November 16, 2014
So, for this week’s WTF Korea episode, Soo Zee got very excited and took matters into her own hands. She pretty much dumped this bag of old school Korean candy in front of us and said “figure it out yourselves! Buwahahahahah!” Yay! We like being really confused, if you couldn’t tell from our Sushi Candy Kit (which we found more of in our local HomePlus recently, by the way! OHHHMMEMERRGGAWWWDDDD). Soozee warned us that we would be confused for some of them but seriously refused to help us out. She wanted to see if we could figure it out on our own which essentially means if we can’t figure it out, Korean children are actually smarter than us. I’d just like to know who makes such complicated candy! And it’s not complicated like the sushi candy which is meant to be challenging, it’s complicated like “you must first warm this food over an open fire and then stretch it in order to properly eat it” kind of complicated.
So in the end, I do think we definitely ate that cassette tape roll out plastic candy incorrectly. Is there another way to eat it? Are we supposed to dip it into something? Cover it in sugar? Put some in our mouth and drink water with it? Because it was just…ummm…totally flavourless and almost inedible. It was just like eating a dry rice noodle. A really thin rice noodle. I don’t even know if it was candy. Soo Zee could have just made us eat actually tape as some form of retribution for making her eat Mountain Dew Chips before. That’s probably it. Don’t worry Soo Zee: we’ll get you back! How do we eat this thing!!?? If you know please please let us know! The other candies weren’t as complicated to use, but I bet those little plastic tubes would be illegal in Canada as a choking hazard to children. They were NOT edible and were very touch to maintain their shape after chewing on them with your teeth. The inside tastes almost like a really soft starburst candy or the inside of a skittle, but the texture was like eating fudge. Very thick and smooth. A little too sweet for me but as I child I would probably love it. The corn thingy we ate that smelt really good but tasted like sadness was supposed to be warmed up! I’m not sure how warming it up would help it taste any better, but it was such a strange dull corn flavour.
I really think a lot of these old school candies have sentimental value to people, rather than just tasting super awesome amazing. I think it’s the same way we might eat an old fashion salt water taffy or a candy apple. Yes, it tastes good, but it’s not the greatest sweet on the planet that you’d want everyday. Anyone get what I’m saying? More importantly, has anyone actually tried these candies? If yes, can you let us know what they are and how to eat them? My question for everyone else is: do you have any old fashion candy in your country? I’d love to see some pictures posted!