Eat chocolate, get skinny? Korea, you get me.

IMG_20151111_143031.jpgHappy Pepero Day!

Every November 11, Koreans celebrate a little candy-driven tradition known as Pepero Day (similar to Valentine’s Day).

The idea behind it? Eat chocolate, wish for skinny.

Today a co-worker came into my classroom and gave me a package of these little yum-yums. The idea is to exchange these peperos with your friends in hopes of becoming taller and thinner.

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS.

Some important Wikipedia research will tell you that this”holiday” happens on November 11 because the skinny snack sticks look like the numbers 11/11. The myth is that if you eat the treat on 11/11, you’ll grow tall and thin, just like the snack.

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These crunchy, chocolate-covered snacks are good. And yeah, I ate the whole package.

This is a tradition I can SUPPORT.

My Korean 11/11 is almost over, but for all my American friends out there, I beg you. Take this opportunity to eat/give some chocolate (peperos or otherwise) and know you’re doing yourself a favor!

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