Instagram spotlight on best Birmingham chocolate, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Chocolata. Via- Kelsey Justice.

Are you a chocolate lover? If not, maybe that special someone is. Or maybe treating ourselves on Valentines Day to a really decadent chocolate treat is just the medicine we need!

Our weekly Instagram spotlights on Bham’s favorite InstaHam posts usually show up on Wednesday…but we wanted to give you a chance to actually act on these tempting local treats…enjoy~!

Chocolate consumption causes your brain to release the pleasure chemical dopamine, which could put you in the mood for love.

Did you know there’s a global chocolate shortage going on right now, so you better eat fast before it all runs out.

The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.

White Chocolate isn’t technically Chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.

There is a correlation between the amount of chocolate a country consumes on average and the number of Nobel Laureates that country has produced.

The blood in Psycho‘s famous shower scene was actually chocolate syrup.

Chocolate has over 600 flavor compounds, while red wine has just 200.

Chocolate gives you a more intense mental high and gets your heart pounding more than kissing does.

The chocolate industry is worth approximately $110 billion per year.

The Fry and Sons shop concocted what they called “eating chocolate” in 1847 by combining cocoa butter, sugar, and chocolate liquor. This was a grainy, solid form of the treat.

Birmingham, AL has several chocolatiers…and of course we have great bakeries. What are some of your favorite ways to get that chocolate fix?