Your Healthy Valentine’s Day in Japan – All Sorted!

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It’s officially February and you know what that means! Valentine’s Day in Japan is less than two weeks away but fear not, HealthyTokyo have got you covered with these 4 great valentine gift sets!

list of the 4 sets:

Chocolate Lovers Valentine’s Set

For the Wine Connoisseur

Breakfast is Bae Set

Valentine’s Day in Japan is slightly different to a typical ‘western’ Valentine’s Day.  However, chocolate is still the main component of a happy Valentine’s Day.  In Japan, it is customary for women to gift chocolate to men!  This is great news for all you lads out there looking for love!

Of course, in true Japanese style, chocolates are given to every man in the woman’s life.  There are two types of Valentine’s chocolates – ‘Giri choco’ and ‘Honmei Choco’.  ‘Honmei’ translates to true feeling’s chocolate in Japanese and are given to lovers, or a significant other.

On the other hand, the term ‘giri’ means ‘obligation’ in Japanese, so ‘giri choco’, are the non romantic kind that is given to everyone else.  For example, coworkers, family, friends and your mailman (if you are so inclined).  Regardless of whether the chocolates are ‘giri choco’ or ‘honmei choco’, these are lovingly wrapped and presented.  It is quite typical for men to have a mountain of chocolate appear on their desk on Valentine’s Day in Japan.

Now ladies, if I haven’t lost you yet, bear with me.  While it may sound like a tough (and expensive) labor of love honoring Japanese pop customs, there is a silver lining!  March 14th is ‘White Day’ in Japan.  On White Day, men return the favor and give chocolate back to every woman who gave them chocolate on Valentine’s Day.

Now enough about Japanese Valentine’s Day customs, HealthyTokyo has lovingly put together four different product sets to suit every one of your healthy Valentine’s Day needs!

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This Valentine’s Set is the perfect present to give your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.  It is full of delicious sweet treats, that are also good for you!

Featuring:

  • Nature’s Path Love Crunch Granola in Dark Chocolate and Berries
  • Clipper Fair Trade Drinking Chocolate
  • Alter Eco Fair Trade Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread

 

For the Wine Connoisseur is a selection of handpicked wines that will have your palette tingle with pleasure. All of them are kosher to boot, to top it all of, with the exception of the white wine, they are also vegan wines. Begin your exploration of the Israeli terroir with this extraordinary trio.

Featuring:

  • Estate Shiraz Red Wine
  • Estate Rosé Wine
  • Chardonnay Reserve White Wine
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Valentine’s Day starts with breakfast! Surprise your loved one with an amazing breakfast in bed with the Breakfast is Bae set. We’ve got you covered for the best healthy breakfast spread. Combine the granola with Provamel Almond drink and a dollop of peanut butter for added protein for a delicious breakfast. The Whole Earth 100% Organic Smooth Peanut Butter and Fiordifrutta make a wonderful topping for toast, pancakes, waffles, sandwich or even on crackers. Rest assured that both products are sugar free and natural.

Featuring:

  • Nature’s Path Love Crunch Organic Apple Crumble Granola
  • Provamel Organic Almond Drink
  • Whole Earth Organic 100% Peanuts Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Fiordifrutta Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread

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