Step Aside Bitcoin, Choco Pie is the New Must-Have Currency – Telegraph Reply

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….In North Korea, that is.

According to domestic media reports in Seoul, the emergence of a South Korean snack as an unofficial currency became too much for the authorities in Pyongyang who in May ordered the factory owners to stop handing them out.

“Embarrassed by the growing popularity of Choco Pie, North Korea banned it as a symbol of capitalism,” said Choo Sun-Hee, one of the organisers of Wednesday’s balloon launch.

via South Korea sends chocolate snacks into North Korea via balloon – Telegraph.