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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Valentine Chocolates

Valentines day is just around the corner and its time to start thinking about your valentine. One of the most popular gifts to give your valentine is chocolate and flowers. Chocolates are the perfect valentines gift for both men and women. Women generally perefer the gourmet assortments, while men favor the chocolate covered cherries.

How did chocolate become so popular for Valentines Day. Chocolate is known as the food of the gods. Did you know chocolate contains PEA, a chemical thought to be very similar to chemicals released in the brain when people fall in love? Chocolate also raises levels of critical brain chemicals called beta endorphins that have an affect similar to "runners high".

There is nothing wrong with indulging in great chocolate once in a while. If you're going to indulge, why not get the best? So this Valentines Day get the richest, most delicious, expensive gourmet chocolate you can find, and have a ball.

Is there a right or wrong way to eat chocolate? Some people think so. While you don't have to go through extreme rituals like a wine connoisseur you should pay attention to what you are doing and not just gulp it down. Fine gourmet chocolates can be appreciated more when you use a few simple techniques:
1. Start with a clean palate. Don't eat anything sweet or bitter before you eat chocolate, this will make your tastebuds insensitive to the taste of the chocolate. The best thing to do is to drink something neutral before indulging in your chocolate.
2. Pay attention to what you are eating. Fine chocolate is expensive and it deserves some attention. Don't eat these chocolates while you are distracted. Try to savor every bite. Focus on trying to detect every flavor in each bite.
3. Take your time while eating. Let the chocolate melt slowly in your mouth so you experience every flavor. If you just chew and swallow most of the flavor will be missed.

While these techniques will enhance your eating pleasure for just about any chocolate applying them to the finest gourmet chocolates will improve the overall enjoyment they provide.

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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Valentines and Chocolate

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. It is believed to have begun in France and England. The tradition of Valentines Candy started in the late 1800's. Commercial Valentines were introduced in the 1800's

Some symbols of Valentines include Cupid (the Roman God Of Love), Roses, Hearts and Arrows. Did you know over 1 billion Valentines cards are sent every year in the US alone, and over 50 million roses are given for Valentines day each year.

So how do we celebrate Valentines Day? Some of the most popular ways to celebrate is by giving flowers and/or chocolates to family and loved ones, going on a romantic getaway, or with a special dinner.

A chocolate teddy bear makes a wonderful gift for your loved ones. Children expecially love these. Also the chocolate heart is a perfect romantic gift.

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