Godiva Coupon – Godiva Chocolatier is a manufacturer of premium chocolates and related products. As well, the company continues to be the leader in the premium confectionery category. Godiva Chocolatier owns and operates more than 450 boutiques and shops worldwide where consumers can find a comprehensive selection of Godiva offerings. Godiva products are also available at finer department and specialty stores. Use Godiva coupons and special offers when available. Additionally, the company issues six seasonal mail-order catalogs a year in North America and accepts phone and internet orders. From New York to Paris to Tokyo, it is Godiva that brings the best of Belgium to the world.
Common Questions and Answers about Godiva Chocolates:
How Long Will Godiva Chocolates Keep Their Fresh Taste? Godiva Chocolates will stay fresh tasting at room temperature for up to 2-3 weeks, as long as they are kept away from heat and humidity. Specifically, the temperature should not exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity should remain below 60%. Avoid direct sunlight.
How should I store the chocolate if I want to keep it fresh tasting for more than two weeks? To store chocolate for up to two months, place package in two plastic bags, close tightly and refrigerate. To store chocolate for up to six months, place package in two plastic bags, close tightly and freeze.
How do I bring the chocolate to room temperature once it is removed from storage? Keep chocolates in plastic bags until the entire package comes to room temperature. This will take approximately two hours if it was stored in the refrigerator, six hours if it was stored in the freezer.
Allergy Information: Does Godiva chocolate contain dairy products? ALL Godiva dark, milk, and white chocolate may contain dairy or milk products. Any person with a dairy allergy should NOT consume ANY of the Godiva products.
Does Godiva chocolate contain nuts? ALL Godiva products including solid chocolate pieces may contain nuts and/or peanuts. Any person with a nut allergy should NOT consume ANY of the products.
Does Godiva chocolate contain gluten? ALL products including solid chocolate pieces may contain gluten. Any person with a gluten allergy should NOT consume ANY of the products.
Wedding and Party Favors: How far in advance should I place my favor order? It is recommend that you place your order about 8 to 10 weeks before the event and select a delivery date of one week prior to the event. Store the favors in a cool, dark place – 70 degrees or cooler. Do not store them in the climate-controlled packaging that they are shipped in as the chocolates are fragile and may absorb an odor from the packing material.
Does Godiva offer volume discounts? Yes – the more you shop, the more you save. Place an order of $600 or more and get a discount of 5% to 20%. Discounts are calculated on merchandise total, before shipping and/or tax, and excluding charges for custom-printed ribbons.
What customization or personalization options are available? Godiva offers custom-printed ribbons for the gold box and white box favors only. A minimum quantity of 50 units and lead time of four weeks are required. For the two-or four-piece favors, the additional charge is $1.25 per box; for larger assortments, $2.00 per box. You may select from about 10 ribbon colors, which may be printed with either block or script text in gold or silver.
Your Brain On Chocolate
In what is possibly the best–or at the very least, the most entertaining–study we’ve ever heard about, scientists from the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute set out to see if chocolate can help improve memory. In snails. (Don’t worry; there’s something in this for all of you non-snails, too.) Other foods could have worked–green tea, cocoa, and red wine also contain epicatechin, a type of plant antioxidant known as a flavonoid–it’s just that this particular study happened to focus on chocolate. And snails.
Here’s how the experiment worked: The scientists submerged snails in either normal water or water with epicatechin for 30 minutes. They rendered the water hypoxic (meaning they sucked some of the O2 out of the water so the snails would pop their breathing tubes out to look for more) and poked the snails with a stick whenever the little guys tried to use their breathing tubes. “Much like if you were in my class and every time you yawned, I tapped you on the nose, you’d learn not to yawn,” explains lead study author Ken Lukowiak, PhD, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Calgary.
One day later, the scientists repeated the poking exercise to see how many times snails opened their breathing tubes. A reduction would prove that the snails remembered what happened when they popped out their tubes.
The results? Snails in the regular water had memories that lasted about three hours. But snails in the “chocolate water” could go from 24 to 48 hours. “That’s a real big difference,” Lukowiak says. “To go from three hours to 24, you have to have altered gene activity in the neurons that make the memory.” In other words, the flavonoid in chocolate appeared to cross the skin to directly affect the brain just like oxygen does.
So do these results mean anything if you happen to not be a snail?
Absolutely. “A neuron in any animal behaves very similarly to a neuron in a human,” says Lukowiak.
But in the name of science, Lukowiak tried the experiment with his own daughter. Not by putting her in water and bopping her on the head–let’s not be ridiculous here–but by feeding her chocolate before a big exam. For three nights prior to the test, she consumed dark chocolate right before studying. “She said she did much better than she thought she would!” Lukowiak says, though he acknowledged other confounding variables. “Possibly it just made her happy.”
Sure, more research is needed before science can say that chocolate really does help the memory of a human, but this is one thing we’re happy to jump the gun on–in the name of science, of course. Bring on the chocolate.