11.11 is Pepero Day here in Korea. It’s not a “red day” or “ë¹¨ê°„ ë‚ ” (which means a public holiday) but just a “commercial holiday”, much like Halloween or Valentine’s Day.
Pepero is a confectionery brand in Korea manufactured by Lotte. It is similar to the “Jack n’ Jill Chocolate Pretzels” brand in the Philippines. I always preferred Nagaraya’s Sweet Mini Pretzels coated in sugar when I was a kid.
Pepero has four variants: original, almond, peanuts and nude. My favorites are the almond and nude variety. I haven’t tried the peanuts though.
Before 11.11 comes, one would see special Pepero gift sets in supermarkets. Last Saturday, I took a picture of the display at E-mart ( a supermarket chain), where we bought some bath vanity.
Other Pepero clones and gift sets were also on display like the big Kitkat in the picture:
My students gave me boxes of Pepero and stick breads last year. I thought it’s my turn to give this time. So I ordered a box of Pepero last Monday and it arrived today – 40 boxes of original and 20 boxes of almond. I’m going to give half to the kids at my son’s day care and the other half for my students!
I tried one tonight and it’s good – not expired nor a fake ;p
Happy Pepero Day! How could I fall prey to this commercial holiday?