People tend to complain about how early the Christmas season starts but you hardly ever hear people complaining but the early Valentine's Day onslaught. The day after New Year's is when the party hats and sparkling grape juice come down off the shelves and the big red hearts go up. I guess in January people are still so shell shocked from the last two months of holly-jollyness that they welcome the change.
Which is what brings us to the season's first super hero Valentine's Day candy. Not up for the next holiday yet? Have an army? Well, no matter, these guys have a Hulk:
The perfect prep for your class' "everyone gets one" Valentine's Day party is brought to you by the Avengers. A bag of 24 plastic hearts containing the only four Avengers anyone cares about is now available for you to give to your 24 true loves.
They've even paired up to help get things going. At this point you may be worried that inside the well branded plastic hearts lurk boring, generic candy...Smarties or the like. But don't worry, our heroes still have a special place inside our hearts...
...just not a particularly photogenic one. As you may or may not be able to see for the picture, the candies include likeness of (from left to right) Iron Man's helmet, Thor's hammer Mjölnir and the Hulk's face. Captain America's face and/or shield? I couldn't find it.
So break out your red construction paper and start decorating your shoe boxes.