Category Archives: Chocolate History

The Story Behind Your Valentine’s Chocolates

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with romance, of course. But of the millions who celebrate the popular holiday for lovers each year, how many actually know the rich history behind it? There are several competing theories on the origins of Valentine’s Day. Some say its beginnings can be found in the Middle Ages, when many believed that birds mated for life on Feb. 14. To commemorate the spirit of companionship, people would send love letters on that day. Others say we owe our celebration to the ancient Roman […]

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A Brief History of Chocolate

Chocolate has been a favorite of man for thousands of years. Ancient people brewing the seeds of the cacao tree into a yummy beverage was the beginning of the wide assortment of chocolates that we enjoy today. Once chocolate was discovered by European conquests, it became a treat only the wealthiest could afford. Not only was chocolate expensive, but it was bitter. Sugar and spices used to sweeten it were expensive too and out of the common man’s reach. It was in the 1800’s that the industrial […]

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The Newest Health Food

There are now even more reasons for chocolate lovers to rejoice! As more amazing research news comes in about chocolate, the substance is moving from a bad-for-you candy to an important health food. Those of us who had always continued to indulge in occasional chocolate treats can stop feeling guilty and now easily justify our cravings. You may have already heard that chocolate contains beneficial flavonoids and antioxidents. Flavonoids are naturally-occurring compounds found in plant foods that are full of recognized health benefits. There are more than […]

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Chocolate Is Great

It seems that everyone likes chocolate, it has an effect that everyone likes, and a taste the no one ever forgets. There is a chocolate lover in all of us. Everyone has their own favorite flavor of chocolate. For some, their favorite flavor is very sweet. Others desire a more dark and bitter taste. Some people crave white chocolate. It doesnÂ’t matter what your chocolate taste are, there is a chocolate out there perfect for you. The aroma of chocolate tantalizes taste buds, and the creamy melt-in-your […]

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