Pepero Thursday

11.11 is Pepero Day here in Korea. It’s not a “red day” or “빨간 날” (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.

Pepero display at E-mart

Other Pepero clones and gift sets were also on display like the big Kitkat in the picture:

Pepero clones at E-mart

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!

A box of Pepero

I tried one tonight and it’s good – not expired nor a fake ;p

Pepero Almond

Happy Pepero Day! How could I fall prey to this commercial holiday?

8 thoughts on “Pepero Thursday

  • November 11, 2010 at 10:13 am
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    Hi Ate Betchay! I’ve been passing through your blog since I started searching for stuff regarding Korean visa application and I get to visit occasionally ’til now. 🙂

    Just came across this Pepero article. Ahaha! Me and my friends are Pepero loves so we thought of celebrating it today as well. I’m gonna give mine to my sibs. 🙂

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  • November 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm
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    oooh today is pepero day? i love that snack but then again its kind of expensive here in the philippines. my favorite has to be the almond but i feel like everytime i bite into one i gain 5 lbs more 🙂

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  • November 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm
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    Tama! Parang Pretzels nga… ^^

    Happy 빼빼로 데이 Ate Betchay!

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  • August 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm
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    When I was in Korea last Nov of 2010, pepero almond was one of my fave chicha…laging may baon sa bag pag inabutan ng gutom sa pamamasyal:-)

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  • November 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm
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    Ma’am Betchay how will you celebrate Pepero day this year?

    I plan to give some to our Korean teacher.

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    • November 4, 2011 at 9:50 pm
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      Hi! Sure we’ll have a Pepero giveaway ;p It’s 11.11.11

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  • November 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm
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    Peppero has four variants: original, almond, peanuts and nude. I am not sure if there are any new variants.Happy Peppero Day Ate Betchay and to everyone!

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