Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Oxford Booming with Beloved Treats for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, and Oxford is overflowing with tasty treats and delicious desserts for a day dedicated to your sweetheart.

Holli's Sweet Tooth has customizable bags of candy as well as pre-made Valentine's Day-themed treats. Photos by Margaretta Carter
Holli’s Sweet Tooth has customizable bags of candy as well as pre-made Valentine’s Day-themed treats.

At Holli’s Sweet Tooth on the Square sits a large variety of everything tasty. Just in time for Valentines Day, they have themed candy as well as ice cream, cakes and their famous candy bar. They also provide special ordering where you can pick up a dozen chocolate covered strawberries made by Sugaree’s bakery, Chocolate Meringue pies, Heart Shaped cakes, Ding Dong cupcakes and Big Heart cookies.

Also for a great gift, they have 12- and six-count boxes of Vermont’s famous Birnn truffles in champagne, hazelnut, chocolate and many other flavors. At the candy bar, you can make your own bag of assorted candies for every special someone, including Valentines JuJus, Cupid Corn, Gummy Triple Hearts and Sour Sugar lips.

For convenience, they offer pre-packaged baggies of chocolate covered pretzels, pink and red gumballs, heart pops and candy hearts for a quick grab-and-run all under $5. Holli’s is sure to spark your sweet tooth, for the Valentine’s Day or any day.

DSC_0164City Grocery Group is most known for its bold flavors for lunch and dinner, but The Main Event catering company has some handcrafted treats wrapped up right in red and pink. These Valentine’s gift boxes will have two size options between a large and a small.

A large box has 12 french macarons, 12 red velvet cake bites and 12 chocolate covered pretzels and 12 white and dark chocolate heart pops. The small box includes 6 red velvet cake bites, 6 French macarons (6 different flavors), 3 white & 3 dark chocolate heart pops, and 6 white & dark chocolate covered pretzels, all in a white box with a red bow and gift tag.

The Main Event said they will take pre-orders online through Thursday and will accept walk-ins noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1005 N. Lamar Blvd. for all the last-minute gifters.

image6At Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on Jackson Avenue, you can find many assorted Granny Smith candied apples — but these are anything but your typical sugared fruit.

Ranging from English Toffee, Cheesecake and Pecan to Chocolate chip, M&M, Caramel with Butterfinger and Rocky Road, they are a perfect gift idea for your special someone on Valentine’s. Rocky Mountain is also taking pre-orders of chocolate covered strawberries for that dream date with Cupid.

With everything hand made on site, the chocolate covered strawberries are their most popular item and a sell out each year for the candy-centered holiday.

On University Avenue is Kelli’s Cakes & Confections on University Avenue is offering boxes of cookies, iced cookies, cupcakes dessert cakes, heart shaped cakes, cheesecakes and petit fours.

All at affordable prices, preordering your Valentines treats is easy by just calling and placing your order. Boxes of cookies ranging from Snickerdoodle, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin and Heath bar. Kelli’s offers the best arrangement of baked goods in Oxford!

Margaretta Carter is a staff reporter and can be reached at

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