Roses and chocolates still a classic choice for Valentine's Day

The classic combination of flowers and chocolate proved popular on February 13, as shops were bombarded with those rushing to find their loved ones something special to show their affection on Valentine’s Day. 

Tamar Valley Roses co-owner and retail manager Megan Lee said the St John Street store had been “very busy”.

“At this stage, there’s a strong chance we may sell out completely,” Ms Lee said.

Ms Lee said red roses were the most popular choice as they traditionally conveyed love, romance, and passion, but that each rose had a special meaning.

Yellow roses could mean friendship, joy, and happiness, but could also mean true love, Ms Lee said.

Pink roses could convey admiration, and white meant innocence and purity.

Cocobean Chocolate’s Chantelle Fair said sales for Valentine’s Day had been “going very well”.

“We’ve had a lot of people quickly rushing in at lunchtime,” Ms Fair said.

“I think it’s fair to say we’ll sell out, maybe not until [Valentine’s Day] though.”