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?)