The Best Korean Snacks: 20 You Must Try!
You may have heard of Korean turtle ships but have you heard of Korean turtle chips? If not, you are missing out! Koreans take snacking very seriously and the competition is fierce for ranking high among the best Korean snacks. There’s no limit to how creative they get in terms of variety of flavors and cute packaging.
One thing you must do is keep an open mind. You might not think shrimp could make a delicious chip but you would be wrong! Shrimp flavored Korean chips are a classic snack in Korea and you will be surprised at how addictively delicious they are.
Luckily for us, many of the best Korean snacks are available worldwide either via Asian grocery stores or online. Check out our faves below and pick up a few new ones on your next trip to your local Korean market. You won’t be disappointed.
If you’re a fan of Korean foods, why not also check out our guide to the best Korean ramen.
Here are 20 of the Best Korean Snacks!
1. Honey Butter Chips
These chips are sweet from the honey and savory from the butter (featured in tons of K-Dramas)
2. Turtle Chips
Turtle chips are one of the most popular snacks in Korea. The original flavor is great but my favorites are the cinnamon (시나몬) ones!
3. Choco Heim
Chocolate cream wafers have hazelnut filling and are great to pair with tea or coffee.
4. Onion Rings
A lighter and sweeter alternative to American “Funyuns”- I definitely prefer these over Funyuns!
5. Choco Boys
Choco Boys are a tiny biscuit topped with chocolate!
A Korean snack classic- so popular there is even a holiday dedicated to these cookie sticks (November 11)!
7. Ssal Ro Ppung / Grain Rice Bar
Another classic snack that I grew up eating with my Halmoni (할머니-grandmother). They are somewhat similar to a rice crispy treat but are light and not as overpoweringly sweet.
8. Honey Twist Snack
When I was in Korea last summer I ate these every single day; they are very sweet and very addicting!
9. Soft Cow
An on-the-go candy popular amongst children. It’s chewy and similar to a marshmallow consistency.
10. Ppushu Ppushu
Crunchy dried ramen with (optional spicy) flavor is another go-to!
11. Homerun Ball
Similar to Hello Panda cookies, these are little round biscuits with a chocolate filling.
12. Korebap / Whale Food
Korebap is another classic snack popular amongst children. The crackers are crispy, light and airy in the shapes of various sea animals.
13. Shrimp Crackers
Shrimp crackers (or shrimp chips) are similar to American Veggie Sticks but feature a subtle shrimp flavor. A tried and true classic Korean chip.
14. Pocari Sweat
An electrolyte drink that’s great for after workouts or when you need hydration. I drink these after workouts instead of Gatorade!
15. Banana Milk
In America, our milk flavors are chocolate and maybe strawberry but in Korea, it ranges from melon to banana and more! Banana milk is a refreshing children’s classic drink of choice!
16. Mogu Mogu
This delicious juice comes in tons of flavors with jellies to add texture!
17. Coco Palm
Similar to Mogu Mogu, this drink has a candy-like taste and has jellies in it!
Described as a carbonated citrus cream, this drink has a subtle dairy flavor to it.
Another classic! Often used for mixing cocktails to get that lychee flavor!
20. Brown Sugar Popcorn / White Sugar Popcorn
Bonus! If you can find these in a store, comment below! I had them in Korea but can’t seem to get my hands on them in the US!
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Julianna Song is a content creator and contributing writer for Best of Korea. She discovered her passion for Korean culture during a recent immersion program in Korea and hopes to return one day to work in the film and television industry.
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One thought on “The Best Korean Snacks: 20 You Must Try!”
Korean snacks have a separate fan base of their intrinsic flavor.
But in USA they aren’t readily available.
Thankfully, SFMart has got us covered an authentic Korean and Asian online food store that houses the biggest Korean product market in USA. What’s best is that everything is sold on wholesale rates.
For people in USA, having a hard time in finding authentic Korean snacks and food, without getting a dent in their bank account, head over to SFMart’s website. I’ll link the website to the name
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