Why Chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is that time of year when we celebrate how much we love and care for those close to us, whether they are a spouse, partner, child, or friend.

A few popular items that we give away are flowers, candies, and chocolates. But have you ever wondered why chocolate? How did this tradition start?

It all started in the 1840s when celebrating Valentine’s Day became a popular day to celebrate love by the English-speaking world. Victorians showered their loved ones with cards and gifts as a way to express their love for the holiday.

By now, Cadbury had developed a new way to enjoy chocolate. So, Richard Cadbury decided to get in on the craze by placing bite-sized chocolates into heart-shaped boxes and selling them.

Cadbury advertised the boxes as multifunctional because they were so pretty that people could use them to store trinkets and other items when all the chocolate was gone.

These boxes became popular until World War Two when Valentine’s Day celebrations were downsized due to saving sugar. Today, some families still have these Victorian- Era boxes in their possessions and are considered valuable by collectors.

In 1907, Hershey’s chocolate launched its famous “kisses,” which got its name from the sound the machine would make when producing the chocolates.

In 1923, Stover’s also started selling Valentine’s Day chocolates in heart-shaped boxes.

Today, Lazar’s carries various Valentine’s Day treats, and yes, some of these treats come in heart-shaped boxes. These boxes start at four ounces and go up to two pounds of chocolate. We also carry heart-shaped, foil-wrapped chocolates.

Does your special someone enjoy roses and chocolates? Well, you’re in luck because we have the best of both worlds, chocolate long stem mini, and long stem roses.

And if chocolate isn’t their thing, we carry Valentine’s candy such as cherry JuJu and jelly hearts.

It’s not too late to order your Valentine’s Day chocolate. For more information on how to place an order, visit our website or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!