Try These Korean Summer Snacks Before They Take a Vacation!

By Tiffany Simms

School is out and so is the sun, but don’t run out of snacks! As you celebrate your summer holiday, don’t forget to pack some sustenance along with your passport and sunblock. Of course, always stop to refuel during your trip and remember to stop for K-snacks. The temperature gets hotter but our snacks get cooler as Korean snack distributors release unique products for the season. Hurry and grab them now; time is running out because once your vacation ends, these limited-release snacks’ vacation starts.

  • Cold Mango Treats

Gongcha has released a line-up of icy treats featuring mango to help keep yourself cool as the weather heats up! There’s something new to try each day from boba teas to bingsu (빙수)!

  • Binggrae Popsicles 

A summer variety of popsicles including lemonade flavour and banana with candy pieces! 

Every time a coconut! Binggrae has released a coconut version of their famous Melona ice cream pop. With a snack like this, you can’t go wrong.

  • Pineapple Jellies 

You can’t have summer without a piña colada. To compliment your coconut ice cream pop, snack on some of CJ Cheil Jedang’s pineapple jellies! It’s the taste of paradise in a bite.

  • Lychee Hibiscus Water Jelly

CJ Cheil Jedang continues to feed us tropical flavours including Lychee Hibiscus Water Jelly!

  • Blueberry Lavender Honey Butter Chips

Our beloved Honey Butter Chips continue to keep things fresh for the summer with their limited release of Blueberry Lavender flavour. 

  • Toy Story 4 Donuts

Some summer days are too hot to do anything… except maybe catch a flick in a nice cool cinema. On your way to watch the summer blockbuster, Toy Story 4, stop by Dunkin’ Donuts for their limited release of Toy Story-themed donuts and collectables!

  • Watermelon Tonic

Nothing says summer like a refreshing watermelon on a warm summer’s day. GS25 offers refreshment through a watermelon-flavoured tonic, allowing not just refreshment but revive-ment.

  • Watermelon Juice

If you want a pure watermelon flavour, free of additions, such as alcohol, try some watermelon juice. 

  • Watermelon Popsicles

If the beverages weren’t cool enough, stop by 7-Eleven for an icy watermelon treat!


Starbucks Summer Menu

Starbucks never fails to release a fresh and vibrant menu that perfectly compliments each season. This summer, citrus shines throughout the limited release treats. Their promotion advertises their menu selection with "take a 15-minute vacation."

  • Citrus Tiramisu 

The “Italian Pick-Me-Up” dessert, tiramisu is quite popular as it is known for its sweet but bitter taste of coffee and cocoa. Starbucks’ summer adaptation of tiramisu gives a Korean twist as it highlights yuzu with cream cheese.

  • Goheung Yuja Tea Blended

A good choice for those who like icy and citrusy drinks. 

  • Busan Red-on-the-Beach Drink

This drink is crafted to put one in mind of “a romantic sunset of Busan” with the flavours and colours from orange, peach, and hibiscus.

  • Busan Sandy Beach Cream Frappuccino

Continue your holiday in Busan with the drink crafted after the Busan beaches while it includes black tea and almonds.

  • Milk Blended with Potato

Have your milkshake and potato chips, too! This milky drink is blended with potato and topped with salty crispy potato shavings. 


McDonald’s Summer Treats

Everyone loves McDonald’s vanilla ice cream! This summer, a fruity alternative has come into play. Three choices for a cold strawberry treat includes strawberry ice cream, sundae, or McFlurry. 

After everything, wash it all down with McCafé’s new Pineapple Chillers. 

How will you choose to stay well-fed, hydrated, and cool this summer? Which summer-exclusive treat do you want to try before it goes on vacation? Let us know in the comments below! 

For more cool treats to help you survive the heatwave, check out Classic Korean Icy Treats to Stay Cool!

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Written by Tiffany Simms

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