.~. In the 1800’s physicians commonly advised their lovelorn patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining.
.~. As an elixir for love, chocolate has been believed throughout history to bring smiles to the broken-hearted and to prompt amorous feelings in both men and women. It is believed that Madame Du Barry served it to all her suitors; Casanova consumed chocolate instead of champagne to induce romance; and Montezuma, the king of the ancient Aztecs, believed chocolate would make him virile.
.~. At one time, conversation candies were made into shapes including horseshoes, baseballs and watches.