Valentine’s Day: how chocolate became the food of love.

THE ECONOMIST—-By Joseph Delap

A sweet history of seduction.

Even in a pandemic – perhaps particularly in a pandemic – nothing can stop the onslaught of Valentine’s Day adverts. Goods of all shapes and sizes briefly morph into heart-shaped objects. All manner of food is coloured red or sold as a more romantic version of its former self (spicy “love sausage”, anyone?)

https://www.economist.com/1843/2021/02/08/valentines-day-how-chocolate-became-the-food-of-love

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