Valentine's Day: Chocolate indulgence without the guilt

February 8, 2011 10:10:33 AM PST
Want to keep the chocolate but not the pounds or guilt? This Valentine's Day there are unique chocolate gifts that can satisfy anyone's craving without eating chocolate.
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  • Philip B. Chocolate Milk Body Wash and Body Creme set, $62.50 for the set,
  • The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Scrub and Body Butter ($16 each), available at The Body Shop, 3 N. State St., 312-553-4503 or at
  • LUSH's line of chocolate-scented bath bars include the Soft Coeur Massage Bar ($8.95), the Mange Too Massage Bar with a chocolate-orange scent ($9.95) and the Toffee-Chocolate Massage Bar ($7.95). LUSH chocolate-scented lip line includes the Sweet Lips Lip Scrub ($8.95), Whip Stick Lip Balm and Double Choc Lip Tint ($6.95 each) Available at LUSH, 859 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-5874 or
  • Ralph Lauren NOTORIOUS Eau De Parfum Natural Spray, $75, made with deep black currant, decadent chocolate cosmos and sensual patchouli musk. Available at Ralph Lauren, 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655 or at
  • Guerlain Gourmand Coquin Eau De Parfum, $255, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. A sprinkling of black peppercorns binding luscious chocolate, with a dash of rum, spice and cocoa bean with rose and voluptuous vanilla.
  • Demeter Fragrance Library cologne sprays in a variety of chocolate scents including Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Hershey's Kisses, $20 each. Sold at and select locations of Whole Foods and CVS.
  • Pacifica Mexican Cocoa Soy Candle, $6, Mexican Cocoa Perfume ($22) and solid perfume ($9). Available at Whole Foods, 30 W. Huron St., 312-932-9600 or on
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil matte bronzing powder with real cocoa, $28 at Sephora or
  • Philosophy Oh Lolli Lollipop Lip Shine Set (includes Fresh and Fruity Lollipop and Chewy Chocolate Lollipop flavors), $18 for the set. Sephora, 108 N. State St. Unit #134, 312-263-8688.
  • Organix Awakening Mocha Espresso Shampoo and Conditioner, $6.99 each, available at Walgreens, 30 N. Michigan Ave., 312-332-3540.
  • Deep chocolate massage with cocoa oil ($145), anti-aging chocolate facial with a chocolate mask ($140), red velvet mani ($55) and pedi ($85) with chocolate exfoliating scrub and vanilla bean paraffin treatment. Or, do it all with the chocolate decadence package for $375. The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago, 120 E. Delaware, 312-649-2340.
  • Crumbs cupcakes at 303 W. Madison ( Colossal Oh-La-La giant cupcake (serves 6-8), $35; Signature Valentines Day Collection: $45/dozen; classic size- $36/dozen; taste size- $18/dozen

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