SNACKAGING: Korean Food Edition

SNACKAGING: Korean Food Edition

We all know it’s never
good to judge a book
by it’s cover, but since no one
reads books anymore, except “Rhett & Link’s
Book of Mythicality.” – Boom.
– Who cares. So what about judging
snacks by their packaging. It’s time for snackaging.
Korean food edition. Yeah, snackaging is
a word we made up. It’s when you look
at snack packaging and decide, uh,
what something is and whether or not
you’re going to like it. And it’s a lot more fun
if it’s in a language that you do not understand. And then today that
is Korean. So let’s bring in
the first one. All right. Oh– first of all
anything that’s got a– this is sardine can,
but then it looks
like pretzels. Or it looks like
what’s inside there is pretzels but
I would think that
this is– Why would you keep
pretzels in a– – in an aluminum can.
– No, I know what this is. This is something. It’s a cross section of
something that grows like that. A natural plant product
that grows like this, and I’m gonna say
that I am not going
to like it, but there’s only
one way to find out now. I’m going to say that
we’re still going to
eat it… – Yeah, it’s by eating it.
– in order to see
if you’re right. Yeah, there’s no way
I’m gonna like anything
in a tin can that looks like
a pretzel. Ooh, my goodness. Rhett: Yeah, oh,
you know what? – It’s got sesame seeds.
– It’s tomatoes. It’s– that is not
a tomato. – It’s a tomato, man.
– You’re right, it is a
cross-section of something. A lot of soy sauce. – Very thick.
– It’s not bad. Not bad, very savory. Very salty savory. – Okay, what is this?
– This is not candy. Woman:
That is marinated
lotus root.
and the translation
of the text on the front
translates to,
“My mommy,Yeon Gun,
Joe Rim– “
– Joe Rim?
– Woman: Joe Rim. My momma, Yeon Gun,
Joe Rim. Yeah, my mommy’s
into Joe Rim. Not bad, guys.
I would say we were
wrong about this one. Yeah, I would eat that. – Wrong about that one.
– You know, if I was in
a pinch. Ooh, this one’s frozen. Or… cold. It looks like little
pink wieners with yellow stuff
coming out of it. – Oh, come on, Link.
– Yellow oozing. Um, I think it’s ice cream
with some kind of pudding
inside of it. – Oh, potato. It’s ice cream–
– That’s a yam. With a yam paste inside
of it and I’m going to like it. It’s a– what are those
little smokeys called? It’s a purple
little smokey. With yam in it. – Oh, wow.
– I think I might
like it too. Mm, I like it.
It’s not ice cream. It’s sweet on the inside. Now, I’ve eaten
Korean pizza and they have this
same Yam stuff in
the crust – and it’s amazing.
– It’s cheesy. It’s got some
cheesiness to it. No, it’s just yam.
What is it? Because it’s great. Woman:It translates to fusion
snack sweet potato rice cake.
– Especially like a little bun.
– It’s not frozen when
you eat it. Ah. It’s very good.
Okay, next one. Ooh, I love these
little things made
for kids, but then they have
adults on the front. Oh, it’s from
Kwangdong. – Mmm.
– Kwangdong makes it. If Kwangdong makes it,
I’m into it. That’s what I’ve learned
so far about Kwangdong. You just suck on
the end of it. Look how happy she is, though. Link: It’s got the–
I can– the only thing I can read
on this is 500. Well, and Dong.
I can read that. Um, she’s so surprised. I’m gonna love this. Oh, it says C.
It’s a vita– This is a vitamin C
immunity shot from
Kwangdong. I’m gonna open this up. Citrus–
it’s citrusy. – Gotta be citrusy.
– We’re gonna love it,
right? Yeah. – Ooh, I–
– I was right. – It’s just juice.
– It’s incredibly citrusy. It’s– oh, but it’s not–
it’s like a mango juice. – What is this?
– No, it’s orangey. Woman:It’s a frozen
energy drink called
“Frozen Vita500”
– Frozen Via?
– Frozen energy drink. Woman: Vita. That– that’s good,
and you know what? – It’s collapsible.
– Is it good? And good for fitting
in pockets. From Kwangdong.
Not a sponsor. Here’s another package. Kwangdong, if you’re
interested in sponsoring us,
let’s talk. Now this one–
this looks like a fancy shmancy granola
packaging thing, but on the back– oh, it’s– it’s… it’s tea bags. It’s a special–
it’s a specialty tea. Is it a tea or is it
a soup in a bag? Uh… you know what?
It makes broth for a soup. And, um, I feel as if
I’m going to enjoy this. Yeah, I don’t think
there’d be anything
bad about this. Let’s try it. So, it’s– it’s a soup
made… in a tea bag type
of a scenario. – Don’t smell it.
– ( laughter ) You’re not gonna like it. Ooh, it’s not–
it smells like insects. It smells like someone’s
bait bucket at the pier, – that they left.
– ( laughter ) You know, they finished
and they were like, – “I’ll just leave that for
– Maybe it smells bad and tastes good. ( slurping ) – Nope, tastes bad too.
– Nope. Uh, seaweed. It’s got–
It’s a seaweed soup. – Seaweed tea soup.
– Seaweed soup. Woman:It’s a crab flavored
seafood broth.
– Once I know that…
– That’s a crab? There’s some crab
happening in there, I’m a fan of crabs… Does that–
smell the bags straight… – Does that not smell
just like somebody’s bait?
– in my mouth. – Yes.
– They could probably use
this as bait. and turn the whole sea
into crab flavored soup. There’s an idea. Great for the environment.
( laughs ) Okay, what we learned
today is, snackaging ain’t easy. No, it’s not.
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100 thoughts on “SNACKAGING: Korean Food Edition

  1. You need to get together with YouTube Emmymadeinjapan and tastes different foods with her!! She’s the greatest at being so calm when trying different and unusual things! You should see her eat Balut, duck embryo egg.

  2. Rhett, we have been reading more than we ever have in the history of America. That's why you can market a book for the casual audience and still have it be worth the investment.

  3. i once went to Viena with my family and I was CRAVING a smoothie, so i went down to the store and bought a little tetrabrick with drawings that loocked as if it were orange smoothie. once i was outside i openned it and straight up drank it. it was cream.

  4. They're really hittin it hard with the merch.. They gotta be makin bank hand over fist.. U kno they aren't getting demonitized, it's all mainstream stuff, with no substance. These guys are likely millionaires.

    Edit: which there is nothing wrong with.. I still watch, cuz it's fun. And I secretly wish I could be friends with them. Lol 😛

  5. The first snack means my mom's marinated lotus root, you bothered translating the first line, but just read a pronunciation guide for the second line. It shouldn't have bothered me, but it did.

  6. Those yams in Korea are called 고구마 or Goguma. They’re a super popular snack during the winter! You roast them till the sugar caramelizes and they’re so so good.

  7. Why the hell is YouTube putting that stupid R rated movie ad on a video like this that children watch with their families get your sh*t together YouTube I’m not only tired of seeing the same damn ad on every video as soon as I click on it but it’s such an out of context ad it’s just annoying and puts me in a bad mood right before i watch my favorite show with my son. Keep up the good work Rhett and Link but come on YouTube.

  8. I love Rhett and Link more than they’ll ever know. They’ve helped me deal with my anxiety and depression. Every time I click on a video, I instantly feel better mentally and physically it’s unbelievable sometimes. I’ll forever be apart of the mythical fam💕

  9. I’m just a Korean passing by.
    The first one is banchan which means it‘s not a snack but you eat with rice as a meal.
    The second one i think it‘s not a snack by itself, it‘s one kind of rice cake that we use to make a tteokbokki. So it‘s kind of an ingredient. The third one vita500 is well known drinks contains a lot of vitamin c, sweet and sour, really good. It‘s considered between beverage and medicine.
    The fourth one i‘m really lost. This video is called SNACKAGING and seafood broth is considered a snack 😂😂.

  10. I'm korean but i never seen most of things. I know vita500 and 연근조림. These food are so unique. So I don't like to eat these food. I hope that you have to taste typical korean food.

  11. I don't think you guys did a good job explaining what everything was. The first one was lotus root simmered in a rice syrup/soy sauce marinade. The second one was a chewy rice cake/Korean sweet potato snack. Rhett probably mistook the rice cake for cheese.

  12. I do this every weekend searching my way through all the chinese, Japanese, and Korean snacks, drinks, and foods at our local Asian Supermarket. I simply love spending hours walking around there looking for interesting things to eat and try. I also love their fresh An Pan. My favorite so far is the Pineapple An Pan,Redbean jelly An Pan, Tarro stuffed An Pan, and the cream An Pan. I simply love them and can't help myself even though I should not eat so much An Pan.

  13. The rules for snackaging should have been
    – if you think you'll like it based on the package you have to down(or eat a lot at once) the product.

  14. Shameless liar S Koreans don't know almost all snacks copied Japanese one
    by Lotte and Nongshim.
    Shameless liar S Koreans don't have no right to blame Chinese.

  15. As a Korean, they did a horrible job finding Korean snacks… half of the the things koreans don't even think of it as snacks, and the good ones are all not there… I recommend 영국남자, watch them and maybe try this episode again ;-;

  16. I showed my Korean mother this video and she was laughing the whole time. For the last one, she was like omg they are gonna drink it? You have to cook with it!

  17. 연근 means "lotus root," and 조림 refers to the way it was cooked (simmered in soy sauce and other things).

    I've seen those drink packs for soju as well, haha.

  18. The thing is in America a lot of what Asia eats, fisherman use as bait because they don't know what else to do with it. They don't know how to prepare or cook it and aren't used to a lot of seafood to begin with. Even what's considered traditional seafood cuisine took a while to become normal and it almost always starts out as poor or throw away food. The more exposure and interest the American public has, the better seafood will be well received. It also helps if local fisherman can make a profit.

  19. 5:00 Imagines Evil Rhett using crab seaweed broth to turn the ocean into soup

    Evil Rhett: Muahahahahahahaha! starts drinking the worlds oceans

  20. Except for the crab broth I like all of those snacks 😂😂 the pronounciation of the product name is so funny

  21. This was last year and I'm wondering why it doesn't have many views… I'm getting into Korean culture and I found this very interesting

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