6 Must-Buy Korean Snacks

Lotte Mart is where a lot of Koreans go to do their grocery shopping, it’s super convenient, often located next to subway stations and it’s also a great place for tourists and visitors to stock up on sweets and snacks to bring home for friends and co-workers. Here are 6 of our favorites, enjoy!


1. Banana Milk

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Koreans absolutely love their banana milk! It is common to find banana milk everywhere in Korea from convenience stores to supermarkets, but did you know that this popular drink comes in other flavors like strawberry, melon and even a lite version (low fat) and coffee flavor too!

2. Market O Chocolate Brownie

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This is one item you should stock up on when you are in Korea — these bite-sized brownies are packed individually and they are the perfect size for a snack.

3. Tteokbokki crackers

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The tteokbokki cracker has a nice spicy kick to it. Slightly glazed with a sticky texture, this snack comes with a nice crunch unlike the usual rice cakes, although some may find it a little too sweet for their liking.

4. Goraebab (Korean Crackers)

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Goraebab is a Korean cracker which comes in shapes of different sea creatures like fishes, squids, whales etc. If you are a fan of peppery snacks, you should get your hands on their spicy flavor.

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5. Crab Rice Crackers

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This packet of little crab-shaped rice crackers is the cutest of the lot and trust us, you wouldn’t bear to eat it. It has a faint fishy shrimp taste that gets more addictive as you continue munching on it. Give the spicy flavor a shot if you need the extra oomph!

6. Crown Butter Waffles

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Crown Butter waffles are the best crisp waffles you can get your hands on! A buttery taste best enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee as an afternoon snack, this snack is everything you can ever ask for. A word of warning though, you won’t be able to stop munching away after your first bite!

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