Annyeonhaseyo from Seoul. I am going cuckoo for South Korea’s latest craze, coated almonds!
There’s the standard bearer, honey butter almonds, but this almond flavor innovation continues way beyond that. There are cookies and cream almonds, wasabi almonds, dried seaweed-coated almonds, tteokbokki (spicy, saucy Korean rice cake-flavored) almonds, hot and spicy chicken flavored almonds and … wait for it, STARLIGHT PANG PANG ALMONDS.
Starlight Pang Pang is an electric blue ice cream with POP ROCKS inside, so these almonds are inside a blue, sugary coating and pop rocks so that after you get the crunch of the almond, you have the pop rocks exploding in your mouth.
I tried them all and these almonds are crunchy, they are creative, they are addictive. I tasted ’em at an E-Mart 24 convenience store (where they trial bowls of each flavor out) before dropping a bunch of money to buy bags and bags to bring back to the US as gifts.
And for my own snacking, let’s be honest.
5 thoughts on “Korea’s Coated Almond Craze”
Now, I want some.
What was your fav(s)?
I am most mind blown by the novelty of Starlight Pang Pang and the competing crunch and crispy explosions. But probably for flavor I’m into wasabi!
I guess I’ll be spending Saturday hunting through my local H-Mart for tteokkbeokki almonds because GOD DANG
even if I can’t spell it correctly!