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Why We Give Chocolate

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day from Abberly Green, apartments in Mooresville, NC. Valentine’s Day, is almost synonymous with chocolate.  Is it because of tradition or because chocolate is the way to a women’s heart?

Why? Is it because of all the health benefits of chocolate? Is it because it is simply satisfying? Or, is it just the tradition of it all.

Chocolate has been referred to as “the food of the gods”. Montezuma, believed chocolate was an aphrodisiac. Christopher Columbus loved chocolate so much he brought it back from Americal to pay tribute to the queen.

In 1861, Richard Cadbury created the first ever heart-shaped box for Valentine’s Day. Here the tradition of giving chocolate on this romantic holiday began.  While women buy most of the chocolate all year long, men make the 75% of the chocolate purchases for Valentine’s Day.

But chocolate has some healthy traits too! The chemical phenylethylamine in chocolate leads to feelings of excitement, attraction and even pleasure.

So, enjoy the tradition, the romance and the health benefits of chocolate today.