Dalgona is having a resurgence of late, but no thanks to TikTok. In fact, from its appearance in Netflix’s current top streaming series, Squid Game. For those who haven’t quite caught on yet, Squid Game is a survival drama, where 456 people compete to win 45.6 billion won (about 52 million SGD) by playing traditional Korean children’s games, only with a dark twist– you lose, you die.
In the hit Korean show, we see it in its original form – the Dalgona candy. And no, it didn’t originate from 2020’s whipped coffee. It’s actually a Korean childhood candy popular in the 1970-80s, in line with Squid Game’s childhood nostalgia theme. Street vendors would stamp patterns or shapes on the wafer-thin honeycomb candy, and kids would challenge themselves to eat around the shape; similar to its feature in Squid Game’s episode 3.
If you’d like to challenge yourself to the task (but without its dire consequences if you fail), here’s a step-by-step on how you can DIY some Dalgona candy at home.
First, you’ll need to gather the following to make the candy with:
And you’re done! Now, it’s the moment of truth – do you advance or do you face an unthinkable penalty?
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