Friday, October 1, 2010

Choco Pie till you burst!

Had my first bite of the popular Korean snack, the Orion Choco Pie. I said "popular" not only for it being one of the best-selling snacks in most parts of Asia, but also because of its brief but memorable appearance in the Korean blockbuster flick J.S.A.: Joint Security Area.

One of my all-time favorite movies, J.S.A. is a story of hidden friendship -- and the dangerous consequences people had to face due to it, between two divided nations: North and South Korea. The memorable part came when NoKor's Sgt. Oh got his first taste of the marshmallow-centered treat, compliments of South Korean soldier Sgt. Lee.

While Choco Pie didn't win any acting awards, this real-life army favorite had the most important role in the film: a bridge that attempted to string together a wounded nation. But if you think this is mere make-believe, read this article and see for yourself how this chocolate-coated wonder is REALLY making waves on the north side.

The verdict? Choco Pie didn't live up to the hype. The taste wasn't as good as I expected. This one's way better...

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