One beverage that became very popular during 2020 is the mouth-watering dalgona coffee. From kids to adults, everyone tried it during the pandemic. If 2020 was all about dalgona coffee, dalgona candy is trending in 2021.
Dalgona candy became popular after the release of the Netflix show, Squid Game. This famous Korean candy was featured in an episode of the show and made everyone crazy about the unique candy. Dalgona candy is also famous as ppogi in Korean and many Koreans are nostalgic after this Netflix show featured their favorite candy from their childhood. One of the Koreans said: “For some of these young Koreans, I don’t think they consciously think it’s Korean candy, but it’s a way to connect to their history that they don’t want to necessarily do in a history book”.
The show is about a group of debt-ridden people competing with each other and playing games to win a huge cash prize. In one of the games, the contestants are supposed to carve a shape out of dalgona, without snapping it. After the show featured this alluring Dalgona candy, many people started sharing recipes for dalgona candy. A Korean food blogger claimed that her dalgona candy recipe received about a 30% increase in terms of viewership after the release of Squid games on Netflix. So, all thanks to this recent release to give this famous Korean candy a comeback.
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Saumya Srivastava is a passionate reader who likes writing poetry. She is an avid foodie who keeps exploring new types of cuisine. Besides, she also has a strong love for literature.