Who doesn't love chocolate? Valentine's Day is a great excuse to eat chocolate . . . I mean, if you get it as a gift, it'd be rude not to eat 30 or 40 pieces, right?  But what happens if you DON'T get any?

According to a new survey, 43% of people say they'd strongly consider buying THEMSELVES chocolate for Valentine's Day this year. And women are slightly more likely to do it than men, 47% to 42%.

"Candy plays an important role in helping people celebrate special occasions like Valentine's Day and is enjoyed as a treat year-round," John Downs, president & CEO of the National Confectioners Association, said. "Consumers understand the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Most people in the U.S. enjoy candy 2-3 times per week, averaging about 40 calories per day and about one teaspoon of added sugar per day from confectionery items."

Dark chocolate has more health benefits than milk chocolate and I prefer white chocolate because I'm on a no caffeine diet. Just food for thought. It's also a aphrodisiac. Little Fifty Shades Darker...little chocolate...and boom (if you know what I'm sayin fellas)! Did this post just get creepy?