12th Feb 2021 - 08:32
To celebrate the upcoming Valentines Day (14 February) we have found some lovely food facts for you to enjoy.
- Americans spent $27.4Bn on Valentines gifts in 2020, with $2.4Bn being spent on candy alone!
- Richard Cadbury (son of John Cadbury, founder of the chocolate company) created the first known heart-shaped box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in 1868.
- In the 17th century a hopeful maiden would eat a hard-boiled egg and pinned five bay leaves to her pillow before going to sleep on Valentine's eve. It was believed this would make her dream of her future husband.
- Love Heart sweets come in six flavours including vanilla, lemon, lime, orange, berry and cherry.