10 Best Korean Snacks That Can Give You a Real Taste of Korea

10 Best Korean Snacks That Can Give You a Real Taste of Korea


If you want to taste Korea in just a packet of chips, we got you the perfect list of snacks to try!

How and Why Korean Snacks Became Popular?

Korean snacks have unique flavors, which many enjoy outside of Korea. Over the years, Korean snacks have increased in popularity overseas after the hit of the Korean wave. Ever since the hit, Korean snack companies have been widening the market all across the globe, starting in the US, China, and Southeast Asia Markets.

Types of Korean Snack Flavors 

You can find many different kinds of snacks ranging from sweet to salty and spicy! These are the most favorite Korean snack flavors in the market:

  • Tteokbokki
  • Honey Butter¬†
  • Sweet Potato
  • Banana Flavored
  • Corn Snacks¬†
  • Onion Flavored¬†
  • Seafood Flavored¬†
  • Ramen Flavored¬†
  • Kimchi Flavored

10 Best Korean Snacks

  1. Pepero

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This snack is widely known in Korea and is enjoyed by many, especially on Single’s day when people give Pepero to people they like and want to express their feelings.

You can find many different flavors in any convenience store in Korea. During particular seasons such as Cherry blossom season or Christmas, Lotte will release special edition Pepero’s to celebrate the season! 

  1. Honey Butter Chips 

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One of the most famous snacks in Korea that even idols love! Since its release, the snack has fallen off shelves and sold out almost everywhere. 

The chips have a sweet, crunchy taste and are coated in honey and a hinge of butter to top this excellent snack!

  1. Nongshim Banana Kick 

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If you are a Banana fan, I strongly recommend this snack! It is made out of corn and covered in banana flavor. It’ll feel as if you’re eating crunchy bananas. Banana kick also has a variation where it is covered in chocolate! 

  1. Binggrae Banana Milk 

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It is sold in a uniquely shaped bottle inspired by traditional Korean jars. This beverage is trendy in South Korea, where a report shows 6 billion bottles of banana milk are sold each day. 

Binggrae has banana-flavored milk, but it has varieties such as strawberry, melon, and banana light. 

  1. Lotte Kkokkal Corn Snack

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We all know barbecued corn tastes delicious, but have you tried barbecued corn chips in their crispy form. This corn snack gives you the rich flavor of baked corn, perfect for corn lovers!

If you are not a fan of barbeque, you may try their spicy flavored corn chips! 

  1. Haitai Sindangdong Tteokbokki Chips 

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Since tteokbokki is very famous in Korea and is one of the most eaten street foods, snack companies decided to make this crispy tteokbokki flavored snack. It has both the sweet and spicy flavor combined with the extra crunch to top it off. 

  1. Bibigo Roasted Seaweed

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Munching on seaweed is the best snack while watching movies or binge-watching dramas. This perfectly seasoned season will pair well with rice or even be eaten just on its own. 

  1. Orion Turtle Corn Chips 

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This snack is quite popular in Korea; it is made out of four layers of corn which allows it to break as soon as you bite into it, making the burst of flavors fill your palate. The most famous flavor is the Sweet Corn Soup, but they have other options for you to try, such as shrimp-flavored chips, sweet cinnamon, and honey butter chips.

  1. Nongshim Sweet Potato Chips 

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This slightly sweetened snack is topped off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds which pairs perfectly with the essence of the sweet potato. The chips almost taste like rice crackers which instantly melt in your mouth as you chew them. 

  1. Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack 

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Did you know Koreans eat raw ramen? This snack is similar to the hard ramen instant noodles, but this noodle snack is covered in different flavors and is even tastier than eating plain ramen noodles. Push Ppushu has four flavors; BBQ, Grilled Chicken, Bulgogi, and Spicy Rice Cake Flavor.  

You can try these and many more snack with our Seoulbox!

Korean Snacks Enjoyed by K-pop Idols or Featured in K-dramas!

  • Cheese Sticks in the Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo drama¬†

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  • Banana Kick enjoyed by Jimin

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  • Homerun Balls featured in Baekhyun‚Äôs Live

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  • Honey Butter Chips are loved by Korean Idols.¬†

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  • Pepero shot with Sungjong

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  • Binggrae‚Äôs Strawberry and Banana Milk, loved by Taemin and Jungkook.¬†

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Types of Snack Boxes Available in Seoulbox

Here in Seoulbox, we have various specially curated snack boxes for you to enjoy each month! The Seoulboxes curated follows diverse themes, our team put much thought into picking the snacks for our Seoulmates to enjoy 

Seoulbox has three different boxes to choose from ‚Äď The regular 'Seoulbox Signature' is the standard box purchased by subscribers. It mainly focuses on snacks and features K-pop merch and K-beauty products each month.¬†

If you are vegetarian or want to opt for a Halal box, our 'Seoulbox Signature V' will be the perfect option! The box is curated to fit the specific diet of our Seoulmates.

Lastly, if you prefer having Korean-related goodies or K-pop merch, the 'Seoulbox Life' is your go-to option! This box focuses on Korean products or items rather than snacks. It is made especially for people who are into receiving out-of-the-norm curated products according to the quarterly themes.

We hope this article helped you boost your appetite to try some K-Snacks! If you are keen to try and experience the taste of Korea, be sure to subscribe to our Seoulbox or even opt for the one-time offer if you are new to the Korean snack world. 

Leave a comment below on which snacks you would love to try the most! We are excited to hear from you!

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