ever before. He shares insights on how to win or lose together, how to define love, and why you don’t break in a break-up.  Or are you looking to dive into a juicy romance novel?  Check out ‘Heart Bones‘ by Colleen Hoover. After an unexpected death, Beyah is forced to spend time with her estranged father for the summer.  When she meets her privileged and wealthy neighbor Samson, they form a strong connection that is almost too much for them to handle.  Grab a copy of each at Coles to show you care!

Outside is so cold! How about a casual “night in” for Valentine’s Day?  Are  you let us know, are you Team Heat or Team Sweet—or both? Either way, stock up on these hot snacks and sweet treats from Rexall:.

Team Heat:

💟Miss Vickie’s Jalapeno Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Made with jalapeño seasoning for enough heat to make things deliciously interesting.

💟Cheez-It Hot & Spicy Baked Snack Crackers
Bite-sized cheese snack crackers that are baked to crispy perfection with an added spicy kick.

💟Prana Organic Alegria Hickory BBQ Almonds
The spicy BBQ flavoured almonds will add a kick to your everyday life—make sure to share it though!

Team Sweet:

💟REESE Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Valentine Card
When the recipient opens the card, they will reveal a personalized message and a delicious REESE’S family bar.

💟Smart Sweets Caramels
For a healthy Valentine: plant-based, gluten-free and smartly-sweetened with allulose & a touch of stevia, they also contain 94 per cent less sugar than traditional caramels.

💟Lindt LINDOR Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles
Show your love with gourmet dark chocolate truffles filled with LINDOR’s smooth strawberry-flavoured centre, encompassed by a rich and luscious dark chocolate shell.

💟Honourable Mention: Cinnamon Hearts
We can’t talk about sweet and spicy, and not mention the bright red, heart-shaped, cinnamon-flavored candies! These classic confections are ideal for snacking and gifting.

For Valentine’s Day dinner show the object of your affection some heat—with Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks, and some sweetness with Chocolate Covered Strawberries, using recipes from MetroHot tip: On the chicken use Nerpy’s Traditional Jerk Seasoning also available at Metro.  Plus, pair the chicken with Metro’s Cucumber and Buttermilk Salad, recipe included on the Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks.
Whether you are #TeamHeat or #TeamSweet for Valentine’s Day, make sure to tag @cloverdalemall.  Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! 💘