We all know that chocolate and Valentine’s Day are basically synonymous. It’s long been the tradition to give the delicious sweet to a loved one on that lovely day; each year, the chocolate industry explodes with sales around the holiday, as couples and friends clamor to find the best cocoa product to offer. And we can see why!
This history of chocolate on Valentine’s Day
Giving chocolate on Valentine’s Day has been around since the Victorian era of the 1800s. Then, the well-to-do made it a ritual to give their loved ones’ extravagant gifts, to show off their affection.
Richard Cadbury, a famous chocolatier at the time, had seen that Cupid was a popular character of stories at the time, and that knights enjoyed giving their ladies roses upon return from battle, or travel.
So, what did he do?
He created heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, decorated with images of roses and Cupids. And almost immediately, they were a massive hit.
Since then, Cadbury chocolates have morphed into an internationally recognized treat for the day of love. And for that, we thank him.
Should we continue the chocolate tradition?
But with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching already, we’ve been thinking: is it time to break a bit from tradition?
As much as we love chocolate, we’re always looking to innovate with our Valentine’s Day gifts and do something original. That’s why we’ve been thinking of putting a twist on the holiday this year with lollipops!
Giving gourmet lollipops in a stylish display is another way of showing someone that you love them this Valentine’s Day, and CIMA Confections is here to make that happen.
If you’re interested, we offer a diverse range of lollipops that offer something for everyone. Just tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll find a lollipop that’s right for you (or your sweetheart). Contact us today with any questions you may have!