Koreans celebrate Valentine's day on the 14th of February too, but their approach is a bit different
from ours. This is the day when women give gifts to their sweeties. The men treat their women on
White Day, a month later (the 14th of March). The unattached are not forgotten. They get Black Day,
yet another month later in April. |
Just as in America, candy is dandy, but you won't find prefab heart-shaped one-pound boxes imprisoned in red cellophane. Instead, each chocolate comes elegantly wrapped as if it were a tiny individual gift. You pack a whole collection of these wee presents into a decorative box (which the candy pusher will also gladly sell you) and present it to your lucky valentine.
Korean chocolates are OK, by the way, but not at all on a par with Belgian or Swiss chocolates. Even some of the better Hershey's chocolates can top them. But nobody I know of beats Korea for classy candy packaging.