Giri choco

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Giri choco
A bag of giri choco
Place of origin Japan
Main ingredient(s) Chocolate

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.[1][2]

Men generally reciprocate by giving women cookies and other gifts on White Day, celebrated on March 14.

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  1. ^,8599,1589631,00.html Time magazine. Accessed February 14, 2010.
  2. ^ National Public Radio. Accessed February 14, 2010.