Things That Annoy Me Most About Living in Korea

Reese's Cups in Korea


Yes…this is completely true. I’ve adapted pretty easily to life here. Some people have had different experiences, but I’ve been cool. It was an adjustment of course, and I still get irked because of cultural differences, BUT ALL I WANT IS SOME DAMN REESE’S CUPS…on a consistent basis. Actually I prefer the new Reese’s XL Bar, but seriously, get on it Korea. I’m pretty sure eating Reese’s Cups several times a week would improve my quality of life here x100.

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  • Ddong Man
    Mar 2,2015 at 8:39 am

    I just saw that Nestle came out with a Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup!

  • Rafiqua
    Mar 13,2014 at 4:40 am

    Lucky reese cups are now sold in Korea ^^

  • dnogitsune
    Oct 16,2013 at 12:41 pm

    I am with you there.

  • Oct 11,2013 at 6:37 pm

    How about we do a trade, I ship you some RC from NY, and you ship me some soju in the juiceboxes? hehe…

  • Spinmaster Pibimbap
    Oct 11,2013 at 3:17 pm

    No ranch-flavored pringles and cool ranch doritos as well.

  • Michelle
    Oct 10,2013 at 9:10 pm

    When a friend of mine came to Korea, she brought me 4 boxes of salt and vinegar chips and 12 packs of reese’s peanut butter cups…no lie

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Oct 11,2013 at 6:02 am


  • Rebecca Butterworth
    Oct 10,2013 at 3:23 pm

    Just ask the store with the Red Door just off of the main drag in Itaewon, if they do not have it I am sure they will get some for you. My problem being home is that I cannot get the kimchi that I loved from Mokpo; I crave it to this day and the homemade Kimchi Mandoo from this little restaurant in Mokpo I also miss!. For 6 months straight I ate there everyday.

  • Oct 10,2013 at 2:35 pm

    No Reese’s Cups? Get yourself to Costco! I swear I’ve seen them there. I’ve definitely eaten some while in Korea…or maybe they were from a friend’s care package from the States…hmm. Either way, they do need to be more easily accessible.

    I adapted pretty easily to life in Korea, too. I think if you try to assimilate (to an extent at least), then you’ll find your experience much more enjoyable. Things like learning the language and realising that, no, things are not the same as they are in New York/LA/Minnesota/wherever. Then again some people do wind up in genuinely crappy situations, but the amount of people I knew there who’d been living in Korea for 2, 3 years+ and still couldn’t even read the alphabet were the ones who were always bitching about every little thing….sigh.

    Anyway. To sum up: learn the alphabet. Which I’m pretty sure you have done. And more Reese’s Cups. Come on, GS25…

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Oct 10,2013 at 2:39 pm

      Haha I thought the same thing! Then I went to 2 Costcos and couldn’t find them anywhere. So disappointing. I think the care package is my best bet.

      And yes…I’ve learned the alphabet 🙂 Actually studying more these days and Hyo helps me. I have hope that one day I will see Reeses lining the front shelves of CU and GS.

  • Ddong Man
    Oct 10,2013 at 12:35 pm

    I saw a huge bag at a black-market shop in Songtan.

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Oct 10,2013 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks! I might have to take a trip down there. I can find them at the Foreign Food Mart in Itaewon SOMETIMES, but not often enough.

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