Let’s Celebrate! Lunar New Year, Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day + Savings

A fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart. It leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existence about you, and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one. – Jane Eyre

Dear Customers,

Lunar New Year, Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day are all reasons to plan something special this week. And while we love all the yummy snack foods and tasty sandwiches that may be enjoyed on game day and the fun, flavourful Asian feasting on Lunar New Year, our hearts actually lay with the holiday of love and romance. Below are gift suggestions for Valentine’s Day along with romantic food ideas and savings.

Herma’s Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Weighted Heart Shaped Pillow

Hugging this weighted heart is similar to a human hug and can even provide soothing relief for aches and pains with its warming and cooling capabilities. This pillow can be heated up in a microwave or be placed in the fridge to cool for tender, loving, care.

Pink Tinted Wine Glasses & Decanter with Gold Plated Rims

Life looks a lot rosier when you sip from these gold-rimmed glasses. Tinted a delicate pink, this set of 2, 14-ounce crystal wine glasses with gold plated rims and matching decanter will make a lovely gift – a timeless gift that will act as a talisman for beautiful love shared this Valentine’s Day.

*From the same company find Wedding Champagne Flutes and Starlight Stemless Champagne Flutes adorned with a celestial pattern.

Festive Chocolates

There are many exciting chocolates to choose from at Herma’s including the Chococo Chocolate Lobster which contains 47% Colombia single origin milk chocolate and won the 2023 Gold Great Taste Award. Handcrafted in Dorset, it is rich and creamy with bright top notes. And for cookies we suggest the Shortbread Company’s Mini Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread Cookies. Yum!

Mocha Martini Cocktail Mix & LSA Martini Cocktail Glassware

Enjoy Gal-entine’s Day with special cocktails. At Herma’s we have a wonderful selection of cocktail mixes and barware that will have you drinking in style. Pictured is 1pt Mocha Martini Cocktail Mix…the making of this drink requires the eye-opening combination of vodka, coffee, and – in this case – subtle, velvety chocolate. Take that, Early-Night-In!

Valentine’s Day Celebration Sale

Sets of four LSA Crystal Glassware from Poland is 50% off now until 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.
Find Balloon Glasses, Martini Glasses, Craft Beer Glasses, Grand Cru Glasses and Cocktail Saucers at Herma’s, while supply lasts

Valentine’s Day Menu Suggestion…

This meal only requires you to warm up and serve food. This will allow you to spend time making love rather than making dinner. Bon Appetit! 

*The French often serve their cheese after dinner which is what we think would be a wonderful finish to this delicious meal.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Cheese is a delicious gift that can be shared, before or after dinner, or perhaps as an indoor picnic by the fire. More unique than a typical box of chocolates, a well-thought-out cheese plate is dreamy when indulging in a luxurious arrangement of silky, rich and creamy cheese accompanied by chocolate.

Special for Valentine’s Day…

Coeur du Berry 

Coeur du Berry by Fromagerie Jacquin is a heart-shaped goat’s milk cheese that is made in the small village of La Vernelle, South of the Loire River. This cheese is an ode to the neighboring village of Saint Valentin. It has a greyish-blue wrinkly natural rind and an oozy white pâte that is striking. Its milky aroma is refreshing and its mild tangy and savoury flavour with subtle notes of hazelnut and strawberry is delightful.

L’Attrappe Cœur

This is a heart-shaped brie from Gatineau, Québec that has a velvety bloomy rind reminiscent of white mushrooms and a milky and chalky paste that may ooze as it ripens to perfection. Mild, chalky and fresh when young, it develops beautiful aromas of mushrooms and root vegetables when ripe.

Honey Blue Cheese

This is an Italian pasteurized cow’s milk blue cheese aged with wildflower mead and then covered with beeswax.

*Mead is a type of alcoholic beverage made from fermenting honey with water.

Other Valentine’s Day Picks for your Cheese Tray

  • Fruit Spreads…KEW Cherry with Amaretto Jam – Salt Spring Kitchen Co. Sour Cherry, Rhubarb & Rosemerry Fruit Spread (Pairs well with Blue Cheese, Brie, chocolate cake and cocktails.) – Strawberry & Champagne Jam (Thursday Cottage or The Wooden Spoon) – Welsh Lady Champagne Marmalade (Great Taste Award)
  • Charcuterie…Papille Rosette de Lyon Red Wine Sausages and Champagne Sausages would be lovely with your Valentine’s Day Cheese Tray along with Don Jose’s Serrano Ham. 
  • Sweets…Fraktals – Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread Cookies – Italian Soft Amaretti Cookies – McCrea’s Handcrafted Caramels
  • Manoucher Baguette and The Fine Cheese Co. Crackers

Especially sensuous and delicious on Valentine’s Day? Fondue and Baked Brie

*Find Gruyere, Emmentaler, L’Etivaz and round Bries in our Cheese Shop.

Taleggio, Gorgonzola and Chateau de Bourgogne should also arrive by the weekend!

Just arrived!

Finoocchiona Toscana IGP (Fennel Salami)

Finocchiona Toscana IGP is one of the most famous and celebrated cured meats in Tuscany. The designation of IGP means that its production is strictly regulated, using only high-quality pork from Italy. Its reputation dates back to the Middle Ages as it was enjoyed by the Medici family and also Leonardo Da Vinci. This beautiful salami’s unique Tuscan flavour of spice and fennel comes to fruition during its aging process.

Have Fennel Salami or Prosciutto sliced to perfection in our Cheese Shop.

Ordering a Cheese & Charcuterie Platter

To have a cheese and charcuterie platter lovingly assembled at Herma’s call 905-885-9250 or stop by. Please give us a day and a half notice. 

  • Game Day Cheese & Charcuterie Platter (Sunday) – Order by Friday at Noon
  • Romantic Valentine’s Day Cheese & Charcuterie Platter (Wednesday) – Order by Monday at Noon

Of course, Janis will be in our Cheese Shop this weekend to provide you with all sorts of expert advice as to how to assemble your own tray. She loves to share her wealth of information. 

A Super Bowl Sunday Spread

Our shopping List…

Piccard’s Chip Covered Peanuts -Tortilla Chips – Cheddar Cheese including Fiery Spice from Coombe Castle – Gouda – Mrs. Renfro’s Salsas (wide variety) – Salt Spring Kitchen’s Pickled Jalapeños (Add them to your favourite dishes, from tacos and sandwiches to omelettes and pizzas.) – Hawkshead Relish Company Chillie Jam – Hawkshead Relish Company Hot Garlic Pickle Relish – Herma’s Beer Cheese Spread – Manoucher’s Baguette – Olives – Gherkins – Venison, Summer, Bison and Hot & Spicy Salami

Smoke Show Jalapeño Sauces

Elevate your game day feasting with these sauces.

Smoke Show Jalapeño Hot Sauce contains a delicious blend of lightly smoked jalapeño peppers and a hint of Canadian maple syrup. This sauce is smokey, spicy and subtly sweet making it the perfect sauce for anything that needs a kick. Try on sandwiches, pizza, oysters, mixing as a marinade or salad dressing for a sweet kick. 

Smoke Show Jalapeño Barbecue Sauce is inspired by Southern barbecue flavours. The mix of Cajun spices, apples, and smoked jalapeños brings a nice balance of sweet and spicy – great on anything. Try on pork ribs, steak, grilled chicken, and even eggs in the morning. 

Smoke Show Jalapeño Dijonnaise is the ultimate marriage of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise. Made with smoked jalapeño peppers, this Dijonnaise sauce is packed full of flavour with just enough kick to keep you coming back for more. Try on a sandwich, salmon, use it as a marinade, salad dressing and more.

Smoke Show Jalapeño Ranch is perfectly balanced, spicy and tangy, and unbelievably addicting. Try as a dipping sauce for wings, vegetables and on top of pizza and potatoes, the possibilities are endless.  

photo by Jellycat

Savings at Herma’s – Making way for NEW merchandise!

Find various items for sale on our sale trolley. Also enjoy 50% savings on Cuisipro Kitchen Tools, Joseph Joseph Folio Cutting Boards and more

That’s a Wrap! Giftwrapping policies

  • All non-sale items purchased at Herma’s may be wrapped beautifully for $10 per box.
  • Gift Certificates are offered with complimentary gift wrap.
  • Call 905-885-9250 to inquire about Custom Gift Baskets.
  • Gift baskets may be delivered to either Cobourg or Port Hope for a small fee.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and may happiness and prosperity be yours this Lunar new year! 


Meredith Ender
Communication Coordinator
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts