Every year there is an escalation in romantic interest as February, the Month of Hearts, approaches, and the scent of Valentine's Day begins to waft in the air. Here at Bloom we look at how the everyday things you love, like coffee, smoothies and macaroni cheese are making a special appeal for Valentine's day.
1. Say it with a smoothie
Innocent has launched an alternative Valentine gift idea this year...
This is no ordinary Innocent Smoothie, but a cheeky blend of strawberries, bananas and... love! A charming concept for Valentine's Day where you can 'Make your own Valentine's Smoothie' via Innocent's website, giving your Valentine an extra special personalised delicious treat.
2. Coffee loving through augmented reality
Starbucks in America has launched a ‘Starbucks Cup Magic - Here's to all the relationships in your life worth celebrating.’
They have rolled out some heart-adorned cups to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you have the Starbucks Cup Magic app and put the cup within your phone’s field of vision, your phone will display images of heart-shaped flower petals flying off the cup. You can also send a video of the scene to your beloved via email or Facebook.
3. Philanthropic love
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is taking love sharing to the next level by offering to send positive emotion tweets and Macaroni & Cheese to the needy as part of the charitable ‘Golden Voice of Love’ effort.
The new campaign features the brand’s ‘Golden Voice’, Ted Williams, calling KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese’s loyal fans to help hungry people in the USA. The brand is encouraging the public to tag their V-Day tweets with #VoiceOfLove from February 12-14. These posts will immediately appear in Mr. Williams’ virtual mailbox—then he will select a number of tweets and record them in a video in his great soulful voice, which will be then posted to the brand’s YouTube Channel. Each tweet with this Valentine tag will result in a donation of 100 boxes of KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese to Feeding America organisation.
4. Branded love
The makers of Marmite are ‘spreading the love’ with the release of three limited edition signed e-cards on facebook designed by artist and Marmite fan, Pete Fowler, with messages such as "You're the crumpet to my Marmite" - only real lovers would appreciate.
5. Sweet gifts for your sweetheart
After last year's Glamour Glaze Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, we've been eagerly anticipating this years Valentine related donught delight from Krispy Kreme. And this Valentine they’re offering 3 holiday themed doughnuts to choose from–Heart with Sprinkles, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, and the Drizzled Heart.