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  • Writer's pictureAngus Scott


Where did it come from anyway?

The 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary recorded the celebration of the Feast of Saint Valentine on February 14. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the "lovebirds" of early spring. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").

What do they mean "Offering Confectionery"?

They mean Scottish Fix shortbread, of course! Is this even a question? They needed to gift those flowers and shortbread because people smelled bad back then. Really bad. So you had to have something to cover up odors in the 1700's. The Castle of Versailles didn't even have bathrooms for God's sake! But enough of that. Anyone who gives their lover a box of Scottish Fix for Valentines Day in 2023 is half way to whatever they are attempting to accomplish. And let's face it, if you give someone the very best at Valentines Day the message won't be missed. No matter what you smell like.

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There's nothing quite as thoughtful and considerate as treating your friends to a gift of the best Shortbread in North America! Warm regards, Angus Scott

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