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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

Americans will spend approximately 1.8 billion dollars on candy this Valentine’s Day. And the sweet treat most often desired is chocolate!

With colorful bags and heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate hearts, bonbons, truffles, cremes, squares, dipped-fruits and more, this delectable and refined delicacy made from cocoa beans raises Valentine’s Day senses with passion and excitement for sharing highly anticipated affections.

Valentine’s Day earliest beginnings belong to the early Christian martyr Saint Valentine of Rome a 3rd-century Roman whose saint day is February 14. Since the High Middle Ages, Valentine was known as a purveyor of courtly love, though there is little historical evidence to support this.

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

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