Valentine's Day in Asia

Valentine's Day in Asia

Did you know that in Japan, Singapore, South Korea & China women give men chocolate on Valentine's Day? Dark chocolate, to be precise.
The idea of women giving chocolate to men originated back in the 50's thanks to a typo on an ad by a chocolate company. Now - women give the men in their lives chocolate every February 14th. The giving spirit is so rampant that the lucky recipients may include husbands, boyfriends, co-workers, friends, neighbors, local merchants, newspaper delivery boys...let's just say most Asian men are very full on Valentine's Day. THEN, in the 1980's, the concept of payback was invented (most likely by a chocolate-deprived woman) and thus a new tradition was born. Today, in those aforementioned Asian countries, men must now give women white chocolate (or non-chocolate sweets) one month later on March 14th on White Day. 
In honor of our Asian chocolate loving friends, we have put together the Romance Collection - a gourmet assortment of heart-shaped truffles that include four astounding flavors including our Asian inspired Wasabi-Ginger dark chocolate truffles. 
Just a note to our male customers in North America and every other continent (other than Asia) - waiting until March 14th to give your favorite female a box of chocolate is a VERY BAD IDEA.
Here's to sweets and romance this Valentine's Day!
Posted Monday, Jan 31  |  by Barkeater Chocolates

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