Foods that Hug You Back

Staff Writer
Foods that Hug You Back

Photo by Kelda Baljon

February 14th can be a sad and lonely day. Between all the hand-holding and heart-shaped chocolate boxes, things might get pretty nauseating. If you don’t have a significant other to wine and dine with, you’ll probably find yourself rethinking your wardrobe, diet and most recent haircut. But we think Valentine’s Day should be about loving yourself. Forget about that guy who doesn’t even know your name in your econ class, put down your textbook and throw away that kale salad — this holiday is about you.

Homemade chocolate
Photo by Katherine Baker

Photo by Katherine Baker

Why buy it at the store, when you can get the real deal at home?

Red velvet cookies (with a secret ingredient)
Photo by Jenny Shen

Photo by Jenny Shen

There’s more than meets the eye with these guys.

Lava cake
Photo by Katya Simkhovich

Photo by Katya Simkhovich

While it may seem reserved at first, once you spoon through the cold exterior you’ll find it’s really warm and affectionate deep down.

S’mores bars
Photo by Lynden Orr

Photo by Lynden Orr

Like an onion, (Shrek anyone?) this guy has multiple layers to him: hard and crisp at some points but mushy at others.

Hot chocolate
Photo by Alex Tom

Photo by Alex Tom

Who needs a guy’s jacket? A cup of hot cocoa will keep you warm on the coldest winter night.

Chocolate chip cookies
Photo by Kelda Baljon

Photo by Kelda Baljon

Safe and reliable, they will always be there to catch you when you fall. Thank you, Pillsbury Doughboy.

Cinnamon buns
Photo by Susanna Tuan

Photo by Susanna Tuan

Sure, they can be clingy, but it’s nice to feel wanted.

 Sugar cookies
Photo by Amanda Shulman

Photo by Amanda Shulman

No surprises here. What you see is what you get. A drama-free philosophy.

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