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If you are a Netflix addict, then you probably have already seen the South Korean streaming show, Squid Game. It is a show where people compete for money and many of the many games are based on children’s games from Korea.

One of the games that you are likely familiar with is named dalgona. Perhaps you are familiar with it because of the coffee that was so popular in recent times, or maybe you’re familiar with the South Korean candy.

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Dalgona, the candy, is a rather interesting treat. It is a thin piece of sugar candy with a shape etched into it. You can buy it in stores in South Korea and it is rumored that you can get a free one if you are able to nibble off of the pieces without breaking through the line etched into it on the first go.

In either case, the honeycomb candy is popular and now you can make your own, thanks to a kit that is available on Amazon for around $18. The kit includes everything necessary, including the ladle, tray, scraper, press, and even some molds. The only thing you need to add is sugar and baking soda.

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To make your own dalgona at home, you need to melt some sugar and once it is melted, you toss in a pinch of baking soda and stir. Suddenly, the consistency and color will change as it turns into a honeycomb. After turning off the heat, you need to work quickly before it cools.

Pour the sugary mixture onto a tray and use a press to flatten it. Immediately before it cools and gets hard, you can press down the mold onto it to imprint the shape. After removing the candy from the tray, you can try nibbling at it to see how good you are.

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People have different methods when it comes to eating this type of candy. Some will break bits off in their mouth and try to get as close to the line as possible. Others will actually use their spit to melt the candy rather than biting or breaking.

In either case, it’s going to be fun to try this for yourself. Why not head over to Amazon and pick up a kit so you can get started today?

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