01/03/2016 3:57 AM AEDT

Why Chocolate Is 'The Food Of The Gods'

It's better than kissing somebody, apparently.

It doesn't take much to convince somebody to eat chocolate.

Americans eat 100 pounds of the stuff EVERY DAY, which seems insane and also totally normal if you know any Americans, but it's been called the "food of the gods" since a smitten Carl Linnaeus coined the term to describe a cacao tree in 1753.

In the fun stop-motion video above, Refinery29 shares some other good tidbits about the sweet stuff (such as how our hearts literally beat faster when we eat chocolate than when we kiss somebody).

More importantly, here are some delicious chocolate recipes to get you through the day (now that we've triggered your sweet tooth).