Chocolate and Laughter: The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift


A good sense of humor is reported to be one of the most important factors contributing to a successful romantic relationship. Chocolate and Chuckles offers a chance to laugh together and share a favorite chocolate treat.

This new Valentine's Day product combo benefits two good causes. The Chocolate comes from Newman's Own Organics. Paul Newman gives all his royalty payments after taxes to educational and charitable organizations. The Chuckles come from the Laugh It Off CD which benefits, a non-profit organization that helps teens with self-esteem. Chocolate and Chuckles will not only tickle everyone's funny bone with a 60-minutes CD of contagious laughter, it will also delight the most discerning palettes.

"We wanted to have a product that would be healthy for Valentine's Day while benefiting two great causes," said Betty Hoeffner, President and co-founder of Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc., NFP. "When we developed our Laugh It Off CD, we extensively researched laughter's health benefits, which include stress reduction, heart health and weight loss. We wanted to pair our CD with another feel-good health enhancing product, which is why we selected the 2.8 oz Dark Chocolate bar from Newman’s Own Organic. What makes you feel better than laughter and chocolate, especially dark chocolate?" 

According to a study led by Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, professor of nutrition at Penn State University, people who ate a diet rich in cocoa powder and dark chocolate had lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol, higher blood antioxidant levels, and 4 percent higher levels of good HDL cholesterol.

"We source our organic chocolate from producers in Central and South America," explains Nell Newman, founder of Newman's Own Organics. "All the cacao used has been raised in a natural, rainforest setting by people whose history with the cacao tree goes back over 3,000 years.

The mission of Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc, is to empower teens with self-esteem building tools that will help them counter challenges such as eating disorders, bullying, violence, substance abuse and suicide. U.G.L.Y. is an acronym for: Unique Gifted Lovable You. Hey.

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Edited by Patricia D. Sherman


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