Things to Know About Korea's Favorite Snack: Pepero – SnackFever

Things to Know About Korea's Favorite Snack: Pepero

By Calypso Joyer

Pepero, does that sound familiar to you? If not, you definitely need to know about them! Pepero is one of South Korea's well-known and famous snacks because of its unique style and taste. Here are just a couple fun facts behind Pepero!

Created in 1983 by the Lotte Confectionery in South Korea, Pepero has been evolving since then. There exist around 10 flavors now. Here are just a few of the flavors:

  • Chocolate (the original taste!)
  • Strawberry
  • Almond
  • Nude (Smooth creamy chocolate surprise wrapped in crispy biscuit stick)
  • Tiramisu cheese

Yep, these are just a few of them!

Here is a video of Dave Sesang, a Youtuber,  giving Pepero a try!

It is no surprise that this infamous snack has found itself in our monthly boxes before!

If you're keen on watching Korean television shows, you're more than familiar with the “Pepero game." This game is mostly played by K-POP  idols on variety shows and is worth to look into if you know what I mean...

Moreover, the snack itself has a great story to tell. South Korea has a tradition called “Pepero Day” or "11/11" that we can closely compare to Valentine's day. It’s a day where friends and lovers show their affection, offering each other Pepero treats! This event is celebrated on the 11th November.

Why specifically the 11th of November? Because if you look closely at rhe shortened date: 11/11; it looks like the design of these delicious treats, genius! 

The exact origins of Pepero are unknown but the most recent story, back in 1983, tells that once, to females in the Yeongnam region exchanged Pepero wishing that they would both become tall and thin as the sticks itself.

To conclude this article, I would like to share with you a funny fact that exists about Pepero. A myth states that for maximum effectiveness for height and thinness, one must eat 11 packs of Pepero on November 11, 11:11 AM and 11:11 PM at 11 seconds exactly. Is anyone willing to take the challenge?

Has this got you craving Pepero? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our limited edition and one-time box Pepero Day edition! Click here to order yours!

Want to give Korean snacks a try? Go to snackfever.com and order your box of happiness!

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