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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
― Linda Grayson


It’s easy to understand why chocolate is the favorite way to express love on the Valentine’s Day: chocolate look, feels, and tastes heavenly. It not only melts in our mouth in a burst of flavors but also melt our hearts in bliss - which is probably why chocolate and red roses are the second most preferred gifts to give on Valentine’s Day.

Have you ever wondered how the connection of chocolates and love was made? How the tradition of giving chocolates on Valentine’s Day was formed? Valentine's Day stretches back to the Roman era, but the addition of chocolate is a fairly novel addition.

Perhaps, it might be a marketing strategy of the genius Richard Cadbury of the 19th century that is still hugely successful today. In the 1800s, his British family used to manufacture chocolate and was looking for a way to utilize cocoa butter that was extracted during the making of chocolate liquor. He figured out a way to make to chocolate bars that tasted good as well as being economical since previously, only the elite class were able to afford it. His next step was to create beautiful boxes for chocolates with cupid and roses, which were quite popular in Victorian days and were considered as the symbol of romance. His chocolates became palatable and commercialized. Cadbury was actually the one who first invented the heart-shaped box of chocolate and changed the Valentine’s Day forever for the generations of lovers.

Come and join our discussion about all things chocolate! Here are a few questions to get you started:
🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?

 

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🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?

I love chocolate and I like all kind of it from dark to white and in between. I have had 100% dark chocolate too and I love it

🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
I prefer to eat chocolate while at home watching a film, relaxing. For me it is a real treat and so it can't be eaten on the go but savoured slowly. I don't gift chocolate because so many people are either diting, or are vegan, or are lactose intolerants and all this kind of dietary problems. So chocolate is not on my to buy list for gifts. Unless I know that the designated person is very fond of chocolate and in this case I might buy some. But I always prefer to buy a gift that stays rather than a quick one that will vanish after few hours.


🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
I don't have a favourite brand because I know a lot of them and apart from some exceptiona are all good. Being in the food industry I get to sample so many types of chocolate and brands so anything is good really and I haven't got any preference.

🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?
Funnily enough I prefer straight chocolate rather than a chocolate cake or other derivates. Maybe a chocolate mousse is nice but I find chocolate cakes quite sickly, while I don't have the same feeling for straight chocolate bars or chocolate truffles.
 

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Quote: Cristabel
But I always prefer to buy a gift that stays rather than a quick one that will vanish after few hours.



@Cristabel

I had to laugh, because this is very much my sister.... 😂
She got some chocolate for Christmas etc, and her boyfriend asked 2-3 days after if he could have a piece. She looked at him like he was crazy, and did not know her at all.
Most of it did not even last 24 hours 😂
 

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Quote: Cristabel
But I always prefer to buy a gift that stays rather than a quick one that will vanish after few hours.



@Cristabel

I had to laugh, because this is very much my sister.... 😂
She got some chocolate for Christmas etc, and her boyfriend asked 2-3 days after if he could have a piece. She looked at him like he was crazy, and did not know her at all.
Most of it did not even last 24 hours 😂



😆😆😆 well it's true. If I have, actually, when I have a box of chocolate it won't last an evening, while watching something nice. Or eating it in bed while reading a book.
 

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@Cristabel

Haha I feel like you and my sister would agree on that ... 😂
In the Netherlands chocolate letters are a thing you get on/around the 5th of december.
I got three this year (one from work, one from my parents and one from a neighbour). I only just at the last piece of the last one... 😂
When I told my sis, she just about yelled at me .... 😂

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It wouldn't last a week with me. probably being in HP world I would look for dementors so I had the excuse to eat chocolate. 😆😆😆
 

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🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
i loove chocolate.. i love dark and milk.. not very big fan of white chocolate
🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
i eat it every day, yeah i do.. chocolate is important in my gifts
🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
i like milka and dorina ( it's from country i live in )
🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?
i have lots of them, my fav is for chocolate sauce for bathing pancakes in it 😍
 

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Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
I do not like chocolate. I never have and never will. I have tried all three types. Dark is the worst. It's to bitter.
🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
I never eat chocolate. I have never gifted chocolate either. I would have no idea what was considered good.
🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
None...It's awful.
🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?
No. I would refuse to eat anything that had chocolate in it.
 

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Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
Yeah I love it a lot! I prefer Mik chocolate the most to be honest.



🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
It depends. I eat it whenever I feel like it. Yeah but not often.



🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
Cadbury

🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?

Yes, chocolate cakes and ice cream . I love anything chocolate
 

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I really enjoyed the origin story of the association of chocolates with Valentine's Day!

When it comes to my love for the sweet liquid (or solid), I absolutely, simply, irresistibly LOVE chocolate! 😍 My favourite would be milk chocolate, followed by dark chocolate and then, white chocolate. My favourite brands would be Cadbury, Nestle and Ferrero Rocher.

Although a gift that could get over too quickly, and lead to fights within a family, I think chocolates make for a really versatile gift. Out of gifting ideas? Gift chocolates. No idea what a suitable gift would be? Not a problem, chocolates are almost always a safe option. Forgot someone's special day and want to win them over again? Chocolates is the answer. Last minute gifting? Yep, you guessed it, chocolates again!

As for a favourite dish or recipe with chocolate, really, anything will probably go for me as long as it contains sufficient amounts of chocolate!
 

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Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
I prefer all of them! love chocolate in any form.

When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
I used to eat chocolate a lot. Now I can't have anything but non sugar chocolate - it's not the same. I gift chocolate mostly at Easter time. I make purchases from a local shop where the chocolate is made at the shop - homemade.

What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
My favorite brand is Cadbury but we can not get authentic Cadbury in the US anymore. All Cadbury chocolates in the US must be made by Hersey as Hersey has a contract with Cadbury prohibiting anything not made by and with Hersey chocolate. I also love Dove, Ferrero Rocher, Lindt, Ghirardelli, Toblerone, and chocolate made at a local shop.

Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate
My favorite dish is Chocolate Lava Cake. But as I said, I am no longer able to eat chocolate which contains sugar.
 

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As a chef I love to cook so sweets are something I love .
🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate? Yes I love Chocolate I prefer dark but make candies with all three varieties.
🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot? I try not to eat a lot because I dont want to gain to much weight. YES!!!! I gift it all the time and even sell different types of fudge.
🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate? Gevalia
🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate? I love making fudge or some cookies and dips
 

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🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?

I love, love, love chocolate! In order I like Dark, Milk and then white. Which is not really chocolate, but close enough.

🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?

I eat chocolate all the time. I tend not to gift chocolate a lot, because I am greedy and eat it before I give it!

🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?

Guylain. So creamy and good. I also really like the chocolate in Magnum's crack ice cream tubs. Belgian chocolate ll the way!

🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?

All of them as long as there is no coconut added!
 

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🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?

I adore in a stupid, crazy way absolutely every kind of chocolate— dark, milk, white, cocoa, and every other way, shape or form. It's sort of a problem.

🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?

I consume chocolate at any time of day or night, if it's readily available. It has to be readily available as I am extremely lazy and will not make a great deal of effort for just about anything these days.
I don't gift chocolate, because when I have it, I keep it for myself!!

🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?

Godiva does an awfully good job, I think.

🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?

It's hard to beat a freshly-made devil's-food chocolate cake with chocolate frosting...but a Hershey bar or a sack of Hershey's Kisses can do very well to keep the Dementors at bay.





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As an absolute chocoholic, the way to my heart is, of course, paved with chocolate.
Any type of chocolate, but preferably the high quality kind. I do love the Swiss brands especially...
I have a fairly big stash of chocolate at home at all times, and it's my go-to snack in times of extreme stress or sleep deprivation. Or a substitute for dinner. Or breakfast.
I often use chocolate as a gift, especially as a little thank-you or similar gesture of appreciation.
 

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🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
Does a Dementor make it cold???? I LOVE chocolate!!! I really enjoy milk chocolate and white chocolate. Only way I like dark chocolate is if it's mixed with mint.

🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
I will eat chocolate any time I'm in the mood for it. Yes - I often gift it because so many people like it.

🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
I'm a fan of Dove chocolate and Hershey's

🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?
Oh geez - way too many things to name LOL
 

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🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
I love chocolate! I don't have a preference between the three. Any is fine with me.

🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
Usually, when I'm relaxing at home. But if someone offers me some, I won't say no. I don't gift it too often unless I know the person loves chocolate or I need something quickly.

🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
I love all of the brands that I've tried. Some that come to mind are Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Fannie Mae.

🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?
Really I love anything involving chocolate.
 

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Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
I love chocolate! It's always been an indulgence of mine. My favorite would be dark chocolate, because it's not as sweet, and has a more satisfying flavor.

When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
When there is chocolate available I don't really gift chocolate, I usually like making more handmade things.

What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
Lindor. They have this assortment of different chocolates in round balls and so goodddd. If only it wasn't so expensive. xD

Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?
Panna Cotta is amazing.
 

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1. Do you like chocolate? Milk chocolate is my first choice then white chocolate, don't like the dark at all.
2. Do you eat chocolate and when and do you gift , I usually have a small bowl of m&m's while watching tv at night, and i buy chocolate bars all the time so they are here at the house.
3. My favorite brand i think would be Hershey's followed by Reeses then Cadbury
4. Do you have a favorite dish or recipe? Any chocolate cake will do but my favorite is yellow cake mix with milk chocolate frosting followed by a chocolate cake mix in a bunt pan with chocolate or caramel drizzled over the top of it
 

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🍫 Do you like chocolate? Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
Chocolate is my LIFE!!! I prefer dark chocolate and the normal one. I don't really like chocolate with nuts except if the nuts is pulverised and if it is thoroughly mixed that i can't feel the nuts

🍫 When do you usually eat chocolate? Do you gift chocolate a lot?
I eat chocolate 2-4 times a week but only in small amount since if i ate too much I'll be so hyper and can't sleep. I gift chocolates only on valentines (of course) and when its my friends birthday (I'm not that great at gifting others so the easiest way is to buy them chocolates)

🍫 What's your favourite brand of chocolate?
My favorite brand is Cadburry, Hershey and Meiji. Actually erase all those things because i like all of chocolates (except to those i list in question one)

🍫 Do you have a favourite dish or recipe involving chocolate?
Chocolate cakes, chocolate ice cream, brownies and chocolate shake.

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