Mary Balfour of Drawing Down the Moon Introduction Agency talks with the First Lady of Chocolate, Chantal Coady of Rococo Chocolates, who explains the chemical reasons why chocolate really is the perfect gift for lovers. To view the video click here
Chantal Coady says that not only does chocolate contain powerful anti-oxidants for a healthy and long life together with your loved one but has unique, bliss-inducing qualities, especially for women. Some even admit they prefer it to sex!
‘Chocolate’s special quality of melting in the mouth just below blood temperature suffuses you with sensual wellbeing and could be the reason for this’ says Chantal. ‘And the chemicals in chocolate trigger a whole range of feel-good hormones in our bodies such as serotonin, thus mimicking the effect of anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac’.
“Chocolate is healthier than many fruit juices and is a ‘superfood’ in its own right, says a new study conducted by US chocolate maker Hershey.
Superfoods are high in anti-oxidants and compounds that help prevent damage to healthy cells.
Researchers from the Hershey Centre for Health & Nutrition in the US found that powdered dark chocolate had more anti-oxidants and polyphenols, believed to protect us from cancer and cardiac conditions.
They compared single servings of dark chocolate, cocoa, and hot chocolate mix with fruit juices including acai berries, cranberries and pomegranates, according to a Hershey statement”.
Chantal says “ Hershey’s are a little slow in talking about the benefits of dark chocolate, we at Rococo have been promoting it for years, and it is important to note that the benefits described here do not apply to milk chocolate! Sadly for milk chocolate lovers, the milk binds with the health giving compounds and stops them from being absorbed by the body”.
For a pre-Valentine date with a romance inducing difference Drawing Down the Moon suggests a blindfold chocolate tasting next Saturday 12th February at Rococo Chocolates or enlist for a chocolate making class together. ‘Research shows that two people are more likely to fall in love when they’re both engaging with something new, adventurous and sensual’ says Mary Balfour who is known as the UK’s foremost dating guru.
‘Drawing Down the Moon gets more inquiries around Valentine’s than at any other time. It’s especially difficult for hard-working, single professionals to meet potential dates these days’ says Mary ‘and February 14th get’s them picking up the phone to see if we can help. We offer the matchmaking service which used to be provided by the extended family, the church and the local community. All our members are personally interviewed, are extremely well educated and seek a long term relationship’.