For many people, Valentine’s Day is all about the love and romance. While some people might be looking for those last-minute gifts, others have planned grand, romantic gestures. In some cases, a few couples might be making a lifetime commitment during the most romantic time of the year. Is food the best way to put a ring on it?
Whether it is a movie scene or something dreamt, the idea of the engagement ring hidden in a dessert, glass of champagne or just served on a platter has the making of story to be told over and over. While no one wants that sparkler to be doused in chocolate, the reality is that food can be the backdrop to that epic proposal.
Recently, a Hungry Howies survey showed that the top three foods to hide a ring in are pizza, salad and a burger or sandwich. This list is far from the common scene in a rom-com. Who hasn’t seen the restaurant carefully slip that ring into a dessert course?
But, the concept is clear. Some people are serving a proposal around the day of romance. Sweet, savory or something in between, many people are hoping that this tale as old as time is one moment in an epic romance.
Panera took a non-sweet approach this year. Its promotion is a Panera Baguette Ring giveaway which is starting on February 14. The restaurant brand will be giving away a baguette style ring. Although not really served in a baguette or bread bowl, the play on words could inspire some other grand romantic gestures.
Just think of the food puns with this type of romantic gesture. But, it might be best to avoid the loaf around reference.
And, even Popeyes is taking a new approach for that loving feeling. Although no proposal is needed, some people can score some free food.
According to Popeyes, on February 11, “first 100 people to post a kissing photo with the Popeyes balcony in the background on Twitter and Instagram with #FakeBalconyRealLove” will receive a food promo code for “free* 2pc signature chicken with $5+ purchase offer on the Popeyes app or Popeyes.com.”
Even though that Popeyes balcony moment might not be a scene from Romeo and Juliet, it is another example of putting a ring on it with food is a Valentine’s Day theme. For someone who wants to have that princess moment, it could be a fantasy come true.
A quick scan of all the Disney Parks Valentine’s Day desserts show that nod to the fairy tale romance. Although those treats do not have to be eaten in front of Cinderella’s Castle, the desserts have that romantic gesture.
Why not take some inspiration from that proposal cupcake. From the pink colored desserts to the over the top flavors, those Disney Parks Valentine’s Day desserts set the romantic tone. It may not guarantee a happily ever after, but it will be a moment to remember.
While there might not be a final definitive answer whether putting a ring on it with food this Valentine’s Day is the right or wrong answer, there is one grain of truth in this whole discussion. Your true love will know how to create that perfect moment and the food served with it will create a memory to last a lifetime.