In the month of luurrrvve we’ve introduced a special limited edition flavour to our offering of decadently delicious donut dustings for our decadently delicious, warm, freshly made circular morsels of scrumptiousness. The new flavour is…..Berry Ripe.
Available for a limited time only, Berry Ripe is a combination of strawberry, raspberry and rich smooth cacao with a hint of coconut and vanilla bean. It’s the perfect combo for Valentine’s Day.
As with the actual donut and all the bespoke whole fruit, vege and spice dustings; Berry Ripe is free from gluten, dairy, egg, wheat, yeast, nuts and sulphites and is 100% natural.
February has become known as the month of love of course because of Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to love and affection.
Whether you’re in a long-term relationship, a budding romance, or embracing self-love, or you just love the treats associated with Valentine’s Day (like donuts) this day provides an opportunity to express and celebrate the various forms of love that enrich our lives.
The origins of Valentine’s Day are rooted in both ancient Roman and Christian traditions. The day is named after St. Valentine, who lived during the Roman Empire. One legend suggests that St. Valentine defied an imperial decree by performing marriages for soldiers, who were forbidden to wed. Another tale tells of a note signed “from your Valentine,” written by St. Valentine to a young girl he befriended while imprisoned.
Over time, these stories evolved into the celebration of love that we recognize today. In the Middle Ages, February 14th became associated with the mating season of birds, further enhancing its romantic symbolism. By the 18th century, exchanging handmade cards and tokens of affection on Valentine’s Day had become a popular tradition in England. Today, the holiday has transcended borders and cultures, evolving into a day when people express their love and appreciation for one another.
Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day:
- Personalised Gestures: Instead of relying solely on gifts, consider personalized gestures that reflect your unique connection. Write a heartfelt letter, create a scrapbook of cherished memories, or compile a playlist of songs that hold special meaning for both of you.
- Quality Time: In our fast-paced lives, quality time often takes a backseat. Use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to spend meaningful time together. Plan a romantic dinner, take a scenic walk, or enjoy a cozy movie night at home. The key is to focus on each other and strengthen your bond.
- Acts of Kindness: Love extends beyond romantic relationships. Consider spreading love through acts of kindness. Send a thoughtful message (or a box of OMG! Donuts) to a friend, spend time with family, or volunteer in your community. Acts of kindness, not only benefit others but also contribute to a sense of fulfilment and joy.
While the OMG! Decadent Donut Berry Ripe flavour might only be available for a short time, the sentiments behind Valentine’s Day and expressing love can be continued all year. Small, consistent gestures can have a profound impact on any relationship. Regularly express appreciation, communicate openly, and find ways to support and uplift each other.
Valentine’s Day is a beautiful reminder to celebrate love in all its forms. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship, fostering friendships, or nurturing self-love, the essence of this day lies in expressing and appreciating the love that surrounds us. By understanding the history, embracing creative ways to celebrate, and incorporating love into our daily lives, we can make Valentine’s Day a meaningful and enriching experience for everyone involved. Ultimately, love is a powerful force that transcends a single day on the calendar—it is a lifelong journey of connection, growth, and shared joy.