While Halloween is mostly a western phenomenon, the spooky holiday is increasingly finding its way into other parts of the world. And no Halloween celebration is truly complete without an opportunity to binge on all the tastiest of treats. Here are a few of the most amazing snacks and candies unique to Korea, many of which you can at your nearest Asian supermarket.
Unlike taffy or caramel, this popular chewy candy in South Korea isn’t sticky at all. It features a nice smooth texture that makes them easy to eat with a nice juicy interior. The delicious and zesty pomegranate flavor is a particular favorite among many.
Sweet Red Bean Jelly
Red bean jelly and paste are commonly used as ingredients in sweet Korean treats. Yanggaeng is one such item, featuring red bean jelly in a pure bar form. Not only is it sweet and tasty, but it’s also fat free and low calorie, making a great alternative to traditional candy bars.
Kancho Choco Biscuits
Button-sized cookies packed with milk chocolate, these lovely little morsels are basically dunk-a-roos without the dunking. The crumbly cookie shell matches perfectly with a smooth milk chocolatey center. These are one of the best snack options for Halloween trick or treaters.
Korean Sweet Cakes
Chapsal yakgwa is one of Korea’s traditional cake desserts made from honey, sesame oil, and wheat flour. They taste a bit like donuts and are absolutely delicious.
One of the most famous brand in South Korea, this giant cake-like biscuit with marshmallow filling instantly melts in your mouth. If you’re a sweet tooth, this is the treat for you. It’s so widespread that some kids even have them instead of a birthday cake.
These ordinary biscuit sticks covered in chocolate are quite the snack. So much so, in fact, that they even have their own “national day” in South Korean. Pepero are thin cookie sticks dipped in white chocolate and chocolate cookie crumble, aka, oreos on a stick. Yum!
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