HONEY BUTTER CHIPS!!!! (Bonus Video!)

Now, if you read the title and have NO idea what I am talking about or why I felt the strong need to use all caps and 4 exclamation points then you may not have heard of Honey Butter Chips and why they are a HUGE deal….in Korea.

OMG, is that...why yes it is!!! A bag of HONEY BUTTER CHIPS!

OMG, is that…why yes it is!!! A bag of HONEY BUTTER CHIPS!

Some background…

Honey Butter Chips were released from Calbee (a food company that also makes a really good french fries snack) in August. They started to gain popularity when Korean celebrities took interest in the chips. However, there are never enough Honey Butter Chips, they are sold in grocery stores and convenience stores (supposedly) but no store ever seems to really have stock of them. It is rumored to be a ploy from the company to keep the hype surrounding the chips high to keep sales up…

Behold, the Honey Butter Chips....

Behold, the Honey Butter Chips….

Regardless on where you stand on the elusive Honey Butter Chips, Josh and I managed to get our hands on a bag and we ended up hoarding the bag for about a month before filming our reaction to eating the chips inside. We just couldn’t bring ourselves to eat the chips right away since they were so difficult to get our hands on (I’m totally exaggerating on this though, we got lucky when Eunji found some at the GS25 across the street).

Anyways, we decided that this might be the only time we are able to taste the hard to find snack so we should film the endeavor for posterity. Enjoy this video we filmed before vacation!

As mentioned in the video if you are in Korea in the Busan area and really want to experience the taste of honey and butter on your tastebuds then I would suggest going to the Shinsegae Department Store. In the basement area there is a stand that sells honey butter chips made fresh! They have the same taste as the elusive chips only they are made fresh…and in my opinion better. They also make a spicy flavored chip that is quite tasty too.

Ciao Chips in the basement of the Busan Shinsegae Department Store

Ciao Chips in the basement of the Busan Shinsegae Department Store

They cut and make the potato chips by order!

They cut and make the potato chips by order!

And what everybody wants...this sign translates to "honey butter flavor"

And what everybody wants…this sign translates to “honey butter flavor”

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