Watch: Koreans Try Pop-Tarts and Other American Snacks for the First Time
If you’ve grown up thinking that American snacks and junk food have a certain level of ubiquity that makes them appealing to snackers all over the world, we’ve got a video that will put your U.S.-centric views in perspective. Goldfish crackers, Pop Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats, Cheez-Its, and Lay’s Salt and Vinegar chips are among the snacks that get scrutinized in this video, featuring a test panel of Korean girls.
Across the board, Twizzlers came under fire for evoking the taste of rubber, but one reviewer’s succinct appraisal had the most bite: “If you’re gonna make it sweet, then actually make it sweet. If you’re gonna make it sour, then make it sour.”
Pop Tarts, meanwhile, couldn’t fake it well enough to make it. “Ah, the smell of artificiality," said one panel member. “It tastes like a toy,” said another.
Cheez-Its, which everyone had to smell before committing to a bite, evoked a kinder review from at least one judge: “The more I chew it, the more I taste cheese.”
Watch the full review below: