Say “I love you” without breaking the bank. You can put together a beautiful Valentine’s Day package for your sweetie for less than $20 at the Food Co-op. Buy one bottle of wine, a Chocolove chocolate bar, five beautiful tulips, and a packet of mineral bath salts for only $18.90.
Here’s the breakdown:
a bottle of Contrada wine – $9.99
five tulips – $3.99
one Chocolove chocolate bar – $1.49 (Score some extra points with the free love poem printed on the wrapper!)
one mineral bath salt packet – $1.99
tax – $1.44
The sale on the mineral bath salts and chocolate ends Tuesday, Feb. 12, so you do have to plan a little in advance, but hey, it’s still cheaper than a night at the movies.
This is also a socially responsible way to show your love for others. Consider that, according to the Organic Consumers Association, “more than 40 percent of the world’s conventional chocolate is non-organic and non-Fair Trade. Most of it comes from the Ivory Coast, where enslaved children work under grueling conditions to line the pockets of executives and shareholders of big commercial chocolate companies, like Hershey’s. And those pretty flowers? The folks at the Pesticide Action Network point out that commercial flowers, produced in Colombia and elsewhere, are the most toxic and heavily sprayed agricultural crops on Earth.”
Your sweetheart will love it. We promise.