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Better than flowers: 5 food bouquet ideas for Valentine’s Day

They say that the way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and if you don’t have any creative plans for your sweetheart yet, don’t worry: we’ve got your back.

Recently, a Filipino couple set social media abuzz – Annika Aguinaldo and Rico Villanueva, after a cute grand gesture that made folks all over the world kilig. Rico surprised Annika with a chicken nugget bouquet just because she doesn’t like flowers. The story was picked up even by international news agencies and websites.

Thanks to Rico, this has sparked ideas on how to make your partner happy this Valentine’s day in a creative, and delicious way – without going broke. Move over floral arrangements! Food bouquet is the big thing this love season!

We’ve rounded up some of the best edible bouquet ideas perfect for Valentine’s day, along with an estimated budget for each.

1) Bacon Bouquet

Who doesn’t like bacon? Crispy, fried to perfection pork strips would definitely make your bae’s day on the 14th. Bacon packs on the grocery store range from P113 to P250, depending on the number of baconettes you plan to create. You just have to roll them up nicely, fry until golden brown, recreate a floral arrangement and voila! You have a bacon bouquet for the bae!

2) Chocolate Bouquet
Does your partner have a sweet tooth? He or she might appreciate this more than a fresh bunch of flowers. You can easily put this together on your own just by finding the right chocolate and candy packs by the grocery store. Collectively, this may cost around P500 to P1,500. Can be a bit pricey, but hey, who doesn’t like chocolates, right?
3) Strawberry-dipped Bouquet
There’s truly nothing more sweet and sophisticated than seeing fresh, strawberries coated in chocolate flavor. Prices at Fruitquet Philippines start at P850, for their Dipped Strawberry Supreme. 

4) Alcohol Bouquet

Wine, alcohol and booze because wine not? If he or she is a bit adventurous and loves to indulge in good alcoholic beverage, this is your best bet for Valentine’s Day. You can get creative by customizing his or her fave drinks, including Jager bombs, Rhum Coke, Vodka, or anything that goes along with his or her booze preference and of course, your budget. Warning: Terrible hangover ahead!


5) Fried Chicken Bouquet

And last, but not the least, is every Filipino’s fast food staple – chicken. Whether your bae loves Chicken Joy, McChicken or KFC Original, you’ll never go wrong with a fancy fried chicken arrangement. Just make sure you won’t forget the gravy!

Bucket prices range from P400-700 from local fast food chains.



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