Pepero Day!

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The other day it was Pepero day here. It is like the Korean Valentines day.
Pepero looks like and tastes like the populair Japanese Pocky, both similar in taste to Cadbury fingers.
The reason why Pepero day is 11/11 is because Pepero are sticks and looks like one:s.

Lotte is a multinational food and shopping corporation with headquarters here and in Japan. They claim that their Pepero, launched 1983, is not even a slightly bit inspired by the Japanese Pocky, anno 1966. It is a very Korean style to kind of steal an idea and claim they invented it. As I understand you don’t get taught to think like an individual outside the box, so you can’t come up with your own ideas. Never call cherry blossom festival for Sakora, they invented Cherry blossom ;).

From the beginning the idea of giving each other packages of Pepero is to wish you to get tall and thin. To make the wish come true you should eat at least eleven packages. Today Peperoday is more to give to the one you love, or gesture t friends. This day was of course invented by Lotte.
If you are really in love you should share a Pepero like in “Lady and the Tramp”, so I wonder how many hit their nose when the cookie snaps.
If you are single and you fish out Pepero that are stuck togheter, that means luck and coming love. That you will soon get a boyfriend or a girlfriend. If you get many packages you have many admireres.
At the office I got some packed calories, with the wish for me to get fat ;). Also our great CEO sent office a beautiful packages with Peperos so I tried different types. Was great!



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