12 Food You're gonna miss while living in Korea

By Koreaboo

While some of the following snacks may not be impossible to come by in South Korea, you can definitely bet that you'll still be faced with a rather difficult time finding them.

  • Good ol' Hotdogs

    Yes.. you'll never find a hot dog stand no matter how hard you look. 

  • Authentic Baked Beans

    'Baked Beans? What are those??'   While high fashion and pop music may have made its way to Korea... sadly beans never did.

  • Cheez-it Crackers

    While high quality cheese is hard to find in general, these cheese flavoured crackers are somehow even more elusive. 

  • Pop-Tarts

    If you're looking to find American style, branded pop-tarts, then expect a price mark-up. Otherwise, we guess you'll just have to settle for the Korean counterparts to this popular snack food.

  • Sour Patch Kids

    These addicting sour and sweet gummies are a staple as far as American candies go, but the same cannot be said for their status (or lack thereof) in South Korea.

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    Similar to pop-tarts, you can acquire Reese's Pieces IF you're willing to shell out some additional dough (in comparison to the prices you'd be paying for domestic chocolate snacks).

  • (Authentic) Ranch Dressing

    While there may be several Koreanized dressings masquerading as "ranch," you'll be hard pressed to find anything that actually tastes authentic.

  • Beef Jerky

    Whereas beef jerky is the hardy snack of choice for Americans, dried squid is basically the South Korean equivalent. Hopefully you're a fan of seafood. 

  • Kraft Dinner

    Macaroni and cheese, or "Kraft Dinner," as it's commonly known in Canada, is yet another comfort snack that's difficult to get your hands on, especially if you're looking for the branded variety.

  • Thanksgiving feast necessities

    Thanksgivings can be a sad time of year without all the turkey, stuffing, brussel sprouts, gravy, cranberry sauce and everything else that comes with it.

  • Good ol' Sriracha sauce

    there are plenty of similar sauces, but nothing quite like the original Sriracha.

  • Eggnog

    You'll have to make it yourself... good luck finding nutmeg and cinnamon though.