Hello 안녕하세요! The theme for this month's Korean Snack Box is New Year 2020 theme! 😄
Here in Korea the winter weather is still freezing cold but there is reason to celebrate, it is New year! And we will say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020!
In Korean the commonly used Happy New Year greeting is 새해복 많이 받으세요 (sae-hae-bok man-i bad-eu-se-yo) and means "I hope you receive lots of luck in the new year" 🤗
Did you know that in Korea we not only celebrate one New Year, we celebrate two New Years! While we also celebrate Sinjeong/신정 the “Solar New Year” that is mostly celebrated around the world, we are mostly focused on 설날/Seollal the “Lunar New Year”. Seollal occurs on the second new moon after midwinter and marks the first day of the new year on the Lunar calendar. Seollal is maybe the most important holiday in Korea so we are filled with joy that we get to celebrate Seollal with you!
During Seollal we meet family and relatives and eat rice cake in hope for longevity and good health. During Seollal it is also common to dress in the traditional Korean clothing 한복/Hanbok. You probably seen and know about Hanboks but did you know that a special attribute of the Hanboks is that they do not have any pockets? ^^ Instead we carry a Bokjumeoni silk bag like the once you get in every Korean Snack Box, and this month you will get a beautiful orange Bokjumeoni that you can use in your daily life or as a decoration!
Chicken Pop / 치킨팝 (only in Large box). The Chicken Pop snack from Orion in collaboration with Korean restaurant Mom's Touch is one of the hot snacks in Korea right now. But be careful because they are SUPER SPICY! As you might know Koreans love spicy food, and these popcorn style snacks has a spicy chicken flavor. Take on this spicy Chicken Pop challenge yourself or together with your friends and family. Who can manage to eat the super spicy hot Chicken Pop like a Korean? 😂
Pepero Peanut & Pretzel / 빼빼로 단짠 크런치. The Pepero from Lotte is the popular stick shaped cookies that you can see in many Korean dramas and Variety shows. Here is a brand new trending version of the famous Korean Pepero snacks in Peanut and Pretzel sweet crunchy flavor! You can find more Peperos in our Just Pepero box! 😄
Wanggumteuri / 왕꿈틀이. The Wanggumteuri jellies from Orion are delicious and cute chewy jelly candies in sweet fruity flavors! 🤩
Wanggumteuri Peach / 왕꿈틀이 복숭아맛 (only in Large box). The Wanggumteuri Peach is a new version of the popular Wanggumteuri jellies which has become a new best-seller Korea. 🥰
Chamssal Yakgwa / 참쌀약과. Chamssal Yakgwa is a traditional snack made from an ancient recipe with rice, honey and ginger. This snack is close to the heart for most Koreans and we thought it might be fun for you to try some traditional Korean flavors as well. We really hope that you will find this traditional Korean snack delicious even though it is a bit different than modern snacks. 😄
Chaltteok Pie / 찰떡 파이. The Chaltteok Pie from Lotte is a sweet rice cake snack covered in a layer of delicious dark chocolate and is a long time favorite among all Koreans and a steady best-seller in the candy section! 🤗
Jonghab Assorted Jellies / 종합젤리. The Jonghab Jellies or Assorted Jellies are bite sized super delicious soft jelly candies dipped in sugar and in comes in various fruit flavors! 😄
Peppermint Candies / 배단박하 캔디. The Peppermint Candies from Crown will fill your mouth with refreshing a peppermint flavor that will keep your throat warm throughout the cold winter! 😊