Move over cupid, the nation’s retailers have got Valentine’s Day covered this year. From pink tipples to heart-shaped burgers, there’s a host of romantically-themed NPD hitting shelves to get hearts racing. Here’s our pick of the best
Lidl Deluxe British rump steaks with Champagne and pink peppercorn butter
These British steaks are matured for 21 days which gives them a “fuller flavour, exceptional tenderness and succulence” according to Lidl. For a romantic twist, the Champagne butter is pink and heart-shaped.
The limited-edition Valentine’s Day bottle features a love heart and the strapline ‘Let the love be gin’, Available from Gin Kiosk.
Mr Kipling Pink Fancies
The all-pink French Fancies are wrapped in limited edition packaging complete with a space to write the name of the recipient Valentine. Available from all major retailers.
Hotel Chocolat Love Potions
Four cocktail-inspired flavours are included in this boozy box - shaken black cherry, passion fruit martini, fine and dandy and raspberry daiquiri which the brand says is “guaranteed to get you in the mood for lovin’”. Available in-store and online from Hotel Chocolat.
Tesco Finest heart-shaped Scotch beef burgers
Available from 500 Tesco meat counters, the retailer is switching up the traditional steak with a limited edition Valentine’s take on the beef burger. Tesco has included the 6oz burgers as part of the Valentine’s dine-in meal deal and describes them as a “far more direct” option for customers cooking a romantic dinner for two.
Choc On Choc Perfect Match Set
The handmade and personalisable matchsticks are made with white Belgian chocolate. Each box contains nine chocolate matches and, according to the brand, “are sure to add a spark to your day”. Available in Booths, Harrods, Selfridges and online.
Sainsbury’s The Supper Club Lasagne
A new premium, own-label ready-meal brand is landing in Sainsbury’s stores in time for Valentine’s day. The gourmet range includes lasagne, beef stew & dumplings, meatballs & pasta, macaroni cheese, red Thai chicken curry and fish pie, they serve two and are on an introductory offer at £6.50 until 21 March.
Asda Loveheart Crumpets
Asda says this Valentine’s twist on a classic is “perfect for breakfast in bed”.
Eden Mill Valentines Love Gin Gift Set
Filled with the blush pink edition of this Scottish gin, the set comes in a newly-designed gift box with two glasses worth £15. Available in Eden Mill stores and online.
Buttermilk Strawberry Bellini Fudge
This handmade fudge has a “fizzy and crumbly texture” and combines strawberry fudge with prosecco, white chocolate and popping candy. Available from Waitrose and Lakeland.