11 popular Korean snacks to buy in Seoul

These yummy treats are worth tracking down for, we guarantee.

11 popular Korean snacks to buy in Seoul
11 popular Korean snacks to buy in Seoul
23 Nov 2018

11 popular Korean snacks to buy in Seoul

Thanks to the booming Korean wave, we’ve been pretty fortunate to be able get our hands on a lot of different treats in Singapore. But there are many more that don’t make it over. So we’ve done the next best thing. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite K-snacks that you have to try, and maybe even buy back, on your next trip to South Korea.

LINE Friends x Choco Pie
LINE Friends x Choco Pie
23 Nov 2018

LINE Friends x Choco Pie

When your favourite LINE characters get together with one of the most-loved snacks in Korea, you know you’re going to get a delicious treat. Plus, the packaging makes it an adorable gift to bring back for your colleagues and friends too. Choose from five yummy flavours - Original, Caramel Salt, Red Velvet, Injeolmi (a type of Korean rice cake) and Fig & Berries. Our favourite is the Red Velvet that comes with a strawberry and cream filling. Combined with the chocolate cake base, it makes for a sweet treat, anytime any day.  

Price: 2,500 – 3,000 won (depending on flavour) (approx. S$3 – S$3.65)

Available exclusively at the LINE store in Myeongdong.

Lotus Biscoff Ice-Cream
Lotus Biscoff Ice-Cream
23 Nov 2018

Lotus Biscoff Ice-Cream

Remember those caramelised Lotus biscuits that we would find with our coffee or tea at some cafes? Someone decided that it would make for a great ice-cream flavour, and they were right. A yummy caramel-like ice-cream a Biscoff cone makes for a delicious treat anytime.  

NOTE: You’ll probably want to eat this either back at the hotel as the generous Biscoff crumbs atop the ice-cream can create quite a mess.

Price: 2,000 won (approx. S$2.45)

Available exclusively at 7-11 stores.

Photo: Toggle, Twitter/Xavier Lur

Neurin Maeul (“Slow Village”) Makgeolli Snack
Neurin Maeul (“Slow Village”) Makgeolli Snack
23 Nov 2018

Neurin Maeul (“Slow Village”) Makgeolli Snack

We all know how yummy makgeolli (Korean rice wine) tastes, so why not enjoy it further as a snack? This snack is made with makgeolli. But thankfully during the baking process, all the alcohol has evaporated leaving just a hint of flavour behind, so this is something even the kiddos can enjoy. Comes in three flavours: Original, Onion and Bulgogi.

Price: 3,900 won (pack of five) (approx. S$4.75)

Available at Home Plus stores.

Lotte Kokkal Corn - Corn Soup
Lotte Kokkal Corn - Corn Soup
23 Nov 2018

Lotte Kokkal Corn - Corn Soup

A new edition to the popular Kokkal (cone-shaped) snack, this is perfect for corn soup lovers. In short, if Campbell’s creamy corn soup was made into chips, this would be it. And of course, who can resist wearing the “cones” on the fingers because it does make snacking all the more fun.

Caution: This is super addictive, so you might want to grab a bag just for yourself if you’re planning to bring back a few to share with friends.

Price: 2,380 won (approx. S$2.90)

Available at most convenience stores.

 Orion Fresh Cream Pie Figs & Berry
Orion Fresh Cream Pie Figs & Berry
23 Nov 2018

Orion Fresh Cream Pie Figs & Berry

Riding on the success of the original Cream Pie, Orion introduces a new flavour to whet your appetite. In fact, the decision to launch a fig-based snack was really based on consumer feedback and surveys. The cream (it uses fresh British cream), fig and berry filling is surprisingly not too sweet, and together with the cake base makes for a good tea-time snack.

Tip: Put the Pie in the fridge to chill for a deliciously cool treat.

Price: 3,980 won (box of 12 cakes) (approx. S$4.85)

Available at various supermarkets.

Oktokki Project Vongole Ramyeon
Oktokki Project Vongole Ramyeon
25 Nov 2018

Oktokki Project Vongole Ramyeon

This is not the easiest to find, but if you do see it, we guarantee that you won’t regret buying a box, or more, back home. The noodles have a chewy texture that is much loved by the Koreans, while the soup base is a pleasant spicy seafood garlic flavour that doesn’t overwhelm. For an extra oomph, try adding fresh clams and a few slices of chilli to take this simple noodle dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. Also available in Stir-Fried Rice Cake and Cream flavours.

Price: 7,500 won (pack of five) (approx. S$9.10)

Available at selected supermarkets and via oktokkiproject.co.kr

Skippy Peanut Butter Ice-Cream
Skippy Peanut Butter Ice-Cream
23 Nov 2018

Skippy Peanut Butter Ice-Cream

Thanks to the success of its popsicle version, fans of Skippy Peanut Butter will not want to give this cone variant a miss. The flavour is sweet and a tad bit salty, just like inhaling a huge scoop of Skippy peanut butter at once. And of course, having peanut bits and chocolate totally seals the deal. Sure, you possibly can’t bring it home to share with your friends, but you can definitely take a photo, or 10, of yourself enjoying this decadent treat.

Price: 2,000 won (approx. S$2.45)

Available exclusively at 7-11 stores.

Photo: Naver blog/@stickyspatula

Nongshim Sumi Chips - Basil Pesto
Nongshim Sumi Chips - Basil Pesto
23 Nov 2018

Nongshim Sumi Chips - Basil Pesto

It’s like having your favourite pasta or pizza dish in a handy snack. Combining garlic, butter, basil, pesto, olive oil and salt, it gives the usual potato chip a unique flavour that’s loved by all, both young and old. Eat it alone or paired with a tomato salsa if you’re feeling fancy.

True story: Our friend loved this so much, she bought a whole carton back to Singapore!

Price: Basil Pesto, 2,000 won (approx. S$2.45)

Available at various supermarkets.

Photo: Naver blog/@nongshimi

Mini Melts x Orion “Aisha” Big Bubble Ice-cream
Mini Melts x Orion “Aisha” Big Bubble Ice-cream
23 Nov 2018

Mini Melts x Orion “Aisha” Big Bubble Ice-cream

Need to cool down after a hot day? This refreshing and slightly tart apple sorbet is the answer. Not only is it a perfect palate cleanser after a heavy meal, but it’s also great for reviving a tired mind when you’ve had a long day out. And since each pack contains 10 “bubbles”, you can easily share this dessert treat with a friend.

Price: 1,500 won (approx. S$1.80)

Available exclusively at 7-11 stores.

Haitai Crisps - Shrimp Cocktail
Haitai Crisps - Shrimp Cocktail
23 Nov 2018

Haitai Crisps - Shrimp Cocktail

While we might get the shrimp option in Singapore, what caught our eye was the words “season edition” and its light blue packaging. Unlike the usual shrimp variant, this one boasts a stronger and richer shrimp flavour. It’s also a little sweeter, giving the snack a well-balanced mix of savoury and sweet flavours to tantalise the taste buds. Plus, each crisp (only 2.2mm thick) is also super light, so don’t be surprised if you finish a whole pack by yourself in one sitting.

Price: 1,350 won (approx. S$1.65)

Available at various convenience stores.

Samjin X-5 Peanut Crunch Bar
Samjin X-5 Peanut Crunch Bar
23 Nov 2018

Samjin X-5 Peanut Crunch Bar

Definitely not new to frequent travellers to Seoul. And you would think that with all the hype around this, it would be easier to track down in Singapore. But nope, this still remains pretty elusive, unless you’re hunting down deals on third-party sites.

A luscious combination of peanut, chocolate and caramel, this is a great pick-me-up when you’re feeling low on energy. So for those who have yet to try it, make sure you pop into a GS25 store to get your hands on one, or a whole box (you won’t regret it). PS. we’ve had friends beg us to bring a box of this back each time we head over to Seoul.

Available exclusively at GS25 stores.

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