Monday, February 9, 2009

Chocolate on Valentines Day

2:58 PM by Lilian ·
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Chocolate isn't a Food, but an Experience

Few words evoke the emotional enthusiasm people feel toward chocolate. It has a treasured place in our personal collection of memories - the Easter baskets, the birthday treats, the candy displays at Christmas, the heart that told you someone loves you.

Those days during special times, chocolate was there - an integral part of the event. One taste of chocolate (or even the thought alone) makes the mouth water and the emotional associations rush in. It brings back the multitude of fondly-remembered feel-good experiences we didn't want to end.

So a great-testing piece of chocolate inevitably makes us happy inside. Of course, it doesn't hurt that chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that's reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love. That's why, even at times when we're feeling down, anything chocolate feels so comforting.

Chocolate is Meant to be Shared! Why not give your love ones on Valentines Day a chocolate she loves.

Here is 1 simple chocolate recipe:

Chocolate Toffee

2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup dark corn syrup
dash salt
½ cup whipping cream
½ stick (� cup) butter

Line an 8-inch baking pan with buttered foil. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Begin cooking over medium heat, lowering heat as candy thickens. Cook to 250 degrees F. Pour into prepared pan and let cool. Break into bite-sized pieces or cut and wrap in plastic film.

Recommended Books for You:

Chocolate Matter - Chocolate Recipes For A Happy Heart and Soul
World's No. 1 Chocolate Recipe


Anonymous said...
February 9, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Yes, it wouldn't just be Valentine's day without a little bit of chocolate. Thankfully now sugar free chocolate is becoming more and more popular and available in stores so I don't have to feel too guilty about it!

Anonymous said...
February 11, 2009 at 2:49 AM

Chocolate definitely does the trick for me! Valentines day is the perfect excuse to eat as much chocolate as possible :)

I agree with Chelle, it's great that sugar free chocolate is more common and a bit better tasting than it used to be!

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