Ever ponder why chocolate dipped strawberries are such a popular Valentine’s Day gift? Indeed, there is something sensuous about a smooth, shell of milk or dark chocolate, shroud of strawberries.
Wonder why it’s a good idea to send some form of chocolate on Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2013)?
It has to do with love.
Indulge in these juicy, but sexy facts, about chocolate dipped fruit and giving it on Valentine’s Day (VD).
Is chocolate really an aphrodisiac?
Whether it’s white, milk or dark, be sure to send some form of chocolate dipped fruit on Valentine’s Day to the one you love and want to be loved by. Scientific research shows that chocolate is not necessarily the aphrodisiac, it has been misconstrued to be.
In fact, the misunderstood chocolate creates a feeling of love. As it turns out, chocolate is loaded with a chemical, referred to as phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA has the potential to release hormones which create a feeling of euphoria. However, this feeling, when it occurs, is very short lived. Researchers still work to find the link between sex drive and chocolate.
What makes chocolate dipped fruit so sexy?
Not all dipped fruit is sexy per se. It has to do with individual taste and the fruit’s lovability.
Strawberries contribute the sensuous factor of the chocolate dipped fruit. For many strawberry chocolate loving females, the sight even serves as stimulus. Ever notice how a chocolate covered strawberry resembles the outline of a heart. Perhaps for women the subliminal visual has something to do with the chocolate dipped fruit’s association with love, romance and intimacy.
- Chocolate Ingredients
According to Fine Chocolate Industry Association, dark chocolate generally does not contain the milk fat and solids contained in milk chocolate. Dark chocolate and white chocolate share four ingredients: cacao butter, sugar, lecithin and vanilla.
- The dipping ingredient for chocolate covered fruits
Fruit bouquet companies use different ingredients in their chocolate dippings. These include cocoa butter, cocoa oil, cocoa fat, cacao oil, cacao butter, or cacao fat. It is also noteworthy that less expensive chocolate dipped covering replaces most of the cocoa butter with vegetable fat.
Consumer information: Always check the ingredients of chocolate to determine its quality.
So, whatever you give this Valentine’s Day make sure it’s chocolate, thoughtful and tempting.