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Healthy Valentine’s

February 13, 2015

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Spring is in the air and so is the Valentine’s Day. More than half of the English speaking world is planning to celebrate the most romantic day of the year and the retailers are eager to cash in.

Over $20 billion will be spent this year on Valentine’s gifts, with half of people going for chocolate sweets. But it was not always so. The prudish Victorians adored the notion of courtly love, yet they showered each other with elaborate cards and spring flowers. It was Richard Cadbury, a famous British chocolatier, who persuaded them chocolate is the way to other peoples’ hearts. While improving the technique of more palatable chocolate drink, he ended up with an excess cocoa butter. Richard prudently used the leftovers to create what we call today chocolate. He cunningly presented it packed in beautifully decorated boxes of Cupids and roses and soon took over the Valentine’s Day. The heart-shaped box took a life on its own. People started using them to store dear memories, from locks of hair to love letters and many are still treasuring the heart-shaped containers as the family heirloom.

As for the chocolate, the way to show we care for the heart of our bellowed is equally important. Dark chocolate is the one that proved to be healthy for their hearts.

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