Over $1,000,000,000.00 of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day. This is in addition to other purchases of flowers and jewelry.
Over $1,000,000,000.00 of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day. This is in addition to their Valentine’s Day purchases of flowers and jewelry for the ladies in their lives.
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!
Lucy Van Pelt in Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
Chocolate has been considered divine, valuable, and decadent since it was first discovered. The first chocolate candies were concocted by Cadbury in the 1860s. They were also the first to put them in a heart shaped box for Valentine’s Day. In a survey conducted by Debra Waterhouse, author of Why Women Need Chocolate, the data found: 97% of women reported cravings, 68% of which are for chocolate, 50% would choose chocolate over sex, and 22% were more likely than men to choose chocolate as a mood elevator.
Elaine Sherman, aka ‘Madame Chocolate’, once wrote, “Chocolate is heavenly, mellow, sensual, deep, dark, sumptuous, gratifying, potent, dense, creamy, seductive, suggestive, rich, excessive, silky, smooth, luxurious, celestial. Chocolate is downfall, happiness, pleasure, love, ecstasy, fantasy… chocolate makes us wicked, guilty, sinful, healthy, chic, happy.”
On Valentine’s Day, nothing says “I LOVE YOU” more clearly than a box of chocolates.
Some of the best chocolate on the island is found at our local Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Be sure to check out what Sandy Carroll has created for Valentine’s Day. Peterbrooke is located in the Publix Shopping Center on Amelia Island.