Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, all holidays. What do they have in common? The fact that people always think chocolate is a great idea for a gift.
Birthday coming up? Chocolate is a good idea.
Is your friend sad or depressed? Chocolate will cheer them up.
Is your friend happy? Let’s celebrate with chocolate!
It doesn’t matter what the occasion is. Chocolate always seems like the best idea.
... But why do people think chocolates are such a good idea?
Chocolate is versatile.
You can have…
- Chocolate pie
- Chocolate milk
- Chocolate bars
- Chocolate cakes
- Chocolate soufflé
- Chocolate cookies
- Chocolate brownies
- Chocolate-covered raisins
- Chocolate-covered caramel
- Chocolate-covered peanuts
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- Chocolate-covered marshmallows
- Chocolate-covered anything basically!
Chocolate is the most versatile food substance in the history of the universe.
The amount of combinations with chocolate is endless. You can mix chilli and chocolate, sea salt and chocolate, tea and chocolate, honeycomb and chocolate. Just check out some of the varities that Love Cocoa has. You can do some truly extraordinary things with chocolate.
Chocolate’s versatility means that basically everyone is bound to love at least one variety of chocolate. There is always something for everyone. This is why people think chocolates are a good idea for any celebration. If you get your loved ones a chocolate gift box, you can’t go wrong!
Chocolate brings you back to childhood.
Remember those crisp October nights when you went from house to house dressed as a pumpkin and yelling, ‘Trick or treat!’? Then you’d go back home, empty your hoard, and spend the entire night making yourself sick from gorging on mountains of chocolate. Or what about those Christmasses where you’d hang chocolate decorations on the tree? Family members gave you gift boxes of chocolate and there was always a delicious chocolate pudding for dessert.
And who could forget birthdays? When I was ten my parents gave me a huge chocolate birthday cake. When I blew out the candles, guess what I wished for? More chocolate!
Chocolate wasn’t just part of holidays as a kid. It was part of everything: trips to Disney Land, the cinema, or even just going over to Gran and Grandad’s house. Chocolate was our childhoods.
So when you give the gift of chocolate, you’re giving the gift of sending that person back to the good parts of their childhood. You’re letting them be a kid again. That’s why chocolate is a good idea.
(above: Perfect birthday chocolate with colorful sprinkles!)
Chocolate also speaks to our mature side.
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t have a very big mature side. But I do still enjoy the finer things in life. Like you, I enjoy classic movies, red wine, going to the theatre, and curling up with a good book. Just because chocolate takes us back to our childhoods doesn’t mean that it can’t fit into that picture.
Chocolate is absolutely one of the most refined pleasures in the world. And it’s available to everyone! We all love a good slab of milk chocolate but there is a separate skill set involved in appreciating a really good quality dark chocolate, like Love Cocoa’s 70% Ecuador.
There’s sophistication in appreciating blends of different complementary flavours in chocolate. Love Cocoa’s English Mint, Earl Grey, and Maldon Sea Salt all appeal to our mature tastes.
Chocolate isn’t just a good idea. It’s the best idea.
When you consider how incredibly versatile chocolate is, how widely loved it is, how it can bring you back to the innocence and wonder of childhood but also speak to your mature side, it’s no wonder that people think chocolates are a good idea.
But I, for one, think chocolates are the best idea.
Wouldn’t you agree?