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A box of Valentine's Day chocolates sounds delicious, but why not up the ante this year with an edible bouquet that really speaks from the heart stomach?

There have been quite a few options that are on everyone's radar, from well-established brands and traditional ideas to homemade inventions worthy of a pat on the back (or at least a high five).

We've rounded them all up and ranked them for your shopping convenience.

Check out our thoughts below!

7. Edible Arrangements

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If fruit on a stick is your idea of a good time, an Edible Arrangement is the perfect gift for you. Sure, we all love to make healthier choices, but there's something always off about these honeydew and cantaloupe-heavy concoctions. Perhaps it's the lack of fruit diversity. More likely it's the lack of good chocolate.

6. Chicken Nugget Bouquet

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This headline-garnering idea is adorable in theory, but disgusting in reality. We're pretty sure McNuggets have about a five minute shelf life. And does this even come with sauce? It's not even worth creating if you don't "water" the chicken with sauce.

5. Cookie Bouquet

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It's a well-known fact that cookie bouquets are always an acceptable gift option (the ones pictured look delicious!), but they're not always as exciting or innovative. Baking homemade cookies, from even a storebought stick, is certainly the more delicious alternative.

4. Beef Jerky "Broquet"

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We love the beef jerky "broquet" because the entire thing is edible. No stems, no paper, no cantaloupe. Just a hearty, nutritious, protein-filled snack to get you through the work day.

3. Bacon Bouquet

Bacon is never a bad idea and these guys last two weeks, unrefrigerated. But honestly, who allows bacon to last for two weeks? Someone undeserving of this gift, that's who.

2. Beer Bouquet

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OK, so this is really more of a bucket than a bouque, but hey, that's how they're billing it. And if you're single, this is probably the most universally-adored and appropriate bouquet option. Cheers to yourself for another year.

1. Reese's Bouquet (Or any candy bouquet, really)

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Fresh-cut roses have nothing on chocolate and peanut butter. If food is the way to a person's heart, then this gift warrants a marriage proposal. And yes, you can buy one pre-made here.