Happy Valentine’s Day

1917 Card from Bertha of Paris, ME to
May Ella Stinson of Richmond, ME
Source: My personal collection

Chocolate Trivia

Did you know:

  1. 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold each year for Valentine’s Day?
  2. Chocolate has been thought of to be an elixir for love and was even “prescribed” by doctors in the 1800s!
  3. Caramel-flavored chocolates are the modern-day favorites, according to some surveys.
  4. American chocolate manufacturers use about 3 1/2 million gallons of milk
  5. Over 50% of U.S. adults prefer chocolate to any other flavor.
  6. One chocolate chip provides enough energy to walk 150 feet.
  7. The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word “xocolatl,” which means “bitter water.” Our chocolate is sweetened with lots of sugar.
  8. More than 40,000 Americans are employed by chocolate companies.
  9. 75% of Valentine’s Day candy purchases are of chocolate.
  10. Candy purchases for Valentine’s Day rank fourth, after Halloween, Easter and Christmas.

Happy Valentine’s Day and Don’t Eat Too Much Chocolate!



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