Did you know that chocolate acts as an aphrodisiac?

We already know that there are many health benefits of chocolate, with recent studies proving both dark and milk chocolate, in moderation, can actually be good for you. Then there’s the other benefits of chocolate that aren’t as commonly known, one of them being the “myth” that chocolate is an aphrodisiac. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we wanted to explore this so we decided to do some research of our own to get to the bottom of things. The results led us to believe that chocolate could definitely be an aphrodisiac, especially if it comes in the form of our decadent heart truffle boxes and chocolate rose bouquets!

According to an article in Cosmopolitan magazine, 29 AphrodisiacFoods that Can Affect Your Sex Drive, chocolate and strawberries both make the list of 29, with Dr. Dianne Hoppe, the medical resource for the article, detailing that the phenyl ethylamine (PEA) in chocolate is a stimulant that causes excitement and a sense of well-being. In addition to the natural caffeine, Dr. Hoppe recommends choosing dark chocolate for the heart health benefits as well. Further research explains that PEA is an organic compound, and trace amine that influences many of the “happy hormones” such as dopamine and serotonin (two of many brain chemicals) that are responsible for your happiness.

What does all this mean for Valentine’s Day? According to our research, pairing strawberries with chocolate could definitely be a powerful aphrodisiac as Dr. Hoppe explains that the fruit is high in Vitamin C, which is important for the production of sex hormones and chemical neurotransmitters in the brain to increase libido, and there’s no more almighty chocolate-covered strawberries than our hand-dipped strawberries! All our strawberries are dipped fresh every day, so be sure to get your order in so you don’t have to worry about missing out on these sensual delights!

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Make this Valentine’s Day something to remember with Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe! We have it all, from allergy friendly options for our gluten-free, dairy-free, or sugar-free friends to a wide array of delicious chocolates to choose from. Shop with us from the comfort of your home at SuziSweetShoppe.com or give us a call at 732-796-0115 and we can help you with any questions or customizations you may have. Due to on-going shipping delays, we encourage our customers to please understand once we have shipped your order within 24-48 hours, we no longer have control over its delivery. We will be closed to in-store shopping from 2/11 through 2/14, so we encourage you to preorder and use curbside pick-up if able to in order to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to practice social distancing, limited store capacity, and other health measures. From our shoppe family to you and yours, we hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!