by Marion Nestle
Feb 14 2020
Weekend eating: Valentine’s day options
Happy Valentine’s Day!
How to celebrate? You can do this:
But Valentine’s Day, in case you haven’t noticed, is about candy: A whopping $27 billion worth this year.
Valentine’s Day is big business. Here are some items:
- NCA reveals America’s favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate filling: Chocolate and candy are an iconic part of modern-day gifting, but while many people enjoy a piece of chocolate from a heart-shaped box during the Valentine’s Day season, not every consumer approaches selection in the same way, the National Confectioners Association reveals… Read
- How chocolates for Valentine’s Day have changed over the years: Chocolatier, Paul A Young, has fused together romantic movies through the decades with chocolate to create a 12-piece collection for Valentine’s Day, claiming he has seen a reduction in consumers buying chocolate hearts for the occasion on February 14… Read
- Product showcase 2020: Love is in the air with Cupid-approved Strawberries & Cream popcorn, RedLove apple crisps and iconic British puds: February is snack food month. It’s also the month of love with Valentine’s Day (February 14) and a day that only comes around every four years, traditionally reserved for marriage proposals (February 29). So why not stock up with snacks to boost that euphoric mood?… Read more
- Pink power: Japanese firms loving ruby chocolate ahead of Valentine’s Day: The popularity of ruby chocolate is skyrocketing amongst local and international confectionery and bakery companies alike in Japan, with a further boom expected ahead of Valentine’s Day …. Read more
Enjoy the occasion, however you choose to eat your way through it.