Giri choco

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Giri choco

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A bag of giri choco
Type Chocolate
Place of origin Japan
Main ingredients Chocolate
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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]

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References

  1. http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1589631,00.html Time magazine. Accessed February 14, 2010.
  2. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123635365 National Public Radio. Accessed February 14, 2010.