Valentine’s Day is near, love = chocolate!

Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency, as Valentine’s Day approaches you will find that we South Floridians do indeed love our chocolate!

As the holiday quickly nears, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the best chocolatiers in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.

To begin, according to®, “Chocolate equals love – Speaking of love, the association might not be completely physiological.  Women crave chocolate more often than men do.  Women are also habitually given chocolate as birthday and Valentine’s Day presents.  In our culture, chocolate is thought of as a romantic gift. It’s outside the realm of mundane, day-to-day food, reserved for special occasions—and, for women especially, it’s associated with love and romance.  That could be another reason why women particularly love chocolate: deep down, it makes them feel loved, cared for, and pampered.”

Moreover, we found that according to an article published in Psychology Today® by Susan Albers Psy.D on Feb 11, 2014 in Comfort Cravings,” the experience of eating chocolate results in feel good neurotransmitters (mainly dopamine) being released in particular brain regions (frontal lobe, hippo-campus and hypothalamus….”

OK., so now we know why chocolate is just so fabulous for Valentine’s Day; here are a few spots to pick some up for the love of your life.

Castronovo Chocolate Factory – in Stuart. Florida was founded when its owner, Denise Castronova, set out to help save the rain forest.

Kilwins Chocolates – They have several locations in Florida, and across the United States. Since 1947 Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality products and excellent service.

Hoffman’s Chocolates – They have several permanent and pop-up seasonal locations throughout the area.  For 40 years, Hoffman’s Chocolates has been making life sweeter in South Florida.  Stop in and indulge in their locally handmade gourmet chocolates.

Now that’s love and chocolate South Florida style!

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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara