The hit Netflix show Squid Game has turned a once relatively niche South Korean candy into a hot commodity. It’s all centered around dalgona, which is a honeycomb toffee with a name that’ll be familiar to anyone who took part in the (unrelated) dalgona coffee trend that boomed on TikTok last year.
Dalgona is sweet, but the concept behind how it’s used in Squid Game is not. Characters in the show must complete games that are popular among South Korean children. They win money if they’re successful, and they may be shot if not.