Want to be a hero? Think Chocolate
Did you forget?
Valentine’s day may not be one of the most significant holidays on the annual calendar but trust me, try forgetting it once and that significant person in your life will never let you live it down. Take it from one who knows. I’ve made that mistake once in my life and to say I was relegated to the doghouse is sugar coating it.
First, a bit of history
Valentine's Day has its roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia (Google it).fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15.Eventually, Pope Gelasius I
recast the pagan festival as a Christian feast day declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.How it came to be a holiday of love from its origin of honoring a pious men who probably had no romance in his life at all is beyond me. There is some suspicion that it changed in the 14th century by a man named Chaucer who wrote a poem for King Richard II of England.Those interested can read more here:Today Loving couples celebrate the holiday with gifts fitting for the occasion.
Here’s a helpful holiday tip:Â dual bag vacuums are not a good idea as Valentines gifts. To find out why, click here.
To Help you guys and gals out there with an awesome gift Idea, let me introduce what I feel is one of the best chocolate confectioners in the state,
The Chocolate Conspiracy is run by a great guy who goes by the name of A.J. In talking with him I could sense his passion for high quality treats that are also whole earth minded.Â I was fascinated to learn that, unlike most other chocolate confections around, The Chocolate Conspiracy does not roast or cook their coco beans in the chocolate making process. Why is that important? By eliminating the heat from the process you retain all the nutritional value of the coco bean (That’s right there is nutrition there). Ka Ching, bonus.
In addition, The Chocolate Conspiracy uses no refined sugar in their homemade confections. That’s right, all their products are sweetened naturally with organically grown and harvested honey from a local farm, White Lakes Farms.
What’s the big deal, you ask? I guess it depends on how important a happy, grateful and motivated partner is to you. Trust me, running to the 7-eleven to get a Hershey’s bar and a can of Dr. Pepper because you forgot to get something special, will yield bitter fruit.
It’s sad that I know so much about these particular fopas but... well let's just leave it at that. Be smart this Valentine’s day, Head over and visit The Chocolate Conspiracy. Your love life will thank you.
As always, we here at Cantu’s Culinary Creations want only the best for you in this coming year.We are here to make your holiday a tasty one. First, enjoy a tasty gourmet meal from Cantu’s Catering and then present the perfect chocolate confection from our friends at The Chocolate Conspiracy.Happy Romancing.
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