Your Surprise Valentine’s Day Review


A second competition for you today, and unfortunately I’ve been remiss and it won’t end on time for you to win your prize in time for Valentines day – but I’ll still tell you about it, so you can still buy before the 8th – the final day for shipping – to receive your Valentine’s goodies from

My husband has a rather sweet tooth, so I decided to order him a box of chocolates, but rather than buying something regular, I thought a personalised chocolate gift would go down a treat.

I chose the Chocolate Bonbons from your surprise, and we received a box with 15 heart shaped chocolates and a personalised greeting card.

Now, this is more expensive than your average box of Cadbury’s at Sainsbury’s – in fact the15 treats in this box will cost you £21 including delivery, but they do make a very unique gift.

Getting it personalised is very easy too – you upload your image, add your message and place your order… simple as.

I’ve written about Your Surprise’s chocolate before, so I’ll quote myself here:

“The top layer is always white chocolate, and you can choose plain white, milk or dark for the rest of the chocolate. I’m not a lover of white chocolate, so I was a bit concerned that it was going to ruin the yum for me, but it absolutely did not. It’s so hard in a sponsored blog post to convey sincerity, because you could just think I love the chocolate because I have to. And it’s true, I could. But behind closed doors, there are no secrets, and here’s the embarrassing truth: My husband and I shared the chocolate card while Ameli was sleeping so we didn’t have to share.”

Just one word of warning: when you upload a picture, make sure it’s a dark image. We used this one, and unfortunately Ameli isn’t very clear on the printed chocolates due to the white background. But then, it’s still a great gift.

By the way, PlayPennies have an exclusive discount code for 10% off any Valentines goodies from YourSurprise until the 14th of February.


So, it’s going to be too late for Valentines day, but then, is it ever too late for chocolate? To win a box of these chocolates, leave a comment below saying what picture you’d use to decorate them and why?

For an additional entry, (which is not compulsory, and is not sponsored by Facebook and which has nothing to do with Facebook or its employees) you can like YourSurprise on Facebook, and leave a message on their wall saying I’ve sent you.

This competition finishes at 23:59 on 20 February 2012 and the winner will be randomly drawn.

And the winner is:




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68 thoughts on “Your Surprise Valentine’s Day Review


    I would put my 3 children on a picture 🙂

  2. merryl cain-o'grady

    i would have pictures of my son as he is growing up so fast its nice to have memories

  3. Jane Paddey

    I would use a picture of my two children Amy-Leigh and Natalie xx

  4. Jen Rogers

    My lovely cat!

  5. Maria Knight

    I would choose the photo of my fiance asleep holding our son when he was just 2 days old-they are both the loves of my life x

  6. Clare Wood

    I’d put a picture of My girls on them to give to MIL as she doesn;t see the girls that much

  7. Karen Barrett

    A picture of the Union Jack for my sister in Oz who will be 50 next week!! ;0)

  8. Ruth Tesdale

    I would put a picture of our grandson and give them to my husband as he is our greatest shared joy.

  9. I’d use a picture of a beautiful sunset. I would feel bad about eating chocolates with pictures of people on!
    Alison’s last blog post ..Pancakes For Pancake Day

  10. Melanie Edjourian

    a gorgeous piccy of flowers, then i can give them to my mum on mothers day, she would love them 😉


    me and me dad when he walked me down the aisle

  12. lynsey

    a photo of my holiday last year – I broke my foot at the start of the second week and so couldnt enjoy it as much at least this way I can enjoy eating it!


    my daughter as a baby picking her nose for her 18th : )

  14. Solange

    A picture of my 7 week old niece

  15. Sean

    My wedding photo’s 😀 id give them to my wife

  16. Kerrie

    commented on fb page!

  17. Kerrie

    i would put a picure o my little for her mama’s birthday 😀

  18. katherine grieve

    I would use a picture of me and my best friend as it is her birthday next month and she would LOVE these!

  19. Cheryl M

    A picture of me holding flowers and champagne, because that would be a real picture of mother’s day giving!

  20. Sarah-Jane Laycock

    I would have a picture of my grinning dog for the novelty factor xxx

  21. Victoria C

    I’d put my recent wedding photo on, we had a try at steel drums. I was hysterical because we were do bad. The photo captures the laughter entirely!

  22. Marta P

    Picture of my little boy for his birthday party

  23. Cheryll H

    Liked an left message on FB 🙂

  24. Cheryll H

    A beautiful piccie of my 3 girls – would give it to OH on our anniversary 🙂


    Have liked YourSurprise on Facebook and told them you sent me


    A picture of my dog becuase I love him as much as I love chocolate

  27. Liz Simpson

    I’d use a picture of a poisonous frog in the hope it would put everyone else off trying them.

  28. Joanne B

    oooh lovely – was going to say I’d have a pic of the kids on them, but that might be a bit weird eating my kids! lol


    My daughter because she’s so lovely I could eat her!

  30. A picture of a syringe because I’m addicetd to chocolate.

  31. Jenny Price

    I’d have a picture of a spider to put everyone else off eating them – all for me.

  32. Amy

    I’d have a picture of my fiance and I from the holiday on which we got engaged

  33. Joanna Coleshill

    I’d use a picture from our wedding day, it was only 6 months ago but already seems like ages so it would be a lovely treat!

  34. Debbie Bird

    I would use a picture of my cats Patchy and Mrs Kat because they look so sweet when they sleep together

  35. emma jackson

    I’d put a sexy picture of mark twain on mine, for my husband of course >.>

    • Hi Emma,

      We really hope you and your husband will enjoy the chocolate bonbons.


  36. Zoe G

    I would have a picture of our dog and cat on them, my son would love that

  37. Helen Porter

    id use a picture of me when i graduated as i didnt really cellebrate because i was heavily pregnant feel like i missed out a bit!!

  38. val young

    I would have a picture of my six month old grandson, he is so scrummy I could eat him!

  39. Chris

    I’d have a picture of pizza on mine. Chocolate and pizza, my husband’s two favourite foods!

  40. Jo Young

    I’ve liked and posted on Facebook

  41. Jo Young

    I would use a photo of the 4 of us from our last holiday 🙂
    I follow you on Twitter @BoostieBoo

  42. svetlana

    picture of my puppy

  43. kirstine meredith

    We renew our wedding vows next year so a picture of us would be fab or one of us and the kids would be great 🙂


    I would choose a picture of my daughters and give it to my husband for his birthday

  45. Thomas Sibley

    I would use a picture of my late grandad and give them to my Nan

  46. hoops120

    I’d use a photo of my nephews and give them to my mum for mothers day. She’s 88 and adores her family. I’m only afraid she’d think they were too good to eat!

  47. Luisa Lauren

    I would use a picture of me, and then give them to my husband and children as I will be going away with a friend for five nights in March. its the first time I will have been away without them, and we are all not looking forward to it really, so that would be a nice present to leave them. x

  48. tracy nixon

    I would leave them blank so we could each write our own little love note on them and give them to one another. Sometimes it is lovely to exchange a special word or two!

  49. Val S

    I’d use one of my flower photos – for Mothers Day gift to a mum who is allergic to flowers but loves chocolates 🙂

  50. foz

    I would choose a romantic picture of myself and my husband.

  51. I’d put a picture of myself on the chocoates, and give them to my gorgeous partner, to see if he would feel guilty seeing my face and eating them all! and maybe then he would save me one!! As he has never shared chocolate with me ever, he loves it too much, more than me it seems haha <3

  52. Amelia Kennedy

    I’d use a picture of myself and my husband at our “secret” Gretna Green wedding last June!

  53. Rhonda

    A photo of me and my partner at our engagement party.

  54. Farhana Haque

    I’d use our wedding photos


    Mine and my husband’s photo, taken by our son, in Longleat. It happened to be one of the best!

  56. Holly Green

    I’d choose a picture of my other half and me when we first got together – we were 19 and 20! Or, if I could get hold of a good picture, I’d use a photo of OH’s sister and her fiance to give them as a unique wedding gift when they get married this year.

  57. Fiona Martin

    I think I’d use a picture of our wedding day – a good way to bring back the memories.

  58. Carolina J.

    Posted an their FB page.

  59. Carolina J.

    Mine and my husband’s photo, taken by our son, in Longleat. It happened to be one of the best!

  60. Victoria Langley

    liked on fb and left the message 🙂 already like your page on fb xx

  61. Victoria Langley

    I would use a pic of our dog, he’s the light of the whole families life. He is not by any means pampered, he is very well trained and knows his place but he is loved dearly. Cuddles, hugs, walks and games are on tap all day even if naughty treats are not. He in return is the sweetest tempered, well mannered dog I have met. He does not bark, NEVER growls and only very occasionally jumps up. Would no dream of chewing something that was not his and even a child can take food or a toy off him he just wags his tail all the time. In return we all love him, so I would put him xx

  62. Val Pownall

    A pic of my beautiful granddaughter. She’s just like chocolate – a very lovely, gorgeous, sweet little thing, and I can’t resist her! 🙂

  63. I just found a picture of me and my husband when we were dating and we look so young! I’d love to use that picture to remind us of that happy time.
    Rebecca B’s last blog post ..Sunday Surf: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

  64. I would use a photo of my little boy to decorate some chocolates for his Daddy’s birthday next month. I have posted on FB as Pippa Ainsworth
    Red Rose Mummy’s last blog post ..Snow Fun


    I would choose a picture of me and hubby on our wedding day 😀 following on fb as Helen e Harris

  66. Hi
    I’d use a picture of my beautiful nearly 9mo with his face covered in food – it would mean you wouldn’t mind if you got a bit of chocolate on your face while eating them, because the full-body experience is clearly the best way to enjoy food…
    Helen Lloyd’s last blog post ..From the outside

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