Let us give you a few reasons to eat LOTS OF chocolate this Valentine’s Day. The stuff is good for you in some surprising ways: eating it boosts circulation, leading to healthier skin. Cocoa bean husks contain compounds that protect your teeth. And eating chocolate—dark chocolate in particular—can reduce cravings and help you lose weight. (See 7 Legitimate Health Benefits of Chocolate).
It’s a great time to be a chocolate lover. Besides its health benefits, today, there are a bunch of socially minded chocolate-makers making treats are also good for people and the planet. This Valentine’s Day, make your love go twice as far by supporting businesses that give back every day. Our A-Z lineup comprises both US and European confectioners and bean-to-bar makers who seek to create more equitable and sustainable relationships for cacao farmers, company employees, and community members at large.