In America, guys usually give candy, flowers, and/or other gifts to the leading ladies in their lives on Valentine's Day. However, in Japan, girls give chocolates to guys instead. Honmei-choco are chocolates given to guys that girls have romantic feelings for. This would typically include crushes, boyfriends, and husbands. Giri-choco, on the other hand, are "obligation chocolates" given to guys that girls have no romantic interest in. Think of your guy friends, male co-workers, and male bosses. Honmei-choco are usually higher quality than giri-choco and often homemade.
If you're interested in making your own easy chocolate gift this year, try making these Chocolate-covered Domo-kun Marshmallows!
|Chocolate-covered Domo-kun Marshmallows|
What homemade chocolate ideas do you have? Let me know in the comments below!