19 Oct 2021

Hidden meaning behind Squid Game's dalgona candy

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 19 October 2021

Squid Game has shattered Netflix records and swamped Tik Tok with numerous challenges - and one of those has got millions of people on the internet on a sugar rush.

One of the most stressful tests being replicated from the show is the "dalgona" challenge - which requires contestants to cut out an intricate shape in a piece of candy using a needle.

Like Squid Game, the origins of the dalgona candy is also a story of hardship.

Korean food blogger and chef JinJoo Lee spoke to Susie Ferguson.