Bread Over Heels: Olive Garden Is Selling Breadstick Bouquets for Valentine’s Day

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If your partner thinks biting down into the buttery, garlicky goodness of an Olive Garden breadstick beats just about every other experience on Earth, consider your search for the perfect gift over: Olive Garden is selling breadstick bouquets this Valentine’s Day.

According to People, the beloved Italian-American chain launched the bouquets online only in 2019, and will now offer a limited supply in each restaurant starting February 13. If you’re racking your brains for the perfect words to express your love for your partner, this gift might solve that conundrum, too—the bouquets feature cute, clever sayings like “We belong together like spaghetti and meatballs” and “Love is letting you have the last breadstick.”

For a touch of sweetness after your breadstick bonanza, you can also purchase a purple box filled with after-dinner mints and this brief poem:

“Roses are red Violets are blue Here’s a box of mints I made just for you!”

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Breadsticks and mints can easily be enough to satisfy your sweetheart on February 14, but it’s possible they might also want a more well-rounded meal. In that case, you can check out Olive Garden’s “Valentine’s Dinner for 2 ToGo,” a shareable feast with prices starting at $35. In addition to a breadstick bouquet and box of mints, you’ll get a choice of soup or salad, five-cheese marinara or alfredo dipping sauce, baked ziti or chicken alfredo, and mousse cake or tiramisu for dessert.

If you don’t have an Olive Garden in your area, you can also download versions of the breadstick bouquet wrapper [PDF] and mint box [PDF] that you print out and fold on your own.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy carb-loading.

[h/t People]