5 Heart-Shaped Carbs You Can Fall in Love With this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is all about love, and what's the object of more cumulative desire than everyone's favorite delicious carb-y dishes? Thankfully, these five beloved chains around the country have all got the right idea: shape some of their signature food items as hearts. Which is just the beginning of this year's sumptuous set of Valentine's Day dining deals.
Pizza Hut Heart-Shaped Pizza
Yes, Pizza Hut's heart-shaped pizza is back, and as ever, it is a pizza shaped like a heart. The ventricular delight is available for between $13 and $15 (varying by location) with one topping, or in a Valentine Bundle, which includes either a Hershey's Triple Chocolate Brownie or Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie. It comes unsliced, so start planning your cutting techniques now.
Einstein Bros. Heart-Shaped Bagels
"Our bakers like to say all they knead is love," says an Einstein Bros. rep in a statement, "and this Valentine's Day we are taking that fun approach literally." Frankly, the results speak for themselves, with a range of heart-shaped bagels in flavors including the standard plain, plus the sweeter strains of Chocolate Chip and Cranberry. Pre-order now for Valentine's Day pick-up, or hope they haven't sold out and try your luck in stores.
Krispy Kreme Heart-Shaped Doughnuts
If your preferred doughnut-purveying partner is the Kreme, commemorate the beautiful relationship with one of three different heart-shaped flavors: one with white icing and pink, red, and white sprinkles; one Kreme-filled, with pink frosting and a candy/icing smiley face; and an all-new Oreo Cookies & Kreme heart donut, which is dressed for the occasion in a lovely Oreo crumble and red frosting drizzle.
Auntie Anne's Heart-Shaped Pretzels
For those of you whose taste is on the saltier side, Auntie Anne's has you covered. On Valentine's Day, the mall-stalwart (mallwart?) soft pretzel perfectionists are offering not one, but two heart-shaped pretzels as part of a buy one, get one free deal. Get two salt, two cinnamon sugar, or a combination, and get it on Valentine's Day, because, as Rob Base, DJ E-Z Rock, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Lil Yachty have all told us, "it takes two!"
Starbucks' Heart Sugar Cookies
But don't worry if your tastes are more… traditional. Starbucks' Heart Sugar Cookie updates a classic, topping a heart-shaped cookie with white or pink "chocolatey coating" and colorful sprinkles. And there's also Confetti Hearts Cake Pops, which, while not technically heart-shaped, do have heart-shaped sprinkles atop.
Plus: Bojangles' Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuit is back, Dunkin' Donuts has some heart-shaped donut options of its own, and if you're in NYC, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse has a 75$ Valentine's Prix Fixe special with a real rarity: Heart Shaped Potato Gnocchi.
And if that's still not enough: Postmates Fresh is offering a free pint of Halo Top ice cream on February 14 in L.A., San Francisco, and NYC, delivered to whoever you want; Waffle House will give you two entrees, an appetizer, and dessert for $25, and at Qdoba, you can receive a free burrito, bowl, quesadilla, tortilla soup, or smokey habanero BBQ brisket if you share a kiss with someone (or your phone) by the register.