October 19, 2021

Snack diplomacy: What Seoulites think of N. Korean nibbles

NK News took to the streets of South Korea’s capital see what locals thought of North Korean snacks

North Korea does not have a reputation for culinary excellence. While there is increasing choice if, say, you want to eat out in Pyongyang, it's a long way away from the world-renowned cuisine you can find south of the DMZ.

But North Koreans like a snack too, particularly if it's sweet and colorful or if it can be washed down with a cold beer, and domestic manufacturers have worked to create several brands of snacks to suit a variety of tastes - at least, for those that can afford them.