When you say 'Valentine's Day', you might as well say 'Chocolate'. It is estimated, that in the U.S.alone, $1.7 billion is spent on candy on this particular day. Valentine’s Day is the third biggest holiday. With its heart-shaped boxes, it overpowers Easter and Christmas in terms of market share.
Not surprisingly, chocolate is a big winner around the world, with searches spiking in January and February for terms such as “chocolate,” “chocolate covered strawberries,” “chocolate brownies” and “chocolate cake.” Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, the UK and Norway are leading in consuming the most chocolate per capita, according to 2015 candy industry statistics.
The year 2021 might be different as due to coronavirus pandemic, many of us are spending Valentine's Day at home. Sounds boring? Nope! It's actually the perfect excuse to plan an indoor date or a family activity. Here are some of my tips to spend Valentine's day at home:
Breakfast in bed
Make a photo book
Journal about your first date
Take a virtual class
Cook a romantic dinner
Eat some chocolate
Yes, chocolate! Chocolate is my favorite treat, dark chocolate that is. Whatever the season, I always have at least half a kilo of dark chocolate and raw cacao, ready to be used in homemade smoothies, cakes and healthy treats. Find my favorite recipes below.
Healthy Chocolate Recipes (not only) for Valentine's Day