In chocolate, high levels of the neurotransmitters help promote feelings of attraction, excitement, giddiness and apprehension. The chemical makeup of chocolate works by stimulating the brain’s pleasure centres and reaches peak levels during orgasm.

Chocolate contains a natural ‘love drug’. Trytophan is a chemical that the brain uses to make a neurotransmitter called serotonin. High levels of serotonin can produce feelings of elation, even ecstasy – hence the name of the designer drug that also works by increasing serotonin levels. All about chocolate here.