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Beyond chocolate: 32 heart-shaped foods to buy for your Valentine

Put your heart on a platter.
heart shaped food
Show your love with these heart-shaped snacks.TODAY Illustration / Tyson, Barilla, Rold Gold

Love is not only in the air this Valentine’s Day, it’s also on the plate.

However you plan on spending the unofficial end of cuffing season — a romantic evening with a sweetie, an extra love-filled day with your kids, a Galentines or Brolentines event with friends or a cozy solo night in — there are tons of heart-shaped foods in stores right now that you can use to show your love in a very literal (but also adorable) way.

And no, it’s not just chocolate and candy — it’s pasta, cereal, chicken nuggets, pretzels and ... meat. Yes, heart-shaped meat. For your convenience, we’ve rounded ’em all up here:

Heart-shaped candy

Brach’s Tiny Conversation Hearts.
Brach’s Tiny Conversation Hearts.Brach's

There are also all the candies that get heart-shaped makeovers during this time, including Sour Patch Kids Hearts, Swedish Fish Hearts, Reese’s Pink Peanut Butter Hearts, Russell Stover Marshmallow Hearts, Spongebob Squarepants Heart-Shaped Krabby Patties and more.

Kinder & Love Gift Box.
Kinder & Love Gift Box.Kinder

Popeyes’ Heart-Shaped Strawberry Biscuits

Heart-Shaped Strawberry Biscuits.
Heart-Shaped Strawberry Biscuits.Popeyes

Additionally,  on Valentine’s Day, $1 from each Heart-Shaped Biscuit purchase will be directed to the Popeyes Foundation’s Serving With Love initiative, which supports national and local nonprofits providing food to those who need it.

The price and availibility of Popeyes’ Heart-Shaped Strawberry Biscuits vary by location, but start at $1.79 for 1 piece.

Bojangles’ Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits

Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits.
Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits.Bojangles

The Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits will be offered individually, in two-packs or in six-packs. Bojangles’ heart-shaped biscuits feature Bo-Berries (aka blueberries) and drizzled with vanilla icing.

Bojangles’ Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuit will only be available from Feb. 5 — 18 while supplies last at participating locations.

Babybel Heart

Babybel Heart
Babybel HeartBabybel

Wrapped in its iconic red wax, Babybel Heart is made of the same cheese as usual — Edam — but it comes a larger heart shape and is serrated down the middle for sharing with that special someone.

Fans can enter a sweepstakes to win the heart-shaped cheese by commenting a “❤️” on Babybel’s Instagram from Feb. 7 — 14. The contest post will be published on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. ET.

Paris Baguette’s Be Mine Strawberry Soft Cream Cake

Paris Baguette’s limited-edition Valentine’s menu, including the Be Mine Strawberry Soft Cream Cake.
Paris Baguette’s limited-edition Valentine’s menu, including the Be Mine Strawberry Soft Cream Cake.Paris Baguette

In addition to its new limited-edition collection of Valentine’s Day-themed doughnuts and beautifully crafted cakes, the chain is offering one heart-shaped confection: the Be Mine Strawberry Soft Cream Cake. This cake takes the chain’s signature strawberry soft cream cake (vanilla cake with whipped cream filling and strawberry) and makes it heart-shaped. The dessert is topped with fresh berries and a “be mine” chocolate.

Pillsbury’s Hearts Shape Sugar Cookie Dough

Pillsbury’s Hearts Shape Sugar Cookie Dough.
Pillsbury’s Hearts Shape Sugar Cookie Dough.Pillsbury

A package of Pillsbury’s Hearts Shape Sugar Cookie Dough costs $3.50.

Marco’s Pizza

A heart-shaped pizza from Marco’s Pizza.
A heart-shaped pizza from Marco’s Pizza.Marco's Pizza

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme’s Dough-Notes.
Krispy Kreme’s Dough-Notes.Courtesy Krispy Kreme

Here are all the heart-shaped doughnuts you can choose from:

  • You Color My World: This doughnut features a cake batter creme filling, red icing and rainbow heart blended sprinkles. 
  • I Love You A Choco-Lot: This doughnut features a chocolate creme filling, chocolate icing and a piped rose.
  • You’re Berry Sweet: This doughnut features white creme filling, strawberry icing and sprinkles. 
  • Without You I’d Crumble: This doughnut features cookie dough creme filling, chocolate icing and chocolate chip cookie crumbles.

A limited-time Krispy Kreme six-pack featuring the You Color My World, the I Love You A Choco-Lot and the Chocolate Iced with Valentine’s Sprinkles doughnuts will be delivered fresh to select grocery stores daily, including at participating Walmart, Kroger, Food Lion, Publix, Stater Brothers and other stores. Hopeful hearts can visit the Krispy Kreme website to find a stockist near them.

Dairy Queen’s Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake

Dairy Queen’s Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake.
Dairy Queen’s Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake.Courtesy Dairy Queen

This heart-shaped dessert features DQ’s Red Velvet Blizzard Treat — made with DQ vanilla soft serve, red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese icing — layered with more red velvet cake pieces, cream cheese icing and vanilla soft serve. Each Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake serves two to four people.

The Red Velvet Cake Blizzard Treat is also available on its own as part of DQ’s Valentine’s Day offerings, in a non-heart-shaped Blizzard cup.

Chick-fil-A’s Heart-Shaped Trays

Chick-fil-A’s Heart-Shaped Trays.
Chick-fil-A’s Heart-Shaped Trays.Courtesy Chick-Fil-A

Customers can order four different items to fill the chain’s Heart-Shaped Trays: a 30-count of Chick-fil-A Nuggets, a 10-count of Chick-n-Minis, a 6-count of Chocolate Chunk Cookies or 12 Chocolate Fudge Brownie halves. 

Folks can use the Chick-fil-A app to find a store nearby offering Heart-Shaped Trays, as well as Valentine’s Day-themed gift cards from the chain.

Rold Gold Heartzels

heart shaped food
Rold Gold Heartzels.Rold Gold

Barilla Love

Barilla Love.
Barilla Love.Barilla

To celebrate its return, Barilla is also introducing The Pasta Promise, which offers customers the opportunity to enter for a chance to win the “Ring-a-toni”: a set of two, Barilla Love-inspired diamond- and ruby-encrusted rings created by jewelry designer Alison Lou. Those interested in entering can visit Barilla’s website.

Pastabilities Eat Your Heart Out Pasta

heart shaped food
Pastabilities Eat Your Heart Out Pasta.Pastabilities


Heart-shaped Cheerios.
Heart-shaped Cheerios.Cheerios

Tyson’s Nuggets of Love

Tyson's Nuggets of Love.
Tyson's Nuggets of Love.Tyson

“These nuggets have gained popularity as a heartfelt way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with sweethearts, friends, and family by offering the same great taste fans know and love with a festive heart shape,” a Tyson spokesperson tells

Tyson’s Nuggets of Love are now available for a limited time in 27-ounce packages in the freezer aisles of Walmart, Kroger, HEB, Publix and Albertsons, nationwide.

Sweetheart Ribeye Kit

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint’s Sweetheart Ribeye kit.
The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint’s Sweetheart Ribeye kit.Gold Belly

The priciest item on the list, at $259.95, the Shed BBQ & Blues Joint’s Sweetheart Ribeye kit serves two and features a three-pound, heart-shaped ribeye, two steakhouse potatoes, rosemary butter, a fresh herb mop and special steak seasoning.


Meathearts.Manly Man

Manly Man Co. has once again released Meathearts, a Valentine’s Day-themed box of jerky. For $26.50, customers can buy a 2-ounce package containing heart-shaped jerky pieces laser-etched with amorous sayings like “Beef Mine” and “XOXO.” 

The company also has released a spicy version of Meathearts that ups the ante in both Scoville units and language.

Valentine Ding Dongs

heart shaped food
Valentine Ding Dongs.Hostess

Jet-Puffed Hearts

Jet-Puffed heart-shaped strawberry marshmallows.
Jet-Puffed heart-shaped strawberry marshmallows.Jet Puffed

Linda’s Gourmet Latkes

Linda’s Gourmet Latkes.
Linda’s Gourmet Latkes. Linda's Gourmet Latkes

Options include large and bite-sized options in the original flavor as well as sweet potato. You can typically score these heart-shaped treats on Goldbelly and other online retailers.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Welch’s Fruit Snacks has the perfect way to show your love in your kid’s lunchbox. Juicefuls HeartThrobs are fruit snacks made with real juice and natural flavors. The gluten-free HeartThrobs are perfect for classroom exchanges and gifting, and are available at Target, Walmart, Five-Below and more.

Welch’s Juicefuls HeartThrobs.
Welch’s Juicefuls HeartThrobs.Welch's
Welch's Valentines Day Exchange Fruit Snacks.
Welch's Valentines Day Exchange Fruit Snacks.Welch's