During a recent pass through Target, I was please to see that much like last year, they’ve got a nice selection of Disney-branded treats fill your Valentine’s stocking. (Wait, that’s not a thing, is it?)
Many of the items feature retro-style Mickey and Minnie illustrations. They remind me a bit of the “Get A Horse” film short that runs before the theatrical showings of Frozen.
My Target had an aisle end-cap with a Disney theme, but I found Disney items scattered throughout the Valentine candy section, not just on the end-cap.
The items included a plush Mickey, holding a chocolate heart lollipop.
These cutie patootie Mickey and Minnie tins hold wafer cookies.
Here’s a cupcake mix. It comes in a little tin mailbox that you can use to hold your love notes.
These tin hearts hold traditional “you never know what you’re gonna get” filled chocolates and truffles.
The paper heart boxes hold solid milk chocolate bites shaped like Mickey and Minnie.
The reusable flannel fabric totes hold chocolate bars.
And the larger Mickey and Minnie tins hold a classic mix of butter/cheddar/caramel popcorn. Surely not as good a Karamell Kuche, but that wouldn’t stop me from eating it.
The last items I saw with the retro theme illustrations were Utz brand chocolate-covered pretzels, shaped like our favorite mice, and a Valentine mix of Jelly Bellys. The jelly bean mix includes bubble gum, coconut, cotton candy, strawberry cheesecake, and very cherry. I’m not really feeling the combo, but the box sure is cute.
Check out the jelly bean-shaped bar code. Clever!
For the school-kid crowd, there are boxed paper Valentine notes that come with lollipops to share with your friends. I saw Cars, Planes and Princesses, but it looked like there were Marvel ones as well that had sold out of my store.
School valentine shareables have come a long way in even the few years since my kiddos left elementary school. They’re not foodie, so I’m not posting pics, but there were also Disney branded paper Valentines with giveaway tatoos, rulers, notepads, pencils, stickers, and even glo-sticks. I wanna be in third grade and get a glo-stick from my honey!
The only repeat item I saw from last year was a multipack of giveaway Princess or Cars shaped pretzels.
“I have my eye on you”, ha! Love it!
Will you be buying any of these Valentine treats for your sweetie pie? Will you be buying any for yourself? Let us know in the comments below!