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St. Valentine, Chocolate, and Heart Shaped Boxes

February 14th means red hearts, candy, flowers and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine. But who was Saint Valentine? The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different martyred saints named Valentine.  All of the stories emphasize Valentine’s sympathetic, heroic, and romantic appeal. In one of them, a priest in third century Rome defied […]

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Chocolate And Valentines: Like Birds Of A Feather They Stick Together

Why are about 1.1 billion boxed chocolates — that’s about 58 million pounds of chocolate candy — sold in the United States during the week before Valentine’s Day? Why not twizzlers or gummy bears? What Is It About Chocolate That Makes It The “Romantic” Candy? Chocolate infatuation began around 2,000 years ago. The higher echelon […]

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