A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
- Oscar Hammerstein (The Sound of Music)
There were some interesting facts about chocolate on the about.com site.
- 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.
- At one time, conversation candies were made into shapes including horseshoes, baseballs and watches.
Happy Valentine’s Day