Valentine's Day is almost here, and we all know the best part of this romantic holiday: the following day when all the candy goes on sale. Coming in a close second, though, is all of the chocolate you're going to eat the day of. Don't act like you won't be facedown in a chocolate cheesecake, because I sure as heck will. If you know you're going to have a hankering from something seriously sweet, I've rounded up 19 Valentine's Day gifts for chocolate lovers.
Americans love chocolate. We love it so much that, according to a 2015 article from CNBC, we ate around $18.27 billion worth of it that year — which equates to 18 percent of the world's chocolate. #GoBigOrGoHome
It's not just plain chocolate we're noshing on — oh no. We're finding all sorts of interesting ways to consume the sweet. Please see:
- Costco's seven-pound tub of Nutella, because anything smaller would just be ridiculous.
- Rainbow hot chocolate from Swiss Miss.
- Millennial pink chocolate, which millennials will happily take credit for.
- Snortable chocolate, which I can't say I recommend.
Besides being delicious, you don't need me to remind you that chocolate carries certain health benefits, but I will anyway.
For instance, as Bustle previously wrote, chocolate can boost your brain power. It might even be able to reverse memory loss that comes with aging. Furthermore, chocolate can reduce stress, protect your skin from UV light, stop diarrhea, cure chronic coughing, and improve heart health.
Chocolate is good every day of the year, but there's no better time to indulge than Valentine's Day. Here are 19 chocolate treats you won't be able to resist.