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The Sweet History Behind Giving Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

It may seem a little soon to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, but we think it’s never too early to plan how you’ll spend one of the most important days of the year with your loved one. If you need to pick up delicious treats for your sweetie, our online store makes it easy and convenient to order from the comfort of your own home. But have you ever been curious about where the tradition of giving chocolate for Valentine’s Day comes from? We decided to do a little bit of research and find out where this tradition came from. Learn all you need to know in today’s blog!


Do you know the history behind Valentine’s Day?

The Sweet History Behind Giving Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

The history of Valentine’s Day

The first mention of Valentine’s Day came in 1382 in a novel by Geoffrey Chaucer. During this time period, the notion of courtly love was popular; much of the imagery that we associate with Valentine’s Day came out of this period, including the idea of giving flowers to a loved one and writing love notes to your Valentine.

By the late 19th century, Valentine’s Day had taken off as a holiday throughout much of the English-speaking world. The Victorians were obsessed with the notion of romantic love, and used the holiday as an excuse to give lavish gifts and elaborate cards to their loved ones. Richard Cadbury, of the famed British chocolate family, recognized the holiday as an excellent marketing opportunity for his chocolate; he hand-designed beautifully decorated boxes to house his sweet treats. His forward-thinking idea worked – he could barely keep his Valentine’s Day treats on the shelf, and a holiday tradition was born!

Order Valentine’s Day candy online and keep the holiday stress-free

For an easy and hassle-free Valentine’s Day experience, order your Wockenfuss Candy online! Whether your sweetheart prefers a hand-packed assortment of delectable chocolates or an array of delicious gummies. Wockenfuss makes it easy to find the perfect gift for your Valentine.

Wockenfuss Candies

Wockenfuss Candies carries a variety of candies that can fit into your meal plan in all of our stores. In addition to our selection of hard candies, we also offer a wide variety of sugar-free, guilt-free options.

If you have any questions about Wockenfuss Candies’ wide variety of chocolate treats and candy products, please contact us by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!

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