Squid Game: Smash-hit series causes these Korean snacks to sell out

The sweet makers behind the traditional South Korean treat featured in Netflix’s Squid Game have been overrun with business.

The smash-hit series – which recently became the streaming platform’s biggest ever show – features a group of contestants who compete in children’s games for the chance of winning 45.6 billion won (€33 million).

In one particular challenge, the contestants are challenged to cut out shapes from a crisp sugar snack called a dalgona. Those who fail are killed.

The life-or-death game was inspired by director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s experience growing up in Seoul in the 1970s. At that time, the prize for a child who successfully removed the shape from the honeycomb was

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