What makes chocolate romantic?
EUGENE, Ore. - Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and chocolate is one of the most popular gifts to give. Tasty Tuesday stopped by Euphoria Chocolate to find out just what makes the confection synonymous with romance.
Bob Bury, the Willy Wonka of Eugene, took Tasty Tony behind the scenes.
"I got into the business, I tell people, to support my own habbit basically. I've always loved chocolate ... I grew up in a house with chocolate. My grandmother worked in the confectionary business in San Fran for many years."
Bury shows off a 10-pound chocolate bar, and the equipment his company uses to craft the sweet treat.
It's the kind of attention to detail that anyone would want to get from a significant other, but it's tough to see any romance in all the technicality.
The next step however may be the key: it's where lovely ladies known as "dippers" do just that, placing each item individually into a delicious vat of yum.
There's a lot of care going into each one of these pieces of chocolate, and that's pretty romantic right?
"Yeah, it's made with love," dipper Loir Kimball said.
"It is something that you know is a indulgence," said Sunny Maesaul said, "and so if you've had a bad day or if you've had a good day you know that it is a little something that maybe you shouldn't always have, but the fact that you can choose to have it means you can choose to be happy."
Maybe it's the amount of work that goes into it, maybe it's something chemical, or perhaps it's simply that the receiving a gift that tastes this good proves that whoever gave it to you must care.