Urban legend has it that Marshmallow Day, as it was originally called, began in 1965, when a cunning marketing executive from a marshmallow company decided that men should buy marshmallows for the women from whom they received chocolate back in February. Chocolate companies quickly jumped on the bandwagon and began marketing white chocolate as the gift of choice for the discerning young buck. There was also a stipulation that the men's gift should be worth three times the amount that the original gift was worth. If 'Marshmallow Day' doesn't sound romantic enough for you, get out your calculator to figure out how much you need to spend, plus tax, and Cupid is sure to reward you for your heartfelt and genuine gesture.
A GG original cyber-painting: Bugger White Day, Mate
I didn’t get a chance to slave over a hot stove making chocolate for my
non-existent sweetie last month, so I’ll be on the receiving end of absolutely nothing for bloody White Day, as represented in my great work of art featured in this post. (Exhibition opening soon nowhere near you.) But never fear, caped crusaders; this superhero will be hosting her very own pity party. And you're all invited.