Giri choco

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Giri choco
A bag of giri choco
Type Chocolate
Place of origin Japan
Main ingredients Chocolate
Cookbook: Giri choco  Media: Giri choco

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.