List of Korean Chocolate Snacks + More

My love for Korean snacks started the days after my arrival here in Korea. I had a craving for Nabisco’s Chewy Chocolate Chip’s Ahoy! I found the Korean version of them in Chic Choc a great little cookie made by Lotte Confectionary group. And from that point on I was hooked, not only on these cookies, but on a whole sorts of snacks that we have here in the aisles of markets, big and small.

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Korean snacks
Korean snack aisle

Now that I have a young son, we try new Korean snacks once in a while and it seems that they are only getting better and better. This list will be solely based on what we buy at home and what we think will suit kids, young and old, outside of Asia.

There is an abundance of these delicious snacks all over the place, some are even given to you for free when you have a beer at a pub. We will focus on the sweet list here and I’ll make a new salty list later on that will include the likes of ‘gim’ etc… Please visit here for all your Korean snack cravings.

Unique Korean Snacks for Kids

Choco Songi(Choco boi in english)

Made by Orion, these are on the top of my list for the simple fact that if you have one of these little ‘chocolate mushrooms’ you’ll want to finish the whole box. These are quite simple. The ‘stem’ of the mushroom is made of a crunchy cookie and the ‘head’ of it is milk chocolate. You grab it by the stem and either pop it in your mouth, eat the chocolate first, or any which way you want to enjoy it.

My son sucks the chocolate right off the ‘stem’ and keeps the cookie part for later. He likes to call this collecting dinosaur bones, as the stems have a similar shape to a bone.

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Oh Yes!

This moist chocolate-covered square cake is a must for your kitchen cupboards. It’s not overly sweet and is fairly light, compared to the Joe Louis from Vachon in Canada. Their cookies and cream version is really enjoyable, but the green tea version, not so much.

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Mong Cher

Similar to its Oh Yes! competitor, Mong Cher is a round version of the chocolate/cream-filled cake. It’s sweeter than the Oh Yes! but simply just as yummy. Kids will like the Mong Cher as an afterschool snack with milk or dessert.

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Which Korean snack should I bring back with me if I visit South Korea?

In my opinion, follow your taste buds. Orion’s Choco Pie is a best seller, but I did not put this on the list because I dislike marshmallows. Follow my list and buy one of each!

What snacks to buy at a Korean supermarket?

#1 Choco boi #2 Haitai Honey Butter Chips #3 Oh Yes!

Honey Butter Chips Korean snack
Honey Butter Chips
Korean Snack Custard
Custard Pie

Honey Butter Chips

The company Haitai started making these chips a few years back, it was a fad and a craze…Maybe not! These chips are still around and selling like ‘hot cakes’ or should I say ‘hot chips’. It seems the process of making these crispy suckers includes using fermented French gourmet butter and acacia honey.

They go well with sour cream or simply by themselves. If the dad of the house is having a cold beer, well these chips might be a good accompaniment.

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Chic Choc cookies

This cookie is embedded in my heart forever, as an old friend, that took care of me during my time of ‘need’ while transitioning here to Korea on a cold November day. Let’s not get emotional. This premium home-baked style cookie has a crispy biscuit and soft, moist chocolate chip chunks. It also comes in the soft version, which I suggest to get your hands on.

They remind me of Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies

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It’s a Korean Twinkie. There I said it! It’s not as sweet or calorie dense as its American counterpart but equally as delicious. There are a few similar ones on the market so I suggest to keeping your eye out for the Orion confectionary version.

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French Pie

Haitai did all of us a favor when they made these little rectangular pies. They come in apple and strawberry flavors. The pie consists of jam on top of a flaky pastry. It’s very good with coffee or a glass of milk, for the kids. The drawback of these is that the jam gets stuck to the top of the packaging, making it tricky to get it out all in one piece. Bon appetit!

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Margaret Cookies

These oven-baked cookies are soft and have a peanut flavor. They will melt in your mouth. I love these after a meal and my son can eat several in one sitting. Lotte confectionary also offers a chocolate version.

Home Run Ball

These cookie balls are ingenious! The outer casing is a soft cookie and the inside has a subtle touch of a ‘Nutella-like’ spread. These are great and even better if you pop them in an air fryer for about 3 minutes, they come out hot and crispy.

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Popular Korean Snack

While there are numerous snacks to choose from, one of the most popular and beloved among Koreans is “Pepero.” Celebrated on November 11th, also known as “Pepero Day,” this snack consists of thin biscuit sticks dipped in various luscious flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, almond, and more.

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Instant Noodles

Korea’s instant noodle scene has left a lasting impression globally, with brands like Nongshim and Samyang offering an array of flavors and spice levels to suit every palate. The fiery “Shin Ramyun” is a standout, renowned for its rich broth and satisfying heat.

Back in the West, Ramen noodles get a bad rep due to their cheap persona, but Korean Ramen noodles play a different role. These are not your run-of-the-mill 1$ noodle pouches. These are well-known snacks/meals that are cheap but with quality taste. 

Check ’em out! Buy the Red pack, not the Black one. In my biased opinion, Red tastes best. 

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Orion Choco Pie

Orion Choco Pie has achieved legendary status among Korean snacks. This soft, marshmallow-filled chocolate cake is covered in a luscious chocolate coating, delivering a heavenly taste with every bite.

Honestly, this one is not my cup of tea. I put it on the list because it’s a beloved snack in Korea, and I would get a pounding if I would not include it. You can find these in Korean supermarkets all over the world. I don’t like these because of the marshmallow filling. No thanks!

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Potato Chips

Beyond the famous Honey Butter Chips, Korea boasts a wide variety of potato chip flavors, ranging from classic salted to unique options like seaweed, sweet chili, and even kimchi. You can find a whole bunch of unique flavors of Korean Chips all over the place including online. 

Chocolate Bars

Korean chocolate bars offer a delightful fusion of flavors. From milk chocolate to premium dark chocolate, these bars come in an array of options, often infused with ingredients like nuts, fruits, or caramel for an added twist.

Binggrae Banana Milk

A beloved beverage in Korea, Binggrae Banana Milk is a creamy and sweet banana-flavored milk drink that has gained iconic status over the years. They also have Melon and Strawberry flavors, and kids love these. 

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Ice Cream

Korea’s ice cream scene is as diverse as it gets. From traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate to unique ones like green tea, sweet potato, and red bean, there’s an ice cream to satisfy every craving.

One of my favorites here is Melona. It’s AWESOME! I read recently that Canada and parts of the USA now have these Melona bars available at Walmart. Look out for them. Your kids will love you for it…

More Korean Treats

Besides the previously mentioned treats, other highly popular snacks include “Choco Heim” – hazelnut-filled chocolate wafers, and “Jolly Pong” – a crunchy, puffed rice snack with a hint of sweetness.

Street Vendors

Korean street vendors offer an abundance of delectable snacks like Tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), Odeng (fish cake skewers), and Hotteok (sweet pancakes), making the streets a haven for foodies.

You should be in Korea for this… Next time you’re on the peninsula ping me up and I’ll show you around Seoul. Street Food here is clean and is the REAL thing! 

Green Tea

Green tea-flavored snacks are a favorite in Korea. From green tea cakes and cookies to ice cream and chocolates, the subtle bitterness of green tea adds a unique dimension to these treats.

Beef Jerky

Korean beef jerky, known as “Yukpo,” is a savory snack made from thinly sliced, marinated beef that’s dried to perfection. It’s a delicious protein-packed treat. The taste is quite different then back home as the Yukpo here is somewhat sweet. 

Fluffy Sponge Cake

Spongy and light, Korean fluffy sponge cakes are delightful desserts available in various flavors such as matcha, chocolate, and cheese.

Sweet Red Bean Paste

Red bean paste is a traditional Korean filling used in various snacks, such as pastries and pancakes, providing a mildly sweet and earthy flavor.

Onion Rings

Korean onion rings offer a crispy and flavorful twist on this classic snack, often seasoned with unique spices and seasonings. It’s a chip that comes in a bag(I don’t have pics) it has a salty flavor with an onion kick to it. 

Korean Turtle Chips

Korean Turtle Chips are ridge-cut potato chips with a crunchy texture and a shape resembling a turtle’s shell. They come in various exciting flavors.

Korean Shrimp Chips
Shrimp Chips

Nongshim Shrimp Crackers

Shrimp-flavored crackers by Nongshim are crispy, savory delights with a delightful seafood taste that will keep you coming back for more. Yes, you hear right…’shrimp-flavored chips… Don’t knock it ’till you had it. They are addictive and have a unique taste…ask my 6-year-old boy. 

Lotte Ghana Chocolate

Lotte Ghana Chocolate boasts a velvety smooth and rich taste, making it one of the top choices for chocolate lovers.

Variety of Flavors

Korea offers an astounding range of snack flavors, ensuring there’s something for everyone, whether you prefer sweet, savory, spicy, or something in between.


Exploring the world of Korean snacks is a delightful journey of flavors and tastes. From the famous Honey Butter Chips to the diverse array of ice creams and chocolates, Korean snacks offer an unparalleled experience that appeals to snackers worldwide. So, grab a snack and savor the delightful taste of Korea!

Where ever you are in the world, there must be a Korean supermarket in the vicinity, or at least an Asian mart of some sort. If you look for Korean snacks and other foods there you won’t be disappointed. The snack list above is a great list to start with and you can explore even more. Kmall 24 has most of the items I’ve mentioned plus so many more I post about on this blog.

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