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

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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~!

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

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

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

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

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

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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?