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Valentine’s Day

darkchocolat4Since it is Valentine’s Day,  I thought I would do a search and see if I could find a lake in Michigan  with “Valentine” in the name. The only one I found was  Valentine Lake in Montmorency County.  That is about all the information I could find on this lake, so I decided to write about something else near and dear to my heart, also associated with Valentine’s Day….CHOCOLATE.

Now, I am all for love and romance on Valentine’s Day and I could have easily have written an article extolling the virtues of a romantic drive around a Michigan Lake in February. But, today my mind is on chocolate, so that is what I am writing about.

Most chocolate lovers have very definite opinions on what is best, milk chocolate or dark. I say dark. The darker the better.

Chocolate is a wonderful energy source. Napoleon supposedly carried chocolate on his military campaigns and ate it to restore his energy.

The Mayans and Aztecs believed that the Cocoa Beans originated from Paradise and would bring wisdom and power to anyone consuming them.

That’s all the convincing I need. I am going to eat more chocolate!

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! – Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)

Written by Dave.