South Korea Sent Thousands of Choco Pies Over North Korea via Balloon

On Wednesday, about 200 South Koreans attached thousands of chocolate snacks to 50 giant balloons and released into North Korea after Pyongyang reportedly banned the coveted treats from the country earlier this month. The pies, which have become popular among hungry North Koreans, are considered as a symbol of capitalism and represent a cultural impact that might encourage an uprising.

“We will continue to send Choco Pie by balloons because it is still one of the most favorite foodstuffs in North Korea,” said Choo Sun-Hee, one of the organisers of Wednesday’s balloon launch.

In response to the activity, Pyongyang has pressed Seoul to stop their people and threatened to shell the launch sites.

South Korea Sent Thousands of Chocolate Pies Over North Korea via Balloon
South Korea Sent Thousands of Chocolate Pies Over North Korea via Balloon
South Korea Sent Thousands of Chocolate Pies Over North Korea via Balloon
South Korea Sent Thousands of Chocolate Pies Over North Korea via Balloon
(via Washington Post)