Monday, December 14, 2009

Giant Freaking Pepero

November 11th is Pepero Day in South Korea. It's a lot like Valentine's Day in that people will exchange gifts and/or candy with their crushes and loved ones, especially Pepero because the date of 11/11 resembles the chocolate covered cookie sticks.

November was a crazy month for me, so the 11th came and went with barely a thought. Someone mentioned it on twitter--I mentioned it back and let it slip my mind. Then a few days ago I got to stop by a local Korean grocery and saw an entire shelf of special edition Pepero. Here's a snapshot of some of the boxes I ended up bringing home:


The box of Nude Pepero I already had--just figured I'd put it there so you could get an idea of how big the giant Pepero is in comparison. ;)

The stuff in the picture is nowhere near close to the amount of stuff I actually bought. What am I going to do with it all? No idea, but it's mine for now, dammit, and I'm happy every time I look at it.

Happy Belated Pepero Day. :D

ETA: I made a mistake about mentioning a contest here on twitter. I don't know where my mind was. But hell, it's still a good idea. So, if you make a comment before, hmmm, the 21st of December, I'll pick a poster at random and send you one of these giant freaking boxes of Pepero. How's that? :D


pinkprincess61 said...

You're giving one away??!!?? Based on your picture and the sheer # of boxes there, it *does* surprise me... :-) Sign me up, I'd like to try them. They look like pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate or something similar. Are they?

Happy Holidays!

Sherry F (from the Midwest)

Rowan McBride said...

@pinkprincess61 - Yep! That's basically what they are. :) Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'm like this with pocky. I always check out the chinese supermarkets to see if they have anything new and interesting. I've never seen this brand before.