Chocolate didn’t become big in Korea until the mid-twentieth century when it was introduced via the Westerners that were posted up for the Korean War. Now, besides many old-fashioned chocolate like Ghana, you can find a large selection of chocolates and chocolate products like choco pie.
If you like marshmallows and chocolate pie, one of the most famous of all Korean snacks won't make you disapponited. It’s pretty much impossible to meet a Korean who doesn’t know about choco pies. They’re an integral part of Korean society, similar to a national symbol. There are several different brands, but Orion is the go-to for most people. It’s a yellow sponge cake with marshmallow on the inside, and chocolate on the outside. They come in different size boxes, from 2 choco pies up to 60. Be warned: They are so delicious that once you start eating them, it’s difficult to not eat the entire box!
NikanKitchen now offers the best Japanese and Korean chocolate for sale online! These include biscuits and cookies from much loved Korean and Japanese brands including Lotte. Shop our selection of the best chocolate from Korea and Japan and if we've missed anything be sure to let us know!