What do women find hard to resist? Chocolate! Best Chocolate Gifts brings you the top ten chocolate treats on the web. Romantic chocolates, chocolates to say thank you, chocolates to say sorry, chocolates for a treat and chocolates to say 'I Love You'. Chocolates come in many varieties, shapes and sizes and whether you like dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate: individual chocolates, chocolate bars or Belgium chocolate, we've got them all. We even have boxes of chocolates that can be personalised for your recipient and chocolate fountains. What's more, all the chocolates within this site can be ordered online and sent direct to your front door. Use the links opposite to read about these delicious chocolate gifts. Go on, why no treat yourself, a loved one or a friend.
Chocolate And Your Health
We know that chocolate taste good and makes you feel good, chocolate has even been associated with being an aphrodisiac, but did you know that chocolate in moderation can actually be good for your health? Did you know dark chocolate and cocoa contain no cholesterol and milk and white chocolate contains minerals and vitamins? Chocolate also contains Caffeine, Theobromine, and Phenyethylamine which are known to be stimulants for the feel good factor. Many myths have arisen around chocolate, such as: eating chocolate gives you spots, eating chocolate makes you fat and chocolate is bad for your teeth. Let's put aside these myths and look at the facts. Acne is NOT caused by eating too much chocolate; acne is usually caused by a poor diet or hormone imbalance. Eating chocolate does NOT make you fat; it's the amount of chocolate you eat that may cause you to put on weight. Eating chocolate is NOT bad for your teeth; poor oral hygiene is what causes you teeth to decay. Chocolate is a brilliant source of energy, in fact it is said that Napoleon carried Chocolate on his military campaigns to boost his energy and sports people often eat chocolate sports bars after an event to boost carbohydrates.
How To Store Your Chocolate
Let's face it, most of us aren't likely to have enough chocolate hanging around the house to worry about storage, so lets just presume that you've been bought half of the Cadburys Chocolate factory as a gift, how do you store the rest of your stash to ensure your goodies are kept at their peak. Chocolate should always be stored in a cool dry place at a temperature of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Chocolate can be frozen for up to six months if it's double wrapped in an air-tight container or freezer bags. Do not store your chocs in direct sunlight as this could fade the colour and make the chocolates look unappetising.