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Sunday, February 14, 2010

All You Need Is Love

"All you need is love. All you need is Love is all you need." - The Beatles

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

One - 
In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband.

Two - 
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest candy selling day along with Halloween, Christmas and Easter.

Three - 
More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.

Four - 
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.

Five  - 
American men and women agree that the most romantic place to share candy is in front of the fireplace.

Six - 
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).

Seven - 
In the 1800’s physicians commonly advised their lovelorn patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining.

Eight - 
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.

Nine - 
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.

Ten -
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.



Simply Life said...

ha, those are great!

Tangled Noodle said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for the virtual Hershey Kiss and the fun facts about sweet treats for this day. 8-)

Kim said...

Oh Jenn- I'd love to be your Valentine! Great facts. My mom gave me some conversation hearts yesterday. I hope you have a wonderful day today and lots of love will come pouring in from all over the world.

ValleyWriter said...

Happy V-Day! Great fun facts! (I'm now off to tell the hubby that I have to eat chocolate to calm my nerves - doctor's orders!)

Phyllis said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Jenn! I'll be your valentine - I'm returning your 'kiss' with a heart shaped donut :)

Dewi said...

Happy Valentine's day to you too Jenn!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

vanillasugarblog said...

love #7.
of course I will be your valentine!

Anonymous said...

Daaaahling, of course I will be your Valentine. I'll even share some macarons with you :D
Hope you have a wonderful day. Love the Valentine facts.

Christo Gonzales said...

I will be your valentine - thank-you for the kiss - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

OysterCulture said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too! Thanks for the chocolate love and right back at ya!

The Duo Dishes said...

Happy Vday! Enjoy it!

Sook said...

Happy Valentine's day!

Parita said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jenn!! Those are some really interesting facts :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Love the Valentine's Day Fun Food Facts! :)

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