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?)

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