Chocolates at Valentines Well most of us know that Valentines Day is the day of fans and a day for giving gifts to people you care about but why is chocolate still the most popular gift given on Valentines Day? Why is chocolate is so closely connected with romance?Since chocolate was brought to Europe it’s been considered that the food of love. The Spanish who brought it to Europe learnt about chocolate in the Aztecs. It was a European tradition that annually on the 14th of February young guys would court young girls with flowers and presents and since back then chocolate was rare and expensive it was not long before this was the favorite gift given by the wealthy and aristocratic who could supply this to the object of their affections. It was not long however before the secret of chocolate got out and shortly chocolate houses were opening up across Europe, the finest of which were and are still in Belgium. While formerly the best Belgian chocolates were only available to the very wealthy, nowadays it’s much less expensive, so that everybody can enjoy them. More importantly they’re cheap enough that you can give them to those you care about on Valentines Day and every day of the year.Why is chocolate still so popular as a Valentines present, is it just the promotion? Well, since Valentines Day was exported into the USA it’s been used to advertise everything from wrapping paper and cuddly toys to expensive items like jewellery. Well it seems there’s more to it than just thesweet, sweet, mouth watering feeling you get as it melts in your mouth leaving you wanting more and more… Scientists now know that such as tea and coffee, chocolate affects the chemical reactions already happening in our brains. Unlike tea and coffee however isn’t just a stimulant, it comprises phenyl-ethylamine that’s known to stimulate the release of dopamine in the brain released chocolate Enhances our pleasure centers and produces a sense of Euphoria and raises the heart rate like that of someone in love or in the summit of an orgasm both of which should go down well with the receiver of your gift.Now, despite all of its psychotropic properties and historical reputation, chocolate will most likely not make a girl fall in love with you but giving her something delightful will definitely put you in her good books… Chocolate will also excite men’s pleasure centres so girls do not be shy to purchase a box for your guy, who knows what response you might get.