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Would You Eat This Mushroom Chocolate?

A friend recently returned from South Korea bearing gifts. One of them was a bar of North Korean chocolate candy she'd picked up from the country's demilitarized border. In the manner of a Nestle Crunch bar, it was crispy and crumbly, with little taste of mushrooms at first. But a few minutes later, my mouth was filled with the distinct, earthy taste of shrooms — not terrible but certainly odd. I wish understood Korean so I could have deciphered the ingredients (any takers?), but the bar looked to be composed of corn flakes and pumpkin seeds, coated in mushroom-infused chocolate. Would you have been willing to try it?

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DCStar DCStar 6 years
Sounds very cool! I'd love to try it.
nancita nancita 6 years
I'm so sorry this visited the office when I was out of town!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I would take a bite of it, just to see if it was any good. Sometimes ethnic foods, even if they're weird, are surprisingly tasty.
iheartstyle iheartstyle 6 years
I would try it, but probably wouldn't eat more than one bite and i wouldn't buy it myself
PrincessBella PrincessBella 6 years
I'll translate it for you. Actually, I'll have my grandmother translate it since she's the one fluent in Korean. :)
Food Food 6 years
If anyone is willing to translate, let me know and I will send you a PM with a close-up of the Korean words!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
A little unsure of this one for numerous reasons.
doogirl doogirl 6 years
I'd try it, because I try everything, but it doesn't sound like something I'd actually like. But I'm not huge on mushrooms.
vohrtex vohrtex 6 years
mdamsky - Sorry, I didn't mean to sound so crabby! For me, part of the joy is knowing what stuff is. It doesn't matter if it is street food in Malaysia or curry at a New York indian restaurant, If something tastes great I want to identify it. I have nothing against trying new foods. My complaint is the idea of it as a gift. I think it is weird to give someone a gift while not knowing what it is.
partysugar partysugar 6 years
It had a funny aftertaste that I wasn't a fan of.
michlny michlny 6 years
it actually sounds healthy!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 6 years
I'm not a big fan of mushrooms, but I do like chocolate, soo... And that picture looks good.
morninghurts morninghurts 6 years
Yeah, the first thing that I thought of was hallucinogens too.
steen steen 6 years
I'm not a big fan of mushrooms to begin with so I'd have to pass!
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 6 years
well they put "magic" (hallucinogenic) mushrooms in chocolate bars, so this doesnt shock me. may as well.
Kaolla Kaolla 6 years
Yes! Sound super-freaky, but I'd definitely try it.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
I would most likely try a piece since I love chocolate and mushrooms, though I never tried them together...
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
I would try it. This is one of the main reasons why I love traveling so much - you discover new foods.
chefdrea chefdrea 6 years
Key word is "chocolate". If this ingredient is in the mix I will try anything once!
PrincessBella PrincessBella 6 years
I LOL'd when I saw this pic. That chocolate bar is my Korean name! Pronounced Song-ee
mdamsky mdamsky 6 years
Whoa, vohrtex, I think that was kind of the fun of it. I went to Asia last night, and had no clue what I was eating half of the time, just pointing at pictures, and guessing. It was totally un-nerving at first, but kind of fun too. I'm sure I would freak if I found out what half of the stuff I ate in Japan was.
vohrtex vohrtex 6 years
Look, if you buy something in a country where you don't understand the language, why wouldn't you get someone to explain it to you? If your friend knew what it as, either they read korean or asked someone. Or do they just buy thing without asking people? Really, you shouldn't need to be asking this. There are so many negative things I could say that I am holding back.
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