The Perfect Valentine’s Day Candy, According to Your Zodiac Sign
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Whether you’re looking to treat yourself (do it) or grabbing something sweet for someone sweet, tap the stars for a little guidance in your candy purchases this Valentine’s Day.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Chocolate Roses
Aries’s bold, action-oriented nature is as present when it comes to romance as it is in any aspect of life. Understated gestures are not your style; only a dozen (or heck, why not make it two?) chocolate roses will do!
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
No, it’s not a candy item you can pick up at the drugstore. But Taurus, a sign predisposed to a romantic outlook and creative pursuits (such as cooking and gardening), will appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into chocolate-dipped strawberries. Bonus points for making your own! Just remember, for Taurus—quality counts.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Assorted Box of Chocolates
You know the saying—Gemini is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. (As a Gemini, I say this most affectionately.) Gemini offers such a rich array of insights, talents, and surprises to those around them, it’s only right that their given V-Day treat be a sweet reflection of that.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Russell Stover Marshmallow Heart
A solid chocolate heart is too hard and cold for the highly empathetic and emotionally intuitive Cancer. No, this sensitive and deeply sentimental sign warrants something soft and extra-sweet in the center.
Leo (July 23-August 22): Ring Pops
A Leo knows their worth and appreciates it when others are fully aware of it too. For this irresistibly confident sign, a grandiose display of affection—i.e. a little BLING—sure never hurts.
Virgo (August 23-September 22): Chocolate Truffles
In terms of zodiac superlatives, extremely methodical and detail-oriented Virgo would be the sign voted “Most Likely to Play It Safe.” (Not that that’s a bad thing!) With their deep appreciation for flawless process and pristine results, classic chocolate truffles are a perfect way to treat intelligent and committed Virgo this Valentine’s Day.
Libra (September 23-October 22): Reese’s Hearts
For the sign representing peak balance and harmony, could there be a more perfect candy than a Reese’s? Short answer: No. Libra values partnership and synergistic collaboration to the highest degree, so the candy world’s greatest beacon of partnership—chocolate and peanut butter—is a must. (Unless, of course, we’re looking at a peanut allergy; in which case, give Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups or Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups from Justin’s a go. They’re not shaped like a heart, but a Libra will understand.)
Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Conversation Hearts
Though Scorpio is recognized for being profoundly passionate and deeply emotional, they have a tendency to manifest their emotions in most unique ways. Their intriguing air of mystery and secretive nature appears enticing, but can often lead to confusion. Thus, a box of candied mixed messages seems about right.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Cinnamon Lips
Abundant enthusiasm, curiosity, energy, and optimism matched with an unquenchable sense of adventure makes Sagittarius one of the most notoriously fun and fiery signs of the zodiac—truly the life of any party. The title “hot lips” can justly be applied to Sag in more than one sense: Their signature tireless enthusiasm definitely carries through in their romantic life, and Sag has a proclivity for being brazenly honest, with no natural filter.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses
Defined by traits of responsibility, admirable discipline, reliability, and (sometimes stubborn) dedication to their own perspective, Capricorn is the type who can make a bag of Lava Cake Kisses longer than the rest of us would think possible—enjoying one, individually wrapped kiss at a time, as they feel so inclined. With a sentiment for traditional values, Capricorn is apt to value a traditionally sentimental sweet like the iconic Hershey’s Kiss.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18): SweetTarts Hearts
Progressive thinking Aquarius has a propensity to be energetic and delightfully eccentric, but craves ample colorful mental stimulation. And even for the Aquarius who feels more in touch with their inherently shy nature is far from a black and white thinker. For this vibrant sign of the zodiac, zingy SweetTart hearts are just right.
Pisces (February 19-March 20): Ferrero Rocher
Friendly, selfless, intuitive, unconditionally loving, deeply empathetic, artistic, and utterly caring, Pisces straight-up deserves something nice on Valentine’s Day, OK? They’re true romantics at heart, so go for the gold chocolate-hazelnut confection we all know and love: A.K.A. Ferrero Rocher, the OG of upscale, romantic candy that one can find at most supermarkets.