Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Korean Popcorn

Every month my friend and I walk to Korea Telecom to pay our bills. I always buy a sack of popcorn on our way back to work. If this popcorn were sold in the U.S., I would be a popcorn fiend. The popped corn is large and gently sweet, with no added oils. I didn't know that a natural popcorn could be so flavorful. I find it hard to believe that popcorn can naturally taste so sweet, but it does. Everyone who translates the label tells me popcorn is the only ingredient.
Convenience stores and street vendors usually sell the popcorn pre-packaged. You can find bags the size of large pillowcases for sale.
At first I thought that the vendors popped the corn themselves. Now I'm not sure since all the popcorn packaging looks the same.
The twist tie is the only safety precaution. In the U.S. one would not find popcorn packaged in this way. It would only be a matter of time before someone dumped staples or poison into one of the bags!

6 comments:

Tia said...

That looks very much like puffed wheat cereal! I wished I had tried it.

MandyKat said...

I bought a bag while you were here for you to try. I ended up eating it myself. You tried so many things that you weren't hungry for one more!

Rebecca said...

That looks so interesting!!! I'd love to try it!

Jin said...

they sell korean popcorn at HMART, here in the US. :D

Kat said...

They sell it in America. At Korean markets.

Unknown said...

How many calories 1 bag