North Korea begins production of its own knock-off Choco Pies

A Choco Pie.

A Choco Pie. Image by Marco / CC BY 2.0

A South Korean dessert snack that has become beloved in North Korea has been copied in the Hermit Kingdom. Choco Pies, which have become a substitute for hard cash in some parts of North Korea, were invented in the 1970s by a South Korean confectionary company after a member of their team was inspired by chocolate sweets at a hotel in the U.S. Choco Pies are often sold on the black market in North Korea, despite the country’s attempts to ban them. Their most recent efforts have been to create a copycat version of the snack, which is being sold for much cheaper. Read more:

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