Sweet, smooth, seductive… chocolate
The cocoa bean contains organically stimulating substances, such as the euphoric anandamide, the natural aphrodisiac arginine, and tryptophan, a proven antidepressant. Discovered over 4,000 years ago around Venezuelan region of the Amazon and has been embraced by cultures worldwide. Brought to Europe by Spanish Conquistadors it slowly trickled into the consciousness oh high-society along with other stimulants such as Tabacco, Tea, Opium and the like.
A Valentines Day staple, childhood treat and decadent indulgence, whether it’s drizzled over succulent strawberries, used in some kind of foreplay or packaged in a heart shaped box nothing says I love you or sends imaginations running wild like this exotic treat from the depths of the jungle.
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