A Woman’s Heart

Chocolates, Confectionery, Chocolate
Well we all know that Valentines Day is the day of fans and a day for giving gifts to those you care about but why is chocolate still the most popular gift given on Valentines Day? Why is chocolate is so closely associated with romance?
Since chocolate was brought to Europe it has been considered the food of love. The Spanish who brought it to Europe learnt about chocolate from the Aztecs. It was a European tradition that each year on the 14th of February young guys would court young ladies with flowers and gifts and because back then chocolate was rare and expensive it was not long before this was the favourite gift given by the rich and aristocratic who were able to supply this for the object of their affections. It wasn’t long however before the secret of chocolate got out and shortly chocolate houses were opening up across Europe, the finest of which were and are still in Belgium. While previously the best Belgian chocolates were only available to the very wealthy, nowadays it is much more affordable, so that everybody can enjoy them. More importantly they are cheap enough that you can give them to those you care about on Valentines Day and any other day of the year.
Well why is chocolate still so popular as a Valentines gift, is it just the marketing? Well, since Valentines Day was exported into the USA it’s been used to market everything from wrapping paper and cuddly toys to expensive items like jewellery. However why is it that the historic connection between chocolate and Valentines day has lasted the years? Well it seems there is more to it than just the, sweet, mouth watering feeling you get as it melts in your mouth leaving you wanting more and more… Scientists now know that such as coffee and tea, chocolate affects the chemical reactions already taking place in our brains. Unlike tea and coffee however is not just a stimulant, it contains phenyl-ethylamine that’s known to stimulate the release of dopamine in the brain released chocolate Enhances our pleasure centres and creates a feeling of Euphoria and raises the heart rate like that of a person in love or in the summit of an orgasm both of which should go down well with the recipient of your gift.
Now, despite all of its psychotropic properties and ancient reputation, chocolate will probably not make a girl fall in love with you but giving her something so delightful will definitely put you in her good books… Chocolate will also excite men’s pleasure centres so ladies don’t be shy to buy a box for your man, who knows what reaction you might get.

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