Our story begins around June when Josh and I took our first trip to a Korean Costco in Busan. We were amazed to see that despite being in Korea, Costco was almost identical to any location you would find in the States (plus a lot of Koreans, different currency used and the existence of the bulgogi bake). And it was on this fateful day that Josh stumbled upon a large bag of Warheads in one of the isles. We made a lot of important decisions that day in Costco (buying 5 pounds of cheese, 4 pounds of bacon, 24 bagels and even a keg) but the one that stands out as the best was the large bag of Warheads.
Josh’s plan was to introduce this candy into the remote countryside of Changnyeong. We started with the students, since the school we teach at is in the middle of nowhere and we get new students every week it was perfect, we would give each new batch of students their first Warhead and then film the whole thing. And the results were pretty epic, as you will see.
During one of these experimentations in sour candy one of Josh’s students realized that he had already experienced sour candy…but with a Japanese candy. The student then gave Josh the bag of candy, which we ate immediately.
One weekend while shopping in Shinsegae (the world’s biggest mall) we came across the Japanese sour candy in the basement grocery store (which are very common in Korea).
Josh and I wanted directly compare the Japanese candies to Warheads…
Let’s meet the challengers!
For the results of the International Sour Candy Challenge…watch the video! (Stay tuned until the end….that’s when we show the reactions of some Koreans eating Warheads)