Monday, 1 February 2016

5 Reasons Why Chocolate is Good & Giveaway!

Thornton's Valentines day chocolate heart
With Valentines Day just around the corner, a lot of partners will be popping into chocolate stores for their loved ones and buying the largest heart-shaped box of chocolate they can see. The gesture is cute but a lot of us will still be feeling the Christmas guilt and the thought of delving into more chocolate is terrifying for our figure. Today I am going to share with you 5 reasons why chocolate is in-fact good for you and also I have a delicious box of Valentines Continental Chocolate giveaway kindly sent from Thornton's.
Thornton's Valentines chocolate
1. It's Good For Bones - Just when we thought chocolate only makes us fat, a small bar of white chocolate contains one sixth of the recommended daily allowance of calcium. We all want healthy, strong bones right?

2. Fights PMS - Chocolate contains magnesium which can help with cramps and increase energy. Have a couple of pieces of chocolate if you have cramp and it'll shift the pain in no time!

3. It Doesn't Always Make You Fat - WHAT? Yep you heard me. People who eat chocolate on a regular basis are actually thinner than those who don't (an American study reported). It's all about balance after all.

4. It It Good For The Heart - I don't know about you but I will definitely eat chocolate if I know it's going to prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels and help restore flexibility to arteries.

5. It Makes You Feel Better - It contains PEA which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you are falling in love. It can encourage your brain to release feel-good endorphin's.

There are numerous other reasons why chocolate is good for you but those are the ones I think are important to remember. Thornton's is one of my favourite go-to brands for chocolate and they have kindly sent me a box of one of their Valentines Day chocolate range worth £25, which one of you lucky ones could win!

Find out more about Valentines Day with a lengthy blog post from Thornton's (here) that contains different ways to spend VD broken down from budget/who to spend it with and even some baking and gift ideas for him/her.


Giveaway Rules!

  • UK Giveaway only
  • The giveaway ends on the 29th of February giving you just under a month to enter
  • The winner will be notified via Twitter and must respond within 3 days of being notified - if not it will be given to another entry
  • Please don't follow and then unfollow I am aware of how common this is so I will be keeping an eye out for any funny business!
  • The more media you follow the more chance you are to winning!
  • And lastly good luck!
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84 comments

  1. You literally can't beat chocolate! I don't eat it often but when I do I LOVE it! XX

    OliviaCheryl.com

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  2. I'm single so I will treat myself to a takeaway & a DVD. These Thornton's Chocolates would be a lovely treat :)

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  3. I'm single so will be spending the time with my kiddiwinks :)

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  4. i will be cooking a meal at home for my partner and we will watch a movie later in the evening

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  5. These sound actually incredible! I'm heading up to Glencoe for two nights for phones free relaxation!

    x

    Www.siobhanrothwell.com

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  6. I am so going to buy some chocolate now!

    vavaviolet.com

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  7. I've just finished a chocolate brownie reading this, so I feel SO much better about my choices now! :D
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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  8. Plans are normal family day with maybe a pretty nice cooked meal for two

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  9. I feel so much better about the amount of chocolate I have just consumed haha (: My boyfriend & I are cooking a nice meal together / watching a movie.

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  10. This is the first time since 2012 I've been able to spend it with my boyfriend (well, now fiance!) as we have been invited to a wedding, usually we are LDR. V-day is the day after the wedding, so we'll make sure of the hotel before heading out for a country walk and good pub lunch. Excited! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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  11. This is the best post in the entire world. I love chocolate (probably a bit more than I should). I can't enter the giveaway but I'm still here for the chocolate!

    Be | lovefrombe

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  12. I love this post so much, you've made me feel much more justified in my chocolate addiction hehehe ;)
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays.co.uk

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  13. We don't really do anything different on Valentines Day, except perhaps buy each other a few small treats!

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  14. I will be staying at home avoiding all the public displays of affection

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  15. Unfortunately I have work on Valentines day so I'll be in the office -_-

    DippyWrites

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  16. May go out for a meal or have a takeaway x

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  17. Eat a romantic meal, then dim the lights, put on a romantic film...and snuggle up on the settee :)

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  18. Great giveaway! This is actually my first year celebrating Valentines day! we have booked all weekend off so think it will consist of snuggling, watching a film and eating pizza :) Hope you have a Lovely day xx

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  19. staying in watching tv but with a nice Chinese takeaway to hand

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  20. We will have a cosy night in infront of a good movie and a nice yummy takeaway :)

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  21. Oh dear i'm working until 11.30pm, so not much celebrating there.

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  22. stopping in as the hubby is cooking me a meal

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  23. My plans are to spend a nice morning with croissants and a lie-in! Then the other half will cook dinner, we'll watch Lady & The Tramp and share a giant Millie's Cookie!

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  24. My plans are to cook my hubby a nice meal by candlelight and then spend the night watching movies while the kids are in bed.

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  25. Okay, I definitely need to stock up on the white chocolate!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  26. I'm actually working on VD but we'll no doubt head out around that time for a meal. My other half is not the valentines type at all though :)
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks.com

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  27. I'm planning on treating myself to a takeaway, a good movie and as much chocolate as I can humanly consume! Hehe.

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

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  28. A post giving me reasons as to why chocolate is good is definitely my favourite kind of post!

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

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  29. I am in LA on Valentines day, so not going to be with my boyfriend but when I get home we are going to have a belated VD and maybe go to London or stay in and watch some film, chocolate will no doubt be involved! xx

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  30. I don't know, my husband has organised a babysitter & that's as much as I know!

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  31. These Thornton's Chocolates would be fab! My plans are to cook a delicious home meal with a bottle of bubbly for my hubby and I :)

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  32. a bottle of wine a takeaway and a romcom :)

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  33. I've just split up with my boyfriend of 5 years so I'm gonna have an anti-Valentines and sit and eat chocolate and watch films on my own!! x x

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  34. I'm celebrating Valentine's Day a day early, so dinner and ice skating is the plan I think! x

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  35. Hopefully a trip to seaworld xx

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  36. I'll be at home eating junk food! #singlepringle

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  37. No special plans at the moment,probably stay in with a takeaway.

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  38. No plans at the moment, might have to come up with something

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  39. I imagine on the day itself me and my boyfriend will just stay in bed all day, playing games, watching movies, and cuddling in bed together. Otherwise we might go for a drive somewhere. :) We're pretty much celebrating it on the 10th by going to watch Deadpool and eating Mexican food. WOOP! :D

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  40. My boyfriend is away on Valentines day so we're going to do something low key on the Friday instead :) thinking we'll just have a nice meal and watch a film, hope yours is nice too xx

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  41. Yummm they look so good! xx

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  42. Thank you so much for this, as soon as I finish work I am going to buy myself the biggest bar of chocolate I can find because I now have totally justifiable reasons :) xx

    Charlotte | Just Charlotte

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  43. This is such a cool quirky giveaway! Good luck to everyone

    lovely post,
    Daizy from| www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

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  44. Nothing yet.Any offers welcome otherwise its an early night.

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  45. My plans are to get a takeaway and have a nice night in!

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  46. It'll be a normal day, apart from giving each other cards.

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  47. It'll be a normal day, apart from giving each other cards.

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  48. We are not doing mouth probably a takeaway

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  49. We are having a family day out

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  50. Snuggled up with hubby on the sofa watching a romcom

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  51. No plans, but hope to spend some time in a cafe/pub just enjoying each others company!

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  52. Packing for our romantic break on Monday!

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  53. Eating Chinese food with a glass of wine! Nothing fancy

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  54. We are watching murder programs on CI and eating Thornton's mint chocs. Aren't we romantic?

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  55. We had a posh cream tea in a local hotel.

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  56. We just stayed in and watched a film and had a takeaway

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  57. We had a lovely meal and romantic night in. ;)

    Tara x

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  59. We had a meal with another couple, then a romantic night in alone with some drinks and a box set :)

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  60. We had a lovely meal together, just the two of us

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  61. I didn't do anything, we don't celebrate it!

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  62. a meal at home for my partner and a dvd.

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  63. My boyfriend and I celebrated Valentine's Day this year by having a meal out and a cosy night in watching a cheesy romantic film :) x

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  64. meal out with my partner and a trip to the cinema

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  65. We had a family meal together, then once the children were in bed we snuggled on the sofa watching a movie

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  66. I did not see my bf until around 9.30 pm as he was working , I went to his and we watched a movie and had a few glasses of Champagne snuggled on the sofa ♥

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  67. I didn't do anything for Valentine's Day

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  68. I'm all on my lonesome so I had no plans for Valentine's Day :(

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  69. I bought my wife some red and white roses. They're still in the vase with the wrapping on - think it's a message to not buy them in future so I'm putting some money to the side to take her to Paris next year to see if that impresses her more :)

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  70. All by myself, so chill out and ignore it .

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  71. Even though Valentines been and gone - what I did was took my wife out for a relaxing spa-day :D

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  72. We don't celebrate Valentine's Day any more. I think we are too old!!!

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  73. We had a special meal at home.

    Hazel Rea @beachramber

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  74. We painted my Daughters bedroom - not romantic but it had to be done! :-) x

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