Chocolate and Valentine’s Day…mated for life

Opened red heart-shaped box of chocolates with a bow wrapped around it

We can already feel the love in the air; after all, it is Valentine’s Day in just few days.

Did you know…Richard Cadbury introduced the first Valentine’s Day heart-shaped candy box in 1861? Wow! Today, more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold each year. That totals 58 million pounds of chocolate.

A little later, chocolate pioneer Milton Hershey, who started as a caramel maker in 1894 began covering his caramels with sweet chocolate. In 1907, Hershey launched production of tear-dropped shaped “kisses,” so-called because of the smooching noise the chocolate made as it was manufactured. Mass-produced at an affordable cost, the kisses were advertised as “a most nourishing food!”

Whether you Valentine’s Day plans are to spend a quite evening alone doing what you enjoy, giving flowers, or dinner and a date, what a perfect day to surprise yourself or your partner with loads of chocolate!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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