Pepero Kimchi Very Bbechi (Snack Tub Korea #6)

Professor Oh December 8, 2013 7

Today we eat three flavors of Pepero (빼빼로): the original chocolate, almond and nude. Pepero is similar to the Japanese Pocky, another bisquit stick dipped in chocolate. Interestingly Lotte, the company that owns Pepero, was founded by Shin Kyuk-ho, a Japanese businessman of Korean ancestry. Shin’s younger brother is the chairman of Nongshim, which is famed for their Onion Rings and Shrimp Crackers. I eat them in later episodes of Snack Tub Korea.

I digress. Let’s get in the tub and find out which flavor of Pepero rocks Professor Oh’s taste buds!

We begin with the Original Pepero. Please eat with care. Place your hands on the top of the plastic packaging so you do not melt the chocolate. Everyone will enjoy Pepero. Your mom, your future lover, your pet rock. But seriously it’s a simple yet likeable snack.

Ever heard of Pepero Day? Celebrated on 11/11 since the ones look like the bisquit sticks, Koreans pass out boxes of these goodies to their family and friends. Special edition Peperos are sold in stores, including gigantic ones. Other people like to homemake their chocolate-covered sticks.

original pepero

The Nude Pepero is the Original Pepero flipped into out: bisquit on the outside, chocolate in the inside. The Nude sticks are thicker than the Original sticks. Because of the bisquit to chocolate ratio, the Nude Pepero tastes more bland. I prefer the Original.

nude pepero smoking
Professor Oh smoking a stick of Nude Pepero.

Last but not least we try the Almond Pepero. She’s the edgy and wild one of the three. I confess I’m partial to almonds. However from an objective point of view, Almond Pepero beats the Original.

Original Pepero = 5 out of 5 kpop stars. Recommended for kids.
Nude Pepero = 4 out of 5 kpop stars. For adults who prefer mild flavor.
Almond Pepero = 6 out of 5 kpop stars. Recommended for the next generation human beings.

Time for some improv cooking. Using today’s snacks we make Pepero Kimchi.

kimchi pepero snack tub korea 6

Happy responsible snacking! Don’t forget to eat your carrots and peas :)

almond pepero is the best
Professor Oh amazed by the Almond Pepero. The experience is comparable to seeing a unicorn for the first time. I’m not exaggerating at all.


  1. Father Utrecht January 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Today I discovered that an asian supermarket in my hometown (in the Netherlands) sells Pepero Original and Pepero Almond. Great discoverage.

  2. Nanna December 17, 2013 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Please go to the SM entertainment building!! I want to see it live. I hope you meet some kpop idols there in Seoul!~~~

  3. charles December 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    I love your videos, the videos help me with my Korean and culture understanding. when are you going to wear a hanbok on the show? can you show us a modern day hanok with indoor plumbing? courious about the real estate market in South Korea.

  4. AM December 9, 2013 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Please Professor Oh answer my question before xmas!!!!
    I love, love, love your videos. I would like to
    purchase for my Mother for her Christmas present!
    Please tell me if I can
    do so! Jal Ja <333333

    • Professor Oh December 12, 2013 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Merry early Christmas! Thank you so much for your sweet words! I believe what you’re looking for is a DVD format? Currently the videos are only on the YouTube platform. For the time being, you may need to convert the YouTube videos into a DVD format. I haven’t tried the process before, but it’s possibly the best solution? Might be a good idea to ask a tech-savvy buddy. In the future I will need to transfer my videos into other mediums for viewers such as yourself.

  5. Gabe Santiago December 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Oh, Professor Oh; did I mentioned you looked absolutely sexy in a tub full of snacks; even with your clothes on! LOL ;;)

  6. Gabe Santiago December 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Professor, you are delicious & never “Bbechi”! LOL. Seriously, a really cool snack; not sure about the kimchi & chocolate pepero. But since you recommended it, I’ll try it! ♥ ;;)

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