In Japan, as well as other countries such as South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, 14 March will be celebrated as White Day. On it, men who received chocolate of love (honmei-choko) or courtesy chocolate (giri-choko) on Valentine’s Day will be expected to return the favor by giving gifts to the women. Popular White Day gifts are white chocolates, white cookies, marshmallow, white flowers, white jewelry, even white clothing such as lingerie. A man could also take the woman to a date. Continue reading
Let’s pepare for one of the sweetest days of the year, because on 7 July we will celebrate World Chocolate Day!
Chocolate is the typically sweet food made from Theobroma cacao seeds. There are many forms of chocolate: in a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods. There four types of chocolate: milk (contains milk powder or condensed milk), white (does not contain any cocoa solids), dark (contains higher amount of cocoa solids), and unsweetened (pure chocolate liquor, also known as bitter or baking chocolate). Continue reading