As Valentine’s Day approaches, chocolate remains one of the more popular gifts. Why? We love chocolate! Whether it’s the ecstasy of the simple melting of it in our mouths, the “uppers” of the caffeine and sugar, or the aphrodisiac properties, we continue to consume chocolate and give it as gifts – especially at Valentine’s Day. How has the “day of love” and chocolate become so linked? Smithsonian Magazine traced the lover, the leaders and the ladies responsible for the pairing of chocolate to Valentine’s Day.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-chocolate-and-valentines-day-mated-life-180954228/?no-ist

After reading about the history, you can’t give any other gift than chocolate! We have made-to-order gift baskets, half- and 1-pound hand-packed boxes of fine chocolate, and chocolate covered bottles of wine. All of our gift options are here.

(Link to new gift page… http://michelangeloscoffeeandwine.com/gifts-chocolates/ )