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Chocolate Hugs & Kisses From Zojirushi

More than 35 million of those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day, and this single day produces over $1 billion in chocolate sales every year in America. Women are the biggest chocolate lovers according to industry statistics; they buy 75% of all the chocolate candy sold each year. But in a complete reversal during the few days before Valentine's Day, men buy 75% of the chocolate when they purchase the sweets for the women in their lives.

This Valentine's Day, let's go homemade with our decadent chocolate recipes from Zojirushi. We've taken chocolate and used it in some surprising ways; still easy to make, always kitchen tested for goodness. Who knew you had a Chocolate Factory sitting right on your kitchen counter?

When Chocolate is the Main Ingredient, These Treats Can't Miss!

Chocolate & Fig Cake
Chocolate Chip
French Toast
Chocolate Fondue
When these two ingredients get together, it's always magic. This cake dessert has plenty of zing and is easily baked in our Home Bakery. Serve it after a romantic dinner for two, or just for fun anytime. French toast is one of everybody's favorite breakfast menus. Making French toast with chocolate chip bread gives it a fun twist that everyone will enjoy. Use the Gourmet Sizzler® Electric Griddle and make it right at the table! This chocolate fondue is easy to make and delicious to enjoy. Using the Gourmet d’Expert® Electric Skillet will let you prepare everything in advance, and allow guests to serve themselves.

More than 60% of all the candy sold in the U.S. is chocolate.

The heart shaped Valentine's Day chocolate box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the late 1800's.

The Great Lover Casanova ate chocolate regularly, believing it made him more virile.

Hershey's Kisses were first introduced by the company in 1907. Today they produce 25 million pieces a day.

Studies have shown that the smell of chocolate may increase theta brain waves, which results in better relaxation of the mind.

The most popular version of the origin of Valentine's Day follows the story of a rebellious priest named St. Valentine who opposed the tyrannical rule of Claudius II, a Roman emperor during the 3rd Century A.D. Claudius did not want his soldiers weakened by marriage and banned it from his troops. The priest thought this was unjust and performed secret wedding ceremonies anyway.

St. Valentine was eventually discovered and sentenced to death by Claudius. It is said that all the couples he secretly married passed notes and flowers to him during his imprisonment as symbols of their gratitude. Valentine himself fell in love with the daughter of one of his jailers; and on February 14th, the date of his execution, St. Valentine passed her a note and signed it, "from your Valentine". Thus, a timeless expression of love was born.

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We have completely re-designed and re-organized our website to make it easier for our customers to navigate. We are especially proud of our expanded recipe section and our new product videos. Now our visitors can browse a delicious kitchen tested entree or dessert and learn more about the specific product that will help you cook it.