Sunday, February 04, 2007
Romance and Chocolate....
There is just something about romance and chocolate that goes hand in hand. Chocolate is said to have aphrodisiac characteristics, making those who consume it have feelings. Hmm...
So why do we eat chocolate while depressed?
But, chocolate does do something to us. From Wikipedia.com:
Pleasure of consuming chocolate
Melted ChocolateSee also: chocoholism
Part of the pleasure of eating chocolate is due to the fact that its melting point is slightly below human body temperature; it melts in the mouth. Chocolate intake has been linked with release of serotonin in the brain, which is thought to produce feelings of pleasure. Research has shown that heroin addicts tend to have an increased liking for chocolate; this may be because it triggers dopamine release in the brain's reinforcement systems - an effect, albeit a legal one, similar to that of opium.
Guess what? I have a box of Godiva Chocolates (15 pieces) to give away. Post and you'll be entered.
What I want to know is who do you think is the most romantic couple in a romance novel...
I'll draw the winner Friday night.
By the way, there is a chat in the Romance Reviews Today chat room at 9:30 EST on Friday February 9th in the evening. I will have Susan Lyons, P.J. (Pam) Mellor and Alyssa Brooks talking about their latest anthology from Kensington THE FIREFIGHTER. Get ready for a hot time Friday night!
at 7:35 PM