Let’s face it—guys and girls—if you were given candy for Valentine’s Day, you wouldn’t turn it away. Valentine’s Day and candy are a perfect match! How long have sweets and this love-related holiday been intertwined? Find the answer to this question, plus many other facts surrounding Valentine’s Day and candy, here! And don’t forget to share them with your sweetie!

  • More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.
  • American men have said that they prefer to receive a box of chocolates for a Valentine’s Day gift.
  • As an elixir for love, chocolate has been believed throughout history to bring smiles to the broken-hearted.
  • In the 1800’s, physicians commonly advised their lovelorn patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining.
  • About 8 billion conversation hearts will be produced this year. That’s enough candy to stretch from Italy to Arizona 20 times and back!
  • At least 10 new conversation heart sayings are introduced each year.
  • Children receive 39% of all Valentine’s Day candy and gifts. Following them are wives/mothers (36%), husbands/fathers (6%), grandparents (3%) and even pets (1%).
  • Both American men and women agree that the most romantic place to share candy is in front of the fireplace.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!