Friday, November 11, 2011

Pepero Day

Surprised that Koreans celebrate a day like this today :)

According to Wikipedia-  Pepero Day is an observance in South Korea similar to Valentine's Day. It is named after the Korean snack Pepero and held on November 11, since the date "11/11" resembles four sticks of Pepero.[3][4] The holiday is observed mostly by young people and couples, who exchange Pepero sticks, other candies, and romantic gifts.

Now let's focus on Pepero which started it all. PEPERO (빼빼로) is a cookie stick, dipped in chocolate syrup, manufactured by Lotte Confectionery in South Korea since 1983. It was inspired by the Japanese product, Pocky produced by Glico.

Look at those sticks! Makes me want to try one :)

Isn't it amazing that they have a celebration inspired by food? And I thought Koreans are not into sweets and junk foods since most of them are slim (well, majority of their actors and actresses are). 

Now the nearest Korean Grocery store that I found is Seoul Seoul Mart besides Alabang Town Center. I still need to check where exactly is the location through Google since next week I will be on that area to watch Breaking Dawn :)

Anybody who tried Pepero sticks? 

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