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Step by step How to make Dalgona candy Squid Game

Step by step How to make Dalgona candy Squid Game


How to make Dalgona candy A sugary toffee with a light, firm, sponge-like texture is known as honeycomb toffee, sponge toffee, cinder toffee, or hokey pokey. Brown sugar, corn syrup (or molasses or golden syrup in the Commonwealth of Nations), and baking soda are the key ingredients, with an acid such as vinegar added occasionally.

How to make Dalgona candy Recipe

Step by step How to make Dalgona candy

Dalgona Recipe

Main ingredients 
Brown sugar, corn syrup (or molasses or golden syrup), baking soda
Alternative names 
Sponge Candy, Sponge toffee, cinder toffee, seafoam, golden crunchers, hokey pokey

Carbon dioxide is formed when baking soda and acid react, and it is trapped in the highly viscous combination. When no acid is employed, the baking soda thermally decomposes, releasing carbon dioxide. While the sugar is still liquid, the sponge-like structure is generated, and then the toffee hardens. The sweet is known by many different names and regional variations.

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Honeycomb toffee is known by a wide variety of names including:

  • cinder toffee in Britain “Cinder toffee” is also used to refer to brittle treacle toffee. Yellowman in Northern
  • Ireland is very similar to honeycomb toffee.
  • fairy food candy or angel food candy in Wisconsin, United States
  • hokey pokey in New Zealand (especially in the Kiwi classic Hokey Pokey ice cream).
  • honeycomb in South Africa, Australia, Britain,[7] Ireland, and Ohio, United States
  • old fashioned puff in Massachusetts
  • puff candy in Scotland
  • sea foam in Maine, Washington, Oregon, Utah, California and Michigan, United States[citation needed]
  • sponge candy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. Paul, Minnesota, Western New York, and Northwest Pennsylvania, United States
  • sponge toffee (“tire éponge”) in Canada
  • dalgona (or ppopgi) in Korea
  • gulali in Indonesia

Step by step How to make Dalgona candy Video

The Dalgona coffee craze has swept over the internet! Cloud coffee, foamy coffee, tik tok coffee, magic coffee, quarantine coffee, whipped coffee, korean coffee, and so on are some of the titles given to it. But, what sparked this coffee craze? This renowned street candy from South Korea!

The cocktail is reported to have been discovered by actor Jung Il Woo in Macau. He came discovered the cocktail one day while dining out. He dubbed it “Dalgona Coffee” because of the similarity between the coffee cream and this sweet.

It’s time to taste the Dalgona Candy now that we’ve all brewed the Dalgona coffee. It’ll undoubtedly become your favorite quarantine treat!

Dalgona Squid Game

Dalgona is typically sold with a variety of shapes but “Squid Game” featured four, a triangle, circle, star, and an umbrella.

Dalgona is typically sold with a variety of shapes but “Squid Game” featured four, a triangle, circle, star, and an umbrella. One piece is about 2,000 won ($1.68) but you can get a buy-one, get-one-free deal if you don’t crack the first one.

An Yong-hui, 37, has been manufacturing dalgona in a university zone in Seoul for the past eight years. In June 2020, he and his coworkers used 15 kg (33 lb) of sugar to manufacture 700 sweets for the show’s third episode, which Netflix describes as equal parts “sweet and deadly.”

Because of the show’s success, An hasn’t been able to go home for a week in order to fulfill the demand from enthusiastic “Squid Game” fans who begin queuing up outside his 2-square-metre (2.4-square-yard) street restaurant at 11 a.m.

He now sells over 500 dalgonas every day, up from less than 200 before to the show’s debut.

“We are thinking we should place a rifle here as well,” An said, chuckling at his reference to the show’s outsized repercussions for failure.

On the show, the downtrodden contestants vie for a prize of 45.6 billion won ($38.40 million) by competing in games that recall a more idyllic pre-digital time.

Netflix said in an article on the show’s creation that director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s selection of childhood games was deliberate to make the show more relatable to the audience.

For South Koreans, dalgona sellers were a fixture in front of schools until the early 2000s but the trend has died down since then and, according to An, the candy is even older.

“I have heard so much about the dalgona challenge from my dad and grandma and was always curious,” said Lee You-hee, a university freshman in Seoul.

“It was my first time trying and was shocked at how easily it breaks!” she said, after failing the challenge while standing near An’s stand.

In line with the show’s viral explosion, international viewers are posting their efforts at making dalgona and passing the challenge on video-sharing platform TikTok and other social media.

Even e-commerce marketplaces such as Amazon (AMZN.O), eBay (EBAY.O) and Coupang are selling dalgona cooking kits and tools for as much as $29.99.

The Brown Butter Cafe in Singapore was the latest business to capitalize on the Squid Game’s craze and the drama surrounding the dalgona challenge.

Squid Game devotee Wang Chen, 32, sat with his brows furrowed and an intense air of concentration as he plucked at his exquisite dalgona sweets.

In Squid Game, his failure on Friday would have meant definite death. In the Brown Butter Cafe, however, it simply means losing a prize.

“I almost made it … if you’re so strict as in the real TV show, then I’m gone,” Wang said.

Wang looked over at friend Zhang Qi’s attempt.

“This is a disaster. She might have been dead in the first minute,” he said.

($1 = 1,187.4200 won)

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