February 1997 Issue

Chocolate: Love-Hate Relationship Perpetuates Myths

Don't know what to give your loved one for Valentine's Day? A fruit basket would be EN's healthful choice, but chocolates are more traditional. Just how popular is chocolate? Americans consume, on average, about half an ounce per person per day. The Chocolate Manufacturers Association estimates $709 million worth will be sold this Valentine's Day. Certainly, chocolates have irresistible appeal. Indeed, researchers recently attempting to unlock the mystery of chocolate's allure isolated substances

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