A bag of giri choco
|Place of origin||Japan|
Giri choco (義理チョコ?, literally, "obligation chocolate") is chocolate given by women to men on Valentine's day in Japan. It is a relatively inexpensive type of chocolate women give to male co-workers, casual acquaintances, and others to whom they have no romantic attachment.
Men generally reciprocate by giving women cookies and other gifts on White Day, celebrated on March 14.
- http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1589631,00.html Time magazine. Accessed February 14, 2010.
- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123635365 National Public Radio. Accessed February 14, 2010.
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