It's been exactly one month since my last Holidaze post and, as is common with this time of year, I saw it coming. I told myself I wouldn't let the off-season affect the way I treated the site, but between work and the lack of topics, it's just natural. But, to some degree, I wanted to stay true to my word and keep up with the site as much as possible. Although I haven't had a lot of down time to dedicate to The Holidaze, I couldn't let Valentine's Day, which is now only 2-days away, come and go without paying it due diligence. I've never covered it before, but this year had to be different, so we're kicking off the 2-day V-Day marathon with the hottest of cupid's products.
3 Musketeers Strawberry Dark Chocolate Minis!!
I first saw this on Instagram and knew it would be February's biggest hit. Look, you can take any old Snickers or Reese's and shape it into a heart, but that just isn't going to cut it anymore. You need to go the extra mile because that's what's going to attract me and make me spend my money, especially for a less popular holiday like Valentine's Day. Let's face it, it's a day for love, couples, and girls. I'm not against either of those, but it's far from wrestling and basketball so it takes a lot to lure me in and get me to spend money on myself. But this year? You win, 3 Musketeers! You had me at Strawberry..
Now, these may or may not be new, but having never covered Valentine's Day before, they're completely new to me. I think I remember seeing a cherry flavored edition in the past, but didn't take the time to investigate the product. This year, I wasn't going to let this get away. Look at the pink and silver contrast with the red and purple to create the perfect Valentine's Day rainbow. You couldn't incorporate better colors to appeal to my eye. For me, sometimes it's more than just whatever flavor they're offering, it's about product design and how far they'll go to make it complete. Not every product can change their taste, and some don't have to, but that doesn't mean you can't change a few colors and logos to celebrate the season. For me, 3 Musketeers was already a success before I even tried the minis. Package design and art always go a long way.
I love milk chocolate, but tend to avoid dark chocolate. I've never liked the flavor. It's like dark beer - I'll drink it, but would rather not. In this case, I was willing to make the exception because I figured there had to be a reason why the 3 Musketeers chose dark over milk. It had to work better with the strawberry and I trusted my three homies. They wouldn't steer me wrong, so it wasn't really an issue for me. Dark or milk, I had complete faith that this would be well worth it.
Man, I couldn't get my iphone to take a picture that does the color justice, but the pink strawberry filling is beautiful. It screams Valentine's Day and tastes great. For as much as my iphone doesn't do the visual justice, I don't think my words can do so for the flavor, either. This is awesome. It's strong, it's sweet, and tag teams with the dark chocolate well enough to be champions. Usually, whenever I buy one of those big, overpriced, heart-shaped boxes of variously assorted chocolates from Russel Stover, I tend to avoid the strawberry filled candies. They never appeal to me so I go straight for the caramel and call it a day. But this? This is the best starberry/chocolate candy I've ever had. This is what should be offered in those big boxes because it puts all others, and their price tags, to shame.
Whether you're single and want to revel in your freedom or you're with that special someone who wants to indulge in your sweetness, this is the way to go. Either way, you can't go wrong because this takes your regular, every-year Valentine's Day to the next level. We know V-Day is all about candy, teddy bears, and flowers, so you're 1/3 of the way there and it's a lot cheaper than ordering that big box on February 13th. I'm looking at you, guys, I'm right there with ya. But don't pay an arm and a leg to get whatever body part it is you're trying to get on Valentine's Day. Let the 3 Musketeers be your wingmen (or wingwomen) and you're good to go ;)