Menu

Made In Korea: PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Official Goods

With the PyeonChang 2018 Winter Olympics starting in only six months, the whole world is beginning to get excited. The PyeongChang 2018 has opened their official online store this March to kick off its Olympics merchandise sales. We’ve picked out some interesting and cute Olympic goods. You can thank us for introducing you these cool items later!

Pyeonchang 2018 olympic, 2018Olympic, Bandabi, Soohorang, Pyeongchang, Korea Olympic, 2018 Olympic

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Meet Soohorang and Bandabi, the mascots of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games. They are soon to be world’s new best friends and loved even more than the popular Kakao Friends characters!

Must Read : Made In Korea: Kakao Friends X Louis Vuitton Exclusive Collaboration

 

bandabi, bandabi slippers, adult slippers, Olympic goods, Pyeongchang Olympic, Character slippers

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

It’s hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most, but what we can definitely tell you is that PyeongChang 2018 did a superb job at designing theirs. If you’re looking for some original and fun footwear for adults and kids, look no further. These Character Room Slippers would be the perfect fit. 

Soohorang Room Slippers & Bandabi Room Slippers

 

 

Pyeonhang Olympic, 2018 Olympic, Bandabi, Olympic, Character tumbler bag, Olympic goods

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

We bet everyone’s dream is to get one of these cute Character Cross-Body Water Bottle Bags.

Bandabi Cross-Body Water Bottle Bag

 

Pyeonchang Olympic, 2018 Olympic, Olympic souvenir, Olympic goods, character cushion, bandabi cushion, Olympic 2018 goods

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Look at these adorable Character Face Cushions! Be ready to add them to your favorites list – cute and cuddly cushions for everyone in the shape of Soohorang or Bandabi!

Soohorang Face Cushion & Bandabi Face Cushion

 

Olympic goods, Olympic souvenir, character lego, minifigure, character blocks, 2018 Olympic goods, pyeonchang Olympic goods

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

For those who love a good puzzle, these cute Character Pixel Block figures are a perfect little brain teaser. What’s more fun than building with blocks? And at only 12,000 won each (approx. $10 USD), they’re definitely worth the price.

Bandabi Pixel Block & Soohorang Pixel Block

 

 These Character Dolls look superbly cute and huggable. These 20-inch plushes are ready to play and are perfect for bedtime. You can never have too many stuffed animals!

Soohorang & Bandabi 20-Inch Doll Set

 

Pyeonchang 2018 olympic, 2018Olympic, Bandabi, Soohorang, Pyeongchang, Korea Olympic, 2018 Olympic

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games’ Official Twitter

 There are a lot more mascot-related items currently available at the official PyeongChang 2018 online store, but they currently only offer limited delivery service to Korea.  Items can also be found on eBay or Amazon, but if you’re in Korea and interested in getting the items, then click the official store link below.

PyeongChang 2018 Online Store

Made In Korea: Inside Jeju Island’s Coca-Cola Themed Cafe

You might think you like Coca-Cola, but you probably don’t like it as much as the owner of this place!

Located near Jeju’s Hallim Beach, Cafe Cola is a theme cafe that is literally lined with all things Coke. From discontinued Coca-Cola brand novelty products to vintage advertisements and bottles, it is much more than just a cafe. It’s like a privately owned Coke museum!

Coca-Cola, Korean Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Cafe, Jeju travel 2017, Jeju cafes, Jeju themed cafes

Kpopmap

The interior is literally covered in Coca-Cola’s bright red and white color scheme, and each room holds even more interesting Coke-related things to look at. 

Must Read : Discover Seoul: CUBE Entertainment’s 20 Space Cafe in Seoul

The iconic soft drink itself made its way to South Korea in the 1970s, when the Coca-Cola Company first teamed up with local manufacturer Doosan to distribute the beverage in cities all over the peninsula. 

Coca-Cola, Korean Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Cafe, Jeju travel 2017, Jeju cafes, Jeju themed cafes

Kpopmap

If visiting Cafe Cola, there is plenty besides Coca-Cola to choose from on their menu. Other items include espresso-based beverages, teas, ice cream, and other desserts. However, for the Coke fans, guests can choose from Coca-Cola in a can, glass bottle, or aluminum bottle.

Coca-Cola, Korean Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Cafe, Jeju travel 2017, Jeju cafes, Jeju themed cafes

Kpopmap

Cafe Cola also has their very own Coke-based house specialty – the Coffee Cola. The drink is a slushy combination of Coca-Cola and an iced Americano, making for an interestingly robust combination that’s been described as “more delicious than you’d think!”

#cafecola #coffeecoke #커피콕

A post shared by 봉디👻 (@rbslaksl) on

For those looking for a unique souvenir, you might not be all too surprised to know that the cafe has plenty of Coke brand merchandise for sale – ranging from glasses and tumblers to bottle openers, keychains, and more! 

Coca-Cola, Korean Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Cafe, Jeju travel 2017, Jeju cafes, Jeju themed cafes

Kpopmap

Coca-Cola, Korean Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Cafe, Jeju travel 2017, Jeju cafes, Jeju themed cafes

Kpopmap

So if you’re a Coca-Cola fan, be sure to add this to your Jeju travel bucket list ASAP!

Cafe Cola:

Hallim-eup, Iljuseo-ro 5857

Jeju City, Jeju Island

Made In Korea: “Despicable Me 3” Minion Instant Ramyun

“Despicable Me 3” has been out in South Korean for just about a week now, and no one has been spreading ‘minion fever’ further than national convenience store chain GS25.

GS25 has been giving fans of the popular animation every possible chance to sneak a little minion into their day – from minion banana milk to small goods like earbuds, portable chargers, and toothbrushes.

GS25, korean convenience store, minions food, minion ramyun, minion ramen, despicable me 3 products

Naver @moonv616

Perhaps the most unusual product they’re offering, however, is their minion-inspired instant ramyun. Labeled “YouUs Corn Cheese Soup Noodles,” the ramyun comes in a bright yellow paper container designed to look like a minion itself.

Must Read : Which K-Pop Idol Group’s Drinking Capacity Is Higher?

The ramyun has become a trendy try among daring convenience store-goers, as instant ramyun is a popular late night snack among college students. Not only is the broth an unusual sweet corn flavor, but the soup comes with actual minions floating around inside!

GS25, korean convenience store, minions food, minion ramyun, minion ramen, despicable me 3 products

Instagram @haejinol

The minions are actually tiny pieces of fishcake that add a fun little flair to the soup – you know, just in case you forget that you’re eating something minion-themed. The soup also contains whole kernels of corn to make the ramyun a more heartier snack.

GIF

The soup is made with a packet of corn-flavored broth powder. However, the final step in the noodle process is a packet of cheese topping. Putting the cheese on after the soup has already cooked adds a satisfyingly gooey cheese texture to the noodles and enhances the smell of the soup.

GS25, korean convenience store, minions food, minion ramyun, minion ramen, despicable me 3 products

Naver @cio629

Right now, you can only currently find the soup at national GS25 locations and while supplies last. So if you’re in Korea this summer, hunt this soup down and try it for yourself!