Why do we give chocolate on Valentine's Day?

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(WHTM) -- When Valentine's Day comes around, many people run around trying to buy gifts for their significant others. Flowers, cards, and boxes of chocolate are staples when it comes to this holiday.

But, why chocolate? Why is that sweet treat always a staple of Valentine's Day?

According to History.com, by the 1840's the idea of Valentine's Day becoming a holiday to celebrate love had taken over the English-speaking world. The Victorians from that era loved the idea of courtly love and gave others elaborate cards and gifts. According to the website Candy Favorites, chocolate was in high demand by the upper classes of Victorian-era England.