Crackdown on Mini Chocolate Cake
North Korea is desperate to keep out the Choco Pie, a pesky mini chocolate-coated cake filled with marshmallow! Seen as a symbol of capitalism and the prosperity of South Korea, Choco Pies, produced by Orion in South Korea, are the target of a North Korean crackdown. The Guardian reports today that South Korean activists released 50 helium balloons filled with 10,000 Choco Pies and anti-Pyongyang leaflets. The Choco Pie balloon launch took place near the North Korea border, so perhaps there are some very excited North Koreans right now. It's believed that millions of Choco Pies are traded each month on the black market in North Korea.