The combination of butter and honey is something I find irresistibly appealing. It’s the sort of flavour combination I enjoy when it soaks into fluffy golden breakfast pancakes, when it melts within a hot, split pan de sal or a toasted English muffin. I’ll even go out on a limb and say it also works on a hot croissant. (Butter on butter? Yes, please!) So when I saw these honey-butter flavoured Kko Kkal Corn snacks from Korea’s Lotte, I just had to grab a bag.
The honey butter Kko KKal Corn is actually just one of a number of snacks introduced to the Korean market earlier this year, hot on the heels of the honey butter craze that swept that part of the world. I mean, really: everything in the SoKor snack market seemed to smack of honey butter: potato crisps, French fries, crackers, puff pastry leaf pies – name it and it came in golden yellow packaging that released a puff of a honey-ish aroma once opened.
If you love the taste of salted butter caramel, you’ll love these. These aren’t much to look at, but they are deliciously addictive. Not too sweet, just enough salt to grab your palate; crunchy and totally noshable. If you’re a popcorn junkie like I am, this will remind you of sweet-salty kettle-popped corn. Definitely a snack to consider the next time you go to the movies – or just about anytime. :)