5 Vegan Bouquets You Can Eat 

5 Vegan Bouquets You Can Eat 

The annual day of love is looming, and florists are bracing themselves for the rush of customers ordering red roses for their loved ones. While a bouquet of red roses or other flowers is a perfectly acceptable gift, it is also entirely predictable. If you’re looking to snatch up something a little more original and fun—and even edible—look no further. We’ve rounded up the best alternative bouquets you should consider getting for that special someone for Valentine’s Day.

 

Breadstick Bouquet
Nothing expresses love more than stuffing your sweetheart’s face with fresh breadsticks. Luckily, Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden is offering carb-lovers the opportunity to make your own breadstick heaven on the most romantic day of the year. All you have to do is order the soft and perfectly-seasoned breadsticks to-go from your local Olive Garden, print and cut one of their premade Breadstick Bouquet wrappers (complete with sayings such as “Roses are red, violets are blue, here’s a bouquet of breadsticks I made just for you”), wrap the breadsticks inside, and present it to your true love. The most difficult part of the process will be fighting the urge to eat the breadsticks yourself before your big date.

 

Pickle Bouquet
You read that right: a bouquet made out of pickles. Because nothing says “kiss me” like a big, tangy dill. Boston, MA-based Grillo’s Pickles company originally created this one-of-a-kind arrangement, but if you’re feeling crafty, it’s simple to make your own for all the pickle lovers in your life. All you need to make the bouquet is a variety of pickles (think Italian dill, hot chips, and bread and butter) cut into spears or whole, along with some jalapeno and habanero peppers, fresh dill, garlic cloves, cucumbers slices, grape tomatoes, bamboo kabob skewers (for stems), and a pretty vase to throw them in. If we’re being honest here, this is our favorite bouquet of the bunch.

 

Veggie Bouquet
If your favorite person would rather snack on something more nourishing, this glorious bouquet of greens from Etsy is the perfect present for your vegetable-loving lover. Made to order, this vibrant arrangement is made of all the edible deliciousness the earth has to offer: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, whole jalapenos, green apples, and watermelon radish garnished with turnip greens, oak leaves, evergreen, and pine. You’ve got two sizes to choose from here (small or medium), but when it comes to all things plant-based, we say go big or go home.

 

Oreo Bouquet
Some say you can’t put a price on love, but if we had to, it would be around $72. This happens to be the price of the All Oreo Lovers Cookie Bouquet, available at Walmart. This sweet arrangement features 19 large packages of original Oreos (yes, they’re vegan) lovingly presented to resemble a flower arrangement in a vase made of more Oreos, and topped with a festive bow. Vegan cookie lovers, prepare to lose your minds.

 

Candy Bouquet
For a work of art that is slightly more traditional, try Sugarfina’s candy-coated flower bouquet. Made in Italy, it’s basically vegan chocolate covered in a delicate candy shell and made to look like flowers. The bouquet includes eight individual candy flowers attached to fabric-wrapped stems that turn them into an edible centerpiece. Given that they are made of candy, it’s possible these beautiful blooms won’t last as long as real flowers, but we love them nonetheless. This is Valentine’s Day done right.

 

Nicole Axworthy is the News Editor of VegNews and author of DIY Vegan who plans to treat herself to a breadstick bouquet for Valentine’s Day.

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