The thing about Squid Game is that each and every trope of the show will leave a lasting taste long after the credits roll. The South Korean drama on Netflix is centered around a survival game, in which each contestant is plagued by debt and socioeconomic inequality. The game is their chance to pull themselves up in society. But beyond this premise is its dystopian darkness, slow takedown of capitalism, and unpacking of injustice. The aesthetics and features are just as fundamental to the show’s appeal, too: the fuchsia and green tracksuits, the color-soaked sets, and of course, the dalgona candy seen in game’s second challenge.
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The honeycomb candy, known as dalgona more widely, is a blend of sugar and baking soda. The sugary toffee-like structure finds its roots in Korea, where its popularity spreads across regions and decades. Anyone