Long associated with romance dating back to the time of the Aztecs, chocolate is the perfect gift. Nothing makes the senses run wild more than receiving a box of delicious chocolates. Carefully peeling back the wrapping to reveal beautifully handcrafted chocolate and relishing the taste of each one is a delectable experience, and one to be shared and savoured.
In fact, scientists ascribe the aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate to two chemicals it contains. One, tryptophan, is a building block of serotonin, a brain chemical involved in sexual arousal. The other, phenylethylamine, a stimulant related to amphetamine, is released in the brain when people fall in love.
State Buildings resident chocolatier, Sue Lewis Chocolatier, creates fresh handmade chocolates using the world’s finest covertures blended with local, seasonal and often organic produce. Sue brings over 20 years experience and much dedication and passion to her craft, which is evident from the very first bite.
So whether you are celebrating age-old love, rekindling a romance or simply spoiling someone special this Valentine’s Day, be sure to visit Sue Lewis Chocolatier at the State Buildings.
Sue Lewis Chocolatier Exclusive Valentine’s Day Products
Limited Edition Hearts
Each one uniquely painted in ether dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramelised milk chocolate or white, rose & cardamom – $25 each
Jar of Hearts
Jar of mixed flavoured small hearts for those wishing to give away lots of love – $14 per jar
Salted Caramel Hearts
Dark chocolate heart shell filled with salted caramel – $15 for a box of 5
Love Potion No.9
64% Madagascan chocolate infused with vanilla, strawberry, basil, rose, clove, apple & ginseng. Sure to win over the one you admire! – $8 per bar