Eating snacks is one of the finger-licking pleasures in life and Korean snacks are like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. Koreans definitely create unique-looking snacks that taste out of the norm, but they sure are addicting. Some flavors include crab, shrimp, and corn. There’s even a snack that tastes exactly like the popular Korean street food, Tteokbokki.
Countless Korean snacks probably make you wonder if you should even dare to give them a try. That’s why we’re here to provide you with a couple of top snacks that’ll make you immediately go out to the closest convenience store to buy some.
1. Orion Choco Pie (오리온 초코파이)
Choco Pie is one of the most famous snacks out of all the Korean snacks. There’s not a Korean who doesn’t know about the existence of these pies. There are several different brands and variations trying to imitate Orion Choco Pies, but they don’t come close to the originality of these chocolicious delicacies. A yellow cake covered in chocolate sandwiching a sweet marshmallow in the middle. You can usually find several of these pies sold in a box, but they can get pretty addicting so be careful when opening. If you want to make the Choco Pie even tastier, then try putting one in a fridge for about an hour. It’ll give you a totally different bite.
2. Sweet Potato Fries (고구마깡)
Sweet potato fries, “Goguma Kkang” in Korean, are delicious snacks that you must get if you want something totally new and unique in your snack cabinet. A combination of sweet potato flavor and syrup, this crunchy snack is ideal for those who loves sweet potatoes. Since the release of these sweet sesame covered snacks in 1973, it’s been going on strong until now and they’re sold in bulks everywhere in Korea.
3. Onion Ring (양파링)
Onion Ring, “Yangparing” in Korean, is the Korean version of Frito Lay’s Funyuns in America. These onion flavored thin rings with a crispy texture are a very popular snack for all ages to enjoy. If you have a craving for Funyuns, but thinner and a bit less oily, then try Yangparing.
These are only three snacks out of a long list of snacks. Do challenge yourself by trying other snacks that you find intriguing. You never know and you might find it to be even tastier than our recommended choices.