Interactive Google Doodle turns users into Valentine’s Day chocolatiers

14 Feb 2014

Today's Valentine's Day Google Doodle

Google is inviting users to take a bite out of Valentine’s Day by creating their own box of chocolates via an interactive Google Doodle.

The stylised Google logo on the search giant’s homepage features a couple with a heart between them. A ‘play’ button sits on the heart, and when a user clicks on it, he or she is taken to a scene featuring an empty chocolate box and a chopping board containing ingredients.

By clicking on the arrows above and below the three sets of ingredients, users can select what goes into their chocolate creations, from white and dark chocolate, to walnuts and almonds, cherries and raspberries, gummy bears and sprinkles, to salt and an ant. Yes, an ant. Once the chocolates are put together, they pop into the box when the user clicks on the arrow to the right of the board.

Upon completion, the chocolates are boxed up in a Google Valentine’s Day box, and wrapped in a bow.

Google also provides the chocolate maker with a link he or she can use to share the box of chocolates. When that link is clicked, the box of chocolates appears, and clicking on the box opens it to reveal a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ message. Clicking on an individual chocolate as it comes out of the box reveals its ingredients, too.

Valentine's Day Google Doodle

Clicking through today’s Valentine’s Day Google Doodle brings a user to a make-your-own-chocolates setup

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic