I don't really have a valentine this year. So, will you my lovely readers be my valentine? And to show my appreciation, I give you a kiss...a hershey kiss.
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It's always been a little tradition of mine to give out a Hershey kiss to friends and colleagues and now to you my awesome readers. I still remember the days in grade school when everyone would pass out little cards, candies and cupcakes. I'd always buy myself a little box of those conversation hearts just for the fun of it.
To celebrate the day, I've included a 10 Fun Food Facts. So after reading this, go tell someone close to you that you love them. Give them a hug, a kiss, even a handshake. I'm sure it will make their day.
Valentine's Day Fun Food Facts
In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband.
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest candy selling day along with Halloween, Christmas and Easter.
More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.
In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" — then called "Motto Hearts." According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14.
American men and women agree that the most romantic place to share candy is in front of the fireplace.
Children receive 39 percent of all Valentine’s Day candy and gifts. Following them are wives/mothers (36 percent), fathers/husbands (6 percent), grandparents (3 percent), and pets (1 percent).
In the 1800’s physicians commonly advised their lovelorn patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining.
As an elixir for love, chocolate has been believed throughout history to bring smiles to the broken-hearted and to prompt amorous feelings in both men and women. It is believed that Madame Du Barry served it to all her suitors; Casanova consumed chocolate instead of champagne to induce romance; and Montezuma, the king of the ancient Aztecs, believed chocolate would make him virile.
Conversation Hearts: About 8 billion hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again.
Even if they don’t make the final purchases until the last few days, the majority of men (75%) testify that they plan ahead for Valentine’s Day.