A dalgona seller in Seoul gained notoriety after supplying Netflix with 700 sweet treats for the third episode of “Squid Games”.
Booming trade: An Yong-hui, 37, has been selling dalgona candy in a college district for eight years, reported Reuters.
The thin Caramel candy – made with brown sugar, corn syrup, and a little baking soda – is a Korean street snack that was first created during the Korean War (1950-1953), according to Pink villa. The treat became popular in South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.
In June 2020, An and his team reportedly used 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of sugar to make props for the third episode of “Squid Game” titled “The man with the umbrella. “
In this “Squid Game” episode, participants had to use a needle to cut out the shapes carved on the brittle treat without breaking them. Failure to do so results in the immediate death of the player.
a said he had not been able to return home for a week as his company tried to meet the sudden surge in orders. He says his company now places more than 500 orders for dalgona per day, more than its usual 200 before the global release of “Squid Game” on Netflix in September.
The challenge: While An’s dalgona sells for 2,000 won (about $ 1.68) each, customers can get one for free if they can remove the shapes without breaking the treat – much like the “Squid Game” challenge but without fear of dying.
Some social media users have posted videos online of themselves taking on the dalgona candy challenge, Delight reported.
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