Elixir of love? Why chocolate is the Valentine’s Day go-to

by Trish Rudder Valentine’s Day and chocolate have a long history. When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of romance. And chocolate. Chocolate was called the “elixir of love” by the famous 18th century lover, Casanova. But as a symbol of love, chocolate goes back even further in ancient Mesoamerican history. Among Aztec aristocrats . . .