The snack evolution

Su Jin Jang, Jan. 19, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

Snacks, once produced and marketed mostly for children, have become a major consumption item for Koreans of all ages, seeking to munch away their stress with more diverse and healthier options. Confectionery companies are driving trends with snacks infused with fruit and tea flavors and made with whole premium ingredients to appeal to health-conscious adults.

As these new creations receive positive responses both at home and abroad, manufacturers and distributors are intensifying competition for the next big snack trend. The Weekender explores the evolution of Korean snacks from sugary treats to healthful desserts.

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