Candy store behind ‘Squid Game’ dalgonas draws huge crowd
Most customers challenged themselves with the umbrella-shaped dalgona.
An elderly couple that has been selling candies in Seoul’s main theater street of Daehangno for 25 years hit the jackpot after creating the dalgona candies that appeared in the hit Korean drama series “Squid Game,” Korea Bizwire reported.
Shop owners Lim Chang-joo and Jeong Jeom-sun were asked by Netflix last year to come to the studio and make dalgonas for three days. Social media has since been flooded with posts showing the couple’s dalgona store teeming with customers.
The couple said that they had to make dalgonas all day long.
“We used 15 kilograms of sugar. I think we made around 300 dalgonas,” the couple said. “Dalgonas with even the slightest burns on the edge couldn’t be used in the show, so we had to remake them many times.”
Most of the customers at the dalgona shop challenged themselves with the ‘umbrella’ dalgona, the hardest shape to make during Squid Game’s dalgona round. The umbrella frame they use to make the umbrella dalgonas is the same as what appeared in the series.
Out of numerous challengers, only a couple customers have succeeded in making the umbrella shape, the couple said.